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.

PowerShell and WMI (Manning)
Sunday, 28 October 2012

An example-driven guide for administrators managing networks of Windows servers and desktops. With 150 practical examples, including ready-to-reuse scripts and techniques, you'll learn the ins and outs of automating WMI via PowerShell v3. You'll also find deep coverage of all aspects of Windows administration, including IIS, DNS and Hyper-V.

<ASIN:1617290114 >

CSS Solutions (Friends of ED)
Friday, 26 October 2012

CSS3 brings changes, additions, and improvements  across a range of new modules that allow you to work with colors and fonts accurately and use media queries to ensure correct styling across a multitude of devices. The new technologies bring more tags to learn and more avenues for things to go wrong. This collection of solutions to the most common CSS3 problems contains sample code. 


Getting Started with Storm (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 25 October 2012

Even as big data is turning the world upside down, the next phase of the revolution is already taking shape: real-time data analysis. This hands-on guide introduces you to Storm, a distributed, JVM-based system for processing streaming data. Simple tutorials, sample Java code, and a complete real-world scenario, show how to build fast, fault-tolerant solutions that process results as soon as the data arrives.


Objective-C Recipes (Apress)
Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Provides a problem solution approach for dealing with key aspects of Objective-C programming, ensuring you have the reference you need to successfully execute common programming tasks. You will see how to use the features of the Objective-C programming language and the Foundation framework, and the benefits of using Objective-J as an alternative.


Head First HTML and CSS 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything you have been told about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Get to know and understand CSS, Cascading Style Sheets. By the same authors as Head First HTML5 Programming.


Start Here! Learn the Kinect API (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 22 October 2012

Learn the fundamentals of programming with the Kinect API and begin building apps that use motion tracking, voice recognition, and more. This book introduces  concepts and techniques through explanations, examples, and exercises for those with experience programming with C#. See our review of this "Highly Recommended" book.


Beginning Windows 8 Application Development (Wrox)
Friday, 19 October 2012

Learn to use exciting new development tools and create applications for Windows 8. This book provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK. and includes reusable examples that showcase the  possibilities of the Windows SDK. It also introduces the new Windows 8 app store.


Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days 6th ed (Sams)
Thursday, 18 October 2012

This is a book that has been updated through successive versions of Java. This edition claims to cover Java 7 and Android. It covers the Java language and its class libraries in 21 days, organized into 3 weeks. In the first you cover the Java language, in the second useful classes including Swing and in the third advanced topics. Only on the final day do you get to developing mobile apps.

<ASIN: 0672329433>

Google Script (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Shows you how to use Google Scripts, the JavaScript-based language that provides a complete web-based development platform - with no downloads, configuration, or compiling required. Learn how to add functionality to Gmail, spreadsheets, and other Google services, or build data-driven apps that run from a spreadsheet or in a browser window.

<ASIN: 1449318525>

Pro Android Augmented Reality (Apress)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Walks you through the foundations of building an augmented reality application. From using various software and Android hardware sensors, such as an accelerometer or a magnetometer (compass), you'll learn the building blocks of augmented reality for both marker- and location-based apps. Case studies are included in this book to help you integrate rich media best augmented reality.

Learn Electronics with Arduino (Apress)
Monday, 15 October 2012

Learn electronics concepts while building practical devices like a servo motor controller, and a robotic arm and fun gadgets based on the Arduino using  the discovery method. Instead of starting with terminology and abstract concepts, start by building prototypes with solderless breadboards, basic components, and scavenged electronic parts.


Presentation Patterns (Addison-Wesley)
Saturday, 13 October 2012

Categorizes and organizes the building blocks (or patterns) that you’ll need to communicate effectively using presentation tools like Keynote and PowerPoint. Each pattern is introduced with a memorable name, a definition,  a brief explanation of motivation, where the pattern applies, the consequences of applying it, and how to apply it.



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