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StrengthsFinder 2.0
3.94
it was amazing
While reading the book I enjoyed the conversational tone and the examples it gave. I was able to identify 16 potential strengths.

When I took the exam,
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Wait: The Art and Science of Delay
3.59
it was amazing
I had a Zen moment while reading this book. The best way to make a decision is to not have a decision to make. The author tells a story about firefigh ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies: Learn Key Problem Solving Strategies; Sharpen Your Creative Thinking Skills; Make Effective Decisions
3.37
it was amazing
In 1969, John Adair wrote the book, Training for Decisions, which had a problem involving connecting a box made up of nine dots with just four lines. ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
4.12
it was amazing
Here is my order for the 7 habits and how I apply them.

"Be proactive" by reading sites like Hacker News, listening to podcasts, and attending Meet Ups
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Code Complete
4.29
it was amazing
The book covers great how-to programming tips. This was not the first book I read on programming habits so I had heard of many of these concepts befor ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
How Google Tests Software
3.77
it was amazing
I was really impressed by the responsibility that Google places on its software engineers for quality. Testing and quality belong to the entire team a ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Head First Design Patterns
4.28
it was amazing
This book makes learning design patterns fun. I have read code that mentions Factory, Repository, and Proxy, but I didn't understand what these concep ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
4.40
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. This is the first programming book that I want to read more than once. The principles transcend the language. I learned to ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
4.32
it was amazing
After 10 years of programming, I have developed some bad habits. The best way to get rid of a bad habit is replacing it with a good one. This book is ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Can I Have Your Attention?: How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Concentration
3.51
it was amazing
As a programmer I find it hard to pay attention to interruptions. My mind wanders during meetings. When my wife calls me at work, I can't remember a t ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Simply JavaScript: Everything You Need to Learn JavaScript from Scratch
3.73
it was amazing
This book was a great read. It had humor. The examples were fun and easy to follow. The book talked about all the popular frameworks such as jQuery, b ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman
4.11
it was amazing
This book inspired me to write book reviews as a way of maintaining a "Reading List". It challenged me to start a website so that I can "Share What Yo ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime: Secrets of Calculated Questioning From a Veteran Interrogator
3.64
it was amazing
As a Quality Engineer I need to ask good questions to make sure the team has built the right product. This book taught me different kinds of questions ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams
3.83
it was amazing
This was a great book on how testing can be accomplished in an Agile team. This book taught me that the testers can be involved at the planning, throu ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
jQuery in Action
3.94
it was amazing
Read a little, code a little. That was my experience. I caught myself saying, "Wow, I want to try that" on almost every page. This was a great book to ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Testing Computer Software
3.86
it was amazing
I read this book because it came highly recommended by many other testers in the industry. I thought it would not be relevant for Web and mobile testi ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
The Psychology of Computer Programming
4.10
After reading this book, I learned the importance of egoless programming. I gained a lot of confidence in my abilities. I discovered my strengths and ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
4.40
it was amazing
My undergrad was Human Resource Management. As a programmer, I was missing some of the nuts and bolts of computer science. This book filled in some ga ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
The Design of Everyday Things
4.16
it was amazing
This book taught me that basic functionality should be simple, standardized, and visible. I was able to apply these concepts to website design and dat ...more
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Jan 12, 2019
 
HEROBRINE Episode 17: Minecraft Wither (Herobrine Comic Book Series)
4.83
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May 11, 2020
 
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
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Nov 17, 2019
 
The Lovely Bones
3.82
really liked it
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Nov 17, 2019
 
I Know This Much Is True
4.19
really liked it
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Nov 17, 2019
 
White Oleander
3.97
really liked it
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Nov 17, 2019
 
Stones from the River (Burgdorf Cycle, #1)
4.09
really liked it
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Nov 17, 2019
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.99
did not like it
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Nov 17, 2019
 
Middlesex
4.01
really liked it
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Nov 17, 2019
 
John Adams
4.05
really liked it
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Nov 17, 2019
 
Life of Pi
3.91
it was amazing
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Nov 17, 2019
 
The Agony and the Ecstasy
4.06
it was amazing
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Nov 17, 2019
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