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Scott is a web developer, teacher and speaker. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.
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The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
Charles Petzold - 2000-10-11 (first published in 1999)
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"Unlock the Secret Inner Life of Computers with this Ingenious Book on Language and Communication! From flashlights to the British invasion, CODE explores the ways humans manipulate language to communicate and drive technological innovation. Author Charles Petzold uses easily digestible language, everyday objects, and familiar systems like Braille and Morse code to create a compelling narrative that will enlighten even the least tech-savvy reader. You'll gain a deeper context for understanding PCs, digital media, and the Internet. Whether you're a curious beginner or dedicated technophile, CODE will delight and captivate."
Scott Hanselman
The second edition of Petzold's seminal work "Code" is available on Kindle for just $20! This book is glorious and it's now celebrating a second edition with 70 new pages, a companion website, and new custom diagrams #ref      source
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Dread Nation
Justina Ireland - 2018-04-03
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"Experience a thrilling alternate history of America where the dead have risen, changing the fate of the nation forever. Follow Jane McKeene, a young girl of color determined to make a new life for herself as an Attendant, trained to fight both with weapons and etiquette to protect the wealthy. But when conspiracies and powerful enemies endanger her safety, Jane must face a life-threatening battle for survival. Dread Nation is a captivating and deeply subversive novel that explores themes of race, humanity, and survival in an explosive, post-apocalyptic America."
Scott Hanselman
OK this book by @justinaireland looks amazing. “Dread Nation,” my son is reading it now for school and I’ve got next. It’s got historical fiction, zombies, kick butt protagonists, and timeless themes      source
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Laurie Halse Anderson
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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North - 2014-04-08
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Follow Harry August as he lives countless lives, always starting as a child with the knowledge of his past lives. But as he approaches the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears and changes everything. Together, they embark on a mission to save the past and future. This gripping story will leave you questioning the limits of time and the human experience.
Scott Hanselman
@STSchorey My best book of the year was "The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August" by @ClaireNorth42      source
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Janna Bastow
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Computer Science Distilled
Learn the Art of Solving Computational Problems
Wladston Ferreira Filho - 2017-01-17
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A quick and easy guide to essential computer science concepts, perfect for those who want to program effectively without getting bogged down in academic language. Covering everything from discrete mathematics to algorithms and data structures, this book will help you understand the principles that underpin computer programming.
Scott Hanselman
Excellent book for NON-Academic who wants to understand: "Computer Science Distilled" by @Wladston #ref #codenewbie      source
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Who Moved My Cheese?
An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Spencer Johnson - 2002-01-01 (first published in 1999)
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Explore the profound metaphorical tale of four characters seeking cheese to satisfy their needs and desires, be it a successful career, a flourishing relationship, or spiritual peace of mind. The maze represents the challenging quest to attain these goals, where even after obtaining them, the cheese keeps moving. Discover how one character learns to embrace and navigate unexpected changes while leaving valuable insights along the way.
Scott Hanselman
@TjeerdHans @hanskruse a great classic book      source