I have Kindle full of books, and I read a lot (like 2-3 books a months). When the outcome of my reading will be worth to share, I will post it to my blog under the tag book-review.

On MapReduce, Java and patterns

Some thoughts after reading "MapReduce Design Patterns" book

Many years ago I read GoF book on design patterns, and I really liked it a lot, as it showed me many things I invented some months or even years ago (and thus I knew them already), but GoF book gave them names, and provided me with acknoledgment that my inventions are reasonable. - From these days, I like pattern-based approach to the development...

Turning into Command-Line, Turning into Ruby

review of Build Awesome Command-Line Applications with Ruby from David Copeland

I've thrown away Windows XP from my netbook and install Lubuntu Linux on it. I can elaborate another time about why I did so, but important part of the move was "return to command-line". Partly it is the normal way of working if you are on Linux (and it doesn't matter if you have to, or if it is just because of productivity increase), partly I was impressed by rise of new tools, which take the form of mighty command-line suites (starting with git, and going on with heroku, jitsu etc.).