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An Introduction to d3.js: From Scattered to Scatterplot

An Introduction to d3.js: From Scattered to Scatterplot

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 10, 2014 Levon Lloyd wrote: An Introduction to d3.js: From Scattered to Scatterplot
An Introduction to d3.js: From Scattered to Scatterplot is an excellent introduction to creating interactive visualizations for the web using the d3.js library. The video series does a great job of introducing the d3.js library, which is complex and for which I have not found any good introductory level tutorials. Full Review >

Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy

Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy

Tools and Techniques for Low-Power Networking

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jun 20, 2014 Levon Lloyd wrote: Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy
Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy is a good introduction to bluetooth low energy for application developers. The book does a good job of introducing the basic concepts of the BLE specification Full Review >

Fitness for Geeks

Fitness for Geeks

Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 30, 2012 Levon Lloyd wrote: Fitness for Geeks by Bruce Perry
Fitness for Geeks by Bruce Perry is an excellent introduction to nutrition and fitness, aimed at self-described geeks. Full Review >

Functional Programming for Java Developers

Functional Programming for Java Developers

Tools for Better Concurrency, Abstraction, and Agility

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 0.0

On Sep 13, 2011 Levon Lloyd wrote: Functional Programming for Java Developers by Dean Wampler
Functional Programming for Java Developers has the noble goal of introducing ideas from functional programming to developers who are familiar with Java. In my opinion, functional programming will be the dominant programming paradigm within 10 years and this book presents an brief intorduction to the world of functional programming, however, there is some ugliness in trying to program functionally in a language like java, that doesn't treat functions as first class citizens. Full Review >

Programming Pig

Programming Pig

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Aug 12, 2011 Levon Lloyd wrote: Review of Programming Pig by Alan Gates
Programming Pig, the early release version, is a decent introduction to using Pig to process large scale data sets. As an early release version, it has some rough edges that will undoubtably be smoothed over before the final release, but some of the explanations of Pig's more complex areas don't have a satisfactory, simple explanation. Full Review >

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

A Beginner's Guide

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 16, 2011 Levon Lloyd wrote: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good by Miran Lipovaca
Learn you a Haskell for Great Good is an excellent guide to the Haskell programming language for experienced programmers who have had little exposure the functional programming languages. Most of the important ideas in functional programming are introduced in an easy to understand way and the book is written in a witty style that makes reading it enjoyable. Full Review >

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Mar 12, 2011 Levon Lloyd wrote: Data Analysis with Open Source Tools By Philipp K. Janert
Data Analysis with Open Source Tools is an excellent primer for those who need an overview of the field of Data Analysis, along with pointers to some of the most popular free and open source tools. The book does have it's short comings. Full Review >

The Myths of Innovation

The Myths of Innovation

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 29, 2011 Levon Lloyd wrote: Review of The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
The Myths of Innovation is one of the most insightful books I’ve read in a while. It should be required reading for anyone who works for a technology start-up or manages engineers. Full Review >

Programming Python

Programming Python

Levon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 12, 2011 Levon Lloyd wrote: Review of Programming Python by Mark Lutz
While this is not one of the greatest programming book I’ve ever read, it is a worthwhile read for those who are proficient in the basics of Python programming and want to take their knowledge of the language, it’s standard library, and it’s uses to the next level. The author does… Full Review >

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