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JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 6th Edition By David Flanagan, O'Reilly Media Book Review
A better name for this book would be JavaScript Bible, alas seems that this trademark name already belongs to another publisher: Wiley. Reading this book, well, made me feel exactly as reading the Bible: advance a little, go back, read slower, resume. Thing is, the amount of information thrown at you is overwhelming and thus begs to come back and revisit a chapter or two. Please do not take this wrongly, that is actually a good thing, this book supposed to be a hard read for those who are new to ......

Posted On Friday, January 31, 2014 12:00 PM

Apache Solr 4 Cookbook by Rafał Kuć, Packt Publishing Book Review
Before reading this book I have never even suspected so many kung-fu things can be done with Apache Solr (Lucene)! To name a few: using a spellchecker, indexing binary formats (as PDF), breaking words apart, removing markup, handling plural and singular forms of words, incorporating geolocation, integration with a RDBMS. This book definitely serves as a blueprint to doing development with Solr – it has all the necessary coverage from setting properly your environment up, incorporating other technologies ......

Posted On Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:40 AM

Doing Data Science - Straight Talk from the Frontline by Cathy O'Neil, Rachel Schutt Book Review
It is the most difficult to digest and comprehend book to date out of what I have recently read. It is even fun though at the same time. I guess I need to blame myself because this book unexpectedly turned out to be more from the Academia world where my skills in Algebra and Statistics faded out over time than from the practical world. At the same time it was pleasant to feel a student again. Nevertheless, the book offers a ton of insight, and how-to’s for the in “the trenches” practitioners. This ......

Posted On Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 PM

Web Crawling and Data Mining with Apache Nutch by Dr. Zakir Laliwala and Abdulbasit Shaikh, Packt Publishing Book Review
In our age of Data Explosion it becomes increasingly appealing, if not necessary, to scout the myriad of what it looks like though shrinking World Wide Web pages. If you even are not tasked with crawling a subset of the webpages today you may want to grab a copy of Web Crawling and Data Mining with Apache Nutch book to make you well prepared in advance. Advantageously, the book is not excessively long, so even if you are in a hurry, it will allow you to accomplish the desired scope in a short time. ......

Posted On Friday, January 10, 2014 4:51 PM

Making Sense of NoSQL by Dan McCreary and Ann Kelly, Manning Book Review
For many folks in the IT industry NoSQL remains a buzz-word or gimmick, although a persistent one. So if by now it has made you curious what is this all the fuss around about look no further than getting this more than insightful read. I had almost non-stop fun reading this 300 pages plus book, but more importantly it is very educational even beyond the NoSQL world - it offers a wealth of advice, as any good technology book should do, to any IT practitioner be it a manager or just a member of a team. ......

Posted On Monday, January 6, 2014 9:07 PM

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