Last year was my lowest year in ten years for amount of books read. To be honest, I was working through textbooks and FreeCodeCamp learning to code, which took away from my reading time. Still, there were a lot of interesting books on this year’s list!
Head First Mobile Web by Lyza Danger Gardner, Jason Grigsby. I am continuing to work on my programming skills. Mobile is an area I haven’t explored much so this is more of a way to let me see what’s involved. It seems just figuring out what device the user has is tough, much less tailoring the experience for their specific needs! Still, more people in the world have cell phones than working toilets, so mobile is the wave of the future.
The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free by Alex Perry. Speaking of those billions of cell phone users, Africa is one area where the usage of cell phones has exploeded due to the lack of infrastructure. Most of what we see on the news is famine, war, and pestilence and yet, there is another Africa, wired and high-tech, out there. This book tries to show both sides, using the Great Rift Valley as a metaphor of the two Africas.