12 Books Project
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12 Books Project

In December 2015 a colleague of mine Artur Skowroński presented me his idea of a new year’s resolution in which you read 12 technical books in one year.

Yes! I loved the idea and decided to do my best to complete the challenge. The idea grew quite rapidly, each of us set up a trello board with his selection of books. My selection of books constantly changes and the pile of shame is in the state of constant growth.

The list

As of writing this post (March 2016) the list have the following titles in 4 categories:

  1. Completed books:
  • Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step By Step
  • Code Complete
  1. In progress:
  • Kalman and Bayesian Filters in Python
  1. Big 12 (Books currently selected for being read this year):
  • C# In Depth
  • Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
  • Don’t Make Me Think
  • Dependency Injection in .Net
  • Pro Git
  • Concurrency in C# Cookbook
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
  • F#
  • Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
  1. Pile of shame (books that I’m highly unlikely to read this year):
    • The Pragmatic Programmer
    • The Mythical Man-Month
    • Agile Principles, Patterns and Practices in C#
    • Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests
    • CLR via C#
    • The Design of Everyday Things
    • Rapid Development
    • Real-World Functional Programming
    • Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles
    • About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design
    • Understanding Space: An Introduction
    • Programming Pearls
    • The Art of Software Testing

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Mateusz Sadowski

Mateusz Sadowski
Mechatronics software developer interested in drones and robotics

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