Joel Spolsky of the Joel on Software website has a compiled some essays on software development into a book. Based on the books he chose for his book list, I expect that his choice of essays will be as good as his choice of books.
I would recommend that you buy the book, if possible, but, if like me you don't have the cash for the book, you can read the essays online.
Here are links to the first few essays from the book:
- Style Is Substance
- Award for the Silliest User Interface: Windows Search
- Excel as a database
- ISCOC04 Talk
- Autistic Social Software
- Why not just block the apps that rely on undocumented behavior?
More to follow...