Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases – #bookreview #mcsa

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Orin Thomas, Peter Ward, and boB Taylor (Microsoft Press, paperback with CD) Exam 70-462 is one of three required examinations you must pass to get a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This well-structured, 593-page book is designed for self-paced training … Continue reading Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases – #bookreview #mcsa

Deploying with JRuby: Deliver Scalable Web Apps Using the JVM – It’s the simpler & better solution? – #bookreview

Deploying with JRuby: Deliver Scalable Web Apps Using the JVM Joe Kutner (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback) Many developers are using Ruby on Rails to create web applications. But the supporting infrastructure often can be complex. And when a problem occurs, there is no centralized management interface to help you quickly determine what has gone awry. There is … Continue reading Deploying with JRuby: Deliver Scalable Web Apps Using the JVM – It’s the simpler & better solution? – #bookreview

Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others – Solid advice and career tips – #bookreview

Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) You’ve worked hard to become a software developer, and now that you’re there, you’ve learned that proficiency in several different computer languages is not enough. In today’s insecure, competitive, and overly demanding job market, … Continue reading Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others – Solid advice and career tips – #bookreview

Five Dark Riders – A novel rich with history, intrigue, action & romance – #fiction #bookreview

Five Dark Riders Bill Sloan (Zipp City Press, paperback, Kindle) Bill Sloan is an acclaimed historian and veteran newspaper journalist previously nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He also is one of America’s best writers of World War II Pacific-theater combat narratives. (His latest, Undefeated: America’s Heroic Fight for Bataan and Corregidor, was published in April.) … Continue reading Five Dark Riders – A novel rich with history, intrigue, action & romance – #fiction #bookreview

The Artist’s Guide to GIMP, 2nd Edition – Newly updated for GIMP 2.8 – #bookreview

The Artist’s Guide to GIMP: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists and Designers, 2nd Edition Michael J. Hammel (No Starch Press, paperback –  Kindle edition) GIMP is a free and full-featured alternative to Adobe Photoshop. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) now has a long track record and many users, but it remains difficult for newcomers to learn, … Continue reading The Artist’s Guide to GIMP, 2nd Edition – Newly updated for GIMP 2.8 – #bookreview

Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition – Welcome to the new, improved & BIGGER Internet – #bookreview #microsoft #windows

Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition Joseph Davies (Microsoft Press, paperback, list price $49.99; Kindle edition, list price $39.99) The Internet can now expand into a much bigger realm than was possible before the worldwide launch of IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) on June 6, 2012. The web most of us use has long relied on IPv4, … Continue reading Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition – Welcome to the new, improved & BIGGER Internet – #bookreview #microsoft #windows

Introducing Windows Server 2012 – A guide to what’s coming in a much-anticipated release – #bookreview #microsoft

Introducing Windows Server® 2012 Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Server Team (Microsoft Press, paperback, list price $14.99; Kindle edition, list price $0.00)  The anticipated release date for the new version of Microsoft Server®  is sometime between the third quarter of 2012 and early 2013. And this book’s introduction hails it as “probably the most significant release … Continue reading Introducing Windows Server 2012 – A guide to what’s coming in a much-anticipated release – #bookreview #microsoft

Oh, Say Can You C#? – C# 5.0 in a Nutshell & C# 5.0 Pocket Reference -#programming #bookreview

O’Reilly recently has released two handy and helpful books for practitioners and students of the C# object-oriented programming language. One is a hefty, 1042-page “definitive reference” that (in paperback format) can double as a handy weight for physical exercise. The other is a compact, 215-page reference that really does fit in a coat pocket or pants … Continue reading Oh, Say Can You C#? – C# 5.0 in a Nutshell & C# 5.0 Pocket Reference -#programming #bookreview

The Art of Community, 2nd Edition – Creating online success in the social economy – #bookreview

The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation, 2nd Edition Jono Bacon (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $39.99; Kindle edition, list price $34.99) Whether you work for a large firm or operate a one-person shop built around an online presence, you should check out this newly updated guidebook on now to build, maintain and … Continue reading The Art of Community, 2nd Edition – Creating online success in the social economy – #bookreview

Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress – How to build and fight your way into this complex game – #bookreview

Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress Peter Tyson (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $15.99) Many gamers agree with this book’s tagline, that Dwarf Fortress is “…the most complex video game ever made.” For that reason, they have avoided taking it up or have tried it, stumbled over its steep learning curve, and … Continue reading Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress – How to build and fight your way into this complex game – #bookreview