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Beginning Arduino 2nd Ed
Friday 18 Apr
Author: Michael McRoberts
Publisher: Apress, 2013
Aimed at: Arduino beginners
Reviewer: Harry Fairhead
A beginners guide to the Arduino - but what sort of beginners? Beginning programmers? Beginning hardware experts? Beginning electronics experts? All three?
Getting Started With Azure Linux VMs
If you are a Visual Studio user there are lots of advantages to making use of Azure as your Virtual Machine host. In this article the general ideas of using Azure and how to work with Linux VMs is described.
.NET Regular Expressions in depth
If you think regular expressions are trivial and boring you've not seen the whole picture. Here we reveal that in .NET they are amazing powerful and not to be missed.
C# Guru - An Interview With Eric Lippert
Eric Lippert's name is synonymous with C#. Having been Principal Developer at Microsoft on the C# compiler team and a member of the C# language design team he now works on C# analysis at Coverity.
Unhandled Exception! - Haskell
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Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and Java Script (Microsoft Press)
Monday 21 Apr
Practical Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python 3 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Sunday 20 Apr
For anyone who wants to understand computer programming. Code along with the book, writing programs to solve real-world problems as you learn the fundamentals of programming using Python 3. Paul Gries, Jennifer Campbell and Jason Montojo have updated their previous book (see our review), incorporating lessons learned over 5 years of teaching Python to people new to programming.
Theory of Fun for Game Design (O'Reilly)
Saturday 19 Apr
Now in full color, the 10th anniversary edition of this classic book takes you deep into the influences that underlie modern video games, and examines the elements they share with traditional games such as checkers. At the heart of his exploration, veteran game designer Raph Koster takes a close look at the concept of fun and why it’s the most vital element in any game.
Pro Windows Phone App Development, 3rd Ed (Apress)
Friday 18 Apr
The Windows Phone 8 platform provides a remarkable opportunity for Windows developers to create state-of-the-art mobile applications using their existing skills and a familiar toolset. This 3rd Edition, helps you unlock the potential of this platform and create dazzling, visually rich, and highly functional applications for the Windows Phone Store and bring you up to speed on the new features the Windows Phone 8 API provides.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration (Microsoft Press)
Thursday 17 Apr
In this pocket-sized guide, William R. Stanek delivers ready answers for core configuration and administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012 R2. Zero in on the essentials through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field.
Wednesday 16 Apr
Making Java Groovy (Manning)
Tuesday 15 Apr
A practical handbook for developers who want to blend Groovy into their day-to-day work with Java. Ken Kousen starts by introducing the key differences between Java and Groovy and how you can use them to your advantage. Then, he guides you step-by-step through realistic development challenges, from web applications to web services to desktop applications, and shows how Groovy makes things easier.
Institutionalization of UX 2nd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Monday 14 Apr
This Step-by-Step Guide to a User Experience Practice examines the following questions for organizations: How do you build user-centered design into your culture? What infrastructure do you need in order to make UX design faster, cheaper, and better? How do you create the organizational structure and staffing solution that will support UX design over time?
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