Every year a wide variety of publishers provide us with books, eBooks and information in a wide variety of topics. The technology space is no different. This year some great books were shared with the IT industry and here are a few of our favorites you should check out.



1. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy

2. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Devin D. Mitnick

3. The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary by Eric S. Raymond

4. The Soul of the New Machine by Tracy Kidder

5. Accidental Empires by Robert X. Cringely

6. The Wit and Wisdom of Steve Jobs by Gennaro Salamone


Web Development

1. Java Concurrency in Practice by Brian Goetz

2. Single Page Web Applications by Michael S. Mikowski

3. Effective Java Programming Language Guide by Joshua Bloch

4. Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation by David Farley

5. An Introduction to Network Programming with Java + CD by Jan Graba


Education Technology

1. Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time by Julie Lindsay

2. The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide by Doug Johnson

3. Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson

4. Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen

5. Fred Jones Tools for Teaching by Fredric H. Jones


General Tech Books

1. Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal

2. The Information: A History, A Theory, a Flood by James Gleick

3. Random Rationality: A Rational Guide to an Irrational World by Fourat Janabi

4. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu

5. Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet by Katie Hafner

6. The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov

7. Weaving the Web by Tim Berners-Lee

8. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemen

9. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold

10. The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick

These books are just a few of the great reads from 2013. Whether you’re looking for computing books, business tech books, education in technology or general books about technology the above are great choices for your winter reading list. Many are available through the publisher or online retailers such as Amazon. Short on time? Business book summaries of most the business tech books above are available online.