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)

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.


Violent Python (Syngress)
Friday, 08 February 2013

Shows how to move from a theoretical understanding of offensive computing concepts to a practical implementation and forge your own weapons using the Python programming language. This book demonstrates how to write Python scripts to automate large-scale network attacks, extract metadata, and investigate forensic artifacts.


Beginning R: An Introduction to Statistical Programming (Apress)
Thursday, 07 February 2013

R has become the de facto standard for doing, teaching, and learning computational statistics. This hands-on book shows how to use the open-source statistical language to write and save scripts, build and import data files, and write your own custom statistical functions.


Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures 2nd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Up-to-date coverage of every DBA task, including creating database environments, data modeling, normalization, design, performance, data integrity, compliance, governance, security, backup/recovery, disaster planning, data and storage management and more.


HTML5 for .NET Developers (Manning)
Monday, 04 February 2013

Teaches professional software engineers how to integrate the latest HTML5 APIs and semantic markup into rich web applications using JavaScript, ASP.NET MVC, and WCF. Written from the .NET perspective, this book is full of practical applications and ways to connect the new web standards with your existing development practices.


X86 Assembly Language and C Fundamentals (CRC Press)
Friday, 01 February 2013

Explains how to write programs in the X86 assembly language, the C programming language, and X86 assembly language modules embedded in a C program. A wealth of program design examples, including the complete code and outputs, help you grasp the concepts more easily. 


HTML5 Canvas and CSS3 Graphics Primer (Mercury)
Thursday, 31 January 2013

Covers the features of HTML5 Canvas, CSS3 graphics, and shows how you can extend the power of CSS3 with SVG in an approach intended to be accessible to people who have limited knowledge of HTML and JavaScript. Includes a companion DVD with source code and graphics.


Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours (Sams)
Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Get up and running with JavaScript in 24 sessions of 1 hour or less. Using a step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon a real-world foundation and walks you through the most common JavaScript programming tasks. Quizzes and exercises help you build and test your knowledge and tips point out shortcuts and solutions. 


A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 29 January 2013

This book tells the story of an extraordinary experiment and journey. Could agile principles be applied to re-architect an enormous legacy code base? Could agile enable both timely delivery and ongoing innovation? Could it really be applied to 400+ developers distributed across four states, three continents, and four business units?



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