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Understanding Computation

Understanding Computation

From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 31, 2014 Bobbie Eicher wrote: A Less Daunting Approach
This book will be a great investment for students and programmers who want a more approachable overview of the theory of computation and why it matters. Full Review >

CompTIA Security+ Training Kit (Exam SY0-301)

CompTIA Security+ Training Kit (Exam SY0-301)

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 30, 2013 Bobbie Eicher wrote: CompTIA Security+ Training Kit from Microsoft Press
Thorough coverage for the exam. You'll just have to make sure you focus in on the parts where you need the help most. Full Review >

Practical Packet Analysis

Practical Packet Analysis

Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 11, 2013 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Understand What Programs Are Doing With Practical Packet Analysis
Understanding exactly what's in those packets we send streaming over the Internet is important to every technology professional. Chris Sanders is trying to help us get a peek inside. Full Review >

Great Bash

Great Bash

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 20, 2011 Bobbie Eicher wrote:
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97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 14, 2011 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Book Review: 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know Edited By Kevlin Henney
The book 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know is basically a collection of essays by a variety of skilled programmers who are each offering their personal view on the topic of what all programmers should know. As you’d expect from such a large collection of authors, the value of the… Full Review >

Programming Python

Programming Python

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 9, 2011 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: Programming Python by Mark Lutz
Programming Python is a book designed to take people who know Python and guide them on how to actually make it do things in the real world. It’s important to note that the material in here (In the December 2010 4th edition) is for 3.X versions of Python only, so… Full Review >

Learning Perl

Learning Perl

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 24, 2010 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: Learning Perl by Randal Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, and brian d foy
Learning Perl is one of the rare books in computing that nearly everyone agrees is great. It takes you through the process of learning the Perl programming language with example code and exercises. Any time that someone says that they plan to learn Perl, it’s pretty much just assumed that… Full Review >

The Productive Programmer

The Productive Programmer

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 24, 2010 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford
The Productive Programmer is Neal Ford’s attempt to share the techniques and tactics that will allow programmers to live up to their job title by efficiently getting the job done. The book is split into two sections covering mechanical considerations and approaches to programming technique. Some of his advice focuses… Full Review >

The Productive Programmer

The Productive Programmer

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 22, 2010 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: The Productive Programmer (Video) by Neal Ford
As you would probably assume from the name, this is a talk that Neal Ford did covering the material from his book of the same name. It focuses on the practices and attitudes that can help you to actually get things done as a programmer. It’s a recording of a… Full Review >

Beautiful Testing

Beautiful Testing

Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 22, 2010 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: Beautiful Testing by Tim Riley and Adam Goucher
Beautiful Testing is a compilation of a series of distinct essays from developers and testers about what they find beautiful in software testing. Each author chose their own topic and approach, giving readers the opportunity to see both how they think and what they value in the field. This book… Full Review >

Randal Schwartz on Learning Perl

Randal Schwartz on Learning Perl

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 17, 2010 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: Randal Schwartz On Learning Perl
This is a recording of a class that was offered by Randal Schwartz that covers basically the same material on how to program with Perl that you would get from studying his bestselling book. “Learning Perl” is such an iconic book for its topic that it’s often simply called “The Camel… Full Review >

Building the Perfect PC

Building the Perfect PC

Bobbie's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 15, 2010 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: Building The Perfect PC by Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Building the Perfect PC is a guide for people who want help in choosing, purchasing, and assembling the various pieces required to make a working computer. It includes a remarkable amount of detail, including photographs to illustrate the process. I’m not planning to build my next computer quite yet, but… Full Review >

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