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

The Modern Web: Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript – #bookreview

The Modern Web Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript Peter Gasston (No Starch Press – Kindle, paperback) After a quick first glance, you might look right past this book. You might assume its title, “The Modern Web,” simply introduces some kind of heavily footnoted, academic study of the Internet. Not so, Web breath. … Continue reading The Modern Web: Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript – #bookreview

Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning – #programming #bookreview

Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning James Pustejovsky and Amber Stubbs (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) You may not be sure what’s going on here, at first, even after you’ve read the tag line on the book’s cover: “A Guide to Corpus-Building for Applications.” Fortunately, a few definitions inside this book can enlighten you quickly and might even get … Continue reading Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning – #programming #bookreview

The Art of SEO, 2nd Ed. – Managing Search Engine Optimization – #bookreview #in

The Art of SEO, 2nd Edition: Mastering Search Engine Optimization By Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, Jessie Stricchiola, and Rand Fishkin (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $49.99; Kindle edition, list price $39.99) If you have a business website and also use social media, you likely have been bombarded with email messages , tweets or “comments” from spammers … Continue reading The Art of SEO, 2nd Ed. – Managing Search Engine Optimization – #bookreview #in

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers, 2nd Ed. – Bots can be tools for good, efficiency, profit – #programming #bookreview

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL, 2nd Edition By Michael Schrenk (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $39.95; Kindle edition, list price $31.95) Bots have a bad reputation on the Web, but when used properly and for honest purposes, they can be tools for good, for better business … Continue reading Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers, 2nd Ed. – Bots can be tools for good, efficiency, profit – #programming #bookreview

Not your father’s database: Getting Started with CouchDB & with Fluidinfo – #bookreview #in #programming

These two books reflect some of the wide-ranging changes that the Internet and mobile devices are bringing to the ways databases are structured, accessed, updated, stored and maintained. Getting Started with CouchDB By MC Brown (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $24.99; Kindle edition, list price $14.99) “Databases are no longer isolated, single systems,” writes MC Brown. “Whether you want a … Continue reading Not your father’s database: Getting Started with CouchDB & with Fluidinfo – #bookreview #in #programming

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

Microsoft Manual of Style (4th Ed.) – Improve your technical communications – #bookreview

Microsoft Manual of Style Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft Press, paperback, list price $29.99; Kindle edition, list price $23.99) Good writers know they need more help than they can find in a dictionary and a thesaurus. So they often have collections of reference books that include such works as the Chicago Manual of Style, the MLA Handbook … Continue reading Microsoft Manual of Style (4th Ed.) – Improve your technical communications – #bookreview

Inside Cyber Warfare, 2nd Edition – You’re at the front line & you can’t retreat – #bookreview

Inside Cyber Warfare (2nd Edition) By Jeffery Carr (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $39.99; Kindle edition, list price $31.99) A global war for survival is in full battle, and you — or at least one or more of your computers — may now be right at the front line, already in the fight. Actually, in cyber warfare, there … Continue reading Inside Cyber Warfare, 2nd Edition – You’re at the front line & you can’t retreat – #bookreview

Consuming too much information can make you fat, clueless & dead – The Information Diet – #bookreview

The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption By Clay A. Johnson (O’Reilly, hardback, list price $22.99; Kindle edition, list price $19.99) In this controversial new book from O’Reilly Media, veteran software developer, open source guru and political advocate Clay A. Johnson makes the forceful argument that our current mania for consuming information is killing … Continue reading Consuming too much information can make you fat, clueless & dead – The Information Diet – #bookreview