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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Open Source software seems for the young generation as sure as the sun rises. And even if I witnessed the emergence of Open Source, I more often than not forget that there was a time when Linux didn’t exist. This recent history brought us a lot, but we may only have handpicked some of this revolution’s fruit. Eric Raymond is one of the guys behind this revolution, and he took some time to think about the changes it brought.

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When faced with a new dataset, the issue is to find how it should be analyzed. A lot of books addresses the theoretical way of doing it, but this book gives practical clues to do it. Besides, it isn’t based on commercial tools like MATLAB, but on open source tools that can be freely downloaded on the Internet.

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If there is something we all should do in our jobs, it would be innovate. But sometimes, although we (try to) innovate, we don’t see the fruit of this hard work. Why? Is there something not right with the way we innovate?

Scott Berkun has released his second edition of the Myths of Innovation, and it tries to answer to these questions and more.

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Testing is one of the basis to create robust and correct code. O’Reilly has published in its “Beautiful” series a lot of books on different parts of the development process. This is the testing part.

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