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Exodus: Empires at War: Book 1
Exodus: Empires at War: Book 1
Prix : CDN$ 5.25

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent series., Jan. 12 2014
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I was very sceptical when I started reading this book. This book needs better editing, and I was originally overwhelmed by how much stuff was being introduced (characters, places, ships). However, as the story went on, things came together, and now I feel deeply invested in this series.

I suggest readers give this book and the entire series serious consideration, even if they have misgivings about the writing / organization. Some of the things I really enjoyed were i) the amount of detail about ground and space battles (of which this series has many!); ii) the details behind the thinking of strategy / tactics that comes up when battles happen, or characters are forced to make snap decisions while doing battle, and; iii) the foreshadowing of several overarching story arcs.

I have now read all the books thus far released in this series and can't wait for the next one. The writing and organization only improves as the story goes along, and characters and their arcs introduced early on start to come together.

SPARC Architecture, Assembly Language Programming, and C (2nd Edition)
SPARC Architecture, Assembly Language Programming, and C (2nd Edition)
by Richard Paul
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 187.58
19 used & new from CDN$ 111.60

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great for learning, Aug. 16 2008
This book is great for newcomers to assembly programming. The SPARC architecture has a beautiful assembly language which really makes this book more enjoyable to read.

However, as reading material, you need to *want* to learn assembly to really get the most out of this book. Also, the code examples make heavy use of the m4 macro language. Some of the macros that the book develops can be cryptic at times and so I suggest than any reader gets used to the language and really explores macro programming (even though excessive use of macros is shunned).

Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
by Michael T. Goodrich
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Okay as a reference but not as a tool for learning, Aug. 12 2008
This book was, at times, painful to read. The sections on dynamic programming were poorly explained and many of the mathematical proofs are dense.

Code was usually broken down into two parts: clear and concise pseudo-code (Python-like) and then large sections of poorly formatted and sometimes erroneous Java.

As a book meant to introduce readers to abstract data types and algorithms, I felt that this book assumed too much by acting as a reference for the initiated rather than a guide for newcomers.

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