Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
The Official Ubuntu Book (Prentice Hall)
Saturday, 18 August 2012

This 7th edition has been updated for Ubuntu 12.04, which comes supplied on DVD. It covers installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. New in this edition is coverage of the Unity desktop, an innovative new style of human-computer interaction that has undergone extensive development and testing. See our review of the 5th Edition.


Programming Computer Vision with Python (O'Reilly)
Friday, 17 August 2012

Hands-on introduction to computer vision. Provides complete code samples with explanations on how to reproduce and build upon each example, along with exercises to help you apply what you’ve learned. This book is ideal for students, researchers, and enthusiasts with basic programming and standard mathematical skills.


Practical API Design (Apress)
Thursday, 16 August 2012

Subtitled. Confessions of a Java Framework Architect this book is written by the designer of the NetBeans API at Sun Technologies, Jaroslav Tulach. Based on best practices, scalability, and API design patterns it sets out to teach you to write an API that will stand the test of time.


Core HTML5 Canvas (Prentice Hall)
Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Subtitled Graphics, Animation, and Game Development this book examines real-world uses of the Canvas API, such as interactively drawing and manipulating shapes and implementing text controls. You’ll see how to keep your applications responsive with web workers when you filter images, how to implement smooth animations, and how to create layered, 3D scrolling backgrounds with parallax.


ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action (Manning)
Tuesday, 14 August 2012

All examples in this revised edition are based on ASP.NET MVC 4, so you'll get full coverage of features such as the Razor view engine, Web Matrix helpers, and improved extensibility. You'll see how your ASP.NET applications can benefit from changes in the .NET Framework. See our review of the previous edition.


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.



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