Android Hacker’s Handbook By Drake, Joshua J./ Lanier, Zach/ Mulliner, Collin/ Oliva, Pau/ Ridley, Stephen (Book – 2013)
Security pro’s tasked with mobile security will want to read this excellent book. Also, programmers of Android applications will want to read it.
What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us By Kawasaki, Guy (Book – 2013)
Guy is a great writer and a Marketing god.
Plato at the Googleplex Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away By Goldstein, Rebecca – 2014
My Google Chromebook By Miller, Michael – 2013
A user guide. I am hoping they will show how to load Ubuntu onto it, but there is not much chance. When I get a look at the book I will update this.
This slim laptop would be great for an ultra-portable Ubuntu machine, with its SSD for quick booting. The Intel based model is the best choice, but it is unfortunately not available here in Canada. The Atom based model is cheap and can run Ubuntu, but cannot run a few useful closed-source packages. There is also an expensive model with a hi-res display that Linus uses, but again: not available.
Programming Google App Engine, Dan Sanderson, O’Reilly, 2012
Programmers will like this book. If you want a scalable web app written in Java or Python then the Google app hosting platform is for you. This book explains the architecture and shows how to program to the API. Your app will be responding to requests and generating responses as normal. The big difference is the DB API, because the DB is not relational and does not use SQL. 500 pages.
The Guide to Google Places – Get your Local Business on the Map and Let your Prospects Find You! Kevin Wichtendahl, 2011
This slim book is required reading for retailer business owners.
How Google Tests Software, James Whittaker, – 2012
Search inside Yourself – Google’s Guide to Enhancing Productivity, C, Chade-meng Tan, 2012
Meng, Google’s welcomer and Jolly Good Guy, teaches mindfulness, the path to achieving success and happiness. Hardcover, 250 pages.
The Rough Guide to Cloud Computing, Peter Buckley, – 2010
This tiny book is a user guide to web sites such as Boxee, Google, Delicious, Facebook, Picasa, and Stumbleupon. It covers about 100 sites. The title is poorly chosen. Do not expect to learn about business systems.
The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – A Genealogist’s Guide to the Most Powerful Free Online Research Tools Available!, Lisa Cooke, – 2011
Anyone who uses Google will want to dip into this very gentle introduction to searching using Google. You need not be a Genealogist. Large format, 200 pages.