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Exercises for Programmers – Book Review

Exercises for Programmers is a very interesting book with exercises you can use as you are learning a new language. I found the exercises to be useful, and to really help while learning C# and WPF. Well worth the time reading and coding, and challenging enough (for a new language/framework) to help learn without being annoying. […]

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WPF 4.5 Unleashed – Book Review

WPF 4.5 Unleashed – by Adam Nathan – covers WPF, the desktop system that was preferred by Microsoft till Windows Store Apps/UWP. Unfortunately, while these are close the apps have several annoying limitations compared to WPF. I really enjoyed reading the book and learning about WPF, which has some fantastic features. It is sad that […]

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Fundamentals of Game Design – Book Review

Fundamentals of Game Design (3rd Edition) – by Ernest Adams – is a great book that covers a lot of what you need to know do design games. Note that game design is not about art or programming – it is mostly about what makes a game playable. The book covers the many areas of […]

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LinkedIn in 30 minutes – Book Review

LinkedIn in 30 minutes, by Angela Rose, is an excellent short introduction to LinkedIn. It has plenty of useful tips, even if you already has some experience with the network. For great profiles I’d recommend the LinkedIn Strategy course, but this covers some of the same material, just in much less detail.

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Twitter in 30 minutes – Book Review

I just read Twitter in 30 minutes – by Ian Lamont. It did take around 30 minutes – even while going to Twitter to check things out. I feel that the book will be almost nearly pointless if you already use Twitter (which I’d guess means you wouldn’t be the target of it). Nevertheless, I still […]

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Agile Principles, Patterns and Practice in C# – Book Review

Agile Principles, Patterns and Practice in C#, by Robert C. Martin and Micah Martin, covers a number of agile practices in C#. The book is a little old by now (2006), but while it does feel dated at points, that doesn’t take away the overall quality. I particularly liked how much time was spent going […]

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Networking for Nerds – Book Review

Networking For Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere, by Alaina G. Levine, covers the many ways in that you should always be networking to advance your career. Some of the advice is targeted towards academics, but most should apply to everyone. Some of the areas covered are how to network everywhere, […]

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Essential C# 6.0 – Book Review

Essential C# 6.0, by Eric Lippert and Mark Michaelis – cover the C# language up to the 6.0 update of last year. Coverage and examples are pretty good. One thing I liked is that any extensions to the original language are clearly marked with a version number. If you get the book to update your […]

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Hello, Startup – Book Review

Hello, Startup: A Programmer’s Guide to Building Product, Technologies, and Teams – By Yevgeniy Brikman – is a great view into just how (and if!) you should create your startup or join one. The coverage goes to some weird but arguably good places along the way (for example, talking about clean code), but even when […]

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Adaptive Code in C# – Book Review

I have just finished reading Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles – by Gary McLean Hall. It covers ways and patterns to get more flexibility out of your code – so it can adapt better with time and requirement changes, have interchangeable components instead of awful dependencies, and so […]