I started programming with Swift the first day it was available. Back then
all we had available was Apple's The Swift Programming Language, and Using
Swift with Cocoa and Objective-C eBooks. I got in a few weeks of heads down
work before the plug was pulled on our project.
When the project was shut down I was handed a project that required 100% of
my attention so I was forced to shut down Xcode for a few months. That was a
blessing and a curse. Curse because I don't remember anything I was doing,
and a blessing because now there are several books available for getting
started with Swift.
I am reading four books on Swift before moving on to iOS. This might seem
like over kill since I have spent a lot of time in Objective-C, but this is
what I do to learn when I am trying to learn something I am not using at
work. I am not that quick or smart, so I need to repeatedly ... (more)
This is the first security book I have read on Android that was not primarily
about hacking the Android platform. This book completely covers all the tools
available to the Android software architects and developers.
Instead of showing us how to root the device at the beginning of the book and
then showing us exploits and vulnerabilities throughout the rest of it, he
covers how root access is achieved in different types of Android builds, and
different ways get Root Access, but late in the book.
The book starts out with an overview of the Android security model, and then
each cha... (more)
"Expert Cookbook" are the last two words in the title for a good reason. This
book is for the advanced SharePoint developer. The book is a collection of
small recipes that dig into some of the more advanced SharePoint 2010
programming topics. It does not mess around with introductions to topics, it
just jumps right into the details of the solution.
The book includes chapters on List and Event Receivers, Workflows, Advanced
Workflows, List Definitions and Content Types, Web Parts, Web Services and
REST, and Working with the Client Object Model.
The author has made the code available... (more)
When I first saw this book was coming out I completely ignored it. The
SharePoint Designer ? Who uses that I thought? Then I noticed it starting to
get some good reviews and I decided to read them. One of them mentioned 1600
pages. That threw me for a loop and also convinced me I had to check it out.
I had to see what was in 1600 pages worth of content about SharePoint
Designer and I am really glad I did.
This book is about so much more than just the SharePoint Designer. It gives a
great overview of SharePoint 2010's architecture, covers how to make
modifications in the browser, ... (more)
This book is much more than just a cookbook with a bunch of recipes in it. I
have used plenty of cookbooks and they are never readable from cover to
cover. I usually just familiarize myself with the recipes that are available,
read the ones interesting to me at the time, and throw them on the shelf
until I need them. This one I have not been able to put down.
The author does a great job of mixing a traditional book with a recipe book.
Most chapters contain both background information and recipes. Some chapters
are mostly made up of recipes, and the first three chapters contain none... (more)