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Sarah Drasner is an award-winning Speaker, VP of Developer Experience at Netlify, Vue core team member, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is formerly Principal Lead of Emerging Markets, Cloud Advocates at Microsoft and Manager of UX & Engineering at Trulia/Zillow Group.
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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V. E. Schwab - 2020-10-06
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A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history...
Sarah Drasner
@elyktrix Great book!      source
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The Laid Back Guide To Intermittent Fasting
How I Lost Over 80 Pounds and Kept It Off Eating Whatever I Wanted
Kayla Cox - 2018-10-19
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Kayla Cox was a frustrated mom of three, who weighed 222 pounds when she discovered intermittent fasting. She eventually lost over 80 pounds using this method of eating, but she had mixed results at first. She finally realized her big mistake: she was making it too complicated. She did not need to count calories, restrict carbs, or even limit her p...
Sarah Drasner
@kyleiop It’s a book about intermittent fasting, which I’ve been enjoying. I usually read things written by doctors if it’s about health, but this one was worth the read. Called ‘a laid back guide to intermittent fasting’      source
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Thinking in Systems
A Primer
Donella H. Meadows - 2008-12-03
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Meadows’ Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to devel...
Sarah Drasner
I really enjoyed the book Thinking in Systems. So many insights that can be applied across so many fields. Couldn’t help but relate some of it to software eng, such as reactivity, even though that’s not was she was referring to. Interconnection -> signal, etc      source
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Kill It with Fire
Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones)
Marianne Bellotti - 2021-03-17
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The Legacy Apocalypse is upon us and business, community, and political leaders at all levels need this timely and thoughtful book from a superstar in the field. Aging computer systems present complex technical challenges for organizations both large and small, and Kill It with Fire provides sound strategies for spearheading modernization efforts.K...
Sarah Drasner
This book, Kill it with Fire, is such a great real-life exploration about what it’s like maintaining and attempting to modernize legacy systems. Highly recommended! Takes a second to get going to stick with it beyond the first chapter.      source
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Big Potential
How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
Shawn Achor - 2018-01-30
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Bestselling author Shawn Achor shows how to unlock hidden sources of potential in ourselves and others.In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we...
Sarah Drasner
@calonso I wouldn’t over index on either. Both have their place, and when used well, are force multipliers. I highly suggest the book Big Potential for understanding the power of collaboration.      source
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Writing An Interpreter In Go
Thorsten Ball - 2018-08-07
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In this book we will create a programming language together.We'll start with 0 lines of code and end up with a fully working interpreter for the Monkey programming language. Monkey has been specifically designed for this book: it's a language that looks a lot like C, has first class functions, closures, strings, hashes and arrays and its only imple...
Sarah Drasner
@uxdxdev @munificentbob This book by @thorstenball is also great!      source
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Crafting Interpreters
Robert Nystrom - 2021-07-28
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Despite using them every day, most software engineers know little about how programming languages are designed and implemented. For many, their only experience with that corner of computer science was a terrifying "compilers" class that they suffered through in undergrad and tried to blot from their memory as soon as they had scribbled their last N...
Sarah Drasner
The book Crafting Interpreters by @munificentbob is artfully executed. Even if you have existing knowledge in the space, it’s still a fascinating read because he explains concepts and builds things in such an interesting and engaging way. With some humor/anecdotes too!      source
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Ideas That Created the Future
Classic Papers of Computer Science
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Classic papers by thinkers ranging from from Aristotle and Leibniz to Norbert Wiener and Gordon Moore that chart the evolution of computer science.Ideas That Created the Future collects forty-six classic papers in computer science that map the evolution of the field. It covers all aspects of computer science: theory and practice, architectures and ...
Sarah Drasner
Anyways, this book is really good. It gives a little context to each paper before diving in. Starts with the first system of logic by Aristotle, in “Prior Analytics”      source
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Brief History of Time
From the Big Bang to Black Holes
Stephen Hawking - 2011-08-01 (first published in 1988)
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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories ...
Sarah Drasner
@dan_abramov IMO “A Brief History of Time” does a great job of this framing- past, present, and acknowledging that whatever he says in the book is only the moment of understanding he is currently in.      source
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Data Sketches
A journey of imagination, exploration, and beautiful data visualizations (AK Peters Visualization Series)
Nadieh Bremer, Shirley Wu - 2021-02-09
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Sarah Drasner
I bought the amazing Data Sketches book by @sxywu and @NadiehBremer, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!!! It has all these amazing data visualizations and explanations, bravo nice work!      source
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Clive Thompson - 2020-03-24
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