Software Engineering and Computing Books

I have recently signed up with goodreads and have rated a number of programming books. You can find the full list here or just see the summary below.

Favourites read in 2019

WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency by Micah L. Sifry

WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy by David Leight and Luke Harding

Body of Secrets by James Bamford

The Shadow Factory by James Bamford

Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies by Gordon Corera

Favourites read in 2018

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

The One Device by Brian Merchant

Move Fast and Break Things by Jonathan Taplin

Favourites read in 2015

Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh

JavaScript – The Good Parts – Douglas Crockford

Soft Skills – John Sonmez

5 Books I wish I had read 10 years ago

Code Complete – Steve McConnell

Clean Code – Robert Martin

JavaScript – The Good Parts – Douglas Crockford

How to make friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie

Growing Object Oriented Software, Guided By Tests – Steve Freeman and Nat Price


Books to read in 2015

  1. ☑ Code Complete (Steve McConnell)- July 26th complete
  2. ☑ Rapid Development (Steve McConnell)
  3. ☑ Domain Driven Design (Eric Evans)
  4. ☑ Growing Object Oriented Software book – 24th Feb complete
  5. ☑ The Power of Habits (Charles Duhigg) – 31st May complete
  6. ☑ Developer Hegemony – August completed latest draft
  7. ☑ JavaScript The Good Parts (Douglas Crockford) – April complete
  8. ☐ JavaScript The Definitive Guide – Chapter 10
  9. ☐ Soft Skills (John Sonmez) – June: read cover to cover, but some taking action exercises still to do
  10. ☑ 4 hour work week (Tim Ferriss) – read cover to cover
  11. ☑ The War of Art (Steven Pressfield) – Complete
  12. ☑ How to win friends and influence people (Dale Carnegie) – July Complete
  13. ☑ Motivating People (Robert Heller) – completed 30th June
  14. ☐ Blender 3D Noob to Pro online book (1951 pages!!)
  15. ☑ Writing for the web (Robert Ashton and Jessica Juby) – 29th July – Complete

Books to read in 2016

  1. ☑ The Black Swan (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
  2. ☑ Flow  (Dr Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
  3. ☑ The Obstacle Is The Way (Ryan Holiday)
  4. ☑ The Golden Rules of Blogging (Robin Houghton)
  5. ☑ Finding Moonshine (Marcus Du Sautoy)
  6. ☐ The Hut Six Story
  7. Exploring ES6 (Dr. Alex Raushmayer)

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