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  Processing: an introduction to programming
Nyhoff J., Nyhoff L.,  Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 576 pp. Type: Book (978-1-482255-95-9)

Technology advances haven’t been kind to computer science educators. Getting youngsters excited about programming, a foundational element of a computer science curriculum, is becoming increasingly difficult. When I was a pupil, the ability t...

Feb 28 2018
  New perspectives in end-user development
Paternò F., Wulf V.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 459 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319602-90-5)

The field of end-user development (EUD) has been gaining strength in the past few years as a result of the emergence of a globalized software industry and of the need to build cost-effective software assets. Nowadays, it is impossible to design an...

Feb 7 2018
  Programming language concepts (2nd ed.)
Sestoft P.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 341 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319607-88-7)

This 341-page book provides relatively comprehensive coverage of programming language concepts, a core topic in the ACM model computer science curriculum and a required topic for ABET accreditation of a computer science program. As such the book i...

Feb 1 2018
  macOS programming for absolute beginners: developing apps using Swift and Xcode
Wang W.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 647 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-61-2)

Every year, thousands of developer positions are not filled because of a lack of skilled tech talent. In this context, a Swift (a programming language presented in 2014 by Apple) developer has become one of the most wanted profiles in the market. ...

Feb 1 2018
  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
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