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.


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Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches (Manning)
Monday, 20 May 2013

Easy-to-follow guide that covers core scripting concepts using four practical examples to reinforce learning. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you add custom formatting, error handling, input validation, help files and documentation and more.


Beginning R (Wrox)
Friday, 17 May 2013

Open source statistical language R is fast becoming the de facto standard for statistical computing and analysis in science, business, engineering, and related fields. This book examines this complex language using simple statistical examples, for simple summary statistics, hypothesis testing, creating graphs, regression, and much more.


Programming ASP.NET MVC 4 (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 16 May 2013

Subtitled Developing Real-World Web Applications with ASP.NET MVC, this book helps you get up and running with ASP.NET MVC 4 and understand how the framework performs. It shows how to use its features to build modern server-side web applications. In the process, you’ll learn how to work with HTML, JavaScript, the Entity Framework, and other web technologies.

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PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot (Packt Publishing)
Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Covers the creation of ten apps that will run on multiple mobile platforms, from design to completion, using the PhoneGap (Apache Cordova) APIs. Begins with the importance of localization and how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript interact to create the mobile app experience. then proceeds through mobile apps of various genres. Enter our competition to win a copy.


Excel 2013 Pivot Table Data Crunching (Que)
Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their amazing flexibility and analytical power. In early chapters, learn how to generate complex pivot reports complete with drill-down capabilities and accompanying charts. Then discover how to build a comprehensive, dynamic pivot table reporting system for any business task or function.


Cucumber Recipes (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 13 May 2013

Subtitled "Automate Anything with BDD Tools and Techniques" has over forty practical recipes for testing desktop, web, mobile, and server applications across a variety of platforms,  giving you tools that you can use to automate any system that you encounter.


Software Programming Secrets: Why Projects Fail (Apress)
Friday, 10 May 2013

Analyzes project management methodology, explaining why it creates problems for software development projects by describing 12 ways in which software projects are different from other kinds of projects. Also analyzes the project management to discover 10 hidden assumptions that are invalid in the context of software projects.


Essential C# 5.0 (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 09 May 2013

For programmers at all levels of C# experience provides comprehensive coverage of the entire language, showing how to write C# code that is simple, powerful, robust, secure, and maintainable. Updated to reflect new features and programming patterns introduced with C# 5.0 and .NET  The previous edition was Ian Elliot's choice of Best Book for 2010.


Spring Integration in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Hands-on guide to Spring-based messaging and integration. After addressing the core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing, the book turns to the adapters that enable integration with external systems, presenting real-world enterprise integration scenarios.


Hadoop Operations (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Demand for operations-specific material has skyrocketed now that Hadoop is becoming the de facto standard for truly large-scale data processing in the data center. Covers  the particulars of running Hadoop in production, from planning, installing, and configuring the system to providing ongoing maintenance.


Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job (Wrox)
Monday, 06 May 2013

Be prepared for your next job interview with tried–and–true advice. Competition for programming jobs is hotter than ever. This third edition o includes new code examples, information on the latest languages, new chapters on sorting and design patterns, tips on using LinkedIn, and a downloadable app to help prepare applicants for the interview.


Sams Teach Yourself C# 5.0 in 24 Hours (Sams)
Friday, 03 May 2013

With this "Complete Starter Kit" you'll learn core techniques like flow control and error handling, construct complete solutions with Visual Studio, use advanced features like attributes and dynamic types, and even build engaging, immersive Windows Store apps. 



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