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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Learning jQuery (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Subtitled, "A Hands-on Guide to Building Rich Interactive Web Frontends" this getting strated book guides you through using jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile in your own projects with  a step-by-step aproach, showing  how to do everything from adding simple effects through building complete rich Internet applications.


OCaml from the Very Beginning (Coherent Press)
Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Takes a no-prerequisites approach to teaching OCaml, a modern general-purpose programming language. Each  chapter introduces a new topic, building until the reader can write quite substantial programs. There are plenty of questions, with worked answers, and hints.Will appeal both to new programmers, and experienced programmers eager to explore functional languages.


Beginning Object Oriented Programming with C# (Wrox)
Monday, 24 June 2013

Introduces beginners to object–oriented programming using C# to demonstrate all of the core constructs of this programming framework. Using real–world situations, you′ll discover how to create, test, and deliver your programs and how to work with classes, arrays, collections, and all the elements of object–oriented programming.


Learning iOS Programming (O'Reilly)
Friday, 21 June 2013

Covers the steps necessary for developing your first marketable iOS application, from opening Xcode to submitting your product to the App Store. Learn about Objective-C and the core frameworks hands-on by writing iOS applications that use them, aqcuiring the basic skills for building applications independently. Packed with code samples, this 3rd edition is updated for iOS 6 and Xcode 4.


MySQL, 5th Ed (Addison Wesley)
Thursday, 20 June 2013

Goes from the basics of getting information into a database and formulating queries, to using MySQL with PHP or Perl to generate dynamic web pages,  writing your own programs that access MySQL databases and administering MySQL servers. Comprehensive reference section provides detailed information on MySQL’s structure, language, syntax, and APIs.


Introducing .NET 4.5 (Apress)
Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Microsoft has introduced a large number of changes to the way that the .NET Framework operates. Familiar technologies have being altered, best practices replaced, and developer methodologies adjusted. This book serves as a roadmap and primer to help experienced .NET developers understand the impact of the new framework and the technologies that co-exist with it.


Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus (Manning)
Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Example-filled, hands-on tutorial that introduces students, teachers, and professional users to programming with the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators. Immerses you in your first programs and guides you concept-by-concept, example-by-example.


Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 17 June 2013

Thomas Erl teams teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view.



GIMP 2.8 for Photographers (Rocky Nook)
Friday, 14 June 2013

A beginner's guide to GIMP, the free open source image editing tool. Topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images.


Start here! Build Windows Apps with HTML 5 and JavaScript (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 13 June 2013

Learn the fundamentals of Windows 8 programming-and begin creating apps for desktops, laptops, tablets, and other devices. If you have previous experience with HTML5 and JavaScript-simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and getting-started techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.


Beginning HTML5 and CSS3: The Web Evolved (Apress)
Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Introduction to the new features and elements of HTML5 - the leaner, cleaner, and more efficient code, along with some new tools that will allow you to create richer content. For everyone involved in web design, this book also introduces the new structural integrity and styling flexibility of CSS 3.




Excel 2013 In Depth (Que)
Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Brings together insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else to provide the fastest, best way to master Excel 2013’s full power; get comfortable with its updated interface; and leverage its new tools for everything from formulas, charts, and functions to dashboards, data visualization, and social media integration. See our review of the Excel 2010 edition.



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