Will Eisner's the Spirit: Who Killed the Spirit? - Matt Wagner

GoodReads Summary: To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's most iconic character, Dynamite Entertainment proudly assembled the creative dream team of Eisner Award-winning author Matt Wagner, artist Dan Schkade, and colorist Brennan Wagner to honor the legend with an all-new adventure!

★★☆☆☆

In my teens, I got two Spirit books on a sale.

I absolutely loved the story and the lines. It was my first experience with adult comics: Color only when really needed, deep story without a good vs evil (well, it was, but it was not all black and white), excellent drawing...

This is not it.

This is nothing like the original Spirit.

This is a sad rip off.

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) - Stephen King

GoodReads Summary: While pursuing his quest for the Dark Tower through a world that is a nightmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, Roland, the last gunslinger, encounters three mysterious doorways on the beach. Each one enters into the life of a different person living in contemporary New York.

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Storm Real-Time Processing Cookbook - Quinton Anderson

GoodReads Summary: A Cookbook with plenty of practical recipes for different uses of Storm.If you are a Java developer with basic knowledge of real-time processing and would like to learn Storm to process unbounded streams of data in real time, then this book is for you.

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Apache Kafka - Nishant Garg

GoodReads Summary: The book will follow a step-by-step tutorial approach which will show the readers how to use Apache Kafka for messaging from scratch.Apache Kafka is for readers with software development experience, but no prior exposure to Apache Kafka or similar technologies is assumed. This book is also for enterprise application developers and big data enthusiasts who have worked with other publisher-subscriber based systems and now want to explore Apache Kafka as a futuristic scalable solution. (less)

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Nginx: From Beginner to Pro - Rahul Soni

GoodReads Summary: Teaches you to start up Nginx and quickly take your expertise to a level where you can comfortably work with various aspects of the web server and make informed design decisions for your web farm. Nginx powers more than 40% of the top 1000 websites and is among the handful of web servers that can handle more than 10K simultaneous connections. It has some features which are simply unparalleled.

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Web Development with Clojure: Build Bulletproof Web Apps with Less Code - Dmitri Sotnikov

GoodReads Summary: Modern web development needs modern tools. Web Development With Clojure shows you how to apply Clojure programming fundamentals to build real-world solutions. You'll develop all the pieces of a full web application in this powerful language. If you already have some familiarity with Clojure, you'll learn how to put it to serious practical use. If you're new to the language, the book provides just enough Clojure to get down to business.

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The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) - Stephen King

GoodReads Summary: In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland pursues The Man in Black, encounters an alluring woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the Kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The Gunslinger leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter.

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Clojure for Machine Learning - Akhil Wali

GoodReads Summary: Clojure for Machine Learning is an introduction to machine learning techniques and algorithms. This book demonstrates how you can apply these techniques to real-world problems using the Clojure programming language.

It explores many machine learning techniques and also describes how to use Clojure to build machine learning systems. This book starts off by introducing the simple machine learning problems of regression and classification. It also describes how you can implement these machine learning techniques in Clojure. The book also demonstrates several Clojure libraries, which can be useful in solving machine learning problems.

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Antifragile Systems and Teams - Dave Zwieback

GoodReads Summary: All complex computer systems eventually break, despite all of the heavy-handed, bureaucratic change-management processes we throw at them. But some systems are clearly more fragile than others, depending on how well they cope with stress. In this O’Reilly report, Dave Zwieback explains how the DevOps methodology can help make your system antifragile.

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Clojure for the Brave and True - Daniel Higginbotham

GoodReads Summary: As a Lisp-style functional programming language, Clojure lets you write robust and elegant code, and because it runs on the Java Virtual Machine, you can take advantage of the vast Java ecosystem. Clojure for the Brave and True offers a "dessert-first" approach: you'll start playing with real programs immediately, as you steadily acclimate to the abstract but powerful features of Lisp and functional programming. Inside you'll find an offbeat, practical guide to Clojure, filled with quirky sample programs that catch cheese thieves and track glittery vampires.

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