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Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware
4.16
I borrowed a copy of “Pragmatic Thinking & Learning” by Andy Hunt and enjoyed the read. In addition to referencing ideas from Bert Bates and Linda ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
 
Think Python
4.10
“Think Python” is available online (http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpyt...) which means you can decide if you like it first. Personally, I wanted to ...more
Sep 08, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Effective Unit Testing
3.77
"Effective Unit Testing" felt familiar to me. I think it is because I read "Test Driven" and saw the author present some of the content from this titl ...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja
4.19
“Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja” has four parts. Two are awesome, one was ok and one went over my head. Let's look at each section in turn.

Preparing
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Jan 25, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
 
The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers
4.27
Yes, "The Clean Coder" is a sequel to Uncle Bob's "Clean Code." This is a great book and drills what being a professional developer really means as de ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2011
 
Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests
4.19
The person who handed me this book said it was "better than Lasse's book" (Test Driven.) I disagree. One can't compare the two books - Test Driven is ...more
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
Badass: Making Users Awesome
4.41
When I read a book about software development process, I view it as a successful read if I have a bunch of things to try to make things better. Badass ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Mar 08, 2015
 
Ace the Programming Interview: 160 Questions and Answers for Success
3.69
I saw this book at the library and borrowed a copy. I like to review a programming interview book periodically to see what candidates are being told. ...more
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
 
Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
3.78
O'Reilly's “Getting Started with Raspberry Pi” is a really great book. I don't know where to start so here's a list of things I liked.

From Make:Projec
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Feb 07, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
The New York Co-op Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Co-ops and Condos: Getting In, Staying In, Surviving, Thriving
3.29
It's hard for New Yorkers to find a book about buying a co-op. Most books appeal to the broadest possible audience covering houses and condos. Maybe t ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
Plague (Gone, #4)
4.19
Ewww! I skimmed a lot. This book was way more graphic than the others. There's nothing wrong with it per se. I gave it two stars based on personal pre ...more
Aug 03, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
 
Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban
4.48
“Learning Agile” was an awesome book. It introduces Scrum, XP, lean and kanban nicely with good examples an narratives. This was not your serious “ani ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Dec 06, 2014
 
Java Generics and Collections
3.82
My first thought on seeing the title “Java Generics and Collections” was wondering how there could be a whole book's worth of material on the topic. T ...more
May 15, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream
4.18
I saw the documentary Spare Parts and the feature film La Vida Robot. Which means I already knew most of the plot. I enjoyed reading the book for the ...more
May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015
 
Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
3.59
This 241 page book is really only 152 pages of text. There is *a lot* of endnotes and bibliography. The main text was a preface, 7 chapters and an epi ...more
Apr 19, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
 
Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime — from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door
3.63
Brian Krebs has spent much time and money looking into both spam and security. I've learned a lot reading his blog so I picked up his book. Aside from ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
4.18
I was ambivalent about Snow Crash. Luckily when this book was mentioned, I didn’t notice it was by the same author. I liked “The Diamond Age” better.

I
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Apr 18, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
 
Arduino Robotics
3.94
"Arduino Robotics" is meant for an advanced audience. While the first three chapters do provided a review/intro to electronics, arduino and hardware, ...more
Dec 11, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
Modern Web Development with IBM Websphere: Developing, Deploying, and Managing Mobile and Multi-Platform Apps
4.00
My first thought when I saw this book was “when did IBM Press books change from being blue to orange.”

To intro says this is part of a series of at lea
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Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
Hudson 3 Essentials
4.50
“Hudson 3 Essentials” is the second Packt book I've read that I felt was too short. Lesson to myself: check the page count before requesting. (Nothing ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
 
Ejb 3 in Action
3.54
Thought “EJB 3 in Action” (first edition) was a great book, so I'm not surprised that I like the second edition as well. In fact a snippet from my fi ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
Getting Started in Electronics
4.11
"Getting Started in Electronics" is only 128 pages but covers an incredible amount. It goes over the major parts in electronics. I like the emphasis o ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
 
The Clockwork Rocket (Orthogonal Trilogy #1)
3.52
Greg Egan really dove deep into the world he invented. I'm glad it is a trilogy after all the effort in following. The fake physics is detailed to und ...more
Mar 30, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
 
The Carbon Diaries 2015 (Carbon Diaries, #1)
3.37
I just finished taking the Coursera "why a 4 degree warmer world must be avoided" class so this title jumped out at me on the shelf. I liked the idea ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
 
Prodigy (Legend, #2)
4.30
I liked this book much better the first in the series. I think it is because the main characters (Day and June) learn about the world so the story isn ...more
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 22, 2015
 
Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change
3.63
I didn't really know what to expect from "Managing Software Debt." It was the first time I've seen the phrase software debt in a title so I was intrig ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride
4.00
“The Software Craftsman” is about doing the right thing. It is also about being a professional. I liked the analogies to professionals in the real wor ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 01, 2015
 
Earthbound
3.30
**spoiler alert** This book was terrible. I really enjoyed Marsbound and Starbound. Both were great books exploring aliens and human interactions. In ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
 
Java Ee Applications on Oracle Java Cloud: Develop, Deploy, Monitor, and Manage Your Java Cloud Applications: Develop, Deploy, Monitor, and Manage Your Java Cloud Applications
3.00
“Java EE Applications on Oracle Java Cloud” targets a very broad audiences. Those looking to learn Java EE, those looking to deploy to Oracle Java Clo ...more
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
 
Rash
3.75
This book takes place far enough in the future for things to be quite different, but soon enough that "grandpa" can tell us about the past (our presen ...more
not set
Oct 11, 2014
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