Book Review: Java EE 7 Performance Tuning and Optimization

This is a review of the book Java EE 7 Performance Tuning and Optimization What is this book about? As the title clearly suggests, this book deals with Performance Tuning. It focuses on tuning, monitoring and optimizing the performance of Java EE applications in particular. It starts off with basics of Performance Tuning and gives us […]

Continue reading


Book Review: Java EE 7 with GlassFish4 Application Server

This is a review of the book Java EE 7 with GlassFish 4 Application Server    What is this book about? The book is a fast paced tutorial for Java EE 7. It focuses on covering the foundational Java EE specifications including brand new standards in Java EE 7 as well as the exiting specifications […]

Continue reading


Book Review: EJB 3 in Action, Second Edition

This is a review of the book EJB 3 in Action, Second Edition What is this book about? This book is essentially about EJB 3 with a prime focus on the latest version i.e. EJB 3.2. The book is aligned with the latest version of Java EE i.e. Java EE 7 and its related specifications, APIs and standards. It serves […]

Continue reading


Book Review: Designing Better Maps; A Guide for GIS Users

Title: Designing Better Maps; A Guide for GIS UsersAuthor: Cynthia A. BrewerPublisher: ESRI PressYear: 2016Aimed at: GIS/Map Designers – beginnerAvailable from: www.wordery.com “Lightness to enhance hierarchy, hue to enhance qualitative differences.” This book is the perfect companion for anyone beginning their GIS adventure and can even teach a trick or two to those seasoned professionals. I remember back to my GIS […]

Continue reading


Book Review: The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Vol. 2: Spatial Measurements & Statistics

Title: The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Vol. 2: Spatial Measurements & StatisticsAuthor: Andy MitchellPublisher: ESRI PressYear: 2005Aimed at: GIS/Analysts/Map Designers – intermediatePurchased from: www.wordery.com This textbook acts as companion text for GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook (for ArcGIS 10.3.x) where you can match up the chapters in each book. Although not a necessity, I would recommend using both texts in tandem […]

Continue reading


Book Review: The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Vol. 1: Geographic Patterns & Relationships

Title: The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Vol. 1: Geographic Patterns & RelationshipsAuthor: Andy MitchellPublisher: ESRI PressYear: 1999Aimed at: GIS/Analysts/Map Designers – beginnerPurchased from: www.wordery.com This textbook is a companion text for GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook (for ArcGIS 10.3.x) where you can match up the chapters in each book. Although not a necessity, I would recommend using both texts in […]

Continue reading


Book Review: Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases [eBook]

Title: Learning ArcGIS GeodatabasesAuthor: Hussein NasserPublisher: Packt PublishingYear: 2014Aimed at: ArcGIS – beginner to advancedPurchased from: www.packtpub.com After using MapInfo for four years my familiarity with ArcGIS severely declined. The last time I utilised ArcGIS in employment shapefiles were predominantly used but I knew geodatabases were the way forward. If they were going to play a big part in future employment […]

Continue reading


Book Review: Python Scripting for ArcGIS by Paul A. Zandbergen

Title: Python Scripting for ArcGISAuthor: Paul A. ZanbergenPublisher: ESRI PressYear: 2013Aimed at: Python/ArcPy – beginners, ArcGIS – knowledgeablePurchased from: www.bookdepository.com This book is a fantastic stepping stone for beginners into the enchanted world of ArcPy. ArcPy is a Python site package that provides access to the extensive set of geoprocessing tools available in ArcGIS. Besides […]

Continue reading


Book Review: Learning QGIS by Anita Graser [eBook]

Title: Learning QGIS (Second Edition)Author: Anita GraserPublisher: Packt PublishingYear: 2014Aimed at: QGIS – beginner, GIS/Python – knowledgeablePurchased from: www.packtpub.com My New Years resolution is to upgrade skills and software knowledge instead of sitting in front of a TV for hours on end (we’ll see how long this lasts). About six years ago I installed QGIS on […]

Continue reading


Einstein: His Life and Universe

I just finished to read this book and there are few aspects I really enjoyed. It was a long book that the master of biographies (Walter Isaacson) wrote based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein. I liked to learn about Einstein personality and his private life as well as his academic achievements. His imaginative and […]

Continue reading