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It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried
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You need to read this book. Actually, scratch that, your manager needs to read this book, and his or her manager as well. All the way up the ladder. This is more than just a book, it's a manifesto for sanity and calmness at the office.

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Kafka by Neha Narkhede
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Pretty much what you expect from a "The Definitive Guide" book - it takes you through installing and using Kafka, how to work with it in production, how the internals work, and a laundry list of operations you might want to perform as an admin and ho ...more
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Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
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Scala Design Patterns by John     Hunt
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I found this book kind of a struggle to get through. It didn't read like a lot of other patterns books, in which it often feels like an expert is presenting patterns and you sort of wonder if the authors are the people who designed or came up with th ...more
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Scala High Performance Programming by Vincent Theron
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This book contains a lot of great information for Scala programmers, but it's kind of buried in a frustrating reading experience.

A lot of what you'll learn in this book is that many of the ways you use Scala normally are slow, I particularly enjoyed
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Clean Architecture by Robert C. Martin
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I really liked this book but also was a bit disappointed by it. I'm a huge fan of Robert Martin's work, I've read his previous books and I love Clean Code and The Clean Coder. Based on the title and artwork I had kind of assumed that this was just th ...more
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Release It! by Michael T. Nygard
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This remains one of the most important books software engineers can read. The second edition is even better than the first, updated to fix a lot of the "outdated" criticisms the first book gets, incorporating the modern DevOps movement, microservices ...more
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Your First Thirty Days by Elwood N. Chapman
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I'm starting a new job soon, decided I'd give this a read. It's short and sweet, easy to get through in a single sitting.

The book definitely seems outdated, even antiquated in many ways. Some of the advice feels like something you'd hear 20 or 30 yea
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