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With the new year, I did some reorganizing. I got a little 3 shelf book case, stuck it next to my desk and pulled some of my tech books out of the garage... finally.


Top shelf is all game programming books: Game Coding Complete, Programming Sudoku, AI for Game Developers, Physics for Game Developers, 3D Math Primer, Theory of Fun, and about 15 others.

Middle Shelf is more to do with work:  C# Cookbook, Expert C# Business Objects, CLR via C#, UI Design for Programmers, Code Complete, Framework Design Guidelines, Principles of Compiler Design, Head First Design Patterns, VB.NET Class Design, Beginning Python, and 4 others.

Bottom Shelf is archived copies of my favorite magazines:  Game Developer Magazine (the last 5 years), Maximum PC (the last year), ASP.NET PRO (about 4 years), Visual Studio Magazine (the last 2 years), MSDN (the last 2 years, mostly unopened) and CoDe Magazine (the last 3 years)


So, what's on your shelf?

Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 5:25 PM | Back to top

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At the moment for me just Computer magazines more hard ware based. I hopefully get accepted into my Software Development or Computer Science Degree this year and i will be sure to have a lot more software specific books :D

Nice collection though man! Just wondering though are the game programming books XNA based or just generalized in game development?
Left by Paul on Jan 01, 2008 9:05 PM

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both, mostly non
Left by Blogus Maximus on Jan 01, 2008 10:25 PM

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Top shelf is classics and other fiction: The Iliad, Moby Dick, Treasure Island, Harry Potter, etc.

Second shelf is all "working" development books: I have ASP.NET, SQL Server, Code Complete (still a great), some C++ and Java too :O. Oh yeah...*my* book is on that shelf too. :D

Third shelf is software engineering: I have Larman (by far my favorite "process" book), GoF, and, of course, Martin Fowler.

Fourth shelf is old school stuff like Cobol Unleashed, game programming and computer graphics (from college), and some Linux stuff.

Bottom shelf is, get this, notes from college classes (yeah...I have issues that teams of therapists couldn't fix), and 3-ring binders with articles and notes for each major discipline in software development (business modeling, requirements, testing, QA, etc. etc.)
Left by Brian C. Lanham on Jan 02, 2008 3:01 PM

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Top shelf is pretty much all of my fantasy and Sci Fi, with a small section reserved for video gaming books: Smart Bomb being the only one I can think of off hand.

Middle shelf is dedicated to my college text books, from C++ to Red Hat Linux. Oh and my AD&D books have a home there as well.

Bottom shelf is my Dragonball Z (on VHS) collection. In front of them are audio books, old PC games, and who knows what else I could fit into a couple hundred CD cases.

Behind me is my wifes financial wall of DOOM! Better known as 4-years of financial college text books from Clemson.

So, not overly techy.
Left by heartless_ on Jan 04, 2008 8:37 AM

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