iOS 6 Programming Cookbook – Updated for the new SDK – #iOS #programming #bookreview

iOS 6 Programming Cookbook Vandad Nahavandipoor (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) If you are a new iOS developer, you can learn many things quickly from this hefty book. And even if you are an iOS veteran, you can gain some important new insights. The iOS 6 cookbook has been completely updated to cover the recently released iOS … Continue reading iOS 6 Programming Cookbook – Updated for the new SDK – #iOS #programming #bookreview

CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301 Rapid Review – For Security+ certification – #bookreview

CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301 Rapid Review Michael Gregg (Microsoft Press – paperback, Kindle) IT security professionals know the importance of certifications to their careers and their continuing credibility with employers or potential clients. The CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301 Rapid Review is a handy and helpful guide for IT security specialists who are preparing for Exam SY0-301, to earn … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301 Rapid Review – For Security+ certification – #bookreview

MapReduce Design Patterns – For solving Big Data problems – #bookreview #programming #hadoop

MapReduce Design Patterns Donald Miner and Adam Shook (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) “MapReduce is a computing paradigm for processing data that resides on hundreds of computers,” the authors point out. It has been “popularized recently by Google, Hadoop, and many others.” The MapReduce paradigm is “extraordinarily powerful, but does not provide a general solution to what many … Continue reading MapReduce Design Patterns – For solving Big Data problems – #bookreview #programming #hadoop

Python for Kids – A fun & efficient how-to book that even grownups can enjoy – #programming #bookreview

Python for Kids Jason R. Briggs (No Starch Press – paperback, Kindle) Subtitled “A Playful Introduction to Programming,” Python for Kids is recommended “for kids aged 10+ (and their parents).” But what if your kids are grown or you don’t have any kids? Should you ignore this book while learning Python? Absolutely not. I’ve recently … Continue reading Python for Kids – A fun & efficient how-to book that even grownups can enjoy – #programming #bookreview

Make: Volume 32 – Zany and practical projects and articles for DIY builders – #bookreview

Make: Volume 32 (O’Reilly, paperback) Make: is a science, technology, and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects magazine published quarterly in paperback book format. Volume 32 not only has intriguing articles about private rocketeers, flying motorcycles, and human-size replicas of videogame costumes and weapons. It also has about two dozen “complete plans” for a wide array of useful and … Continue reading Make: Volume 32 – Zany and practical projects and articles for DIY builders – #bookreview

iOS SDK Development – A totally new and improved 2nd edition – #programming #bookreview

iOS SDK Development Chris Adamson and Bill Dudney (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback) The previous, 2009 edition of this popular how-to book was titled iPhone SDK Development.  But this  new and re-titled second edition is much more than a copy-and-paste, just-make-some-tweaks update. “[W]e have copied absolutely nothing from the old book,” the authors say. “As we looked at … Continue reading iOS SDK Development – A totally new and improved 2nd edition – #programming #bookreview

Go APE (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur) with Guy Kawasaki & Shawn Welch – #bookreview #amwriting

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch (Nononina Press, Kindle) Okay, confession time. I know a bit about the book business—what used to be the book business. Years ago, I was a freelance developmental book editor for a trio of well-known publishing houses; I’ve had a couple of book agents; … Continue reading Go APE (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur) with Guy Kawasaki & Shawn Welch – #bookreview #amwriting

Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning – #programming #bookreview

Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning James Pustejovsky and Amber Stubbs (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) You may not be sure what’s going on here, at first, even after you’ve read the tag line on the book’s cover: “A Guide to Corpus-Building for Applications.” Fortunately, a few definitions inside this book can enlighten you quickly and might even get … Continue reading Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning – #programming #bookreview

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps – With emphasis on the Mobile Web – #programming #bookreview

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps Wesley Hales (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Increasingly, the world of Web development is taking on a “mobile first” attitude. And for good reason. Sales of desktop and laptop computers are shrinking, while sales of mobile devices seem to be swelling into a flood. “Consumers are on track to buy one … Continue reading HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps – With emphasis on the Mobile Web – #programming #bookreview

Master Your Mac – Useful how-to projects for intermediate users – #bookreview

Master Your Mac Matt Cone (No Starch Press, paperback – Kindle) This well-written how-to book will please many new Mac users, as well as many who have been using Macs for years. But, to fully benefit from this excellent new guide, you must be willing to go beneath the Mac’s easy-to-use OS X surface and work at the command line. In other words, … Continue reading Master Your Mac – Useful how-to projects for intermediate users – #bookreview