Getting .NET Results – 2 New Books from Microsoft – #programming #bookreview

Microsoft Press recently has released two new books for .NET programmers. One is for .NET newcomers, and the other definitely is not. That book has been written “to help existing Microsoft Visual Basic and Microsoft Visual C# developers understand collections in .NET.” Here are short reviews of each book. Easy Does It Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft … Continue reading Getting .NET Results – 2 New Books from Microsoft – #programming #bookreview

A gift for the programmer who has everything? The Art of Readable Code – #programming #bookreview

The Art of Readable Code: Simple and Practical Techniques for Writing Better Code By Dustin Boswell and Trevor Foucher (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $34.99; Kindle edition, list price, $27.99) The software world is full of bad code. Code that was badly written; code that has been reworked — badly — by dozens of undisciplined programmers; … Continue reading A gift for the programmer who has everything? The Art of Readable Code – #programming #bookreview

Can ‘edumanga’ save us from our educational malaise? The Manga Guide to Biochemistry – #bookreview

The Manga Guide to Biochemistry By Masaharu Takemura and Office Sawa, with illustrations by Kikuyaro (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $24.95) Biology and chemistry were never my top subjects, and my chances of becoming a biochemist are less than zero now, in this universe. But even an old dog like me can learn a few biochemistry tricks with … Continue reading Can ‘edumanga’ save us from our educational malaise? The Manga Guide to Biochemistry – #bookreview

Mac Attack! Three new books for Macintosh users – #bookreview

No Starch Press and O’Reilly Media recently have released three new books aimed at Macintosh users. One is for Mac newcomers. Another is for those who want to learn a lot more about the Mac OS X Lion operating system without having to read “tersely written” Apple help screens. And the third is for programmers who want … Continue reading Mac Attack! Three new books for Macintosh users – #bookreview

Droid X2: The Missing Manual – #droid #bookreview

Droid X2: The Missing Manual By Preston Gralla (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $9.99) Got, getting or giving a Droid X2 smartphone? Consider adding this useful how-to manual to the mix. Droid X2: The Missing Manual bills itself as “The book that should have been in the box.” But it’s likely much bigger … Continue reading Droid X2: The Missing Manual – #droid #bookreview

Programming Concurrency on the JVM – #java #programming #bookreview

Programming Concurrency on the JVM: Mastering Synchronization, STM, and Actors By Venkat Subramaniam (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) “Faster!” That’s the word pressuring many programmers today as modern multicore hardware makes it possible to perform numerous actions simultaneously. “A concurrent program may download multiple files while performing computations and updating the database,” notes the author … Continue reading Programming Concurrency on the JVM – #java #programming #bookreview

The Perfect Photo: 71 Tips from the Top – A compact, effective how-to guide – #photography #bookreview

The Perfect Photo: 71 Tips from the Top By Elin Rantakrans and Tobias Hagberg (Rocky Nook, paperback, list price $19.95 ; Kindle, list price $9.99)  I used to teach beginning photography classes from books that were much bigger and thicker than this one, yet not as clear, succinct and inspiring in the areas of composition, … Continue reading The Perfect Photo: 71 Tips from the Top – A compact, effective how-to guide – #photography #bookreview

QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual – Solid Focus on Pro Edition – #bookreview

QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual By Bonnie Biafore (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $34.99; Kindle, list price, $27.99)  In late September, Intuit released the 2012 versions of its popular QuickBooks financial software. Just a month later, O’Reilly Media was hot on Intuit’s heels with QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual, a new entry in O’Reilly’s popular “The book that … Continue reading QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual – Solid Focus on Pro Edition – #bookreview

Buying the Right Photo Equipment – #photography #bookreview

Buying the Right Photo Equipment: 70 Tips from the Top By Elin Rantakrans (Rocky Nook, paperback, list price $19.95; Kindle, list price, $9.99) You’ve been shooting snapshots of family and friends for a long time with a simple digital camera. Now you want to amp up your game and gather up the gear necessary to become … Continue reading Buying the Right Photo Equipment – #photography #bookreview

Treasure Hunter by W.C. Jameson – A memoir that’s a treasure itself – #nonfiction #bookreview

Treasure Hunter By W.C. Jameson (Seven Oaks Publishing, paperback, list price $14.95; Kindle, $2.99) We’ve all had the great fantasy. We turn over a spade of dirt while doing some yard work and suddenly uncover Spanish doubloons or a rich cache of 19th-century silver dollars or some long-lost loot buried by a famous outlaw. W.C. … Continue reading Treasure Hunter by W.C. Jameson – A memoir that’s a treasure itself – #nonfiction #bookreview