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Functional Programming in Scala
4.42
it was amazing
This book should be required reading for anyone wanting to really learn and understand Scala. It's not that the book will necessarily give you mastery ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Aug 11, 2012
 
When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought
4.04
really liked it
Calling this one done a bit before the end. Honestly, the latter essays get a bit tedious. There's a lot to love about this book and a few things that ...more
Aug 08, 2018
Jul 28, 2018
 
The Order of Time
4.07
it was amazing
All I can say is that this book is delightful and amazing. I'll need to return to it again and again so I can keep absorbing what Rovelli has to share ...more
Aug 21, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
 
The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
3.79
really liked it
I definitely enjoyed and appreciated this a lot more on my second read. The key difference this time was that I've finally been digging into the machi ...more
May 31, 2017
Oct 06, 2016
Jun 03, 2016
 
Valve: Handbook for New Employees
4.41
really liked it
Here's the thing: this is not a book, in the normal sense, but it should be studied carefully, nonetheless. This is, from what has been suggested arou ...more
not set
Oct 28, 2012
 
Norse Mythology
4.09
really liked it
So, here's the thing: this is amazing. It's everything you would want it to be given that Neil Gaiman wrote it and is retelling these stories. But you ...more
Feb 09, 2017
Feb 04, 2017
 
The Road to learn React
4.30
really liked it
Pretty solid introduction to React that doesn't try to be comprehensive. I just wanted a taste to understand what it was about and this book gave me e ...more
Jan 08, 2017
Jan 15, 2017
 
Measure What Matters
4.03
really liked it
I truly don't get the negative reviews. I suspect some of them must have read a different book than I did. Anyway, this is a solid introduction to OKR ...more
Jun 23, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
 
Competing Against Luck
4.21
really liked it
Lots to digest here and I think I'll need a re-read to get everything out of it. Seems like a very useful and focused approach to understanding produc ...more
Nov 25, 2018
Dec 11, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
Jan 20, 2017
 
Seveneves
3.99
really liked it
Really, really enjoyed the first two parts, but the third part felt almost tacked on. Still great, but not as great. The thing is, I *wanted* that las ...more
May 25, 2015
May 22, 2015
 
Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
4.32
it was amazing
Fantastic book, which sets a serious example of how programming books can be made both enjoyable and technically deep.
May 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
Machine Learning: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Understanding Machine Learning
2.20
it was ok
So, this was dirt cheap and really short, so I thought I'd take a look. I found this book after seeing a link to one of the authors other books from t ...more
Nov 23, 2018
Nov 23, 2018
 
Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual
3.91
really liked it
Let me state this up front: this book is not going to be a four-star book for everyone. That's clear. Many will read it and see nothing they see of va ...more
Apr 30, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.24
really liked it
Admittedly, I only finally read this book because it was released as a free ebook by Tor (you can sign up here to receive others -- sorry for the adve ...more
Mar 03, 2008
Mar 03, 2008
 
An Introduction to Historical Linguistics
3.79
While I haven't been able to read this, yet, I had to share an interesting sight (the link takes you to a Google Maps Streetview) I noticed while out ...more
not set
Mar 20, 2012
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python: Best Practices for Development
4.02
really liked it
I really wish there were more books like this: a solid, thorough overview of the landscape for the Python programming language. I'd almost be tempted ...more
Apr 03, 2017
Mar 25, 2017
 
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
4.16
liked it
There's a lot of interesting history here, but not a lot of depth. Most of all, I feel a bit like Gertner is a bit too focused on the positive side of ...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jun 09, 2012
 
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life
3.38
liked it
Reads about like a really long blog post that was linked to on Lifehacker. But a kind of decent one where you send the link around to your friends. Do ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Dec 29, 2014
 
The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning
4.23
really liked it
There's a lot to love about this book. At least for someone like me with a wide range of interests and a passion for understanding things. Jeremy Lent ...more
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 07, 2018
 
Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern
4.18
it was amazing
While this is not exactly a review, I thought I'd leave a few comments here. I recently got this on Kindle, so I've been slowly revisiting a few choic ...more
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
3.76
really liked it
So, if the apocalypse does come, I really hope I'm not here to deal with it. Maybe I'll be off traveling while it happens or something. Yeah, that sou ...more
May 24, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
 
The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone
3.86
really liked it
Fascinating story with tons of great detail and background. The history of what became the iPhone goes back much further than you expect. Despite Jobs ...more
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 03, 2017
 
Functional and Reactive Domain Modeling
4.18
it was amazing
Functional programming is, in a sense, the next step in the evolution of pattern-based programming and this work by Debasish Ghosh helps point the way ...more
Feb 20, 2016
Nov 01, 2014
 
Technology Strategy Patterns: Architecture as Strategy
4.05
really liked it
This book is borderline between four and five stars for me. We'll see as I'm able to really start applying these patterns whether it proves to be as u ...more
Feb 16, 2019
Nov 05, 2018
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.28
really liked it
I was torn on how to rate this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and very nearly gave it a full five stars, but the fact is that as literature, it's a bit ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Java 8 Lambdas: Pragmatic Functional Programming
3.98
liked it
This book would have gotten 4 stars, but I think there are a few places where it's just plain misleading. In particular, the details about parallel an ...more
May 10, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
 
Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History
3.86
liked it
More thoughts to come but I'll share this much for now: this book is not what I expected from the description on the cover. Half the book was focused ...more
Nov 10, 2018
Oct 28, 2018
 
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
3.88
liked it
I waffled on whether to give this book 3 or 4 stars (and I keep waffling as I write this). Honestly, the book is very entertaining and full of interes ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
 
The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
4.11
it was ok
Really had to work to finish this one. I guess having been a failed student of philosophy (that is, I gave it up rather early on), I can't criticize t ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
 
Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4)
4.15
liked it
This is one of those books that really makes me wish Goodreads (or any other review site) allowed for more than a simple five-star spectrum for rating ...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
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