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 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.
This book contains a fantastic first glance at the R language and its possibilities for statistical data analysis. The book is targeted to the new R programmer, and assumes just a basic knowledge of statistics. Easy to read, it provides readers with the basics to start working with this exciting language. Its main disadvantage: it is just too short and leaves the reader wanting more.