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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Introductory Graph Theory by Gary Chartrand
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If you are a software developer, then from time to time you will have to solve an Interesting Problem in optimization, such as finding the best matches on a dating site, or the right sharding key for a database cluster. As often as not, such problems ...more
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Version Control with Git by Jon Loeliger
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git is the most powerful and conceptually elegant source code management system I've used. (Perhaps Mercurial rivals it? I haven't used Mercurial.) But it seems to be in a state of arrested development. Many commands commonly used in ordinary develop ...more
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MongoDB by Kristina Chodorow
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I straightforward guide to MongoDB, will get you up and running quickly, covers the most common topics in depth in a humorous and engaging manner.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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For those (like my mother) familiar with the bioethical issues at stake, Rebecca Skloot won't raise new questions of philosophy. But for any reader, Skloot's story of how she gained the trust and told the story of the family of Henrietta Lacks is a p ...more
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Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by Jonathan Stark
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Want to build a web app for iPhone that acts like a native app, then package the code into a real app that you can sell in the App Store? This book walks you through, start to finish. For a developer like myself who's competent in web and Objective-C ...more
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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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Patience, grasshopper -- the book does not promise well at first, but rewards your effort in the end. We spend the first few chapters with Chip, a po-mo literature professor at some small college. Franzen wastes the reader's time with tired and predi ...more
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JavaScript by Douglas Crockford
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A short, dense book, describing a subset of Javascript and distinguishing which parts of the language "should" be used and which not. The author wrote JSLint, a widely-used tool for enforcing his preferences on your scripts. The preferences he wrote ...more
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The Little Book of Semaphores by Allen B. Downey
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Whenever I write code to synchronize multiple threads, I always think, "There must be some method to this." I've been warned by the popular adage, "Any non-trivial multithreaded program has bugs," but I have no systematic way to think about synchroni ...more
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