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Java Cookbook

Java Cookbook

Claudio's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Sep 7, 2014 Claudio Ramirez wrote: Review: Java Cookbook, 3rd ed., by Ian F. Darwin (O’Reilly)
I am not really a fan of Cookbook style books. However, by looking at the table of contents of the Java Cookbook, it’s clear that the chapters on this book run parallel to chapters in more classical technical books, e.g. the excellent Core Java books by Horstman and Cornell. While the more classical books try hard to provide a logical structure within the chapter with the needed context (a story) to master the content, cookbooks give you independent ready-to-use recipes (yeah for metaphors!). So it’s really about getting a proven solution fast than (deep) understanding. But you should get that from the title, so no surprises there. Full Review >

Software Architecture Fundamentals Part 2

Software Architecture Fundamentals Part 2

Taking a Deeper Dive

Claudio's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 14, 2014 Claudio Ramirez wrote: 5/5
Well if the first video got a 5/5 rating, you can be sure that the second part deserves that as well. Full Review >

Software Architecture Fundamentals Part 1

Software Architecture Fundamentals Part 1

Understanding the Basics

Claudio's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 5, 2014 Claudio Ramirez wrote: Must view
Concerning learning, I don't consider myself a visual guy. I am pretty happy with a good book. Although I often read O'Reilly books, this is the first full feature video (7 hours) from the publisher watched. While I am very interested in the topic of I.T. Architecture, the idea was to give this new format a chance. The chapters titles are well chosen and give a correct overview of the subjects that make up the course... Full Review >

Resilience and Reliability on AWS

Resilience and Reliability on AWS

Claudio's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 1.0

On Apr 26, 2014 Claudio Ramirez wrote: The title is misleading, the contents disappointing
When cloud technologies go beyond the hype, they can be very interesting. I have spent some time looking and evaluating different stacks and cloud providers. Amazon's AWS is certainly the 800 pound gorilla of Cloud offerings. I had high expectations for a book with a title like Resilience and Reliability on AWS. If you have an UNIX administration and architecture background Resilience and Reliability' is specially what your looking for (and evaluating) in cloud offerings. Let's start by the good part. Full Review >

Digital Capture After Dark

Digital Capture After Dark

Claudio's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Mar 4, 2013 Claudio Ramirez wrote:
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Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

Claudio's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 2, 2012 Claudio Ramirez wrote: Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS by Robin Nixon, O’Reilly Media
Although I was curious about this book, I had mixed expectations. I have no background in web development (beyond playing a little with Catalyst and Drupal) so getting my toes wet with popular web-related technologies can’t hurt. At the same time, I must confess I had serious doubts when I… Full Review >

Programming Perl

Programming Perl

Unmatched power for text processing and scripting

Claudio's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 10, 2012 Claudio Ramirez wrote: Review: Programming Perl (4th ed) by Tom Christiansen, brian d foy, Larry Wall, Jon Orwant (O’Reilly Media)
If you already program in Perl you know that “Programming Perl” is the de facto reference of the language. I haven’t met Perl Mongers citing randomly from it, but we are not that far from it . If you’re new to Perl, well now you know what you will be… Full Review >

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#tweetsmart

25 Twitter Projects to Help You Build Your Community

Claudio's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Mar 22, 2012 Claudio Ramirez wrote:
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