Solzhenitsyn’s ‘Apricot Jam and Other Stories’ – #bookreview

Apricot Jam and Other Stories By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Counterpoint, $28.00) A major literary work is now available for readers who relish the works of modern Russian writers, particularly the ones who rebelled against communism’s restrictive censorship and social, legal and economic rigidities and achieved international acclaim during the final decades of the Soviet Union. Apricot Jam and Other Stories,  an engrossing collection of eight short … Continue reading Solzhenitsyn’s ‘Apricot Jam and Other Stories’ – #bookreview

Code in the Cloud: Programming Google App Engine #bookreview

Code in the Cloud: Programming Google App Engine Mark C. Chu-Carroll (O’Reilly, $32.95, paperback)  “O clouds, unfold!”           –William Blake, “Milton,” preface These days, it’s all about the cloud, many people insist. Somewhere out there in “the cloud” are the servers and programs that you are now using — or soon will be. Much of  your data … Continue reading Code in the Cloud: Programming Google App Engine #bookreview

Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition #bookreview

Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition By Matthew MacDonald (O’Reilly, $29.99, paperback – Kindle edition, $9.99)  “If you don’t have a web presence, get one–quick!” How often have you heard or received that stern advice? The implication, of course, is that you are the compleat 21st-century loser and nobody if you don’t have your … Continue reading Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition #bookreview