Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive

Book Watch is I Programmer's listing of new books and is compiled using publishers' publicity material. It is not to be read as a review where we provide an independent assessment. Some, but by no means all, of the books in Book Watch are eventually reviewed.



PHP, MySQL & JavaScript All in One 6th Ed (Sams)
Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Create dynamic, interactive websites and applications using three leading web development technologies - PHP, MySQL and JavaScript. Julie C. Meloni uses a straightforward, step-by-step approach with no reliance on prior programming experience. Each lesson in this book builds on the previous ones to show the essentials of full-stack web application development.

<ASIN:0672337703>

 
The Evolution of Cloud Computing (BCS)
Thursday, 21 December 2017

Cloud computing has been positioned as today's ideal IT platform. However, this has been said before of other IT architectures. How is cloud different? In this book, author Clive Longbottom looks at what cloud promises now, and how cloud is likely to evolve as the future unfolds. Readers will be better able to ensure that decisions made now will hold them in good stead for the future and will gain a better understanding of how cloud can deliver the best outcome for their organisations.

<ASIN:178017358X>

 
Android Programming in Kotlin: Starting With An App (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

This book shows you how common tasks are done in Android Studio 3 using Kotlin, pointing out where necessary how this differs from the Java approach. Given that you can’t avoid Java altogether, author Mike James also explains how Kotlin can work with the Java-based Android SDK.The focus is on what need to know to write an app with a single Activity and a UI, a good foundation for further Android programming.

<ASIN:1871962544>

 
Cloud Native Infrastructure (O'Reilly)
Monday, 18 December 2017

If you're considering the use of cloud native applications and microservices, you also need an infrastructure with the same elasticity and scalability of the applications they're running. This practical guide shows you how to design and maintain infrastructure capable of managing the full lifecycle of these implementations.
Engineers Justin Garrison and Kris Nova show how to put together infrastructure for massive scale and best in class monitoring, alerting, and troubleshooting.

<ASIN:1491984309>

 
Learn Java the Easy Way (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 14 December 2017

Bryson Payne helps take the difficulty out of learning a new programming language by guiding you step-by-step through creating Java-based mobile and desktop apps, including a guessing game, a secret message encoder, a multi-touch Android app, an animated drawing app that can be shared with friends on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android mobile devices. By providing a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach, he provides students, teachers, professionals, and hobbyists with the skills they need to start coding right away with Java.

<ASIN:1593278055>

 
C: From Theory to Practice, 2nd Ed (CRC Press)
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

This book is designed to be easy-to-use and has been tested in the classroom. The book covers the C programming language for computer science and IT students. Designed for a compulsory fundamental course, it presents the theory and principles of C. Authors Dr. George S. Tselikis & Dr. Nikolaos D. Tselikas work through more than 500 exercises and examples of progressive difficulty to illustrate all the aspects and peculiarities of the C language. 

 <ASIN:1138636002>

 
Advanced Game Design (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 11 December 2017

In this book, author and games designer Michael Sellers shows how game design practices fit in a theoretical framework of systems thinking, the management technique where a system is analyzed by examining the links and interactions between the components of the system. Sellers looks at how this helps games designers analyze their work so they can produce better, more engaging games.

<ASIN:0134667603>

 
Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 07 December 2017

With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations. Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today’s database reliability engineers. The book explores core operational concepts before examining a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval.

<ASIN:1491925949>

 
The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide (Wiley)
Wednesday, 06 December 2017

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, this book shows how to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You'll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add-ons through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.

<ASIN:111938673X>

 
Cloud Native Java (O'Reilly)
Monday, 04 December 2017

This practical guide sets out to show Java/JVM developers how to build better software, faster, using Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry. Authors Josh Long and Kenny Bastani cover the tools and methodologies that will help you transform your legacy application into one that is cloud native, in other words ones that use cloud computing, are based on test-driven development and continuous integration and are released in small batches as microservices to reduce the scope of change and the cost of change.

<ASIN:1449374646>

 
RxJS in Action (Manning)
Thursday, 30 November 2017

This book shows how to create reactive applications with RxJS, with both theory and practical examples that build on each other and help you begin thinking in a reactive manner. The foreword is by Ben Lesh, Project lead, RxJS 5. Using practical examples, Paul Daniels and Luis Atencio show how the tools can be used to build pipelines to move data through without worrying about the underlying boilerplate. Having covered the core concepts they move on to error handling, unit testing, and interacting with frameworks like React and Redux.

<ASIN:1617293415>

 

 
Android Programming In Java: Starting with an App 3rd Ed (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 29 November 2017

This book not only shows you how common tasks are done in Android Studio, but also explains why they are done in a particular way. Mike James also shows how having done something once you can generalize the approach to components you haven’t previously encountered. Revised and updated for Android Studio 3, it covers the use of lambdas and new features of the ConstraintLayout.

<ASIN:1871962552>

 
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