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Jump Start Node.js

Jump Start Node.js

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 21, 2014 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Jumpstart NodeJS By Don Nguyen
This introduction to NodeJS is written in basic tutorial style. This enables you to learn by doing and getting your feet wet. It starts with an introduction to NodeJS and the surrounding ecosystem as well as installing the required software. Full Review >

Perl One-Liners

Perl One-Liners

130 Programs That Get Things Done

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 31, 2013 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Perl One-Liners - 130 Programs That Get Things Done By Peteris Krumins
Want to stock up on a bag of tricks and snippets to get your work done quicker, this is the book for you. Either as a system admin or as a developer you do yourself a great deal of good by reading and grasping the one liners in this book. Perl being specifically designed to process text is an invaluable tool to Unix admins given that everything is a file on Unix. Full Review >

21st Century C

21st Century C

C Tips from the New School

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 14, 2013 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: 21st Century C By Ben Klemens
This intermediate level book provides guidance on new methods of coding in C as well as identifying the common pitfalls and providing workarounds to them. The book is split into two sections on dealing with the ecosystem around C development and the second the language itself. This is not a teach you how to write in C book, users are expected to have a grasp of the language prior to starting out with this book. Full Review >

Cloud Architecture Patterns

Cloud Architecture Patterns

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 7, 2012 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Cloud Architecture Patterns By Bill Wilder
This book is a must read for any one involved in software development particularly cloud based applications. The book describes the popular patterns used in development of scalable applications, coverage is given to the following. Full Review >

Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud

Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud

Distributed Hosted Environments with AWS

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Oct 4, 2012 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud
This book does a splendid job in describing the Amazon cloud products that can be used to provide IT infrastructure in the cloud. The critical components of IT infrastructure such as DNS, Directory services, Mail, Voice and Instant messaging are covered. Full Review >

Think Python

Think Python

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 19, 2012 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Think Python By Allen B. Downey
Being an introduction to programming using the Python language this book strikes a good balance between explaining the programming theory and translating that into the Python Language. Full Review >

Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV

Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV

The Simple Way to Make Technology See

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 24, 2012 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV By Kurt Demaagd, Anthony Oliver, Nathan Oostendorp, Katherine Scott
A practical guide to get you started in the field of computer vision, this book is pitched to a wide range of readers from the basic enthusiast to professionals seeking to develop applications that use computer vision. From introducing the concepts behind computer vision to actual practical implementation of these concepts from the simple to the more complex concepts like tracking of moving objects. Full Review >

Intermediate Perl

Intermediate Perl

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On Aug 16, 2012 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Intermediate Perl, 2nd Edition By Brian d Foy, Tom Phoenix, Randal L. Schwartz
Written as the followup to the "Llama book" this book introduces more advanced concepts of the Perl programming language to take you from writing simple scripts to larger programs that are split up into modules as well as contributing such modules to the community via CPAN. The concepts covered include modules, references, objects, testing and contributing to CPAN. Full Review >

PostgreSQL: Up and Running

PostgreSQL: Up and Running

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 4, 2012 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Postgresql up and running By Regina Obe, Leo Hsu
A quick guide to the PostgreSQL Database for users with prior experience with other DBMS. The book sets out to highlight the interesting features in PostgreSQL not present in other DBMS's The book goes over Obtaining PostgreSQL, Basic Administration, Client tools, Data types, Constraints and Indexes, PostgreSQL specific SQL, Functions, Performance tuning and Replication. Full Review >

Introducing Regular Expressions

Introducing Regular Expressions

Andrew Colin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 27, 2012 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Introducing Regular Expressions By Michael Fitzgerald
This book is intended as an introduction to regular expressions for readers who have no or limited knowledge of regular expressions. It does this particularly well by addressing all the fundamental concepts of regular expressions and also provides examples on how these concepts can be used to solve real world problems. Full Review >

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