pamela fox's reading list :: code
Here are the books I've read recently that match code. Click to view my full reading list.
The Code Book
LOVE. A history of cryptography in the world, up until 10 years ago. Fantastic introduction, made me want to learn more. Also loved the tangents into linguistics.
HTML5 Multimedia: Develop & Design
LIKE. Great quick read about video and audio tags.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Ben Collins-Sussman
LOVE. Highly recommended reading for any engineer working in a company or in an open source project, even if you're not a manager.
The Diamond Age
LOVE. A sci-fi novel that follows a women from an abusive childhood to an epic adulthood -- I loved it because it reminds me of my favorite movie, Puff the Magic Dragon. Also makes interesting observations on how society is structured and what makes people intelligent.
LOVE. A thrilling sci-fi novel which touches both on web technologies (coining the term avatar), history, and human languages - all interesting to me.
Programming Google App Engine
LOVE. A well written book explaining App Engine, with many chapters dedicated to an in-depth look at the datastore, one of the trickiest parts. Slightly better for Python devs than Java devs.
HTML5: Up & Running
LOVE. A humorous, informative, and well-written introduction to various parts of HTML5 - the new semantic tags, multimedia, microdata, geolocation, offline storage, and more.