Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer (Make/O'Reilly)
Sunday, 29 July 2012

Easy-to-follow instructions for five projects that use Microsoft’s rapid prototyping Gadgeteer platform. No soldering involved you simply plug in modules that make gadget-building quick and easy. Ideal for beginners, this book shows you how to work with modules and other hardware in the Fez Spider Starter Kit, and how to program your with C#.


The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On (Princeton)
Saturday, 28 July 2012

The ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn't until the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were properly understood and rigorously defined, and even today not all their mysteries have been revealed. This comprehensive book on the subject tells the story of irrational numbers and the mathematicians who have tackled their challenges, from antiquity to the twenty-first century.


Deploying with JRuby (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Friday, 27 July 2012

JRuby deployments have fewer moving parts and consume less memory than traditional Ruby deployments, but to deploy your apps on the JVM, you need to learn some new approaches. This book introduces you to three JRuby deployment strategies and, along the way, to Vagrant, Puppet, Warbler, the Trinidad web server, TorqueBox and Jenkins.


Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications (OUP)
Thursday, 26 July 2012

A comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing information security for technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones, payment cards, and wireless local area networks. Focusing on the fundamental principles, it is a self-contained and widely accessible introductory text.


Programming in Go (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Shows how to write code that takes full advantage of Go’s breakthrough features and idioms making comparisons that shows how it improves on older languages and pointing out Go's key innovations.


The Well-Grounded Java Developer (Manning)
Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Subtitled "Vital techniques of Java 7 and polyglot programming" this book starts with thorough coverage of Java 7 features like try-with-resources and NIO.2 and then explores a cross-section of emerging JVM-based languages, including Groovy, Scala, and Clojure.


Alan Turing's Electronic Brain (OUP)
Monday, 23 July 2012

Paperback edition of the first detailed history of Turing's contributions to computer science. It contains first hand accounts by Turing and by the pioneers of computing who worked with him. As well as relating the story of the invention of the computer, the book clearly describes the hardware and software of the ACE - including the very first computer programs.


Create Your Own Photo Book (Rocky Nook)
Sunday, 22 July 2012

Guides you through the process of creating a printed and bound portfolio of your photographs, or even a bookstore-quality coffee table book. Learn about every step of the process, from selecting a book publishing service to designing and proofing your photo book. You'll get practical advice on how to work with software provided by services such as Blurb or Viovio, and will learn about relevant concepts of book design, color management, and digital printing.


C# 5.0 Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 21 July 2012

Covers the entire C# 5.0 language, including all of C#’s fundamentals; advanced topics such as operator overloading, type constraints, covariance & contravariance, iterators, nullable types, operator lifting, lambda expressions & closures and LINQ, starting with sequences, lazy execution and standard query operators, and finishing with a complete reference to query expressions



Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS (Apress)
Friday, 20 July 2012

Subtitled "Web Standards-Based Apps For iPhone, iPad, And iPod Touch", this book walks you through building a mobile web app from scratch using real-world examples. Learn about design considerations, mobile web frameworks, and HTML5 features like animation and graphics using Canvas. Also covers testing and has performance tips.



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