DataChomp

Chomping At The Bits

Books

It is worth mentioning that in addition to reading, I spend a good chunk of time on sites like Metacasts, CodeSchool, RubyTapas.

-—|-—|— 2014 -—|-—|—
AppDev:
POODR
Rails Recipes
Mining the Social Web: Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, and More
Conquering The Command Line
RaspberryPi a quickstart guide
Automate with Grunt: The Build Tool for JavaScript
Efficiency in Development Workflows

Database:
Hadoop: The Definitive Guide
Postgres Server Programming
SQL Server 2012 – High Performance t-sql using Window Functions

Misc:
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Snowcrash
Enders Game

-—|-—|— 2013 -—|-—|—
Database:
Pro SQL Server Policy Based Management
Pro SQL Server Service Broker
postgres backup and restore
postgres instant starter
SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning
Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Getting Started With Redshift

AppDev:
Exceptional Ruby
tmux
vim and vi tips
mastering nginx
RubyMotion
Rails Recipes
Heroku Up and Running
Ruby on Rails 4.0 Guide

Misc:
Ready Player One

-—|-—|— 2012 -—|-—|—
Infrastructure:
Nginx HTTP Server
Pro Linux System Administration (Expert’s Voice in Open Source)

Database:
SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers: For All Database Developers and Developers Administrators
The Little Redis Book
PostgreSQL: Up and Running
Couchbase Manual 1.8

AppDev:
Web Development Recipes
Sinatra: Up and Running
Programming Entity Framework: Code First
Git From The Bottom Up
Heroku Hackers Guide
Professional ASP.NET MVC 4 (Wrox Professional Guides)
Deploying Rails: Automate, Deploy, Scale, Maintain, and Sleep at Night (The Facets of Ruby)
Rails Deep Dive
Practical Performance Profiling: Improving the efficiency of .NET code

MISC
Ship it! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects

-—|-—|— 2011 -—|-—|—
Database:
Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting
Securing SQL Server: Protecting Your Database from Attackers
SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled (Expert’s Voice in SQL Server)
Brad’s Sure Guide to SQL Server Maintenance Plans (Dba Handbooks)
How to Become an Exceptional DBA, 2nd Edition
The Red Gate Guide to SQL Server Team-based Development
SQL Server Statistics
Protecting SQL Server Data
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration
SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Vol. 2
PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual – Volume 3: Server Administration Guide
PostgreSQL 9 High Performance
PostgreSQL 9 Admin Cookbook
Writing PostgreSQL Applications
The RavenDB Book
The Little MongoDB Book – Karl Seguin

App Dev:
Pro ASP.NET MVC V2 Framework (Expert’s Voice in .NET)
Professional iPhone Programming with MonoTouch and .NET/C#
Taking Your Talent To The Web – Jeffrey Zeldman
Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit

Misc:
Coder to Developer: Tools and Strategies for Delivering Your Software
Defensive Design for the Web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points
Don’t Just Roll The Dice – A usefully short guide to software pricing
Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Programming Amazon EC2

Non Technical:
The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
Confessions of a Public Speaker (English and English Edition)
The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Getting Real
Rockable Personal Branding – Skellie
Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success
Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup
Startups Open Sourced
Zero Day: A Novel