Welcome to my software book review blog! Here I'll share some reviews of software development books I've enjoyed over the course of my career.

At the moment I'm on a spate of self-published books, mostly by people in the Ruby world.

  • 99 Bottles of OOP by Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen

    99 Bottles of OOP is about changing code (because we almost never get to write anything from scratch) in a way that is as painless and predictable as possible...

  • The Expert Beginner by Erik Dietrich

    An enthusiastic software developer can easily learn enough to impress non-technical people, possibly enough to put them into a position of power. Unfortunately, 'enough to impress non-technical people' is not necessarily enough to do a good job of writing software...

  • Efficient Rails Devops by Michael Trojanek

    I’m pretty pleased with my purchase of ERDO. It’s a great resource for someone in the situation I was in a few years back: no devops experience, and suddenly I needed to do automated Rails deployments without tools like Heroku...

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