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I was looking over my SafariBookshelf (tech bookshelf online) and I saw the Wrox book Visual Studio 2017 and I was thinking about how it is garbage now that 2019 is in preview 2 release. (Yes, I'm exaggerating a bit.)

Do you still read technical books? Do you buy hardcopy at book store? I often notice that a lot of the books even at local Barnes and Noble are quite stale.

The whole Win8, Win10 thing pretty much killed windows books. At one point Barnes and Noble had Win7, Win8 and Win10 books on the shelf.

I think Angular is a big one that is to blame too. Every time I turn around Angular is a completely new release. Now .NET Core seems to be doing the same thing.

It's fairly crazy that the constant updates & releases almost make things completely un-documentable (worse than ever).

Foundational Concepts
Some books are good because they are based more on foundational types of thoughts. Like the recent release by Martin Fowler which I am reading (which I both like and don't like at the same time).

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler)): Martin Fowler: 9780134757599: Amazon.com: Books[^]

This is Fowler's first release in quite some time.
It is interesting but it is a slow read. I think it does point out some interesting "Refactoring Patterns" but I think it is odd that he chose JavaScript as the main language. JS seems wrong for some of the things that are related to true Interfaces.
Have you read the book, by chance?

It's good but only if you're in the mood for slow type of philosophical thinking about coding.
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