JavaScript as Compilation Target: ClojureScript and Dart – #programming #bookreview

Despite its widespread success, JavaScript has a reputation for being a computer language with many flaws. Still, it is now everywhere on the planet, so it is here to stay, very likely for a long, long time. Not surprisingly, several new languages have emerged that jump over some of JavaScript’s hurdles, offer improved capabilities, and … Continue reading JavaScript as Compilation Target: ClojureScript and Dart – #programming #bookreview

Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual – #bookreview

Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual Chris Grover (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Chris Grover’s well-written and updated new book shows you how to build animated HTML 5 graphics for the iPhone, the iPad, and the Web, using familiar Adobe features. By the sixth page of the first chapter, you are using the software to begin … Continue reading Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual – #bookreview

Spring Data: Modern Data Access for Enterprise Java – #java #bookreview

Spring Data: Modern Data Access for Enterprise Java Mark Pollack, Oliver Gierke, Thomas Risberg, Jonathan L. Brisbin and Michael Hunger (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Big Data keeps getting wider and deeper by the second. And so do the demands for analyzing and profiting from all of those piled-up terabytes. Meanwhile, the once whiz-bang technology known … Continue reading Spring Data: Modern Data Access for Enterprise Java – #java #bookreview

Bruce Barnbaum’s ‘Tone Poems’ – Beautiful photographs, with music – #bookreview

Bruce Barnbaum is a superb black-and-white photographer, and Rocky Nook, Inc., recently has brought forth new editions of two of his beautifully crafted image collections. Styled as part of a four-volume series, these two coffee-table books should appeal to almost anyone who loves good visual images and good music and appreciates opportunities to enjoy them … Continue reading Bruce Barnbaum’s ‘Tone Poems’ – Beautiful photographs, with music – #bookreview

Programming C# 5.0 – Excellent how-to guide for experienced developers ready to learn C# – #bookreview

Programming C# 5.0 Ian Griffiths (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Ian Griffiths’ new book is for “experienced developers,” not for beginners hoping to learn the basics of programming while also learning C#. The focus is “Building Windows 8, Web, and Desktop Applications for the .NET 4.5 Framework.” Earlier editions in the Programming C# series have “explained some … Continue reading Programming C# 5.0 – Excellent how-to guide for experienced developers ready to learn C# – #bookreview

iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition – Covers all iPhone models with iOS 6 software – #bookreview

iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition David Pogue (O’Reilly, paperback, Kindle)   This latest “Missing Manual” from David Pogue covers all iPhone models that have iOS 6 software, including iPhone 5. The 538-page book is well-written, well-organized, and heavily illustrated with color photographs, illustrations, and screen shots. It also has numerous tips set off in … Continue reading iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition – Covers all iPhone models with iOS 6 software – #bookreview

LEGO Bonanza — Stack ’em up: 3 hot new books for LEGO builders – #bookreview

No Starch Press recently has released three new books aimed at the world’s millions of LEGO™ builders: The Unofficial LEGO™ Builder’s Guide, 2nd Edition The LEGO™ Adventure Book, Vol. 1 The Unofficial LEGO™ Technic Builder’s Guide. Here are short reviews of each. The Unofficial LEGO™ Builder’s Guide, 2nd Edition Allan Bedford (No Starch, paperback – … Continue reading LEGO Bonanza — Stack ’em up: 3 hot new books for LEGO builders – #bookreview

WordPress: The Missing Manual – Covers what you need to know & can profit from – #bookreview

WordPress: The Missing Manual Matthew MacDonald (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) It’s easy to set up and launch a basic WordPress blog. But once you do, it’s also very easy to just keep blogging and ignore the many other options and features that WordPress offers. (I’m guilty of that, which is why I’m happy to see … Continue reading WordPress: The Missing Manual – Covers what you need to know & can profit from – #bookreview

QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual – Updated and now it’s ‘Official’ – #bookreview

QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual By Bonnie Biafore (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Bonnie Biafore’s latest version of her popular “Missing Manual” QuickBooks how-to guide has gained a significant endorsement. It’s now labeled “The Official Intuit Guide” to QuickBooks 2013. Once again, the updated guidebook provides clear, well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to use the Windows edition of QuickBooks … Continue reading QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual – Updated and now it’s ‘Official’ – #bookreview

Panobook 2012: Award-Winning Panoramic Photographs – #bookreview

Panobook 2012: Award-Winning Panoramic Photographs The Kolor Team (Rocky Nook, hardback) Beautiful.There are few other words to describe this gathering of 150 prize-winning panoramic color photographs. The photographs were judged as the best of the 1,647 entries in the Panobook 2012 competition sponsored by Kolor, developer of Autopano image-stitching software. The software enables individual images … Continue reading Panobook 2012: Award-Winning Panoramic Photographs – #bookreview