William Perron

William Perron

I build stuff that works.

21 Jan 2020

My Reading List

There is so much information and content being generated on the web nowadays, and so many interesting books, talks and papers being published that it’s hard to keep track of everything that is going on. I recently realized that it was becoming increasingly hard for me to remember everything I had read, and remember where the hell had I read about some concept or idea.

So I decided to start keeping a reading list; a distillation of all my readings in the last month (maybe I’ll change the time scale in the future, who knows). I’m also limiting myself to 20 elements per month. The idea is to reflect on the various blog posts, articles or books that I read and publish a list of those that had the most lasting impact on, the ones I resonated the most strongly with.

So here it is, my personal reading list:

January 2020

  • The Unicorn Project by Gene Kim (ISBN: 978-1942788768) Amazon
  • The DevOps HandBook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois and John Willis (ISBN: 978-1942788003) Amazon
  • The Seven (More) Deadly Sins of Microservices by Daniel Bryant, GOTO 2017, YouTube
  • Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems by Sam Newman (ISBN: 978-1491950357) Amazon
  • MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters by Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, Google Publications
  • What Color is Your Function? by Bob Nystrom, stuffwithstuff
  • A Philosophy of Software Design by John Ousterhout, YouTube
  • The dark side of expertise by Jake Edge, lwn.net
  • Why Isn’t Functional Programming the Norm? by Richard Feldman, YouTube
  • Secrets of High Performing Teams: Science Edition by Jez Humble, GOTO 2016, YouTube
  • 10 Things I Regret About Node.js by Ryan Dahl, YouTube
  • Andreessen’s Corollary: Ethical Dilemmas in Software Engineering by Bryan Cantrill, YouTube
  • Rethinking reactivity by Rich Harris, YouTube
  • Object-Oriented Programming is Embarrassing by Brian Will, YouTube
  • What do you mean? by Kevlin Henney, YouTube
  • Clean Coders Hate What Happens To Your Code When You Use These Enterprise Programming Tricks by Kevlin Henney, YouTube