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I have a pretty extensive library of paper books.
Many of them are about programming. 30%, I’d say.
I used to buy a lot of books about software development. I’d take the train to the big city, go to the big library where I knew I could find the good books (when Linux was still sold in 4 CD sets). Books were basically the only way to learn programming on your own on a budget.
A good portion of my books are about self improvement, personal growth. I’m very passionate about the subject.
Some books about business. Small business, and books about solo operations, mostly. But I also have a fair share of the common startup-oriented books.
Some books are biographies or collections of stories about interesting people or companies.
Some books are about how to write.
Some are about marketing. I run a solo business and It’s essential for its existence to think a lot about marketing.
Most of my books are written in English. That’s how I learned English (I only started learning English at 14).
Some are books everyone talks about. Some others are obscure books I only got second-hand because they were out of print.
Some books live on my iPad or on my Kindle, but I really, really like to have a book in printed format.
I like to keep my books around. I want to look at them. I want them to look at me. I want to stay surrounded by them, to remind me I have a lot of things to learn and to explore, and there’s no time to fool around.
I haven’t read all my books. Yet today I ordered a bunch of books.
7 new books. Solo business, personal finance freedom, mental models, branding.
Not programming related this time, although I’m preparing a batch of programming books soon. Programming books expire so fast, and I think I already got the ones I’d consider pillars. But there’s always something I am missing.
One day I’ll start a “books” section here, perhaps, posting my notes on the books I like the most.
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- Review of the book The 4-Hour Work Week
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- As an indie maker, what kind of product should you build?
- Create your own job security
- Developers, learn marketing
- The freedom of a product business
- Generating value
- Have a purpose for your business
- The idea is nothing
- The niche
- Remote working for software developers
- Product / market fit
- The best podcasts for frontend developers
- Why should I create an email list?
- Disconnect time from money
- The scarcity principle applied to software products
- The social proof principle
- How I added Dark Mode to my website
- My notes on the Deep Work book
- The pros of using a boring stack
- How to estimate programming time
- On going independent as a developer
- How to learn how to learn
- Why interview questions for programming jobs are so difficult?
- Do I need a degree to be a programmer?
- Everyone can learn programming
- How to be productive
- How to get the real number of pageviews of a static site
- Have you filled a developer bucket today?
- How I record my videos
- All the software projects I made in the past
- Tutorial purgatory from the perspective of a tutorial maker
- Every developer should have a blog. Here’s why, and how to stick with it
- Having a business mindset for developers
- How to write Unmaintainable Code
- What is Imposter Syndrome
- How to work from home without going crazy
- How I prototype a Web Page
- You should be the worst developer in your team
- How to start a blog using Hugo
- Write what you don't know
- How to block distractions using uBlock Origin
- Coding is an art
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- Dealing with the fire
- On being a generalist
- The Developer’s Dilemma
- My plan for being hired as a Go developer. In 2017
- Productivity gains of using a Mac and an iOS device
- How to go from tutorials to your own project
- This is my little Digital Garden
- How to start freelancing as a developer
- Sharing the Journey Towards Building a Software Product Business
- Subfolder vs subdomain
- How I use text expanding to save time
- Software is a superpower
- I love books
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- On using IndexedDB as the main database