Oh, say can you C? Learning to program with Head First C – #bookreview #in #programming

Head First C By David Griffiths and Dawn Griffiths (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $49.99)  Long ago, in a universe now very far away, I was an ABC programmer: assembler, BASIC, and C. I learned C from a book popularly known as “K&R,” after its authors, Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie. (Their classic work … Continue reading Oh, say can you C? Learning to program with Head First C – #bookreview #in #programming

Machine Learning for Hackers – Analyzing & displaying data using R – #bookreview #in #programming

Machine Learning for Hackers By Drew Conway and John Myles White (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $39.99; Kindle edition, list price $31.99) The word “hacker“ has a very bad reputation in many parts of the computer world. This book’s two authors, however, offer a different and much more positive view. “Far from the stylized depictions of nefarious … Continue reading Machine Learning for Hackers – Analyzing & displaying data using R – #bookreview #in #programming

The Art of SEO, 2nd Ed. – Managing Search Engine Optimization – #bookreview #in

The Art of SEO, 2nd Edition: Mastering Search Engine Optimization By Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, Jessie Stricchiola, and Rand Fishkin (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $49.99; Kindle edition, list price $39.99) If you have a business website and also use social media, you likely have been bombarded with email messages , tweets or “comments” from spammers … Continue reading The Art of SEO, 2nd Ed. – Managing Search Engine Optimization – #bookreview #in

NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual (for NOOK Color, too) – #bookreview #in

Nook Tablet: The Missing Manual By Preston Gralla (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $15.99) Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color are stylish and powerful portable devices that blend the functions of e-reader and computer. They have many useful features, but they aren’t shipped with a detailed user manual. (B … Continue reading NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual (for NOOK Color, too) – #bookreview #in

Control this! Four new how-to books that use Arduino – #electronics #programming #bookreview #in

The Arduino microcontroller and programming environment let you create, program, and control a variety of devices that interact with the physical world. Some of the things you can do with Arduino are very simple, such as adjusting the color of an RGB (red, green, blue) LED under program control. Other projects are more complex, such as creating … Continue reading Control this! Four new how-to books that use Arduino – #electronics #programming #bookreview #in

The Developer’s Code – Good advice to live & work by – #programming #bookreview #in

The Developer’s Code: What Real Programmers Do By Ka Wai Cheung, edited by Brian P. Hogan (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $29.00) When Ka Wai Chung is asked to describe what he does for a living, he sometimes responds: “I am a nonaccredited, overly logical psychologist, therapist, mechanic, diplomat, businessman, and teacher working in an industry … Continue reading The Developer’s Code – Good advice to live & work by – #programming #bookreview #in

Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual – Frustrated with your new Fire? Get this book – #bookreview

Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual By Peter Meyers (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $15.99) As a longtime user of a “regular” Kindle, I thought I would be right at home, right out of the box, with a Kindle Fire. Wrong. I was completely lost and befuddled for several days, until I … Continue reading Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual – Frustrated with your new Fire? Get this book – #bookreview

MySQL Troubleshooting – Tools, steps & advice from an expert – #bookreview

MySQL Troubleshooting By Sveta Smirnova (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $29.99; Kindle edition, list price $14.99) Sveta Smirnova knows how to find and fix MySQL problems. She is a principal technical support engineer in Oracle’s Bug Analysis Support Group and works daily with MySQL support issues and bug fixes. Her new book is structured to help both MySQL … Continue reading MySQL Troubleshooting – Tools, steps & advice from an expert – #bookreview

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers, 2nd Ed. – Bots can be tools for good, efficiency, profit – #programming #bookreview

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL, 2nd Edition By Michael Schrenk (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $39.95; Kindle edition, list price $31.95) Bots have a bad reputation on the Web, but when used properly and for honest purposes, they can be tools for good, for better business … Continue reading Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers, 2nd Ed. – Bots can be tools for good, efficiency, profit – #programming #bookreview

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition – #bookreview #in #mac #windows

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition By David Pogue (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $29.99; Kindle edition, list price $23.99) I own and use three Windows PCs during a typical day. But sometimes (don’t ask why), I find myself forced – forced – to use my wife’s Macintosh. Grrrr. Where do I click? … Continue reading Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition – #bookreview #in #mac #windows