Books for 2017


In the era of videos I think that books are often not given enough attention--which is to everyone's detriment. There is a wealth of knowledge inside so many books.  As much as I like ebooks and PDFs I still find it best to read the paper and ink versions. The technical books seem best for mornings and the fantasy ones are best for night time -- the latter ones tend to help with promoting wilder and more entertaining dreams.

Armada, by Ernest Cline.
- A while ago I was sent an audio book named Ready Player One. The audio book was fascinating, deep, and quite entertaining. Armada is written by the same author as Ready Player One so I have high expectations from the book. This will be the fiction book to focus on, and I'm likely to add more later on.

Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss.
- This book is based on a collection of interviews from self-proclaimed life-hacker entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. If you don't wish to listen to the podcast and prefer to be able to quickly refer to the gems from the interviews then this is the book to have. The book is broken down into sections: healthy, wealthy, and wise.  I have begun reading it and so far I have found new regiments that I intend on using from 2017 on-wards.

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions, by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths.
- Sometime ago I saw someone listening to the audio book version of this book. As someone who is interested in computers I think this could be an interesting book, although it's got to be quite on the dry side.

Faith vs Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible, by Jerry Coyne.
- I think it's important to know the proper definitions of religion and science, how they differ, and what are the implications of abiding by each. Furthermore, I think one should challenge their existing views.

D Web Development, by Kai Nacke
- Some time ago I went through an ASP and C# web development course, and frankly I was deeply dissapointed. The reason was that it seems that Microsoft's Visual Studio does a lot of work for you and you are left without understanding what is going on at a deeper level. Using D language and vibe.d along with this book may help with improving the deeper understanding I seek.  The D Programming Language by Andrei Alexandrescu may also come in handy.

Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools, by Aho, Sethi, and Ullman.
- This is the type of book that is technical. My goal is to be able to construct a compiler using known standards.

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, by Russell and Norvig.
 - This is the type of college book that can help creating the building blocks for creating AI systems. I'm hoping it will cover theory and hopefully some examples.

Published: Jan 3, 2017

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