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Books to Read before You Attend This Year's Conference

Books for the 2008 Conference

These books are on this list because their authors are among the speakers at Colorado Software Summit 2008, or they are referenced in presentations at Colorado Software Summit 2008.

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3 Boxed Set (2nd Edition) Donald E. Knuth Addison-Wesley Professional 0-20148-541-9
Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche Apress 1-43021-626-3
Beginning Spring Framework 2 Thomas Van de Velde, Bruce Snyder, Christian Dupuis, Naveen Balani, Sing Li Wrox 0-47010-161-X
Building Search Applications: Lucene, LingPipe, and Gate Manu Konchady Mustru Publishing 0-61520-425-2
Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X Aaron Hillegass Addison-Wesley Professional 0-32150-361-9
Complete Java 2 Certification Philip Heller, Simon Roberts BPB Publications 8-17656-881-3
Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide Simon Roberts, Philip Heller, Michael Ernest Sybex 0-78214-276-1
Core Animation for Mac OS X and the iPhone: Creating Compelling Dynamic User Interfaces Bill Dudney Pragmatic Bookshelf 1-93435-610-7
Data Structures and Algorithms Alfred V. Aho, Jeffrey D. Ullman and John E. Hopcroft Addison Wesley 0-20100-023-7
The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs Modern Library 0-67960-047-7
DSDM: Business Focused Development, Second Edition Jennifer Stapleton and DSDM Consortium Pearson Education 0-32111-224-5
Eclipse Live Bill Dudney Sourcebeat, LLC 0-97488-436-7
Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf Addison-Wesley Professional 0-32120-068-3
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization Peter M. Senge Doubleday Business 0-38551-725-4
Groovy in Action Dierk Koenig, Andrew Glover, Paul King and Guillaume Laforge Manning Publications 1-93239-484-2
Groovy Programming: An Introduction for Java Developers Kenneth Barclay and John Savage Morgan Kaufmann 0-12372-507-0
Head First JavaScript Michael Morrison O'Reilly Media, Inc. 0-59652-774-8
Head First Servlets and JSPs: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates O'Reilly Media, Inc. 0-59600-540-7
IBM WebSphere Portal V4 Developer's Handbook [PDF] Denise Hatzidakis et al IBM Redbooks  
IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 1 [PDF] Denise Hatzidakis et al IBM Redbooks  
IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 2 [PDF] Denise Hatzidakis et al IBM Redbooks  
IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 3 [PDF] Denise Hatzidakis et al IBM Redbooks  
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Peter F. Drucker Collins Business 0-06085-113-9
The iPhone Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the iPhone SDK Erica Sadun Addison-Wesley Professional 0-32155-545-7
iPhone Programmer's Road Map: A Guided Tour of the Official SDK Michael Juntao Yuan, Sam Griffith and Norm Richards Addison-Wesley Professional 0-32159-156-9
iPhone SDK Application Development: Building Applications for the AppStore Jonathan Zdziarski O'Reilly Media, Inc. 0-59615-405-4
iPhone SDK Development Bill Dudney, Chris Adamson, and Marcel Molina Pragmatic Bookshelf 1-93435-625-5
Itil Lifecycle Publication Suite, Version 3: Continual Service Improvement, Service Operation, Service Strategy, Service Transition, Service Design Ogc Stationery Office 0-11331-050-1
J2EE AntiPatterns Bill Dudney, Stephen Asbury, Joseph Krozak, Kevin Wittkopf John Wiley & Sons 0-47114-615-3
Jakarta Pitfalls Bill Dudney, Jonathan Lehr John Wiley & Sons 0-47144-915-6
Java 2 Developer's Handbook Philip Heller, Simon Roberts Sybex, Inc 0-78212-179-9
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide David Flanagan O'Reilly Media, Inc. 0-59610-199-6
Lucene in Action Otis Gospodnetic and Erik Hatcher Manning Publications 1-93239-428-1
Management - Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices Peter F. Drucker Elsevier Limited 0-75064-389-7
Mastering JavaServer Faces Bill Dudney, Jonathan Lehr, Bill Willis, LeRoy Mattingly Wiley 0-47146-207-1
Maven: The Definitive Guide Sonatype Company O'Reilly Media, Inc. 0-59651-733-5
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction Christopher Alexander Oxford University Press 0-19501-919-9
Pojos in Action: Developing Enterprise Applications with Lightweight Frameworks Chris Richardson Manning Publications 1-93239-458-3
The Power of Events: An Introduction to Complex Event Processing in Distributed Enterprise Systems David Luckham Addison-Wesley Professional 0-20172-789-7
Professional Apache Geronimo Jeff Genender, Bruce Snyder, Sing Li Wrox Press Inc. 0-47178-543-1
Programming Amazon Web Services: S3, EC2, SQS, FPS, and SimpleDB James Murty O'Reilly Media, Inc. 0-59651-581-2
Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer Venkat Subramaniam Pragmatic Bookshelf 1-93435-609-3
Programming in Objective-C Stephen Kochan Sams 0-67232-586-1
Pro JSP 2 Simon Brown, Sam Dalton, Daniel Jepp, Dave Johnson, Sing Li and Matt Raible Apress 1-59059-513-0
A Sense of Urgency John P. Kotter Harvard Business School Press 1-42217-971-0
Ship it! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects Jared Richardson and William Gwaltney Pragmatic Bookshelf 0-97451-404-7
SOA for the Business Developer: Concepts, BPEL, and SCA Ben Margolis Mc Press 1-58347-065-4
The Spring Primer Matt Raible Sourcebeat, LLC 0-97488-437-5
Sun Certified Enterprise Architecture for J2EE Technology Study Guide Mark Cade and Simon Roberts Prentice Hall PTR 0-13044-916-4
Web Services Wizardry with WebSphere Studio Application Developer Denise Hatzidakis et al IBM Redbooks 0-73842-335-1
XSLT: Mastering XML Transformations Doug Tidwell O’Reilly Media 0-59652-721-7
xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code Gerard Meszaros Addison-Wesley 0-13149-505-4