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Definitive History of Atari - part 1

Advantages: Definitive, detailed and well researched
Disadvantages: Sloppy editing

Having been a hardcore Atari nut since the late 70′s when the VCS came out then moving through the various 8bits (400, 800, 130XE, 800XL), STs (520 STm, 4160STe, Mega STe, Falcon) etc, I was looking forward to this book immensely. The authors are well ...

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Review of Atari Inc Business is Fun - Curt Vendel, Marty Goldberg

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Beginning XNA 3.0 Game programming From Novice to Professional

Advantages: Depth of coverage, 3D and skeleton animation included.
Disadvantages: Writing style a little dour and dense

The title 'Beginning XNA 3.0 Game programming From Novice to Professional' seems a little incongruous. Beginner and Pro in the same title? It opens with target audiences, genres and the different roles in a game team. It also discusses game planning incl ...

ilaskey 25.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Beginning XNA 3.0 Game Programming - Jose Antonio Leal De Farias

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The "must have" book for serious Notes developers

Advantages: Well written and indexed reference to LotusScript and Java
Disadvantages: None

...This book is aimed at people who have been developing in LotusScript or Java within Lotus Notes - this book may not be for you if you are new to these programming environments. The book does not go into detail on good development techniques within Lot ...

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Review of Lotus Notes & Domino - Tim Bankes

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Worth a good look

Advantages: Lots of concise info about LotusScript and Java use within Notes/Domino
Disadvantages: thats all there is

...can in no way be classed as a learning tool for anyone trying to get into the world of Lotus Notes development. It’s one of those books that will sit on your desk for weeks, gather a little dust until your mind says “I’m sure there must be a ...

AdamCristos 07.08.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Lotus Notes & Domino - Tim Bankes

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Get With The Program

Advantages: Excellent guide to writing good code
Disadvantages: Case studies are tough to follow; very Java centric

I recently had a sudden and unexpected attack of motivation to learn stuff which manifested itself in the form of a newly purchased Safari Books subscription. Obviously with summer upon us the thing to do is invest money in something which requires time ...

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Review of Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship - Robert C. Martin

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