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Stefan Kanev rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Pro Git by Scott Chacon
Pro Git
by Scott Chacon
read in August, 2014
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Every programmer should have read at leas on git book and this one is a good candidate.

Even if I've already did my part, I enjoy reading a git book every now and then. I usually find out a few things that I did not know or I "cement" existing knowled...more
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Code Simplicity by Max Kanat-Alexander
Code Simplicity: The Fundamentals of Software
by Max Kanat-Alexander (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I wish every programmer read this book.

It's a very short (~70 pages) book on the mindset needed for simple and maintainable code. The author sets to coin a few universal laws and rules for software development. He does great in my opinion. It's full...more
Stefan Kanev rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Driving Technical Change by Terrence Ryan
Driving Technical Change
by Terrence Ryan
read in August, 2014
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This book has generally bad reviews and I can't understand why.

It's about convincing people to adapt a new technology or practice. I have some experience playing the evangelist, so most of the stuff is known (or common sense) to me, but it was still...more
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The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde
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This book is A-WE-SOME.

It was a great complement to The Doodle Revolution. Not only it makes a great point about why to make sketchnotes, but it is full of practical things one can do in order to improve. It also has some great examples.

It's not a tr...more
Stefan Kanev rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
Confessions of a Public Speaker
by Scott Berkun (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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It's a good book to read if you want to get better in public speaking.

The writing is personal and motivating. It got me thinking about the way I give talks and it got me excited about improving. The author tells a stories about his experience and ref...more
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Fluent in 3 Months by Benny Lewis
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Disclaimer: The book title is not a promise – it's a challenge. And I really enjoy that.

It's a book on learning languages. It's a relatively short one and an easy one to read. It does not make any outlandish claims. Here are my main takeaways:

* Your...more
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The Doodle Revolution by Sunni Brown
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I really enjoyed this book.

It makes a simple claim: visual thinking is under-appreciated; it's a powerful learning and communication tool that should be employed more. It walks you through your initial anxiety to try it, then shows you specific ways...more
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Web Development with Clojure by Dmitri Sotnikov
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This book goes over a bunch of libraries you can use to make web applications in Clojure. It does not give you much more compared to their respective websites, but it's in one place and you can read it if you're curious what's going on in that area.
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Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby
Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
by Esther Derby (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Team retrospectives are awesome and this short book gives some solid advice in how to carry them out.
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