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Data Science at the Command Line

Data Science at the Command Line

Facing the Future with Time-Tested Tools

John's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 29, 2014 John Pearson wrote: Excellent introduction to command line for data
I don’t have a neck beard. My .vimrc file doesn’t break 20 lines. I know only a handful of options to ls, find, and grep, and so the number of people whose bash fu is better than mine is several orders of magnitude too large for my opinion on matters of the command line to carry any weight. Full Review >

AngularJS: Up and Running

AngularJS: Up and Running

Enhanced Productivity with Structured Web Apps

John's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 4, 2014 John Pearson wrote: Angular is magic.
Green and Seshadri do a credible job of breaking down AngularJS, but the library itself makes their job difficult. Full Review >

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

John's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 22, 2014 John Pearson wrote: A gentle introduction to web technologies
Nixon pulls together a hefty amount of introductory material, but the result feels somewhat dated. Full Review >

Fluent Conference 2014 Complete Video Compilation

Fluent Conference 2014 Complete Video Compilation

JavaScript, CSS, HTML5 and Beyond

John's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 16, 2014 John Pearson wrote: Great video collection
Tutorials, trends, and opinions from the forefront of web development. Full Review >

Eye Tracking in User Experience Design

Eye Tracking in User Experience Design

John's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On May 26, 2014 John Pearson wrote: A 10,000 ft view of Eye Tracking
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High Performance Python

High Performance Python

Practical Performant Programming for Humans

John's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 14, 2014 John Pearson wrote: Rough at the moment, lots of promise
Gorelick and Ozsvald's book attempts to fill a major need in the scientific Python community. At present, it's incomplete, but promises to become the go-to manual for Python optimization. Full Review >

Learning Web App Development

Learning Web App Development

John's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 27, 2014 John Pearson wrote: A solid introduction to web app tools.
Purewal shows how to build a simple web app using lightweight tools. Full Review >

Regular Expressions Cookbook

Regular Expressions Cookbook

John's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 15, 2014 John Pearson wrote: Not just a cookbook
Goyvaerts and Levithan give recipes for implementing both basic and advanced regular expressions tasks in eight programming frameworks. Full Review >

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Physics for Game Developers

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