Topic: "What are you reading" 60 second review and bring links to share if you are able.
This week we talked about what we are reading or looking forward to reading soon. I find this to be an expensive topic as it tends to add more to my bookshelf. Good discussion and lots of variety.
- Segueing into management-is books:
- Drive by Dan Pink
- “this could be four blog posts and two ted talks and were done ;-)”
- But it is still very much worth the read
- Effective Java
- 90 rules, did one rule per day
- Site Reliability Engineering
- Next up
- Head First Design Patterns
- Managing the Professional Service Firm
- Carlus’s review: “I am leaning more on the Manager style books right now. Here is one that I am actively working on. First part is excellent....later chapters most people find a little more dry....but there are still some great nuggets”
- In progress:
- Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets: 5 Questions to Help You Determine Your Next
- Mostly it is about 5 questions that can help determine how and why you are making decisions
- Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests
- Good stuff, some seems very fundamentally… but I think that is the point.
- There is a very good description and definition of the different types of tests that I am liking
- Unit test: A test that only tests code under your control
- Integration test: A test that tests a thin layer of code you control against external code
- Acceptance test: A business facing test that presents a piece of the application and show that it meets a business need.
- Typically is an end to end test, there may be reasons for it not to be but most of the time it will be.
- On deck:
- Software Design for Flexibility: How to Avoid Programming Yourself into a Corner
- This is related to and perhaps a next step after Structured Interpretation of Computer Programs which is also on deck and should likely precede this:
- Continuous Architecture in Practice: Software Architecture in the Age of Agility and DevOps
- This is a new release and looks to be very practical application stuff, looking forward to it.