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Doing Data Science

Doing Data Science

Straight Talk from the Frontline

Marc's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Mar 25, 2014 Marc Zucker wrote:
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Code Simplicity

Code Simplicity

The Fundamentals of Software

Marc's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jan 5, 2014 Marc Zucker wrote: Code Simplicity - Is it worth the read?
The idea of simplicity is fantastic. Numerous books are coming out under that banner. In fact, a wonderful book on Steve Jobs and Apple had a similar theme, "Insanely Simple." It is as applicable to business management and leadership as it is to marketing, and even more so is it to design and code. It is unfortunate, though, that though there are many good nuggets here, much of the book seems overly repetitive and perhaps even unnecessary. Don't get me wrong, I strongly believe that there is a need for such a book, and that this book does touch upon much of what is needed, but it could have been done, at least in this occasion, much more succinctly, and perhaps more potently, as a collection of aphorisms. Full Review >

Land of Lisp

Land of Lisp

Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time!

Marc's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 23, 2013 Marc Zucker wrote: Land of LISP, a fun way to learn LISP programming - a book review
Purporting to be a book that teaches programming, in this case LISP, through games, and it does that to varying extents throughout, the beauty of the book is both its laid back style and its breath of topics. Full Review >

Relational Theory for Computer Professionals

Relational Theory for Computer Professionals

Marc's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jul 24, 2013 Marc Zucker wrote:
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Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks

Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Marc's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 4, 2013 Marc Zucker wrote: Cooking for Geeks, a book review
"Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, Good Food" by Jeff Potter; O'Reilly MediaPerhaps it should be titled “Cooking for Hackers,” for in many ways that is exactly what it is.  What you get here is a wonderful combination of science, techniques, advise, interviews, and let’s not forget recipes.  But… Full Review >

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 33

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 33

Marc's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 5, 2013 Marc Zucker wrote:
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The Book of GIMP

The Book of GIMP

A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything

Marc's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 14, 2013 Marc Zucker wrote: Let's start with a book review: The Book of Gimp
"The Book of Gimp: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything" by Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare; No Starch PressOlivier Lecarme (Professor Emeritus in Computer Science at the University of Nice, France) and Karine Delvare have put to together what is in effect a desk reference for Gimp.  But it doesn’t… Full Review >

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