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Learning Spark

Learning Spark

Lightning-Fast Big Data Analytics

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 17, 2014 Tushar Jain wrote: Spark is Sparking
his book is very good introduction for newbies to Spark which is rage in Big Data domain. Book almost all samples in three languages – Java, Scala and Python which makes easier for lots of people to try them out and learn Spark. Full Review >

Using Flume

Using Flume

Flexible, Scalable, and Reliable Data Streaming

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 2, 2014 Tushar Jain wrote: Must read for players in Hadoop gaame
Using Flume: Stream Data into HDFS and HBase is for developers as well as Administrators of Hadoop clusters. Full Review >

Hadoop Operations

Hadoop Operations

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 29, 2014 Tushar Jain wrote: A book for Hadoop Administrators
This book is for Operations guys/Administrators and as good supporting material to developers. Full Review >

Functional Thinking

Functional Thinking

Paradigm Over Syntax

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 1.0

On Jul 28, 2014 Tushar Jain wrote: Functional Thinking
Functional Thinking: Paradigm Over Syntax is supposed to be a book about paradigm shift, about thought process of being functional but ... Full Review >

Think Bigger

Think Bigger

Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 14, 2014 Tushar Jain wrote:
Book is targeted to Business folks and business architects but certainly be a good read for solution architects as well. Full Review >

The Project Management Tool Kit

The Project Management Tool Kit

100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 15, 2014 Tushar Jain wrote: Fantastic book
This book should be must for any budding project manager as well as experienced. Full Review >

Version Control with Git

Version Control with Git

Powerful tools and techniques for collaborative software development

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jan 13, 2014 Tushar Jain wrote: One in all
Version Control with Git is an attempt to one book for reference, tutorial and manual. Full Review >

Enterprise Applications Administration

Enterprise Applications Administration

The Definitive Guide to Implementation and Operations

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jan 7, 2014 Tushar Jain wrote: Good for newbies
Nice collection of information nuggets Full Review >

Lean Customer Development

Lean Customer Development

Building Products Your Customers Will Buy

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 31, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote: A Lean book on Customer Development
The book is not focused on any specific type of product--software or hardware or service but in general which make is valuable and will appeal to wider audience. My favorite chapter in the book is 'Who Should I Be Talking To?' where Cindy clearly outlines pathway to who, where, when, and how of potential customers interactions. Full Review >

Designing for Behavior Change

Designing for Behavior Change

Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 17, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote: A must for product designers
Designing for Behavior Change is a theoretical book with full of practical wisdom. Book explores human conscious and sub conscious mind and set path for designers to design products to influence behavior change. Full Review >

Data Science for Business

Data Science for Business

What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 26, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Data Science for Business
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Testable JavaScript

Testable JavaScript

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 12, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote: Fantastic
Comprehensive book to learn javaScript in elegant way Full Review >

Learning Java

Learning Java

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 28, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote:
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Functional Thinking

Functional Thinking

Functional Programming using Java, Clojure and Scala

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 18, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote:
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Lean Analytics

Lean Analytics

Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 22, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster
Book Review:  Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster by Benjamin Yoskovitz and Alistair Croll : Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-1449335670Lean Analytics- User Data to build a better startup faster is must book for any startup in any industry. It covers concept and practicalities of lean very… Full Review >

Developing with Couchbase Server

Developing with Couchbase Server

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 27, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote:
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Vintage Tomorrows

Vintage Tomorrows

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

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 21, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into The Future of Technology
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Enterprise Search

Enterprise Search

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Feb 1, 2013 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Enterprise Search
Book Review:  Enterprise Search by Martin White: Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-1449330446 Marin White’s Enterprise Search is a easy, lazy arm chair read book. Book is very shallow in its content.Book’s content can be compressed into half of its current size.I… Full Review >

Enterprise Games

Enterprise Games

Using Game Mechanics to Build a Better Business

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Nov 1, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote: Enterprise Games
Book is written in pretty simple language and style which put very little demand on your nerve cells. Full Review >

Ethics of Big Data

Ethics of Big Data

Balancing Risk and Innovation

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Oct 25, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Ethics of Big Data
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Shipping Greatness

Shipping Greatness

Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 17, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Shipping Greatness Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon
Book Review: Shipping Greatness Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon by Chris Vander Mey: Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-1449336578 Shipping Greatness: Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon by Chris Vander Mey… Full Review >

What is DevOps?

What is DevOps?

Infrastructure as Code

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Aug 7, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote: Review: What is DevOps? Infrastructure as Code
What is DevOps? Infrastructure as Code by Mike Loukides is in response to NoOps at Netflix.Mike takes historic route of It operations and narrates how today’s IT operations has evolved. In the article has mixed up hardware, software (application) and networking aspects but still he nicely take us to evolution… Full Review >

Open Source Strategies for the Enterprise

Open Source Strategies for the Enterprise

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jul 23, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote:
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REST API Design Rulebook

REST API Design Rulebook

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jun 17, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote:
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Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise

Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 1, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise
This book is about paradigm shift in computing - from desktop to mobile devices from an architect perspective. Though book is from Microsoft Press but Dino is fairly unbiased in his analysis and presentation of facts. Full Review >

The Art of Community

The Art of Community

Building the New Age of Participation

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 17, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote: learn and review
The Art of community building is a book from practitioner. A must read for any community manager. Full Review >

The Information Diet

The Information Diet

A Case for Conscious Consumption

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On May 15, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption
Book Review: The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption by Clay A. Johnson: Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-1449304683The Information Diet is an smart idea but presentation is not up to the mark. Clay repeatedly compares information with eating habits. Though comparison is good but same idea is repeated throughout… Full Review >

Gamification by Design

Gamification by Design

Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On May 13, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote:
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Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers

A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On May 2, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote:
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Running Lean

Running Lean

Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 19, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote:
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Inside Cyber Warfare

Inside Cyber Warfare

Mapping the Cyber Underworld

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jan 17, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote:
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APIs: A Strategy Guide

APIs: A Strategy Guide

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 11, 2012 Tushar Jain wrote:
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The Future of Looking Back

The Future of Looking Back

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 11, 2011 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: The Future of Looking Back
Book Review: The Future of Looking Back by Richard Banks: Publisher- Microsoft Press: ISBN- 13: 978-0735658066The Future of looking back is book which very clearly and concisely take you journey where you learn effects of technology on common people. The book is well written and easy read. Banks creates a… Full Review >

Privacy and Big Data

Privacy and Big Data

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 24, 2011 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Privacy and Big Data
Privacy and Bigdata is survey of privacy philosophy and laws in USA and Europe. Book covers privacy debate in very comprehensive way across USA and Europe. Full Review >

Social Network Analysis for Startups

Social Network Analysis for Startups

Finding connections on the social web

Tushar's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 14, 2011 Tushar Jain wrote:
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