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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 - 2004-09-21
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Get more out of your legacy systems, more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability.Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development eff...
Julia Evans
2022-03-12T18:17:48.000Z
@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 - 2010-10-27
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The Linux Programming Interface is the definitive guide to the Linux and UNIX programming interfacethe interface employed by nearly every application that runs on a Linux or UNIX system.In this authoritative work, Linux programming expert Michael Kerrisk provides detailed descriptions of the system calls and library functions that you need in order...
Julia Evans
2020-01-12T14:56:13.000Z
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 - 2020-03-02 (first published in 2003)
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A brief, but engaging, and eminently useful guide to doing a zine. From tools, to layout, copying, printing, trading, promotion, ordering, mailing, distribution, and a whole lot more. Over 150 (albeit pocket sized!) packed pages. The new third edition includes 32 more pages of distributor listings, stores, and libraries that work with zines....
Julia Evans
2019-08-28T20:48:41.000Z
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 - 2018-08-21 (first published in 2017)
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Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize    The future is in our hands as never before, and this book explains the stakes like no other. George LucasRequired reading for every concerned citizen. New York Review of Books   Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. That is, unti...
Julia Evans
2018-07-05T02:05:34.000Z
been reading this book about CRISPR and it makes me want to learn more about biology :) :)      source
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