Reading List

Recent books I’ve read

JavaScript for Kids - The gateway drug that expanded my horizons beyond VBA.

The Complete Software Developer’s Guide: How to Learn Programming Languages Quickly, Ace Your Programming Interview, and Land Your Software Developer Dream Job A great all-around resource for software developers of all stripes, particularly those transitioning mid-career.

Current books I’m reading

Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction

Heavy on OOP, but I like the parallels to design and construction in Civil Engineering.

Fluent Python: Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming

Great resource for writing ‘pythonic’ code once you have mastered the basics.

Hands-On Machine Learning With Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow

Wonderful balance of theory and practical guidance.

Learning OpenCV 3: Computer Vision in C++ with the OpenCV Library

OpenCV in depth from the creator of the library.

Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython

Another essential reference guide straight from the creator of the library.

On my to-do list

Learn to Program with Minecraft Dirt-simple to install on Raspberry Pi and hopefully will inspire the next generation of “those computer whizzes”.