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.

Managing Humans (Apress)
Tuesday, 11 September 2012

This collection of  "Biting And Humorous Tales"  is drawn from Michel Lopp's management experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland, among others. If you are  an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will help you survive and prosper amongst the general craziness.


YUI 3 Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Monday, 10 September 2012

Solve a wide range of problems in your web application quickly and efficiently with the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). This getting-started guide introduces specific implementation patterns for the open source JavaScript library for everything from simple page effects to sophisticated web apps and  modules that load on demand.


Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript 2nd Ed (Friends of ED)
Saturday, 08 September 2012

Shows the entire process of building a website, which involves much more than just technical knowledge. There is far more to building a successful website than knowing a little Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Introduces the agile development process, explaining why this method makes so much sense for web projects.


Silverlight 5 In Action (Manning)
Friday, 07 September 2012

A thorough revision of  Silverlight 4 In Action, see our review. This comprehensive guide teaches Silverlight from the ground up, covering all the new v. 5 features in depth. You'll also explore WCF RIA Services, MVVM, and more—with dozens of code samples you can use in Visual Studio 2010 or the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.


Learn ASP.NET 4.0, C# and Visual Studio 2010 Expert Skills (Smart Method)
Thursday, 06 September 2012

The Smart Method provides an entirely new way to learn ASP.NET, C# and Visual Studio. This book won't waste your time by teaching basic skills that you already know. All of that material is covered already in our beginner's Essential Skills book. By assuming that you are already able to use the basic features, far more ground can be covered. The book is also available as a DVD.

<ASIN:0955459990 >

VMware Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 05 September 2012

This "Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use" is a cookbook with scores of step-by-step solutions to help you work with VMware ESXi in a wide range of network environments. You’ll not only learn the basics—how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines—but also how to troubleshoot problems, and deal with security.


Practical HTML5 Projects (Apress)
Tuesday, 04 September 2012

This book is all about saving time. Busy web developers should not have to plow through pages of theory or history only to discover that no practical applications are provided, nor should they have to read a paragraph five times to extract some meaning from it. All of the techniques within this book are explained using fully worked examples that you can immediately apply to your own projects.

<ASIN: 1430242752 >

Cloud Computing (Easy Steps)
Monday, 03 September 2012

Corporations, small businesses and individuals are all embracing cloud computing that looks set to revolutionise how we create, store and share data. From Gmail to Amazon's cloud-based services moving from a centralised computing platform to one that can be mobile, scalable and always available is now a reality. This colorful book, written in plain English, is for the non-technical reader.


Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide (O'Reilly)
Sunday, 02 September 2012

Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how it solves problems the Finder can’t handle. Learn commands for  tasks such as killing programs that refuse to quit, renaming a large batch of files in seconds, or running jobs in the background while you do other work. After an overview of the Terminal and its partner, the shell,  dive into commands, each with a concise description of its purpose and features.


Working with Microsoft Office 365 (Microsoft Press)
Saturday, 01 September 2012

Subtitled "Running Your Small Business in the Cloud", has extensive walkthroughs, easy-to-follow procedures, and real-world tips showing how to implement Office 365 for professionals and small businesses. You’ll also gain valuable knowledge on configuring, deploying, and maintaining Office 365 no matter which plan you choose.


Practical Common Lisp (Apress)
Friday, 31 August 2012

An introduction to Lisp as a language for the real world using  Common Lisp, which provides you with an overall understanding of the language features and how they work. Over a third of the book is devoted to practical examples, such as the core of a spam filter and a web application for browsing MP3s and streaming them via the Shoutcast protocol to any standard MP3 client software.


JQuery Mobile in 24 Hours (Sam's Teach Yourself)
Thursday, 30 August 2012

jQuery Mobile makes it easy to add "native" mobile functionality to sites and applications, This book helps readers master the latest version of jQuery Mobile, even if they have no previous experience. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that's come before, teaching jQuery Mobile's newest features in the context of real solution development.



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