CodeCraft Book Club Entries

For the second year in the row, we kick started our year with a book club event in which everyone brought in their favorite text/audio and discussed it. What was really interesting is that there were more podcasts than books this year, but technical books still held strongly.

We have composed a list of worthy entries (as deemed by the January attendees) for anyone’s 2019 reading/listening resolutions. The entries are as follows, in no particular order:


  • Bounce - Matthew Syek (Book)
  • Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential - Dr Carol Dweck (Book)
  • Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell (Book)
  • The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World - Michael Lewis (Book)
  • The Bottleneck Rules: How To Get More Done at Work, Without Working Harder - Clarke Ching (Book)
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Eliyahu M. Goldratt (Book)
  • Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter - Dr Dan Ariely, Jeff Kreisler (Book)
  • Ends.: Why we overlook endings for humans, products, services and digital. And why we shouldn’t - Joe Macleod (Book)
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think - Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (Book)
  • ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever - David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried (Book)
  • It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work -Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (Book)
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel about It, Devops, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim and Kevin Behr (Book)
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Robin DiAngelo (Book)
  • This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor - Adam Kay (Book)
  • Working - Harvey Pekar’s adaptation of Studs Terkel’s book,

Code Technical Books:

  • Working Effectively with Legacy Code - Michael Feathers (Book)
  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship - Robert C. Martin (Book)
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code - Martin Fowler (Book)
  • Infrastructure as Code: Managing Servers in the Cloud - Kief Morris (Book)
  • Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns - Kent Beck (Book)
  • Test Driven Development: By Example (The Addison-Wesley Signature Series) - Kent Beck (Book)


  • Syntax Fm (Podcast)
  • Soft skills engineering (Podcast)
  • Futility Closet (Podcast)
  • Answer Me This! (Podcast)
  • No Such Thing As A Fish (Podcast)
  • The Bike Shed (Podcast)
  • Griefcast (Podcast)
  • The Infinite Monkey Cage (Podcast)
  • Dr Death (Podcast)
  • How I Built This (Podcast)
  • Coding Blocks (Podcast)
  • UI Breakfast (Podcast)


  • Toyota Improvement Kata (Various Resources)
  • Learning from failure. Why feel like the fool? - Gillian Carmichael (Blogpost)