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  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
  Data wrangling with Python: tips and tools to make your life easier
Kazil J., Jarmul K.,  O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2016. 508 pp. Type: Book (978-1-491948-81-1)

“Wrangle” is a new version of an old word that has evolved in some interesting and revealing ways. Originally, wrangle meant to argue or dispute. For example, you might wrangle with your neighbor over a property line. The meaning drift...

Sep 22 2016
  Metaprogramming Elixir: write less code, get more done (and have fun!)
McCord C.,  Pragmatic Bookshelf, Raleigh, NC, 2015. 120 pp. Type: Book (978-1-680500-41-7)

Elixir is one of the programming languages built on top of BEAM, the Erlang virtual machine. That makes it inherently worthy of consideration since Erlang is well known as a platform for building highly reliable, massively parallel fault-tolerant ...

Jul 21 2016
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