I LOL'd twice in the first five pages but overall it wasn't a great sci-fi for me. Maybe because I have read Ready Player One and The Gamer before!
I liked the part on raising indistractable children.
Rest was skippable - I’ve already learnt these over the years; would’ve been super helpful 5 years ago!
This is the first book you should read when you're starting out as a developer.
Pro Tip: Read the first 10 chapters; skip the rest!
The best sci-fi I've read so far!
Tackles some real questions along the lines of are you happy with your life / what if / the road not taken.
You wouldn't be able to put it down; just read the first chapter!!
Could've been a blog post.
Loved Alice's curiosity in this short and sweet adventure! And life lessons are thrown around here so casually.
Loved the candid account of everyday struggles. It’s motivating to see someone’s behind-the-scenes (while the system tends to focus only on the highlight-reel!) and I wish more people share their stories.
You can make this book your mentor! Some great advice here, viz. Your Knowledge Portfolio, Estimating, and many more.
First of all: Don't Panic! It's a quick read and will make you wonder about the ultimate question. Why? 42. So long, and thanks for all the fish.
With more and more jobs getting automated, this book posits an economy of micropayments that compensates people for original material they post to the web.
It's a coming-of-age story where we get a good look inside a teenager's mind. The writing is in the form of a narrative and it might take some time before you get accustomed to Holden's thoughts.
Pick this up if you need to convince your manager (or even yourself) on the benefits of remote work, which includes access to the best talent, freedom from soul-crushing commutes, and increased productivity outside the traditional office. It also debunks various myths, for example, innovation only happens face-to-face, people can’t be trusted to be productive at home, company culture would wither away, etc.
It's a nice introduction to UX and you'll be tempted to read more! The language is easy and you can read quite a bit in one stretch. It'll motivate you to do usability testing and also keep accessibility in mind. It also provides great insights into how we use the web today.
Lee takes time to set up the background for the story well; quite well now that I think about it. I was well-invested into the characters, especially the way how Atticus raises his children. Written from an innocent child's point of view, the book deals with themes of race, morality, class, gender, etc.
I avoided this book for the longest time, because the title seemed clickbaity! However, it contains some really great guiding principles for life including the importance of keeping promises, empathy, etc.
The content is presented as a handy reference of dos and don'ts. Terms like split infinitive and gerund made me feel nostalgic for the grammar classes back in my school days.