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Reading list

This page lists books we have found useful, organized by general subject area.

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Data Management   Programming   Quality   Software Engineering   Statistics   Web Design

Data Management

An Introduction to Database Systems. C. J. Date. Addison-Wesley

Building the Operational Data Store, 2d ed. W. H. Inmon. Wiley

Data Model Patterns: Conventions of Thought. David C. Hay. Dorset House

Oracle Data Warehousing. Michael J. Corey and Michael Abbey. Osbourne McGraw Hill

Oracle Design. Dave Ensor and Ian Stevenson. O'Reilly

Oracle Performance Tuning. Peter Corrigan and Mark Gurry. O'Reilly

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Access Database Design & Programming. Steven Roman. O'Reilly

Access 2000 Developer's Handbook. Volume 1: Desktop Edition. Ken Getz, Paul Litwin, and Mike Gilbert. Sybex

Access 2000 Developer's Handbook. Volume 2: Enterprise Edition. Paul Litwin, Ken Getz, and Mike Gilbert. Sybex

FileMaker Pro Bible.  Steven Schwartz. 2000.  IDG Books

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, Fifth Ed. David Flanagan. 2006. O'Reilly

Mastering Regular Expressions. Jeffrey E. F. Friedl. 1997. O'Reilly

Perl Best Practices. Damian Conway. 2005. O'Reilly

Perl Cookbook. Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington. 1998. O'Reilly

Programming Perl, Second Ed. Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, and Randal Schwarz. 1996. O'Reilley

Software Tools. Brian W. Kernighan and P. J. Plauger. Addison-Wesley

Special Edition: Using FileMaker Pro 5. Rich Coulombre and Jonathan Price.  2000. Que

Special Edition: Using FileMaker Pro 9. Jesse Feiler. 2008. Que

SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin Kline with Dnaiel Kline. 2001. O'Reilly.

The Elements of Programming Style. Brian W. Kernighan and P. J. Plauger. McGraw-Hill

The Practice of Programming. Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike. Addison-Wesley

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Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations. John Carver. Josey Bass

Deming Management at Work. Mary Walton. Perigee

Introduction to Statistical Quality Control, Douglas C. Montgomery, Wiley

ISO 9000 for Small Businesses: What to do. Advice from ISO/TC 176, ISO Central Secretariat

No Contest: The Case Against Competition. Alfie Kohn. Houghton Mifflin

Out of the Crisis. W. Edwards Deming. MIT

Practical Guide to Software Quality Management. John W. Horch. Artech House

Punished by Rewards, Alfie Kohn, Houghton Mifflin

Quality at Work in Research and Development. George J. Kidd, Jr. Quality Resources

ANSI/ISO/ASQC Q9000-3-1 Quality Management and Quality Assurance Standards Guidelines for the Application of ANSI/ISO/ASQC Q9001 to the Development, Supply, and Maintenance of Software. American Society for Quality Control Standards Committee for American National Standards Committee Z-1 on Quality Assurance. American Society for Quality. 

Schools of Quality: An Introduction to Total Quality Management in Education, John Jay Bonstingl, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Software Quality: A Framework for Success in Software Development and Support, Joc Sanders and Eugene Curran, Addison-Wesley

Statistical Quality Control, 5th ed. Eugene L. Grant and Richard S. Leavenworth. McGraw-Hill

The Deming Management Method. Mary Walton. Perigee

The Deming Route to Quality and Productivity: Road Maps and Roadblocks. William W. Scherkenbach.

What is Total Quality Control? The Japanese Way. Kaoru Ishikawa. Prentice Hall

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Software Engineering

A Guide to Software Configuration Management. Alexis Leon. Artech House

Building the Data Warehouse, 2d ed. W. H. Inmon. Wiley

CASE*Method Fast-Track: A RAD Approach. Dai Clegg and Richard Barker. Addison-Wesley.

CASE*Method: Business Interviewing. Linda Hickman and Cliff Longman. Addison-Wesley.

CASE*Method: Entity Relationship Modelling. Richard Barker. Addison-Wesley. 

CASE*Method: Function and Process Modelling. Richard Barker and Cliff Longman. Addison-Wesley

CASE*Method: Tasks and Deliverables. Richard Barker. Addison-Wesley.

Designing Visual Interfaces: Communication Oriented Techniques. Kevin Mullet and Darrell Sano. 1995. Prentic Hall PTR.

Managing Open Source Projects. Jan Sandred. 2001. Johh Wiley and Sons.

Peer Reviews in Software: A Practical Guide. Karl E. Wiegers. 2002. Addison-Wesley

Practical Software Configuration Management. Tim Mikkelsen and Suzanne Pherigo. Prentice Hall

Software Requirements, Karl E. Wiegers, Microsoft Press

Software Requirements Engineering, 2d ed. Richard H. Thayer and Merlin Dorfman, eds., IEEE Computer Society

System and Software Requirements Engineering. Richard H. Thayer and Merlin Dorfman. IEEE Computer Society

The Capability Maturity Model: Guidelines for Improving the Software Process. Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. Addison-Wesley

UML Distilled. Third Edition. A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modelling Language, Martin Fowler. Addison-Wesley

Use Cases: Requirements in Context, Daryl Kulak and Eamonn Guiney. Addison-Wesley

Writing Effective Use Cases. Alistair Cockburn. 2001. Addison-Wesley

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An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements. John R. Taylor. University Science Books

Analysis of Messy Data. George A. Milliken and Dallas E. Johnson. Lifetime Learning

Applied Linear Statistical Methods, Donald F. Morrison, Prentice-Hall

Discrete Multivariate Analysis: Theory and Practice, Yvonne M. M. Bishop, Stephen E. Fienberg, and Paul W. Holland, MIT Press

Elementary Survey Sampling, 2d ed, Richard Scheaffer, William Mendenhall, and Lyman Ott, Duxbury

Experimental Designs, William G. Cochran and Gertrude M. Cox., Wiley

Generalized Linear Models. P. McCullagh and J. A. Nelder, F.R.S. Chapman and Hall

Matrix Algebra Useful for Statistics, Shayle R. Searle, Wiley

Practical Nonparametric Statistics, 2d ed., W. J. Conover, Wiley

Sampling Techniques, 3d ed., William G. Cochran, Wiley

The Analysis of Contingency Tables, B. S. Everitt, Chapman and Hall

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward R. Tufte, Graphics Press

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Web design

Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web. 3d ed. Hakon Wium Lie and Bert Bos. 2005. Addison-Wesley

Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide. Eric A. Meyer, O'Reilly

Computer Security Basics. Rick Lehtinen, Deborah Russel and G.T. Gangemi Sr. 2006. O'Reilly.

Designing Web Usability, Jakob Nielsen, New Riders

DNS and Bind. 5th ed. Cricket Liu and Paul Albitz. 2006. O'Reilly

HTML and XHTML: A Definitive Guide. Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy. O'Reilly

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville, O'Reilly

Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide. Jennifer Niederst. O'Reilly

Perl Template Toolkit. Darren Chamberlain, David Cross and Andy Wardley. 2004. O'Reilley

SSL and TLS Essentials: securing the web. Stephen Thomas. 2000. Wiley

Web Design in a Nutshell. A Quick Desktop Reference. Jennifer Niederst. 2001. O'Reilly

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