Robert LaThanh

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Average rating: 5.0 · 26 ratings · 17 reviews · 1 distinct work
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012
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Effective Java by Joshua Bloch
Two aspects of APIs that are often neglected in documentation are thread-safety and serializability. Whether or not a class or static method is thread-safe, you should document its thread-safety level, as described in Item 82. If a class is serializable, you should document its serialized form, as described in Item 87.
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Getting Things Done by David    Allen
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
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The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.
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Competing Against Luck by Clayton M. Christensen
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Winston S. Churchill
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
Winston S. Churchill

Mario Andretti
“If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.”
Mario Andretti

Bill  Gates
“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”
Bill Gates

Walter Kirn
“Leslie Titmuss bothered me. His name, it made me want to sneeze. I also thought I recognized it. I typed it into my laptop, a procedure that had lately held far too much suspense for me. Among the top results the search returned was a page from GoodReads, a literary website.”
Walter Kirn, Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

Ed Catmull
“I tend to flood and freeze up if I’m feeling overwhelmed. When this happens, it’s usually because I feel like the world is crashing down and all is lost. One trick I’ve learned is to force myself to make a list of what’s actually wrong. Usually, soon into making the list, I find I can group most of the issues into two or three larger all-encompassing problems. So it’s really not all that bad. Having a finite list of problems is much better than having an illogical feeling that everything is wrong.”
Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

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