On Jan 24, 2011 David Karapetyan wrote:"Data Analysis with Open Source Tools" book review
It starts a little slow with an enumeration of some graphical methods. The enumerative approach in the beginning chapters might work for some readers but it usually puts me to sleep so initially the reading was a little tough but I'm glad I stuck with it because the later… Full Review >
On Jan 6, 2011 David Karapetyan wrote:"Learning Perl" book review
I'm not sure there is anything I can say that hasn't already been said. The book has been around for a long time so it has definitely stood the test of time. I don't think O'Reilly would continue publishing newer editions just to keep up with the language if… Full Review >
On Jan 1, 2011 David Karapetyan wrote:"Randal Schwartz on Learning Perl" review
The video tutorials by Randal Schwartz provide a pretty good overview of the perl language but the lack of exercises prevent it from being anything other than a simple overview.
Randal Schwartz does an excellent job providing snippets of perl code to demonstrate aspects of perl and he has a… Full Review >
On Dec 26, 2010 David Karapetyan wrote:"Scott & Neil's Designing Web Interfaces Master Class" review
The beginning is a little slow because I think the presenters are trying to lay the foundations of what's to follow by introducing the necessary concepts and vocabulary. Since the videos are meant for the general developer who doesn't necessarily have experience with web applications I think they did… Full Review >
A learner's guide to programming using the Python language
On Dec 25, 2010 David Karapetyan wrote:"Head First Programming" review
"Head First Programming" is my first exposure to the "Head First" series. I had been avoiding this series because I imagined books in the series to just be full of fancy graphics with very little actual content. "Head First Programming" proved me very wrong.
There are a lot of graphics… Full Review >
On Dec 22, 2010 David Karapetyan wrote:"97 Things Every Programmer Should Know" review
I think a better title for "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know" would have been "General Advice on Mitigating Inevitable Failure in The Field of Software Engineering".
As the title suggests the book consists of 97 short to medium sized essays about programming and software engineering in general. Most of the… Full Review >