Reading: Looking behind the Scenes at Automattic

Just finished reading “The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work” by Scott Berkun. In his recently published book he describes his learnings, experience and perception of WordPress.com and Automattic. An interesting read for everybody thinking about the future of work as well as people interested in WordPress and people who have been the driving force behind it. Continue reading “Reading: Looking behind the Scenes at Automattic”

Douglas Crockfort: JavaScript – The Good Parts

From my reading list: Douglas Crockfort analyzes JavaScript and describes what he feels are the good parts and the inevitable bad parts.
I like his different approach to JavaScript and his scientific way of describing it and proving his points.

Douglas Crockfort analyzes JavaScript and describes what he feels are the good parts and the inevitable bad parts. Continue reading “Douglas Crockfort: JavaScript – The Good Parts”

David Flanagan: JavaScript – The Definitive Guide

JavaScript reference at it’s best. There probably isn’t much about JavaScript that’s not covered here. It might be a bit intimidating for newbies but it is well worth the effort! It looks back on a long history (first edition: 1996) and has grown with JavaScript over the years. “The Bible of JavaScript” is well worth the investment, if you don’t have it already.

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Yvon Chouinard: Let my people go surfing

Yvon Chouinard writes about his life story as much as about the story of Patagonia. From the very beginning as a small shop for climbing supplies to todays company, offering a wide range of clothing for people who love to be outdoors.

The education of a reluctant business man

“Three wonderful books rolled into one: a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope.” Jared Diamond
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