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  Computer programming with C++
Pimparkhede K.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2017. 1014 pp. Type: Book (978-1-316506-80-6)

I cannot recommend this book under any circumstances--not as a textbook for classroom instruction, not as a reference in a university library, and not for self-study. The book has many faults, which I will summarize under three overlapping gr...

Jan 19 2018
  Classical Fortran: programming for engineering and scientific applications (2nd ed.)
Kupferschmid M.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 576 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138116-43-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)

My immediate question was: “What is Classical Fortran?” The author notes that most Fortran programmers use a rather small working Fortran vocabulary, and most of them use the same subset of statements. Based on my own background, I wou...

Jan 19 2018
  Programming Kotlin
Samuel S., Bocutiu S.,  Packt Publishing, Birmingham, UK, 2017. 420 pp. Type: Book (978-1-787126-36-7)

It has been said that Java’s greatest contribution is the Java virtual machine (JVM). This is borne out by the proliferation of other JVM languages. While Java is (understandably) slow to change, other JVM languages have experimented with ma...

Jan 15 2018
  Designing a semantic model for a wide-spectrum language with concurrency
Colvin R., Hayes I., Meinicke L.  Formal Aspects of Computing 29(5): 853-875, 2017. Type: Article

A concurrent wide-spectrum language combines a concurrent programming language with specification constructs. Colvin et al. provide a unified framework for defining the semantics of such languages. The semantics is trace-based and captures program...

Jan 10 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
  Hall of shame & fame: a pedagogical pattern for computer programming classes
Charão A., Neto A., de O. Stein B., Barcelos P.  PLoP 2016 (Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, Monticello, IL,  Oct 24-26, 2016) 1-8, 2016. Type: Proceedings

If you are looking for an inspired paper about computer programming, you should read this one. The authors skillfully discuss pedagogical patterns dedicated to object-oriented programming in higher-level courses of computer science (CS). The hall ...

Jan 3 2018
  Murach’s JavaScript and jQuery (3rd ed.)
Ruvalcaba Z., Delamater M.,  Mike Murach & Associates, Inc., Fresno, CA, 2017. 620 pp. Type: Book (978-1-943872-05-3)

Murach’s JavaScript and jQuery is about giving essential knowledge and tools to a programmer to build web clients using JavaScript and jQuery. The book covers and details the most basic usages of JavaScript and jQuery. The techniques ...

Dec 28 2017
  Cognitive approach to natural language processing
Sharp B., Sedes F., Lubaszewski W.,  ISTE Press - Elsevier, London, UK, 2017. 234 pp. Type: Book (978-1-785482-53-3)

Did you ever ask yourself about the wonder of natural language processing (NLP) as an innate part of human civilization? Do you wish to unlock some of the secrets of natural language understanding in minds and machines alike? Do you wish to unders...

Dec 15 2017
  Introduction to game design, prototyping, and development: from concept to playable game with Unity and C# (2nd ed.)
Bond J.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2017. 944 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134659-86-2)

Bond has made an excellent attempt to introduce game design to programmers and programming to game designers. Often times, these two areas are so disconnected that the fundamentals of both these areas are not well known to the other audience....

Dec 14 2017
  Introduction to data science: a Python approach to concepts, techniques and applications
Igual L., Seguí S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 218 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319500-16-4)

Data science is an emerging discipline spurred by the need to extract meaningful information and gain insights from large amounts of complex data. Data science encompasses many areas from mathematics, statistics, and information and computer scien...

Dec 6 2017
 
 
 
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