Adrian Lynch's book recommendationsResults 1 - 10 of around 2 in books
A ton of tips from programmers that seem to have been there before. Whenever I read this book it perks me up and gives my coding a boost.
Don't worry if you don't know the languages it mentions (Java, C++, etc.), the tips span all langauges (well all that I know anyway).
Between this and Hacker & Painters, you'll be a one (wo)man coding machine!
A series of stories, each readable on their own. Covers his thoughts on getting rich in general and in the tech sector.
The chapter titles sum it up best:
- Why Nerds Are Unpopular
- Hackers and Painters
- What You Can't Say
- Good Bad Attitude
- The Other Road Ahead
- How to Make Wealth
- Mind the Gap
- A Plan for Spam
- Taste for Makers
- Programming Languages Explained
- The Hundred-Year Language
- Beating the Averages
- Revenge of the Nerds
- The Dream Language
- Design and Research
I've read it through at least four times and some chapters many more. It tops my recommendation list.
I'm only a few chapters in and it's as good as I'd hoped.
If you like him on stage you'll be right into this book. He writes as he talks. Right down the the group apostrophes, "wouldn't've". We all say it, but none of us type it!
It's scary to think how new the accounts in this book are. It highlights how little I, and I'm thinking the rest of us, know about what's happening in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Very well written. Funny in places. The account of an SAS soldier popping in for a bit is awesome! Train journeys flew by whilst reading it.
Wow! If you've ever wondered about armed robbery, the cocaine, crack or heroin trade, bikers, fraud or people-smuggling... this book'll fill you in.
The scary thing is, I live next to a few places he talks about!
I missed all the hype surround this book. I only picked it up on a recommendation. If you're in the programming industry this'll strike home in places. Scope-creep, last minute changes, the characters in the industry. It's all here.
This was hard work. Lots of pages. Small type-face. Lots of citations. Worth it though to get an insight into spying on a world stage.
It's scary to think that so much of what our governments do in this arena is based on a whim and some luck. James Bond was never like this.
Somewhere along the way, comics stopped being fun. Nothing original had come along for a while. Then there was Bone. This is all the comics in one. Very addictive.
Not just a book for the guys! I'd recommend this to anyone that's just broken up with that special someone. It'll have you moving on by the time you've finished reading it.
On the face of it you may think this is a sleezy book. It is about picking up women after all. But it's more than that. It's about being a better person and improving your life in many ways.
I've tried explaining this book to people and it nearly always breaks down to them taking the piss. The best way to know more about this is to read it.