Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
by Eric Evans

Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
by Kent Beck

Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business
by David J Anderson

The Lean Startup
by Eric Ries

Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
by Martin Fowler

Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications
by Grady Booch, Robert A. Maksimchuk, Michael W. Engel, Bobbi J. Young, Jim Conallen, Kelli A. Houston

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
by Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant and William Opdyk

Working Effectively with Legacy Code
by Michael Feathers

  • Renars Dilevka

    Hello Derek, you have very nice concise list of books about software. You may add if you like “Clean Code and “Clean Coder” also “Design Patterns” (GangofFour but also Head First which in my opinion transfers the usefulness in comprehensive art and beauty for those who has missing parts, things they havent understood). Also “Refactoring to Patterns” is good read. Thanks

    • Thanks for recommendations and I’ll add to the list. I also need to add a few I’ve read recently such as Lean Change Management. I’ve been meaning to read Refactoring to Patterns. I love how some of these 10 year old books still hold true today.