Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Learning iOS Programming: From Xcode to App Store 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 06 June 2012

Covers the steps necessary for developing your first marketable iOS application, from opening Xcode to submitting your product to the App Store. Learn about Objective-C and the core frameworks hands-on by writing iOS applications that use them, aqcuiring the basic skills for building applications independently. Packed with code samples, this 2nd edition is refreshed and updated for iOS 5 and Xcode 4.


Hadoop: The Definitive Guide 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 05 June 2012

Learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. For programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters, this book has case studies that demonstrate how Hadoop is used.  New edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including material on the new MapReduce API. 


Programming Clojure, 2nd Ed (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 04 June 2012

Update to the classic book on the Clojure language by Stuart Halloway and Aaron Bedra, both members of Clojure/core . Covers all the new features of Clojure 1.3 in reorganized and rewritten chapters that reflect the significance of new Clojure concepts. Many code examples have been rewritten or replaced, and every page has been reevaluated for Clojure 1.3.


The Audio Expert (Focal Press)
Sunday, 03 June 2012

With in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, common sense explanations and mechanical analogies and minimal math, this book is for people who want to understand audio at a deep technical level. Brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're  related.


Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition (Cambridge University Press)
Saturday, 02 June 2012

To commemorate the centenary of Turing's birth, this republication of his mother's biography is enriched by a new foreword by Martin Davis and a never-before-published memoir by Alan's older brother. The contrast between this memoir and the original biography reveals tensions and sheds new light on Turing's relationship with his family, and on the man himself.


Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration (Wrox)
Friday, 01 June 2012

SQL Server 2012 will impact how DBAs administer the database. This book deciphers how its new features will affect methods that have been used for years. With tips, tricks, and workarounds for handling difficult  issues, this how–to guide covers performance tuning, backup and recovery, scaling and replication, clustering, and security.


Pro JavaFX 2 (Apress)
Thursday, 31 May 2012

This "Definitive Guide To Rich Clients With Java Technology" covers the JavaFX API, development tools, and best practices, with code examples that explore the  new features provided with JavaFX 2. Its tutorials cover virtually every facet of JavaFX development and its reference materials augment the JavaFX API documentation.


Using Drupal (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Take advantage of Drupal’s collection of community-contributed modules. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop websites including a job posting board, photo gallery, online store, product review database, and event calendar. The second edition focuses on Drupal 7, the latest version of this open source system.


The iOS 5 Developer's Cookbook 3rd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Ready-made code solutions for the iOS 5 development challenges you’re most likely to face, eliminating trial-and-error and helping you build reliable apps from the very beginning. Teaches each new concept and technique through robust code that is easy to reuse and extend. 3rd edition revised to cover iOS 5, Xcode 4.2, Objective-C 2.0’s ARC, LLVM, and more


Content Strategy for the Web 2nd Ed (New Riders)
Monday, 28 May 2012

New edition of "the go-to handbook for creating an effective content strategy" has a foreword by Facebook's content strategist Sarah Cancilla, updated material and some all-new chapters. Read Sue Gee's review of the first edition for information about the rest.



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