I had to wonder. In my previous computer science positions, my coworkers were rarely computer scientist majors. They had a varied background, like chemistry, and I have myself an odd background (majored in signal processing, digital electronics and automation, then music and also a PhD in machine learning in partnership with a neuroscience lab).

In finance, lots of people are finance first and only, and they take everything at face value. Then came Epstein’s book. Could it explain what I was seeing?

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I played with JavaScript before the web 2.0, so there are many things I didn’t know about JavaScript. We see lots of performance tests in browser tests, server-side JS, but if you don’t know the language, you are limited in your understanding. But if you just know the language, and nothing about client- or server-side applications?

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What’s the common point between the questions of cryptography (US and Australia), vaccines (and link to disease), vitamin C (to cure cancer), spending thousands on power cables for your sound system? Some people use their non-knowledge to bully experts. And I think this book answers the question of why this happens.

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On my quest for a good Flask book, I saw this book from Tarek Ziade. We are more or less of the same generation, both from France and he wrote a far better introductory book to Python in French than mine. He also founded the French Python community (AFPY), so I always had a huge respect for the guy. And the book was appetizing.

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I’m thinking of writing a Web service for a project of mine. For this purpose, I wanted to learn Flask (and a bunch of other technologies), as Flask seems well established and well documented. This is a book from Packt that agglomerates 3 previously released books. One of the main questions is the relevance of them as the Flask API evolves.

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