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.


Pearson Education (InformIT)

Professional Node.js (Wrox)
Friday, 24 May 2013

Learn to build fast and scalable software in JavaScript with Node.js. After an overview of Node.js this book dives into the code, core concepts, and APIs. In–depth coverage pares down the essentials to cover debugging, unit testing, and flow control so that you can start building and testing your own modules right away.


Programming Android 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 23 May 2013

Get up to speed on Android programming, and learn how to create up-to-date user experiences for both handsets and tablets. This extensively revised second edition includes best practices for using Android 4 APIs. If you’re experienced with Java or Objective-C, you’ll gain the knowledge necessary for building well-engineered applications. See our review of the previous edtion.



Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Guide to applying agile development and modern software engineering practices with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012. Subtitled "From Backlog to Continuous Feedback" it focuses on systematically eliminating waste, improving transparency, and delivering better software more quickly and painlessly.


Software Exorcism (Apress)
Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Subtitled A Handbook for Debugging and Optimizing Legacy Code takes an unflinching look at behavioral problems in the software engineering industry, shedding much-needed light on the social forces that make it difficult for programmers to do their job. Also discusses tools and techniques for effective and aggressive debugging.


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.



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