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Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Price: $30.63

4.0 out of 5 stars Compulsory reading, April 19, 2016
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This should be compulsory reading for all programmers. Although highly opinionated, applying the principles and practices here will make any programmer more productive than they might otherwise be.

It is a shame that there are not examples in a more accessible language though. A Python version would get five stars.


Bolt Action Military Rifles of the World; The Full-Color Guide to All Your Favorite Vintage and Surplus Rifles
Bolt Action Military Rifles of the World; The Full-Color Guide to All Your Favorite Vintage and Surplus Rifles
by Stuart C. Mowbray
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $69.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, February 16, 2016
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Great read with lots of good info. Nice on the coffee table.


Care, Cleaning & Sportsmanship
Care, Cleaning & Sportsmanship
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just about worth reading, February 2, 2016
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A useful guide, probably particularly useful if you own an AR15 or similar (I don't so can't be certain but the advice looked sound). Somewhat repetitive and padded with anecdotes which may or may not be of interest to any given reader - probably not unless you are involved in the US shooting circles the author moves in.


The Martian
The Martian

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable and rewarding read, October 22, 2015
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An excellent read. Should be on everyone's reading list. It teaches the value of scientific knowledge, teamwork and attitude in the context of an exciting story of survival against the odds.


In the Light of What We Know
In the Light of What We Know

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, August 18, 2015
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The overly wordy style obscures and devalues a fascinating character and some insightful thought.


Rosewill Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue Switches (RK-9000V2)
Rosewill Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue Switches (RK-9000V2)
Price: $88.93
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for programming, July 30, 2015
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For me this is really five stars because I work in my own office with no-one to hear the keys. Superb action, perfect weight and comfortable whether typing 100+wpm or gaming.

The feel is really excellent - hard to describe, but it eliminates partially struck keys leading to missed characters and contributes to reducing transpositions.

On the downside, the keyboard is very loud so you'll annoy people if you work in a shared environment and the weight of the action takes a little getting used to.


Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.5
Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.5
Price: $19.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful read, July 5, 2014
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Almost entirely appropriate to 1.6 too. Very useful to any beginner/intermediate Django developer.


JavaScript: The Good Parts
JavaScript: The Good Parts
by Douglas Crockford
Edition: Paperback
Price: $21.04
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Less bad Javascript, December 19, 2013
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This is a short mostly concise book with some very useful insights into Javascript. I find Douglas's writing entertaining and the code examples compelling.

-1 for the regex digression and -1 because the idioms he expounds, while very useful and powerful seem to jar in the real world when I try to make use of them because I'm obliged to make use of existing javascript frameworks such as jquery.


Pro Django (Expert's Voice in Web Development)
Pro Django (Expert's Voice in Web Development)
by Marty Alchin
Edition: Paperback
Price: $49.99
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hastily done but contains a few gems, August 30, 2013
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More a collection of examples that dig unusually deeply into the Django framework than a serious overview or reference text but it has a nice description of the model implementation and contains enough of interest to be worth the money to any serious django developer.

The second edition has been put out a little hastily and there are quite a few typos and formatting errors which jar and can sometimes be confusing.


Catching Fire
Catching Fire

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for 8-12 year olds, March 11, 2012
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While I found the dialog a little stilted and the characters and background somewhat thin, my boys (aged 8 and 10) loved it. Its a great trilogy for getting kids to enjoy reading.


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