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Julia Evans is a software engineer and writer who creates Wizard Zines, a series of easy-to-read online magazines that explain technical software topics. Julia’s zines include “Linux Debugging Tools”, “Help! I Have A Manager!”, and recently “HTTP: Learn your browser’s language”.
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Working Effectively with Legacy Code
Michael Feathers - 2004-09-22
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This valuable resource helps developers work more effectively with legacy code, offering strategies for improving performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability. Readers will learn techniques for understanding software change mechanics, adding features, fixing bugs, optimizing performance, and more. The author draws on his experience mentoring hundreds of developers and includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques. With examples in Java, C++, C, and C#, this book is applicable to any language or platform.
Julia Evans
@commanda that book is so good, I only read part of it but it really stuck with me      source
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The Linux Programming Interface
A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook
Michael Kerrisk - 2010-10-28
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This comprehensive guide covers the Linux and UNIX programming interface, which is used by nearly every application that runs on a Linux or UNIX system. Written by Linux programming expert Michael Kerrisk, the book offers detailed descriptions of over 500 system calls and library functions, accompanied by clear example programs, tables, and diagrams. The book covers topics such as file management, process creation, network applications, and interprocess communication, and emphasizes UNIX standards, making it valuable even for programmers working on other UNIX platforms. With its thorough coverage and ease of use, this reference source is a must-have for both new and experienced Linux programmers.
Julia Evans
hanging out with my favourite Linux book this morning. I love that the chapters are so short (usually less than 20 pages) and I always learn something interesting by picking a chapter and reading it.      source
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Stolen Sharpie Revolution
A DIY Zine Resource
Alex Wrekk - 2003-01-16
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Discover the art of zine-making with this comprehensive guide filled with tips and tricks from tools to mailing. Covering layout, copying, printing, trading, promotion, ordering, distribution, and more, the pocket-sized book contains over 150 valuable pages. The latest third edition boasts 32 more pages with distributor listings, stores, and libraries that work with zines. Get inspired to create your unique publication and reach your audience with ease.
Julia Evans
The book Stolen Sharpie Revolution is a really nice guide to drawing and photocopying zines. It's the guide I used to get started:      source
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A Crack in Creation
Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Jennifer A. Doudna - 2017-06-13
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Discover the groundbreaking gene-editing tool CRISPR and the ethical implications of manipulating DNA in this book, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Co-author Jennifer Doudna, a biologist and one of the creators of CRISPR, shares the powerful potential of the technology to cure diseases, but also warns of the unforeseeable consequences and risks that come with rewriting the human genetic code. This book is required reading for every concerned citizen, according to the New York Review of Books.
Julia Evans
been reading this book about CRISPR and it makes me want to learn more about biology :) :)      source
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