Category Archives: APress

Book reviews from the APress publisher.

Book review: Smart Home Automation with Linux

Last few days, I was looking for tools for building automation (I’m investigating the technology I may be using in my future home), so I borrowed this book. It seemed to be on a par with my ideal of home automation: Linux as a ground basis for steering the automation. Let’s see if it kept its promises.
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Book review: Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail

There are more stories of failed software projects than of failed insert_another_field projects. But why is that so? Of course, software management is young, contrary to the other fields, but there are a set of management practices that should help project managers in their jobs. Why are they failing? Is it because they are not applied? Because the field is really too young? Or something else?
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Book review: Beginning Python Visualization: Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts

Python can be used for many things, and is mainly known for the shell scripts people wrote. Shai Vangast proposes using the langage for data analysis and visualization.
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