I had to wonder. In my previous computer science positions, my coworkers were rarely computer scientist majors. They had a varied background, like chemistry, and I have myself an odd background (majored in signal processing, digital electronics and automation, then music and also a PhD in machine learning in partnership with a neuroscience lab).

In finance, lots of people are finance first and only, and they take everything at face value. Then came Epstein’s book. Could it explain what I was seeing?

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I played with JavaScript before the web 2.0, so there are many things I didn’t know about JavaScript. We see lots of performance tests in browser tests, server-side JS, but if you don’t know the language, you are limited in your understanding. But if you just know the language, and nothing about client- or server-side applications?

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What’s the common point between the questions of cryptography (US and Australia), vaccines (and link to disease), vitamin C (to cure cancer), spending thousands on power cables for your sound system? Some people use their non-knowledge to bully experts. And I think this book answers the question of why this happens.

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A few weeks ago, I presented my work on automatic code generation from an electronic schema. I have many things to talk about this subject, one of them is this book.

When you start analyzing a circuit, it is important to learn how to analyze a circuit. There are lots of books on electronics, but this one targets beginners in circuit analysis.

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I work on a day-to-day basis on a big project that has many developers with different C++ level. Scott Meyers wrote a wonderful book on modern C++ (that I still need to review one day, especially since there is a new Effective Modern C++), but it is not for beginners. So I’m looking for that rare book with modern C++ and an explanation of good practices.

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