Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Data Wrangling with Python (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 23 March 2016

How do you take your data analysis skills beyond Excel to the next level? By learning just enough Python to get stuff done. This hands-on guide shows non-programmers how to process information that’s initially too messy or difficult to access. You don't need to know a thing about the Python programming language to get started. 


OpenStack Cloud Application Development (Wrox)
Monday, 21 March 2016

Written by experts in the OpenStack community from Infoblox, Gigaspaces, GoDaddy, and Comcast, this book shows you how to work effectively and efficiently within the OpenStack platform to develop large, scalable applications without worrying about underlying hardware. Follow along with an OpenStack build that illustrates how and where each technology comes into play, as you learn expert tips and best practices that make your product stronger. 


A Machine Made this Book (Coherent Press)
Thursday, 17 March 2016

Using examples from the publishing industry, John Whitington introduces Computer Science to the uninitiated by exploring several questions. How do we decide where to put ink on a page to draw letters and pictures? How can computers represent all the world’s languages and writing systems? What exactly is a computer program, what and how does it calculate, and how can we build one?

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Sharing Big Data Safely (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Many big data-driven companies today are moving to protect certain types of data against intrusion, leaks, or unauthorized eyes. But how do you lock down data while granting access to people who need to see it? In this practical book subtitled "Managing Data Security", Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman offer two novel and practical solutions that you can implement right away. 


Computational Statistics Handbook with MATLAB, 3rd Ed (Chapman & Hall/CRC)
Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Wendy and Angel Martinez cover today’s most commonly used techniques in computational statistics while maintaining the same philosophy and writing style of the previous editions, keeping theoretical concepts to a minimum, while emphasizing the implementation of the methods.This third edition is updated with the latest version of MATLAB and the corresponding version of the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox.


Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway (Bloomsbury)
Sunday, 13 March 2016

John Horton Conway, who is in today's news for having set a maths challenge to celebrate Pi Day, is decribed by his biographer, Siobhan Roberts, as Archimedes, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Richard Feynman all rolled into one--a singular mathematician, with a rock star's charisma, a sly sense of humor, a polymath's promiscuous curiosity, and a burning desire to explain everything about the world to everyone in it. 


Building Maintainable Software, Java Edition (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 10 March 2016

Have you ever felt frustrated working with someone else’s code? Difficult-to-maintain source code is a big problem in software development today, leading to costly delays and defects. Written by consultants from the Software Improvement Group (SIG), this book presents 10 easy-to-follow guidelines for delivering Java software that are easy to maintain and adapt. 


Beginning Visual Basic 2015 (Wrox)
Wednesday, 09 March 2016

Precise, step-by-step instructions walk you through important tasks, and clear explanations targeted to beginners will have you writing your first Visual Basic application quickly. You'll start from the absolute beginning, assuming no prior programming experience, and then gradually build your skills to write Visual Basic applications for Windows and the Web. 


Rails, Angular, Postgres, and Bootstrap (PragmaticBookshelf)
Monday, 07 March 2016

Rails is a great tool for building web applications, but it's not the best at everything. Embrace the features built into your database. Learn how to use front-end frameworks. Seize the power of the application stack through AngularJS, Bootstrap, and PostgreSQL. When used together, these powerful and easy-to-use tools will open you to a new world of possibilities. In each chapter of this book, David Bryant Copeland shows how these technologies can work together inside a Rails app to deliver well-performing applications that offer great user experiences.


Hadoop 2 Quick-Start Guide (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 03 March 2016

With Hadoop 2.x and YARN, Hadoop moves beyond MapReduce to become practical for virtually any type of data processing. Hadoop 2.x and the Data Lake concept represent a radical shift away from conventional approaches to data usage and storage. In this guide, subtitled "Learn the Essentials of Big Data Computing in the Apache Hadoop 2 Ecosystem" Douglas Eadline covers the basics you need to know to install and use Hadoop 2 on personal computers or servers, and to navigate the powerful technologies that complement it.



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