Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Inside Windows Debugging (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear.


Seven Databases in Seven Weeks (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 25 June 2012

This Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement covers Redis, Neo4J, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Riak and Postgres. In the tradition of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, it explores the essential concepts at the core each technology. So, with each database, you'll tackle a real-world data problem that highlights its concepts and features.


Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Peachpit Press)
Sunday, 24 June 2012

Goes beyond the software manual in exploring key software techniques to help you organize and process your images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, including the recently announced Version 4. From importing images, to making minor fixes and local edits, to applying special effects to fine-tune your photographs.


Alan Turing: The Enigma The Centenary Edition
Saturday, 23 June 2012

Andrew Hodge's classic bigraphy of Alan Turing has been revised and re-issued to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. It is described as "The full story behind the persecuted genius of wartime codebreaking and the computer revolution." Published in the US by Princeton University Press and in the UK by Vintage (978-0099116417).


JavaScript Pocket Reference 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Friday, 22 June 2012

JavaScript has become the programming language of the Web but is different from other languages. Based content distilled from David Flanagan’s JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, this quick guide to JavaScript’s features and quirks is ideal for experienced programmers coming to JavaScript from another environment, as well as developers experienced with it.


Scala in Depth (Manning)
Thursday, 21 June 2012

Scala is a powerful JVM language that blends the functional and OO programming models. This book brings much needed examples and insights. There's little heavy-handed theory here—just dozens of crisp, practical techniques for coding in Scala eritten for readers who know Java or another OO language.


Adobe Edge Preview 5 (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 20 June 2012

This "Missing Manual" is aimed at novice web designers. It starts by explaining how to create simple animations using Edge's timeline, then creates more complex projects like interactive portfolios or photo galleries. The book doesn't assume you have prior coding or scripting experience and provides examples that show how  standard web tools work together.


The Universal Machine (Springer)
Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Subtitled "From the Dawn of Computing to Digital Consciousness" this book introduces the pioneers: Babbage, Turing, Apple's Wozniak and Jobs, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Zuckerberg. It looks at the changes computers have caused. In the future ubiquitous computing, AI, quantum and molecular computing could even make us immortal.


Beginning Silverlight 5 in C# (Apress)
Monday, 18 June 2012

Discover the tools needed for Silverlight 5 development, the roles each plays, and how they interact to produce a seamless result including Expression Design for creating Silverlight assests, Expression Blend, used to build user interaction and Visual Studio, which manages the interaction between designers and developers. See our review of previous edition.


The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation (Penguin Press)
Sunday, 17 June 2012

A wide-ranging and detailed look at the New Jersey lab which has been churning out useful discoveries since the early 1900s. A view of American research and development that will take engineers, scientists, and managers back to the golden age of invention in the U.S.



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