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Beautiful Data by Toby Segaran, Jeff Hammerbacher

While reading the title you may think of something along the lines of “Data structures in C” with a twist, I have to note that this book is a completely different beast. The book is a collection of stories from … Continue reading

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SQL Pocket Guide by Jonathan Gennick

As the third book I am reviewing in a row through the O’Reilly bloggers program I chose one from a series of books I never actually had the chance to read before; pocket reference/guides. As you might conclude as well … Continue reading

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HTML5 – Up and running by Mark Pilgrim

Or as I would rather call the book HTML5 – Up and running away from the madness. Seriously, if one thing this book taught me; and taught me well is the fact that frontend web development is a mess (no … Continue reading

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Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun

Amusing, captivating, inspiring and motivational – those would be the words I’d use to describe the book for anyone asking. The book is so well rounded that I couldn’t complain of any of it’s chapters. While I skimmed the chapters: … Continue reading

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The Art of Unit Testing: With Examples in .Net

The Art of Unit Testing: With Examples in .Net by Roy Osherove is a great book I’ve read a couple of weeks ago, and of which I would like to write a few words. Before we start I should state … Continue reading

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High Performance JavaScript: Build Faster Web Application Interfaces

While many people praise Douglas Crockford’s (a.k.a. Javascripts adoptive parent) JavaScript: The Good Parts on a daily basis, some without even having read the book, I think that the book I am about to review is more adequate to many … Continue reading

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HTTP: The Definitive Guide

Early this week the book HTTP: The Definitive Guide has finally arrived. I’ve put on hold all my side projects and gave it a read, and have written this post to share my opinion about it.

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Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software is one of the books that you highly anticipate to read, given all the positive feedback in all the book reviews it’s listed. But I beg to differ. I can not complain about … Continue reading

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sed & awk

sed & awk (2nd Edition) by Dale Dougherty and Arnorld Robbins is one of those books that deserves it’s special place on the bookshelf of any developer, system administrator or Unix enthusiast. Initially I have bought the book to enrich … Continue reading

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Search Patterns: Design for Discovery

Last month I have bought the book Search Patterns: Design for Discovery by Peter Morville and Jeffrey Callender and today I’m here to share some words about it. The book does not have any insight on how to build search … Continue reading

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