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Wow, we’re way behind

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

August and September have been busy around the Acknowledge IT office, so we are a little behind on blog postings.  Hopefully we can fix that over the next couple of days.

 Take care;

James

Book Reviews

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

One of the things I get to do as a trainer and consultant in various areas of technology is to constantly spend time reading about and experimenting with new technologies.

The hardest thing about this for me is that there is so much information available for consumption between the web, blogs, documentation, industry publications, and books.  When I’m trying to learn a new technology I get overwhelmed. 

I’ve given up a great deal of my learning time this year to spend more time with my new daughter and my wife (even though we’ve been married 11 1/2 years, I can’t say new daughter and old wife without getting slapped).  This has created a new challenge for me to overcome:  How do I decide what books I should pursue given my limited time?

For me, the answer has been using reviews posted by other readers.  This helps me focus on the books that will help me learn the most in the shortest amount of time.  Knowing that everyone has more things to learn than time to learn them, I’d like to help out.

I’ll post a book review here on the blog as I get a chance to finish pursuing technology books.  I’ll also be scattering in reviews of older books whose technologies are still relevant. 

 If you have books think I should be reading given the areas we cover here, please let me know.  I’ll be posting a couple of reviews over the next week to get us started.

James

Disclosure:  If you click on links to the books here in the blog and purchase them from Amazon we receive a small percentage of the sale.