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Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects
I always wanted to learn electronics but to me it just seemed to far out of reach. It was so cool to see all the awesome projects people were making with these little arduino boards but I just could not …
Absolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid, 2nd Edition
I love OpenBSD. It is my first choice for unix, and in servers in general. But learning it can be a bear. Don't get me wrong, the online documentation is great, just a little terse for my taste. I …
reviewed Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers.... March 05, 2012
Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to
This is a review of Michael's 2nd Edition of the same book (I received an early release copy from the publisher, I did not have an opportunity to read the 1st edition):      I …
reviewed The Linux Command Line, A Complete In.... February 17, 2012
The Linux Command Line, A Complete Introduction
Here is what I liked most about this book, I understood everything it was telling me to do. That is the bottom line, that is really all that matters. I had a need (I want to learn the command line better), …
reviewed Head First C Programming: Early Release. December 21, 2011
Head First C Programming: Early Release
The C language is for (some) is a difficult language to understand at first. So I was extremely happy when I saw this new title especially as since I am a fan of the "Head First" series. Just …
reviewed The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing .... December 21, 2011
The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications
I am currently a front-end application developer a financial institution, and I have gone through quite a few security books over the last couple of years but have never found one so specifically focused …
reviewed A Bug Hunter's Diary. November 17, 2011
A Bug Hunter's Diary
There is a wealth of knowledge being passed in this easy to follow along book. Although some of the content (i.e. the source code), might seem cryptic at first, Tobias does an excellent job of going out …
reviewed Privacy and Big Data, by Terrence Cra.... October 26, 2011
Privacy and Big Data, by Terrence Craig & Mary E. Ludloff
   I found this book a real eye-opener. It is more than likely a quick read if you purchased the paperback, but I had the digital version (94 pages), in which all references (and there are a …
reviewed My New Mac, Lion Edition. October 15, 2011
My New Mac, Lion Edition
   I consider myself a mac veteran and would normally feel I have no need for a book on how to use a mac, because I have been using a mac for many years now. But when I saw Wallace Wang's …
reviewed Manga Guide to the Universe. September 15, 2011
Manga Guide to the Universe
First of all, living in Hawaii, I grew up with Manga and I liked it. As for all matters of science, not so much… but now with the infusing of Manga and Astronomy, science becomes "cool", …
reviewed Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wire.... August 22, 2011
Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wireshark to
   I was always intrigued by the thought of actually being able to read packets (raw data) on the wire (network). I guess it was kind of a Matrix-type fantasy... at any rate, I never pursued …
reviewed Metasploit. August 22, 2011
Metasploit
   All I can say is "wow", this is an excellent resource for Metasploit training. I actually started from the back of the book (page 267) to first set up my training lab. I choose …
reviewed The Book Of Ruby. August 22, 2011
The Book Of Ruby
   This is exactly what I was looking for, a jump straight into it, learn by doing book on ruby programming. In my opinion, Huw does a great job of explaining the ruby language. This book is …
An Introduction to iOS Programming: From Getting the SDK to Submitting Your First App
   I think Alasdair does an incredible job (in 0 to 60 seconds) of walking us through the whole iphone development, app submission cycle. I got a high-level overview of the objective-c language …
reviewed head first iphone & ipad devlopment. July 20, 2011
head first iphone & ipad devlopment
What a great method for teaching objective-c! I really like the use of illustrations, diagrams, and funky text to paint an image of what is being explained in text. It really captured my attention, and …
An Introduction to Machine Learning with Web Data
   I really enjoyed this video series on Machine Learning. At first I didn't know what to expect, but I felt Hillary did a great job in explaining what machine learning is and how it can …
reviewed IDA Pro, 2nd Edition. June 28, 2011
IDA Pro, 2nd Edition
Wow, I was expecting a book exclusively on using IDA Pro, in fact, the title is a little misleading… Yes, the book covers the latest version of IDA Pro (i.e. 6.1x) in a very detailed, and step …
reviewed Quick iPhone Game Development. June 21, 2011
Quick iPhone Game Development
This video was absolutely awesome. It was exactly what I was looking for... I love the format of watching a professional at work while being interviewed by a inquisitive host. She asks all the right questions …
50 Tips and Tricks for MongoDB Developers
I have been using MongoDB in my last couple of projects and really like it. But there was a bit of a learning curve that I would liken to my jump from programming in procedural to object oriented - just …
Javascript: The Definitive Guide, Sixth Edition.
It's not step-by-step manual for learning Javascript but it is definitely the most comprehensive and complete book on Javascript you will ever find. Everything you need to know about the language …
Creating a Website: The Missing Manual (Missing
This is the most complete all-in-one manual on website development I have ever read. I was amazed on the amount of information covered in this book, it is almost overwhelming. But, if you stick it out, …
reviewed The CSS3 Book. May 16, 2011
The CSS3 Book
I absolutely love this book! Peter has an amazing ability to reduce the complexities of CSS3 into easy, and understandable chucks. In this new book, he covers all the best features of CSS3 (box shadows, …
reviewed HTML5: Up and Running. May 15, 2011
Normally, I would jump straight to the code section and pass off the rest as fluff. I'm a meat and potatoes man! Just gimme the code and I'm good to go. But as I started to peruse the intro I …
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