Sunday, 5 April 2009

What I’m reading.

Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# (Robert C. Martin)

Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# (Robert C. Martin)

I bought this after attending Claudio Lassala’s session DEV314 Beyond the Core Concepts of Object-Oriented Programming at the recent Tech.days 24 hour event, it was well worth staying up all night. After attending the above session on Tech.days I felt as if Claudio was saying all the things I had been groping for (I won’t say “striving for” because that suggests I had some idea of where I was going and didn’t), ways I was trying to work but not quite making it. Now I think I’ve started on a new way to code that truly will be more elegant.

 

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jQuery in Action

Which I noticed many talking about and recommending, I think it was recommended on one of the Geek-Speak sessions. I do love the jQuery approach, the none invasive approach to coding JavaScript in pages seems to marry so well with MVC, which I am now taking a serious look at. Hopefully I’ll have some posts on jQuery and MVC soon.

Oh and I think Silverlight 3 is cool also.

2 comments:

rtpHarry said...

The Agile Principles, Patterns and Practices in C# book is a good book. I had it kicking around on my wish list for a while and finally bought it a few weeks back. Its a really interesting read... about half way through it at the moment.

I havent bought any jQuery books yet but I have used little bits of it in a few websites. I keep seeing these "in action" books spoken highly of again and again...

Steve said...

It's a good read really engaging and makes a lot of sense, it's all stuff I've been groping towards.

Steve