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Peace Is Every Step
The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh - Aug 15, 1995 (first published in 1990)
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Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is--in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking in a park--and shows how deep meditative presence is availab...
Taylor Otwell
May 29, 2020
Finished this book today. Highly recommended. 🤙      source
The Manual
A Philosopher's Guide to Life
Epictetus - May 11, 2017
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Life's Missing Instruction Manual Epictetus (c. 50-135 CE) was brought as a slave to Rome, where he became a great teacher, deeply influencing the future emperor Marcus Aurelius among many others. His philosophy, Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical--aimed at relieving human suffering here and now.And Epictetus knew suffering. Besides being a f...
Taylor Otwell
Dec 27, 2019
Pound for pound probably the best book I’ve read… check out the “Art Of Living” edition.      source
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Head First Design Patterns
Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software
Eric Freeman - Dec 29, 2020 (first published in 2004)
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You know you don't want to reinvent the wheel, so you look to design patterns--the lessons learned by those who've faced the same software design problems. With design patterns, you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others so that you can spend your time on something more challenging. Something more fun. This book shows ...
Taylor Otwell
Feb 04, 2013
@dandr3ss yeah that's a good book... Code Complete is good and super thorough... Head first design patterns also good      source
The Pragmatic Programmer
Your Journey To Mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
David Thomas - Sep 23, 2019
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Straight from the trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process: transforming a requirement into working, maintainable code that delights users. Extensively updated with ten new sections and major revisions through...
Taylor Otwell
Feb 04, 2013
@dandr3ss yeah that's a good book... Code Complete is good and super thorough... Head first design patterns also good      source
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Code Complete
A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition
Steve McConnell - Jun 18, 2004 (first published in 1993)
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Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell's original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices--and hundreds of new code samples--illustrating the art and science of software con...
Taylor Otwell
Feb 04, 2013
@dandr3ss yeah that's a good book... Code Complete is good and super thorough... Head first design patterns also good      source
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Jeff Atwood