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Mastering Vim

Mastering Vim

Understanding Vim's Lesser-Known Features for More Effective Editing

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 31, 2014 DC Crowley wrote: Mastering Vim Understanding Vim's Lesser-Known Features for More Effective Editing
Summary Vim has literally thousands of commands. No one can know them all. This 3 hour tutorial series will explain and show some really use commands and vimrc setups Reaction The pros and cons of watching a video instead of reading a book! With a book you can quickly flick to a page. But O'Reilly has something for that. You can play the video back at 1.5x and 2x speed. Which is very useful. This product is for beginners and intermediates. I am not a VIM expert and I use spf13-vim on OSX. I found that not all the commands worked (like CTRL+Y). There are more than enough useful tips. But watching videos take time. It is useful if you need to see it working. Otherwise the "UNIX power tools" book from O'Reilly is a gem and contains great information about VIM, bash and regex. O'Reilly publishing approached me with a view of reviewing books for them. Having a lot of respect for them I agreed. That does not mean automatic good reviews. While the information and advice contained in the video is of high quality I am not sure I can recommend this product. The reason simply being the content is in Video format and it does not suit me in this case. Because the information contained is good it does get 4 stars. Full Review >

The Project Management Tool Kit

The Project Management Tool Kit

100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 21, 2014 DC Crowley wrote: A good quick reference on project management
Summary This book based on the “Project Management Institute (PMI) PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition (2013)” is a quick reference book. Each technique starts with a "what, when, result" intro and then moves to define the issues and develop an approach to solve them and how to communicate to customer. Each tip is very process oriented. The tips and techniques are organised in a start to finish scenario. Reaction I would recommend this book to beginners but it is a good quick reference for those more experienced in the project management field. The book covers many scenarios common to every phase of a project. It provides approaches, not case studies. It is a reference book and may not be 'as fleshed out' as you may wish for. But I found it a very useful and succinct book. It covers a wide range of issues including conflict resolution, cancelling projects, motivation, planning, costs, resource issues among other things. O'Reilly publishing approached me with a view of reviewing books for them. Having a lot of respect for them I agreed. That does not mean automatic good reviews. In this case I have no hesitation in recommending this book. Full Review >

Designing for Behavior Change

Designing for Behavior Change

Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 21, 2014 DC Crowley wrote: Designing for Behavior Change
Designing for Behavior Change is all about analysing requirements, designing, testing so as to build effective user interfaces. Steve Wendel shows us behavior analysis techniques and design strategies to create win-win interfaces for both business and client/ customers. The quality of information in this book is really very good. Full Review >

slide:ology

slide:ology

The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 16, 2013 DC Crowley wrote:
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Using Drupal

Using Drupal

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 8, 2012 DC Crowley wrote:
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Drupal Development Tricks for Designers

Drupal Development Tricks for Designers

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 16, 2012 DC Crowley wrote:
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Every Book Is a Startup

Every Book Is a Startup

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Apr 13, 2012 DC Crowley wrote:
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The Linux Command Line

The Linux Command Line

A Complete Introduction

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 9, 2012 DC Crowley wrote: The linux command line - by William E. Shotts, Jr.
  A book that covers how to use the linux command line for moving, copying, file permissions,text editing with VI, creating shell scripts (and troubleshooting them), network issues, storage media, compiling, get-apt... and more Probably not a unique book but "no starch" is a great book series imo. This is… Full Review >

App Savvy

App Savvy

Turning Ideas into iPad and iPhone Apps Customers Really Want

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 3, 2012 DC Crowley wrote:
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My New iPad

My New iPad

A User's Guide

DC's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 4, 2011 DC Crowley wrote: A review of My New iPad, 2nd edition By Wallace Wang
A users guide, 350+ pages covers basic techniques; customization; getting on internet, sharing data; using ebooks, music and video; getting organized (calendars, contacts and taking notes) and tips including troubleshooting. A newer book than the Missing manual, it's from No Starch press. It has a very simple layout with… Full Review >

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