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Book recommendations?

Amy Hudspith
CompSci Student, particularly interested in Cyber
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Looking for book recommendations of any kind! Leave your faves below 📚

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Romain Norberg

Current readings:

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mrbandler
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Mike Bybee • Edited

I'll go big

  • in literal size
  • in florid, poetic verbosity of prose
  • in intricate backstory
  • in incredible, "larger than life" characters
  • in emotions it evokes (ever had a book make you cry and smile at the same time?)
  • in declaring it the greatest novel ever written:

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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kethmars

Thinking fast and slow - a true masterpiece every developer can learn from. It help you to think critically.

You can check out my Dev.to article on the book:
dev.to/kethmars/how-i-learned-to-t...

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Aldo Cid Siqueira

99 Bottles of OOP. It teachs a lot of design techniques with cool examples.

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Jérémie Astor

My absolute favorite:

Robert's Grave The white goddess from which I learn about Taliesin which in turn made me name my programming language Gwion.

I'd also advice reading Mircea Eliade Aspects du mythe (sorry I can't find it's name in english).

Anything by Selma Lagerlof.

Also look at the eerie similarities beetwen Eliade's Thirteen roses and Orhan Pamuk's Snow.

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Margo McCabe

I just reread The Glass Castle, which is a unique & inspiring memoir. Next on my list is Pachinko which has been recommended a few times.

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Sandor Dargo

I've just collected all my book reviews at DevReads, you might find there something interesting.

Right now, I'm reading Lives of the Stoics by Ryan Holiday.

Regarding IT, I've read Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software that is an excellent overview of our profession's history.

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Bobby Iliev

'The Phoenix Project' is awesome!

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JoelBonetR

There's a book that made me cry: Java Algorithms and Data Structures :D

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Meli H

why is that?

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JoelBonetR

Well that was a joke but you can learn about data structures on a more appropriate or efficient way 😂

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Ben Sinclair

I hear The House At Pooh Corner is awfully nice.

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Giuseppe Maxia

The Pragmatic Programmer. It is so good, you may want to read it several times

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Michael Messerli

Trust Me I'm Lying by Ryan Holiday was a really interesting read. It's crazy to get an inside look at how easy it is to manipulate the media.

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Ruanna

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Mindset by Carol Dweck
The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield

These 3 books have really helped me in my creative pursuits and in life in general. :)

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Andrew Baisden
  • Gut: Giulia Enders
  • Algorithms to Live By The Computer Science of Human Decisions: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Psycho-Cybernetics Updated and Expanded: Maxwell Maltz
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Sergey Gustun

Eric Rise- Lean Startup

Very interesting book and she change my mind

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Michel Araujo
  • 14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers
  • the power of the habit
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Christof Becu
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Dmitry Ivanov

14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers

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Txai

For learning: The Mythical Man Month - I'm really enjoying this absolute beast. It's pretty old, but still relevant.

For entertainment: American Gods =P

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Margo McCabe

Yes, I read American Gods a few years ago. It's incredible! (I heard there's a show based on it but I have not watched it yet)

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Viktoria J. • Edited

How not to Die
7 habits of highly effective people
The Power of Habits
Think fast and slow
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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Ulrich

Zero to One
Think Fast and Slow
The Lean Startup

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JennaKoslowski

I'm reading Defying Reality by David M Ewalt and loving it! I keep hearing myself saying "that's so cool!!" Ahen I learned about all the advances 🤣