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Oskar Pettersson

Researcher in SECOs and TEL. Coder, beer geek and runner in decline.

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As usual there has been other things poking for my attention but I thought I would make a post about what I at least intend to read (or have already read and can recommend) during the summer. Hopefully I will update the post as new interesting things emerge. I tried to split them up by theory and pragmatic subjects but as with any folksonomy, it might be slightly misleading ;).


  • A short list of the arguably most important algorithms in computer science
    This seems like a good read for anyone wanting to brush up on their algorithms. Further research would be needed for the actual implementation and so on but for anyone not at all familiar with this, this is a good start.
  • Rethinking crowdsourcing
    An interesting reflection on crowdsourcing, very relevant for my interest in software ecosystems but also for the general future of the web. A good read.
  • Logic for cocktail parties
    Another interesting read from hypios. This one discusses logic however which (should be) relevant for everyone :). It is based on the book Logiccomix which I'm seriously considering buying as it looks like a excellent beach read.


  • XText
    With the recent release of Helios, XText 1.0 was let out into the wild. This is an excellent initiative for building your own DSLs and once again this is related to my interest in SECOs but can of course be utilized in a wide variety of sectors.

I will be adding more as they come along and if anyone happens to stumble upon this, please feel free to add your own tips in the comments. As a last tip I would like to bring up a lighter reading, namely the Gentleman Bastard sequence starting with The lies of Locke Lamora. It is an excellent series and I can't wait for the third book.