February 2009 Archives

Must-read papers for programmers

Michael Feathers came up with an excellent list of must-read papers from programmers (he is bored, his head it too heavy).

You can find it here:


There were some papers I didn't know, but also some papers I'd think would be missing, such as Dijkstas "The Humble Programmer". Still, a nice list. (not he can go back to watching Idols)


Copied Michaels list for those who cannot access his blog:

  1. ‘On the criteria to be used in decomposing systems into modules’ - David Parnas
  2. ‘A Note On Distributed Computing’ - Jim Waldo, Geoff Wyant, Ann Wollrath, Sam Kendall
  3. ‘The Next 700 Programming Languages’ - P. J. Landin
  4. ‘Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style?’ - John Backus
  5. ‘Reflections on Trusting Trust’ - Ken Thompson
  6. ‘Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big’ - Richard Gabriel
  7. ‘An experimental evaluation of the assumption of independence in multiversion programming’ - John Knight and Nancy Leveson
  8. ‘Arguments and Results’ - James Noble
  9. ‘A Laboratory For Teaching Object-Oriented Thinking’ - Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham
  10. ‘Programming as an Experience: the inspiration for Self’ - David Ungar, Randall B. Smith

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