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  Perl 6 fundamentals: a primer with examples, projects, and case studies
Lenz M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 142 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484228-98-2)

We have been hearing about Perl 6 for some 15 years, but I have yet to meet anyone who actually uses it. The author observes that Perl 6 differs significantly from Perl 5, but he believes that it offers advantages in regular expression operations ...

Jan 5 2018
  Working with coders: a guide to software development for the perplexed non-techie
Gleeson P.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 220 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484227-00-8)

On the very first page of chapter 1, Gleeson provides a callout with the simple but profound observation: “Building software is nothing like building a house.” Software development is a tricky process for many reasons, but the best way...

Jan 3 2018
  Introduction to computing and programming in Python (4th ed.)
Guzdial M., Ericson B.,  Pearson, New York, NY, 2015. 528 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134025-54-4)

Finding a topic to motivate students to want to learn to program is a challenge for any programming teacher. The media computation class at Georgia Institute of Technology was developed to provide that motivation for the general student population...

Sep 21 2017
  The book of R: a first course in programming and statistics
Davies T.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2015. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593276-51-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

I have always been fascinated by statistics, going back to the time at a summer Boy Scout camp when I was so bored with the physical activities that I started reading a little booklet, which I found just removed from the library. It was published ...

May 10 2017
  Android Studio game development: concepts and design
DiMarzio J.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 95 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484217-17-7)

Total application revenue from the Google Play Store was $3.3B in Q4 2016, an 82 percent increase with respect to 2015 [1]. Moreover, 90 percent of that revenue is from game applications [2]. Thus, there is clearly a market for game programmers an...

Mar 1 2017
  Learn to program with Python
Kalb I.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 263 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484218-68-6)

Since I have already learned how to program (almost 60 years ago), I thought that reading this book would be a good way to learn Python. I’m rather disappointed....

Feb 8 2017
  Exploratory programming for the arts and humanities
Montfort N.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 328 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262034-20-3)

This unusual title intends to introduce programming “to readers with a background in the arts and humanities.” It is based on Python and Processing free distributions....

Jan 18 2017
  Beginning Ruby: from novice to professional (3rd ed.)
Cooper P.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 585 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484212-79-0)

Although this book was written with the intent to be a comprehensive introduction to the Ruby language, it is not a textbook because it lacks exercises and questions aimed to test knowledge and concepts. Instead, the book is written by Ruby profes...

Dec 16 2016
  Introduction to computation and programming using Python: with application to understanding data
Guttag J.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 472 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262529-62-4)

Welcome to the 21st century. Introduction to computation and programming using Python is meant for a two-semester introductory computer science sequence, but it contains only 445 pages with no programming exercises, tips, hints, or review q...

Dec 14 2016
  The book of R: a first course in programming and statistics
Davies T.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2015. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593276-51-5), Reviews: (1 of 2)

A recent survey by O’Reilly Media [1] finds the R language [2] among the top big data analysis tools, along with SQL. Interest in this open-source software project has increased dramatically as organizations learn to exploit the ever-increas...

Oct 6 2016
 
 
 
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