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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags books & "book review"

March 2014

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.

October 2013

WPF 4.5 Unleashed Book Review

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.

Java Coding Guidelines: 75 Recommendations for Reliable and Secure Programs Book Review

Although this book is written for the Java programmer, I would recommend reading it to any .NET or iOS developer as well. It is a must read for the Java developer, but is also a valuable read for developers of other languages because the guidelines are often built around a programmer's intent.

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips Book Review

Books like this can give insight into what you are up against before you have to learn the lesson the hard way, by going through it yourself.

September 2013

Test iOS Apps with UI Automation Book Review

This book has made creating iOS Automation scripts much easier than it would have been with the Apple Instruments User Guide alone.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Inside Out Book Review

This is the SharePoint book for the end-user that wants to become a power-user. It covers a ton of topics and it covers them in-depth.

August 2013

Windows Phone 8 Unleashed Book Review

Everything about this book rocks!!! It is in color which makes for a great read. Being able to see the code and screenshots in color doubles the value of a book like this.

July 2013

Essential Windows Phone 8 Second Edition Book Review

I think this book is a perfect place to start for those new to the Windows Phone 8 application development.

May 2013

The Modern Web: Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript Book Review

This book is a snapshot of current, new, and near-future features in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related technologies, with a bias toward those that are best for building sites in the multi-device world.

Core Java (9th Edition) , Volume I and Volume II Book Reviews

This review covers both Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals (9th Edition) and Core Java, Volume II--Advanced Features (9th Edition).

C# 5.0 Unleashed Book Review

I highly recommend this book. It is good for both the beginner and the advanced developers.

April 2013

The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics (5th Edition) Book Review

If you are interested in getting started with Java, or just object oriented programming, this is a great book to start with.

Secure Coding in C and C++ (2nd Edition) Book Review

This is must read for C++ and C developers, but I would also recommend it for any programmer or architect of any language.

Test-Driven Database Development: Unlocking Agility Book Review

I highly recommend this book to developers, database administrators, enterprise architects, and software architects.

Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design (3rd Ed) Book Review

This book is THE book for the database beginner. It thoroughly covers design principles and process, and it covers them in depth.

Implementing Domain-Driven Design Book Review

I highly recommend this book to every software architect and developer. Even if you don't go all out DDD there is a ton of great advice and wisdom found in this book that will help you improve your skills.

March 2013

The Advanced iOS 6 Developer's Cookbook Book Review

Over all I found this to be an excellent book for experienced developers. It is a perfect addition to her The Core iOS 6 Developer's Cookbook.

Blender Master Class: A Hands-On Guide to Modeling, Sculpting, Materials, and Rendering Book Review

I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about Blender, or anyone working with Blender at any level.

February 2013

The Essence of Software Engineering: Applying the SEMAT Kernel Book Review

The SEMAT Kernel provides a set of tools that enable those, that would normally not have enough experience to recognize when the project is going off-track, to be able to.

CSS3: The Missing Manual 3rd Edition Book Review

This book is both board and deep. Meaning it covers a ton of topics and goes in-depth on all of them. This book is great for the beginner, but also has a lot of advanced material.