Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7: The Missing Manual – #bookreview #html5 #animation

Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7: The Missing Manual Chris Grover (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Chris Glover’s well-written new book shows you how to build animated HTML 5 graphics for the iPhone, the iPad, and the Web, using familiar Adobe features. By the sixth page of the first chapter, you are using the software to create … Continue reading Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7: The Missing Manual – #bookreview #html5 #animation

Learn the Kinect API – New Microsoft ‘Start Here!’ guide shows how – #bookreview

Learn the Kinect™ API Rob Miles (Microsoft Press, paperback, Kindle) The Kinect sensor  is a popular peripheral for Microsoft’s XBox 360 video game systems and Windows PCs. The device contains a video camera, a directional microphone system, and a depth sensor. Software developers are using the device “to advance the field of computer interaction in … Continue reading Learn the Kinect API – New Microsoft ‘Start Here!’ guide shows how – #bookreview

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition – #bookreview #in #mac #windows

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition By David Pogue (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $29.99; Kindle edition, list price $23.99) I own and use three Windows PCs during a typical day. But sometimes (don’t ask why), I find myself forced – forced – to use my wife’s Macintosh. Grrrr. Where do I click? … Continue reading Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition – #bookreview #in #mac #windows

Node for Front-End Developers – Writing server-side JavaScript applications – #bookreview #in

Node for Front-End Developers By Garann Means (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $14.99; Kindle edition, list price $7.99) Node is a JavaScript platform used to create server-side applications, communicate with the client, work with data, create dynamic web pages, and handle other tasks. According to the Joyent Incorporated’s nodejs website: “Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime … Continue reading Node for Front-End Developers – Writing server-side JavaScript applications – #bookreview #in

Fast Guide to Cubase 6 – Not so fast but packed with good info – #bookreview

Fast Guide to Cubase 6 By Simon Millward (PC Publishing, paperback, list price $29.95) I’m not sure a 474-page book should bill itself as a “fast guide.” For Simon Millward’s new work, a better descriptor would be “thorough.” Steinberg Cubase 6 software is feature-rich and powerful software for music creation and audio recording. And this thick guidebook … Continue reading Fast Guide to Cubase 6 – Not so fast but packed with good info – #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

The Twitter Book (2nd Edition) – What newcomers & veteran tweeters need to know #sm #bookreview #TwitterBook

  The Twitter Book (2nd Edition) By Tim O’Reilly and Sarah Milstein (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $15.99) It’s easy to spot a business that’s starting to use Twitter for the first time. They think “tweets” are a great and inexpensive way to push out information and reach potential customers worldwide. So, over … Continue reading The Twitter Book (2nd Edition) – What newcomers & veteran tweeters need to know #sm #bookreview #TwitterBook

Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010 with ‘Start Here!’ Book for Beginners – #programming #bookreview

Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010 By John Paul Mueller (Microsoft Press, paperback, list price $34.99; Kindle edition, list price $27.99) I like the “Start Here!” series from Microsoft Press. The books, in my view, provide a convenient, affordable and approachable way to develop some new skills in a hurry, without having to take classes. There is nothing wrong with … Continue reading Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010 with ‘Start Here!’ Book for Beginners – #programming #bookreview

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Customizing My Site – #programming #sm #bookreview

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Customizing My Site By Michael Doyle (Microsoft Press, paperback, list price $9.99; Kindle edition, list price $9.99) By computer-book standards, Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Customizing My Site seems a bit thin: just 95 pages. But it contains plenty of good information and deserves to catch some eyes in the expanding SharePoint community. “The … Continue reading Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Customizing My Site – #programming #sm #bookreview

A Bug Hunter’s Diary: A Guided Tour through the Wilds of Software Security – #programming #bookreview

A Bug Hunter’s Diary: A Guided Tour through the Wilds of Software Security By Tobias Klein (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $39.95; Kindle edition, list price $31.95) If your passion or desire is to find and kill software bugs and fight hackers, you should check out this well-written how-to book. Tobias Klein, an information … Continue reading A Bug Hunter’s Diary: A Guided Tour through the Wilds of Software Security – #programming #bookreview