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Books read in 2017Q3

Sep 30, 2017 - 5 minute read - Comments - bookreading2017Q3self-studycoduranceaprendicesreading-club

Read this quarter:

  • the senior software developer; Copeland, with the aprendices reading club
  • Scandal in Bohemia, a; Doyle: a short novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, mentioning Irene Adler and the king of Bohemia
  • Getting things done, …; Allen (+): A book on productivity, where Allen explains his method of GTD and how to apply it. Explains what has worked and not worked for him in his many years of consulting and coaching clients.
  • Nature of Software Development, the; Jeffries: Jefrries explains what he sees as ‘the Natural way’ of software development: agile-based, good technical practices-based, to produce software in an iterative incremental way, with a sustainable pace and not much technical debt.
  • Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers, the; Martin: a set of principles, values, and practices for the professional programmer (as compared to the 9-5 amateur programmer).

Note: re+read means I’m re-reading this book. The (+) stands for one-or-more times, as in the regexes.

backlog (partially sorted):

  • unsorted V
  • The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production
  • Haskell Programming
  • Software Architecture in Practice
  • The five disfunctions of a team: a leadership fable; Lencioni
  • Phoenix project, the ; Kim, Behr, Spafford
  • lucha por la desigualdad, la; Pontón; non-technical
  • psicología del dinero, la; Hammond; non-technical
  • Invirtiendo a largo plazo; García Paramés; non-technical
  • Well-Grounded Java Developer, the; own-it
  • Quién domina el mundo; Chomsky; non-technical
  • Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!; own-it
  • camino al 18J, el; Payne; non-technical
  • Cartas desde la revolución bolchevique; Sadoul; non-technical
  • Java Performance: The Definitive Guide
  • Why programmers work at night
  • Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu; Sadler; non-technical
  • Scrum and XP from the trenches, 2nd edition;
  • Els jueus i Catalunya; Villatoro; non-technical
  • El problema de los tres cuerpos; Liu; non-technical
  • Amazon Web Services in Action; own-it
  • Clojure Programming - Practical Lisp for the Java World
  • Mature optimization
  • XUnit Test Patterns
  • Let Over Lambda
  • The Haskell Road to Logic, Math and Programming
  • Types and Programming Languages
  • Fundamentals of Object-oriented Design in UML
  • Clojure for the brave and true
  • How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method
  • Conceptual Mathematics: A First Introduction to Categories
  • Understanding Computation: From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs
  • Programming in Haskell
  • Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation
  • Doing Math with Python
  • Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing
  • Computability and Complexity - From a Programming Perspective
  • Thinking Forth: a language and philosophy for solving problems
  • Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming
  • Bridging the Communication Gap; Adzic
  • Specification by Example; Adzic
  • Cucumber book, the; Adzic
  • Software Architecture for Developers; Brown
  • Object Design: Roles, Responsibilities, and Collaborations
  • RESTful Web APIs
  • RESTful Web Services Cookbook
  • Building Maintainable Software
  • Serverless - Patterns of Modern Application Design Using Microservices (Amazon Web Services Edition)
  • A Pattern Language; Alexander
  • Types and Programming Languages, TAPL; Pierce; own-it
  • Speed Reading Book: Read More, Learn More, Achieve More, the; Buzan
  • Cómo crear mapas mentales (Crecimiento personal); Buzan
  • First things first; Covey
  • What’s best next; Perman
  • problems of philosophy, the; Russell
  • Requiem for the American dream; Chomsky
  • sun also rises, the; Hemingway
  • travels, the; Polo; non-technical
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow; Harari; non-technical
  • Books by Aristotle; non-technical
  • Books by Plato
  • Books by Descartes
  • The idea of culture; Eagleton
  • Hereditary Intelligence; Galton; non-technical
  • Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit; Poppendieck
  • Peopleware*; De Marco
  • Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure; Garcia Martinez
  • Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash; Poppendieck
  • Joel on Software; Spolsky
  • Death March; Yourdon
  • Psychology of Computer Programming, The; Weinberg
  • Introduction to General Systems Thinking; Weinberg
  • Lao Tzu : Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way; Tzu, Le Guin; non-technical
  • Gay Science, the; Nietzsche; non-technical
  • Being Geek; Lopp
  • Finance for Freelancers; Retallick
  • Object-oriented software engineering: a use case driven approach; Jacobson
  • Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture; Fowler; own-it
  • Thinking fast and slow; Kahneman
  • Emotional intelligence; Goleman
  • Ética a Nicómaco; Aristotle; own-it, non-technical
  • Romeo y Julieta; Shakespeare; non-technical
  • Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective; Bryant, O’Hallaron
  • My Journey to Lhasa: The Classic Story of the Only Western Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City; David-Néel; non-technical
  • Cathedral and the bazaar, the ; Raymond
  • Coding dojo handbook, the; Bache; own-it
  • Making software; Oram and Wilson; own-it
  • Code complete; McConnell
  • Soft skills; Sonmez; own-it
  • DSLs in action; Ghosh; own-it
  • purely functional data structures; Okasaki; own-it
  • Working effectively with unit tests; Fields (+); own-it
  • First Nazi, the; Ludendorff
  • Greatest story ever told … so far; Krauss; non-technical
  • Master algorithm, the; Domingos; non-technical
  • Invention of Science, the; Wootton; non-technical
  • Tesla: Inventor of the electrical age; Bernard Carlson; non-technical
  • Psychology in minutes; Weeks; non-technical
  • Alan Turing: The Enigma; Hodges; non-technical
  • How to think more about sex; de Botton; non-technical
  • Piccolo manuale di persuasione; Taylor; non-technical
  • arte de la guerra, el; Sun Tzu; non-technical
  • Piccolo manuale di leadership Confuciana; Adair; non-technical
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living; Carnegie; non-technical
  • Uomo - Guida allo stile; Roetzel; non-technical
  • Unwritten Laws of Engineering: Revised and Updated Edition; King
  • Test-Driven JavaScript Development (Developer’s Library); Johansen
  • Test Driven Development: By Example; Beck
  • Arquitectura Java JPA Domain Driven Design; Alvárez, Peláez
  • End of loyalty, the; Wartzman; non-technical
  • Basic Economics; Sowell; non-technical
  • Introduction to Economic Analysis; McAfee; non-technical
  • Patterns of Software; Gabriel
  • Coders at work; Seibel
  • Clean architecture; Martin
  • How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life; Pigliucci; non-technical

unfinished (unsorted):

  • Release It! - Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software; own-it
  • Refactoring (+); Fowler; own-it
  • The Leprechauns of Software Engineering; Bossavit (+); own-it
  • Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software; Vernon (+); own-it
  • Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware; own-it
  • Functional Programming Patterns in Scala and Clojure; own-it
  • Readings in Database Systems, 5th Edition; own-it
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP); Abelson, Sussmann, Sussmann; own-it
  • La Sociedad De Coste Marginal Cero (Estado y Sociedad); Rifkin; non-technical
  • Odisea; Homero; non-technical

wip (3):

  • Working Effectively with Legacy Code (+); Feathers; own-it
  • Effective Java; Bloch; own-it
  • Nonviolent communication; Rosenberg; own-it, non-technical

done:

  • Senior software developer, the; Copeland; own-it
  • Scandal in Bohemia, a; Doyle; own-it
  • Getting things done, …; Allen (+); own-it
  • Nature of Software Development, the; Jeffries; own-it
  • Team Geek; Fitzpatrick, Collins-Sussman; own-it
  • Aprendo Yoga; Van Lysebeth; non-technical, own-it
  • Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers, the; Martin; own-it
  • ML for the working programmer, 2nd edition [5th chapter only]; Paulson; own-it

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