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Programming Android

Programming Android

Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices

Thomas's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 11, 2013 Thomas Harning wrote: Great Intro+Advanced Android Resource
Want to get into Android programming? What better than a book called Programming Android from O'Reilly! :) This is a GREAT resource! The book is well-organized into sections, giving you information on how to setup your environment all the way up to handling more recent topics like NFC. Full Review >

The Manga Guide to Relativity

The Manga Guide to Relativity

Thomas's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 8, 2012 Thomas Harning wrote: Review of "The Manga Guide to Relativity" by Masafumi Yamamoto, Keita Takatsu, and Hideo Nitta
If you have a curiosity about physics, this is a fun way to sate it. "The Manga Guide to Relativity" by Masafumi Yamamoto, Keita Takatsu, and Hideo Nitta is a beautiful blend of manga, humor and science. Full Review >

SQL Pocket Guide

SQL Pocket Guide

Thomas's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 6, 2011 Thomas Harning wrote: Review of "SQL Pocket Guide" by Jonathan Gennick
The complexity of developing database queries with SQL is a challenge often requiring frequent documentation searches. The "SQL Pocket Guide" by Jonathan Gennick is a great converged reference for many common database implementation. The best feature of this guide is its breadth of detail offered. Full Review >

The Art of Concurrency

The Art of Concurrency

A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications

Thomas's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 6, 2011 Thomas Harning wrote: Great introduction and reference for designing and implementing concurrency
With CPUs growing in power by adding additional core as opposed to just getting "faster", learning how to take advantage of parallel programming is a must. The book "The Art of Concurrency: A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications" by Clay Breshears works great as a reference and guide for determining when parallelization may be possible, how it could be done, and what to look out for. The book introduces the reader to parallel programming with a set of useful rules and guidelines to follow to plan for optimizing algorithms by distributing workloads through concurrent programming. Full Review >

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