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5 Non-Technical Books Every Developer Should Read

April 29th, 2013 Leave a comment
5 Non-Technical Books Every Developer Should Read

Let’s face it: we all know the books that we should be reading when it comes to technical ideas: heck, our site is full of lists of books that will help you learn everything from Hadoop to Android. Sometimes, however, you need to branch out and learn things that aren’t strictly in the machine realm: that said, here are some books to broaden your horizon and help you get better in areas not strictly code-related! 1. Team Geek By Brian Fitzpatrick, Ben Collins-Sussman Ideally, programming and development is a meritocracy: the programmer who writes the best code is ideal. In reality, however,… View full post »

Working Effectively With Legacy Code Book Review

March 1st, 2012 Leave a comment 1 comment
Working Effectively With Legacy Code Book Review

Book Author: Michael Feathers Before the book, Working Effectively With Legacy Code, the words “working effectively” and “legacy code” could not be more opposite from each other in my mind. It would be nothing more than a useless, unachievable statement from an armchair software developer. Everyone knows that you don’t work effectively with legacy code! You hack it, you kludge it, you desperately make whatever hackneyed improvements you can to meet the insane requirements your sales team has promised to your clients – but you certainly don’t work effectively with it, and you pray every time your cursor flashes on that… View full post »

Best Java Books: My Top 5 Choices

October 21st, 2011 Leave a comment 1 comment
Best Java Books: My Top 5 Choices

With Android being at the forefront of mobile phone use and growing every day, Java has enjoyed a great deal of popularity as a language that’s very handy to know in today’s IT world. Unfortunately, it is not always so easy to figure out which books are best for learning Java, so we’ve taken the liberty of choosing a few that we think will make your Java learning experience smooth and enjoyable! Effective Java By Joshua Bloch In Effective Java, Joshua Bloch does one thing extremely, extremely well: he lays out best practices that every developer should follow regularly. The whole book has… View full post »

Test Driven Development: By Example Book Review

September 8th, 2011 Leave a comment
Test Driven Development: By Example Book Review

Book Author: Kent Beck I have to admit, the very first thing that drew me to Kent Beck’s book Test Driven Development: By Example was his casual, easy writing style. While his audience is clearly not the faint of heart (Beck isn’t preaching to initiates; those without a prior knowledge of programming very definitely need not apply), Beck doesn’t assume the role of an automaton, much like some other software development books tend to do. Beck is casual and funny, a breath of fresh air in a book genre that’s often coma-inducing in style. That said, Beck’s book isn’t being reviewed because… View full post »