Doctor Dobbs Journal
If it expensive in your country, consider that you can find almost all information on the web.
Evgeny Gesin /Javadesk/
Dr. Dobb's Journal is a great publication, and I recommend reading it if possible. However, like someone else noted most of the material published there is also published on their online site.
Be careful subscribing, I did and never got an issue or a refund. Very poor service.
DDJ is one of the magazines I recently stopped subscribing to.
What with there being no such thing as "General Software Development," I think you're going to have a tough time finding a magazine that covers it.
Man, I still have a most of the original DDJs from the 70's. A friend gave 'em to me in the mid 80's. Great articles like "6502 or 6800: which should you choose?" or "TinyBasic source" (all of the source code necessary for a 4K basic interpreter, if I remember correctly).
CUJ has gotten VERY thin the last several months. Kinda makes me feel like a dinosaur.
Verity Stob is worth 4 pounds 50 of anyone's money.
By "General Software Development" I mean something like Computer Language magazine or DDJ were in their prime - a wide variety of interesting articles about computers and software developement. They didn't stick to a single language or OS - they showcased the interesting and/or cutting edge.
I'm still mourning the sad demise of C++ Report....
Have you guys noticed a lot of technical mags have turned completely thin? Dunno why. I think partly it's to do with the code listings becoming a password-protected downloadable link (for programming mags in this case).. but it's a surprise to see mags like Computer Shopper (who used to have heap upon heap of PC vendor ads) shrinking to nothing. Maybe most of them just don't see as much a return on their ad money.
I can't wait for the phone companies to start passing out DVDs filled with compressed XML-based geomatic+contact databases instead of heaps of yellow pages you get. Assuming each full page ad takes up 6 megabytes uncompressed (3000x2000 dots).. the Metro Toronto phone book would only take up 1 DVD disc to stored all the map data/contact info/payable maps.
The main reason I held on to my subscription to DDJ was the Al Stevens column. When that went away, I let my subscription lapse.
I like Software Development Magazine, http://www.sdmagazine.com/
At one time I was considering a subscription to CUJ. However, the subscription rates turned me off.
Re: rates to Canada v/s US
what happened to 'byte'? Ah, the days when I read byte and ddj, the days before I got into linux journal, ah ....
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I think the thinness of magazines is part of the deprofessionalization of software development. Not enough people read them because not enough people care. In hundreds of interviews i've conducted very few people did any personsal professional development at all. Very few read any magazines at all.
I find ACM Queue good for general stuff.
"Verity Stob is worth 4 pounds 50 of anyone's money."
I don't agree it's due to deprofessionalism.
"Verity Stob" is the pseudonym of a columnist in DDJ magazine. Presumably, Simon meant that the column alone was worth the price of the magazine.
Phillip J. Eby
>Media has evolved. Paper journals for pay are >disappearing. People have moved to the new format.
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