Books http://www.linuxjournal.com/taxonomy/term/825/all en V. Anton Spraul's Think Like a Programmer, Python Edition http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/v-anton-sprauls-think-programmer-python-edition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/v-anton-sprauls-think-programmer-python-edition" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12223f5.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="265" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> What is programming? Sure, it consists of syntax and the assembly of code, but it is essentially a means to solve problems. To study programming, then, is to study the art of problem solving, and a new book from V. Anton Spraul, <em>Think Like a Programmer</em>, Python Edition, is a guide to sharpening skills in both spheres.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/v-anton-sprauls-think-programmer-python-edition"> more>></a></span></p> Books Products Programming python Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:22:35 +0000 James Gray 1339498 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Zed A. Shaw's Learn Python 3 the Hard Way http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/zed-shaws-learn-python-3-hard-way <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/zed-shaws-learn-python-3-hard-way" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12217f6.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="261" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Author Zed A. Shaw makes a simple promise in his <em>Hard Way</em> series of books from publisher <a href="http://awprofessional.com">Addison-Wesley Professional</a>: "It'll be hard at first.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/zed-shaws-learn-python-3-hard-way"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/zed-shaws-learn-python-3-hard-way#comments Books Products Programming python Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:51:05 +0000 James Gray 1339474 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Read a Book in the Blink of an Eye! http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/read-book-blink-eye <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/read-book-blink-eye" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12153blinkf1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="95" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I love reading. Sadly, the 24 hours I get per day seems to be inadequate for the tasks I need to accomplish. That might change as my teenagers turn into college kids and then begin to start families of their own. For now, however, between drama class and basketball practice, it seems like it takes about 30 hours to accomplish a 24-hour day.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/read-book-blink-eye"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/read-book-blink-eye#comments Books Mobile Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:19:46 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339455 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Gabriel Ford, Sadie Ford and Melissa Ford's Hello, Scratch! http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/gabriel-ford-sadie-ford-and-melissa-fords-hello-scratch <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/gabriel-ford-sadie-ford-and-melissa-fords-hello-scratch" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12202f6.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="251" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In the new book <em>Hello, Scratch</em>! (published by <a href="https://www.manning.com">Manning Publications</a>), parents and kids work together to learn programming skills, but not in just any old way. They create new versions of old retro-style arcade games with the Scratch open-source visual programming language from the MIT Media Lab. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/gabriel-ford-sadie-ford-and-melissa-fords-hello-scratch"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/gabriel-ford-sadie-ford-and-melissa-fords-hello-scratch#comments Books Education gaming Products Programming Scratch Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:22:27 +0000 James Gray 1339450 at http://www.linuxjournal.com J. and K. Fidler's Cut the Cord, Ditch the Dish, and Take Back Control of Your TV (Iron Violin Press) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/j-and-k-fidlers-cut-cord-ditch-dish-and-take-back-control-your-tv-iron-violin-press <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/j-and-k-fidlers-cut-cord-ditch-dish-and-take-back-control-your-tv-iron-violin-press" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12187f7.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="267" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prospective TV cable-cutters, even those with technical abilities, often are flummoxed in the face of choosing between all of the content options and new technologies available. Reliable sources of complete and neutral information in this space are hard to find, and the fun evaporates rapidly when you're faced with hours of stumbling through forums and strings of searches. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/j-and-k-fidlers-cut-cord-ditch-dish-and-take-back-control-your-tv-iron-violin-press"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/j-and-k-fidlers-cut-cord-ditch-dish-and-take-back-control-your-tv-iron-violin-press#comments Books Products TV Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:05:09 +0000 James Gray 1339427 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Omesh Tickoo and Ravi Iyer's Making Sense of Sensors (Apress) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/omesh-tickoo-and-ravi-iyers-making-sense-sensors-apress <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/omesh-tickoo-and-ravi-iyers-making-sense-sensors-apress" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12168f5.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="285" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In today's data-driven world, we are surrounded by sensors collecting various types of data about us and our world.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/omesh-tickoo-and-ravi-iyers-making-sense-sensors-apress"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/omesh-tickoo-and-ravi-iyers-making-sense-sensors-apress#comments Big Data Books IOT Mobile Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:20:26 +0000 James Gray 1339366 at http://www.linuxjournal.com William Gurstelle's ReMaking History, Volume 3 (Maker Media, Inc.) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/william-gurstelles-remaking-history-volume-3-maker-media-inc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/william-gurstelles-remaking-history-volume-3-maker-media-inc" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12150f4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="186" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In William Gurstelle's <em>ReMaking History</em> series from <a href="http://oreilly.com">Maker Media, Inc.</a>, readers get exponentially closer to the inventors who shaped our modern world compared to other histories of technology.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/william-gurstelles-remaking-history-volume-3-maker-media-inc"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/william-gurstelles-remaking-history-volume-3-maker-media-inc#comments Books Products Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:55:52 +0000 James Gray 1339318 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Brent Laster's Professional Git (Wrox) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/brent-lasters-professional-git-wrox <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/brent-lasters-professional-git-wrox" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12131f7.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="252" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> More than 40% of software developers use the massively popular software development tool Git as their primary source control tool. Those new to the Git fold who are looking for a professional, up-to-date guide to get them rolling have a new resource in Brent Laster's new book <em>Professional Git</em>. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/brent-lasters-professional-git-wrox"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/brent-lasters-professional-git-wrox#comments Books git Products software development Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:51:52 +0000 James Gray 1339296 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Gordon H. Williams' Making Things Smart (Maker Media, Inc.) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/gordon-h-williams-making-things-smart-maker-media-inc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/gordon-h-williams-making-things-smart-maker-media-inc" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12120f6.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="253" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Pretty much anything in the <a href="http://oreilly.com">O'Reilly</a> spin-off Make: series is like catnip to us Linux cats, and the new book <em>Making Things Smart</em> is no exception. The book is subtitled <em>Easy Embedded ARM Programming For Transforming Everyday Objects Into Intelligent Machines</em> and is authored by Gordon H. Williams. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/gordon-h-williams-making-things-smart-maker-media-inc"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/gordon-h-williams-making-things-smart-maker-media-inc#comments Books Cool Projects Embedded Products Progamming Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:48:27 +0000 James Gray 1339266 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Dave Taylor and Brandon Perry's Wicked Cool Shell Scripts (No Starch Press) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/dave-taylor-and-brandon-perrys-wicked-cool-shell-scripts-no-starch-press <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/dave-taylor-and-brandon-perrys-wicked-cool-shell-scripts-no-starch-press" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12109f1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="264" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The new second edition of Dave Taylor and Brandon Perry's classic <em>Wicked Cool Shell Scripts</em>, published by <a href="http://nostarch.com">No Starch Press</a>, features a smorgasbord of favorite scripts and 23 brand-new ones. Subtitled <em>101 Scripts for Linux, OS X, and UNIX Systems</em>, Taylor and Perry's guide features a collection of useful, customizable and fun shell scripts<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/dave-taylor-and-brandon-perrys-wicked-cool-shell-scripts-no-starch-press"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/dave-taylor-and-brandon-perrys-wicked-cool-shell-scripts-no-starch-press#comments Books Products Programming Shell Scripting Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:45:59 +0000 James Gray 1339241 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Bruce Nikkel's Practical Forensic Imaging (No Starch Press) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/bruce-nikkels-practical-forensic-imaging-no-starch-press <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/bruce-nikkels-practical-forensic-imaging-no-starch-press" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12098f8.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="264" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Forensic image acquisition is an important part of the process of after-the-fact incident response and evidence collection. Digital forensic investigators acquire, preserve and manage digital evidence as part of criminal and civil court cases; they examine violations of organizational policy; and they analyze cyber attacks. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/bruce-nikkels-practical-forensic-imaging-no-starch-press"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/bruce-nikkels-practical-forensic-imaging-no-starch-press#comments Books Forensics Products Security Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:37:47 +0000 James Gray 1339237 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Elizabeth K. Joseph and Matt Fischer's Common OpenStack Deployments http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/elizabeth-k-joseph-and-matt-fischers-common-openstack-deployments <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/elizabeth-k-joseph-and-matt-fischers-common-openstack-deployments" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12078f7.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="261" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Public and private clouds typically are built and integrated using OpenStack technology. Professionals seeking guidance on this important topic should investigate Elizabeth K.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/elizabeth-k-joseph-and-matt-fischers-common-openstack-deployments"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/elizabeth-k-joseph-and-matt-fischers-common-openstack-deployments#comments Books Cloud OpenStack Products Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:45:26 +0000 James Gray 1339206 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Jose Dieguez Castro's Introduction to Linux Distros (Apress) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/jose-dieguez-castros-introduction-linux-distros-apress <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/jose-dieguez-castros-introduction-linux-distros-apress" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/bookcover.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="100" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Although Linux always has been a diverse ecosystem, once upon a time, just a handful of Linux distributions, or distros, existed. Do you recall Yggrasil, Trans-Ameritech and the original S.u.S.E. (which begat SuSE, SUSE and openSUSE)? Today, literally hundreds of Linux flavors exist, each with its own unique offerings. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/jose-dieguez-castros-introduction-linux-distros-apress"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/jose-dieguez-castros-introduction-linux-distros-apress#comments Books Distributions Products Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:55:00 +0000 James Gray 1339147 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Bruce Douglass' Agile Systems Engineering (Published by Morgan Kaufmann) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/bruce-douglass-agile-systems-engineering-published-morgan-kaufmann <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/bruce-douglass-agile-systems-engineering-published-morgan-kaufmann" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11980f2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="246" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/large-550px-centered/u1000009/11980f2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache-large-550px-centered" /> <p> System engineers in aerospace, defense, automotive, transportation and rail, not to mention embedded software developers across disciplines, will be drawn to the ideas in Dr Bruce Douglass' new book <em>Agile Sy</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/content/bruce-douglass-agile-systems-engineering-published-morgan-kaufmann"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/bruce-douglass-agile-systems-engineering-published-morgan-kaufmann#comments Books Products Systems Engineering Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000 James Gray 1339026 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Practical Books for the Most Technical People on the Planet http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/practical-books-most-technical-people-planet-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/practical-books-most-technical-people-planet-0" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/gg3.jpg" alt="GeekGuide technical books" title="GeekGuide technical books" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="134" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><cite>Linux Journal</cite> editors are proud to introduce GeekGuides-- practical ebooks for the most technical people on the planet.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/practical-books-most-technical-people-planet-0"> more>></a></span> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/practical-books-most-technical-people-planet-0#comments Books GeekGuide Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:25:30 +0000 LJ Staff 1338748 at http://www.linuxjournal.com