Book Review: Java by Comparison

I got Java By Comparison from Amazon a while ago. I wasn't impressed with what my initial page flipping showed me. I skimmed it and largely evaluated based on name and example code. Feel free to ignore my review based on the fact I skimmed. Any Code Crafter book has…

Book Review: The Nature of Software Development

TL;DR: I loved the book. Go read it. Over the past few years working with a team of XP devs who've been using the XP practices for well over a decade each has taught me a lot. These amazing colleagues have helped me grow in just about every way.…

Book Review: Beyond Legacy Code

Read It It's a fantasic book; and you should read it. Beyond Legacy Code This is one of the books that will help developers understand the best practices that lead to quality code. I started reading this book a year after I started applying the XP practices and really striving…

Yegor's Elegant Objects Posts

In Elegant Objects Vol 1 most chapters have an associated blog post. I've read the book and as clear by my review, I'm a big fan. A lot of co-workers and colleagues want to borrow one of my copies. To help give some insight into the contents of the book;…

Book Review - Elegant Objects Vol 2

Much like Volume 1; Elegant Objects Vol 2is fantastic. It didn't impact my mental model of how to develop software as much as Vol 1. This Vol is more about the things that are destructive to the desired programming paradigm described in Vol 1. It's the "CAUTION - HERE…

Book Review - Elegant Objects Vol 1

A colleague brought up Elegant Objects (Vol 1) by Yegor Bugayenko; suggesting someone read it and see if it's worth while for those looking trying to follow best Object Oriented Programming/Design practices. I can read through books pretty quickly; I want to do the best OOP; Figured it'd be…

Review: Efficient Android Threading

I read Efficient Android Threading back in May 2016. It was part of a dozen or so Android books I read over the summer months. This is my first book review post. I expect it'll be a little light. Largely because of having read the book 7 months ago. This…