Going for It–with Go

Mastering Go, 3rd Edition Mihalis Tsoukalous Packt Publishing, 978-180107-931-0 By Si Dunn To be honest, I’m not a great software developer. Actually, I retired from software development and software technical writing back in 2009, when the languages du jour–at least where I worked–were assembler and C, with a smattering of Erlang, and a relational database … Continue reading Going for It–with Go

Learning Dart – A solid guide to basic development using Google’s Dart #programming language – #bookreview

Learning Dart Learn how to program applications with Dart 1.0, a language specifically designed to produce better-structured, high performance applications  Ivo Balbaert and Dzenan Ridjanovic (Packt – Kindle, paperback)   The programming language Dart was introduced in late 2011 by Google as a potential replacement for aging JavaScript. But JavaScript, of course, has continued to … Continue reading Learning Dart – A solid guide to basic development using Google’s Dart #programming language – #bookreview

JavaScript as Compilation Target: ClojureScript and Dart – #programming #bookreview

Despite its widespread success, JavaScript has a reputation for being a computer language with many flaws. Still, it is now everywhere on the planet, so it is here to stay, very likely for a long, long time. Not surprisingly, several new languages have emerged that jump over some of JavaScript’s hurdles, offer improved capabilities, and … Continue reading JavaScript as Compilation Target: ClojureScript and Dart – #programming #bookreview

Developing with Google+ –A handy how-to guide for working with the Google+ Platform – #programming #bookreview

Developing with Google+ Jennifer Murphy (O’Reilly/Google Press, paperback – Kindle) Ready to integrate Google+ with an existing website? Eager to build your own Google+ social application? This well-written and nicely illustrated how-to guide can get you started. Jennifer Murphy’s new book shows you, step by step, how to become “comfortable digging into Google+” and its … Continue reading Developing with Google+ –A handy how-to guide for working with the Google+ Platform – #programming #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

Google+: The Missing Manual – #bookreview

Google+: The Missing Manual By Kevin Purdy (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $14.99; Kindle edition, list price $11.99)  I believe too much social media can rot the brain and waste many good hours of our lives. So, after I opened a Google+ account (mostly out of curiosity) a few weeks ago, I promptly let it sit unused. I wasn’t sure … Continue reading Google+: The Missing Manual – #bookreview

Code in the Cloud: Programming Google App Engine #bookreview

Code in the Cloud: Programming Google App Engine Mark C. Chu-Carroll (O’Reilly, $32.95, paperback)  “O clouds, unfold!”           –William Blake, “Milton,” preface These days, it’s all about the cloud, many people insist. Somewhere out there in “the cloud” are the servers and programs that you are now using — or soon will be. Much of  your data … Continue reading Code in the Cloud: Programming Google App Engine #bookreview