Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
OpenGL Insights (A K Peters/CRC Press)
Friday, 29 June 2012

This edited volume presents real-world techniques for intermediate and advanced OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL developers and covers a range of topics, including OpenGL 4.2 and recent extensions. It explains how to optimize real-time rendering for mobile devices, explores the design of WebGL libraries, and discusses OpenGL in the classroom.


Pro iOS Web Design and Development (Apress)
Thursday, 28 June 2012

Shows how to design websites and develop web applications for iPhone and iPad using web standards deployed with Apple's Safari browser. Uses HTML5 to do the heavy lifting, CSS3 to create the look and feel, and JavaScript to add program logic to mobile sites and Web applications.


Clojure Programming (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Demonstrates Clojure’s flexibility by showing how it can be used for web programming and working with databases, up through applications that require safe, effective concurrency and parallelism. Covers the full Clojure development experience, from how to organize your project and build tooling, to how to deploy your finished application in a cloud environment.


Inside Windows Debugging (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear.


Seven Databases in Seven Weeks (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 25 June 2012

This Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement covers Redis, Neo4J, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Riak and Postgres. In the tradition of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, it explores the essential concepts at the core each technology. So, with each database, you'll tackle a real-world data problem that highlights its concepts and features.


Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Peachpit Press)
Sunday, 24 June 2012

Goes beyond the software manual in exploring key software techniques to help you organize and process your images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, including the recently announced Version 4. From importing images, to making minor fixes and local edits, to applying special effects to fine-tune your photographs.


Alan Turing: The Enigma The Centenary Edition
Saturday, 23 June 2012

Andrew Hodge's classic bigraphy of Alan Turing has been revised and re-issued to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. It is described as "The full story behind the persecuted genius of wartime codebreaking and the computer revolution." Published in the US by Princeton University Press and in the UK by Vintage (978-0099116417).


JavaScript Pocket Reference 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Friday, 22 June 2012

JavaScript has become the programming language of the Web but is different from other languages. Based content distilled from David Flanagan’s JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, this quick guide to JavaScript’s features and quirks is ideal for experienced programmers coming to JavaScript from another environment, as well as developers experienced with it.


Scala in Depth (Manning)
Thursday, 21 June 2012

Scala is a powerful JVM language that blends the functional and OO programming models. This book brings much needed examples and insights. There's little heavy-handed theory here—just dozens of crisp, practical techniques for coding in Scala eritten for readers who know Java or another OO language.


Adobe Edge Preview 5 (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 20 June 2012

This "Missing Manual" is aimed at novice web designers. It starts by explaining how to create simple animations using Edge's timeline, then creates more complex projects like interactive portfolios or photo galleries. The book doesn't assume you have prior coding or scripting experience and provides examples that show how  standard web tools work together.



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