The obligatory reflection on what have we accomplished in 2015 … always a sticky question. But if keep it to my book, training and research, it does not look that bad, I managed to keep the momentum going.
- Cracking the coding Interview – Gayle Laakman
- This is a great book with brain teasers and exploring entry-level Computer Science courses. If you are a seasoned developer and you are thinking of looking for a job, take a crack at this book, you will be asked things like this on job interviews, even if the questions have nothing to do with real work; from this book I felt compelled to write some posts, including Basic Data Structures: Linked Lists
- Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided By Tests – Freeman Pryce
- Test driven development, it can save you a lot of headaches and time, learn it, use it, just like with everything, use it in measure, it is not the solution to everything.
- Inspired – How to create products customers love – Marty Cagan
- Great book for the product manager, it tells you what you need, talks about the team and objectives.
- Agile Risk Management – Moran
- Projects are the children of Murphy’s law. Things WILL go wrong, this book helps you fade the deer in from of a headlight look when your project is on full Murphy’s Law chain of reaction and get a grip on how to fix it.
- The Art of Agile Development – Shore & Warden
- Ah – Agile Development – yes, it is a great approach to development – and building other things.
- Clean Code – Robert Martin
- Nothing like readable code, simple code, this book will give you a boost on how to keep you code clean and tidy up your software
- Teach Yourself C# 5.0
- Great refresher this is not a beginner’s guide, so no, you cannot teach yourself C#.
- I have to take this Microsoft test for work, still thinking about it.
- Refactoring – Fowler
- This book changed my life, I cannot stop myself from refactoring my applications! It has changed my programming life! refactoring does indeed make life easier.
- Design Patterns – Erich Gamma
- You need this book – if you are new to software development this are basics of object-oriented programming. If you are a seasoned developer you can put a name to all that code you have been putting together all these years.
- User Story Mapping – Jeff Patton
- I purchased this book after listening to an Software Engineering podcast interview of Jeff Patton. User story mapping helps you put together user cases in a comprehensive and simple way, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to write effective software.
- Inventing the Enemy – Umberto Eco
- A collection of Essays by Umberto Eco, I love his vision of the world, his profound erudition.
- Amor (Love)- Isabel Allende
- This book is yes, in Spanish – my first language not sure what to say about this book, I did not like it. But you be the judge.
- Presenting to Win – Jerry Weisman
- Do you want to sell something – including yourself? read this book, just read it.
- Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
- The prose in this book is amazing, and mesmerizing. Amazing story with a totally unexpected ending.
- The Storytelling Animal – Jonathan Gottschall
- Excellent book, it explains the power of story telling.
- La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- Yes another book in Spanish, amazing story you need to read, it will grab your attention and you won’t be able to put it down.
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