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Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides

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Programming 

Clean Code by Robert C. Martin

The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford

The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt  and David Thomas

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities by  Thomas Davenport

Really cool introduction on what big data actually means and the opportunities it offers. It explains why big data is important, mentions some of the most important technologies and tools involved and also shows the ways big data can be used to manage analytics. It’s also full of real use cases and examples from companies using big data.

Thinking with Data: How to Turn Information into Insights by Max Shron

Effective Programming: More Than Writing Code by Jeff Atwood (from Coding Horror)


Soft skills

Without Their Permission by Alexis Ohanian

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles

Reality Is Broken by Jane McGonigal

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

Flow (P.S.) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

focus by Leo Babauta (author of Zen Habits blog)

focus. smaller things. less. simplicity – these are in summary the steps suggested by the author in order to achieve one’s goals. The book is full of tips on minimising distractions and maximising your productivity.

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Cool tips for beating procrastination.

A Networking Book by Paul J.R. Renaud

I read this book after attending a presentation on networking by Paul J.R. Renaud. I really enjoyed the presentation and the book also proved very useful! It’s full of tips on networking, meeting new people, keeping your connections and using your network to advance in your career.

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