This list contains books I’ve read and own personally. I enjoyed reading and learning from these books and I’ve kept almost all of them around for reference.
- The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
- The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development
- Clean Code: A Handbook for Agile Software Craftsmanship tip
- Understanding the Four Rules of Simple Design
- The Mytical Man-Month
Ruby on Rails
- Agile Web Development with Rails 4
- Agile Web Development with Rails 5 tip
- Rails 4 Test Prescriptions
- Metaprogramming Ruby 2
- The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers
- The RSpec Book: Behaviour-Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends
GPG - The GNU Privacy Guard
Vim and Tmux
Agile / Scrum
MOS 6502 Microprocessor
macOS / Cocoa / Swift / Objective-C
I love my Kindle. It’s light-weight, has a battery that lasts about 4 weeks (I read about 1 hour a day), and it features a quality e-ink screen. The 3G option is fantastic, as you can leave your Kindle always connected and use services like Readability to send web pages neatly formatted to your Kindle for later reading.
Almost all of the books listed above are available for Kindle as well. So if you’re not already paperless, why not start now?
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