Reading

Out of the Tar Pit

May 9, 2014

A while ago I read "Out of the tar pit", which is an excellent paper written by Ben Moseley and Peter Marks. In this paper, the authors discuss different types of complexity in ...

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Byte Magazine Archives

July 26, 2013

Earlier this week I accidentally stumbled on archive.org where they are hosting an extensive backlog of old issues of Byte magazine. This magazine was an American microcomputer ...

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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

July 19, 2013

A while ago, I was thinking about which programming language I wanted to learn next. At first I was doubting between Scala, Ruby or perhaps Clojure. But I couldn’t really make u...

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Book Review: Just for Fun

February 28, 2012

A while ago, my colleague Wouter recommended this book titled Just for Fun – The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary written by Linus Torvalds. The author needs no further intr...

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Book Review: The Clean Coder

September 6, 2011

Earlier this week I finished reading Uncle Bob’s latest book The Clean Coder. Robert C. Martin is a great writer and I very much enjoyed reading his previous books. His latest w...

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Book Review: Hands-on Node.js

June 28, 2011

Last week, I finished reading Hands-on Node.js written by Pedro Teixeira. I very much enjoyed reading this concise introduction to Node.js, and although it’s targeted towards be...

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A Quartet of Book Reviews

May 27, 2011

Since a couple of months or so, the amount of time spent for my daily commute to and from work nearly tripled. I also decided to travel by train instead of using my car (which k...

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Book Review: Debug It!

August 18, 2010

Throughout my career as a professional software developer,   I’ve spent quite a lot of my learning time to sharpen my debugging skills. I’ve always considered this as one of the...

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Review Amazon Kindle DX

November 20, 2009

As my bookshelf has grown out of proportion over the last years, I basically had two options left. First option was to build an extra room onto my house that could serve as a pr...

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Book review: LINQ in Action

February 23, 2009

Yesterday I stopped reading LINQ in Action after I read just the first two parts about LINQ to Objects and the last part about building your own LINQ provider. Although we're on...

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Book Review : Beyond Code

November 10, 2008

I read Beyond Code during my flight to Austin for the Kaizenconf. It was a quite enjoyable book that focuses on how to distinguish yourself as a software developer. As you may ...

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Book Review: C# in Depth

October 20, 2008

I just finished reading C# in Depth: What you need to master C# 2 and 3. Although the book is only 358 pages, it's title is certainly not exaggerated. It feels like I've read a ...

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Book Review: Clean Code

October 2, 2008

I just finished reading the magnificent book Clean Code - A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. I must say, if I would have a software company of my own, then I would forc...

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I've won!

March 30, 2008

The Elegant Code Essay contest that is. I just won a free copy of Beautiful Code. You can read my essay here. Many thanks to the nice people of Elegant Code.

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How to read a book

June 25, 2007

Charles Petzold gives some great advice at how to read a book. He mentions some of the tips 'n tricks I already learned over the past couple of years: Don't get distracted in ...

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Build a solid core

April 8, 2007

Essential reading from Jean-Paul S. Boodhoo about building a solid core. This post contains a number of truths that I want to point out. Many developers need to spend more time...

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