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Book reviews and opinion by an opinionated software developer.

Object Oriented JavaScript by Nicholas Zakas

An quick, in depth introduction to OOP in JavaScript. But is it any good?

The Master Algorithm

This book presupposes that there is a master algorithm to be found in the field of Artificial Intelligence. That while computers will become anything but sentient, they will essentially make half the workforce obsolete. The author's laissez faire attitude about this bothers me.

Keynote, Professional Presentations and Animations

This book is a great primer on Keynote, Apple's answer to PowerPoint.

Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Cal Newport lays out his arguments for 'going deep' — uninterrupted, long, and intense periods of focusing on the work that is going to further your goals quite well in this book.