Allen Holub is a computer scientist, author, educator, and consultant. He has written extensively on the C, C++, and Java programming languages, and on object-oriented programming in general. He also writes about and teaches agile development. He was a Contributing Editor for Dr. Dobb's Journal and JavaWorld, a former columnist for SD Times (Java Watch), and has written the OO Design Process column for IBM DeveloperWorks. He has also written for Microsoft Systems Journal, Programmers Journal, BYTE Magazine, Windows Tech Journal, Mac Tech Journal, C Gazette, and others.

Holub is currently[when?] an agile process consultant, software architect, and trainer.

For several years,[when?] he taught programming courses for the University of California Extensions in Berkeley and Santa Cruz. Holub currently[when?] conducts software design seminars and provides design consulting. His past and current clients include Autodesk, Microsoft, Stanford Linear Accelerator, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Genentech, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Novell, Perkin Elmer Applied Biosystems, Sybase, University of California, Pacific Bell, and PeopleSoft.[1]


  • Holub, Allen (2004). Holub on Patterns. Apress. ISBN 978-1-59059-388-2.
  • Holub, Allen (2000). Taming Java Threads. Apress. ISBN 978-1-893115-10-1.
  • Holub, Allen (1995). Enough Rope to Shoot Yourself in the Foot. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-029689-3.
  • Holub, Allen (1994). Compiler Design in C. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-304957-2.
  • Holub, Allen (1991). C+C++: Programming With Objects in C and C++. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-934375-29-0.
  • Holub, Allen (1987). C Companion. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-109786-5.
  • Holub, Allen (1987). C Chest and other C Treasures from Dr. Dobb's Journal. M&T Press. ISBN 978-0-934375-49-8.
  • Holub, Allen (1987). On Command. M&T Press. ISBN 978-0-934375-29-0.


  1. ^ "[1] Archived 2009-06-02 at the Wayback Machine". Client list on Holub Associates website

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