Jake Worth

Inspired by this post by Gregory Brown, I'd like to share the books I'm planning to read in the cold Chicago winter. By diving into these resources, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of my work.

1) Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software Paperback – Charles Petzold

Why? I want to understand programming and computer science on a more fundamental level; to understand today's practices as part of a larger tradition.

2) Programming Elixir 1.3: Functional |> Concurrent |> Pragmatic |> Fun - Dave Thomas

Why? I've been learning Elixir for a while now, and love it. I aim to get a deeper perspective on the language and familiarize myself with the canonical books currently available.

3) Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction - Steve McConnell

Why? This book has been recommended to me many times! It's time. I want to be exposed to the best practices from across the industry, not just what's popular in the Ruby and JavaScript communities. Doing so will make me a better developer and consultant.

That's it! Thanks for reading. If you've read any of these books, I'd love to talk along the way. I'll be sharing what I learn at Today I Learned, this blog, and the Hashrocket Blog.

Nov 6, 2016

I'm Jake Worth, a developer at Hashrocket, based in Chicago. I co-organize Vim Chicago. Read my blog, learn about my work, follow me on Twitter and Github, get in touch.