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)

Take Control of iBooks Author (TidBITS Publishing)
Sunday, 15 July 2012

Apple's Multi-Touch ebooks have template-driven layouts that can contain many types of interactive media including interactive images, slideshows, audio and video files, rotating 3D images, and quiz questions. Create them on your Mac in the free iBooks Author application from Apple. This Kindle-only book helps plan your project and produce your book.


Team Geek (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 14 July 2012

In a perfect world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our messy world, success also depends on how you work with people. Subtitled "A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others" this book covers basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software, in an entertaining way.


Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 13 July 2012

Official Microsoft study guide provides on-the-job preparation for the skills measured by Exam 70-462.. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises.


R For Dummies (John Wiley)
Thursday, 12 July 2012

The open–source programming language standard for data analysis and statistical modeling, R has powerful programming capabilities, but learning to use it can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned statisticians. This easy–to–follow guide explains how to use R for data processing and statistical analysis, and how to present your data using compelling and informative graphics.

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Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development (Apress)
Wednesday, 11 July 2012

For serious developers using LightSwitch, this guide goes beyond the "click-and-you're-done" interface. While still maintaining the elegance and convenience of RAD, it tackles: How do you design complex screens? How do you query data using LINQ and other syntax structures? How do you secure your application? 


Web Performance Daybook Volume 2 (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Originally written for an online calendar, this is a collection of 32 articles with practical tips, techniques, and advice for optimizing your site’s user experience. It aims to inspire you to squeeze every ounce of performance from your site—whether you’re a web developer, mobile developer, or web designer.


The Well-Grounded Java Developer (Manning)
Monday, 09 July 2012

Written for readers familiar with Java, provides a fresh and practical look at new Java 7 features, like try-with-resources and NIO.2,  emerging JVM-based languages, including Groovy, Scala, and Clojure, and the array of supporting technologies with modern approaches to testing, build, and CI.


Arduino Robotics (Apress)
Sunday, 08 July 2012

Show you how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. Learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors used in robotics, controller methods and failsafe methods.


Introducing Windows Server 2012 (Microsoft Press)
Saturday, 07 July 2012

Based on beta software, this book provides the early, high-level information you need to begin preparing now for deployment and management. Topics include: Virtualization and cloud solutions,Availability, Provisioning and storage management, Security and scalability, Infrastructure options and Server administration.



Node: Up and Running (O'Reilly)
Friday, 06 July 2012

Subtitled "Scalable Server-Side Code with JavaScript", this slim volume shows how Node, which is built on the V8 JavaScript engine that runs Google Chrome scales up to support large numbers of simultaneous connections across multiple servers, and scales down to let you create quick one-off applications with minimal infrastructure.


Building Android Apps in Easy Steps (In Easy Steps)
Thursday, 05 July 2012

Mike McGrath guides you through simple stages demonstrating how your own App ideas can become a reality with the MIT open-source Android App Inventor, whether or not you have previous programming knowledge. From building interactive apps and linking them to the Internet, each chapter teaches you something new and exciting.


ASP.NET Dynamic Data Unleashed (Sams)
Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Using Dynamic Data, ASP.NET developers can create powerful, datadriven sites with speed and efficiency, eliminating massive amounts of manual coding. This practical guide is for experienced ASP.NET developers and makes the framework accessible by providing tested code to solve a wide variety of problems.



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