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Real-World Bug Hunting by Peter Yarowski

I hold the role of a White Hat in an organization where being a white-hat doesn’t imply that you an expert in security matters. It’s more about coordinating software security-related matters.  It’s a bit like being a manager - as far as I understand what it is like being a...

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership is the legendary leadership book written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin who started to teach businesses about leadership and strategy in their civilian life and also wrote multiple books. First of all, what is Extreme Ownership? It is about owning your decisions and...

Java by Comparison by Simon Harrer, Jörg Lenhard, Linus Dietz

I’m not a Java developer - anymore - yet I find that a big part of this book can be useful for any junior programmer. Maybe not only for them, as the book has elements that are always useful to be reminded to. In addition, it gives you ideas on...

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley

I have a long list of books to read. I think I need some improvements to that catalog. After I finished reading The Rational Optimist I’m going to present you now, I questioned myself from where I got the inspiration to read it? How did I learn about it? After...

Your Code as a Crime Scene and Software Design X-Rays by Adam Tornhill

Usually, I write about one single book in a given article, but this is a peculiar occasion. Last months I read both books written by Adam Tornhill: Your Code as a Crime Scene (YCCS) and Software Design X-Rays (SDXR). Despite that three years passed between publishing the two books (YCCS...

The Art of Unit Testing by Roy Osherove

The Art of Unit Testing is useful for both beginner unit testers and for those who already have a bit of experience. While the edition I read is with C# examples it is useful and understandable for people who work in other languages. People like me. It is practical, probably...

The best 8 books I read this year

I love reading. I read almost every morning and every night. It sets me for the day and it calms me down before going to sleep. I try to read at least 2 books per month and it’s becoming a tradition that I share with you the ones I liked...

Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday

Stillness is the key is the new book of Ryan Holiday that just came out about a month ago and it finishes his trilogy about… I wanted to write that about stoic philosophy, but it’s not really the truth. The author doesn’t write only about stoicism, but much more about...

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success by Shane Snow

Smartcuts covers how to stimulate - mostly - professional development. Hence its subtitle is How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success. By example, the author Shane Snow analyzes how certain successful people move seemingly faster to the top than others. And while there is no overnight success, you have to...

The Legacy Code Programmer's Toolbox by Jonathan Boccara

The Legacy Code Programmer’s Toolbox is the quite fresh e-book of Jonathan Boccara, the person behind Fluent C++. Not surprisingly it’s about how to attack legacy code. The author gives practical examples of how we should digest such code and make it better for good. He doesn’t just propose to...