Plainionist Plainionic Programmer

The second habit

This week I had a discussion with a colleague of mine about stakeholder conform communication. The content of the discussion reminded me about the “2. Habit: Begin with the end in mind”.

This habit is one of seven from Stephen Convey’s great book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

MVVM pattern and dialogs

Every now and then I come across questions on how to handle dialogs in MVVM pattern with WPF. Honestly, most of the solution proposals I don’t like as they - from my perspective - somehow “violate” the MVVM pattern.

Blogging with Jekyll - Legal and privacy

Legal and privacy topics don’t have primary focus on a blog but also such topics are important …

Blogging with Jekyll - Tags and Series

Now that I have my basic blog running I want to tune it a little bit …

Blogging with Jekyll - Basics

How did I set up the basics of my blog?

Of course there are endless very good posts out there about Markdown + Jekyll + GitHub Pages and I am not going to repeat what others already have nicely documented. So let me just summarize my setup and referring to others for more detailed explanations.

Blogging with Jekyll - Introduction

How could one blog the pragmatic, the minimalistic, the “plainionistic” way?

For me the answer is simple: Use the “power of plain text” and write posts in Markdown ;-)

Domain-Driven Design

After having it on the reading list for a long time and having been reminded to read it by several other sources in the recent weeks I finally took the time get through

Book: Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

First, I have to admit: not an easy read - at least not for me. Of course the book is well structured and for sure Eric knows what he is talking about but for me his language is more challenging to read as e.g. Uncle Bob - more advanced English, longer sentences … but finally i made it ;-)

Now lets focus on content!

Clean Architecture

Book: Clean Architecture

Clean Architecture

As with every book by Uncle Bob it was fun to read it … so I finished it in 2 days ;-)

As the title states and in contrast to his other recent books this book is really focusing on architecture. He clearly describes what architecture is about and what good architecture is, from his perspective.

Having read his Clean Architecture article already 3 times for me there were no fundamental news in the book, but still gave me some more insights here and there.

Vue.js 2 Cookbook

As my expedition in the world of web development (esp. client side web development) continued and my javascript and HTML code base grew, I discovered that I wanted a javascript framework to support me. After some research about Angular, KnockOut, React and Vue.js I finally decided for Vue.

Even though the Vue.js online documentation is really great and gave me a good and quick start I later decided to look for a book to gain an even better foundation. I finally selected

Book: Vue.js 2 Cookbook

Vue.js 2 Cookbook

SurviveJS

After having spent the recent weeks and months getting deeper into web development and esp. into full stack micro services (including non-monolith frontends) I realized that it is time to read a book about “client side development” in general to get a stronger foundation on state of the art development setups.

Book: SurviveJS - WebPack

SurviveJS - WebPack

Architecture for Containerized .NET Applications

Since a while now I am interested in MicroServices architectures, their benefits and how to implement them. Recently I came across .NET Microservices: Architecture for Containerized .NET Applications in The week in .Net and immediate read it.

Overall I think it is a really good book about the topic! Of course it focuses on Microsoft technologies but that’s okay as this is anyway my primary playground ;-) The ~300 pages gave me quite good and “deep enough” overview about the topics below and I really wonder whether I would need another book at all. And this one is for free!

Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure

Recently I read in The week in .Net about some new e-books published by Microsoft about web, cloud and container development and one of these books was Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure.

After I have read it I can say it is a rather small book which gives you a good but very basic overview about ASP.Net Core MVC development.

Big boys software engineering?

I find it always very interesting to learn how other companies do software engineering - esp. the “big boys” :)

Unraveling Bootstrap

Do your web sites also look ugly because you have no clue about web design?

Bootstrap to the rescue! With Bootstrap you don’t need to be a web designer to give your web sites a professional look and feel.

This book …

Book: Unraveling Bootstrap

Unraveling Bootstrap

A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery

In order to get my hands even dirtier with Web technologies I wanted to read more about Html5, JavaScript and jQuery. And so I came across this book:

Book: A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery

A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery