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Python Cookbook

Python Cookbook

Recipes for Mastering Python 3

Thom's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 23, 2014 Thom Allen wrote: Build some good Python meals with this cookbook
One of my favorite books types are Cookbooks. I like them because they tend to have lots of code examples, and a good explanation of what's going on and why. The only thing I would have like to see is more break down the example code line by line or group of lines. I wanted to know why the author chose this style or used these methods. Great reference book though. Full Review >

Learning Java

Learning Java

A Bestselling Hands-On Java Tutorial

Thom's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jul 27, 2013 Thom Allen wrote: Great resource to get you started
This is a pretty decent book. I'm new to Java but have an extensive development background. I appreciated the exercises and examples. The only thing I really struggled with was Eclipse. I haven't used Eclipse in the past and so there was a steep learning curve for me. I think this is a great book to get a decent understanding of the basics of Java. I will need a different book as a guide as I dive deeper into Java. Full Review >



Responsive Web Development

Thom's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 28, 2013 Thom Allen wrote: Excellent Bootstrap Reference
Sometimes it's easy to have an entire framework reference at your fingertips rather than clicking through website pages. Bootstrap is a fantastic guide you will want handy as you learn the in's and out's of this framework. Full Review >

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