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Amazon–; BookShelf++;

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From time to time, I need to “restock” my book shelfs, e.g. order a batch of Computer Science-related books from Amazon.

I placed a new order on Thursday and hopefully I’ll get them all during the week to come.

image xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code
Author: Gerard Meszaros
Hardcover, 833 pages
Published: 2007
image Continuous Integration: Improving Software
Quality and Reducing Risk

Authors: Paul M. Duvall et al.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published: 2007
image Refactoring to Patterns
Author: Joshua Kerievsky
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published: 2004
image Semantic Web Primer
Authors: Antoniou et al.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published: 2008 (Second edition)

So, if the math’s correct, that’ll be 1857 pages of fun to get through this summer :-)


The book shelf of a Connected Systems MVP

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A few days ago, Gøran Hansen of Capgemini and a an active member of the Norwegian Microsoft scene – as well as active in the Twittersphere, wrote a blog post called “A Software Craftsman’s Bookshelf” containing a picture of his book shelf with Software Development-related books, as well as a brief review of the titles. He tagged a bunch of other people – including me, so here’s my contribution to this book shelf meme

(I actually wonder why a UI-geek like Gøran chose a dull jpeg for visualizing his book shelf, so I’m stepping up – to show off that Mr. Non-UI guy can use the Stitch functionality in Deep Zoom Composer. The final product is hosted on DeepZoomPix – a Microsoft site for hosting Deep Zoom pictures.)

Update: Seems like the stupid wordpress.com blog hosting strips javascripts and object tags, so until I’ll get around to move this blog to a more sane hosting provider, I’ll have to put up a preview picture that hyperlinks to the DeepZoomPix site :-(

bookshelf_preview

(A click on the image will bring you to the real Deep Zoom image)

I actually thought about rotating the stitched picture counter-clockwise, so that the titles of the books would be easier to read, but I postphoned it to a moment when I have more time to stuff like this :-)

A description of the books + Amazon links, as well as a list of people I’d like to tag will be added later.


Ordered 3 books from Amazon today

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Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# (Robert C. Martin)  A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Robert C. Martin)  Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software

If Amazon’s estimate is correct, I will have them in my mail box by September 15th. I already have some other titles by Robert C. Martin, and hopefully these two titles is just as good. Release It! … was added to the shopping basket as a result of a review I read in a blog post that I’ve already have forgot the origin of.