12 Things that made me a better developer

Yeay, a listicle. Please note that the order of the talks in this post is completely random.

Rich Hickey – The Value of Values

Mind-opening talk about very common conceptions about entities and how to story information. A great motivator for immutability and definitely a must see.

Uwe Friedrichsen – Resilient functional service design

Added later to this post, it just fitted so fell 😉
By the way: Uwe gave many great talks, one gem if you want to deep-dive into consistency is “Real-world consistency explained

Adrian Cockroft – Migrating to Microservices

On of the better “migrating to microservices” talk giving a great overview.

Our Standard Books

  • Head First Design Patterns – Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson
    This is book explains design patterns in a  straightforward, fun and easy to remember way
  • The Pragmatic Programmer – Andrew Hunt and David Thomas
  • Clean Code – Robert C. Martin
  • Design Patterns – Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides
    The standard. In Alexander’s personal opinion “head first design patterns” is the better starting point for design patterns, but this is a great reference.
  • Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture – Martin Fowler

And some Links

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