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The Secret to Peak Productivity

The Secret to Peak Productivity

A Simple Guide to Reaching Your Personal Best

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 16, 2014 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Very interesting, but nothing new
In an age where new technologies should make us more productive, the opposite effect occurs. Every time we have more things to do and the same amount of time to do them. Subtract time from sleep, leisure or family a short-term solution that ends turning against us. Luckily there are people like Tamara Myles. This book explains in a very didactic way and with examples the factors that hinder or enhance our productivity, how to detect and correct our weaknesses to achieve our best performance. Full Review >

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 15, 2014 Diego Gonzalez wrote: A an excellent introduction to data analysis
Philipp K. Janert, physicist and software engineer by training and consulting profession, this book demonstrates that with a little intelligence, a solid understanding of statistical tools and the needs of businesses is possible to obtain the information needed. The book is not about the use of sophisticated programs available only to large companies, any normal computer with Ubuntu or any other linux distribution with Windows Python interpreter can execute. Full Review >

Releasing HTML5 Games for Windows 8

Releasing HTML5 Games for Windows 8

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 24, 2014 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Releasing HTML5 Games for Windows 8
Not a book for beginners, but O'Reilly has several introductory volumes to HTML5 that will acquire the necessary knowledge to understand spoken of this work. Full Review >

Designing Multi-Device Experiences

Designing Multi-Device Experiences

An Ecosystem Approach to User Experiences across Devices

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 12, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Designing Multi-Device Experiences An Ecosystem Approach to User
If you are or intend to be a designer, you can not put it down. Full Review >

Windows 8.1: Out of the Box

Windows 8.1: Out of the Box

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 6, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Windows 8.1: Out of the Box, 2nd Edition.
For an average user this book will give you everything you need to know how to exploit Windows 8.1. Full Review >

Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript

Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 5, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: 70-482 Exam Ref: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript by Roberto Brunetti, Vanni Boncinelli.
Let's be clear, this is not a book for beginners, not a book about html5 and javascript, this is a book about using html5 and javascript for a specific purpose--creating applications for the Windows App Store. Full Review >

Windows 8.1 Preview Step by Step Early Release

Windows 8.1 Preview Step by Step Early Release

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 9, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Windows 8.1 Step by Step Early Preview Release by Adrian Rusen iprian, Joli Ballew. Microsoft Press
This book is written by two authors. A professional writer and an amateur blogger. The combination is effective. This is a professionally written text but also so accessible to the user and touching the issues this may interest you. In summary the final version (this is a preliminary edition) will be great. Full Review >

Designing for Behavior Change

Designing for Behavior Change

Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 15, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: A great introduction to a new subject
This early edition dedicated experts in economics, psychology, designers, managers and entrepreneurs may well be published as definitive edition and intended for general public. Full Review >

Programming 3D Applications with HTML5 and WebGL

Programming 3D Applications with HTML5 and WebGL

3D Animation and Visualization for Web Pages

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 19, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: The democratization of development in 3d
Tony Parisi knows the subject in-depth. Full Review >

Git Pocket Guide

Git Pocket Guide

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 14, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote:
If you're planning some collaborative work you should not miss it. Full Review >

Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 13, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: A Good Introduction
If you are thinking of paying the Microsoft certification exams or make the effort to adapt the text to the program you are using you can not miss this book. Full Review >

Microinteractions

Microinteractions

Designing with Details

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 29, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: The importance of small details
The examples are very interesting. Full Review >

User-Centered Design

User-Centered Design

A Developer's Guide to Building User-Friendly Applications

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 7, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: The book that every designer should read
The book ends with a development methodology that meets the premises of the book and is perfectly easy to understand for all levels of user examples. Full Review >

Lean UX

Lean UX

Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 16, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: The right book for the right time
Undoubtedly software designers should read this book. Full Review >

Enyo: Up and Running

Enyo: Up and Running

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Mar 19, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Not suitable for beginners
Roy Sutton knows the topic because the writer is project partner and member of the defunct WebOS project, but in my humble opinion fails to arouse interest in the subject. Full Review >

Windows 8 Hacks

Windows 8 Hacks

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 18, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Another essential book for O'Reilly
Definitely a book you have to reserve a place in the library of every user of Windows 8. Full Review >

Data Jujitsu: The Art of Turning Data into Product

Data Jujitsu: The Art of Turning Data into Product

An O'Reilly Radar Report

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 29, 2013 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Better skill than strength
In general, this is not something normally of interest to those working in computer science (especially free software developers) but this kind of book is a great help to understand that the purpose of computers is to improve the lives of people giving useful solutions at the best price. Full Review >

Lean Analytics

Lean Analytics

Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 18, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: How to create a startup and not die trying
Definitely a book that should appear in the bibliography of any business school who presumes to academic excellence. Full Review >

Windows 8: Out of the Box

Windows 8: Out of the Box

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 15, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: The manuals are not dead
If you buy the license for Windows 8 do not miss this book. Full Review >

Windows 8 Plain & Simple

Windows 8 Plain & Simple

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 16, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: An essential book
If Microsoft wants Windows 8 to succeed they should give each purchaser a copy of this book. Full Review >

Think Like a Programmer

Think Like a Programmer

An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 17, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Programando en la vida real
Think Like a Programmer lo que hace es seleccionar diferentes áreas de problemas a los que puede enfrentarse un programador y proponer una serie de técnicas para resolverlos creativamente. A riesgo de superar la cuota de frases hechas que me perdonan los lectores diría “no te da el pescado sino que te enseña a pescar”. Full Review >

The Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 7, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Obra imprescindible para periodistas y lectores
Mycroft Holmes, el hermano mucho más inteligente de Sherlock, no perseguía criminales sino que recopilaba datos de diferentes orígenes, los analizaba y ponía a disposición del gobierno británico. Este libro cuenta como los “Mycrofts” de la actualidad hacen lo mismo pero para sus lectores. Hay dos aspectos interesantes en esta obra. O’Reilly vuelve a intentar la experiencia que ya iniciara con “Every book is a startup”, que los lectores aporten sus experiencias y sugerencias para ediciones posteriores. La segunda es su disponibilidad bajo licencia Creative Commons. Full Review >

The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra

The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 11, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: El libro que necesitaba cuando estaba en la universidad
En el plan de estudios de casi cualquier carrera el álgebra es un obstáculo ineludible. Lamentablemente no abundan los buenos profesores capaces de hacerla interesante y sí son legión los recitadores de enunciados que resultan tan didácticos como si dieran la clase en japonés. Y no es casual que eligiera este idioma porque es desde el Imperio del Sol Naciente de donde nos llega este libro que en forma de historieta nos introduce en temas fundamentales de esta materia como las funciones, ecuaciones, matrices y vectores. Full Review >

Programming iOS 5

Programming iOS 5

Fundamentals of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Development

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 10, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Introducción ideal para comenzar a programar en IOS 5
El éxito de los productos cuyo nombre comienzan con I hacen que quienes quieran hacer carrera como desarrolladores tengan sí o sí saber a programar para el Iphone/Ipad. En ese sentido este libro es una herramienta imprescindible. Comenzando por los fundamentos de la versión Apple del lenguaje C (OBJETIVE-C), Las herramientas de desarrollo Xcode y las APis de Cocoa Touch. Full Review >

Professional Python Frameworks

Professional Python Frameworks

Web 2.0 Programming with Django and Turbogears

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 7, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: El mejor punto de partida
Cuando uno se decide a dar el paso de usuario de software libre a programador y pide consejo sobre el lenguaje de programación con el cual iniciarse, la respuesta suele ser casi unánime. Python. Este libro va un paso más allá ya que pretende demostrar (y lo logra) que Python es capaz también de desarrollar aplicaciones web 2.0 Full Review >

Mobile Design Pattern Gallery

Mobile Design Pattern Gallery

UI Patterns for Mobile Applications

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 11, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Una imagen vale más que mil palabras
Con la posibilidad de fabricar aparatos cada vez más chicos el diseño de una interfaz de usuario adecuada se volvió un factor más relevante a la hora de determinar el éxito o el fracaso de una aplicación. Esto lo sabe muy bien Theresa Neil, una veterana con más de 10 años trabajando el el diseño de aplicaciones amigables para pequeñas, medianas y grandes empresas. En este libro la autora reproduce más de 400 aplicaciones correspondientes a 70 aplicaciones de los más importantes sistemas operativos para dispositivos móviles. Menúes, formularios, listas, tablas y ventanas de ayuda son mostrados como ejemplo de usabilidad. No es un libro para aspirantes a programadores ya que no hay una sola línea de código, las breves explicaciones sirven para entender los aspectos positivos de cada diseño. Full Review >

Machine Learning for Hackers

Machine Learning for Hackers

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 25, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote:
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Best of TOC 2012

Best of TOC 2012

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 3, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: La industria editorial en el siglo XXI
Linux y Software Libre Best of TOC 2012 por O’Reilly Radar Team. O’Reilly Media dejar un comentario » Rate This La relación de la mayor parte de la industria editorial con respecto a las nuevas tecnologías y al cambio de las costumbres de los lectores ha sido tratar por todos los medios de perpetuar los actuales modelos de negocio. En ese sentido también actuaron las discográficas y la industria del espectáculo. Por suerte no todos piensan igual. En este libro nos encontramos con una serie de artículos recopilados desde el portal O’reilly Radar en el que se pasa revista a la actualidad del negocio, a las tecnologías disponibles y al futuro. Full Review >

Microsoft Manual of Style

Microsoft Manual of Style

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 15, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Una obra necesaria
Aquellos de nosotros que hemos tenido que explicarle como usar la computadora a gente mayor es la falta de un lenguaje común. Internet está llena de chistes sobre equívocos del lenguaje. Este libro, salido directamente del comité editorial de Microsoft, es una herramienta imprescindible para blogueros, periodístas especializados en tecnología y sobre todo para redactores de manuales. El volúmen no solo trata de temas técnicos sino también del uso del lenguaje, la accesibilidad (tecnologías que permiten la utilización del ordenador por parte de personas con discapacidad) y las tipografías. Full Review >

Programming HTML5 Applications

Programming HTML5 Applications

Building Powerful Cross-Platform Environments in JavaScript

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 2, 2012 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Un buen libro si uno sabe lo que está comprando
Quién espere encontrar el manual definitivo sobre la creación de aplicaciones web usando HTML5 no encontrará lo que busca, el que piense que por ser una introducción será lo suficientemente básico para el usuario novato tampoco. Es un libro para saber como hay que arrancar pero teniendo un conocimiento previo sobre el tema. Si uno no tiene una necesidad imperiosa de introducirse en el desarrollo de aplicaciones web html5 lo mejor que puede hacer es darle unos meses y conseguirse las ediciones posteriores, y los que quieren aprender pueden afilarse los dientes con algunos otros libros de la editorial. Full Review >

Integrating PHP with Windows

Integrating PHP with Windows

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 10, 2011 Diego Gonzalez wrote:
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Creating HTML5 Animations with Flash and Wallaby

Creating HTML5 Animations with Flash and Wallaby

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Nov 3, 2011 Diego Gonzalez wrote:
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Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5

Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 30, 2011 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5 por Rich Tretola. O’reilly Media (resea)
El complemento indispensable para una herramienta imprescindible. El mercado de los dispositivos mviles est dividido entre tres grandes jugadores, Ios, Android y Windows Phone 7 ms algunas alternativas con menor participacin de mercado. Cada uno de ellos tiene sus propios lenguajes de programacin, sus propias herramientas de desarrollo y sus… Full Review >

Quick Guide to Flash Catalyst

Quick Guide to Flash Catalyst

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 6, 2011 Diego Gonzalez wrote:
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Every Book Is a Startup

Every Book Is a Startup

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 25, 2011 Diego Gonzalez wrote: Every Book Is a Startup por Todd Sattersten. O’Reilly Media (Resea)
En algunos meses est obra ser un texto imprescindible para quienes quieren iniciarse o continuar en el negocio editorial en el siglo XXI. Todd Sattersten propone aplicar tcnicas de probado xito en las empresas tecnolgicas al negocio de las publicaciones. El problema es que los dos captulos publicados no hacen… Full Review >

Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition

Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 9, 2011 Diego Gonzalez wrote:
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Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual

Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual

Diego's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 16, 2011 Diego Gonzalez wrote:
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