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Why I Like Riding the Underground; or, Books I've Read Recently

I’ve been having a bit of trouble making time to write lately, but I have had more time to read. I hope to have more complete reviews in a bit, but here’s a quick reading list.

  • Test-Driven Development By Example (Draft) by Kent Beck — Ever think you were doing something and then find out you really weren’t?
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler — Classic and dangerous, since it makes me want to change all my code.
  • Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper — Life-changing.
  • The Keys of Hell by Jack Higgins — Tripe.
  • He Is There and He Is Not Silent by Francis Schaeffer — Talk about deep thoughts! Yet so practical, too.
  • Sundiver by David Brin — I’m a sucker for good sci-fi, and this didn’t disappoint.

Still in the backpack are He That Is Spiritual by Lewis Sperry Chafer and The Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas.