Category Archive: Book

Feb 23 2017

The Software Craftsman

The Software Craftsman book is a great book that can help you to reflects on what does it means to be a professional. Sandro Mancuso is a well known and respected Engineer and the founder of the London Software Craftsmanship community. What is Software Craftsmanship? Software craftsmanship is a long journey to mastery. It’s a …

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Jul 06 2016

Notes: trust, motivation, learning, culture

Do you like these notes? Give Blinkist a try (affiliate link). If you want to improve trust with your team you need to increase face to face communication. Building trust means doing and giving. Each of these will reward you with a feeling of purpose and human connection. I have a direct experience of this. I worked in teams …

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Jun 20 2016

Notes from Books: Sleep, Exercise, Meditation, Saving time and Deliberate Practice

Do you like these notes? Give Blinkist a try (affiliate link). Here some notes from my last reading alongside my reflection and experience. Sleeping is important. As much as I would like to sleep less and do more, sleeping is a must. In order to have energy to work well, be a present father and husband …

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Jun 11 2016

Notes from Books: passion, perseverance, culture, resistance and fear

Do you like these notes? Give Blinkist a try (affiliate link). Let me capture various ideas and inspiring quotes from latest book summaries I read on Blinkist. Helping others help to boost your own motivation. The key to success is grit: passion + perseverance (TED talk) Company culture is even more important than customer service, because …

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May 30 2016

Notes on Peopleware

The book Peopleware summarize some of my believes and experience in software development. The key point is that the most important aspect of software development is actually human, and not technical. If there is a lesson I learnt at work is that the people you work with really makes the difference. How they make you feel, how …

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Jul 09 2015

Book: Resonate Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Here are my learnings after reading the book Resonate Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. The first important lesson is that being yourself during a presentation is critical. Removing all the human touch from a presentation is wrong and ineffective. People attend your presentation because they want to know your perspective on the subject, so …

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May 27 2014

Growing Object Oriented Software, Guided By Tests

Few weeks ago I finished to read the famous book Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests In this post, I try to summarize what I think is the most interesting content. The book present the interesting approach of starting a new project with a Walking Skeleton that is a tiny implementation of the system that performs …

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Mar 09 2014

Kindle Book Summary Creator

I am a proud owner of a Kindle device and I love reading books. While I am reading a book I always highlight the sentences that I consider more interesting. When I finished a book, I found very useful to copy all the highlights in a notepad to create a summary of the book (usually …

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Jan 19 2013

The Pragmatic Programmer

In this post I would like to collect the best advices from the book The Pragmatic Programmer. The book start with some interesting sentences about the role of programmers that is often wrongly perceived. If you don’t think carefully you might think that programming is just typing statements in a programming language. Are you a pragmatic …

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Jan 16 2013

Software Requirements – Part 4

This is the forth part of the following book summary. Previous posts: Software Requirements – Part 1 Software Requirements – Part 2 Software Requirements – Part 3 Requirements Validation Validation ensures that the requirements exhibit the desirable characteristics of excellent requirement statements (complete, correct, feasible, necessary, prioritized, unambiguous and verifiable) and of excellent requirements specifications (complete, consistent, …

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