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Book Review: Software Architecture by Example

Design system solutions using modern architectural patterns and practices. This book discusses methods to keep a system responsive, even when it is being constantly updated, extending a system’s functionality without changing the core code, methods of maintaining data history, and designing a distributed transactional system.

Book Review: Dependency Injection

presents core DI patterns in plain C#, so you’ll fully understand how DI works, covers integration with standard Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET MVC, and teaches you to use DI frameworks like Structure Map, Castle Windsor, and Unity.

Principles of web api design

Book Review: Principles of Web API Design

does a great job addressing and providing the relevant information needed to deliver effective web API’s. Spoiler alert, that audience is not exclusively software developers. The information in this book will be of immense value to a number of roles in a project. Business Analyst, Product Owners, Project Managers, Quality Assurance etc.

Calling Bullsh*t The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

Book Review: Calling Bullsh*t

Bullshit isn’t what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data.

Life after the state

Book Review: Life after the state

Thought-provoking and original, anyone concerned how big and bloated government has become must read this book. Dominic Frisby asks the kind of questions that those in Westminster need to start asking.

Ledger nano x

Product Review: Ledger nano X

Intuitive crypto wallet – perfect for beginners and veterans alike. Features a secure certified chip (CC EAL5+) designed to withstand sophisticated attacks, and to protect your valuable assets. Buy, sell, exchange and grow your crypto through our proprietary app: Ledger Live. All-in-one place.

Bitcoin the future of money

Book Review: Bitcoin The future of money

Dominic Frisby tells the amazing story of Bitcoin. He provides a theory to solving the mystery surrounding the identity of Bitcoin’s secretive creator. He shows how Bitcoin is going to change the world. And, perhaps most of all, he does something nobody else has hitherto been able to do: he explains in layman’s language how the thing works.

Daylight Robbery

Book Review: Daylight Robbery

Dominic Frisby traces the origins of taxation, from its roots in the ancient world, through to today. He explores the role of tax in the formation of our global religions, the part tax played in wars and revolutions throughout the ages, why, at one stage, we paid tax for daylight or for growing a beard. Ranging from the despotic to the absurd, the tax laws of the past reveal so much about how we got to where we are today and what we can do to build a system fit for the future.

Game Theory

Book Review: Game Theory

Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society.

The bitcoin standard

Book review: The Bitcoin Standard

This book is about monetary value and history of Bitcoin. The author is a professor of economics. The book mentions how the Blockchain technology works, but it is more detailed on the importance of Bitcoin in terms of economy and finance.

Book Review: Domain Driven Design

Domain Driven Design is an excellent book that draws on the experience of Eric Evans, a software architect with over two decades of experience building large scale systems.

Book Review: Permanent Record

Permanent Record: Edward Snowden spies on the spies The whistle-blower’s memoir is insightful, with a nice line in tech-inflected imagery.

Book Review: Traction

Traction will teach you the nineteen channels you can use to build a customer base, and how to pick the right ones for your business. It draws on inter-views with more than forty successful founders

Book Review: Head First Design Patterns

This book shows you the patterns that matter, when to use them and why, how to apply them to your own designs, and the object-oriented design principles on which they’re based. Join hundreds of thousands of developers who’ve improved their object-oriented design skills through Head First Design Patterns.