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Functional Thinking

Functional Thinking

Paradigm Over Syntax

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On Aug 2, 2014 Horst Gutmann wrote: Functional Thinking inside the JVM
Functional Thinking tries to introduce functional programming concepts to Java developers but suffers quite a bit from too many repeated examples and introducing some of the concepts far too late into the book. Full Review >

The Art of Community

The Art of Community

Building the New Age of Participation

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On Jan 26, 2011 Horst Gutmann wrote: Great but perhaps a bit too specific
Jono Bacon's The Art of Community is a great book if you want to learn about community building but in my opinion with perhaps a bit too much focus on Ubuntu and larger opensource communities in general. Still definitely worth reading if you want to somehow help with organizing a community. Full Review >

HTML5: Up and Running

HTML5: Up and Running

Dive into the Future of Web Development

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On Nov 24, 2010 Horst Gutmann wrote: Nice introduction but far from complete
HTML5: Up and Running is a book presenting you some of the more prominent features of HTML5 including canvas, localStorage and the applicationCache. It sadly leaves out a whole range of other features like WebSockets and the data-attributes. Also the writing style reminds you often enough that this book was created out of the author's Dive Into HTML5 project ... Full Review >

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Windows 8 Hacks

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