Technical Debt In Practice book reviews software engineering Apr 20, 2022

I met Julien Delange a few months ago. He runs a company called codiga.io It is a support tool to help developers write better code. It is a web based tool that acts kind of like VI analyzer and will analyze your code and flag problems and make suggestions. It also has some IDE integrations....

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Bug Bounty BootCamp Book Review book reviews Mar 30, 2022

Being a programmer, cybersecurity is an important topic. I’ve been interested in it for a while. I listen to Security Now and Darknet Diaries and have been to various hackathons. I even signed up for HackerOne. I felt like I’ve just been dabbling in it though. This book is...

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Sandworm book reviews Mar 09, 2022
 

Given all the stuff going on in Ukraine right now, this is a highly relevant book. The author tracks down a group of Russian Hackers called Sandworm (a reference to Dune). They are part of the GRU. They were responsible for a variety of attacks, mostly centered around Ukraine and their...

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XP Explained book reviews coding philosophy software engineering Mar 02, 2022
 

This book is considered a classic for a reason. It’s inspired a lot of coders over the years. I think the first time I had heard about it was from Stephen Loftus Mercer talking about pair programming. I’ve heard a lot about XP over the years since then and thought I had a...

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The Object Oriented Thought Process book reviews software engineering Feb 16, 2022
The Object-Oriented Thought Process

This book was recommended to me by 2 different people. Several years ago Nancy recommended this book to me when I was first learning OOP. I generally trust Nancy’s recommendations (she has made some very good recommendations in the past such as ...

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Re-Humanizing The Workplace book reviews Jan 26, 2022

I’ve known Chuck Blakeman for many years. He runs a group for business owners that I participate in called 3to5 Club. There is an educational component, but it’s really just a business owner’s support group. It’s a place to get together and talk about all the...

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Fierce Conversations book reviews Dec 01, 2021
 

I have a friend named John. Often when you talk to people there is a lot of small talk. How’s the weather? How’s the local sports team doing? etc. If we are honest half the time we ask these questions without even listening or caring about the answer. They are just filler....

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Practical SQL book reviews software engineering Nov 03, 2021
 

I recently worked on a project where I did a bunch of database work. It had been a while since I had done any database work. I was feeling a little rusty. A while ago I had picked up a copy of Practical SQL. It was staring at me from my bookshelf. It seemed like a good time to pick it...

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The New Jim Crow book reviews Oct 06, 2021

So what does a book about racism and criminal justice have to do with LabVIEW? Well on the surface, not a whole lot. Until you realize that all code is written by and for humans. Anything that helps us better understand ourselves and the human condition will make us a better coder. Also as...

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Working Effectively With Legacy Code book reviews software engineering Sep 15, 2021

Several people have recommended this book to me over the years. I only recently got around to reading it. Software developers continue to recommend this 15-year-old book for good reason. It is quite useful because we all encounter legacy code and all of its techniques are still highly...

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Legacy Code First Aid Kit book reviews software engineering Aug 18, 2021

In general I hate digital only books. I much prefer physical books, but this one, like Dive into Design Patterns is worth making an exception for. Nicolas did a great job with this book. It covers 14 different tools to help get you started working with legacy code. If you just...

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Peopleware book reviews coding philosophy software engineering Aug 04, 2021

This book was recommended to me many years ago by a friend, but for some reason it took me a while to get around to reading it. I read it immediately after reading “Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea” and a lot of the ideas seemed the same. Tom and Timothy had it right almost 30...

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