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REST API Design Rulebook

REST API Design Rulebook

James's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Feb 2, 2012 James Langbridge wrote: Not quite what I expected...
I've been using the REST interface for some time now, but on and off, and I'm not necessarily an expert on the subject. I wanted, I needed, something that could help me fully use REST, and explain the little details that I probably missed. I needed something to help me fully grasp REST. I thought that this book would be the answer. Unfortunately, it wasn't. Full Review >

Making Embedded Systems

Making Embedded Systems

Design Patterns for Great Software

James's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 17, 2011 James Langbridge wrote: Full of wisdom
Books on embedded systems come and go, and over my ten years of experience I've seen quite a few. Most books will only go into detail about one particular subject; programming techniques, specific hardware or sometimes even a how-to for one specific situation. This book is different, for once an author goes into detail on just about everything. Full Review >

Real World Instrumentation with Python

Real World Instrumentation with Python

Automated Data Acquisition and Control Systems

James's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 29, 2011 James Langbridge wrote: Develop your own applications to control your own instrumentation hardware
Python's rapid development is already well known, and is versatile enough to be used in just about any situation, from mathematics to fully fledged graphical interfaces, but how do you control external hardware? How can you use Python to access a serial interface, talk to hardware on the desk, or even better, create our own interface? O'Reilly's Real World Instrumentation with Python explains all of that, and even more. Full Review >

Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks

Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

James's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 16, 2010 James Langbridge wrote: Don't just make food, create food
When you think about geeks, you rarely think about them cooking; most people instantly imagine them with pizzas or crisps, not in front of ovens. Jeff Potter, the author, explains why most geeks are shy of kitchens. Being a geek himself, he explains cooking in software development terms; compiling food, defining vegetable variables, overclocking the oven, and looking at recipes as source code. He explains everything with a sense of humour that is a joy to read. This book had me hooked right from the beginning, so when he started to talk about cooking with stuff that can kill you; liquid nitrogen ice cream or electrocuted hot dogs, I couldn't put this book down. Full Review >

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