Book Reviews

Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Plot to Break the World

Book Review: Mindf*ck

a must-read if you care about the power of disinformation campaigns and psychological warfare to disrupt western democracy in the era of Big Tech firms that know everything about us

Book Review: Debt – The First 5000 years

Technical Director at Denizon
Gary is Technical Director at Denizon, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scalable in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Denizon's product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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Why I read this book? I have been initially introduced the David Graebers work, after reading Bullshit Jobs: A theory a book which I found… Read More »Book Review: Debt – The First 5000 years

Zero To One

Book Review: Zero To One

Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

Book Review: The Pragmatic Programmer

examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse

Book Review: Bullshit Jobs – A theory

There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.

5 dysfunctions of a team

Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Technical Director at Denizon
Gary is Technical Director at Denizon, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scalable in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Denizon's product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team A leadership fable Patrick Lencioni  reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even… Read More »Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Book Review : Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Technical Director at Denizon
Gary is Technical Director at Denizon, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scalable in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Denizon's product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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If you’re into collecting classic books across multiple genres, then this would have to be the book you collect to put in your Software Development… Read More »Book Review : Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Book Review : Soft Skills

Technical Director at Denizon
Gary is Technical Director at Denizon, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scalable in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Denizon's product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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I have published a few book reviews now and apparently some people really enjoy reading them while finding them useful too. I have been fortunate… Read More »Book Review : Soft Skills

Book Review: The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup method, is designed to teach you how to drive a startup, So instead of drawing up complex plans based on assumptions and guesses, entrepreneurs are encouraged to employ the Build-Measure-Learn feedback loop.

Book Review: Rework

Technical Director at Denizon
Gary is Technical Director at Denizon, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scalable in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Denizon's product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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Why I read this book? I initially read this book a few years ago – my amazon order history states I originally bought this book… Read More »Book Review: Rework

Book Review: Java by Comparison

Java by Comparison leads you step by step to new insights on good coding practice. Instructive examples compare the do’s and dont’s and make it easy for beginners to get the key points.

Book Review : Adaptive Code

This is one of the most helpful software engineering books I’ve ever read. It is most useful for people who have some real world experience in .NET development.

Book Review : SEO for dummies

SEO for Dummies also covers what not to do if you want to improve your search engine results, which is important since accidentally doing the wrong thing can harm your reputation and your website’s placement in search results.

Book Review : A Philosophy of Software Design

This book discusses how to decompose complex software systems into modules that can be implemented relatively independently. The discussion first begins with fundamental problem in software design, managing complexity.