Book Review: The Passionate Programmer written by Chad Fowler

I just happened to get to know about this book while browsing through the books on Flipkart and the book immediately caught my attention. So here’s my review of the book:

First things first:

  • Really cool cover page of the book – [I know Chad Fowler’s musical interest has some role to play in the designing of the cover page]
  • 200 odd pages book- So you don’t feel its overdose of information
  • Short chapters, lighter book. Each chapter followed by Act it! which guides you on how to implement the ideas explained.
  • Nice and legible font used for the content.

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Eight Things to do in College to be Successful in Your Career

I stumbled upon this interesting article(link given at the bottom) using “StumbleUponplugin for Firefox. Really interesting article and i thougth of linking up this post to that article. Most of us  just spend our college life doing nothing or slogging for Grades. Both are in a way will lead to a disastrous career in the future. So has anyone ever thought what to do in College. Great if you have thought about it and if you have not thought about it then this article will help you to decide what to do. Cool right!!! ;) Any ways happy reading… meanwhile even i will read the article ;)

Read the Article here.

Getting straight A's in college? Aiming for it?

I got to the article “Twentysomething: Why I regret getting straight A’s in college” from a link in some blog post. I really enjoyed reading the article- May be because i am not the one getting straight A’s or may be i enjoy reading such career related articles. Its about a person, slogging his time out to get A’s and as the article mentions he got 37 A’s and only 3 B’s. Can one imagine that? I cannot :( Even i know people who are so obsessed with the grades ;) Anyways coming back to the article the author has put forward his experiences of being someone with loads of A’s to his credit. At the end of the article the author mentions that anyone looking for a masters should stay away from the post. Even i want to say the same thing. People aiming for masters- Stay Away- I need not do that- As i am not going for masters ;)

Read the article here.