A thorough, readable, informative, and vastly entertaining book about how to become a successful Web publisher. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll read it over and over and over again just for the sheer thrill of it. And you'll learn a lot along the way. You can also read the entire book online at Philip's Web Site.
The most thorough, in-depth, and informative book about things object-oriented ever published.
If you consider yourself a respectable object-oriented developer, you're kidding yourself unless you've read this book. It catalogs 23 patterns that can provide flexibility and maintainability for any type of application. Essential reading.
Topics for C++ gurus who are ready to move on to the next level. Also check out More Effective C++ which picks up where the first volume leaves off.