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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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. 


Windows Internals Part 2 6th Ed (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 02 May 2013

This classic guide to Windows architecture is fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2-and now presents its coverage in two volumes. In Part 2 examine core subsystems for I/O, storage, memory management, cache manager, and file systems with knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support.


Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (Apress)
Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how!  Recently updated to include Android Jelly Bean, this second edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using practical examples.


Raspberry Pi (In Easy Steps)
Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A guide for anyone new to computer programming, including children and students, through setting up and programming their new Raspberry Pi. How to use Scratch to animate sprites and Python to create games and Tkinter for windowed  apps.


Taming Text (Manning)
Monday, 29 April 2013

A practical, example-driven guide to working with text in real applications covering useful techniques like full-text search, proper name recognition, clustering, tagging, information extraction, and summarization. Examples are in Java, but the concepts can be applied in any language.


Professional JQuery (Wrox)
Friday, 26 April 2013

A developer-level introduction and an in-depth look into some of the more advanced features will expand your jQuery knowledge by focusing on the core library with the benefit of strong core JavaScript expertise in many of the lessons.. Focuses on features available as of jQuery 1.7.1. but also tries to support  features in older versions wherever relevant.


Programming PHP 3rd Edition (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 25 April 2013

Updated edition teaches those with knowledge of HTML everything needed to create effective web applications with the latest features in PHP 5.x. Starts with the big picture then dives into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms.


Android Programming Unleashed (Sams)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Comprehensive and technically sophisticated guide to best-practice Android development with Jelly Bean(4.1) and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3).Begins with basic UI controls,  progresses to more advanced topics such as supporting actions and persistence, finally covers developing apps that can access Internet-based services and store data.


Windows 8 Apps Revealed: Using HTML5 and JavaScript (Apress)
Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A crash course in Windows 8 development. Using the open standards of HTML5 and JavaScript, ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications.


Definitive XML Schema (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 22 April 2013

This practical, accessible, and usable guide to working with XML Schema written by Priscilla Walmsley, a member of the W3C XML Schema Working Group has been in print for 10 years. This edition has been updated to reflect XML Schema 1.1, and to present new best practices for designing successful schemas.



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