Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review – Programming iOS 6, 3rd Edition (O’Reilly) by Matt Neuburg

Apple’s iOS offers so many capabilities that it can be helpful to have an extensive book at the ready when taking on a programming project. Programming iOS 6 is a lengthy book that can help experienced developers bring their skillset … Continue reading

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Book Review – Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step (Microsoft Press) by John Sharp

C# has quickly become one of the most in demand languages. Built with Microsoft’s .NET framework in mind, the developers of C# seem to have taken some of the best features of Java and C++ to create a language that … Continue reading

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Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone (O’Reilly) by Mike Wilson

Node.js has quickly become a popular platform among JavaScript developers. The potential of using JavaScript in server-side code along with the advantages of its event-driven approach to network connections makes it an excellent option for many applications. Combined with the … Continue reading

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Book Review – iOS 6 Programming Cookbook (O’Reilly) by Vandad Nahavandipoor

Developers of native iPhone and iPad apps are often faced with new tasks that stretch their skills. Sometimes it can be difficult to find good information to solve a particular problem. The iOS 6 Programming Cookbook contains a wealth of … Continue reading

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Book Review – Programming C# 5.0 (O’Reilly) by Ian Griffiths

Over the past ten years, Microsoft’s .NET framework has become a popular choice for software projects. For many, C# is the preferred language when working with .NET, since Microsoft developed the language with their framework in mind. The C# language … Continue reading

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Book Review – Geolocation in iOS (O’Reilly) by Alasdair Allan

One of the most popular uses of the iPhone is to view locations on a map. Apps can show you where you are, where you want to go, or just what’s out there in the world. Developers have the opportunity … Continue reading

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Book Review – Make It So (Rosenfeld Media) by Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel

Science fiction shows us potential futures filled with technological marvels limited only by our imaginations. So how can we learn from the way characters interact with technology on television and in the movies to make interfaces that work in reality? Make … Continue reading

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Book Review – Learning Web Design, 4th Edition (O’Reilly) by Jennifer Niederst Robbins

Designing web sites requires a number of skills, including marking up the content in HTML and styling the pages in CSS. Learning Web Design covers the latest advancements in HTML5 and CSS3 as well as some JavaScript basics to create … Continue reading

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Book Review – Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS, 2nd Edition (O’Reilly) by Robin Nixon

Covering some of the most popular technologies for bringing web pages to life, Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS is a good place to start for the programmer who already has a solid background in HTML. The author recommends a … Continue reading

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Book Review – OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly) by David Pogue

Game Center, iCloud, iMessage, and Notification Center are iOS features, right? Now with Mountain Lion, the latest version of OS X from Apple, they can be found on a Mac along with several other enhancements that bring the operating system … Continue reading

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