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)

Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age (New Riders)
Monday, 25 February 2013

This sweeping vision for personal mastery in a post-industrial era presents five metaskills - feeling, seeing, dreaming, making and learning - that can help you reach your true potential. They’ll keep you two or three steps ahead of the machines, the algorithms, and the outsourcing forces of the “robot curve”.


How To Recruit And Hire Great Software Engineers: Building a Crack Development Team (Apress)
Friday, 22 February 2013

A field guide and instruction manual for finding and hiring excellent engineers that fit your team, drive your success, and provide you with a competitive advantage. Focusing on proven methods, the book guides you through creating and tailoring a hiring process specific to your needs.


Sams Teach Yourself Android Game Programming in 24 Hours (Sams)
Thursday, 21 February 2013

Master mobile game development for Android 4 in just 24 sessions of one hour or less. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll gain hands-on expertise with the entire process: from getting access to the hardware via the Android SDK to finishing a complete example game.


View Updating and Relational Theory (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Views are virtual tables. That means they should be updatable, just as "real" or base tables are. In fact, view updatability isn’t just desirable, it’s crucial, for practical reasons as well as theoretical ones.View updating has always been a controversial topic but now C J Date sets out to solve the problem.


Foundation Game Design With HTML5 And JavaScript (Friends of Ed)
Wednesday, 20 February 2013

If you’ve never done any programming before and don’t know where to start, this book will show you how to make games from start to finish. You’ll learn all the latest programming technologies (HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) to create your games. All written in a fun and friendly style with open-ended projects that encourage you to build your own original games.


Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Unleashed (Sams)
Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 supports Windows 8, Windows Phone, WindowsRT, and Windows Azure cloud development. By focusing entirely on Visual Studio 2012 Professional, the authors have gone deeper into Microsoft’s core product than ever before with coverage debugging through refactoring, automation through enterprise-class development.


Beginning ASP .NET 4.5 in C# 5th Ed (Apress)
Monday, 18 February 2013

Now updated to .NET 4.5 this is a 5th Edition. In his review of previous edition Ian Elliot awarded  5* (top) rating concluding: covers just about everything you need to know about ASP.NET in an up-to-date and modern style but without deviating into fashionable territory such as Silverlight or MVC.



Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting (Wrox)
Friday, 15 February 2013

Provides in–depth coverage of best practices for troubleshooting performance problems based on a solid understanding of both SQL Server and Windows internals. Shows how to master the use of specific troubleshooting tools and how to interpret their output to identify and resolve any performance issue on any server running SQL Server.


A Computable Universe: Understanding And Exploring Nature As Computation (World Scientific)
Thursday, 14 February 2013

Dedicated to the memory of Alan Turing and with a foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, discusses the foundations of computation in relation to nature, asking What is computation? How does nature compute? World-renowned experts discuss computation from a variety of perspectives,


USB: The Universal Serial Bus (Forever Young)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Learn to program the four major USB controllers, UHCI, OHCI, EHCI, and the new xHCI, and communicate with devices attached to their root hubs, without operating system intervention. This book teachs you how to communicate with the bare hardware to request the device descriptors and then send and received data from various USB devices including USB external Hubs.


GWT in Action 2nd Edition (Manning)
Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The open source Google Web Toolkit lets you write web application in Java, and it crosscompiles it into JavaScript. This updated edition covers the new features introduced in GWT 2.4 and 2.5 and best development practices that have emerged in the GWT community. After an introduction to GWT and Ajax get up to speed with GWT concepts and tools.


Async in C# 5.0 (O'Reilly)
Monday, 11 February 2013

If you’re writing applications that call for asynchronous programming, this concise hands-on guide shows you how the async feature in C# 5.0 can make the process much simpler. Written for experienced C# programmers contains code examples to extend for your own projects.



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