#tweetsmart: 25 Twitter Projects to Help You Build Your Community – #bookreview

#tweetsmart: 25 Twitter Projects to Help You Build Your Community By J.S. McDougall (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $9.99) Okay, you’ve finally ventured onto Twitter. Or, maybe you’ve been tweeting a while and now wonder what else you can do with 140 characters besides report that you have just brushed your … Continue reading #tweetsmart: 25 Twitter Projects to Help You Build Your Community – #bookreview

iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, & iPod Apps – #bookreview

iOS 5 Programming Cookbook By Vandad Nahavandipoor (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $49.99; Kindle edition, list price $39.99) This huge and helpful “cookbook” does not ignore iOS novice programmers. But the author, a veteran software developer, expects readers to at least be “comfortable with the iOS development environment and know how to create an app for the iPhone or iPad.” … Continue reading iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, & iPod Apps – #bookreview

The Little Book on CoffeeScript – #programming #in #coffeescript #javascript #bookreview

The Little Book on CoffeeScript By Alex MacCaw (with Jeremy Ashkenas) (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $8.99; Kindle edition, list price $7.99) “CoffeeScript (http://coffeescript.org) is a little language that complies down to JavaScript,” says this book’s author. “The syntax is inspired by Ruby and Python, and implements many features from those two languages. This book is designed to … Continue reading The Little Book on CoffeeScript – #programming #in #coffeescript #javascript #bookreview

Understanding PaaS – Get your head in the cloud – #bookreview #cloud #programming

Understanding PaaS By Michael P. McGrath (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $11.99; Kindle edition, list price $8.99) Ready to get your head in the cloud? Understanding PaaS is a well-written and straightforward guide to understanding one of  the three primary areas of cloud computing: Platform as a Service (PaaS). The other two primary areas, described briefly in … Continue reading Understanding PaaS – Get your head in the cloud – #bookreview #cloud #programming

Web Development Recipes – To make life easier for you & your users – #programming #bookreview #in

Web Development Recipes By Brian P. Hogan, Chris Warren, Mike Weber, Chris Johnson, and Aaron Godin (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) “It’s no longer enough,” this book’s authors state, “to know how to wrangle HTML, CSS, and a bit of JavaScript. Today’s web developer needs to know how to write testable code, build interactive … Continue reading Web Development Recipes – To make life easier for you & your users – #programming #bookreview #in

SharePoint 2010 for Project Management, 2nd Edition – #bookreview

SharePoint 2010 for Project Management, 2nd Edition By Dux Raymond Sy (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $44.99; Kindle edition, list price $34.99) Project management now provides the top use of Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and this updated edition quickly jumps straight into using SharePoint to create and run a Project Management Information System (PMIS).  The book is written and … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 for Project Management, 2nd Edition – #bookreview

Tap, Move, Shake: Turning Your Game Ideas into iPhone & iPad Apps – #bookreview

Tap, Move, Shake: Turning Your Game Ideas into iPhone & iPad Apps By Todd Moore (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $29.99; Kindle edition, list price $23.99) If you have some game ideas and a little coding experience, this well-focused and well-written book can show you how to get started as a developer of iPhone and iPad … Continue reading Tap, Move, Shake: Turning Your Game Ideas into iPhone & iPad Apps – #bookreview

Google+: The Missing Manual – #bookreview

Google+: The Missing Manual By Kevin Purdy (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $14.99; Kindle edition, list price $11.99)  I believe too much social media can rot the brain and waste many good hours of our lives. So, after I opened a Google+ account (mostly out of curiosity) a few weeks ago, I promptly let it sit unused. I wasn’t sure … Continue reading Google+: The Missing Manual – #bookreview

Microsoft Manual of Style (4th Ed.) – Improve your technical communications – #bookreview

Microsoft Manual of Style Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft Press, paperback, list price $29.99; Kindle edition, list price $23.99) Good writers know they need more help than they can find in a dictionary and a thesaurus. So they often have collections of reference books that include such works as the Chicago Manual of Style, the MLA Handbook … Continue reading Microsoft Manual of Style (4th Ed.) – Improve your technical communications – #bookreview

Make: Electronics -Learning by doing & messing things up – A fun how-to book #bookreview

Make: Electronics By Charles Platt (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $34.99; Kindle edition, list price $27.99) Okay, big confession time. I learned electronics back in the day when vacuum tubes were still state of the art, and ham radio hobbyists happily tinkered with World War II surplus aircraft radios, tank transmitters and telegraph keys that had thigh clamps so radio operators … Continue reading Make: Electronics -Learning by doing & messing things up – A fun how-to book #bookreview