Kategori: Books

  • Teach Yourself Computer Science

    In high school I studied electronics and computer systems, and then I continued on with software engineering for a short period before switching over to electrical engineering where I received my master’s degree in electronic system design. After graduation I wrote software for large embedded systems for a number of years before switching over to […]

  • Book review – Get Programming with F#

    It’s been a while since I finished Get Programming with F# by Isaac Abraham but I haven’t come around to review it, until now. Learning functional programming has been one of my personal goals this year. I started out with Functional Programming in C# by Enrico Buonanno which explains a lot of the concepts of […]

  • Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches

    I just finished a month of lunches (actually breakfasts) in the company of a book called ”Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches” by Don Jones. As the name implies it is a book on the topic of administrating one or more database servers that runs Microsofts RDBMS software ”SQL Server”. This is […]

  • Physical books in a connected world

    Some might say that technical books, in the form that is printed on dead trees, have lost their raison d’être in the connected world we’re living in. To some extent they are right, there are many cases where it is better to look up the latest information online than to confide to a dusty old […]

  • Book review: Functional programming in C#

    I have been interested in functional programming for quite some time, experimenting with both F# and Clojure as well as trying out some Scala. But I must admit that I have never really put full focus on it for any longer period, not until I found this book: Functional programming in C# – How to […]

  • My thoughts on ”Getting Things Done”

    I just finished re-reading David Allen’s book ”Getting Things Done” (GTD). This time I thought would be a good time to share my thoughts on the methods described in the book. The reason I think this time is more suitable than the last time I read the book is because I have been using most […]

  • Book review: Designing Data-Intensive Applications

    I just finished reading Martin Kleppmann’s book ”Designing Data-Intensive Applications”. Reading it cover to cover takes time, a lot of time, but it is definitely worth it. It is not a book for anybody, it is a book for software developers and designers who work with systems that handle a lot of data and have […]

  • Book review: C# in depth (4th ed)

    C# in depth is written by Jon Skeet, a software engineer currently working at Google. He is known for being an extremely active user on Stackoverflow, having an odd fascination in the field of date and time (he is one of the Noda Time library authors), and being very interested in the C# language. As […]

  • Book Review: Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#

    I have been reading Robert C. Martin’s and Micah Martin’s book, Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#, for quite a while now. The reason it has taken me so long to finish is that it is packed with so much information and covers so many aspects of software development, enough for at least 3-4 […]

  • Book Review – The imposter’s handbook

    Introduction Just by reading the heading of this blog post won’t tell you anything about what kind of book I am writing a review on. The full title is actually The imposter’s Handbook – A CS Primer For Self-Taught Programmers, where CS is short for Computer Science. The book is written by Rob Conery, a […]