Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
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.


The Universal Machine (Springer)
Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Subtitled "From the Dawn of Computing to Digital Consciousness" this book introduces the pioneers: Babbage, Turing, Apple's Wozniak and Jobs, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Zuckerberg. It looks at the changes computers have caused. In the future ubiquitous computing, AI, quantum and molecular computing could even make us immortal.


Beginning Silverlight 5 in C# (Apress)
Monday, 18 June 2012

Discover the tools needed for Silverlight 5 development, the roles each plays, and how they interact to produce a seamless result including Expression Design for creating Silverlight assests, Expression Blend, used to build user interaction and Visual Studio, which manages the interaction between designers and developers. See our review of previous edition.


The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation (Penguin Press)
Sunday, 17 June 2012

A wide-ranging and detailed look at the New Jersey lab which has been churning out useful discoveries since the early 1900s. A view of American research and development that will take engineers, scientists, and managers back to the golden age of invention in the U.S.


My iPad 4th Ed (Que)
Saturday, 16 June 2012

Task-based guide, with full-color images of preinstalled iPad apps helps you manage the content on your iPad. Advice on customizing settings, updating and running apps, setting up networking and email, surfing the web, using peripheral devices, editing photos  managing music, Updated to include coverage iOS 5.1 running on any iPad model, including the new 3rd generation iPad with 4G LTE.


Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours (Sams)
Friday, 15 June 2012

In 24 step-by-step sessions of one hour or less, learn how to develop mobile applications for Windows Phone 7. Covers the fundamentals of Windows Phone 7 app development with the Silverlight or the XNA Framework, and how to get your apps into the Windows Marketplace. One step at a time, master new features ranging from the new sensors to using launchers and choosers.


Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers 3rd Ed (Apress)
Thursday, 14 June 2012

For developers new to database programming, planning to create and deploy applications against SQL Server 2012. Now in its third edition, the book is enhanced to cover the very latest developments in SQL Server 2012 and now covers the no-cost Express Edition. See our review of the previous edition.


The C++ Standard Library, 2nd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The C++ standard library provides a set of common classes and interfaces that greatly extend the core C++ language but is not self-explanatory. This tutorial and reference, updated for C++11 , provides comprehensive documentation of each component, including purpose and design; explanations of complex concepts and practical programming details.



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