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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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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 […]

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The Pragmatic Programmer – Book Review

The Pragmatic Programmer – by David Thomas is a bit of a classic (1999). I read it way back, when it was still somewhat new, and decided to re-read when I subscribed to SafariBooksOnline (my review of the service). It is still pretty good still after all those years. While I do use most of the […]

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Chaos Planning + Pronto Learning – Book Review

Chaos Planning, by Sean D’Souza, covers ways to plan while considering the chaos that usually affects the best laid plans. The Premium version also includes Pronto Learning: Insiders Tips To Speed Up Your Learning . Both are quite short and to the point – it took me about an hour to read them while taking notes. […]

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Building an App Business – Book Review

Building an App Business, by Derek Clark, is a short book (122 pages) which has as a lot of interesting advice for anyone that wants to start building apps for smartphones. Topics include validating the market, how to monetize your apps (paid, ads, in-app-purchases, etc), how to design your app, Well worth the price, recommended.

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Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 1: A System of Patterns – Book Review

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 1: A System of Patterns is an interesting book on patterns, with a few patterns not in the classic GoF book (Design Patterns).  At times, it really felt a little outdated (would love to add more details, but I procrastinated this review since the beginning of the year, when I finished […]

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The Pre-sell Course – Book Review

The Pre-sell Course by Sean D’Souza is an interesting book, with plenty of useful advice in the art of Pre-Sell – how to slowly interest your potential customers in your product way before it is available, and get major sales from it. Sean is no doubt a master of the subject, as I have bought […]