The Ides of April – An entertaining new Lindsey Davis detective series debut – #mystery #bookreview

The Ides of April A Flavia Albia Mystery Lindsey Davis (Minotaur Books, hardback, paperback, Kindle, Audio CD) Many fans of the Marcus Didius Falco mysteries set in first-century Rome will delight in this new spin-off series by London author Lindsey Davis. Readers eagerly seeking another unusual detective to follow may relish this series debut, as … Continue reading The Ides of April – An entertaining new Lindsey Davis detective series debut – #mystery #bookreview

Realm of Racket: Learn to Program, One Game at a Time – #Racket #game #programming #bookreview

Realm of Racket Learn to Program, One Game at a Time! Matthias Felleisen, David Van Horn, Conrad Barski, M.D., Forrest Bice, Rose DeMaio, Spencer Florence, Feng-Yun Mimi Lin, Scott Lindeman, Nicole Nussbaum, Eric Peterson, and Ryan Plessner (No Starch Press – paperback, Kindle) Formerly known as PLT Scheme, Racket is an offshoot of the Lisp/Scheme … Continue reading Realm of Racket: Learn to Program, One Game at a Time – #Racket #game #programming #bookreview

Book Briefs: Cormac McCarthy, Prehistoric Central Texas, Rio Grande border – #bookreview

Here are three specialized books for serious readers of specialized topics. The first provides a “comprehensive yet concise overview” of Cormac McCarthy’s “legacy in American literature.”  The second examines a 14th century civilization in Central Texas that “represents the last prehistoric peoples before the cultural upheaval introduced by European explorers.” And the third delves into … Continue reading Book Briefs: Cormac McCarthy, Prehistoric Central Texas, Rio Grande border – #bookreview

Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to – A short, well-focused guide – #programming #bookreview

Instant Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to A practical guide to getting started with PHPUnit to improve code quality Michael Lively (Packt Publishing – paperback, Kindle) PHPUnit is considered by many to be the leading tool for testing PHP code. This “Short, Fast, Focused” book (82 pages digital, 69 pages in paperback) is a recent addition to … Continue reading Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to – A short, well-focused guide – #programming #bookreview

Functional JavaScript – Applying functional techniques and Underscore.js – #programming #bookreview

Functional JavaScript Introducing Functional Programming with Underscore.js Michael Fogus (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle) When I first started tinkering with JavaScript, object-oriented programming (OOP) was the rage, and JavaScript frequently was touted as one of the key object-oriented languages. After all, according to many online descriptions, almost everything within JavaScript “is OO.” Now, in this enjoyable … Continue reading Functional JavaScript – Applying functional techniques and Underscore.js – #programming #bookreview

Starting up? Two good how-tos: UX for Lean Startups & Managing Startups – #business #bookreview

You are eager, maybe too eager, to throw yourself and your meager funding full-force into starting a business, creating a product–yes, another app!–and getting it out to the marketplace. After all, the world wants and needs it now, you keep telling yourself. But wait, are you basing your gamble on gut instincts, the good wishes … Continue reading Starting up? Two good how-tos: UX for Lean Startups & Managing Startups – #business #bookreview