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Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management

Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management

The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management

Kieran's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Apr 22, 2014 Kieran Barry wrote: Tedious academic waffle
The accessible title of this book suggests a cookbook of information management techniques. Instead, it is actually a fully foot-noted academic discussion of the problem of information management. Full Review >

Regular Expressions Cookbook

Regular Expressions Cookbook

Kieran's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 20, 2014 Kieran Barry wrote: Excellent reference work for modern regular expressions libraries in .NET, Javascript, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and PCRE lib
Regular Expressions Cookbook by Jan Goywaerts & Steven Levithan Summary: Excellent reference work for modern regular expressions libraries in .NET, Javascript, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and the PCRE library. Offers cut-and-paste recipes for matching common formats like IP addresses (both IPv4 and IPv6), email addresses, US Zip codes, UK postcodes, phone numbers etc. Also explores issues like regular expression performance issues. Full Review >

The Linux Programming Interface

The Linux Programming Interface

A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook

Kieran's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 20, 2013 Kieran Barry wrote: The Linux Programming Interface by Michael Kerrisk(NO STARCH PRESS 2010) - Greatness
A definitive and monumental guide to the System call and C library on Linux. The author of this book acts as guide to the jungle, going into the undergrowth, covering everything up to socket programming. The table of contents alone comes to 17 pages! I consider myself a tough reviewer, and am slightly awe-struck. The book succeeds on several levels: As a reference work. For example code - there is extensive sample code, available both "as in the book", and "value added" tarballs with extra comments and examples. Full Review >

Linux System Programming

Linux System Programming

Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library

Kieran's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 8, 2013 Kieran Barry wrote: Linux System Programming, 2nd Edition by Robert Love (O'Reilly 2013),
This highly readable book is an excellent introduction to both Linux and Linux system programming for a sysadmin or non-linux programmer. It also contains a valuable appendix on GCC extensions to the C standards. The focus is on user-space programming in C on Linux, with extensive discussion of the underlying kernel structures. The coverage includes files/process management/IPC/threading and time measurement. There is a discussion on processor affinity and real time systems which are not covered in other books I've read. Full Review >

Perl One-Liners

Perl One-Liners

130 Programs That Get Things Done

Kieran's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 3, 2013 Kieran Barry wrote: Perl One-Liners by Peteris Krumins
This book shows the undisputed king of one-line programs in it's full Swiss-Army-Chainsaw glory. It's well written by an obvious fan of the language, and skillfully disguises a tutorial in the language. So why four stars? Well, there's that "130 programs" thing. There's a significant amount of overlap between different recipes... Full Review >

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