As it turns out, there are a number of books that I've actually managed to finish reading.
The most recent of which are mainly technical in nature, but when I was younger, I actually enjoyed
reading fiction, but I don't really feel like listing out the litany of fantasy and horror novels I
used to enjoy so much. So, in honor of me and my amazing ability to read things, here's a list of
books I've actually finished in no particular order (again... minus the fiction).
This was a pretty great book. It's a general overview of many topics in computer science. Since I don't have a degree or background in computer science, this has been a really great primer on many subjects.
I actually finished a book on Python! Hooray! I really enjoyed this and highly recommend it to anyone that knows a little programming that wants to learn a new framework.
Go Web Programming
Gotta tell ya, didn't care for this much. Same for the other book on Go I read. I think I was hoping for something more project based, and this just wasn't that. There's a "project" that is referred to throughout the book, but you don't actually build anything by following along. If you need a reference book, this might be ok for you.
Go in Action
This book was a little better than Go Web Programming. It wasn't the project based approach I prefer, but it was fairly short and I did pick up on the basics.
Ruby on Rails Tutorial
Super awesome! If you're looking to pick up on RoR, definitely pick up this book.
Rails 4 in Action
What can I say, this was a good one. Yes, these tutorial books are pretty much just, "type this into your editor", but I ended up learning a lot. Even though Rails 5 is out and stable now, I'd still recommend this book. It's not outdated yet.