Books reviews

I really enjoy reading. I read (almost) all the time: news, my Twitter timeline, blog posts, articles, books, random Wikipedia pages, anything about São Paulo FC, and the list goes on.

In this section, I will post the reviews of books, articles and papers I read (post March 2017). The reviews are written in the same language of the book.

  • Tirando de Letra: Orientações Simples e Práticas para Escrever Bem

    Este livro me chamou a atenção quando li “escrever bem”, em amarelo, em sua capa minimalista e atraente. Escrever bem é e continua sendo um desafio para mim, desde os e-mails rotineiros às resenhas de livros. Que posso fazer para escrever bem? Melhor: é possível escrever bem para alguém não...

  • Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and Design

    Uncle Bob’s Clean Architecture is an important reference book for software developers. The author introduces the reader into the realm of software architecture, telling that “the rules of software architecture are the rules of ordering and assembling the building blocks of programs” and that these blocks are universal and haven’t...

  • Kanban

    The seminal book on Kanban for software development is still a sound foundation on the matter. Indeed, it is the best book on Kanban to date. This is easily justified by the fact that David Anderson explains Kanban through the original implementations of the method. Anderson starts the book telling...

  • Cerrado por Fútbol

    Fue una sorpresa para mí descubrir que Galeano, autor de “Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina”, era apasionado por el fútbol. “Cerrado por Fútbol” contiene todos los textos que Galeano escribió sobre fútbol, incluyendo textos inéditos. Los amantes del deporte, especialmente los latinos americanos, van a se encantar con el...

  • Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina

    Aun que el propio Galeano tenga renegado “Las Venas Abiertas” en 2014, yo me siento con verguenza de tener leído el libro solamente 47 años después de su publicación. La historia de América Latina es una historia de explotación, traición y sangre. El autor cuenta, con una lenguage muy vivida,...

  • Real-World Kanban: Do Less, Accomplish More with Lean Thinking

    Real-World Kanban is a hidden gem of the Kanban literature. It is a collection of four case studies which will give you ideas to experiment on your Kanban initiative. All the case studies are presented in the same way: the challenge is introduced and then how they started the Kanban...

  • Kanban from the Inside: Understand the Kanban Method, Connect it to What You Already Know, Introduce it With Impact

    Kanban from the Inside introduces Kanban through a system of nine values that provides a fresh perspective on the method. If you’re familiar with Kanban, this will give you deeper insights about the method. The values – Transparency, Balance, Collaboration, Customer Focus, Flow, Leadership, Understanding, Agreement, and Respect – are...

  • The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations

    The DevOps Handbook promises to be an essential guide for someone looking to start a DevOps initiative. This is done by documenting the theories, principles, and practices of DevOps using the Three Ways, a specific view of the theory introduced in “The Phoenix Project” book. The book could not be...

  • Sapiens: Uma Breve História da Humanidade

    Sapiens é um livro instigante, que o faz lê-lo compulsivamente, graças a excelente narrativa criada por Yuval Harari para contar a história de nossa espécie. A promessa do subtítulo do livro, “Uma Breve História da Humanidade”, é cumprida na obra. O arco narrativo é estruturado ao redor das grandes revoluções...

  • Domain-Driven Design Distilled

    Domain-Driven Design Distilled is a quick-paced introduction to the subject, a book that can be read in a single afternoon. For whom read Implementing Domain-Driven Design from the same author, it can feel at first a guide for that book, which is misleading. This new book offers a concise and...

  • A Little History of Philosophy

    I stumbled this book by accident. I never attended Philosophy classes neither read any related material before. But I always had those lost in thoughts moments when reading quotes by the likes of Voltaire, Mill, Rousseau, Marx, Russel, Sartre and Arendt. They seemed to defy common sense and pushed me...

  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

    Drive’s premise is that we’re running our society, business and lives disregarding what science knows about motivation. This book is a must read for business leaders and managers. It is time to loose away from the old habits and understand the complex puzzle of motivation. Why are we still running...

  • Número Zero

    Número Zero mostra o que deve ser o verdadeiro manual de redação da grande imprensa brasileira. Denegrir e desinformar é a norma. O capítulo V começa com uma verdadeira aula de como misturar opiniões com fatos, com o objetivo de transmitir a opinião do jornalista: “A esperteza está em pôr...

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