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)

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.

<ASIN: 144932357X>

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.


Griffon in Action (Manning)
Thursday, 27 September 2012

A comprehensive tutorial written for Java developers who want a more productive approach to UI development. After a quick Groovy tutorial, dive into Griffon, the Groovy-driven UI framework for the JVM that wraps and radically simplifies Swing.


Mastering the Requirements Process (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The third edition of this guide to "Getting Requirements Right" sets out the Volere process for gathering and verifying requirements and is suitable both for  a traditional or agile development environment. Newr features include the Brown Cow model for clearer viewpoints of the system and using story cards.

<ASIN: 0321815742>


Regular Expressions Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Take the guesswork out of using regular expressions. With more than 140 practical recipes, used by C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET, this cookbook provides everything you need to solve a wide range of real-world problems. Novices will learn basic skills and tools, and experienced users will find a wealth of detail. Each recipe provides samples you can use right away.


Deploying Rails (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 24 September 2012

Subtitled "Automate, Deploy, Scale, Maintain, and Sleep at Night" this book takes you on a guided tour of the current best practices in Rails deployment and management. You'll find in-depth explanations on effectively running a Rails app using open source tools such as Puppet, Capistrano, and Vagrant and learn how to use Ganglia and Nagios to monitor your application's health and gather metrics.


Beginning iOS Apps with Facebook and Twitter APIs (Apress)
Saturday, 22 September 2012

Shows you how to add the power of social networking to your mobile apps on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, helping  you write apps that connect to Facebook and Twitter quickly, securely, and discreetly. Instead of starting from scratch, let's you build on the resources, data storage capacity, and familiar features of these platforms.


Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 21 September 2012

This practical guide shows you how to develop a solid mobile strategy for the enterprise, starting with an effective mobile website. Provides essential architectural and implementation guidance, as well as mobile-specific design patterns for building cross-platform and native applications.



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