Why Rust and not Go

Chthon - Piers Anthony

Goodreads Summary: Chthon was Piers Anthony’s first published novel in 1967, written over the course of seven years. He started it when he was in the US Army, so it has a long prison sequence that is reminiscent of that experience, being dark and grim. It features Aton Five, a space man who commits the crime of falling in love with the dangerous, alluring Minionette and is therefore condemned to death in the subterranean prison of Chthon. It uses flashbacks to show how he came to know the Minionette, and flash-forwards to show how he dealt with her after his escape from prison. The author regards this as perhaps the most intricately structured novel the science fantasy genre has seen. It was a contender for awards, but not a winner.

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Pro Vim - Mark McDonnell

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Dragon's Winter - Elizabeth A. Lynn

Goodreads Summary: Karadur and Tenjiro are twin sons of Kojiro Antani, the dragon lord of Ippa. But only Karadur, whose name means "fire-bringer," bears the blood of the dragon in his veins. His younger brother, Tenjiro or "Heaven's hope," was second out of the womb and is the weakest and smallest of the two. As the twins grow to maturity, Karadur is anxious to attain the promise of his blood and transform into the dragon he is capable of becoming. But Tenjiro, who bears the scars of Karadur's claws, resents his older brother and, on the eve of Karadur's transformation, steals the talisman that makes the change possible. That same night he disappears, fleeing to a distant, icy realm where he will reemerge as a powerful wizard bent on destroying his older brother. But Karadur, lord of Dragon Keep, is prepared to go to war against Tenjiro, and it's likely only one will survive. --Craig Engler (less)

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Microservices In Action - Morgan Bruce

GoodReads summary: Microservices in Action is a practical book about building and deploying microservice-based applications. Written for developers and architects with a solid grasp of service-oriented development, it tackles the challenge of putting microservices into production. You'll begin with an in-depth overview of microservice design principles, building on your knowledge of traditional systems. Then, you'll start creating a reliable road to production. You'll explore examples using Kubernetes, Docker, and Google Container Engine as you learn to build clusters and maintain them after deployment. Throughout this rich, experience-driven book, you'll move through real-world use cases including a continuous delivery pipeline, production monitoring, and practical techniques for scaling and maintaining a healthy system.

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Things I Learnt The Hard Way - Don't Defend Bad Code

Bad code exists everywhere. You shouldn't defend it, even if it is your own code.

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Things I Learnt The Hard Way - Global Changes Must Be Discussed With The Whole Team First

So you got tired of bad tests and decided it is a good idea to add some fuzz testing tool. Before you do add it in the main branch, you have to discuss it with your team.

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Things I Learnt The Hard Way - Be Transparent With The User

Since we are talking about logging, another thing you must do is to be transparent with the user in your user interface.

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Things I Learnt The Hard Way - One Version To Add, One Version To Remove

A lot of things change during development. One day you need a field, another day that field may be completely different. For those cases, use one version to add the new field and another to remove.

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Things I Learnt The Hard Way - Git-Flow Is The Way To Go

If Gerrit is such a mistake, what can you use instead? Git Flow!

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