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The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference
The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference
by Nicolai M. Josuttis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £34.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Something like 1100 pages here and each one has relevant information, 3 Nov 2014
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Something like 1100 pages here and each one has relevant information. And it is fully up-to-date as far as I can tell for C++ 11. It served as a tutorial and now it sits on my bookshelf as a much thumbed reference.


GDB Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
GDB Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
by Arnold Robbins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.50

4.0 out of 5 stars What's not to like?, 3 Nov 2014
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Very good pocket reference that actually fits into a pocket. This improved my command line GDB skills no end and now sits at the front of my book case.


Exploring C++ 11 (Expert's Voice in C++)
Exploring C++ 11 (Expert's Voice in C++)
by Ray Lischner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £33.37

4.0 out of 5 stars The useful chapters for me were the insightful chapters on iterators, 15 Aug 2014
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The book is clear and goes up to about intermediate level. I was hoping that it might concentrate on C++ 11 more than C++ though. The useful chapters for me were the insightful chapters on iterators, move constructors and lambdas; all of which I knew but still learnt something new. The examples are concise which is how I like them.


Diplomacy
Diplomacy
Price: £8.62

3.0 out of 5 stars my vocabulary builder was filling up quite nicely. A bit hard going, 15 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Diplomacy (Kindle Edition)
I'm only on the second chapter about Cardinal Richelieu, the Hapsburgs and the 30 years war and don't read it with the same frequency as at the start. I'm only 5% in according to my Kindle. On the plus side, my vocabulary builder was filling up quite nicely. A bit hard going.


The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook
The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook
by Michael Kerrisk
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £58.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Code examples are really good; just enough to understand the concept and no ..., 15 Aug 2014
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Around 1200 pages of programming interface. Both a book you can either read or use as a reference. Code examples are really good; just enough to understand the concept and no more.


Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications (Embedded Technology)
Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications (Embedded Technology)
by Doug Abbott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.15

4.0 out of 5 stars All round a very useful book. Any purchaser should be aware that the ..., 26 Nov 2013
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All round a very useful book. Any purchaser should be aware that the book is closely tied in with the Friendly Arm Mini2440 board. This was not too easy or cheap to obtain. Avoid the Far Eastern distributors. In the end my board was sourced by ArmAndHammer in the US. They gave exceptional service. The board was about US$100 and postage by international courier was half that again. You do get a lot of board and LCD display for your money though. Once you have the board, following the book as a tutorial seems very straight-forward.


Philips HR1861 Pro Aluminium Juicer
Philips HR1861 Pro Aluminium Juicer

4.0 out of 5 stars Best juicer I have had, 25 Sep 2013
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Pretty low-maintenance as it can be cleaned in around 5 minutes. 2 bunches of beetroot (say 10 beetroot) and 7 granny smiths make about 750ml of juice. Some of the juicier fruits, say citrus, seem to end up in the pulp chamber still with a fair amount of juice so could probably extract better. It's a big beast but mine sits on top of my tumble drier in the conservatory. The book that comes with it is useful although I prefer to only mix two juices at a time and have found beetroot and apple, pineapple and apple and, yes, orange and carrot to be my favourites.


Embedded System Design on a Shoestring: Achieving High Performance with a Limited Budget (Embedded Technology)
Embedded System Design on a Shoestring: Achieving High Performance with a Limited Budget (Embedded Technology)
Price: £45.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Filled in many gaps, 25 Sep 2013
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My first gap how do you transition from assembler to C: covered. How to place sections at the correct place in memory: covered. These embedded firmware books are improving and about time too. There is now a plethora of cheap, single board computers. Up until now, I have just been using the code and instructions on the silicon vendors web-site, never really knowing what first boot (think xloader) or second boot (think Das-Uboot) actually do. This book takes you from receipt of the reset vector interrupt up to C coding, including things like zero-ing out the BSS section and setting up the stack pointer for C. All in all excellent. I also bought Firmware demystified by Ed Sutter and that has pretty good (real-world) hints too although it maybe a bit dated now; SD cards go upto 32Gb maybe higher now ...


Linux Kernel in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
Linux Kernel in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
by Greg Kroah-Hartman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it but it is in a nutshell, 1 May 2013
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Everything I needed to know about the linux kernel, building, configuring and its subsystems. It also covers Grub and Lilo although for me, personally, I required Das-Uboot (universal bootloader). Howeve, the section on the command line arguments you can pass to the kernel is also applicable to a Das-Uboot boot script. It's athin (nutshell) book but it does what ist says. And as a bookshelf reference it is perfect.


Aluminium auto walking umbrella yellow
Aluminium auto walking umbrella yellow
Offered by Umbrellaworld UK
Price: £11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Item bent and broken, 20 July 2012
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This company should change either their couriers or their packers. I would have sent it back but as the postage is nearly the cost of the item they should ensure their products get to their buyers unbent and unbroken.


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