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

The Well-Grounded Rubyist, 2nd Edition – A solid, well-written, updated guide to the Ruby programming language – #bookreview

  The Well-Grounded Rubyist David A. Black (Manning – paperback) Ruby, predominately known as an object-oriented programming language, shows up frequently on lists of the top ten (or whatever) languages to know. And Ruby has long been paired with Rails to create the popular Ruby on Rails web application framework. When the forerunner of this book … Continue reading The Well-Grounded Rubyist, 2nd Edition – A solid, well-written, updated guide to the Ruby programming language – #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

Four good books that can help boost your JavaScript skills – #programming #bookreview

Ready for some enlightenment that can boost your JavaScript programming skills? O’Reilly recently has published four books that can help you move from basic JavaScript library user to confident, experienced developer.  “JavaScript started out as a simple and approachable front-end scripting language,” the publisher notes. “It has matured into a true cross-platform environment targeted by … Continue reading Four good books that can help boost your JavaScript skills – #programming #bookreview

Intermediate Perl, 2nd Edition – An excellent guide to pushing well beyond the basics – #programming #bookreview

Intermediate Perl, 2nd Edition Randal L. Schwartz, brian d foy & Tom Phoenix (O’Reilly, paperback) Attention, Perl programmers. Particularly those of you who write Perl programs with 100 lines of code or fewer but want to expand your limits. This popular intermediate guide, first published in 2006, has just been updated. Intermediate Perl, 2nd Edition … Continue reading Intermediate Perl, 2nd Edition – An excellent guide to pushing well beyond the basics – #programming #bookreview

Oh, Say Can You C#? – C# 5.0 in a Nutshell & C# 5.0 Pocket Reference -#programming #bookreview

O’Reilly recently has released two handy and helpful books for practitioners and students of the C# object-oriented programming language. One is a hefty, 1042-page “definitive reference” that (in paperback format) can double as a handy weight for physical exercise. The other is a compact, 215-page reference that really does fit in a coat pocket or pants … Continue reading Oh, Say Can You C#? – C# 5.0 in a Nutshell & C# 5.0 Pocket Reference -#programming #bookreview

Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition – The virtues of concurrency and functional style – #bookreview #in #programming

Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition Stuart Halloway and Aaron Bedra (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Clojure is yet another computer programming language with an odd name and many followers. For example, Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, an award-winning author and founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has called Clojure “a beautiful, elegant, and very powerful language on the JVM [Java … Continue reading Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition – The virtues of concurrency and functional style – #bookreview #in #programming

Learning iOS Programming, 2nd Ed. – Updated to cover iOS 5, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch – #programming #bookreview

Learning iOS Programming, 2nd Edition By Alasdair Allan (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $34.99; Kindle edition, list price $27.99) Alasdair Allan’s popular iOS programming book recently has been updated to cover iOS 5. And it has a new name. (The first edition was titled Learning iPhone Programming.) “The changes made in this second edition reflect the fact that … Continue reading Learning iOS Programming, 2nd Ed. – Updated to cover iOS 5, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch – #programming #bookreview

Think Complexity – Exploring Complexity Science with Python – #programming #bookreview

Think Complexity By Allen B. Downey (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $29.99) Are you a reasonably competent Python programmer yearning for new mental challenges? Allen B. Downey’s Think Complexity definitely can deliver some. His well-written new book can help you dive into complexity science and improve your Python skills at the same time. Right away, you … Continue reading Think Complexity – Exploring Complexity Science with Python – #programming #bookreview

Making Embedded Systems (for things that blink & go ‘Beep!’ in the night) – #programming #bookreview

Making Embedded Systems By Elecia White (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $39.99; Kindle edition, list price $31.99) Elecia White loves embedded systems. “The first time a motor turned on because I told it to, I was hooked,” she writes in her new book, Making Embedded Systems. “I quickly moved away from pure software and into a … Continue reading Making Embedded Systems (for things that blink & go ‘Beep!’ in the night) – #programming #bookreview