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)

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>

Google Script (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Shows you how to use Google Scripts, the JavaScript-based language that provides a complete web-based development platform - with no downloads, configuration, or compiling required. Learn how to add functionality to Gmail, spreadsheets, and other Google services, or build data-driven apps that run from a spreadsheet or in a browser window.

<ASIN: 1449318525>

Pro Android Augmented Reality (Apress)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Walks you through the foundations of building an augmented reality application. From using various software and Android hardware sensors, such as an accelerometer or a magnetometer (compass), you'll learn the building blocks of augmented reality for both marker- and location-based apps. Case studies are included in this book to help you integrate rich media best augmented reality.

Learn Electronics with Arduino (Apress)
Monday, 15 October 2012

Learn electronics concepts while building practical devices like a servo motor controller, and a robotic arm and fun gadgets based on the Arduino using  the discovery method. Instead of starting with terminology and abstract concepts, start by building prototypes with solderless breadboards, basic components, and scavenged electronic parts.


Presentation Patterns (Addison-Wesley)
Saturday, 13 October 2012

Categorizes and organizes the building blocks (or patterns) that you’ll need to communicate effectively using presentation tools like Keynote and PowerPoint. Each pattern is introduced with a memorable name, a definition,  a brief explanation of motivation, where the pattern applies, the consequences of applying it, and how to apply it.


Learning Web Design (O'Reilly)
Friday, 12 October 2012

This is  "Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics" shows you how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards,including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.


SOA Patterns (Manning)
Thursday, 11 October 2012

Shows how to build real SOA services that feature flexibility, availability, and scalability. Through a set of patterns, and antipatterns identifies the major SOA pressure points and provides reusable techniques to address them. Each pattern pairs the classic problem/solution format with a technology map, showing where specific solutions fit into the general pattern.


Programming Graphical User Interfaces in R (Chapman &Hall/CRC)
Wednesday, 10 October 2012

This how-to guide introduces each of the major R packages for GUI programming: RGtk2, qtbase, Tcl/Tk, and gWidgets with examples woven through the text as well as stand-alone demonstrations of simple applications.  Especially relevant to statisticians who aim to provide a practical interface to functionality implemented in R.



Drupal for Designers (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 09 October 2012

This is a compilation of three short guide: Planning Drupal Projects, Design and Prototyping for Drupal, and Drupal Development Tricks for Designers plus additional "director’s material." If you’re familiar with HTML and CSS, but struggling with Drupal’s learning curve, this guides you through site planning, teaches you how to create solid, user-centered design for the Drupal framework, and shows you tricks and techniques.


Pro JavaScript for Web Apps (Apress)
Monday, 08 October 2012

Provides information needed to create professional, optimized, and efficient JavaScript applications that will run across all devices. Showis how to combine JavaScript with the new features of HTML5 and CSS3, .focusing on ensuring apps provide the best experience, with smooth and responsive control and feedback and an intuitive and optimized interface.


Shipping Greatness (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 06 October 2012

In this guide, Chris Vander Mey provides a simplified approach to the entire software lifecycle, distilled from lessons learned as a manager at Amazon and Google.The first part of the book shows a step-by-step shipping process used by many of the best teams at Google and Amazon. Part II covers techniques, best practices, and skills for product, program, project, and engineering management.



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