This is the first time I will review a book on something I’m not familiar with at all. I’ve started now for more than two months a new job related to geophysics, and I had to catch up with my colleagues.
I’ve stopped studying geology ten years ago, so this is a review from someone who is learning geophysics and who wants to have a quick and global look on the different fields of geophysics.
Continue reading Book review: Fundamentals of Geophysics
Contrary to what the title may hint to, this book is an introduction to C++ and the Qt library. And in the process, the authors tried to teach some good practices through design patterns. So if you’re a good C++ or Qt programer, this book is not for you. If you’re a beginner, the answer is in my review.
Continue reading Book review: An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt4
I got this book from a partnership between http://www.developpez.com/ and O’Reilly. Thanks to both of them.
What defines “beautiful code”? How do people think a beautiful code should look like? This isn’t a simple question to answer, so this book asked several lead programmers (Ruby, Python, C, C++, Java, Perl, …) some beautiful code they wrote or they encountered. And if some want to answer “think about a robust, simple to extend code and that will be it” (and I would be one of them before I read the book), there are some code that would not fit this profile.
Continue reading Book review: Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think
After some general books on grid computation, I needed to change the subject of my readings a little bit. As Intel Threading Building Blocks always intrigued me, I chose the associated book.
Continue reading Book review: Intel Threading Building Blocks: Outfitting C++ for Multi-core Processor Parallelism
Peer-to-peer. These words are unleashing in France a fight between the legislators and the developers. And this old – I say old because it was written in 2001, and 7 years is old for a book on this topic – book presented me the issues debated in journals, blogs, … in a new way.
Continue reading Book review: Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies
I was looking for an introductory book on peer-to-peer (P2P) application and their application to grid computation. Web services was a bonus, as it is something I don’t usually play with.
Continue reading Book review: From P2P to Web Services and Grids: Peers In A Client/Server World
This book is different from the two last books I read. Indeed, it tackles a specific Python library, Twisted, and how to use it.
Continue reading Book review: Twisted: Network Programming Essentials
After Advanced Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing, I’m going to review another book from the same serie. As the title hints it, the goal of this book is to introduce the tools that may be used in parallel, grid and distributed computing. This is the layer above the architecture the last book presented.
Continue reading Book review: Tools and environments for parallel and distributed computing
This is my first review. I read this book some time ago but I still want to write about it because the topic is very interesting.
Continue reading Book review: Advanced Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing