|May Week 4|
|Written by Editor|
|Saturday, 28 May 2022|
Our weekly digest lists the week's news, new titles added to our Book Watch Archive and our weekly book review. This week's first featured article comes from Fundamental C: Getting Closer to the Machine and looks at Expressions. The second is "The Fundamentals of Pointers" in which Mike James demystifies a sophisticated abstraction that can be confusing.
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Ian Stirk concludes his review with:
This book aims to help you reduce your Azure costs, and undoubtedly succeeds. The topic is important to both bill payers and the planet.
Many options are provided for reducing your Azure bill, focusing on right-sizing, cleanup, and reservations. The book is generally easy to read, with useful discussions, diagrams, example workflows, and links for further information. Some of the initial chapters, might feel a bit dry to a technologist, but stick with it, they provide useful background for the core middle chapters.
Added to Book Watch
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From the I Programmer Library
Published this month:
This is the second of our Something Completely Different titles that look at what makes Python special and sets it apart from other programming languages. These books aren’t for the complete beginner and some familiarity with both object-oriented programming and Python is assumed. The first in the series, Programmer’s Python: Everything is an Object, about to be available in its second edition, reveals how Python has a unique and unifying approach with regards to class and objects. Following the same philosophy the language also treats data in a distinctly Pythonic way. What we have in Python are data objects that are very usable and very extensible. From the unlimited precision integers, referred to as bignums, through the choice of a list to play the role of the array, to the availability of the dictionary as a built-in data type, Python behaves differently to other languages and this book is what you need to help you make the most of these special features. There are also complete chapters on Boolean logic, dates and times, regular expressions and bit manipulation.
Programmers think differently from non-programmers, they see and solve problems in a way that the rest of the world doesn't. In this book Mike James takes programming concepts and explains what the skill involves and how a programmer goes about it. In each case, Mike looks at how we convert a dynamic process into a static text that can be understood by other programmers and put into action by a computer. If you're a programmer, his intent is to give you a clearer understanding of what you do so you value it even more.
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