Austin Computer Book Club

August: Functional Thinking

For August we’ll be reading Neil Ford’s 2014 O’Reilly title, Functional Thinking: Paradigm Over Syntax. Rather than focus on specific language features, Functional Thinking looks at a variety of common practices in OOP languages and then shows you how to solve the same problems with a functional language. For instance,

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March: Pragmatic Programmer

Pragmatic Programmer cover

Our book for March will be the 1999 classic, The Pragmatic Programmer – From Journeyman to Master, by Andrew Hunt & David Thomas. Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process — taking a

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October: Mythical Man Month

October’s book selection is the classic The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, by Frederick P. Brooks. Originally written in 1975, it was republished with four additional chapters in 1995. Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man-Month. With a blend of

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