Book Review – Murach’s Java Servlets and JSP, 3rd Edition

Murach’s Java Servlets and JSP by Joel Murach andĀ Michael Urban provides a comprehensive coverage of all aspects related to Java Servlets and JSP. The book is divided into 4 sections spread across 23 chapters and two appendixes. Firstly, I would like to emphasize that the book is meant for those who already have good knowledge/base […]

Book Review – Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication

Red Gate recently released Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication authored by Dr. Sebastian Meine and it contains 14 chapters. While chapter 1 provides an overview of SQL Server Replication, Chapter 2 examines the steps required to configure basic replication setup such as setting up the distributor, publication and subscription. Chapter 3 examines the role […]

HeatMap AdAptive

Stuart Wider has recently released a brand new theme codenamed HeatMap AdAptive. This theme is entirely separate from his award winning HeatMap theme. According to Stuart, HeatMap AdAptive is a responsive WordPress theme inspired by Google Adsense placement recommendations. The theme has been designed for accurate rendering of your blog/site in not only PCs but […]

The Endless Story of Past, Present and Future Technology

Technology is changing fast. Imagine the situation existed in 1990’s. We used to work using a big desktop monitor with a huge CPU beneath it. There will be one slot for inserting floppy drives. The way in which we are learning today also changed with classes online. This means that now you can learn from […]

Book Review – SQL Server Transaction Log Management

SQL Server Transaction Log Management is divided into 9 chapters. Chapter 1 examines how SQL Server make use of the trasaction log, writing ahead logging, transactional consistency, controlling the size of the log including an outline of transaction log backup and restore. Chapter 2 covers virtual log files, log truncation and space reuse. While Chapter […]

Book Review – Murach MySQL

MySQL is employed by numerous websites as a backend to PHP based applications such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. You need not have to learn MySQL in order to work with these CMS scripts. MySQL is also widely employed by many other third party software applications and web sites. However, if you would like to […]

Programming Perl, 4th Edition

Adopted as the undisputed Perl bible soon after the first edition appeared in 1991, Programming Perl is still the go-to guide for this highly practical language. Perl began life as a super-fueled text processing utility, but quickly evolved into a general purpose programming language that’s helped hundreds of thousands of programmers, system administrators, and enthusiasts, […]

Book Review – Apprenticeship Patterns

Every software programmer begins their career as an Apprentice. Apprenticeship Patterns by Dave Hoover and Adevale Oshineye provides concrete steps for software apprentices. The format of the book is in the form of patterns and they are based on the real world experiences of the authors. Inside the Book Chapter 2 examines how to begin […]