Book Watch Archive
Formulas and Functions: Microsoft Excel 2010 (Que)
Thursday, 15 July 2010

Paul McFedries cuts through Excel's complexity, demystifying the most valuable features for spreadsheet model-builders: formulas, functions, ranges, and data analysis tools. Drawing on his experience simplifying difficult technologies for mainstream users, McFedries walks through using these features to solve a wide variety of real-world problems.


Write Your Way into Animation and Games (Focal Press)
Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Provides a wealth of information for pursuing a career as a writer in the game and animation industries by way of tips and tricks and advice as to how to generate ideas and create compelling storylines, concepts, and narratives and navigate the business aspects.

<ASIN: 024081343X>

iPad Application Sketch Book (Apress)
Tuesday, 13 July 2010

This really is a sketch pad and simply contains 150 empty templates which are best described as graph paper with a frame that reproduces the iPad look and dimensions. Sheets are perforated and bound so as to lie flat.


Best Android Apps (O'Reilly)
Monday, 12 July 2010

Thousands of apps are available to make your Android device do just about anything you can think of  -  so many  that it's been difficult to find the best.  The authors have tested and handpicked more than 200 apps and games, each listed with a description and details highlighting the app's valuable tips and special features.


Web Operations: Keeping the Data On Time (O'Reilly)
Monday, 12 July 2010

In this collection of essays and interviews, web veterans such as Theo Schlossnagle, Baron Schwartz, and Alistair Croll offer insights into this evolving field. You'll find stories from the trenches and from builders of some of the biggest sites on the Web covering what's necessary to help a site thrive.


Python Essential Reference (Addison Wesley)
Friday, 09 July 2010

Fourth edition has been updated to include features and library modules introduced in Python 2.6 and Python 3. Designed for the professional programmer, the book is concise and highly accessible and includes detailed information on many advanced subjects not available in either the official documentation or any other single reference source.


The JavaScript Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press)
Thursday, 08 July 2010
This pocket-sized volume is intended to serve both as quick introduction to the language and as a handy reference. It's packed with tips as well as JavaScript syntax, methods, and properties. An introductory chapter covers JavaScript basics and brings the novice programmer up to speed.
Hybrid Animation: Integrating 2D and 3D Assets (Focal Press)
Wednesday, 07 July 2010

Successful animators will often use multiple forms of animation in a single project. With the knowledge of 3D and 2D assets and the integration of multiple mediums into a single project, animators have a wealth of creative resources available for a project not limited to a specific animation medium, software package or workflow processs.



Beautiful Visualization (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 06 July 2010

Visualization is the graphic presentation of data -- portrayals meant to reveal complex information at a glance. This collection of essays examines the methods of two dozen experts who approach their projects from a variety of perspectives -- as artists, designers, commentators, scientists, analysts, statisticians, and more.


iPhone Programming (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
Monday, 05 July 2010

Based on Big Nerd Ranch's iPhone Bootcamp class this book leads you through the essential tools and techniques for developing applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. You learn programming concepts and apply them immediately to applications designed  to teach the associated concepts and to provide practice.



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