Weekly Update: April 9 to 15, 2017
I started a new repository called PlayingWithReact. I’m using it to play with the library by testing out ideas and any material I’m learning. It’s also being used to walk through interesting tutorials I find. I think I’ll create “Playing with X” repos for all of the things I’m focused on learning.
Lots of great reading this week! I devoured Tom Verducci’s The Cubs Way. The book is truly a must read for any Cubs fan, possibly any baseball fan. Verducci gives a deep account of how Theo Epstein and his staff turned around the entire narrative of the Cubs. The book also touches on the players, coaches, and how the Cubs won the 2016 World Series. Once known only for losing, the Cubs way is now winning. One notable takeaway was Epstein’s acrostic of traits of what it means to be Cub:
C - Courage U - Urgency B - Belief
Beyond that I continued forward with Musashi. It just gets better and better. I’m about 50% of the way through it now. I should have it done in three or four weeks worth of reading.
Book(s): The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
MOOC Course: Mastering the Software Engineering Interview
PluralSight Course(s): Implementing and Securing an API with ASP.NET Core, Building a RESTful API with ASP.NET Core, Getting Started with .NET Core on Mac and Linux
Book(s): Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era
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