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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tag "book review"

April 2015

Swift for Programmers Book Review

This book is the perfect place for the experienced programmer of C#, Java, Objective-C, or C++ to get started with Swift.

February 2015

Learning Swift Programming Book Review

This book is the place to start with Swift if you have prior programming experience.

Android Security Internals: An In-Depth Guide to Android's Security Architecture Book Review

This is the first security book I have read on Android that was not primarily about hacking the Android platform. This book completely covers all the tools available to the Android software architects and developers.

October 2014

App Accomplished: Strategies for App Development Success Book Review

By reading this book you gain the experience of having made the mistake yourself, without actually having to make the mistake. You just reap the lesson learned.

September 2014

Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly Book Review

Finally a book from an industry leader that has the guts to write about the real world of Agile software development. If I had to pick one word to describe this book, it would be 'truth'.

August 2014

Introduction to Agile Methods Book Review

There are two primary things you need to be part of an environment that uses Agile processes. The first is enough experience to execute your role's activities in a way that enables agility, and the second is an understanding of the Agile processes. This book can give you the later of the two. I highly recommend this book to teachers and to those who want to start learning about the Agile methods.

Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, Third Edition Book Review

If you do any documenting of software systems, this is a must read. Every software architect, enterprise architect, CIO, developer, tester, and project manager working on a software project, should have this book in his or her hands. You own to your stakeholders and yourself.

July 2014

June 2014

Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android Book Review

This book is a great book for looking at how some of the most commonly used functionality compares across the Android and iOS environments.

Android for Programmers and Android How to Program (2nd Editions) Book Reviews

This review is for two books. It is for Android: How to Program (2nd Edition) and Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach (2nd Edition) . Why? Because Android: How to Program (2nd Edition) includes the entire Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach (2nd Edition) book.

Essential Mobile Interaction Design: Perfecting Interface Design in Mobile Apps Book Review

Designing developing natural user interfaces for touch and gesture on mobile devices is not the same as web and desktop UI design and development. Mobile devices are used in different contexts, and bring different personas to the table. Having web and desktop UI design experience does not make you a qualified mobile UI designer.

May 2014

The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership Book Review

If you buy only buy one agile, management, or leadership book this year, make it this one!!!! If you plan on buying more than one agile, management, or leadership book this year, make this your first one!!!!

April 2014

Agile Product Owner Secrets Book Review

I highly recommend this book to all those moving towards an agile approach, but especially those moving towards an agile method that includes the product owner role.

March 2014

Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed Book Review

As with Nathan's book WPF 4 Unleashed books, this book is a pure pleasure to read. It is in full color, the content is laid out in an easy to read style, the author's writing style makes it easy to read, and the content is all valuable. There is no fluff like you find in a lot of the books written today.

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (4th Edition) Book Review

This book does a great job of showing you what you need to know to get started with iOS. When you are done with it you should be able to easily move into programming iOS applications and learning more advanced topics along the way.

February 2014

Programming iOS 7 Book Review

If you are an iOS 7 developer, you owe it to yourself to buy this book and keep it at arm's length!!!

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed Book Review

Another Unleashed behemoth!!! It is a whopping 1683 of printed pages and 2765 pages when you include the additional chapters available in the eBook you get with the printed book. If this book doesn’t contain the information you need about SQL Server 2012, then you probably won’t find it anywhere.

January 2014

The Agile PMO: Leading the Effective, Value driven, Project Management Office Book Review

This book does not take long to read so the investment on your side is a few bucks and minimal time, but it has the potential of helping you avoid going down the wrong road, or recognizing that you are down the wrong road.

iPhone: The Missing Manual Book Review

If you are thinking about buying your first iPhone, this book is perfect for seeing what you'll be getting.

December 2013

SharePoint 2013 Unleashed Book Review

This book covers a ton of topics. Actually more like 10 tons of topics.

iOS 7 Programming Cookbook Book Review

This is a massive cookbook with tons of recipes. It covers a ton of material and it covers it in depth.

iOS 7 Programming Fundamentals- Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics Book Review

If you are planning to start iOS 7 development, you owe it to yourself to buy this book and keep it at arms length!!!