This article is one of the few things that should be prefixed with “my”, like I am a North American. These actually are “my books”. I don't think this list is very interesting, but I thought I had to publish what I was doing instead of lectures (yes this whole thing does feel like a BTEC, but anyone can say “they do professional development” at interviews, with little supporting evidence).

Some of these books are a “book about use of X”, where I have never used X personally. Our dev-team was thinking X tool may be useful, so one of us gets the book, and stuff online and finds out how use and abuse X.

My time for book reading is mostly my 40min morning commute to the office and my 40min commute back. I think books are generally written better than blogs, for understanding a process or system, rather than listing a procedure. If I read less economics I would have done more text books.

Recent reading

  • E. A. Meyer, E. Weyl [2017-11] “CSS ~ the definitive guide 4th ed” O'Reilly ~ This is too large to carry with you, or through airports etc. Not completed this. I have completely read 2 of the 3 previous editions.
  • M. Casciaro, L. Mammino [2016-07] "NodeJS Design Patterns”, Packt ~ I bought this to see if there is a big difference between JS and Java or PHP design patterns. There isn't, aside from a few details on pointers/ references and global scope.
  • M. Hodges-Schell, J O'Brien [2015] “Communicating the UX Vision”, Morgan Kaufman
  • L. Kay [2017] “Researching UX: analytics”, sitepoint
  • K. Owen [2016] “the future UI/UX from the ground up” ESD cloud media ~ this is a paper copy of someones blog. I dislike this publication format, as the text density was too low, and they should have removed all the “pullout quotes”, as no one will pull out from a paper media.
  • D. Olsen [2015] “the Lean Product playbook”, Wiley ~ this book needs 50% of the words removed, IMO, in an intelligent fashion,
  • Cooper, Reimanin, Cronin, Hoessel [2014] “About face, the essentials of interaction design” 4th ed, Wiley
  • R. Hartson, P. S. Pyla [2012] “The UX book” Morgan Kaufman
  • J. Kalbach [2009] “Mapping Experiences: A Guide to Creating Value through Journeys Blueprints and Diagrams (Paperback)", O'Reilly, book written by a professional communicator
  • O. Filipova [2016] “Learning Vue.js 2”, Packt
  • B. Labay, M. Sidoff, P Laja, A. Birket [2016-12] “Conversion focused UX guidelines for ecommerce” ConversionXL
  • S. Krug [2006] “Dont make me think” 2nd ed, New riders, digital
  • D. Eadline [2015-10] “Hadoop 2 quick start guide”, Addison Wesley ~ digital
  • D. Eadline, O. Mandelvich, C. Stella [2016-12] “Practical Data science with hadoop and spark”, Addison Wesley ~ digital
  • T. Butler [2017-08] “Nginx cookbook”, Packt
  • A. Bhargava, [2013-11] “Designing and implementing Test automation frameworks with QTP”, Packt ~ I am reading this as notes on design of tools are quite rare. QTP is a VB DSL, but I have no interest in notes on MSIE circa 2011-2012 when the guy was writing this.
  • J. Diakun, R. Johnson, D. Mock [2016-06] “Splunk operational intelligence cookbook, second edition” ~ this is Splunk 6.3, we are using 7.1
  • Sigman B. P. Degado E. [2016-09] “Splunk essentials 2nd Ed”, Packt
  • Mezzalira L. [2018-01] “Front-End Reactive Architectures: Explore the Future of Front end using Reactive Javascript Frameworks and Libraries”, Apress ~ quite strong with architecture/ design patterns

At points I have been AI journal papers from Nature, but these aren't a focus for me.