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Jawbone Medium UP Fitness Tracking Wristband - Bla&hellip by Jawbone
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Loved this band WHEN IT WAS WORKING - it did everything I wanted it to...
It's great for tracking steps and other exercise and I can log food in the app as well. The sleep function and alarm work really great.

BUT... the band stopped working after 3 months of use.

The battery won't charge so the app doesn't recognise the band when it's plugged in. There was no warning of the catastrophic failure either - the battery was at around 80% charge one day and completely dead and unresponsive the next. Repeated efforts to charge the band did not work.

Jawbone customer service are slow to respond after initial contact was made. Still waiting for them to send us… Read more
Agile Exposed: Blowing the Whistle on Agile Hype: &hellip by Barry Evans
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Barry's extensive experience and knowledge of the Agile software development process really shows in this book. He covers off the reasons why Agile (XP) was created in the first place, why it should be used, and most importantly, how it's been derailed and bastardized by all the agile hangers-on.

The book covers a lot of the history if agile, mostly focusing on eXtreme Programming, being that's where it all started, and to a lesser extent, why things like Pair Programming, Test First Development (and Test Driven - not the same), Continuous Integration and Customer Collaboration are not just desirable things in software, but a requirement if you are "doing agile".

Later… Read more
Learning MonoTouch: A Hands-on Guide to Building i&hellip by Michael Bluestein
I've been using MonoTouch for 18 months, and I grabbed this book as I get a lot of requests from people wanting to get up to speed with MonoTouch and iOS development.

TL;DR: Excellent coverage of the basics and the main more advanced topics. Recommended.

I found it really good, with great coverage of the basic topics, including the obligatory hello world, good basic coverage of Objective-C and the Model-View-Controller pattern(both of
which you will need to be aware of if you want to do iOS development) and things like UITableViews, which is what the Settings app - and most other list-based apps - is built with.

Mike has also covered the much needed… Read more

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