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Effective Modern C++

Effective Modern C++ by Scott Meyers C++ has changed a lot over the years and this book covers loads of the subtle points around the newer additions to the language. As usual with the Scott Meyer books, the author takes … Continue reading

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JavaScript Ninja Secrets

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja by John Resig and Bear Bibeault This is a very good book which is so much more than a simple JavaScript language text. Sure, it covers some of the subtle points of the JavaScript language, … Continue reading

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Understanding the CLR via its assembly code

Expert .NET 2.0 IL Assembler by Serge Lidin I have read large parts of this book multiple times, but have never sat down and read it cover to cover before. It’s a great book for understanding the CLR. The book … Continue reading

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Category theory seems to pop up everywhere

Basic Category Theory For Computer Scientists by Benjamin C. Pierce I have looked at this book before, but decided to try to give it another read over the holiday. The content is rather dry, but for each of the concepts … Continue reading

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Writing high-performance .NET code can be hard

Writing High-Performance .NET Code by Ben Watson A really good book from someone who has clearly worked hard in the past to maximize the performance of .NET applications. The book has a strong emphasis on using Event-tracing for windows, ETW, … Continue reading

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Some useful distributed algorithms

Distributed Algorithms: An Intuitive Approach by Wan Fokkink I kept coming across descriptions of various algorithms from distributed computing during my reading, such as this one on Paxos, but felt that I’d like to read a book that gives an … Continue reading

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TPL Dataflow still has its uses

TPL Dataflow by Example: Dataflow and Reactive programming in .NET by Matt Carkci We’ve been doing some coding at work on a distributed system which does some processing that seems to match the streaming approach of the dataflow library. There … Continue reading

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