Category: Books

When you cant focus

In the past few weeks/months, I didn’t have my focus on one specific thing, I was doing multiple things at the same time, I tried to study English to improve it and have better score, I tried to read more about PHP (as each day pass I feel that am losing and forgetting everything I used to know once about PHP), and Finally I was also reading and trying to expand my knowledge for Docker.

I know that this is not a normal situation, but things are not getting any easier, every day a new thing to deal with, a new problem or a more complicated situation to think about and try to figure a solution for it, many I can’t do much as it is out of my control.

I always said and keep saying that am not a real programmer for many reasons, I didn’t study computer engineering nor computer science, I studied Information Technology which has some interaction with programming, but not as deep as computer science for example, and this is one of the reasons why I don’t stop reading books about programming, I always feel that there is something missing that I don’t fully know so I need to search and try to figure it out.

And many times sadly, I spend a lot of money on books that I don’t have time to read or resources that I found not as useful as I thought it would be for me. Which sadly leaves me with too much time to spend with the family. and am so lucky to have family/wife who supports me, and supports my premonition of reading and filling the gaps.

But this does not make me less than any good programmer out there, which is something I know, but I always try to forget and pretend that am not that good, so I keep doing what I do best, annoy everyone around me with my premonition.

Right now I have a lot of things to do, and so little time to do them all, but am trying, maybe not my best yet, and not sure when my best will come out, but at least am still trying and don’t want to stop.

So what’s next, I have no idea, but I know that I need to fix my English and try to understand the new terms in the PHP world that everyone is using nowadays.

Sometimes when you spend too much time working on one project, you will lose touch with the outside world as your focus will be to get the project done correctly, not in the fancy way that every new term likes to shine.

Anyway, it’s me talking before going to bed, so am sure none of what I have just said will make any sense.

Filed under: Books, Personal

Books I need to finish this month or so

This is just a small list of all the books which I was reading and planing to finish them ASAP, they are hanging and I cant figure out a correct time to finish them so hopefully listing them here will help me do it.

  1. Laravel Code Smart ( https://leanpub.com/codesmart/ )
  2. Easy E-Commerce Using Laravel and Stripe ( https://leanpub.com/easyecommerce )
  3. Domain-Driven Design in PHP ( https://leanpub.com/ddd-in-php )
  4. Servers for Hackers ( https://leanpub.com/serversforhackers ) [finished the old one, need to read the new release :( ]

I have started reading only the first and the second book ( sadly ), but am planing to finish and go to finish the list by the end of the next month or so ..

 

Filed under: Books, Code, Laravel, Linux, Nginx, PHP

My thoughts on “Docker for Developers” book

In the last few days I started to read a book called Docker for Developers and yesterday I finished it so here is some of the points which I liked/disliked about the book.

Please note that this is just what I have in my mind, and based on your knowledge you may disagree with me, so please don’t judge on the book unless you read it.

I liked that the book was talking about docker in more detailed way than any other book I read which targeted programmers ( or at least PHP programmers ).

The author Chris Tankersley , started with the installation process, and what you will expect if you are not working on linux, and the difference method you will use to install docker on your development OS.

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Filed under: Books, Linux, Nginx, PHP

N Ways To Be A Better Developer

Few days ago I started to read a book called N Ways To Be A Better Developer , I didnt have the time to finish it yet, but I can say its a book that I recommend anyone who want to get better to read, the topic of the book is how that we limit our self, and that we should not do that.
I know that I dont have that much to talk about the book especially that I dont want to talk about all the points here so you dont read it, so just go and get a copy, the cost will start from $10.
and just bear in your mind that this book is a code-free book, which mean you can apply most of what you will read on any other field as an IT.

Filed under: Books, Other