Content tagged with "programming"

Bitwise: A Life in Code
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January 5, 2019
292

“I’d really like to give this 3.5 stars – four seems like too much, but three is too little. The book is weird. It’s not about ‘code,’ really. It’s about human representation in code. It’s really about…”

Building Evolutionary Architectures: Support Constant Change
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November 9, 2018
45

“A complicated book about how to architect systems that grow and change over time. Lots of detail, very theoretical, and sometimes hard to digest.”

Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems
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November 11, 2016
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

C# 9 and .NET 5: Modern Cross-Platform Development: Build intelligent apps, websites, and services with Blazor, ASP.NET Core, and Entity Framework Core using Visual Studio Code
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November 24, 2020
178

“I’ve been coding C# for more than a decade, but I still found so much in here that I missed over the years. Lots of these things were basic language features that I was just working around, in…”

CSS Master
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May 17, 2019
120

“The book was a bit scattered, though I’m not sure what I expected. I was looking for a book on CSS best practices, and there is some of that in here, but there’s also a re-hash of a lot of non-secret…”

CSS: The Definitive Guide
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May 14, 2019
106

“An absolutely magisterial work that explores every last corner of the CSS spec. The advancements that have come along since I learned CSS are amazing – you can almost write executable code in CSS…”

The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
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November 25, 2018
146

“A very complete look at all the steps necessary to manage devops in a software shop. I’m giving this five stars, even though some of it was lost on me, because it’s exactly what it purported to be: a…”

Drupal for Designers
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June 27, 2014
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Drupal for Humanists
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April 10, 2017
89

“Good book for what it is. If you know Drupal, you’ll be bored. But if you have no idea what a CMS is, this is a good overview. There is zero code. This is all ‘Drupal by configuration,’ which is a…”

EPUB 3 Best Practices
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December 4, 2016
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Getting Started With Ghost
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November 20, 2015
289

“I’m rating this five stars because it accomplished everything it set out to do, but books like this really defy rating. This is a procedural book. You’re meant to have this open while you do stuff….”

Git for Humans
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May 25, 2016
194

“This book prompted me to re-acquaint myself with a word: ‘grok.’ To grok something is to understand it intuitively, down to its bones. The term omes from a Robert Heinlein book, it turns out. ‘Git…”

The Imposter's Handbook
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March 19, 2018
118

“A good look at all the skills you should know but don’t if you’re a programmer without a CS degree. My degree was in Political Science (I was going to go to law school), and I’m a self-taught…”

Instant Node Package Manager
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May 11, 2018
46

“Very short, solid book that delivers exactly what it claims. It covers npm well, concisely, and to-the-point. I learned a lot without a ton of overhead.”

Java Pocket Guide: Instant Help for Java Programmers
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February 16, 2018
95

“Exactly what the title says – it’s a very short, concise guide to the Java language. It’s especially helpful for developers of other languages who want to see how things are done in Java. I read it…”

jQuery Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for jQuery Developers
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July 6, 2015
76

“I started reading this all the way through, but – like most ‘Cookbook’ titles – it gets increasingly esoteric later on. Still, a very good book which helps you get a grasp on jQuery through…”

Learning Node: Moving to the Server-Side
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May 19, 2018
31

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Learning React: Functional Web Development with React and Redux
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May 3, 2018
89

“This is a solid overview of React. Good examples, but like most coding books, they get long. Also, ‘React’ isn’t just one thing – it’s an entire stack of technologies that work together, and this book…”

Linked Data
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December 3, 2017
90

“This is a comprehensive and primer review of RDF. I don’t know if ‘linked data’ is a specific term, but in this book, it’s RDF, and not just ‘casual’ RDF. It’s not just embedded metadata – this is a…”

Node.js 8 the Right Way: Practical, Server-Side JavaScript That Scales
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June 17, 2018
37

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Node.js Design Patterns
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July 6, 2018
36

“Very low level. Really opens your eyes as to the things you can do with Node.”

Node.js in Action
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May 19, 2018
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Programmer's Guide to Drupal
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July 11, 2014
67

“If you’re a developer and you just never ‘got’ Drupal, this is your book. If this book succeeds at one thing, it’s to change your mindset about Drupal – to understand the different paradigms you need…”

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
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December 10, 2020
289

“You sort of have to give this five stars, just based on reputation alone. This is one of the great books of computer science. As the title would imply, it’s about fixing the internals of computer…”

The Way of the Web Tester: Reduce Bugs, Increase Quality, Have Fun
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October 3, 2018
78

“I’m giving this four stars, but it wasn’t for me. I missed the word ‘beginner’ in the subtitle. There are chapters explaining the basics of HTTP. And of programming in general. Also, it’s full of…”

Working with MediaWiki
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August 18, 2018
75

“Really wonderful book that covers all the high points. It delves as deep as it needs to, and invites you to explore things that interest you more, which is the hallmark of a good technical book. If…”

You Don't Know JS: this & Object Prototypes
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May 28, 2019
79

“Deeply opinionated book that is violently opposed to the use of JS as an object-oriented language. It’s well-written, and has clear information and code samples, but the author is pushing an agenda…”