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.


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PHP Advanced and Object-oriented Programming (Peachpit Press)
Wednesday, 09 January 2013

Take your PHP skills to the next level with this fully revised and updated third edition of Larry Ullman's Visual QuickPro Guide. Fourteen chapters of step-by-step content cover specific topics in direct, focused segments to show how PHP is used in real-world applications.


Microsoft Excel 2010 Programming by Example with VBA, XML, and ASP (Mercury)
Tuesday, 08 January 2013

A practical how-to book on Excel programming, suitable for readers already familiar with the Excel user interface. Introduces programming concepts via hands-on exercises and custom projects. Goes from recording and editing a macro and writing VBA code to working with XML documents and using classic ASP to access and display data on the Web.


A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 07 January 2013

Linux is today’s dominant Internet server platform. System administrators and Web developers need deep Linux fluency, including expert knowledge of shells and the command line. Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools sysadmins, developers, and power users need most in this day-to-day reference.


JQuery, JQuery UI, and JQuery Mobile (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 04 January 2013

This collection of recipes brings together more than one hundred self-contained, downloadable examples, each with an in-depth explanation of how the code works and how to adapt it for your own needs. You can apply them immediately in virtually any web or mobile app, and with any server-side platform, including PHP, .NET, Java, Ruby, Node.js, or Python.


Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition (Sams)
Thursday, 03 January 2013

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by to reflect the new Ubuntu 12.10 ("Quantal Quetzal") and the forthcoming Ubuntu 13.04. Covers all you need to know about installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and techniques you won't find in any other book.


Practical AVR Microcontrollers (Apress)
Wednesday, 02 January 2013

Learn how to create games, gadgets, and home automation peojects with the AVR microcontroller used in the Arduino. First set up your development environment and learn how the "naked" AVR differs from the Arduino. Then  gain experience by building a few simple gizmos and learning how everything can be interconnected before proceeding to projects.



Foundations of Machine Learning (MIT Press)
Tuesday, 01 January 2013

This graduate-level textbook introduces fundamental concepts and methods in machine learning. It describes several important modern algorithms, provides the theoretical underpinnings of these algorithms, and illustrates key aspects for their application. Presents novel theoretical tools and concepts while giving concise proofs even for relatively advanced topics.


DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 31 December 2012

Brings together standardized, repeatable techniques to quickly solve virtually any Linux server problem. Walks you through using DevOps techniques to troubleshoot everything from boot failures and corrupt disks to lost email and downed websites.


Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2012 in 24 Hours (Sams)
Friday, 28 December 2012

Learn how to build  applications with Visual Basic 2012. The step-by-step approach covers the entire process, from navigating VB 2012 to deploying finished solutions.See our review of 2010 edition. New edition does not include CD.


Effective JavaScript (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 27 December 2012

In order to master JavaScript, you need to learn how to work effectively with the language’s flexible, expressive features and how to avoid its pitfalls. With 68 items arranged in seven chapters thisa book will deepen your understanding of this powerful language, so you can build more predictable, reliable, and maintainable programs.

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HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 26 December 2012

This hands-on book shows you how to work with HTML5, JavaScript MVC frameworks, and the latest W3C specifications to build mobile and desktop web apps that are widely supported across all browsers and devices. You’ll quickly master building client-side applications with a loosely coupled backend infrastructure that supports offline clients.


Beginning Windows 8 Application Development - XAML Edition (Apress)
Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Introduces you to the Windows 8 modern app design paradigm and the new Windows 8 programming model developed around this paradigm.  You'll learn to build rich, immersive applications designed to run on the many devices that will be powered by Windows 8.



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