When Computing Got Personal: A history of the desktop computer (Matt Publishing)
Thursday, 13 March 2014

How a handful of geeks and mavericks dragged the computer out of corporate back rooms and laboratories and into our living rooms and offices. It is a tale not only of extraordinary innovation and vision but also of cunning business deals, boardroom tantrums and acrimonious lawsuits. Here you will find some of the most intelligent and eccentric people you could hope to meet.

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Author: Matt Nicholson
Publisher: Matt Publishing
Date: February 20, 2014
Pages: 302
ISBN: 978-0992777418

 

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Core Python Applications Programming (3e)

Author: Wesley J Chun
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pages: 888
ISBN: 978-0132678209
Aimed at: Those who already know Python
Rating: 4.5
Pros: Highly practical
Cons: Doesn't go far enough
Reviewed by: Alex Armstrong

Lots of books that promise to get you started with a language but what do you read if you want to [ ... ]



Learning JavaScript

Author: Tim Wright
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Pages: 360
ISBN: 978-0321832740
Audience: Web designers wanting to become developers
Rating: 1
Reviewer: Ian Elliot

With the subtitle: A Hands-On Guide to the Fundamentals of Modern JavaScript this book promises quite a lot.


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