Reviews by Michael Dominick

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Programming C# 5.0

Programming C# 5.0

Building Windows 8, Web, and Desktop Applications for the .NET 4.5 Framework

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jul 13, 2013 Michael Dominick wrote: Good but not Great
I recently read Programming C# 5.0 by Ian Griffiths as part of O’Reilly’s Blogger Review program. For those who care about formats, I read the epub format and not the print one. Overall the book isn’t bad, but there are some issues that left me less than impressed. My primary issue with the book is that it isn’t clear who it is intended for. Certainly, targeting a generic C# book is going to be hard given the wide variety of areas C# is used in (Azure, XNA / MonoGame, WinRT, etc) and it seemed like there was a need for the book to be a little more specific in terms of domain. Full Review >

Think Like a Programmer

Think Like a Programmer

An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Nov 19, 2012 Michael Dominick wrote:
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Berglund and McCullough on Mastering Grails 101

Berglund and McCullough on Mastering Grails 101

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 30, 2012 Michael Dominick wrote:
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Revolution in The Valley [Paperback]

Revolution in The Valley [Paperback]

The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 20, 2012 Michael Dominick wrote: Review: Revolution in the Valley
Revolution in the Valley is the story of that first Apple development team that brought the world the Macintosh and in doing so changed computing history by making the computer a personal item focused on communication rather than computation. Popular mythology portrays the development of the original Macintosh as a… Full Review >

I. M. Wright's

I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 15, 2011 Michael Dominick wrote: I.M. Wright’s Hard Code Review
Eric Bechner’s I. M Wright’s “Hard Code:” A Decade of Hard Learned Lessons from Microsft is one of the three books that I read over my vacation. In the interest of full discloser this review is written for O’Reilly’s Blogger Review program and this is a only a striaght review… Full Review >

Programming iOS 4

Programming iOS 4

Fundamentals of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Development

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 24, 2011 Michael Dominick wrote: Excellent Resource
Programming iOS4 is good reference for new and intermediate level iOS developers of aspiring iOS developers. It covers basics of iOS development with a focus on what has changed and been added in iOS 4.0. Full Review >

The Book of CSS3

The Book of CSS3

A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 15, 2011 Michael Dominick wrote: Review: The Book of CSS3
The Book of CSS3 is an informative text for those who have a little CSS experience and would like to see what all the fuss is about with CSS3. However, if you have no knowledge of CSS you are going to be lost at sea while reading the text. It is certainly not meant to teach the basics of CSS, rather, as the title suggests it is more focussed on what is changing and being added in CSS3. Full Review >

Tom Hughes-Croucher on Node

Tom Hughes-Croucher on Node

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On May 19, 2011 Michael Dominick wrote: Review: Tom Hughes-Croucher on Node
If you are looking for a video tutorial on how to get started using Node.js, then this is not the video for you. Unlike most of the O'Reilly training videos, this one puts theory far before practical development concerns, making it all but useless for practical study. Full Review >

McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Git

McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Git

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 18, 2011 Michael Dominick wrote: Review: McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Git
This is one of the best video tutorials of Git that Ive seen and Ive seen a lot of them. Unlike, other videos it deals with more than just Gits basic functionality. An example, of this would be the twenty-minute long section on rebassing, a feature of Git that can be used to avoid merge conflicts. Full Review >

Learning iPhone Programming

Learning iPhone Programming

From Xcode to App Store

Michael's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 24, 2011 Michael Dominick wrote: Great for learning iOS
If you're interested in developing dynamic iOS apps that provide the user with a great experience you have likely considered or already decided to go the native app route rather than the web app route. Unfortunately for many developers, especially those that are not familiar with Apple's development ecosystem and their tools, developing a native iPhone application that leverages Cocoa Touch and Objective - C can be a daunting task. Learning iPhone Programming assumes no prior knowledge of the iPhone SDK and the related tools. It is a great primer for programmers that would like to expand to iOS Full Review >

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