This year was anything but normal. In the beginning, I had no idea how the next 12 months would play out the way that they did, and books are one of the things that helped me get through this year.
I spent a lot less time driving to work, eating lunch in the office, and doing groceries. And I used this time to read (and watch some amazing documentaries) that gave me a better perspective of our world.
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I don’t think there has been a better year than 2020 to read. With most of us confined to our homes at some point during the year due to pandemic, books (and Netflix!) have become more popular than ever.
In this post, I’m reviewing all the books I have read in the year. Hopefully you’ll enjoy these quick reviews, plus I’ve also added a favorite quote from each.
In no particular order- let’s go!
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A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data
Over a month ago, I read the book “The Phoenix Project” and published a review on my blog. The book was certainly amazing as it touched on so many important aspects of software development, DevOps and my own IT career. To my surprise, I found that the book also has a sequel “The Unicorn Project“.
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I’ve been working as a database engineer for over a decade, engineering enterprise data platforms. During the beginning of my career in early 2000, I chose the ‘safe’ path of being a DBA believing that relational systems being universal containers for storing critical data will never change. I started learning relational technologies like Oracle, MS-SQL, and eventually also learned Open Source systems including PostgreSQL & MySQL.
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A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Some people are lucky to find books that changes their life. While I’m yet to find my life-changing novel, I do come across books that make me think, question my beliefs and push me to learn. The Project Phoenix is that book for me.
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“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. – George R.R. Martin”
Yes, I admit that I sort of dropped the ball on reading. What was more surprising is that all this while I almost did nothing to correct it. Fortunately sanity prevailed and my wife who herself is a voracious reader and a writer (though her first masterpiece is still in making) help me remind about all the good things I am missing by not reading. So I picked up books again!
This blog is share reviews of whatever little I’ve read and learn from your thoughts.
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“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island” – Walt Disney
2014 has been quite a year for me both personally and professionally. I’ve never been much of book reader as they’ve always reminded me of my school days when reading a book was like compromising on all other good things (some of my schoolmates can resonate to that). However things gradually changed (thanks to wife), and I started to read and ended up having an year far more richer than than one I started with.
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