Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
ATDD by Example (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 13 August 2012

With Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), business customers, testers, and developers can collaborate to produce testable requirements that help them build higher quality software more rapidly. ATDD pioneer Markus Gärtner walks you through deriving the right systems from business users, and implementing fully automated, functional tests.


Make Magazine Volume 30 (O'Reilly)
Sunday, 12 August 2012

The first magazine devoted entirely to do-it-yourself technology projects presents its 30th quarterly edition for people who like to tweak, disassemble, recreate, and invent cool new uses for technology. Using smartphones, wireless networks, the internet, simple microcontrollers, and even gesture recognition, DIY-style Smart Homes can now do everything promised and this issue shows you how.


Digital Photography In Simple Steps 2nd Ed (Pearson)
Saturday, 11 August 2012

Full cover easy-to-use guide covers every practical aspect of choosing and using a digital camera; from understanding its features and settings, to downloading and editing pictures onto your PC or laptop.  This book is filled with easy to understand practical tasks that will help you to achieve immediate results.


Disciplined Agile Delivery (IBM Press)
Friday, 10 August 2012

"A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise", introduces IBM’s Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework, which describes how to do this tailoring. DAD applies a more disciplined approach to agile development by acknowledging and dealing with the realities and complexities of a portfolio of interdependent program initiatives.


Beginning Silverlight 5 in C# 4th Ed (Apress)
Thursday, 09 August 2012

This 4th edition of Rober Lair's introduction to Silverlight has been updated to cover some of the features introduced with Silverlight 5, including H.264 protected content, right-click event handling, a new printing API, and support for the Managed Extensibility Framework. See our review of previous edition.


The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. This expanded 2nd edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Its 12 interviewees include Linus Torvalds and Tim O’Reilly.


Is Your Company Ready for Cloud? (IBM Press)
Tuesday, 07 August 2012

With the subtitle "Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business" this is a guide to cloud decision making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. It presents practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help you understand when cloud investments make sense and when they don’t.


The Go Programming Language Phrasebook (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 06 August 2012

Tested, easy-to-adapt code examples illuminate every step of Go development, helping you write highly scalable, concurrent software. Includes Go-specific idioms for working with strings, collections, arrays, error handling, goroutines, slices, maps, channels, numbers, dates, times, files, networking, web apps, the runtime, and more.


Digitized (Oxford University Press)
Sunday, 05 August 2012

Subtitled, The science of computers and how it shapes our world, this book explores how this young discipline grew from its theoretical conception by pioneers such as Turing, through its growth spurts in the Internet, its difficult adolescent stage where the promises of AI were never achieved and dot-com bubble burst, to its current stage as a (semi)mature field, now capable of remarkable achievements. 


Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 04 August 2012

Photoshop CS6 can be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. This book help you in learning Photoshop by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you’ll delve deep into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical advice you can use every day. Includes a guided tour of Photoshop’s new workspace.



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