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Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware
4.18
I borrowed a copy of “Pragmatic Thinking & Learning” by Andy Hunt and enjoyed the read. In addition to referencing ideas from Bert Bates and Linda...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
 
Think Python
4.11
“Think Python” is available online (http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpyt...) which means you can decide if you like it first. Personally, I wanted to...more
Sep 08, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Java Generics and Collections
3.68
My first thought on seeing the title “Java Generics and Collections” was wondering how there could be a whole book's worth of material on the topic. T...more
May 15, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
Lock In
4.14
A friend who knew I liked the "Old Man's War" series got me an advance reading copy at a book conference. And an autographed copy too which is cool. U...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
 
Hudson 3 Essentials
4.50
“Hudson 3 Essentials” is the second Packt book I've read that I felt was too short. Lesson to myself: check the page count before requesting. (Nothing...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
 
Earthbound
3.24
**spoiler alert** This book was terrible. I really enjoyed Marsbound and Starbound. Both were great books exploring aliens and human interactions. In...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
 
Modern Web Development with IBM Websphere: Developing, Deploying, and Managing Mobile and Multi-Platform Apps
4.00
My first thought when I saw this book was “when did IBM Press books change from being blue to orange.”

To intro says this is part of a series of at lea...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
The Carbon Diaries 2015 (Carbon Diaries, #1)
3.37
I just finished taking the Coursera "why a 4 degree warmer world must be avoided" class so this title jumped out at me on the shelf. I liked the idea...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
 
Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook
3.67
“Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook” covers a lot of ground. I've written some Selenium tests and still learned new things in chapter 1.

It's not meant to...more
May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
 
Murach's Java Servlets and JSP
5.00
“Murach's Java Servlets and JSPs” third edition looks and reads like a Murach book. This is good. It's always nice when a book delivers what you are e...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
 
OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide (Exams 1Z0-807, 1Z0-865 & 1Z0-866) (Oracle Press)
4.00
I want to give the “OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide” book 5 stars and the CD with the practice exam 2 stars. I'll compromise and give th...more
Aug 08, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
 
Arduino Robotics
4.00
"Arduino Robotics" is meant for an advanced audience. While the first three chapters do provided a review/intro to electronics, arduino and hardware,...more
Dec 11, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change
3.62
I didn't really know what to expect from "Managing Software Debt." It was the first time I've seen the phrase software debt in a title so I was intrig...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
Ejb 3 in Action
3.52
Thought “EJB 3 in Action” (first edition) was a great book, so I'm not surprised that I like the second edition as well. In fact a snippet from my fi...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
Getting Started in Electronics
4.20
"Getting Started in Electronics" is only 128 pages but covers an incredible amount. It goes over the major parts in electronics. I like the emphasis o...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
 
Making Java Groovy
4.06
I didn't write a review of “Making Java Groovy” the first time I read it because I didn't know what to make of it. Reading it again now, I know what t...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
The Clockwork Rocket (Orthogonal Trilogy #1)
3.48
Greg Egan really dove deep into the world he invented. I'm glad it is a trilogy after all the effort in following. The fake physics is detailed to und...more
Mar 30, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
 
Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient
4.29
“Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient” is a fairly thin book (200 pages) that covers what's new in Java 8. And some of the features that were new in Jav...more
Mar 2014
Mar 01, 2014
 
Plague (Gone, #4)
4.20
Ewww! I skimmed a lot. This book was way more graphic than the others. There's nothing wrong with it per se. I gave it two stars based on personal pre...more
Aug 03, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
 
Java 8 New Features: A Practical Heads-Up Guide
4.00
“Java 8 New Features: A Practical Heads-Up Guide” is the first book I had read by the publisher P8 Tech. All their e-books are $9.99 (which should mak...more
Aug 02, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
 
Windows 7 - No Problem!
4.50
I wanted to read about what was new in Windows 7 so I picked up the three books my public library had on the topic. I expected all three to be "too ea...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
 
iPad Made Simple
3.67
“iPad Made Simple” is a case where appearances can be deceiving. When I got this book, I thought “but, but, it's bigger and heavier than the iPad.” I...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius
3.80
“30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius” balances theory and practice very well. It starts off assuming you don't know much about programming or hard...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Murach's Android Programming
4.25
“Murach's Android Programming” follows the style we've come to expect from a Murach book. One side of the page is text description. The other is image...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
 
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Google Chrome and Chrome OS
2.20
The book was good for using the Chrome browser and using the Google app suite. It didn't assume background knowledge and even explained what the cloud...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
Java 2: The Complete Reference
3.71
This review is for the fifth edition which isn't on goodreads yet.

"Java A Beginner's Guide" takes you through the language of no Java knowledge to wha...more
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
HTML Manual Of Style: A Clear, Concise Reference For Hypertext Markup Language (including HTML5)
2.33
If someone were just learning HTML/CSS now, what you would you tell him? That's how the "HTML Manual of Style" is written. Not about hobbling together...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts
3.98
Reading this book the month of the 2011 FIRST championships was good timing. I liked the organization of the book according to the time of the season....more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
 
Tips and Traps When Buying a Condo, Co-op, or Townhouse
3.43
I was actually insulted reading this book. The author appears to look down on people buying a co-op as "settling" or "not being able to afford" a "rea...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
iPad Portable Genius
3.45
“iPad Portable Genius” assumes you already know the basics of using the iPad and want to learn more tips.

What I liked best
1) The physical size of the...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
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