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In my opinion, these people wrote great pieces of advice:
"The most important skill in software development", a web article by John D. Cook. Tip: has to do with organization skills and complexity management.
Listen to your code before things are growing out of control.
"Rocket surgery made easy", a book on *actually* improving usability within a small or reasonable budget, by Steve Krug. Here is an example video.
A very important question to ask in a dev team is "Can you care?" (sorry, I could not find the author anymore). To care about others (including your own self in the future, going back to the old code...) implies to care about code, core language concepts, infrastructure (build & test systems) and communication (listening!). "Can you meta-care?" would mean to think about priorities. Is this or that worth doing? Why? Now? Later? Or maybe we should not do it? Or in a different way?
I can advise to have one's own projects on the side, for example starting with a few very simple topics, and growing those projects: researching around the topics while building working software. This beats all other possible jump-through-the-hoops training.
Having non-programming activities helps a lot, too, by giving distance. Otherwise, there is an unhealthy risk to fall into programming religion wars, caring about the wrong things.
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- Teamwork in the computer industry: "Peopleware - Productive Projects and Teams", 2nd ed. (DeMarco and Lister, 1987, 1998).
- Build a capacity to change in the modern enterprise: "Slack - Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency" (DeMarco, 2001).
- "Gefährdete Menschheit: Ursache und Verhütung der Degeneration" (Albert von Haller, 1958): A great nutrition classic, based on the worldwide travels & studies of the American dentist W. Price.
- "Gib den Stress-Hormonen, was sie brauchen" (Porta and Zagler, 2002): Amazing book explaining the biochemistry of stress hormones, and how to give them what they need. Very readable.
→ HTML, GitHub repository
→ HTML example, GitHub repository
- yak.js: JS and JSON united to write dynamic HTML pages,
→ HTML example, GitHub repository
- Flatorize: Generate fast, flat, factorized code for mathematical expressions,
April 2013, October 2014.
→ HTML, Budapest 2014 nodebp/bpjs meetup slides & video.
- Tail metacomposition (Lightweight mutual tail recursion optimization without trampoline),
→ HTML, Budapest 2014 mloc.js talk slides, video, both.
- Position the ramp of a construction site by solving a quartic equation,
- Cheap Runtime Asserts: Soft Type Checking,
- Counting in base 20 using underlined digits,
- derive.js: minimalistic inheritance for ECMAScript 5,
- proto.js: minimalistic inheritance for ECMAScript 3,
- JSCheck: a full ECMAScript 3 code checker,
→ JSCheck itself: XHTML
→ Underlying cross-engine Narcissus parser: HTML
- An individual cacheBust for each dojo build layer,
- Short-Term Spatio-Temporal Clustering Applied to Multiple Moving Speakers,
in "IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing", Vol. 15, Issue 5, July 2007.
- Sector-Based Detection for Hands-Free Speech Enhancement in Cars,
in "EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue on Advances in Multimicrophone Speech Processing", 2006.
- Audio-visual probabilistic tracking of multiple speakers in meetings,
in "IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing", accepted for publication, 2006.
- Automatic Analysis of Multimodal Group Actions in Meetings,
in "IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence", accepted for publication, 2004.
- Threshold Selection for Unsupervised Detection, with an Application to Microphone Arrays,
in "Proceedings of ICASSP 2006", 2006.
- A Sector-Based, Frequency-Domain Approach to Detection and Localization of Multiple Speakers,
in "Proceedings of ICASSP 2005", 2005.
- AV16.3: an Audio-Visual Corpus for Speaker Localization and Tracking,
in "Proceedings of the 2004 MLMI Workshop, S. Bengio and H. Bourlard Eds, Springer Verlag", 2005.
→ PDF, AV16.3 Corpus website
- Unsupervised Spectral Subtraction for Noise-Robust ASR,
in "Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE ASRU Workshop", 2005.
- Unsupervised Location-Based Segmentation of Multi-Party Speech,
in "Proceedings of the 2004 ICASSP-NIST Meeting Recognition Workshop", 2004.
Research Reports (selection)
- Observations on Multi-Band Asynchrony in Distant Speech Recordings,
IDIAP-RR 06-74, 2006.
- Further Applications of Sector-Based Detection and Short-Term Clustering,
IDIAP-RR 06-26, 2006.
- Channel Normalization for Unsupervised Spectral Subtraction,
IDIAP-RR 06-09, 2006.
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