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Books & Movies

Sometimes we read books and watch movies. This is what we thought.

A reason why Larry Ullman is awesome

So, if you’re interested in developing with PHP, you should really check out the Yii Framework. And if you like what you see, I strongly recommend Larry Ullman’s Yii Book. While still in the making, you can buy it now and receive the updates as Larry writes and revises the chapters.

Larry Ullman’s Yii Framework book

While googling Larry Ullman’s book on the Yii framework recently, I found that it wasn’t prominent in the search results, so lets boost its SEO! :D If you like developing with PHP, Yii is definitely worth a look. The Yii Book is a good resource and example-filled manual covering the Yii Framework.

A Brief History of Infinity

We human beings have trouble with infinity. Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad contemplating its nature and complexity – and yet it is a concept now routinely used by schoolchildren. In this highly entertaining and stimulating history, Brian Clegg takes us on a tour of that borderland between the extremely large and the ultimate, from Archimedes counting the grains of sand that would fill the universe, to the latest theories on the physical reality of the infinite.

Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

A great book that introduces the reader to several programming language paradigms. While it has received some criticism for not adequately covering any language in detail or with much formality, that was never the intent of the book. What I came away with was a solid introduction to the syntax, semantics, and features of each language introduced – the keyword being introduced – leaving the reader with exposure and understanding of what each language is about should he or she wish to continue learning about any of the languages covered.