“The Art of Readable Code,” by Dustin Boswell and Trevor Foucher, O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (November 23, 2011), 978-0596802295.
This book is packed with simple rules that will make your code easier to read and understand. Most of them are common sense (well, if you put some thoughts into it when writing code), but still a good refresher. The book is summarized by the Pedro Morais and by Baidu in these sets of slides. (Estimated time to read the book: 1 day)
“Practices of an Agile Developer,” by Venkat Subramaniam and Andy Hunt, Pragmatic Bookshelf, 1st edition (July 1, 2005), 978-0974514086.
This book lists 45 practices for software developers that follow the Agile way to develop software in teams. The list of practices is available as a PDF. (Estimated time to read the book: 2 days)
Prof LeeWS sent me this nice article from TIME, by Steven Brill, on how a team of elite technies saved healthcare.gov from being scrapped after its disastrous launch.
You can find the article here: