After reading many technical books I believe that a trend has emerged: Most technical books tend to be varying degrees of being dry. This is starting to become incredibly irritating, it also hurts in keeping the readers attention. At the moment I don’t have a lot of justification to support why non-dry techincal book, however some of the most memorial books have included silly examples, real world examples, and a non-referential tone.
So far the only books I’ve read that didn’t have a dry tone:
1. Test Driven Development By Kent Beck
2. Effective Java- Joshua Bloch
3. Head First For Design Patterns
4. Apache Wicket in Action - Martijn Dashorst