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

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.

July 2014

June 2014

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!!!!

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.