Sometimes I forget that I have to work with teams, whether they are virtual teams or physical teams. And although I started working on understanding the culture map, I still have to understand how to efficiently work in a team. Enters the book.
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Open Source software seems for the young generation as sure as the sun rises. And even if I witnessed the emergence of Open Source, I more often than not forget that there was a time when Linux didn’t exist. This recent history brought us a lot, but we may only have handpicked some of this revolution’s fruit. Eric Raymond is one of the guys behind this revolution, and he took some time to think about the changes it brought.
When faced with a new dataset, the issue is to find how it should be analyzed. A lot of books addresses the theoretical way of doing it, but this book gives practical clues to do it. Besides, it isn’t based on commercial tools like MATLAB, but on open source tools that can be freely downloaded on the Internet.
Did you ever attend an unfruitful meeting? I have. I also prepared such meetings, to my shame. The issue is getting people to communicate and to create during these meetings, and getting the mood to this point is not an easy task.
Continue reading Book review: Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers
If there is something we all should do in our jobs, it would be innovate. But sometimes, although we (try to) innovate, we don’t see the fruit of this hard work. Why? Is there something not right with the way we innovate?
Scott Berkun has released his second edition of the Myths of Innovation, and it tries to answer to these questions and more.
Testing is one of the basis to create robust and correct code. O’Reilly has published in its “Beautiful” series a lot of books on different parts of the development process. This is the testing part.
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When twenty or so langage creators are put together to make a book, it can only be interesting. It’s a good revealer of character, as they tend to open their heart. In fact I think that’s exactly what happened in this book.
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97 pieces of advice, not less, not more. Several dozens of (more or less famed) developers were asked for their opinion on programming good practices, and their answers were compiled in this book.
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It’s funny I’ve started reading this book shortly before Google announced it withdraws from China because of a cyber attack. Well, this book is about this new theater of operations and explains what everyone should be ready for.
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Free lunch is over, it’s time to go concurrent. The Art of Concurrency addresses the need for a workflow to develop concurrent/parallel applications.
Continue reading Book review: The Art of Concurrency: A Thread Monkey’s Guide to Writing Parallel Applications