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.


Pearson Education (InformIT)

The Connected Company (O'Reilly)
Friday, 02 November 2012

To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system.


C++ Primer 5th Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 01 November 2012

Fully updated and recast for the newly released C++11 standard, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to C++ will help you to learn the language fast, and to use it in modern, highly effective ways. Highlighting today’s best practices, the authors show how to use both the core language and its standard library to write efficient, readable, and powerful code.


Learn HTML5 and JavaScript For Android (Apress)
Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Guides you through the creation of a mobile web app. You'll put the HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript skills you learn into practice, giving you first-hand experience that will be useful in developing your own web apps for Android smartphones and tablets.
Throughout this book, you will learn new skills and bring them together in a web app that runs on the Android platform as well as other mobile platforms.


PHP & MySQL In Easy Steps (In Easy Steps)
Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Assuming no prior knowledge this colorful book begins by showing how to install a free web server, the PHP interpreter and MySQL database server to create an environment in which you can produce data-driven server-side web pages. Provides syntax-highlighted code for each example. See our review of SQL In Easy Steps by the same author in this series.


PowerShell and WMI (Manning)
Sunday, 28 October 2012

An example-driven guide for administrators managing networks of Windows servers and desktops. With 150 practical examples, including ready-to-reuse scripts and techniques, you'll learn the ins and outs of automating WMI via PowerShell v3. You'll also find deep coverage of all aspects of Windows administration, including IIS, DNS and Hyper-V.

<ASIN:1617290114 >

CSS Solutions (Friends of ED)
Friday, 26 October 2012

CSS3 brings changes, additions, and improvements  across a range of new modules that allow you to work with colors and fonts accurately and use media queries to ensure correct styling across a multitude of devices. The new technologies bring more tags to learn and more avenues for things to go wrong. This collection of solutions to the most common CSS3 problems contains sample code. 


Getting Started with Storm (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 25 October 2012

Even as big data is turning the world upside down, the next phase of the revolution is already taking shape: real-time data analysis. This hands-on guide introduces you to Storm, a distributed, JVM-based system for processing streaming data. Simple tutorials, sample Java code, and a complete real-world scenario, show how to build fast, fault-tolerant solutions that process results as soon as the data arrives.


Objective-C Recipes (Apress)
Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Provides a problem solution approach for dealing with key aspects of Objective-C programming, ensuring you have the reference you need to successfully execute common programming tasks. You will see how to use the features of the Objective-C programming language and the Foundation framework, and the benefits of using Objective-J as an alternative.


Head First HTML and CSS 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything you have been told about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Get to know and understand CSS, Cascading Style Sheets. By the same authors as Head First HTML5 Programming.


Start Here! Learn the Kinect API (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 22 October 2012

Learn the fundamentals of programming with the Kinect API and begin building apps that use motion tracking, voice recognition, and more. This book introduces  concepts and techniques through explanations, examples, and exercises for those with experience programming with C#. See our review of this "Highly Recommended" book.


Beginning Windows 8 Application Development (Wrox)
Friday, 19 October 2012

Learn to use exciting new development tools and create applications for Windows 8. This book provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK. and includes reusable examples that showcase the  possibilities of the Windows SDK. It also introduces the new Windows 8 app store.


Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days 6th ed (Sams)
Thursday, 18 October 2012

This is a book that has been updated through successive versions of Java. This edition claims to cover Java 7 and Android. It covers the Java language and its class libraries in 21 days, organized into 3 weeks. In the first you cover the Java language, in the second useful classes including Swing and in the third advanced topics. Only on the final day do you get to developing mobile apps.

<ASIN: 0672329433>


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