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Game Architecture and Design with CDROM by Andrew Rollings
This book is a little unusual in that it claims to cover very technical topics while reading more like a light novel. While it was still interesting, it's of the 'read once and forget' type, i.e. I do not regularly get this book out for reference like most of my other technical books. It's biggest problem is that it tries to cover too much ground in too little space (~700 pages) - there is no way to deal with the whole process of developing a commercial quality game in a single book. As a result the author only briefly touches on many topics which would have been better left out for more in-depth coverage from other books. For example, management, architecture design, design patterns and… Read more
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Orien&hellip by Erich Gamma
This book is a catalog of 23 more or less useful object oriented design patterns in more or less wide spread use. Don't get me wrong, I do like the book's intention of introducing a common vocabulary of solutions to particular engineering problems and it is certainly valuable having these solutions collected and organized in one place. However, I think it is unnecessarily dry and hard to read. The source code examples on the other hand are written in easily understandable C++ with brief mentions of existing implementations or implementation possibilities in different languages. I would have wished for more and more elaborate examples though. The authors often mention the possibility for… Read more
Code Complete by Steve McConnell
Code Complete by Steve McConnell
This is an outstandingly good book about software construction techniques that lead to a sound, robust product. It starts with simple things like naming conventions, function layout and commenting methods, but covers the whole software development cycle of design, programming and quality assurance. Although it gives plenty of source code examples in several different programming languages, these are always short and easy to follow even for 'language foreigners'. Source code examples are only used to illustrate more general, important points, rather than specific implementation details. The author is careful not to force his personal style on you - which would be rather foolish considering… Read more