What Rocketeers Are Reading – Design For Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty


Are you a developer looking for a good read? Our iOS developer book club is reading one you might want to check out! They’re currently reading Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty by David Kadavy, a must-read book for programmers and developers that “takes apart design by ‘reverse-engineering’ Impressionist painting, Renaissance sculpture, the Mac OS X Aqua interface, Twitter’s web interface, and much more”. It provides a combination of theoretical and actionable advice that teaches about color, typography, proportions and design principles.

The Rocketeer iOS developers started their book club as a way to extend their breadth of knowledge. Andrew Hulsizer from the iOS development team leads meeting discussions every Thursday during lunch where Rocketeer book club members share their thoughts, ideas and experiences as they pertain to the book. It’s a great way for them to spend some time together to continue learning about their craft, honing their skills and having a good time!

Previous books read by the Rocketeer developers are Learning OpenGL ES for iOS: A Hands-On Guide to Modern 3D Graphics Programming by Erik M. Buck and Pro Objective-C Design Patterns for iOS by Carlo Chung.

In addition to running the iOS book club, Andrew and his fellow Rocketeer developer, Mark Jones, host the Dallas OpenGL Group that meets at Bottle Rocket on the last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to anyone who is interested in OpenGL programming.