Python for Data Analysis, second edition, Wes McKinney, O’Reilly, 2017
Python is the best language for analyzing large data sets, and Pandas is the best library for doing this. Wes is the creator of Pandas, so he has an intimate knowledge of the subject.
Continue reading “Python for Data Analysis”
Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart,
Rachel Botsman, Penguin, 2017 | First edition: November 2017.
Hundreds of years ago we only trusted people we knew in the village. A hundred years ago brands (think Heintz 57) were invented, and we trusted them. Now we trust the AirBnB host based on her reputation, presumably based on accumulated user reviews (why are they always 4.1 to 4.9?).
Continue reading “Who Can You Trust?”
Life 3.0 –
Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark, Knopf, 2017 | First edition.
This is a book about AI, and readable by the layman (might I say gripping). It is about the ‘AI-safety’ research specialty (nowadays you cannot simply research AI, you need to specialize).
Continue reading “Life 3.0”
66 Specific Ways to Debug Software and Systems by Diomidis Spinellis, Addison-Wesley, 2017
Programmers will want to read this book, and possibly keep it close by at all times.
Continue reading “Effective Debugging”
WTF – What’s the Future and Why It’s up to Us,
By Tim O’Reilly, 2017
This book redefines the unicorn concept to be not “a $1 billion startup”, but a rather a technology innovation which is surprising but affects the whole world.
An inspiring book, I will have more to say on this soon.
Continue reading “WTF – What’s the Future”
The 100-year Life – Living and Working in An Age of Longevity,
Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott, Bloomsbury Business, 2017
The three phase life (education, employment, retirement) is history now: gone forever. Maybe we will have (learn, work, rest, learn, work, rest…).
Or (learn, work/learn, work/learn, ..). I hope resting time can be in the mix occasionally. This change is due to the gig economy and longer life expectations. This book shows how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life.
Continue reading “100-year Life”
Effective SQL: 61 Specific Ways to Write Better SQL
By Viescas, John L.
Book – 2016
Continue reading “Effective SQL”
Way of the Web Tester: Automate Your Tests, Reduce Bugs, Increase Quality
By Rasmusson, Jonathan
Book – 2016
Hands-On Machine Learning With Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow: Techniques and Tools to Build Learning Machines, Aurélien Géron, O’Reilly, 2017
MCSA SQL Server 2016 Database Development Exam Ref 2-Pack : Exam Refs 70-761 And 70-762
Book – 2017