April 13, 2012

Book: Machine Learning in Action

Reviewed the book

Machine Learning in Action by Peter Harrington

Machine learning is getting more and more attention nowadays, and it's easier to use than before for average developers.  There are many open source frameworks and libraries to use for many popular languages.  But still, developers need to know what ML is -- how it works, what methods are there and for what cases to use them appropriately.  It's not a magic bullet -- understanding is still necessary.  I have reviewed this book for Manning publication and I found that it's a great book to learn ML for a starter, for average developers.  It explains many ML techniques and shows examples.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who want to get into ML.  It's not for advanced ML folks -- this would be too easy for them. :-)