Technical book reviews

Welcome to www.techbookreader.com! This site is maintained by an IT professional, who reads a lot of technical books in order to stay up-to-date and wants to share some insights and recommendations with other colleagues. The topics of the books vary, but they are all related to software development in one way or the other.

The general concept behind this site is simplicity: simple layout, simple reviews and simple recommendations. My ambition is not to get overly analytical about every book read. Many deep thoughts and insights dwell in some of the reviewed books, but they are left untouched in favor of a simple "read" or "don't read" recommendation.

You may wonder why I put up another book review site when there already exist many such sites, and every book on Amazon.com is reviewed many, many times. Yes, there are many sites that are dedicated to reviewing. However, my ambition is to provide a site where one person reads many books and can relate them to each other and give a broader picture.

When starting out I was hoping that I'd be having a speed/quantity advantage. At that time, I had plenty of time, and was hoping that I could read one new book every other week. Nowadays I read and review in bursts, but I try to keep a slow but steady progress.

After two years of existence this site has proven to be a personal reading diary, and a way of communicating some of my skills to colleagues and other people who may be interested for some reason. It also helps me structuring my reading and, as said above, in keeping a steady reading pace.

This simple introduction should suffice, but if not, some questions are answered in the FAQ. Please send comments and opinions to reviewer@www.techbookreader.com.

Enjoy!

News

  • 2014-01-04

    New category! Performance! Reviewed The Every Computer Performance Book. Check it out!
  • 2013-09-10

    Reviewed a book that' slightly less technical, but much more fun to read. It's I.T. Confidential.
  • 2013-08-13

    Reviewed yet another book on Visual Studio 2012 and TFS. I also created a "Microsoft" category and moved the other TFS book there from the "Tools"...
  • 2013-08-05

    Updated the FAQ. Included information about getting a book reviewed.
  • 2013-08-04

    I've reviewed the least technical book on this site yet. It was an anthology = hard to review. See the new section "About technology".