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Object-Oriented Analysis and Design for Information Systems

Object-Oriented Analysis and Design for Information Systems

Modeling with UML, OCL, and IFML

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On May 6, 2014 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Solid book delivering what it promises
The subtitle of this book is "Modeling with UML, OCL, and IFML". Before reading the book I had heard only about UML, and knew only the pure basics of it. Now with understanding of those other two I have more tools in my use for designing software. Full Review >

Temporal Data and Relational Theory

Temporal Data and Relational Theory

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 14, 2014 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Excellent video about THEORY of temporal data in relational theory.
I could copy-paste most of my review of "Relational Theory for Computer Professionals A Hands-On Video Workshop By C.J. Date" here :) Full Review >

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 37

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 37

Homegrown Drones!

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Feb 24, 2014 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Everything is available online
This is my second Make magazine and I found it disappointing. Most of the articles were either commercials to buy this or that, or in the case of the projects one has to download the actual guide to build it from the net. Full Review >

Regular Expressions Cookbook

Regular Expressions Cookbook

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 23, 2014 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Usefull for C++ programmers even without direct support
The subtitle of the book is "Detailed Solutions in Eight Programming Languages". Those eight languages are C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET. Full Review >

Perl One-Liners

Perl One-Liners

130 Programs That Get Things Done

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 2, 2014 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Almost 5/5
This book is among one of the most useful ones. The title and the description describe the book perfectly. It is all about one-liners doing simple things fast and efficiently. Full Review >

Developing with PDF

Developing with PDF

Dive Into the Portable Document Format

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Dec 3, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Study guide for PDF standard.
This was another hard piece to review. The text flow was good, but not great. Book left bit too many open questions about PDF format for it being the only source when developing PDF output for program (luckily there are multitude of ready libraries for this in most of languages.) It felt like a "study guide" for PDF standard rather than an independent work. Full Review >

Unix Fundamentals 101

Unix Fundamentals 101

From Shell Basics to Package Management

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 1.0

On Nov 1, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: I'm happy that I didn't pay for this
Unprepared presentations and corny effects. Full Review >

The Makerspace Workbench

The Makerspace Workbench

Tools, Technologies, and Techniques for Making

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 29, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: The subtitle "Tools, Technologies, and Techniques for Making" says it all.
This book is one of those rare beasts with a title, a subtitle and a back cover matching exactly what is inside of the book. With fewer than 300 pages the book goes from hammering a nail into soldering surface mount components. The book also succeeds in it, which is a small wonder. Full Review >

Zero to Maker

Zero to Maker

Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Oct 20, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Bit unsatisfactory, but still good
This book left me a bit unsatisfied. It has many good parts in it but fails to bring all together. The parts just don't make a coherent book. After saying this I do need so say that the parts themselves are informative and thought provoking. Full Review >

Mastering Perl

Mastering Perl

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 6, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Early release is an early release
What is mastering Perl? For the author it looks like it is the capability to produce good quality code useful to other Perl users. Full Review >

The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1

The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1

Amazing Vehicles

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 3, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Does anybody have extra Super Speedster :)
This book reuses parts from LEGO CREATOR Super Speedster (#5867) for creating 10 different vehicle models (well jury is still out for stroller). The book has more detailed bill of materials if you don't have the Speedster but you have other modern CREATOR sets. Full Review >

Learning Python

Learning Python

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 1.0

On Aug 26, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Killjoy
This book is a total killjoy for Python and programming. I had to stop reading it after 800 pages, which is about a half of this monster. The book tries to be all inclusive introductory to Python 2.7, Python 3, and to programming in general and fails miserably in all accounts. Full Review >

Relational Theory for Computer Professionals

Relational Theory for Computer Professionals

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 5, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Good introduction to the relational model
I always think that when title, description and the book itself matches it is worth praising, and this book is worth praising in this area. Full Review >

Relational Theory for Computer Professionals

Relational Theory for Computer Professionals

A Hands-On Video Workshop

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 1, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jun 15, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Review of Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 by Glenn Johnson, publisher Microsoft Press
First I have to say that this book is excellent, but I had to give not so good grade for it. The description of the book didn't correspond to the actual book and there were one major omission on the book and few minor issues. Full Review >

Understanding and Using C Pointers

Understanding and Using C Pointers

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 5, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Computer Science Programming Basics in Ruby

Computer Science Programming Basics in Ruby

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 2, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Learning PHP Design Patterns

Learning PHP Design Patterns

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 1.0

On Apr 11, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Programming PHP

Programming PHP

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Mar 23, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 33

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 33

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 24, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Vintage Tomorrows

Vintage Tomorrows

A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into The Future of Technology

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 17, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 12, 2013 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Python for Data Analysis

Python for Data Analysis

Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Dec 1, 2012 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Intermediate Perl

Intermediate Perl

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 18, 2012 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Safe C++

Safe C++

How to avoid common mistakes

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 1.0

On Aug 2, 2012 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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Programming Perl

Programming Perl

Unmatched power for text processing and scripting

Tuomo's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 29, 2012 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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