Book Reviews

CompSoc are officially sponsored by O'Reilly, a large book publisher. A large part of their market is academic, including many books related to computing.

As part of the sponsorhip, O'Reilly provide some books free of charge to CompSoc members (contact the librarian for more information), if these members will review the books for them. Some of these reviews are collected here.

Agile Web Development with Rails (First Edition), Dave Thomas and David Heinemeier Hansson

Ajax Hacks, Bruce W. Perry

Don't Get Burned on eBay, Shauna Wright

Head Rush Ajax, Brett McLaughlin

Intermediate Perl, Randal L. Schwartz, brian d foy & Tom Phoenix

MySQL Stored Procedure Programming, Steven Feuerstein and Guy Harrison

XAML In a Nutshell, Lori A. MacVitte

DNS and Bind, 5th Edition, Cricket Liu and Paul Albitz

Agile Web Development with Rails (2nd ed.), Dave Thomas and David Heinemeir Hansson

CISCO IOS Cookbook, 2nd edition, Kevin Dooley and Ian J. Brown

Netiquette: Internet Etiquette in the Age of the Blog, Matthew Strawbridge

Learning Ruby, Michael Fitzgerald

Learning Web Design (3rd edition), Jennifer Niederst Robbins

Sharepoint for Project Management, Dux Raymond Sy

iPhone UK: The Missing Manual, David Pogue

MySQL In a Nutshell, Russell Dyer

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 3rd Edition, Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld

Linux Kernel in a Nutshell (1st ed.), Greg Kroah-Hartman

Beautiful Code, Andy Oram and Greg Wilson

Painting the Web, Shelley Powers

Java Power Tools, John Ferguson Smart

The Ruby Programming Language, David Flanagan and Yukihiro Matsumoto

Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World, Peter Merholz, Todd Wilkens, Brandon Schauer, David Verba

Manage It!: Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management, Johanna Rothman

Photoshop CS3 RAW, Mikkel Aaland

Using Drupal - Choosing and Configuring Modules to Build Dynamic Websites, Jeff Robbins, Angela Byron, Addison Berry, Jeff Eaton, Nate Haug, and James Walker

Your Brain: The Missing Manual, Matthew MacDonald

Real World Haskell, Bryan O'Sullivan, John Goerzen and Don Stewart

Apache 2 Pocket Reference, Andrew Ford

Pragmatic Version Control Using Git, Travis Swicegood

bash Cookbook , Carl Albing, JP Vossen, Cameron Newham

Learning the vi and Vim Editors, Seventh Edition, Arnold Robbins, Linda Lamb, Elbert Hannah

iPhone Open Application Development, Second Edition, Jonathan Zdziarski

Erlang Programming - A Concurrent Approach to Software Development, Francesco Cesarini, Simon Thompson

Beautiful Security, Andy Oram, John Viega

Designing Interfaces (Second Edition), Jenifer Tidwell

Metaprogramming Ruby, Paolo Perrotta

HTML5 and CSS3, Brian Hogan

Programming Python, Fourth Edition, Mark Lutz

The Book of CSS3, Peter Gasston

Learning Python, Fourth Edition, Mark Lutz

The Art of Assembly Language (Second Edition), Randall Hyde

Think Stats, Allen B. Downey

Gamification by Design, Gabe Zichermann & Christopher Cunningham

Arduino Cookbook, Michael Margolis

SQL and Relational Theory, 2nd Edition, C.J. Date

The Book of Ruby, Huw Collingbourne

Designing Mobile Interfaces, Steven Hoober, Eric Berkman

The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, Clay A. Johnson

Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban, Henrik Kniberg

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers, 2nd Edition, Michael Schrenk

A Bug Hunter’s Diary, Tobias Klein

How Linux Works - What Every Superuser Should Know, Brian Ward

The Art of R Programming, Norman Matloff

Machine Learning for Hackers, Drew Conway and John Myles White


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