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Amy Hudspith
Amy Hudspith

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Book recommendations?

Looking for book recommendations of any kind! Leave your faves below 📚

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

You can check out my article on the book:

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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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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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Bobby Iliev

'The Phoenix Project' is awesome!

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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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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 🤣

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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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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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