Book Review: Expert Python Programming (PacktPub)

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
[caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“233” caption=“Expert Python Programming by Tarek Ziade (PacktPub.com)”][/caption] Expert Python Programmingwas not what I was expecting to get from a book about Python. I am not a savvy python programmer yet, and in my quest to become one I picked this book up to read. It certainly is not for beginners, and I mean that. If you are not comfortable you may wish to skip it, if you are daring and have the basics of programming down then you can slip this one into your collection. Read more ...

Book Review: Learning FreeNas (PacktPub)

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes

Packt Publishing has done it again! Another great book about technology that matters. This time I am talking about FreeNAS. If you are like me and you have oodles of movies, music, pictures and just plain data that you want to keep safe and secure, and possibly free up some space on your main PC or laptop, then you really need to know about FreeNAS. There is no better way to know about FreeNAS than to read Learning FreeNAS from Packt Publishing.

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Book Review: Network Flow Analysis

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
If you are like me you spend a ton of time wondering how data gets to and from servers, what they say to each other, and where it all falls apart when you are in the most critical moments of your project. No fail you will be seconds away from finishing your most important project and blam! you network will stop responding, or you can’t find the server that is supposed to never go away. Read more ...

Book Review: PHPEclipse: A User Guide

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
PHPEclipse: A User Guide is a quick read. Having already worked with Eclipse for PHP development the book didn't present any drastic or life changing additions to my technique with Eclipse. The book is greatly geared toward the newest of PHP programmers, ones still looking to make a mark in the world, or those who are looking to escape the claws of another IDE and want to know what Eclipse and PHPEclipse are all about. Read more ...

Book Review: Pomodoro Technique Illustrated

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
[caption id=“” align=“alignleft” width=“190” caption=“Pomodoro Technique Illustrated (Book Cover)”][/caption] Today I am reviewing Pomodoro Technique Illustrated: The Easy Way to Do More in Less Time which is best summed up by the books official website on The Pragmatic Bookshelf site: Do you ever look at the clock and wonder where the day went? You spent all this time at work and didn’t come close to getting everything done. Tomorrow, try something new. Read more ...

Book Review: RESTful PHP (Packt Publishing)

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
This weekend I had the opportunity to read RESTful PHP, by Samisa Abeysinghe, published by Packt Publishing. The book is short, about 200 pages, but full of great information about what REST is, how it is used, how it is supposed to be used and how to use it with PHP. The book assumes you have a working knowledge of PHP, and how to install extensions (or use existing ones). The concepts are clear and concise. Read more ...

Book Review: Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers, 2nd Edition

Jan 1, 0001 - 3 minutes
If you have been reading my reviews for any amount of time you know that I love tech books, and I usually give them pretty glowing reviews, especially No Starch books. They are informative, teach you things, make you think outside the box. I love No Starch books. Alright, now that you know I love No Starch I am sad to report I have found the bad apple in the bunch. Read more ...

Bright Futures Start in Dark Corners

Jan 1, 0001 - 3 minutes
When I was attending high school, only 10-13 years ago, I remember learning cutting edge technologies like HTML, JavaScript, C, and Hypercard. We weren’t quite a networked school, in fact we only had 1 or 2 classrooms with internet access. I spent most of my time in the graphics lab working with Adobe Photoshop 3, and Pagemaker. I was running printing presses that were cutting edge too, they worked like over powered copiers. Read more ...

Broadcast Communication in Golang

Jan 1, 0001 - 4 minutes
Today I set out to understand a few different ways of running an infinite loop with controlled stopping. Perhaps better known as a Daemon. Ok, daemons have lots of other features, but the gist is this… it’s a loop, that accepts signals, and reacts upon them accordingly. To that end, I came up with the code below for running a Daemon in Golang, that responds to UNIX Signals, and has multiple workers listening to the same channel and reacting in sync. Read more ...

CISSP in 21 Days

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
[caption id=“” align=“alignleft” width=“324” caption=“CISSP in 21 Days (Packt Pub)”][/caption] When I picked up this book I was hoping for a 21 day romp into the world of CISSP. This is not the case. What CISSP in 21 Days is however is pretty awesome. To become a CISSP you have to have 5 years experience in one of the 10 domains, pass a 100 question test about the 10 domains of being a CISSP, and adhere to a code of ethics set forth by the ISC2. Read more ...