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)

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.


SOA Governance in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Covering  REST and WS-* architectures this book is a hands-on guide for developers and technology leads who need to develop and implement policies for SOA projects. Using an extensive case study, it introduces the fundamentals of good governance, the best practices for implementing them, and how to support governance using various open source tools.


JQuery Mobile (Peachpit Press)
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

This title in the Develop and Design series covers the latest version of the jQuery Mobile Framework and shows you step-by-step how to get started, how to write code, and ultimately how to create mobile websites using the jQuery Mobile framework. The book is hands-on, with code examples (with corresponding on-line demos) and activities throughout.


Think Python (O'Reilly)
Monday, 27 August 2012

If you want to learn to program, Python is an excellent way to start. This hands-on guide takes you through the language one step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before moving on to functions, recursion, data structures, and object-oriented design. With exercises in each chapter, ideal for students at the high school or college level, self-learners and professionals who need to learn programming basics.


Web Design in Simple Steps, 2nd Ed (Pearson)
Sunday, 26 August 2012

Discover everything you want to know about web design in this easy to use guide, from the most essential tasks that you’ll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you’ll encounter. Covers all aspects from initial concept to final testing including planning and designing your site to maximise the user experience and navigation.


Arduino Wearables (Apress)
Saturday, 25 August 2012

An introduction to wearable computing, prototyping, and smart materials using the Arduino platform. Every chapter takes you all the way from idea to finished project. Even if you have no experience with Arduino, this book will get you set up with all the materials, software, and hardware you need; you'll complete simple projects first, and then build on your growing expertise to make more complex projects.


RTP: Audio and Video for the Internet (Addison Wesley)
Friday, 24 August 2012

The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) provides a framework for delivery of audio and video across IP networks.Bringing together information that was previously scattered or difficult to find, this book provides detailed technical guidance for designing, implementing, and managing any RTP-based system and using RTP in a wide range applications.


Understanding IPv6 3rd Ed (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 23 August 2012

This "Essential Guide to Implementing IPv6 on Window" provides in-depth technical information to put IPv6 technology to work, including networks with hardware running Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Best practices for using IPv6 services in your Windows network,for IT professionals, students and network administrators.


Liferay in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Guide to building portals with Liferay 6, an enterprise-ready development platform that integrates with your existing backend systems to provide a rich interactive user experience.  Liferay uses standard Java and JavaScript, along with built-in SOAP and JSON support for web services and is available in both a free, open source version  and a fully-supported commercial edition.


Enterprise Software Delivery (IBM Press)
Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Subtitled "Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain" this book presents detailed, actionable techniques for building software supply chains that improve agility and innovation while responding to growing cost pressure. Demonstrates how to integrate and leverage global outsourced teams, collaborative application lifecycle management, and cloud-based virtual infrastructures.


Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day (Sams)
Monday, 20 August 2012

In just one hour a day, you’ll have all the skills you need to begin programming in C++. Quickly master the basics, and then move on to more advanced features and concepts. Completely updated for the C++11 standard, this book presents the language from a practical point of view, helping you learn how to use C++11 to create faster, simpler, and more efficient C++ applications.



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