Reviews by Sharon Talbot

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Vagrant: Up and Running

Vagrant: Up and Running

Create and Manage Virtualized Development Environments

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On Jul 27, 2013 Sharon Talbot wrote:
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Code Simplicity

Code Simplicity

The Fundamentals of Software

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On May 12, 2012 Sharon Talbot wrote: Read it and Pass it Around
Code Simplicity by Kanat-Alexander from Google really surprised me. This is a short book, even an airplane ride length book, yet it's dense enough and informative enough for me to feel that re-reading it several more times would be awesome. Let me get this out of the way first: this is not a how-to book for making software. There is no code in this book. This is a book on the philosophy of making software. If you are looking for concrete examples of how to re-factor your code, you will not find it here, but don't let that discourage you. Full Review >

Machine Learning for Hackers

Machine Learning for Hackers

Case Studies and Algorithms to Get You Started

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On May 3, 2012 Sharon Talbot wrote: Not for a hacker.
In Machine Learning for Hackers by Drew Conway and John Myles White, the reader is introduced to a number of techniques useful for creating systems that can understand and make use of data. While the book has solid topical material and is written in a fluid and easy to read manner, I don't feel that this book is really for hackers, unless the definition of hacker is vastly different from "programmer". Full Review >

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