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The Healthy Programmer – Book Review

The Healthy Programmer, by Joel Kutner, is an interesting book that covers health issues as they relate to programmers. It covers topics such as diet, exercising, preventing back pain, eye strain and more. I didn’t get a chance to apply much of the book, but it seems sound and aligns from what I’ve learned from […]

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Effective C# – Third Edition – Book Review

I’ve just finished Effective C#, by Bill Wagner. There is an interesting mix of tips. Some you should already know if you learned C# from a good book, others are more obscure and very interesting. Either way, well worth reading. My version was from Safari, as usual.

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WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us – Book Review

WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, by Tim O’Reilly, is a book about how things are today, and how they can be, in several important areas. It also has a lot of memories of the author in major events in technology, which I felt were quite interesting to read about (not […]

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NeuroWisdom – Book Review

I’ve just read NeuroWisdom: The New Brain Science of Money, Happiness and Success, by Mark Robert Waldman and Chris Manning. The book covers current neuroscience on how to be happier and more successful, usually with simple techniques you can use every day that were proven to work on actual research. I can’t say I got […]

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Kotlin in Action – Book Review

Kotlin in Action, by Dmitry Jemerov and Svetlana Isakova covers the language basics of Kotlin. Kotlin is a wonderful language that borrows from many languages, including Java, C#, and functional languages to make a very interesting, terse and highly productive language. Currently it supports compiling to the JVM, Javascript and native on several systems. The […]

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Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed – Book Review

Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed is a long book (1320 pages) that covers a lot of Visual Studio’s capabilities and usage. As you might expect, anything covering the whole surface of a system as large as VS must be shallow at places. Nevertheless, I feel that is well enough to give an useful overview of many […]

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Hidden WPF – Book Review

Hidden WPF: Secrets for Creating Great Applications in WPF by Alessandro Del Sole covers some less know things in WPF. While there are a few non-obvious items, if you read something like WPF 4.5 Unleashed¬†you are unlikely to learn something now. Might be worth checking out in Safari, as it is quite short. Most examples […]

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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.