EPUB 3 Best Practices – A solid guide to the EPUB digital publishing process – #bookreview

EPUB 3 Best Practices Matt Garrish and Marcus Gylling (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) If you publish ebooks and other documents or hope to publish some soon, you definitely need to be aware of EPUB 3. “EPUB is a format for representing documents in electronic form,” the two authors of EPUB 3 Best Practices point out. “Ebook, on … Continue reading EPUB 3 Best Practices – A solid guide to the EPUB digital publishing process – #bookreview

Windows PowerShell 3.0: Step by Step – A huge guide to things you can do after you’ve found PowerShell – #bookreview

Windows PowerShell 3.0: Step by Step Ed Wilson (Microsoft Press – paperback, Kindle)   Wondering what the “Open Windows PowerShell” option does on your Windows 8 PC? There’s a book for that: Windows PowerShell 3.0: Step by Step by Ed Wilson. According to Wilson, “Windows PowerShell 3.0 is an essential management and automation tool that … Continue reading Windows PowerShell 3.0: Step by Step – A huge guide to things you can do after you’ve found PowerShell – #bookreview

Designing Games – A well-written, comprehensive guide to video game engineering – #bookreview

Designing Games A Guide to Engineering Experiences Tynan Sylvester (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) If you design video games, if you hope to become a game creator, or if you work for a company whose lifeblood is creating and maintaining successful video games, you need to read this excellent book.  Tynan Sylvester provides a comprehensive overview … Continue reading Designing Games – A well-written, comprehensive guide to video game engineering – #bookreview

Windows 8: The Missing Manual – The reference guide you need to sort it all out – #bookreview

Windows 8: The Missing Manual David Pogue (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) Okay, so Windows 8 is not exactly setting the digital world on fire these days. Many of us bought it anyway, because we have been using Windows machines at home and in office settings for a long, long time. And we like to keep … Continue reading Windows 8: The Missing Manual – The reference guide you need to sort it all out – #bookreview

Jump Start CoffeeScript – A quick guide for experienced programmers – #programming #bookreview

Jump Start CoffeeScript Earle Castledine (SitePoint – paperback, Kindle) CoffeeScript is a fun yet “serious” computer language. It is, declares the coffeescript.org website, “a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a … Continue reading Jump Start CoffeeScript – A quick guide for experienced programmers – #programming #bookreview

NOOK HD: The Missing Manual – Tips and tricks for getting the most from your e-reader tablet – #bookreview

NOOK HD: The Missing Manual Preston Gralla (O’Reilly – Kindle, paperback) Prolific and top-notch technical writer Preston Gralla is back again, this time with a handy “Missing Manual” that explains how to use two Barnes & Noble e-reader tablets, the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+. His 18-chapter, 464-page book is divided into eight well-written parts containing generally … Continue reading NOOK HD: The Missing Manual – Tips and tricks for getting the most from your e-reader tablet – #bookreview

The Definitive ANTLR 4 Reference – You, too, can be a parsing guru – #programming #bookreview

The Definitive ANTLR 4 Reference Terence Parr (Pragmatic Bookshelf – paperback) The self-described “maniac” behind ANTLR — “ANother Tool for Language Recognition” — is at it again. Terence Parr has rewritten ANTLR “from scratch” and celebrated by bringing out a new edition of his book, The Definitive ANTLR 4 Reference. Parr, a professor of computer … Continue reading The Definitive ANTLR 4 Reference – You, too, can be a parsing guru – #programming #bookreview

Blender Master Class – Excellent hands-on guide to modeling, sculpting, materials & rendering – #bookreview

Blender Master Class A Hands-On Guide to Modeling, Sculpting, Materials, and Rendering Ben Simonds (No Starch Press, paperback, Kindle) This excellent hands-on guide shows “how to create models and environments in 3D, using two pieces of software: Blender, for 3D design and animation, and GIMP, for 2D image editing.” It covers Blender 2.6x. The author, … Continue reading Blender Master Class – Excellent hands-on guide to modeling, sculpting, materials & rendering – #bookreview

Jump Start Node.js – A well-written guide for learning Node.js quickly – #programming #bookreview

 Jump Start Node.js Don Nguyen (SitePoint – paperback, Kindle) Don Nguyen’s well-written Node.js book has been in print for a few months and is an excellent text for learning how to put Node.js to work in fast, scalable real-time web applications. You should have some experience with JavaScript before tackling Node.js. But Nguyen says a … Continue reading Jump Start Node.js – A well-written guide for learning Node.js quickly – #programming #bookreview

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition – Covers new features, how-tos for 7-inch / 8.9-inch tablets – #bookreview

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition Peter Meyers (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) O’Reilly recently has brought out the second edition of Peter Meyers’ popular how-to guide for using the Kindle Fire HD multi-purpose tablet. The new edition covers the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire models, but does not cover the original, first-generation Kindle … Continue reading Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition – Covers new features, how-tos for 7-inch / 8.9-inch tablets – #bookreview