Take Control of Your Online Privacy provides an introduction to the main elements of online privacy, reviewing why we need it in the first place (even if we don’t have anything to hide), what are the main threats to it, and what are the most effective strategies and tools to preserve it.
Tabletop photography, by Cyrill Harnischmacher, gives the reader a clear introduction on how to take product shots in a studio environment. But above this, the book provides extensive details to help readers create their own tabletop photography studio without spending much in gear and materials.
Code simplicity is a well written essay about the fundamental rules of software design, a good read especially for novice programmers, and a nice reminder about what really does matter when writing good software for more experience developers.
This is one of these moments that, despite being expected for a long time, end up really impacting you when they finally arrive. Steve Jobs passed away today. I am not the kind of person who like to exalt individual characters. It is always the case that behind the character there is always a group of people that help realizing their dreams. I am not even a long term mac advocate, nor a fanboy. I started using mac back in 2002, when OSX was mature enough and I was getting increasingly tired of the other OS alternatives. And I will of course change again when the alternatives catch up and surpass what Apple provides nowadays.
This book provides readers with a quite comprehensive introduction to extracting and analyzing information from Twitter. While it is expected that the reader is somewhat familiar with the different Twitter APIs, the author does a fantastic job at presenting strategies for crawling and mining data using python and some additional and freely available third party libraries.