If I see a Head First book related to something I am trying to learn or improve my knowledge on, I will pick it up and use it. Their approach to literally diving into a subject works for me. You write code as you go along as well as take part in crossword puzzles and other challenges. It sounds juvenile at first, but even for the seasoned geek, it makes learning even more fun!
I have been dabbling in PHP for years and this book put together PHP with MySQL perfectly!
Definitely 5 stars for the novice as well as for the need a better grasp professional.
Being totally enamored for my entire life about maps and geography, I am adding a new feature to the theme design I am creating. This experiment will bring extra value to other themes that Mary and I are working on for ourselves and our clients where there is a need for location identified postings.
I started experimenting today working with the geocoding facilities of WordPress for Android. I know when I take a picture and post it from my phone, I can either include or remove geotag information stored as a part of the file. WordPress for Android stores the latitude and longitude received from the GPS in the phone in three custom fields:
geo_latitude — current latitude, + is north, — is south of the equator
geo_longitude — current longitude, + is east, — is west of the Prime Meridian
geo_public — 1 for true, 0 for false
For now, I have included location display in the posting, as a part of the signature line from WordPress for Android. I will be making theme changes so it is geographically aware of where I write, either automatically from my phone or manually by entering the location in the post screen.