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Java Cookbook

Java Cookbook

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 23, 2014 Marvin Lee wrote: Thoroughly surprised! A must read for Java programmers
For the first eight chapters, I have found the book to be pretty boring and basic for a start. I almost gave up on completing it but I was thoroughly surprised with Chapter 9 onwards. Thirty percent or so of the earlier chapters are good for Java programmers who needed to know the very basic of Strings and Numbers. The rest of the chapters are very comprehensive for a programmer to know the advance stuff or the common enterprise usage of Java in server-side web applications. Full Review >

Functional Thinking

Functional Thinking

Paradigm Over Syntax

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 21, 2014 Marvin Lee wrote: Intermediate level guide on functional programming
First thing first, what is functional programming? In computer science, functional programming is a programming paradigm, a style of building the structure and elements of computer programs, that treats computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions and avoids state and mutable data. Full Review >

Dart: Up and Running

Dart: Up and Running

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 10, 2014 Marvin Lee wrote: Dart book directly from Google advocates
What is Dart? Dart is an open-source Web programming language developed by Google, a language that has it’s own virtual machine and to be compiled into Javascript for performance benefits. Dart can also run in its own VM within its own browser, the Dartium without compilation to Javascript. Full Review >

The Project Management Tool Kit

The Project Management Tool Kit

100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 12, 2014 Marvin Lee wrote: A quick guide book to the concepts of Project Management
he book is essentially a summarized version of the PMP techniques extracted from the Project Management Institute (PMI) PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition (2013). For every technique or tips, there is description of what it means, when it is used in a project lifecycle as well as the results rendered from the execution of that process. Full Review >

Learning Android

Learning Android

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 19, 2014 Marvin Lee wrote: A good reference to learn Android development
The book is a good reference to learn Android development, as a supplement to online references. You can develop an Android app just by going through forums, internet articles and most importantly Android Developers website. However, nothing beats having a book, at least for me. Full Review >

PayPal APIs: Up and Running

PayPal APIs: Up and Running

A Developer's Guide

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 4, 2011 Marvin Lee wrote: The different PayPal API types
For developers who has extra customization or merely to get a better grasp of the APIs, this book explains it with workflow and diagram to help with understanding the flow of each payment type. In short, this is the Programmer's book or partly API documentation. Full Review >

Droid X: The Missing Manual

Droid X: The Missing Manual

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 21, 2011 Marvin Lee wrote: Droid X : The Missing Manual Review
Droid X : The Missing Manual is from The Missing Manual book series, publishing manuals for products that doesn't come with one. Motorola Droid X is the 4.3 inch screen size Android phone carried by Verizon Wireless. Full Review >

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 11, 2011 Marvin Lee wrote: Must read for any programmer
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know is a collection of advices from programming or software gurus. Each topic is only two pages long and easy to read. If you are a programmer, then you are very likely to find at least a handful of pages that are useful to you. I always have a few principles about programming practices and a couple of them in this book reinforces my opinion. Full Review >

Windows® Phone 7 Plain & Simple

Windows® Phone 7 Plain & Simple

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Jan 4, 2011 Marvin Lee wrote: Windows Phone 7 Plain and Simple
I would have never thought that a smartphone will require a handbook. Not the iPhone or Android or BlackBerry. However, there's this one for Windows Phone 7. Probably there's a reason to it, because... Full Review >

Best iPad Apps

Best iPad Apps

The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 12, 2010 Marvin Lee wrote: Best iPad Apps – Peter Meyers
With the sheer number of applications in the Apple App Store, it would take a long time for one to pick the best app for the task of accomplishing something. This might be the main problem for one who has just picked up the iPad. Full Review >

Mobile Design and Development

Mobile Design and Development

Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile sites and web apps

Marvin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Dec 1, 2010 Marvin Lee wrote: Mobile Design & Development – Brian Fling
The author, Brian Fling, an established leader in the mobile development community, with over a decade of experience, shares his opinion and recommends techniques on how to develop a better mobile application or a mobile web application for your users. Full Review >

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