Well hello there,
It has been a really long time since my last post (apologies) and there are a number of reasons for that. Mainly I was sick over an extended period, 3-4 weeks to be exact. First I had food poisoning from one of my favourite Chinese take away restaurants, that put me out of my daily job, BJJ routine and any side project work for over a week. Then a couple of days later I came down with the cold/flu. I thought I had cleared cold and flu season this year but nope, I must have just caught the tail end. So, I was again bed ridden and had my entire routine all messed up. Now that I have missed about 3-4 weeks worth of posts and any real side project work I am back, not at full strength but I’m back.
While I was in bed resting, I also took some time to do some shopping on Amazon and bought a couple of books to assist me in becoming a better professional, software engineer, developer and programmer. I purchased:
- The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (see here for further product information)
- Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (see here for further product information)
After reading, and re-reading sections of both books, I realised how poor of a professional developer, programmer and engineer I really am. Some stuff that I thought I was doing right, was completely wrong or could be greatly improved, and there were areas where I didn’t know that I needed to work on. If you are a professional, developer, programmer or engineer and want to better yourself, then both of these are solid purchases and will help you on your path. I am not afraid to change, especially when I am or others are constructively critical of the way I am doing things.
Now in saying all that, my good friend also purchased Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship and we got talking on Skype about the book. It is from there we thought it may be worthwhile to discuss our professional experiences along the chapters of the book and discuss the concepts and ideas presented. As soon as my voice comes back and I can actually finish a podcast session without coughing up a lung I will be providing more information about the podcast. Right now it has to fit both our schedules are we are both very busy people, but we really want to get this done.
So stay tuned and please be safe and healthy.