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Think Functionally to Simplify Code

By Simon St. Laurent
September 18, 2013

Functional programming keeps growing. While it has long been a popular topic in academic circles, and many of my CS-educated friends wonder why it took me so long to discover it, the shift in approach that functional programming requires made …

Insights on speaking, writing, and working with MongoDB

By Ann Spencer
July 22, 2013

At a recent MongoDB SF event, I had a chance to meet Rick Copeland. He was in town and stopped by the event to sign copies of his book, MongoDB Applied Design Patterns. While I am not Rick’s editor, I approached …

How you can stop trashing PHP code

By Rachel Roumeliotis
April 25, 2013

William Sanders (@williebegoode) is a Professor of Interactive Information Technology at the University of Hartford and author of over 40 technical books! His latest book with us is Learning PHP Design Patterns. We recently sat down to talk about design …

Reading experience and mobile design

By Travis Alber
December 5, 2012

It’s all about user experience. Once you get past whether a book is available on a particular reading platform, the experience is the distinguishing factor. How do you jump back to the table of contents? How do you navigate to …


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