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)

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.


Joomla! Templates (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 05 October 2012

A complete, authorized guide to template design, development, and customization with Joomla!. Packed with examples provides essential knowledge about usability, CSS, information architecture, PHP, JavaScript, accessibility, even creating new HTML5-native mobile views, today’s most exciting new Joomla! capability.


WebGL: Up and Running (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 04 October 2012

With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn essential WebGL development and production concepts, using the JavaScript 3D engine, Three.js. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together and build a full 3D application with WebGL. You don’t need games or 3D graphics experience to get started but so need HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and a familiarity with JQuery and Ajax.

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Contrast Data Mining (CRC Press)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012

Collects recent results from this specialized area of data mining that have previously been scattered in the literature. Its case studies illustrate the many useful and powerful capabilities of various contrast mining techniques and algorithms and reveal how contrast mining can solve challenging problems in numerous scientific, medical, and business domains.


Decompiling Android (Apress)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012

Looks at why Android apps can be decompiled to recover their source code - a problem that means developers are unwittingly releasing apps with back doors for obtaining credit card information and database logins to back-end systems - and how you can protect your code from prying eyes. Decompiling is also a good way to see how good and bad Android apps are constructed.


NoSQL Distilled (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 01 October 2012

Subtitled "A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence" this is a concise but thorough introduction to this rapidly emerging technology - a fast-paced guide to the concepts you need to know in order to evaluate whether NoSQL databases are right for your needs and, if so, which technologies you should explore further.


Learn to Solder: Tools and Techniques for Assembling Electronics (Make)
Saturday, 29 September 2012

Learn the fundamentals of soldering and pick up an essential skill for building electronic gadgets. You’ll discover how to preheat and tin your iron, make a good solder joint, desolder cleanly (when things don't quite go right), and how to use helping hands to hold components in place. This concise (50-page) book is part of MAKE’s Getting Started with Soldering Kit.


Learn Objective-C On The Mac 2nd Ed (Apress)
Friday, 28 September 2012

Newly updated guide to Objective-C lets you learn to write apps for the iPhone and iPad (using iOS), as well as the Mac (using OS X). It is a complete course on the basics of Objective-C using Apple’s newest Xcode tools and provides an introduction to object-oriented programming.



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