Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Python Playground (No Starch Press)
Monday, 30 November 2015

Python is a powerful programming language that's easy to learn and fun to play with. But once you've gotten a handle on the basics, what do you do next? This collection of "Geeky Projects for the Curious Programmer" from indie hardware maker Mahesh Venkitachalam is intended to inspire you to use Python to make art and music, build simulations of real-world phenomena, and interact with hardware like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. 


C# 6.0 in a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 25 November 2015

This is the 6th edition of the definitive reference to C# from Joseph and Ben Albahari. Uniquely organized around concepts and use cases, it includes completely revised and updated information on all the new C# 6.0 language features. See Mike James review of 5th edition in which he concluded: 

This is a book C# programmers will find an useful addition to their bookshelves if they require a reference work on C# and the wider framework. Recommended.


Google Hacking for Penetration Testers 3rd Ed (Syngress)
Monday, 23 November 2015

Google's search capabilities are so powerful, they sometimes discover content that no one ever intended to be publicly available on the Web, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, and federally classified documents. Johnny Long, founder of Hackers for Charity, together with Bill Gardner Justin Brown, shows how security professionals and system administratord manipulate Google to find this sensitive information and "self-police" their own organizations....

<ASIN: 0128029641>

Make: Getting Started with Processing (Maker Media)
Thursday, 19 November 2015

Processing opens up the world of programming to artists, designers, educators, and beginners. Written by the co-founders of the Processing project, Casey Reas and Ben Fry, this short book shows you how easy it is to make software and systems with interactive graphics. If you're an artist looking to develop interactive graphics programs or a programmer on your way to becoming an artist, this book will take you where you want to go. Updated with new material on graphics manipulation, data, and for the latest version of Processing. 



Swift Programming Nuts and Bolts (Motu)
Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Swift is the new, modern programming language for developing applications for the iOS, OS X, and Apple Watch platforms. In this slim book, Keith Lee  tackles the questions:  What are the general features and purpose of Swift? Why you should use it? How do you quickly begin developing apps with it?  Covering Swift 2.0, he begins with an overview of Swift and its development tools before providing a general introduction to the programming language with plenty of examples that will enable you to quickly get started writing programs with Swift. 

<ASIN: 0692552898> 

Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference, 5th Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 16 November 2015

Whether you’re a developer or database administrator,this is a useful source of answers. It has concise summaries of  fundamental language elements, such as block structure, datatypes, and declarations; statements for program control, cursor management, and exception handling; records, procedures, functions, triggers, and packages and execution of PL/SQL functions in SQL. From a team of authors that includes Steven Feuerstein and Bill Prybil, whose classic book  Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 6th Edition was given a 5-star rating in Kay Ewbank's review. 



Introduction To Windows And Graphics Programming With Visual C++ 2nd Ed (World Scientific)
Thursday, 12 November 2015

Intended to be an introduction to Visual C++ for technical people including practicing engineers, engineering students, and others interested in Windows programming and its convenient graphics capabilities. While the book is aimed at a technical audience, its mathematical content is modest and should be readable by most people with an interest in C++ programming. Readers are introduced to Windows programming in a natural way; making use of the object-oriented environment, the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), and the document/view organization. 


C# 6.0 Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Completely updated for C# 6.0, this new edition of Jay Hilyard and Stephen Teilhet'scookbook offers more than 150 code recipes to common and not-so-common problems that C# programmers face every day. More than a third of the recipes have been rewritten to take advantage of new C# 6.0 features and new recipes have been added for asynchronous methods, dynamic objects, enhanced error handling, the Rosyln compiler, and more. 


The Human Face of Computing (Imperial College Press)
Monday, 09 November 2015

Written as a series of conversations with influential computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists, this book provides access to the inner thinking of those who have made essential contributions to the development of computing and its applications. You will learn about the interviewees' education, career path, influences, methods of work, how they cope with failure and success, how they relax, how they see the future, and much more.


Excel 2016 In Depth (Que)
Thursday, 05 November 2015

Bill Jelen who lauched the website in 1998 brings together insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else to provide the fastest, best way to master Excel 2016’s full power; get comfortable with its interface; and leverage its new tools and futures. See our review of Excel 2013 In Depth, the previous edition.




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