Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Practical tips & tricks for better use of the camera’s features – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 Rico Pfirstinger (Rocky Nook – paperback, Kindle) The X-Pro1, Fujifilm’s first mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor, is popular with many photographers who like its smooth blending of retro, minimalist exterior and top-notch digital technology inside. Also, if the available Fujinon interchangeable lenses are not enough for you, the X-Pro1 also can … Continue reading Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Practical tips & tricks for better use of the camera’s features – #photography #bookreview

Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! – A hefty, humorous, wide-ranging how-to guide – #erlang #programming #bookreview

Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! Fred Hébert (No Starch Press – paperback, Kindle) Two decades ago, I worked for Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, grinding out software specifications, user manuals and other documentation. I was part of a small group in Texas that was supposed to help adapt Swedish-made computers and software to the … Continue reading Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! – A hefty, humorous, wide-ranging how-to guide – #erlang #programming #bookreview

HDRI, Digital Zone System, Canon EOS 5D Mark III – 3 new #photography books – #bookreview

Rocky Nook, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., recently has released three handsome new how-to works focused on digital photography and image processing. The books are: The HDRI Handbook 2.0, The Digital Zone System, and Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The HDRI Handbook 2.0 Christian Bloch (Rocky Nook – paperback, Kindle) Every chapter has been significantly … Continue reading HDRI, Digital Zone System, Canon EOS 5D Mark III – 3 new #photography books – #bookreview

Mac Kung Fu – Kick productivity into higher gear with 400+ tips, tricks – #bookreview

Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition Kier Thomas (Pragmatic Bookshelf – Paperback, Kindle) More than a hundred new tips and tricks have been packed into the new edition of Kier Thomas’s popular how-to guide for OS X Mountain Lion. His book now offers “Over 400 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for Apple OS X.” And it … Continue reading Mac Kung Fu – Kick productivity into higher gear with 400+ tips, tricks – #bookreview

Make something new, with MakerBot or Raspberry Pi – #bookreview #programming #diy

O’Reilly has released two new books to help you get started with two hot new products: the MakerBot desktop 3D printer and the Raspberry Pi, a tiny, inexpensive computer the size of a credit card. Here are short reviews of the two how-to guides: Getting Started with MakerBot Bre Pettis, Anna Kaziunas France & Jay Shergill … Continue reading Make something new, with MakerBot or Raspberry Pi – #bookreview #programming #diy

Learning Cocoa with Objective-C – An excellent how-to guide from two experts – #programming #bookreview

Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3rd Edition Paris Buttfield-Addison and Jon Manning (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle)  In some surveys, Objective-C is now the third most popular programming language, up from fifth place in 2011. O’Reilly recently has published the awaited third edition of Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, with coverage of Xcode 4.2 and iOS 6. The book’s … Continue reading Learning Cocoa with Objective-C – An excellent how-to guide from two experts – #programming #bookreview

Building Web, Cloud, & Mobile Solutions with F# – #programming #bookreview

Building Web, Cloud, & Mobile Solutions with F# Daniel Mohl (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) F# (pronounced “F-sharp”) is a relatively new functional, open-source programming language developed by Microsoft and the F# Software Foundation. F# can be used to create scalable applications with ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Azure, HTML5, Web Sockets, … Continue reading Building Web, Cloud, & Mobile Solutions with F# – #programming #bookreview

Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot – #diy #bookreview

Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot Michael Margolis (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) Technology now makes it relatively easy to build simple robots that can be controlled remotely or can control themselves autonomously using built-in sensors and software. This engaging how-to guide focuses on how to build and program a small robot that can roam around, sense its … Continue reading Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot – #diy #bookreview