Reviews by Michiel van Otegem

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Arduino Workshop

Arduino Workshop

A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 22, 2013 Michiel van Otegem wrote: Excellent to start playing with Arduino
If you are like I was before reading this book, with nearly no knowledge of Arduino, but interested in it's capabilities, then this book is for you. Full Review >

Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything

Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 14, 2013 Michiel van Otegem wrote: 80 pages full of insight
If you're an IT professional of some sort, be ready to be shaken out of the mantra's that have dominated the last decades. Full Review >

The Modern Web

The Modern Web

Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 12, 2013 Michiel van Otegem wrote: Very good read and reference for UI devs
This book is excellent at explaining all the options you have in HTML5, CSS, and Javascript to create good looking, responsive, and adative web applications. Full Review >

Programming Windows® 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Programming Windows® 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 26, 2013 Michiel van Otegem wrote: Book Review: Programming Windows® 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Windows 8 App development is a must have skill if you favor the Microsoft platform, and if you want to learn how using HTML, CSS, and Javascript (as opposed to C#), Programming Windows® 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and Javascript (Kraig Brockschmidt, Microsoft Press) is the book for you. The book is written… Full Review >

Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Jan 14, 2013 Michiel van Otegem wrote: Book review: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
The information in Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (The Microsoft Dynamics AX Team, Margaret Sherman; Microsoft Press) in itself might be useful for Dynamics AX 2012 developers, but it is poorly structured. It is also not clear what the target audience is. Chapter 1 is supposed to be an overview, but it contains way… Full Review >

Async in C# 5.0

Async in C# 5.0

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Nov 21, 2012 Michiel van Otegem wrote:
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Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 1, 2012 Michiel van Otegem wrote: Book Review: Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Leonard Lobel and Andrew Burst; Microsoft Press) is an excellent book if you want to learn the ins and outs of SQL Server. The book is meticulous when it comes to explaining SQL Server features. Much of this is because of the elaborate examples and the detailed explanation of… Full Review >

Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node

Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Aug 23, 2012 Michiel van Otegem wrote: Book review: Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node
Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node (Mike Amundsen; O'Reilly Media) is an interesting little book. It covers designing an online system that operates well in a browser, but works equally well when talking to from another type of application, which also has positive impact on automated testing. The strength of this book… Full Review >

Programming Amazon EC2

Programming Amazon EC2

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 9, 2011 Michiel van Otegem wrote:
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Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft® Windows Azure™ Platform

Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft® Windows Azure™ Platform

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On May 2, 2011 Michiel van Otegem wrote: Good book for Microsoft Developers
If you're a developer using the Microsoft platform and want to learn Windows Azure development, Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform (Patterns & Practices) is the book for you. It's a clear book which rides on a good practical case that covers most of the important angles. Because this is a Practice & Patterns book, it also spends quite some time teaching you the right mindset for building (multi-tenant) cloud applications. Full Review >

iOS 4 Programming Cookbook

iOS 4 Programming Cookbook

Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps

Michiel's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Feb 14, 2011 Michiel van Otegem wrote: Good content, wrong book format
Reading this book left me confused about the book’s intentions. The book’s audience is stated as for novice AND experts. That rarely works and this is no exception. That said, there is some good, practical content Full Review >

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