Team Geek

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Though marketed toward IT managers, this book is a valuable resource for anyone who leads, or wants to lead a technical team. As technical people, we're often more adept at dealing with and understanding computers, so this book will help geeks … [Continue reading]

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps

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This book is for a mobile web developer. This book will assist the advanced developer in writing fast and responsive HTML5 mobile applications. The book will also assist the intermediate skilled developer. The author assumes you know JavaScript and … [Continue reading]

Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices, Second Edition

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Overview This book is for the Oracle PL/SQL programmer that is either a beginner (never too early to begin best practices!) or the more advanced PL/SQL developer. It is a highly entertaining read that covers many topics from testing your code to … [Continue reading]

Professional Android Sensor Programming

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This book is for the Android developer – beginner or intermediate. It is a highly defined illustration of the different sensors available on Android devices, how to determine if that sensor is on that particular device and also includes applications … [Continue reading]

Member Spotlight

Adobe Holiday

Our user group has many very talented members, one of whom designed a beautiful holiday card for our group. Meet David Mejia! Tell us about a little bit your background: I've been in NC about 10 years now, having moved from Southern California. … [Continue reading]

Photoshop Masking and Compositing

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David Mejia: Illustrator, designer, long-time Photoshop geek and Raleigh InDesign User Group member. Check out his portfolio at  http://www.dm-portfolio.weebly.com/ Overview You're probably wondering "Another Photoshop book?" Well if you're like … [Continue reading]

Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs By Roberto Valenzuela

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Photography isn't reality. Taking a photo that truly captures the moment unfolding in front of you is different than simply seeing it. Oftentimes the results you get are disappointing. Roberto Valenzuela's Picture Perfect Practice provides a … [Continue reading]

Book Review: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – One-on-One by Deke McClelland

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Okay, I’ll admit it, I never buy these kind of tutorial books to read them cover to cover and I don’t know anyone who does. If you’re like me you just flip to the section that covers what it is you need to get done at the time, usually late at night … [Continue reading]

Fitness for Geeks

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This book aims to get us out from behind a computer screen, and get moving in the way we were originally designed to do so. The author addresses  the all too common modern geek lifestyle of living on coffee, junk food from the office snack bar, and … [Continue reading]

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

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Summary This book is a very useful introduction to three of the core aspects necessary for web programming. It is also handy as a textbook as it has questions at the end of each chapter. It is easy to understand and well-written. I noticed that the … [Continue reading]