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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 - 2000-10-21 (first published in 1999)
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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the...
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 - 2019-06-04 (first published in 2018)
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At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derail...
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 - 2014-10-21
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Some stories cannot be told in just one lifetime. Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleve...
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 foolproof walkthrough of must-know computer science concepts. Designed for readers who don't need the academic formality, it's a fast and easy computer science guide. It teaches essential concepts for people who want to program computers effectively. First, it introduces discrete mathematics, then it exposes the most common algorithms and data st...
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 - 2002-02-07 (first published in 1999)
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It is the amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, for example a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. The maze is where you look for what you want, perhaps ...
Scott Hanselman
@TjeerdHans @hanskruse a great classic book      source