Over the years I’ve written a number of book reviews on this blog, although most of them pertain to programming and computer science. Yet over the past three years I’ve probably read more books about business than any other subject and I simply haven’t spent the time to write about them. Below is a list…
Being someone who spends the majority of his time in front of technology — laptops, desktops, mobile devices, wearable tech, etc… — I am amazed that my Amazon Kindle “just works”. It’s better than every other device I own, and here’s a few reasons why.
Over the past few years, I’ve done a number of book reviews on this blog. More than a handful of those have been for Packt Publishing… and I have just found out that they reached 1000 books in their catalog!
I have always encouraged developers to read books as a means to further education. Packt Publishing has a pretty good selection of books for all developer levels and subjects, so I will certainly recommend you check out their current promotion.
Disclosure: Pearson Education is a sponsor of the Chicago Sencha User Group, and they provide discount copies of of their books to our members. I have not been paid for this review, although I did receive this book for free. Problem Solving and Programming Concepts caught my attention because I minored in Computer Science when…
One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2012 was to learn more Node.js… so I did a bit of Googling for good beginner’s resources, and I stumbled across The Node Beginner Book by Manuel Kiessling.
Considering the book’s title, I think the content is spot-on. Developers who are looking for an introduction to Node.js will find this book to be easy to understand, full of useful examples that are expanded in each chapter, and generally enlightening.
Disclosure: Manning Publications is a sponsor of the Chicago Sencha User Group, and they provide free copies of of their books as giveaways for our monthly meetings. I have not been paid for this review, although I did receive this book for free. Over the past year or so I’ve probably read a dozen technical…
I’m glad I was introduced to the jQuery Tools UI library, and I will probably use it when I build some upcoming websites.
Are you an experienced ExtJS developer currently using version 3.x but looking to migrate your application to version 4.x? ExtJS 4 First Look will be an excellent place for you to start.
ExtJS4 First Look is an excellent book for the right audience, and I hope those people choose to read this book. I will probably recommend this book to a lot of Sencha developers!
I’ve been a bit obsessed with Pong lately. In fact, this is the most attention I’ve given to this game since I was 5 when I owned an Atari 2600.
As I continue to work on my open source mobile Pong game, I find myself reading very detailed accounts of how the original game worked so that I can build an accurate (yet updated) replica.
The author, Steven Kent, did some serious homework for this book (which was printed in 2001). His chapters are well organized and fascinating to read – and I’m not even a hardcore gamer.