Monthly Archives: February 2011

Review of PayPal APIs: Up and Running

Always thought PayPal needed it’s own dedicated book and here it is. Michael Balderas provides a concise book (yes it’s a bit small) that details how to use the PayPal API, working with PHP and Objective-C (although I doubt the relativity of … Continue reading

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Lay off Apple’s Subscriptions model

This is an open letter, in response to Engadget’s article titled Apple’s new subscription policy ‘smacks of greed’, something that has irritated me, looking at hatred pointed at Apple, unjustly. Call me a fanboy or whatever, but let’s look at the facts. … Continue reading

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Skype video for Android? Yeah right

  I have noticed people winging over the past few months about why the Skype for iPhone is making strides in terms of what it is offering, such as video calls etc, while the Android version seems to remain stagnant and … Continue reading

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Review of Data Source Handbook | Peter Warden

A concise reference ‘cookbook’ guide for developers who want to integrate ‘free’ public data into their website or application, Pete Warden provides a guide to the APIs. The organisation of the book is quite logical, based on the subject of data … Continue reading

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Review of SQL Pocket Guide

Pretty much a ‘cookbook’, is why I decided to review this book, being a big fan of other O’Reilly cookbooks. I am not one to want to read up on basics when you have to skip pages and chapters. With … Continue reading

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Review of “Consuming Web Services on the iPhone” O’Reilly video

This is the first O’Reilly video I have reviewed, after mostly being a book reader. Unlike going to sites like Lynda.com to get out whole courses, this is a concise set of videos that total up to 1-2 hours, that … Continue reading

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Review of” iOS 4 Programming Cookbook Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps

  iOS 4 Programming Cookbook Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps By Vandad NahavandipoorUpdate One of my most anticipated sort of book, a cookbook for iOS. After falling in love with other Cookbooks, such as the Flex and … Continue reading

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