I love reading! You get to travel to faraway places, live adventures in wondrous worlds of magic, save the day, make amazing friends and watch them grow, learn, there’s few things that ignite slow, deep, reflective thinking as books do, borrow from the greates minds of all times, or from people that have invested years of experience and research to bring you that knowledge condensed in a few pages.Yeah… all that…and it’s fun :)
Anyway, here are some of the great (and not so great) books I read this year:
From the experience that I have gathered to this date as a web developer, working and playing with stuff like ASP.NET MVC, RoR, node.js, knockout, angular, etc, I have found that Yeoman - the web scaffolding tool for modern web apps - provides the most awesome front-end web development experience from anything I have ever seen or used by far.
I haven’t worked with it as much as I would’ve liked, nor as deep as I would’ve enjoyed, so I thought it was about time to do something to correct that. You are more than welcome to join me: Let’s improve our front-end development FU and kick some ass with the Yeoman.
With Barbaric Book Reviews I bring you interesting reviews and useful insights from awesome books that I have read. I also bring myself the magic of everlasting memory so that I don’t forget these tidbits of knowledge as I grow old and wither.
A lot of what I know today about unit testing I learned from The Art of Unit Testing the first edition. That single book gave me such a strong foundation in unit testing that I have been able to apply the same basic principles in every environment/platform/language I have worked in afterwards. Even after reading many other books on unit testing, TDD, BDD… I always feel like these are just different sides or dimensions that stem, complete or expand things I learned in this book.
When I heard that @royosherove had written a reviewed version that addressed one of the issues that has been my biggest pain in the butt I could not resist: I had to read it.