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Akka Concurrency
Akka Concurrency
Price: £16.93

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, 5 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Akka Concurrency (Kindle Edition)
I don't often bother to write a review on anything, but I found this book explained quite complex ideas making them simple and did so in a way that held my attention. I actually read the book cover to cover at one sitting and have since dived back in quite often for reference. I knew some Scala and had used Erlang in the past as well as RabbitMQ so I had a good deal of background knowledge, but the author write from a deep understanding of his subject and I was grateful to have a few misconceptions cleared up. This is book is worth many times its price if you need to build a system using actors, and if you build systems at all,ayou should.

A-level Notes for Ian McEwans "Enduring Love" (Jane Gibson's 'A'-level Notes)
A-level Notes for Ian McEwans "Enduring Love" (Jane Gibson's 'A'-level Notes)
by Jane Gibson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.50

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting a good grade at A-Level, 1 July 2011
To do well in A-Level English Literature it is important to demonstrate that you have your own "reading" of the text. You need to show that you have an original understanding which you can support from the novel using quotations where appropriate. These notes are brilliant for achieving that goal. The approach, using a questioning style, guides you and makes you think for yourself, leading to a deep personal understanding. If the notes were to offer the author's opinions in an overt way, that reading would be regurgitated by groups of students and be familiar to to the examiners. It would not be seen as an individual reading. That is fine for a C or perhaps a B, but will fall short of the depth of thinking needed for an A or A* grade. The notes make you work hard and are not a "revision guide". They are more suited to an ambitious student aiming for Oxbridge. The reviewers who object to the questioning style were probably looking for "revision notes" with some plausible opinions about the novel, which would be sufficient to achieve a pass.

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