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April 23, 2021 | World Book Day: Tips from our colleagues

Java, Python, Data Storage, Switch - among laypeople, these IT terms raise more questions than they answer. An IT beginner can often confidently identify the programming languages and the components of the IT architecture. But the bottom line remains: IT topics are often complex and opaque.

In view of today's World Book Day and to get an insight into IT topics, we conducted a survey among our developers. As experts, they had the opportunity to recommend books on this subject that are worth reading. Interestingly, both textbooks and novels are among our employees' favorites.

Book recommendations from our IT

  • Marc Elsberg: Blackout – Morgen ist es zu spät
    German technology thriller set in the near future. A period over several weeks about the catastrophic consequences of a widespread power failure in Europe.

“A novel, not a textbook, but the protagonist is a computer scientist and the IT basics for the book are pretty well researched and understandable even for laypeople.”

Thomas Schöne
TYPO3 Developer

  • Peter Schaar: Trügerische Sicherheit
    A book about data security, among other things.
  • Bruce Schneier: Carry On
    Schneier is considered a security expert and devotes himself in this book to various events from this point of view, including: the Boston Marathon bombing, the ubiquitous NSA surveillance programs, and Chinese cyberattacks.
  • Jez Hzumble: Continuous Delivery

“A basic view on the CI/CD process using practical examples”

Tobias Hein
Head of Operations

  • Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford: The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
    Story about an IT project, the three-way philosophy and three experts of the DevOps movement.
  • Julia Hoffmann & Natalie Sontopski: We love Code - Das kleine 101 des Programmierens
    An insight into the world of zeros and ones, the hacker scene, apps and websites as well as elementary hardware and software.
  • Martin Fowler: Refactoring
    This book deals with refactoring, i.e. improving the design of existing code, including 40 proven refactorings, step-by-step instructions for implementation and an illustrated example.

”Excellent book about Refactoring. What is it? How can I incorporate it in my daily work? How does it improve the software?”

Tobias Hein
Head of Operations

  • Andreas Opelt, Boris Gloger, Wolfgang Pfarl, Ralf Mittermayr: Der agile Festpreis
    Agility and its effects on IT projects in relation to fixed-price contracts as well as legal and negotiation topics.
  • Patrick Lobacher: TYPO3 Extbase: Moderne Extension-Entwicklung für TYPO3 CMS mit Extbase & Fluid
    Technical book on the subject of extensions in TYPO3. Entry into the planning and implementation of projects with Fluid and Extbase.

“In my opinion, the book TYPO3 Extbase: Modern extension development for TYPO3 CMS with Extbase & Fluid is very suitable for getting started with TYPO3 extension development. It helped me alot.”

Axel Seemann
TYPO3 Developer

We hope you enjoy discovering and reading these books!

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