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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Brilliant HTML5 & CSS3

Author: Josh Hill & James A Brannan
Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2011
Pages: 312
ISBN: 978-0273747123
Aimed at: Novice web developers
Rating: 3
Pros: Suitable for beginners
Cons: Latest standards patched in
Reviewed by: Ian Elliot

HTML5 and CSS3 are the latest standards. Does this book do them justice?



Introduction to Search with Sphinx

Author: Andrew Aksyonoff
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pages: 146
ISBN: 978-0596809553
Aimed at: Web developers interested in text search
Rating: 3
Pros: Good introduction to text search
Cons: Limited technical coverage, lacks an index
Reviewed by: Ian Elliot

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