I have been a Software Developer for 14 years. Currently working in Melbourne, Australia. My main experience is with the C++ , C# languages, building rich client applications on Windows and Unix platforms.
My interests include ScienceFiction, Bushwalking, Karate and Windsurfing.
My reading took a back seat when my 1st daughter was born but lately I seem to be making some progress in working my way through the massive backlog of books on my nightstand.
Books I am currently reading
Read in 2010
- AgeOfPropaganda? : The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion by AnthonyPratkanis?, ElliotAronson?
- ManagingHumans? : Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by MichaelLopp?
- NHibernateInAction? by PierreHenriKuat?é, ChristianBauer?, GavinKing? , TobinHarris?
- LeanAgileSoftwareDevelopment? : Achieving Enterprise Agility by AlanShalloway?, GuyBeaver?, and JamesRTrott?
- ThePrinciplesOfProductDevelopmentFlow? : Second Generation Lean Product Development by DonaldGReinertsen?
- MeasuringTheUserExperience? by TomTullis? and BillAlbert?
- MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-561): MicrosoftDotNetFramework3pt5AdoDotNetApplicationDevelopment? by ShawnWildermuth?, JimWightman? &, MarkBlomsma?
- TalentIsOverrated? : What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by GeoffreyColvin?
- ThoughtsOnInteractionDesign? by JonKolko?
Read in 2009
- TheDesignOfEverydayThings by DonaldANorman?
- DesigningForTheSocialWeb? by JoshuaPorter?
- DontMakeMeThink? : A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2ndEd by SteveKrug?
- DreamingInCode by ScottRosenberg?
- HighStakesNoPrisoners? : A Winners Tale of Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars by CharlesHFerguson?
- FunctionalProgrammingForTheRealWorld? : With Examples in F# and C# by TomasPetricek? and JonSkeet?
- Kaikaku? : The Power and Magic of Lean by NormanBodek?
- TheIdeaGenerator? : Quick and Easy Kaizen by NormanBodek? and BunjiTozawa?
- TheBackOfTheNapkin? by DanRoam?
- ExpertFSharp? by DonSyme?, AdamGranicz? & AntonioCisternino?
- ReleaseIt? : Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software by MichaelTNygard?
- BehindClosedDoors? : Secrets of Great Management by JohannaRothman & EstherDerby
Read in 2008
- Genius? Richard Feynman and Modern Physics by JamesGleick?
- CSharpInDepth? by JonSkeet?
- TheDip? : The Extraordinary Benefits of Knowing when to Quit ( and When to Stick ) by SethGodin?
- LiarsPoker? : Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by MichaelLewis?
- ManageIt? : Your Guide to Modern Pragmatic Project Management by JohannaRothman
- TheAremacProject? by JerryWeinberg
- TeamOfRivals? : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by DorisGoodwin?
- MicrosoftDotNetFramework2pt0ApplicationDevelopmentFoundation? by TonyNorthrup?, ShawnWildermuth?, BillRyan?
- ModernCppDesign?: Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied by AndreiAlexandrescu?
Read in 2007
- BeyondTheCppStandardLibrary?: An Introduction to Boost by BjörnKarlsson
- HowToTalkToAnyone?: 92 Little Tricks for Big Succuss in Relationships by LielLowndes?
- HiddenValue? : How great companies achieve extraordinary results with ordinary people by CharlesAOReillyIII? & JeffreyPfeffer?
- TheToyotaWay? : 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer by JeffreyLiker?, [ISBN 0071392319 (amazon.com, search)]
- CollaborationExplained? : Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders by JeanTabaka?
- TheWorldIsFlat : A Brief History of the Globalized World in the 21st Century by ThomasFriedman?
- UserStoriesApplied? : For Agile Software Development by MikeCohn?
- Slack : Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency by TomDeMarco
- TheEffectiveExecutive? by PeterFDrucker?
- Influence? : Science and Practice by RobertCialdini?
- AgileRetrospectives? : Making Good Teams Great by EstherDerby & DianaLarsen?
- ThePyramidPrinciple? by BarbaraMento?
- PragmaticVersionControl2ndEd?: Using Subversion by MikeMason?
- AGuideToTheProjectManagementBodyOfKnowledge3Ed? by ProjectManagementInstitute?
Read in 2006
- AgileEstimatingAndPlanning? by MikeCohn?
- ImplementingLeanSoftwareDevelopment? : From Concept to Cash by by MaryPoppendieck? and TomPoppendieck?
- StateOfDenial : BushAtWar? Part 3 by BobWoodward?
- IronSunrise? by CharlesStross?
- SingularitySky? by CharlesStross?
- AgileAndIterativeDevelopment : A Manager's Guide by CraigLarman?
- Pretender? by CarolineJCherryh
- ConceptualBlockbusting? : A Guide to Better Ideas by JamesLAdams?
- DesignPatternsExplained? : A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design by AlanShalloway? and JamesTrott?
- TheArtOfProjectManagement? by ScottBerkun?
- InvitingDisaster? : Lessons from the Edge of Technology by JamesRChiles?
- TheCashflowQuadrant? : Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom by RobertKiyosaki? and SharonLechter?
- TheEconomicsOfInnocentFraud? : Truth for our Time by JohnKennethGaibraith?
- HighDruidOfShannara? Straken? by TerryBrooks?
Read in 2005
- WokenFuries? by RichardMorgan (Book 3 in the The TakeshiKovacs? Series)
- MoreThanFire? (Book 6 in the WorldOfTiers? Series) by PhilipJoseFarmer?
- ThinkingInCSharp? by LarryOBrien? and BruceEckel?
Read in 2004
- CppGotchas? : Avoiding Common Problems in Coding and Design by StephenDewhurst?
- DeadWater? by BarbaraHambly?
- Dragon? by StevenBrust?
- Issola? by StevenBrust?
- EmotionalIntelligence? by DanielGoleman?
- Leadership? by RudolphGiuliani?
- TheUniverseInANutshell? by StephenHawking?
- TheAgeOfUnreason by CharlesHandy?
- PandorasStar? by PeterHamilton?
- SethraLavode? by StevenBrust?
- ThePathOfTheDead? by StevenBrust?
- FiveHundredYearsAfter? by StevenBrust?
- ThePhoenixGuards? by StevenBrust?
- BrightlyBurning? by MercedesLackey
- TheNewPositioning? by JackTrout? with SteveRivkin?
- AntiPatterns? : Refactoring Software, Architecture and Project in Crisis by WilliamBrown?, RaphaelMalveau?, HaysMcCormick, ThomasMowbray?
- BottomUpMarketing? by AlRies? and JackTrout?
- ChildOfThunder? by MickeyZuckerReichert?
- TheWesternWizard? by MickeyZuckerReichert?
- LivingTheSevenHabits? by StephenCovey?
- Noise? by HalClement?
- DaysOfTheDead? by BarbaraHambly?
- FromHell? by AlanMoore and EddieCampbell?
- ThePowerOfLogicalThinking? by MarilynVosSavant?
- TheSevenHabitsOfHighlyEffectivePeople by StephenCovey?
Read in 2003
Earlier in 2003
Read in 2002
- MultiplayerGameProgramming? by ToddBarron?
- IsometricGameProgrammingWithDirectX7pt0? by ErnestPazera?
- TricksOfTheWindowsGameProgrammingGurus? (2nd Ed) by AndreLaMothe?
- ComputerGraphicsPrinciplesAndPractice? (2nd Ed in C) by JamesFoley?, AndriesVanDam?, StevenFeiner? and JohnHughes?
- GameProgrammingGems? edited by MarkDeLoura?
- 3DComputerGraphics? (3rd Ed) by AlanWatt?
- DealingWithDifficultPeople? by RobertaCava?
- WorldBuilding? : A writer's guide to constructing star systems and life supporting planets by StephenGillet?
Hi Geoff ! A belated welcome to Bookshelved. (That's one advantage of having a home page here, even if you don't write much on it: you can get messages.) -- lb
Thanks for making me feel welcome -- GeoffBurns