Photoshop CC and Lightroom – An elegant, well-focused how-to handbook from Rocky Nook – #photography #bookreview

  Photoshop CC and Lightroom A Photographer’s Handbook Stephen Laskevitch (Rocky Nook – paperback, Kindle)   Stephen Laskevitch’s Photoshop CC and Lightroom is an excellent how-to book that both instructs and inspires. This elegant new how-to book from Rocky Nook is aimed at digital photographers and graphics designers “who want to learn the basic tools … Continue reading Photoshop CC and Lightroom – An elegant, well-focused how-to handbook from Rocky Nook – #photography #bookreview

Java 8 in Action – Ready for lambdas, streams and functional-style programming? #bookreview

  Java 8 in Action Lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, Alan Mycroft (Manning – paperback)  Java 8, we were sometimes assured, would just be Java 7 with a few slick new (or past-due) features added. Actually, now that it’s here, Java 8 represents “the biggest change to Java in the 18 years since Java … Continue reading Java 8 in Action – Ready for lambdas, streams and functional-style programming? #bookreview

Cloudera Administration Handbook – How to become an effective Big Data administrator of large Hadoop clusters – #bookreview

    Cloudera Administration Handbook  Rohit Menon Packt Publishing – Kindle, paperback   The explosive growth and use of Big Data in business, government, science and other arenas has fueled a strong demand for new Hadoop administrators. The administrators’ key duty is to set up and maintain Hadoop clusters that help process and analyze massive amounts of … Continue reading Cloudera Administration Handbook – How to become an effective Big Data administrator of large Hadoop clusters – #bookreview

The Sun is God – Adrian McKinty takes readers well off the beaten path with this new historical mystery – #bookreview

  The Sun is God Adrian McKinty Seventh Street Books – Kindle, paperback Take a weird but true exotic setting. Throw in some real people and real murders. Add to the mix a fictional investigator: Will Prior, an ex-military police lieutenant who deliberately got himself cashiered from the British army during the Boer War following … Continue reading The Sun is God – Adrian McKinty takes readers well off the beaten path with this new historical mystery – #bookreview