Before the rush

Before the rush
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Peter Perháč

Software engineer at American Express Technology, UK.

  • Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer
  • Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer II
  • Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer

June 2016 update:

Books currently on my desk:

  • Scala in Action
  • Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model: Applications and Integration in Scala and Akka

(Great) books I parked (for now):

  • Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
  • Java Concurrency in Practice
  • Effective Java, second edition
  • Release It!

Plan to look into:

  • Play framework
  • Speed reading
  • BDD with Cucumber
  • Dale Carnegie books (various)

Read cover-to-cover:

  • Clean Code
  • Spring in Action (3rd edition)
  • Pragmatic Scala - Create Expressive, Concise, and Scalable Applications
  • UML distilled, 2nd edition
  • Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform
  • The Art of Unit Testing: With Examples in C#

Read selectively:

  • The Well-Grounded Java Developer - Vital Techniques of Java 7 and polyglot programming
  • Switch - how to change things when change is hard
  • Practical Unit Testing with JUnit and Mockito


Nationality: Slovak