Books

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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

You should learn a programming language every year, as recommended by The Pragmatic Programmer. But if one per year is good, how about Seven Languages in Seven Weeks? In this book you’ll get a hands-on tour of Clojure, Haskell, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, and Ruby. Whether or not your favorite language is on that list, you’ll broaden your perspective of… Read more →

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Hello, Android

Google’s Android is shaking up the mobile market in a big way. With Android, you can write programs that run on any compatible cell phone in the world. It’s a mobile platform you can’t afford not to learn, and this book gets you started. This third edition covers all Android versions from Android 1.5 to Android 2. Read more →

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Wheels by Arthur Hailey

The automotive industry in the early 1970s – a time of race relations as well as car-builidng is ripe for Hailey’s book. Sure, several parts of it are hacked on (particularly, the automotive dealer part of the book), but the insights are good. Hailey does his research and always comes up with the idea that there are no easy answers.… Read more →

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Hotel by Arthur Hailey

Hotel is a 1965 novel by Arthur Hailey. It is the story of an independent New Orleans hotel, the St. Gregory, and its management’s struggle to regain profitability and avoid being assimilated into the O’Keefe chain of hotels. The St. Gregory is supposedly based on the Roosevelt Hotel. The novel was adapted into a movie in 1967, and in 1983… Read more →