Category Archives: Books

Object Thinking

I recently finished reading… Object Thinking by David West   As usual I fold down pages that contain paragraphs that interest me… below are a few excerpts from the book that I enjoyed! "Better people" has been recognized as the … Continue reading 

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Lazy Loaded Interceptors

Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture defines Lazy Load as: An object that doesn’t contain all of the data you need but knows how to get it.   A while back I was trying to figure out how to lazy load … Continue reading 

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Disciplined Agility

I finished reading… Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# (Robert C. Martin Series) by Robert C. Martin, Micah Martin Read more about this book…   What an excellent book, seriously! It was written by Robert C. Martin and his … Continue reading 

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Disconnected – Channels Of Communication

A few weeks ago I started feeling a little over whelmed by the volume of interest in what I was up to. After reading a chapter from Tim Ferris’ book, I decided to disconnect. It was the most effective advice … Continue reading 

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Free e-Book from Karl Seguin

I may be late on the band wagon on this one, but I just had the privilege of reading Karl Seguin’s free e-book, “Foundations of Programming”.  This is what Alt.NET is all about. Even if you disagree with Alt.NET or … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 5

What!  You tease me with code in Chapter 4 and now there is none in this chapter?!?  Oh wait, I guess we should at least figure out what we want to build moving forward.  :) Chapter 5 Well this chapter … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 4

Cool!  Now I get to start building stuff. Chapter 4  I just pop open my kermit green command line window and type “rails demo”.  And BAM!  We’ve got ourselves an application!  Ok, so it might not do much yet.  But it’s given me … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 3

Hmm, well I’ve already zoomed through to chapter 8 in my actual reading/coding.  Better start getting these notes cranked out.  Oh, and why not purchase the book yourself and follow along.  It’d be interesting to get comments from other folks … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 2

Got.  To.  Learn.  Ruby.  On.  Rails. Chapter 2 Chapter 1 was mainly a high-level introduction to Ruby and the Rails framework.  Chapter 2 starts off with some of the history behind the MVC pattern and how it was originally intended for … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 1

As I mentioned previously, I’m starting to dig into the Ruby language for its elegance and the Rails framework in search of better, more efficient ways to develop web applications.  As part of this learning process, I figured it was essential that … Continue reading 

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