Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring – (And a lot more!) – #programming #bookreview

Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring Develop and deploy a high-performance Java web application using Ext JS and Spring Gerald Gierer (Packt Publishing paperback, Kindle) A powerful JavaScript web framework such as Ext JS deserves a powerful platform for enterprise desktop application development. Gerald Gierer delivers a good one in his well-crafted new how-to … Continue reading Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring – (And a lot more!) – #programming #bookreview

Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce – A practical guide to lowering some costs of mining Big Data – #bookreview

Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce Learn how to configure your Hadoop cluster to run optimal MapReduce jobs Khaled Tannir (Packt Publishing, paperback, Kindle) Time is money, as the old saying goes. And that saying especially applies to the world of Big Data, where much time, computing power and cash can be consumed while trying to extract profitable … Continue reading Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce – A practical guide to lowering some costs of mining Big Data – #bookreview

The Troubles Trilogy: Adrian McKinty’s Northern Ireland crime novels are powerful, engrossing reading – #bookreview

In the Morning I’ll Be Gone Book Three: The Troubles Trilogy Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street Books, paperback) I wish I had discovered The Troubles Trilogy and Detective Sean Duffy much sooner than Book Three. I really don’t like reading trilogies in reverse. But Adrian McKinty is an amazingly good crime novelist. And now that I have … Continue reading The Troubles Trilogy: Adrian McKinty’s Northern Ireland crime novels are powerful, engrossing reading – #bookreview

Computing with Quantum Cats – Strange and exciting times are ahead – #science #bookreview

Computing with Quantum Cats From Colossus to Qubits John Gribbin (Prometheus Books – hardcover, Kindle) John Gribbin’s new book, Computing with Quantum Cats, is an entertaining, informative and definitely eye-opening look at quantum computing’s recent progress, as well as its exciting near-future possibilities. The “conventional” (a.k.a. “classical”) computers currently on our desktops, in our briefcases, … Continue reading Computing with Quantum Cats – Strange and exciting times are ahead – #science #bookreview

Gradle in Action – Had enough of Maven and Ant? Try this powerful Java build tool – #programming #bookreview

Gradle in Action Benjamin Muschko (Manning, paperback) Apache Maven and Apache Ant are perhaps the two best-known and most widely used Java build tools. But Gradle is gaining users and aficionados ( if, indeed, there can be “fans” of software build tools). And this well-prepared new book likely will help Gradle achieve even wider acceptance … Continue reading Gradle in Action – Had enough of Maven and Ant? Try this powerful Java build tool – #programming #bookreview