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The HTML5 Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011

The HTML5 Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011

Push the Web with HTML5 and Server-Side JavaScript

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 4, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Great series on HTML5 from OSCON
Upshot: If you didn't make it to OSCON, or never do, here are your lectures on HTML5. The best 11-odd hours that you can spend getting up to speed. With a snag or two. Full Review >

HTML5 Geolocation

HTML5 Geolocation

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 21, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Nice intro to "HTML5" Geolocation
Upshot: Here is your intermediate guide to HTML5 Geolocation-centric APIs. Pros: Another straightforward O'Reilly intro to HTML5-like cutting edge hotness. Cons: None really. Code might change over time, so get the eBook for free updates. Full Review >

Network Warrior

Network Warrior

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 3, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Great for Cisco or CCNAs... or the seriously curious.
Upshot: And you may find yourself…in a machine room or data center. You will need this book. Pros: If you just passed your CCNA exam, or have started working with enterprise level Cisco kit, there’s a lot here for you. Cons: If you DON’T work with Cisco kit, why are you here? Full Review >

The Manga Guide to Relativity

The Manga Guide to Relativity

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On May 31, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Great for students, maybe not for kids
So you want to learn Special & General Relativity the ‘easy way’? By looking at pretty pictures? Okay, here’s your (Japanese comic) book. Pros: Looks great in iBooks on an iPad. Does what it says in a dense, concise package. The end of chapter sections are great. Cons: None really, but might be too dense for young children. Full Review >

Programming iOS 4 - Early Release

Programming iOS 4 - Early Release

Fundamentals of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Development

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 29, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: A current, comprehensive Guide to iOS4
Upshot: If you want to get into iOS Programming from the ground up 'the hard way' with current tools (XCode4, iOS 4.x) then this is the book for you. Pros: This is a soup to nuts 1200+ page book. Cons: This is a soup to nuts 1200+ page book. Seriously: Look at the table of contents. Full Review >

JavaScript Step by Step

JavaScript Step by Step

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 16, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Great book for Beginners, may grate on non MSFT folks.
If you can get used to the author's style, and the Microsoft (Press) bias, then Javascript Step by Step by Steve Seuhring is a comprehensive introduction to the subject. Full Review >

Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 28, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: As an ePub, this is (almost) pure win.
Upshot: I never was crazy about the phonebooks. But, if you need a REAL help reference, in eFormat this book is pure win. Minor issue: Since it’s so big, TOC & Search may bog down in iBooks. Full Review >

Take Control of iPad Networking & Security

Take Control of iPad Networking & Security

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Jan 21, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Very good coverage, but one glaring omission.
If you can live without coverage of jailbreaking, this is a very good primer on iPad networking & security (WiFi/BT/3G). Full Review >

Building the Perfect PC

Building the Perfect PC

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 20, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Excellent, comprehensive guide to PC building
Now in its 3rd edition, this may be the last 'shop manual' you need for building a PC. Full Review >

The Facebook Marketing Book

The Facebook Marketing Book

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jan 17, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Facebook Marketing Book by Dan & Alison Zarella
The FBMB is a useful primer for marketing folks who may or may not be versed in having an online... Full Review >

Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online

Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online

Leo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 11, 2011 Leo Marihart wrote: Good 'Net Primer for Parents & Teachers
Howard Rheingold trains you how to evaluate vet information that you find out on the 'net. Full Review >

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