Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Building Microservices (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. Follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.


The Responsive Web (Manning)
Tuesday, 17 February 2015

In a world of mobile devices, new browsers, and changing standards, each page of your website can require an unmanageably large number of separate designs. Responsive web design is a set of techniques that allow you to design pages that efficiently adapt to whatever device or platform loads them. Matthew Carver builds on the best practices that have emerged from production experience. He skips pure theory and shows you exactly how to make responsive web design work for you in the real world. 


Core Java for the Impatient (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 16 February 2015

The release of Java SE 8 introduced significant enhancements that impact the Core Java technologies and APIs. Many old Java idioms are no longer required and while new features like lambda expressions will increase programmer productivity, navigating the changes can be challenging. This new tutorial from Cay S. Horstmann offers a faster, easier pathway for learning the language and libraries. There’s plenty of material to cover, but it’s presented in small chunks organized for quick access and easy understanding.


Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists (Manning)
Friday, 13 February 2015

A complete introduction to programming in the open source music language ChucK. You'll learn the basics of digital sound creation and manipulation as you progress through this easy-to-follow book. Create meaningful and rewarding digital compositions and "instruments" that make sound and music in direct response to program logic, scores, gestures, and other systems connected via MIDI or the network.


Swift Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 12 February 2015

Get quick answers for developing and debugging applications with Swift, Apple’s multi-paradigm programming language, designed to work with Cocoa and Cocoa Touch in tandem with Objective-C. This pocket reference by Tony Gray is an on-the-job tool for learning Swift’s modern language features, including type safety, generics, type inference, closures, tuples, automatic memory management, and support for Unicode. 


Lean Enterprise (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 11 February 2015

With the subtitle "How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale" this hardback asks, How well does your organization respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software-based products? Through case studies, you’ll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organizational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance. 


Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours (Sams)
Tuesday, 10 February 2015

In the Teach Yourself series, Jennifer Kyrnin helps you create websites that work equally well on everything from smartphones and tablets to multi-screen monitors. Using a step-by-step approach she shows how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the responsive sites today’s users and clients want. In just a few hours, you’ll be building layouts, sites, forms, and web apps that automatically adapt to virtually any device. 
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The Art of Application Performance Testing 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 09 February 2015

Ian Molyneaux shows you how to test mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before you deploy them—whether it’s to the cloud or a mobile device. You’ll learn the complete testing process lifecycle step-by-step, along with best practices to plan, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. He explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively.


Hello App Inventor! (Manning)
Friday, 06 February 2015

 With the subtitle Android programming for kids and the rest of us, Paula Beer and Carl Simmons introduce creative young readers to the world of mobile programming—no experience required! Featuring more than 30 fun invent-it-yourself projects, this full-color, fun-to-read book starts with the building blocks you need to create a few practice apps. Then you'll learn the skills you need to bring your own app ideas to life.


How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products (Femgineer)
Thursday, 05 February 2015

You have an idea in your head. But you’re stuck simmering on it because you just don’t know if it’s the right one to pursue or people will use your product, let alone pay for it. The uncertainty is overwhelming, so you do nothing. Poornima Vijayashanker has founded 3 startups and personally guided 100+ people who have launched products. Her book provides a roadmap so you too can launch a winning software product.



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