Dr. Dobb's Journal, or DDJ, as it is commonly abbreviated, is a well respected computer magazine that covers the more technical side of software engineering.

It got it's start in 1976 as a newsletter published by Jim Warren, Jr. The original name was Dr. Dobb's Journal of Computer Calisthenics and Orthodontia, Running Light Without Overbyte, reflecting the informal attitude of computer hobbyists of the time, as well as overwhelming challenge of doing anything useful in the tiny amounts of RAM on early computers.

DDJ initially focused on Tiny BASIC, a popular and free BASIC interpreter for early microcomputers including the MITS Altair. From there, the magazine eventually broadened its scope to programming in general, and has evolved into one of the most popular technical journals for computer programming. Some notable contributers and articles over the years are:

DDJ is owned by CMP Media, and is published monthly. It is also published online at http://www.ddj.com.