Reviews by David Briddock

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Land of Lisp

Land of Lisp

Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time!

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 3, 2013 David Briddock wrote: An entertaining guide to functional mastery
Anyone who has tried their hand at functional programming knows it necessitates a different way of thinking. This mindset shift invariably takes some time to accomplish. Many give up before the proverbial light bulb is illuminated. Full Review >

Enterprise Games

Enterprise Games

Using Game Mechanics to Build a Better Business

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 19, 2012 David Briddock wrote: accomplished entry point to the world of Game Mechanics
Examples as divergent as multi-player online games, social media, mobile apps, 3D animation and visual data analytics. Full Review >

Win-Win Selling

Win-Win Selling

Turning Customer Needs Into Sales

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 24, 2012 David Briddock wrote: a book that's as easy to read as it is informative
The approach discussed by Win-Win Selling takes the well known needs-fulfilment salesman scenario and extends it to the 'counselor evolution' model. This model is all about creating a close relationship, or even longterm partnership, between the salesman and the customer. Full Review >

Beyond Bullet Points

Beyond Bullet Points

Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to Create Presentations that Inform, Motivate, and Inspire

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 28, 2012 David Briddock wrote: create story-based presentations
Ever witnessed a slide presentation without bullet points? No? I can't remember one either. Yet, all too often this de facto standard of presentation acts as an aide-memoire for the presenter, rather than a compelling story for the audience. The aim of Cliff Atkinson's book is to banish bullet points and text-dominated slides. Full Review >

The Art of SEO

The Art of SEO

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 25, 2012 David Briddock wrote: an absorbing read for anyone interested in SEO
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has a reputation of being a rather mysterious, even clandestine practice. The aim of this book is to lift the lid on this art form. Full Review >

Microsoft Excel 2010 Formulas and Functions Inside Out

Microsoft Excel 2010 Formulas and Functions Inside Out

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 24, 2012 David Briddock wrote: Microsoft Excel 2010 Formulas and Functions Inside Out by By Egbert Jeschke, Helmut Reinke, Sara Unverhau, Eckehard Pfeifer, Bodo Fienitz, Jens Bock
There's plenty of books on the subject of Excel, so I was interested to see how Microsoft Excel 2010 Formulas and Functions Inside Out would fare in such competition. Weighing in at 1088 pages, and split into four sections, it certainly falls into the comprehensive reference category. Full Review >

Breaking the Page: Preview Edition

Breaking the Page: Preview Edition

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 1, 2012 David Briddock wrote: Breaking The Page by Peter Meyers
This guide to the embryonic world of electronic books is full of observations, ideas and suggestions. It discusses the ebooks of today, their capabilities, relative immaturity and shortcomings. And it hints at the ebooks we might own tomorrow, ones based upon innovative approaches, designs and techniques. Full Review >

PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 18, 2011 David Briddock wrote: PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual by Brett McLaughlin
Right from the start PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual assumes the typical reader will have no knowledge of PHP or SQL. Instead it suggests they are likely to be an HTML, CSS and JavaScript programmer, wishing to explore server-side development. As such, at least a basic understanding of HTML is a prerequisite. Full Review >

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