Great news – Steve McConnell is updating Code Complete.  I consider he first edition of this  book and “Writing Secure Code” to be essentials right now…   Looking forward to the polished version in June…

Code Complete by Steve McConnell is, in my opinion (and many others), the best book ever about the art and discipline of coding. Basically, it's just the bible of how to design and build quality software. So, I'm really looking forward to Code Complete 2 (link is to a draft manuscript of the book) - if you've never heard of this book or read it, do yourself a favour, set aside a few hours and read the draft - then buy the book when it comes out in June.
A good measure of just ow good the original is - it was published 10 years ago, yet mny people still consider it the bible of coding!

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