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Emergent Design: The Evolutionary Nature of Professional Software Development by Scott Bain

Emergent Design was published in 2008, but even after 12 years, I still found it extremely relevant in 2020. In the first part of the book, the author Scott Bain discusses about software development as a profession and what an occupation needs in order to be considered as a profession....

12 Rules for Life - An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson

Human lives are built around rules for millennia. You can think about ten commandments to start with, the laws of Hammurabi and in fact all the laws, rules and regulations we have ever had to follow. What we do at work are guided by rules that we call processes. What...

Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Sandor, are you posting a book about web development? What are you having in mind? Are you changing from C++ to something else? No. Not at all. While it’s true that I’ve built some sites, such as Daily C++ Interview, I simply think that all developers should be familiar with...

Personality Isn't Permanent by Benjamin Hardy

Growth is not linear. Sometimes it seems like you grow little by little, every day a bit. Sometimes you hit plateaus and it feels like you can’t really achieve the levels you wanted. While other times you make your breakthrough and finally you skyrocketed to unimaginable levels. Of course, your...

Effective STL: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of the Standard Template Library by Scott Meyers

I have learned, written and spoken a lot about the Standard Template Library during the course of the last years. My sources have been mostly websites such as cppreference.com, cplusplus.com, blogs, youtube videos, but not so many books. Last year I read The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference...

See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar

If you have spent some time reading modern self-improvement books, it’s almost for sure that you came across the name Zig Ziglar and his book called See You At The Top. Ziglar after dropping out of college started to work as a salesman of some cookware company in the US....

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold

If you have been reading my book reviews, you know that I like history. Recently I wrote about Sapiens and I quoted Churchill - you know the guy who pretty much led the fight against Nazis - saying that “a nation that forgets its history has no future”. John Kennedy...

Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

“A nation that forgets its history has no future” as Churchill said. Or going more broad, as John Kennedy wrote, “without history, we have no future.” Sapiens is not just about the recent times, but all our past starting really from the years when homo sapiens were foraging in a...

Functional Programming in C++ by Ivan Cukic

C++ is an Object-Oriented language, right? Well, it’d be better to say among others. It can be used as such, but in reality, it’s a multiparadigm language, suitable to use as a procedural, object-oriented, generic, and functional programming language. Today what I’d like to present to you is Ivan Cukic’s book...

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Books on habits can be extremely popular as we all, of course, want to create ones that can help us in our life. They help is both in our careers and in our everyday lives. Though maybe it’s easier to see that in our professional path. That’s why The 7...