Mule in Action, Second Edition by David Dossot, John D’Emic, and Victor Romero

Mule in Action is an outstanding book covering the concepts and features of Mule ESB.  If you currently work with or just starting out using Mule, then this book is a must read for any developer.  There are so many great topics covered within this book, including working with many different built in connection and … More Mule in Action, Second Edition by David Dossot, John D’Emic, and Victor Romero

Excellent introduction to developing iOS 7 application

“iOS 7 in Action” by Brendan Lim and Martin Mac Donell is an outstanding book for anyone wanting to learn more about developing application for iOS devices.  The content of the book is organized really well and the examples are well documented and easy to learn to many areas of the API that they cover.  … More Excellent introduction to developing iOS 7 application

Functional Thinking: Functional Programming using Java, Clojure, and Scala by Neal Ford; O’Reilly Media

Functional Thinking: Functional Programming using Java, Clojure, and Scala video collection by Neal Ford was very interesting and informative to watch.  I have been developing in object oriented languages for the past 17+ years and the last time that I developed using a functional language was in my undergrad when I took a class on … More Functional Thinking: Functional Programming using Java, Clojure, and Scala by Neal Ford; O’Reilly Media

Spring Data by Michael Hunger, Jonathan L. Brisbin, Oliver Gierke, Mark Pollack, and Thomas Risberg; O’Reilly Media

Spring Data by Michael Hunger, Jonathan L. Brisbin, Oliver Gierke, Mark Pollack, and Thomas Risberg is an excellent book to learn about how to use the Spring Data framework and be able to apply it to the project that you are working on.  I am a big fan of the Spring framework and each time … More Spring Data by Michael Hunger, Jonathan L. Brisbin, Oliver Gierke, Mark Pollack, and Thomas Risberg; O’Reilly Media

Shipping Greatness by Chris Vander Mey; O’Reilly Media

Shipping Greatness – Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon by Chris Vander Mey is a must have for any team lead or software developer out there.  Especially if you have not worked at one of these companies.  Personally, I wish that I could have read … More Shipping Greatness by Chris Vander Mey; O’Reilly Media

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani; O’Reilly Media

  “Learning JavaScript Design Patterns” by Addy Osmani provides a great explanation of how to apply well known design patterns using JavaScript.  The author does an excellent job of the format of explaining how the design pattern works, the pros and cons of the design pattern, and provides specific code examples of implementing the algorithm.  … More Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani; O’Reilly Media