Architecting for Scale by Lee Atchison: Reading Experience

I recently read the book Architecting for Scale by Lee Atchison. The book contains a high-level overview of the major concepts that revolve around the topic of building highly-available and scalable apps.I felt the book to be more suited as a light read for people already familiar with these concepts rather than being an informative … Continue reading Architecting for Scale by Lee Atchison: Reading Experience

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Clean Code Chapter 1&2: Clean Code & Meaningful names

I have started reading the book Clean Code by Robert C. Martin, which is considered to be a industry standard for writing maintainable and elegant code. Because this book is such a heavy read, and each chapter is full of content and a knowledge bank in itself, for personal reference I've decided to summarise each chapter in … Continue reading Clean Code Chapter 1&2: Clean Code & Meaningful names

The Alchemist : Reading Experience

Reading The Alchemist was like getting up at dawn and seeing the sun rise, while the whole world slept. The Alchemist doesn't teach you anything, but you can learn a million things from it. "Lead will play its role until the world has no further need for the lead, and then the lead will have to turn … Continue reading The Alchemist : Reading Experience

Mastery By Robert Greene : Reading Experience

“The problem with all students, he said, is that they inevitably stop somewhere. They hear an idea and they hold on to it until it becomes dead; they want to flatter themselves that they know the truth. But true Zen never stops, never congeals into such truths. That is why everyone must constantly be pushed … Continue reading Mastery By Robert Greene : Reading Experience

The Blue Ocean Strategy : How To Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked. The whole idea of The Blue Ocean Strategy is to create uncontested market spaces that creates new demands and make the competition irrelevant. The book describes Red Oceans as known … Continue reading The Blue Ocean Strategy : How To Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : Reading Experience

The Japanese motorcycle maintenance guide says “ Assembly of Japanese bicycle requires great piece of mind”. There is a thing about everything you build, including bikes. If you build it with non-serene mind, then you build your problems into it. The book takes you on a cross country bike journey that will teach you mind … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : Reading Experience

How to Win Friends and Influence People : Reading Experience and Summary

How to win friends and influence people is an all time classic book. I got to know about this book from the Goodreads recommendations and instantly decided to read this one. It starts stating that leadership is 15% technical skills and 85% skill to manage human relations. This sentence alone suffices the need of this book. What you … Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People : Reading Experience and Summary