Arduino Workshop – An excellent hands-on guide with 65 DIY projects – #arduino #bookreview

Arduino Workshop A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects John Boxall (No Starch Press – paperback, Kindle) If you’ve been wanting to tinker with a tiny Arduino computer, this excellent book can show you how to do much more than simply get started. Indeed, John Boxall’s Arduino Workshop can keep you busy, challenged and intrigued for … Continue reading Arduino Workshop – An excellent hands-on guide with 65 DIY projects – #arduino #bookreview

Arquillian Testing Guide – For better integration testing & functional testing on the JVM – #programming #bookreview

Arquillian Testing Guide John D. Ament (Packt Publishing – Paperback, Kindle) If you have some experience with integration testing and functional testing on a Java virtual machine (JVM), John D. Ament’s important new book can help you get up to speed with the Arquillian testing platform’s numerous features and capabilities. Arquillian “leverages JUnit and TestNG … Continue reading Arquillian Testing Guide – For better integration testing & functional testing on the JVM – #programming #bookreview

Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide – Automate configuration management & become a better system admin – #programming #bookreview

Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide John Arundel (Packt Publishing – paperback, Kindle) If you administer a small network built around just a few servers, you may still be doing at least some of the configuration management by hand. You literally move from machine to machine, manually entering updates, changes, or fixes. And your small network may … Continue reading Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide – Automate configuration management & become a better system admin – #programming #bookreview

Book Brief – Programming Grails – A new, solid guide for experienced developers – #programming #bookreview

Programming Grails Burt Beckwith (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle ) Burt Beckwith is an experienced core developer on the Grails software team at SpringSource. His new book, Programming Grails, is written primarily for experienced Grails developers “who want to dig deeper into the architecture and understand more about how Grails works its magic and how it … Continue reading Book Brief – Programming Grails – A new, solid guide for experienced developers – #programming #bookreview

Book Brief: Short screenplay DEATH ORBIT now on Kindle as a one-act play

With my daughter as co-author, I have spun off a micro-budget one-act play from my short science-fiction screenplay DEATH ORBIT. The Kindle version is now available and briefly on sale for $0.99 USD. DEATH ORBIT: A Play in One Act is set in the future, in the seedy courtroom of an ice-mining colony. A young law … Continue reading Book Brief: Short screenplay DEATH ORBIT now on Kindle as a one-act play

Lunch with Buddha – An entertaining, engrossing, thought-provoking American road-trip novel – #bookreview

Lunch with Buddha Roland Merullo (PFP/Ajar, Kindle, paperback) To be honest, I was not really aware of Roland Merullo until his publisher contacted me offering a review copy of an enticingly titled new novel, Lunch with Buddha. I could blame my “Who?” reaction on my intense focus toward reviewing technology books over the past two … Continue reading Lunch with Buddha – An entertaining, engrossing, thought-provoking American road-trip novel – #bookreview

Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid, 2nd Edition – A good & long-overdue update – #bookreview

Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition Unix for the Practical Paranoid Michael W. Lucas (No Starch Press – Kindle, paperback) This updated new edition likely will be hailed — and rightly so — as a major event by many dedicated users of OpenBSD. After all, the first edition of Michael W. Lucas’ book was published a full … Continue reading Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid, 2nd Edition – A good & long-overdue update – #bookreview

The Modern Web: Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript – #bookreview

The Modern Web Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript Peter Gasston (No Starch Press – Kindle, paperback) After a quick first glance, you might look right past this book. You might assume its title, “The Modern Web,” simply introduces some kind of heavily footnoted, academic study of the Internet. Not so, Web breath. … Continue reading The Modern Web: Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript – #bookreview

Mastering the Nikon D600 – Digital Darrell’s excellent new how-to guide – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Nikon D600 Darrell Young (Rocky Nook – Kindle, paperback) Digital Darrell is at it again. This time, he has delivered an excellent how-to guide for using the Nikon D600 camera. This high-quality new digital SLR, he says, “can deliver some of the highest-quality images out there.” Furthermore, he notes, the D600 offers “a … Continue reading Mastering the Nikon D600 – Digital Darrell’s excellent new how-to guide – #photography #bookreview