Stop. Take a moment or two to look away from this review and at your surroundings. If you are reading this outside on a smart device (tablet, phone etc..) you may see roads, power cables and cell towers. If you are indoors you probably have electricity, internet connectivity and water flowing into your building (in … Continue reading Engineering In Plain Sight – Book Review
“Don’t let fear get in the way and don’t be afraid to say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I don’t understand’ – no question is a dumb question.” (Margaret Hamilton) The title "The History Of The Computer" makes me think of a heavy, hardback book filled with pages of text and no pictures. The type of … Continue reading The History Of The Computer -Book Review
Hacking: The Art Of Exploitation (2nd Edition) was released back in 2008, written by Jon Erickson and published by No Starch Press. I originally received a copy as part of a Humble Bundle and purchased physical copy in 2019 (19th printing!), off the bat that should show how much I enjoy this book. The book … Continue reading Hacking: The Art of Exploitation – Book Review (Security)
Machine learning is a very big field for both amateur and professional computer scientists. This depth can make accessing the topic, which is dynamic and fast moving, seem complicated. Thankfully Ronald T. Kneusel has stepped up with a book to not only introduce the topic but also to lay the groundwork with skills to help … Continue reading Practical Deep Learning – Book Review (Python)
Over recent years my skills with the Python language have grown. This has been down to self-learning, online courses and several excellent books. However, at times I get the feeling that my Python skills are lacking the finesse and finish that other programmers have. Is it because my skills are missing something? If you get … Continue reading Beyond The Basic Stuff With Python – Book Review (Python)
However, I also have periods where a form of writer’s block kicks in and wonder, “What else could I use Python for?”. As if by magic, Lee Vaughan has answered with “Real World Python” which contains examples of real-world problems being answered by Python and then expands on the solutions with fun challenge projects and further reading.