Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition – Solutions to 70 Problems & More – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition Chad Fowler Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Chad Fowler’s Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition is aimed at developers who need to solve tough problems while using Rails. But Rails beginners also can learn plenty from the 70 “recipes” in this excellent guide. The 280-page book is divided into seven … Continue reading Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition – Solutions to 70 Problems & More – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

Mitt Romney, Secret Keynesian? Read Paul Krugman’s ‘End This Depression Now!’ – #bookreview #in #economics #politics

End This Depression Now! Paul Krugman (Norton, hardback, list price $24.95; Kindle edition, list price $24.95) If you’d like to watch some ultra-right conservatives break out in hives, do a St. Vitus Dance or just spontaneously combust, ask them to read End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman. Most of them won’t read it, of course. They … Continue reading Mitt Romney, Secret Keynesian? Read Paul Krugman’s ‘End This Depression Now!’ – #bookreview #in #economics #politics

Ride Some Rails with The Rails View – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

The Rails View: Create a Beautiful and Maintainable User Experience John Athayde and Bruce Williams (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Rails was created in 2004 “and the web discovered the MVC (model-view-controller) pattern in earnest, which brought a whole new level of productivity and fun to a world of developers and designers,” the authors of … Continue reading Ride Some Rails with The Rails View – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Ed. – A popular how-to guide updated – #bookreview #in #php #programming

PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition Kevin Yank (SitePoint, paperback, list price $39.95; Kindle edition, list price $29.95) A key measure of a programming book’s usefulness and popularity is how many times it has been revised and reprinted. Kevin Yank’s book first was published in 2001 under a different title. Eleven years later, … Continue reading PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Ed. – A popular how-to guide updated – #bookreview #in #php #programming

Android Cookbook: Problems & Solutions for Android Developers – #bookreview #in #programming

Android Cookbook Edited by Ian F. Darwin (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $54.99; Kindle edition, list price$43.99) Several dozen Android developers have contributed some 200 tested “recipes” to this hefty how-to guide for building Android apps. But be sure you know Java reasonably well before tackling Android Cookbook. As the book’s editor, Ian F. Darwin, notes, … Continue reading Android Cookbook: Problems & Solutions for Android Developers – #bookreview #in #programming

Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition – The virtues of concurrency and functional style – #bookreview #in #programming

Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition Stuart Halloway and Aaron Bedra (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Clojure is yet another computer programming language with an odd name and many followers. For example, Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, an award-winning author and founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has called Clojure “a beautiful, elegant, and very powerful language on the JVM [Java … Continue reading Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition – The virtues of concurrency and functional style – #bookreview #in #programming

The CSS3 Anthology: Take Your Sites to New Heights – #bookreview #in #webdesign

The CSS3 Anthology: Take Your Sites to New Heights, 4th Edition Rachel Andrew (SitePoint, paperback, list price $39.95; Kindle edition, list price $29.95) “The basic purpose of CSS [Cascading Style Sheets],” Rachel Andrew notes, “is to allow the [web] designer to define style declarations — formatting details such as fonts, element sizes, and colors — … Continue reading The CSS3 Anthology: Take Your Sites to New Heights – #bookreview #in #webdesign

Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present – #bookreview #in #music

Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present Jean A. Boyd (Texas Tech University Press, hardback, list price $65.00; paperback, list price $39.95) Fans of 1930s and 1940s western swing will find plenty to enjoy in this entertaining book by Jean A. Boyd, a  Baylor University music history professor and native of Fort … Continue reading Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present – #bookreview #in #music

Granbury’s Texas Brigade: Diehard Western Confederates – #bookreview #in #civilwar #history

Granbury’s Texas Brigade: Diehard Western Confederates John R. Lundberg (Louisiana State University, hardback, $39.95; Kindle edition, list price $25.95) Soon after the Civil War broke out, Brigadier General Hiram Granbury’s Texas Brigade drew Confederate volunteers from across North, South and East Texas. And many of its dismounted cavalry soldiers deserted or became prisoners after their … Continue reading Granbury’s Texas Brigade: Diehard Western Confederates – #bookreview #in #civilwar #history

Inside Windows Debugging: Practical Debugging and Tracing Strategies – #bookreview #in #programming

Inside Windows Debugging: Practical Debugging and Tracing Strategies Tarik Soulami (Microsoft Press, paperback, list price $39.99; Kindle edition, list price $31.99) Debugging and tracing tools — and the willingness and strategies to use them — should be key aspects of any software development and testing process. Inside Windows Debugging is intended for software engineers who … Continue reading Inside Windows Debugging: Practical Debugging and Tracing Strategies – #bookreview #in #programming