Adult Stuff: Things You Need to Know to Win at Real Life - Robert Boesel, Matt Moore

GoodReads Summary: Sometimes your first steps into the "real world" send you falling flat on your face. It's natural to be optimistic about new experiences, but most of us set ourselves up only to be let down every time. And disappointment hurts like a $%&*#.

News flash: You don't have to be an Einstein to survive adult life. You don't even have to abandon your standards to get what you want. All you have to do is keep your expectations realistic.

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The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History - Jon Morris

GoodReads Summary: You know about Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but have you heard of Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen? In The League of Regrettable Superheroes, you’ll meet one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. So prepare yourself for such not-ready-for-prime-time heroes as Bee Man (Batman, but with bees), the Clown (circus-themed crimebuster), the Eye (a giant, floating eyeball; just accept it), and many other oddballs and oddities. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The League of Regrettable Superheroes will appeal to die-hard comics fans, casual comics readers, and anyone who enjoys peering into the stranger corners of pop culture.

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Broetry Poetry for Dudes - Brian McGackin

GoodReads Summary: As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste's frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis?

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Employees Gone Wild: Crazy (and True!) Stories of Office Misbehavior, and What You Can Learn From the Mistakes of Others - Richard Burton

GoodReads Summary: Richard Burton has tales you won’t believe actually happened over his decades spent as the attorney hired by companies to protect them when their employees act out. Employees Gone Wild collects some of the most outrageous and absolutely-true stories (names changed to protect the guilty of course) from Burton’s years on the job, along with his indispensable practical advice on how companies and the people that work for them can avoid the same pitfalls.

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K is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice - Avery Monsen, Jory John

GoodReads Summary: From the authors of the breakout bestseller All my friends are dead. (more than 175,000 copies sold) and in the humorous vein of Go the F**k to Sleep comes a laugh-out-loud collection of bad advice that turns the children's alphabet book on its head. Adorable illustrated characters lead readers down a path of poor decision-making, and alphabetical, rhyming couplets offer terrible life lessons in which O is for opening things with your teeth, F is for setting Daddy's wallet on fire, and R is for Raccoon (but definitely not for rabies). With plenty of playfully disastrous choices lurking around every corner, this compendium of black humor may be terrible for actual children, but it's perfect for the common-senseless child in all adults.

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Creating Interfaces with Bulma - Jeremy Thomas, Oleksii Potiekhin, Mikko Lauhakari, Aslam Shah, Dave Berning

GoodReads Summary: This book is a step-by-step guide that will teach how to build a web interface from scratch using Bulma.

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The Flight of the Eisenstein - James Swallow

GoodReads Summary: Having witnessed the events on Istvaan III, Deathguard Captain Garro seizes a ship and heads to Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus's treachery. But the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, and becomes stranded in the warp. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to Terra in time?

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Reveries About Testing

Today, a large number of developers use some testing methodology. But what are tests? What are they for? What is the purpose of writing testes, anyway? Are we testing the right things?

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The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford

GoodReads Summary: In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

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Self-Healing Microservices

All the previous discussions I bought about microservices was just a prelude to something I still don't have a fixed solution: how do microservices "heal" themselves in case of missing data?

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