Tag: BOOKS

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Nov 2016 ]

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Welcome to the future! 🙂 (source)

BOOKS

Stranger Than We Can Imagine

Peter Gasston reviews John Higgs’ book, Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century. It’s a history not of countries and politics, but of philosophy, art and science, relativity, relativism, modernism, individualism, nihilism, sci-fi, chaos, pop, capitalism, postmodernism…

SCIENCE

Smallest sliver of time yet measured sees electrons fleeing atom

For the first time, physicists have measured changes in an atom to the level of zeptoseconds, or trillionths of a billionth of a second – the smallest division of time yet observed.

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Oct 2016 ]

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Giant jade stone found in a Burma mine: it's worth up to £140m! (source)

WEB

Notes on debating for the web development community

For Rafa 😉
Debate doesn’t change minds. Exchanging information and explaining your context —empathy— is the only thing that works.

BOOKS

Node.js Succinctly

With this e-book by Emanuele DelBono, you will learn the basics of Node.js: non-blocking I/O, the event loop, modules, the Node.js runtime environment, filesystem interaction and streams, database access, web server message queuing, and more.

Readings for Lunch — [ 10 Mar 2016 ]

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Tricky topic of human-robot ethics now and in the future explained – Keynote #ixd16 (source)

BOOKS

Enduring CSS

Ben Frain's guide on how to write style sheets for large scale, rapidly changing, long-lived web projects is now available online for free. If you prefer you can also buy it in PDF or eBook.

DEVOPS

How to deploy software

Via Rafael Yepes Garcia
A long essay about the high-level aspects of deployment: collaboration, safety, and pace. The first-hand experience of Zach Holman.

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 Jan 2016 ]

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A frame of the new amazing video of the Chemical Brothers (source)

BOOKS

Scala Design Patterns

My friend (and former colleague) Ivan Nikolov, has written a book with practical advice about best practices in Scala. I loved his comment: “Don't expect that I'm making any meaningful money from this. I'm just doing this to contribute to the software community”. Bravo, Ivan!

MEETUP

London Sass February

London Sass is back, thanks to the efforts of Igor Czerwinski­. The first meetup of the year will be about Patterns and Atomic CSS. Grab your ticket now, tickets tend to go extremely fast!

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Nov 2015 ]

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Autumn in Kromlau, Germany.

UX

How we research and prototype at Made by Many

The design process at one of the best digital design agencies in London. From user research to prototyping techniques, from user interviews to getting feedback.

BOOKS

Jan V. White online books

Over his forty-year design career, Jan V. White wrote twelve books on grids, page layout, typography, designing charts and graphs, the use of color, and other aspects of information design. Now, eight of his classic design books are available online for free.

Readings for Lunch — [ 08 Jul 2015 ]

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Pablo Picasso, portraied by David Douglas Duncan

BOOKS

Atomic Design

You can follow the writing of this book by Brad Frost, and preview the chapters as soon as they are published online.
A must read if you are a designer.

GRAFFITI

The Curious Frontier of Red

Via Davide Folletto Casali
Graffiti on a wall. Red paint to cover it. An experiment that leads to an unexpected challenge.

Readings for Lunch — [ 26 Jun 2015 ]

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Moanalua Saddle to Haiku Stairs, Hawaii. Better known as "Stairway to Heaven" (source)

BOOKS

Swift by Example

Apple will release Swift as open source in next months. Also, according to many developers, it's a great programming language. So what better reasons to start and get your hands dirty?

FUN (?)

It's The Future

This post is just for joke and means no harm to any of the tools and libraries mentioned in it (here the counterpart).

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 Apr 2015 ]

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Have nice holidays, relax and… don't do like that

BOOKS

"The User Experience Book of One" – by Leah Buley

If you ever have to read a book on UX design and product design processes and methodologies, this is the one.

PS: have a look also at her slideshare, it's definitely worth it.

BUZZ & HYPE

How Product Hunt Helped Me Grow A List Of 12,989,483,288+ Valuable Subscribers…

… And Generate 220k+ In Sales In Less Than 20 Minutes Without Having To Write A Single Line Of Code And Also Taught Me These 5+ Startup Lessons From My Mistakes About Being A Product Manager in 2016 on Meerkat

Obviously, a joke. But that tells a lot about the click-bait battle out there.