Accelerando

Just discovered this a while ago after installing and using FBReader on some of my Android devices. There apparently is a free eBook edition of “Accelerando” by Charles Stross. An interesting note from the web site for my and your entertainment…: “… “Accelerando” is a creature of its time, and that time is the late … Read moreAccelerando

In the beginning there was the … command line?

Re-occuring read on my pile of (electronic) books, yet as far as I can tell I never so far wrote about it: In the beginning there was the command line. Neal Stephenson, most likely known at least to some as author of novels such as “Snow Crash” (which might be considered a later cyberpunk classic … Read moreIn the beginning there was the … command line?

“Building microservices” re-visited and reflected…

It seems that “Building microservices” finally made it to general availability. Actually, I’ve been following the book quite a while now, signed up (and bought the ebook version) pretty early during its early-access phase, and, finally, am pretty pleased with what the result looks like…

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Reading “Programming The Semantic Web”

I’ve already been writing about one of Toby Segarans books in the past. Remembering these days, I have been pretty enthusiastic regarding both his style of writing and his style of providing people with knowledge. It’s nice seeing this happen again also dealing with another book of his, “Programming the semantic web”. At the moment, … Read moreReading “Programming The Semantic Web”

Reading “Java EE 6 Development With Netbeans 7”

I remember very well my first contacts with Java EE technologies during my studies: More than a decade earlier, Java EE still was branded “Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition”, out in its early 1.4 version, and dealing with it for the first time left me rather stunned, facing a plethora of technical acronyms, APIs and technological and architectural concepts. Back these days, I would surely have paid money to have a really good introductory textbook, unfortunately, there were few (none?) at this time. By now, this has considerably changed.

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Goedel, Escher, Bach und Schleifen

Aus überfälligem Anlaß Lese-Empfehlung: Wer den ultimativen Br***f*** sucht, wird mit diesem Werk seine helle Freude haben. “Gödel, Escher, Bach” von Douglas Hofstadter ist zwar kein Fachbuch (dafür ist Stil, Sprache, Methodik zu unkonventionell und absonderlich), aber nichtsdestotrotz eine Quelle von Inspirationen, ein Buch mit einer Dichte von Aha!-Erlebnissen pro Seite, die sich kaum überbieten … Read moreGoedel, Escher, Bach und Schleifen

“Programming Collective Intelligence”: Python, data mining, machine learning and a little more…

Simply put: “Programming Collective Intelligence” is one of the most outstanding publications related to IT and software development I’ve been reading in a while. Given some of our business use case, at the moment I am a little deeper into dealing with analyzing (and, subsequently) making decisions and suggestions out of data somehow linked to users in our environment (for the obvious reason of both making our work a little easier and making our users overall experience a little better), and browsing the table of content of this book made it seem worth a closer look. And, overally, after having a closer look, I was about to find out that this book indeed offers profound information on the issue I am dealing with – and way more beyond this scope…

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Der Ausdrucker: Wider die digitale Kluft!

Nicht viel Text, eigentlich nur ein Verweis auf ausdrucker.org: … Hier soll “das Internet” für Menschen schreiben, die selbst nicht im Internet sind. Deshalb heißt es auch “Der Ausdrucker”: Ich würde mich freuen, wenn die Leser Texte, die sie hier finden, für die Menschen in ihrer Umgebung ausdrucken. Dieses Blog möchte ich nicht alleine schreiben … Read moreDer Ausdrucker: Wider die digitale Kluft!