DataViz Humor: O’Reilly Programming Book Parody Covers


For most of us who have been in the field of Information Technology (IT) for a while, we have either purchased or borrowed a programming book from the O’Reilly library of books. For nearly 40 years, O’Reilly has been partnering with people to bring big ideas to life. From the start of the world wide web to the expansion of open source software, big data and the maker movement, they have continually inspired technology practitioners to do new things—and do things better—by providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary for success.

O’Reilly’s distinctive book covers are well known to include an animal, insect, or other images to identify a particular topic for a book. In recent years, there have been many parody covers created by creative users to remind us of the topics we struggle with that would probably never really become a book or some topic we curse under our breath.

Below are some parody book covers I wanted to share with you. I found these by doing a Google search on “O’Reilly programming book parody.”

I hope these covers bring a smile to your face today.

Have a Merry Christmas!


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