Think Python: An Introduction to Software Design
by Allen Downey
Publisher: Green Tea Press 2008
Number of pages: 236
This book is a concise introduction to software design using the Python programming language. Intended for people with no programming experience, this book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material. The goal of the book is to teach you to think like a computer scientist. This way of thinking combines some of the best features of mathematics, engineering, and natural science.
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by Chris Nodder - O'Reilly Media
The book takes a look at how web and application design can be used to exploit psychological principles to persuade us to act. Features include: Examples of evil designs from around the Web; Introduction to the psychology of persuasion; etc.
by Adam Wiggins - 12factor.net
This document synthesizes all of our experience on a wide variety of software-as-a-service apps in the wild. It is a triangulation on ideal practices for app development, paying particular attention to the dynamics of the organic growth of an app.
by Helmut G. Katzgraber - arXiv
Writing complex computer programs to study scientific problems requires careful planning and an in-depth knowledge of programming languages and tools. In this text the importance of using the right tool for the right problem is emphasized.
by Richard P. Gabriel - Oxford University Press
An informative inside look at the world of software design and computer programming and the business that surrounds them. Written for computer scientists and software entrepreneurs, but the essays are accessible to everyone.