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)

Learning Node (O'Reilly)
Friday, 14 September 2012

Take your web development skills from browser to server with Node and learn how to write fast, highly scalable network applications on this JavaScript-based platform. With this hands-on guide, you’ll master Node’s core fundamentals, gain experience with several built-in and contributed modules, and learn the differences and parallels between client- and server-side programming.


SOA with REST (Prentice Hall)
Thursday, 13 September 2012

The latest title in the Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl has the subtitle Patterns & Constraints for Building Enterprise Solutions with REST. It is a comprehensive tutorial and reference for designing and building RESTful services in conjucntion with service-orineted architecture.


Learning JavaScript (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 12 September 2012

With the arrival of HTML5, jQuery, and Ajax, JavaScript web development skills are more valuable  than ever. This   hands-on JavaScript tutorial covers the fundamentals of Modern JavaScript.  Using line-by-line code walkthroughs and end-of-chapter exercises, it will help you get results fast, even if you’ve never written a line of JavaScript before.


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.



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