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Algorithms in a Nutshell

Algorithms in a Nutshell

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On Jan 3, 2014 Mark Pearl wrote: Algorithms in a Nutshell by Heineman, Pollice and Selkow, O'Reilly Media
Good reference book. I recently did an introductory 'Artificial Intelligence' course at University and this book proved to be worth the spend. It covers a range of algorithms - from sorting algorithms all the way to path finding and everything in between. Full Review >

XAML Developer Reference

XAML Developer Reference

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On May 20, 2012 Mark Pearl wrote: A true reference book
This book is exactly what its title says - a reference book for XAML. It covers all major areas of XAML related programming - focussing mostly on WPF and Silverlight. Full Review >

Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010

Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010

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On Jan 2, 2012 Mark Pearl wrote: Alright for beginners...
I recently accepted to do a review of “The Learn Microsoft Visual C# book 2010” by John Paul Mueller. I was in two minds on whether I really wanted to read this book – in it’s description it says it is targeting fundamentals of modern programming with Visual C#, but I wasn’t sure how fundamental it would be and since I have been working with C# for a while now, I wasn’t sure if it would be worth my while. After going through a few of the chapters of the book I would say this really targets very basic concepts – and has a focus towards the technology of .Net rather than programming. Full Review >

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