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Software development printed journal

Hi,

I'm a CS student working for about two years in the software
engineering industry. One of my prime goals is to keep on studying my
profession from books and on-line resources ("Joel on Software" is #1
for me, although I'm not always agree with his writings).
For keeping in touch with all major technologies running and changing
around us and not loosing the sense of reality I'd like to subscribe
to some printed software-development magazine. So far I tried "Linux Journal"
and "The Perl Journal" and they seem good to me, but .. what is your choice ?
Do you have something better to tell about ? My main bias in programming
languages is Java and Perl, if it matters.

Thank you, guys !

P.S.
Bonus question :)
What is your favorite software development on-line resource (besides
Joel) ? Sorry if this question was already discussed here ..

Goldin Evgeny
Monday, November 19, 2001

Favorite on-line software development resources:

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?StartingPoints
http://www.extremeprogramming.org/

Alan Bram
Monday, November 19, 2001

I find http://www.oreillynet.com/ useful for quick introductions to new technologies. As for other sites on software engineering philosophy, I can't say that I've come across any.

Miles Barr
Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Thank's for the links !
My two bits: IBM developerWorks -
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/

Evgeny Goldin
Tuesday, November 20, 2001

For dead trees, two that are worth looking at are SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT and the venerable DDJ.

Mike Gunderloy
Tuesday, November 20, 2001

You will probably laugh at me, but I say Slashdot and IBM's developerWorks.  Slashdot has lotsa links, and even their really bad but fun discussions have some real pearls.  Once, I spent all but an hour of my working days just travelling the web.  It paid off big time, because I would occasionally find really good libraries that solved major problems. 

Finding Electric XML on developerWorks is an example, when the main bottleneck for the project was the XML parser's performance and size.  I became a special ops person of sorts from then on, and at that point we started using open-source libraries much more, with an informal process of making sure they were reliable and had no dependencies.

I don't read many printed journals...

forgotten gentleman
Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Some I use:

HTML & CSS - http://www.htmlhelp.com
ASP - http://www.devguru.com
Perl - http://www.cpan.org
Javascript - http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/client/jsref/index.htm

Matthew Lock
Tuesday, November 20, 2001

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