Elixir in Action: A good guide to the ‘alternative language for the Erlang virtual machine’ – #programming #bookreview

    Elixir in Action Saša Jurić Manning – paperback “Elixir,”  Saša Jurić writes, “is a modern functional programming language for building large-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant systems for the Erlang virtual machine.” What Elixir really is, of course, is a breath of fresh air for software developers who find it hard or confusing to work with … Continue reading Elixir in Action: A good guide to the ‘alternative language for the Erlang virtual machine’ – #programming #bookreview

Jump Start Sinatra – With this book and a little Ruby, you can make Sinatra sing – #programming #bookreview

Jump Start Sinatra Get Up to Speed with Sinatra in a Weekend Darren Jones (SitePoint – Kindle, Paperback) Many Ruby developers love Rails for its power and capabilities as a model-view-controller (MVC) framework. But some of them don’t like Rails’ size, complexity, and learning curve. Meanwhile, many other Rubyists love Sinatra for its simplicity and … Continue reading Jump Start Sinatra – With this book and a little Ruby, you can make Sinatra sing – #programming #bookreview

Learning Rails 3 – It’s not easy, but this good how-to guide definitely can help – #bookreview

Learning Rails 3 Simon St.Laurent, Edd Dumbill, and Eric J. Gruber (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Ruby on Rails frequently is hailed as an “outstanding” or “powerful” or “amazing” tool for creating web applications. But beginners often dive into it, quickly go off the rails, and give up in frustration. “Building a Ruby on Rails application requires … Continue reading Learning Rails 3 – It’s not easy, but this good how-to guide definitely can help – #bookreview

Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby – #programming #bookreview

Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby David Bryant Copeland (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback) The word “awesome” now is grossly overused in contemporary culture. And I hate it in book titles. That being said, Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby is an excellent how-to guide, particularly if you have a little bit of UNIX and some basic Ruby programming in … Continue reading Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby – #programming #bookreview

Introducing Regular Expressions – Finding your perfect match…in strings – #bookreview

Introducing Regular Expressions Michael Fitzgerald (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) “Regular expressions are specially encoded text strings used as patterns for matching sets of strings,” Michael Fitzgerald writes in this example-rich new book that focuses on learning by doing. Veteran programmers who work with Perl, Java, JavaScript, C# and a number of Unix utilities often consider … Continue reading Introducing Regular Expressions – Finding your perfect match…in strings – #bookreview

The Data Journalism Handbook – Get new skills for a new career that’s actually in demand – #bookreview

The Data Journalism Handbook: How Journalists Can Use Data to Improve the News Edited by Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru, and Lucy Chambers (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Arise, ye downtrodden, unemployed newspaper and magazine writers and editors yearning to be working again as journalists. Data journalism apparently is hiring. Data journalism? I didn’t know, either, until … Continue reading The Data Journalism Handbook – Get new skills for a new career that’s actually in demand – #bookreview

Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby – An entertaining & challenging guide to learning 2 languages – #programming #bookreview

Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby Sau Sheong Chang (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Sau Sheong Chang has embarked joyfully on Mission Next-to-Impossible. With his new book, he wants to inspire everyone to recapture at least some of their childhood passion for exploring and discovering. “For many professional programmers,” he writes, “coding is a job. It’s drudgery, low-level work that … Continue reading Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby – An entertaining & challenging guide to learning 2 languages – #programming #bookreview

Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition – Solutions to 70 Problems & More – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition Chad Fowler Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Chad Fowler’s Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition is aimed at developers who need to solve tough problems while using Rails. But Rails beginners also can learn plenty from the 70 “recipes” in this excellent guide. The 280-page book is divided into seven … Continue reading Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition – Solutions to 70 Problems & More – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

Ride Some Rails with The Rails View – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

The Rails View: Create a Beautiful and Maintainable User Experience John Athayde and Bruce Williams (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Rails was created in 2004 “and the web discovered the MVC (model-view-controller) pattern in earnest, which brought a whole new level of productivity and fun to a world of developers and designers,” the authors of … Continue reading Ride Some Rails with The Rails View – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

The dRuby Book – A fine new intro to distributed Ruby – #bookreview #in #ruby #programming

The dRuby Book: Distributed and Parallel Computing with Ruby Masatoshi Seki (translated by Makoto Inoue) (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Looking to expand your Ruby horizons? Distributed Ruby, or dRuby, may be precisely the challenge you are seeking. And this new how-to book can get you started. The author, Japan’s well-known Ruby master, Masatoshi Seki, previously has published … Continue reading The dRuby Book – A fine new intro to distributed Ruby – #bookreview #in #ruby #programming