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Functional Thinking

Functional Thinking

Functional Programming using Java, Clojure and Scala

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 7, 2013 David Paccoud wrote: Very good introduction to FP concepts
I highly recommand this serie of videos on Functional Programming concepts. Neal Ford is doing a great job explaining why you should considered them and how they can help you be a better programmer. Full Review >

Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation

Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation

The Business of Data

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 23, 2013 David Paccoud wrote: Extensive content
If you are serious about Big Data and Machine Learning you will learn a lot from those 3 days of conference. But this is not an introduction to the suject. Full Review >

McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Advanced Git

McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Advanced Git

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 1, 2012 David Paccoud wrote: Advanced concepts explained with clarity
Yet another great session with McCullough and Berglund explaining in details what makes Git such a wonderful tool for version control management. This is both very instructive and fun to watch. Full Review >

Berglund and McCullough on Mastering Cassandra for Architects

Berglund and McCullough on Mastering Cassandra for Architects

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 26, 2012 David Paccoud wrote: The best introduction to Cassandra
This is just the best introduction to Cassandra and how the mix between Big Table and Dynamo makes it so special. Tim and Matthew really mastered this session and made it both instructive and fun; a must watch. Full Review >

The Data Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011

The Data Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011

Meet Big Data Challenges Head-On

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Feb 12, 2012 David Paccoud wrote: Not hooked
It has been difficult to me to get hooked by the conference. Maybe I'm not the target though. I would recommend is "What Every Programmer Needs to Know About Disks" which was the one I found most interesting. Full Review >

Mastering the Nikon D7000

Mastering the Nikon D7000

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 4, 2011 David Paccoud wrote: A must have for every D7000 owner
The Nikon D7000 is an amazing camera and this book describes all you need to know to use it at its full potential. Full Review >

Hilary Mason: An Introduction to Machine Learning with Web Data

Hilary Mason: An Introduction to Machine Learning with Web Data

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 5, 2011 David Paccoud wrote: Great introduction to machine learning
Hilary Mason video is a great introduction to marching learning with web data. The video format, although slower to assimilate, provides a visual feedback on code running results. Full Review >

HTML5 Canvas

HTML5 Canvas

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 25, 2011 David Paccoud wrote: HTML5 games and more
This book will teach you how to create HTML5 games and much more. It's include lot of exemples on image, sound an video manipulation with javascript. Full Review >

Scaling CouchDB

Scaling CouchDB

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On May 4, 2011 David Paccoud wrote: Good but I expected more advanced content
This is a good introduction if you know nothing at scaling HTTP requests. If you do, you may still be interested by the chapter on distributed load testing with Tsung. Full Review >

Programming Amazon EC2

Programming Amazon EC2

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 20, 2011 David Paccoud wrote: A great introduction to both concepts and implementation
This book is a great introduction to both concepts and implementation of Amazon Web Services. It does a great job demonstating the value of Cloud computing and the shift it requires in application design. Full Review >

Data Source Handbook

Data Source Handbook

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 1, 2011 David Paccoud wrote: A list of API
This book propose a list of API to access data on the web. A great resource to create mashups. Full Review >

Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB

Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 22, 2011 David Paccoud wrote: In deep with CouchDB MapReduce
A great addition to "CouchDB: The Definitive Guide". It explains in more details how MapReduce creates indexed views in CouchDB and how to query them. Examples are provided both in the web interface Futon and on the command line with cURL. Full Review >

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

David's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Feb 8, 2011 David Paccoud wrote: A good book for beginners.
The book is full of great advices for developpers although some of them are quite obvious for those with experience. Therefore, the book address more to beginners willing to improve their skills. Full Review >

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