97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

Following on from 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know and the less heard of 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know this book full of 97 things programmers should know. This book contains insight from many of today’s best developers cutting code day after day. Like the other books in this series, this book is extremely well written and presented in a very digestible format as each of the 97 points has a maximum of two pages.…

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Rooting Samsung Galaxy i9000 with official Froyo

Upgrading to Android 2.2 (Froyo) on the Samsung Galaxy can be a relatively painless task. Simply followAndroid-2.2-Froyo these steps to get the official update: Connect your Samsung Galaxy phone to your PC Launch Kies In the Kies, taskbar click on the phone icon at the far right to upgrade your phone’s firmware Follow the onscreen instructions Now that you have upgraded to Froyo you’ll want to root your phone.…

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The Passionate Programmer

Software development to me is a career that offers an excellent opportunity to be passionate about what you do. On the flip side, it’s also easy to slip into a mundane routine buried beneath layers of bureaucracy. In which your passion fades and instead of the outstanding career you dreamed of you become an average programmer drifting from day to day ticking boxes going through the motions in the belief that titles and promotion are the keys to a safe job and happiness.…

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ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever

Buy this book!! I can’t emphasise that enough; this book is clear advice on how to go about starting up a project and growing it from your pet project to a product that you can be passionate about and make work for you as a business. Rework is not a very wordy book, and as a result, it’s a book you can read very quickly, with each point the authors wish to raise is presented in only a few pages of large, clean fonts that are easy on the easy on your eyes.…

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It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

On a recent trip to London for DevWeek, I had a bit of time to wander around the Barbican’s art gallery. In there, there are loads of interesting designs for things from seats to buildings. However one of the most interesting things I found was in the gift shop. It’s a small book with an unpretentious cover. However, the very title just jumped out at me “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be.…

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