Book Reviews


Hadoop expert Tom White wrote Hadoop: The Definitive Guide for programmers and administrators, demonstrating how Hadoop allows you to analyze large data sets, "build reliable, scalable, distributed systems," and "learn how to set up and run Hadoop clusters." In this book White includes case studies and problems, with illustrations of specific solutions in Hadoop.

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Tom White

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 10: 0-596-52197-9

ISBN 13: 9780596521974

US$ 44.99, UK£ 30.99

JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery

Based on the premise that "separation of presentation (CSS), markup (XHTML), and script (JavaScript and Ajax) in web pages is a crucial direction in web development …," York demonstrates how to use jQuery, a JavaScript library, to reduce the amount of code in browser applications.

Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery

Richard York

Wrox, 2009

ISBN 13: 978-0-470-22779-4

US$ 44.99, UK£ 29.99

Drupal 6 Content Administration

The author specifically targets content administrators in this introductory book for maintaining and editing Drupal-based websites. The book is not written to teach readers how to build websites, but it covers how to create elements such as "teasers, links, images, embedded sound, embedded video, [and] PDFs," as well as how to optimize sites for search engines.

Drupal 6 Content Administration

J. Ayen Green

Packt Publishing, 2009

ISBN 10: 1847198562

ISBN 13: 978-1-847198-56-3

US$ 39.99, UK£ 24.99

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