Books I liked (since August 2017)


Currently Reading: Hacking the Art of Exploitation

by Jon Erickson | January 2018

Very interesting book I'm reading while doing the Cryptopals challenge. It made me go study some peculiar aspects of C programming that I didn't remember well (like using GDB to debug instead of the IDE stuff) or that I never used before (like pointer typecasting and program access permissions)

The road to learn React

by Robin Wieruch | December 2017

Great resource to learn React in a couple of days.


Tango with Django

by Leif Azzopardi | October-November 2017

A great book if you already know how to code in Python and are familiar with HTML and CSS.


Flashboys

by Michael Lewis | September 2017

A friend of mine borrowed me this book to read and I really enjoyed. It's an extremely nice and entertaining book. I was hooked from the beginning and finished it in a couple of days.

If you have the time and want something fun to read that is not fiction it's a great book.


Deep Work

by Cal Newport | September 2017

The first time I read this book was last year.

I decided to read it again, because I think that as a student it's one of those books you always have to have in mind.

What the author says in the book now sounds to me as common sense. For some reason though I find it hard to find other people that share this point of view.


Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman

by Richard Feynman | August 2017

This is the crazy autobiography of Richard Feynman.

A truly amazing read that made me see myself to a certain extent very similar to him (minus the Nobel Prize obviously).

He had to understand things in simple terms and couldn't handle formalism and rituals. He just went straight to the point. His fa├žade for being such a "curious character" as he describes himself is that he's a simpleton from a working class background, not an intellectual and this let's him get away with whatever he does. Definitely a recommended read.