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Kent C. Dodds

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Kent C. Dodds is a world renowned speaker, teacher, and trainer and he's actively involved in the open source community as a maintainer and contributor of hundreds of popular npm packages. Kent is the creator of EpicReact. Dev and TestingJavaScript.com.
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How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen
A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
Joanna Faber - Jan 10, 2017
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A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen S...
Kent C. Dodds
May 18, 2021
My friend @ashleyepryan shared this in the parenting channel of the KCD Discord and it is fantastic. If you have kids, I can recommend this book to help improve your relationship with them.      source
Working in Public
The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software
Nadia Eghbal - Aug 04, 2020
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An inside look at modern open source software developers--and their applications to, and influence on, our online social world."Nadia is one of today's most nuanced thinkers about the depth and potential of online communities, and this book could not have come at a better time." --Devon Zuegel, director of product, communities at GitHubOpen source ...
Kent C. Dodds
Apr 16, 2021
@mknepprath Excellent book!      source
Self-Compassion
The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Kristin Neff - Jun 23, 2015 (first published in 2011)
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The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we c...
Kent C. Dodds
May 12, 2020
@Sakshi0530 This book has helped:      source
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Make It Stick
The Science of Successful Learning
Peter C. Brown - Apr 14, 2014
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To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychol...
Kent C. Dodds
Jun 04, 2019
A few years ago this book totally changed how I teach and learn. I just listened to it again and I'm still convinced it's the best. I strongly recommend it for students and teachers (all y'all). Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning      source
Mistborn
The Final Empire (Mistborn (1))
The Mistborn Saga Series
Brandon Sanderson - May 13, 2014 (first published in 2006)
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Where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. Criminal mastermind Kelsier teaches Allomancy, the magic of metals, to another Mistborn, urchin Vin 16. The unlikely heroine is distracted by rich Venture heir Elend. Can Kelsier's thieving crew take on the tyrant Lord Ruler and bring back colour ...
Kent C. Dodds
Sep 06, 2017
@kurtiskemple AMAZING books 👍      source
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