By clive on Oct 02, 2007
I bought a copy of Beautiful Code while waiting for a Chineese take away in Sunneyvale on sunday night. I claim I was mentally weaker than usual due to jet lag, but it was on my "to read" list anyway. The format is that 20+ authors have written a chapter each, hence the areas covered are very diverse and short, but each one demonstrates a coding solution which the authors consider to be beautiful in some dimension. I have only read a few chapters so far and its not an easy read, but if you are a student of building reliable computer based systems, it needs to be on your list.