Good Reads For The Week: 27/02/2012

February 26, 2012

I’ve got another great list of reads for you to help finish off February.

Let’s get started.

Fitness

A Newbies Guide To Nerd Fitness by Steve Kamb

Nerd Fitness is one of my favourite sites on the net. Seeing the growth Steve has achieved has been incredible and it’s completely deserved because he continues to pump out great content whilst helping change the lives of fellow nerds across the globe for the better.

Get Numerous Health Benefits from Coffee: More is Better by Charles Poliquin

I drink a lot of coffee. Most developers do. In the short term, I love it. When I rely on it day in day out I begin to feel lethargic even after a fix. This post from Charles Poliquin points out some of the health benefits coffee may provide. Interesting stuff.

Do You Love Mondays? by Martin Rooney

This post covers mental fitness as much as physical fitness. Why do you do what you do each Monday morning? Do you feel the pangs of anxiety as Sunday evening rolls around? I’ve felt it in the past and I’m pretty fortunate that right now I’m excited to go into work after the weekend. This is a great post that should be considered throughout your working life.

90 degree pushups from Conditioning Research

Chris at Conditioning Research posts some really interesting stuff but this is just insane. 90 degree pushups. Watch for yourself!

Development

Alt.Tekpub – A Transparent Learning Process

If you don’t know Rob Conery he’s the guy behind Tekpub, amongst other things. He creates awesome video introductions to all sorts of interesting technologies and this series of posts breaking down many of the latest and greatest web buzzwords looks like it’ll be just as good.

Using MongoDB with ASP.NET Web API

I’ve been digging into MongoDB this week to see whether it’ll be useful for a side project I’m working on. I found this post from Henrik Nielsen a useful introduction to using Mongo with Microsoft’s new Web API.

Everything Else

Solitude and Leadership

This is something a little bit different. It’s a transcript of a lecture given at West Point, home of the United States Military Academy. It covers leadership. I’ve read a few articles on this subject but this one really stood out. I don’t want to add too much more on this one.

Have a great week. I’ll be back next Sunday with more. For now, please enjoy and share!

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