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Search engines are dead & I'm tired of not finding curated links to things that I might find interesting so I have no choice but to publish it myself. This is a somewhat incomplete list of things I've been reading from year to year and recommend you should read too

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2024

div, grad, curl, and all that: an informal text on vector calculus, H.M. Schey

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Trigonometric Delights, Eli Maor

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2023

Collaborative Worldbuilding for Video Games, Kaitlin Tremblay

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The Queer Games Avant Garde, Bonnie Ruberg

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Writing for Games, Hannah Nicklin

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Game Programming Patterns, Robert Nystrom

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Eloquent Javascript, Marjin Haverbeke

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Programming in Lua, Roberto Ierusalimschy, Fourth Edition

Putting this one here cuz I keep reading it. Doesn't mean I like it. Uhhhhh. I kind of hate programming.

The Mythical Man-Month, Fred Brooks, Fourth Edition (20th Anniversary Edition)

Irritatingly, this book was never mentioned in the first four years of my adventures into game and software production-- I actually found it after a long Wikipedia procrastination session. If you are at all interested in production or what it means to deliver a product on a schedule, I have found something new to take away from Fred Brooks' essays every time I read them. Yes, the text is outdated and written with software developers in mind (ew), but the high-level concepts remain painfully relevant today. In the current era of computing, where fantasies like agile production methodologies and the promises of AI dominate corporate and academic discussion, essays like No Silver Bullet remind me that all of thisss (*waving my hands vaguely at your browser*) remain the product of dedicated craftsmen. Read this book now.