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Introduction to Python

Introduction to Python

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 2, 2014 Wayne Werner wrote: Intro to Python
Are you looking for a simple introduction to Python? Do you find learning from videos better than reading tutorials online? Then get this tutorial. Full Review >

Lean Enterprise

Lean Enterprise

Adopting Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and Lean Startup at Scale

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 15, 2014 Wayne Werner wrote: Lean Enterprise - The Book You Need!
Even its unfinished form, I give this book an easy 4/5. Yes - it's that good! Full Review >

HTML5: The Missing Manual

HTML5: The Missing Manual

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 30, 2014 Wayne Werner wrote: Like HTML5? This book is for you!
HTML5: The Missing Manual, by Matthew MacDonald, is a reference book that every web developer should have on their shelf. If you do any web development or think you might want to, get this book. Full Review >

Violent Python

Violent Python

A Cookbook for Hackers, Forensic Analysts, Penetration Testers and Security Engineers

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Dec 24, 2013 Wayne Werner wrote: Good hacking, Python code really was violent
Violent Python, by TJ O'Connor, published by Elsevier / Syngress, is a fantastic concept coupled with some really terrible Python code. When I initially picked up this book I was incredibly excited, because who doesn't want to learn about hacking and computer security? Full Review >

Think Bayes

Think Bayes

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 31, 2013 Wayne Werner wrote: Think Bayes
Think Bayes, by Allen B. Downey, is a great hands-on introduction to using Python in the world of statistical analysis. With plenty of examples and links to source code, if you have a computer, some knowledge of statistics, and how to install Python & packages, and a desire to write code for statistical analysis, this is the book for you. Full Review >

The Minimalist Photographer

The Minimalist Photographer

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 27, 2013 Wayne Werner wrote: Photography and Philosophy - A Winning Combination
This read is much less of a technical how-to guide, instead opting for the philosophical approach to photographer. With sections such as "Why Do You Want to Take Photographs?" and "What Type of Photographer Will You Become?" the author begins with questioning the motives of the reader and sets the overall tone of the book. Full Review >

DIY Bookbinding

DIY Bookbinding

Bind your own book by hand

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 29, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote:
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The Book of Ruby

The Book of Ruby

A Hands-On Guide for the Adventurous

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jul 23, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote:
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The Myths of Innovation

The Myths of Innovation

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 14, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote:
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jQuery Pocket Reference

jQuery Pocket Reference

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 19, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote: Book Review - jQuery Pocket Reference
jQuery Pocket Reference, by David Flanagan leads the reader through a lot of the basic jQuery principles. This book is for those who are fairly familiar with JavaScript already, and are interested in the jQuery library, or those who may have some experience with jQuery and want a solid guide… Full Review >

Canvas Pocket Reference

Canvas Pocket Reference

Scripted Graphics for HTML5

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 14, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote: Book Review - Canvas Pocket Reference
Canvas Pocket Reference, By David Flanagan, is a short and sweet little book that covers the HTML5 canvas element, made famous by the likes of Mr. Doob's Harmony Sketch tool.In this book, David Flanagan assumes you are familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and focuses solely on the canvas element… Full Review >

Natural Language Processing with Python

Natural Language Processing with Python

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 14, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote: Book Review - Natural Language Processing with Python
Natural Language Processing with Python, By Steven Bird, Ewan Klein, Edward Loper, introduces the Pythonista to the field of NLP, the language processing enthusiast to Python, and everyone else to both. In this book, the reader is introduced to both Python and some language processing by page five. Rather than… Full Review >

Learning Perl

Learning Perl

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 7, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote: Book Review - Learning Perl
Learning Perl, by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, brian d foy is an entertaining and well-written book that will take you from knowing at least a little bit about programming, to knowing a lot about Perl.Learning Perl starts off with a basic introduction to Perl, with basic data types, subroutines,… Full Review >

Programming Python

Programming Python

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 3, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote: Book Review - Programming Python
Programming Python, by Mark Lutz is a serious book for those serious about programming in Python. A follow up to his book Learning Python, Programming Python covers none of the basics, but is entirely devoted to practical applications of the Python standard library. He starts off with representing records, and… Full Review >

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 1, 2011 Wayne Werner wrote: Book Review - 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know, by Kevlin Henny is a collection of CC-Licensed essays containing... well, you read the title! Topics range from beautiful code, to testing and automating tasks, to interacting with customers/clients. Just about every facet of the professional life of a programmer is covered in this… Full Review >

Building the Perfect PC

Building the Perfect PC

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 22, 2010 Wayne Werner wrote: Review - Building the Perfect PC
Building the Perfect PC, by Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson, is the perfect introduction to the world of building your own computer. Whether you're looking for a general purpose computer built mainly for playing Farmville, or you want to build a web server, or a MythTV DVR computer,… Full Review >

Make: Electronics

Make: Electronics

Learning Through Discovery

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 14, 2010 Wayne Werner wrote: Review - Make: Electronics
Make: Electronics, by Charles Platt, is an incredible book for anyone who is curious about electronics. This book guides you through a variety of experiments, beginning with simple experiments like "tasting" electricity and making a battery with lemons, lighting an LED with a battery, and then quickly (but not too… Full Review >

JavaScript: The Good Parts

JavaScript: The Good Parts

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Dec 13, 2010 Wayne Werner wrote: Review: JavaScript: The Good Parts
JavaScript: The Good Parts, by Douglas Crockford.Mr. Crockford writes a fine book for anyone who uses or needs to use JavaScript - ever. He quickly presents his view on JavaScript, that it can be a powerful and expressive language, but that it has some rather large warts. The author quickly… Full Review >

Buying a Home: The Missing Manual

Buying a Home: The Missing Manual

Wayne's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 23, 2010 Wayne Werner wrote: Review - Buying a Home: The Missing Manual
Are you thinking about buying a home? Then this book is for you! Buying a Home: The Missing Manual walks you through everything you need to know about the process of purchasing a home, from selecting a real estate agent, to closing (and even a little beyond). Having started the process of buying a home a few times before, I can honestly say I wish I had this book back then. Full Review >

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