Q-002: What's one article or book you found particularly influential...?
What's one article or book you found particularly influential and have gone back to multiple times to review?
— Mike Acton (@mike_acton) August 21, 2012
Recently I've found myself returning to Anne Bogart's A Director Prepares multiple times for thoughts related to direction of live theater, which I've found to be extremely relevant to game development. It's a book I've recommended now many times!
The conversation from Twitter:
@mike_acton Steve McConnell's Rapid Development is one.
@mike_acton Not really an article but the Arkham Asylum DICE talk by Sefton Hill was great. Second (for me) is Ed Catmull's Stanford talk.
@mike_acton What kind of topic are you looking for?
@mike_acton Edsger Dijkstra's Turing Lecture
@mike_acton Nothing in the last 5-6 years. Most things things just get a single read (if that).
@mike_acton Good question. I know two books that I will re-read and that is "The Pragmatic Programmer" and "Thinking and Leaning"
@mike_acton One of my favorites is "The Pragmatic Programmer" by Hunt & Thomas.
@mike_acton Abrash's Black Book. Far beyond the graphics content I think it really nails the mindset required when optimizing code.
@rupazero No particular topic. Just curious. I think a person's choice says a lot. :)