Sunday, January 29, 2023

Books I read (January 2023)

January
- The teleportation accident, Ned Beauman
- Hyperion, Dan Simmons
- The fall of Hyperion, Dan Simmons
- Kindred, Octavia E. Butler
- Shards of Earth, Adrian Tchaikovsky
- Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay, Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy

Interesting Talk: "Technology Strategy What is it and why do we need it"

I've just watched this great talk by Scott Millett

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Books I read 2022

January
- Elemental Design Patterns, Jason McC. Smith
- Antipatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis, William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. "Skip" McCormick
- The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously, Slavoj Žižek
- Get Your Hands Dirty on Clean Architecture: A hands-on guide to creating clean web applications with code examples in Java, Tom Hombergs
- Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith
- Brothers in Arms, Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts, Shane Parrish, Rhiannon Beaubien

February
- Invicto: Logra más, sufre menos, Marcos Vázquez
- El rumor del oleaje (潮騒), Yukio Mishima
- Mirror Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Memories, Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Pride of Chanur, C.J. Cherryh
- All Systems Red, Martha Wells
- The Culture of the New Capitalism, Richard Sennett

March
- Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Universidad para asesinos (Σεμινάρια φονικής γραφής), Petros Markaris
- Sobre héroes y tumbas, Ernesto Sabato
- Continuous Delivery, Jez Humble, David Farley

April
- Java by Comparison: Become a Java Craftsman in 70 Examples, Simon Harrer, Jörg Lenhard, Linus Dietz
- A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, Nir Eyal
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers
- Winterfair Gifts, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams
- The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle, Catherine Webb
- The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, Sonja Lyubomirsky
- Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold

May
- A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers
- Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Flowers of Vashnoi, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Alan Shalloway, James R. Trott
- Writing Maintainable Unit Tests, Jan Van Ryswyck
- Amongst our weapons, Ben Aaronovitch
- Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Gentleman Jole and The Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Batman: Year One, Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli

June
- Modern Software Engineering: Doing What Works to Build Better Software Faster, David Farley
- Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations, Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Nicole Forsgren
- Records of a spaceborn few, Becky Chambers
- Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt, Ganesh Samarthyam, Girish Suryanarayana, Tushar Sharma
- Free fall, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Fundamentals of Software Architecture: An Engineering Approach, Mark Richards, Neal Ford
- The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, Becky Chambers
- Technical Agile Coaching with the Samman Method, Emily Bache
- Shards of honor, Lois McMaster Bujold

July
- Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
- La muerte de Ulises (Τριηµερία), Petros Markaris
- Building Evolutionary Architectures: Support Constant Change, Neal Ford, Rebecca Parsons and Patrick Kua
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, John le Carré
- The calculating stars, Mary Robinette Kowal
- Design It! : Pragmatic Programmers: From Programmer to Software Architect, Michael Keeling

August
- Effective Software Testing: A developer's guide, Maurício Aniche
- Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (2nd Edition), Martin Fowler
- He, she and it, Marge Piercy
- Prefactoring, Ken Pugh
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel H. Pink
- The fated sky, Mary Robinette Kowal
- The relentless moon, Mary Robinette Kowal
- Otra vida por vivir (Μια ζωή ακόμα), Theodor Kallifatides (2nd time)
- Five Lines of Code: How and when to refactor, Christian Clausen
- The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, Richard Sennett
- Refactoring Workbook, William C. Wake (2nd time)
- Verdades a la cara: Recuerdos de los años salvajes, Pablo Iglesias

September
- Ética para inversores (Ο φόνος είναι χρήμα), Petros Márkaris
- The Honourable Schoolboy, John le Carré
- Autumn Quail (السمان والخريف), Naguib Mahfouz

October
- Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes, William Bridges
- El jinete polaco, Antonio Muñoz Molina
- The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others, Tali Sharot
- Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Kristin Neff
- Refactoring at Scale, Maude Lemaire
- Smiley's People, John le Carré

November
- The Programmer's Brain: What every programmer needs to know about cognition, Felienne Hermans
- SmallTalk, Objects, and Design, Chamond Liu
- ¿Cómo aprendemos? Una aproximación científica al aprendizaje y la enseñanza, Héctor Ruiz Martín
- Overcoming Stress: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques, Lee Brosan and Gillian Todd
- Learning Domain-Driven Design: Aligning Software Architecture and Business Strategy, Vladik Khononov

December
- El libro negro (Kara Kitap), Orhan Pamuk
- Boxer, beetle, Ned Beauman
- Count Zero, William Gibson
- Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Books I read (January - November 2022)

January
- Elemental Design Patterns, Jason McC. Smith
- Antipatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis, William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. "Skip" McCormick
- The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously, Slavoj Žižek
- Get Your Hands Dirty on Clean Architecture: A hands-on guide to creating clean web applications with code examples in Java, Tom Hombergs
- Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith
- Brothers in Arms, Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts, Shane Parrish, Rhiannon Beaubien

February
- Invicto: Logra más, sufre menos, Marcos Vázquez
- El rumor del oleaje (潮騒), Yukio Mishima
- Mirror Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Memories, Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Pride of Chanur, C.J. Cherryh
- All Systems Red, Martha Wells
- The Culture of the New Capitalism, Richard Sennett

March
- Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Universidad para asesinos (Σεμινάρια φονικής γραφής), Petros Markaris
- Sobre héroes y tumbas, Ernesto Sabato
- Continuous Delivery, Jez Humble, David Farley

April
- Java by Comparison: Become a Java Craftsman in 70 Examples, Simon Harrer, Jörg Lenhard, Linus Dietz
- A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, Nir Eyal
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers
- Winterfair Gifts, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams
- The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle, Catherine Webb
- The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, Sonja Lyubomirsky
- Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold

May
- A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers
- Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Flowers of Vashnoi, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Alan Shalloway, James R. Trott
- Writing Maintainable Unit Tests, Jan Van Ryswyck
- Amongst our weapons, Ben Aaronovitch
- Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Gentleman Jole and The Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Batman: Year One, Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli

June
- Modern Software Engineering: Doing What Works to Build Better Software Faster, David Farley
- Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations, Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Nicole Forsgren
- Records of a spaceborn few, Becky Chambers
- Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt, Ganesh Samarthyam, Girish Suryanarayana, Tushar Sharma
- Free fall, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Fundamentals of Software Architecture: An Engineering Approach, Mark Richards, Neal Ford
- The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, Becky Chambers
- Technical Agile Coaching with the Samman Method, Emily Bache
- Shards of honor, Lois McMaster Bujold

July
- Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
- La muerte de Ulises (Τριηµερία), Petros Markaris
- Building Evolutionary Architectures: Support Constant Change, Neal Ford, Rebecca Parsons and Patrick Kua
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, John le Carré
- The calculating stars, Mary Robinette Kowal
- Design It! : Pragmatic Programmers: From Programmer to Software Architect, Michael Keeling

August
- Effective Software Testing: A developer's guide, Maurício Aniche
- Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (2nd Edition), Martin Fowler
- He, she and it, Marge Piercy
- Prefactoring, Ken Pugh
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel H. Pink
- The fated sky, Mary Robinette Kowal
- The relentless moon, Mary Robinette Kowal
- Otra vida por vivir (Μια ζωή ακόμα), Theodor Kallifatides (2nd time)
- Five Lines of Code: How and when to refactor, Christian Clausen
- The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, Richard Sennett
- Refactoring Workbook, William C. Wake (2nd time)
- Verdades a la cara: Recuerdos de los años salvajes, Pablo Iglesias

September
- Ética para inversores (Ο φόνος είναι χρήμα), Petros Márkaris
- The Honourable Schoolboy, John le Carré
- Autumn Quail (السمان والخريف), Naguib Mahfouz

October
- Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes, William Bridges
- El jinete polaco, Antonio Muñoz Molina
- The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others, Tali Sharot
- Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Kristin Neff
- Refactoring at Scale, Maude Lemaire
- Smiley's People, John le Carré

November
- The Programmer's Brain: What every programmer needs to know about cognition, Felienne Hermans
- SmallTalk, Objects, and Design, Chamond Liu
- ¿Cómo aprendemos? Una aproximación científica al aprendizaje y la enseñanza, Héctor Ruiz Martín
- Overcoming Stress: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques, Lee Brosan and Gillian Todd
- Learning Domain-Driven Design: Aligning Software Architecture and Business Strategy, Vladik Khononov