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.


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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.


Image Processing & Analysis with Graphs (CRC)
Tuesday, 03 July 2012

Covering the theoretical aspects of image processing and analysis through the use of graphs in the representation and analysis of objects this "Theory and Practice" book also demonstrates how these concepts are used in real-world applications in computational photography, image and video processing, computer graphics, recognition, medical and biomedical imaging.


Metro Revealed (Apress)
Monday, 02 July 2012

Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices. Take a crash course in Metro development with this fast-paced 80-page primer subtitled "Building Windows 8 apps with HTML5 and JavaScript".


The Ultimate Guide To Building And Marketing Your Business With Google (Create Space)
Sunday, 01 July 2012

This book unlocks the power of Google and how you can make this search giant work for you and your business. Learn more about the full suite of Google tools, how you can use them to launch and grow your business and have a successful online strategy by understanding exactly what you can get from Google.


Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 30 June 2012

The cover proclaims "Learn to play the most complex video game ever made" and it's a guide that takes you through the basics of this menacing realm, and helps you overcome the formidable learning curve. It covers the game’s simulation mode, in which you’re tasked with building a dwarf city, after this looks at resource management and training a dwarf military.

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OpenGL Insights (A K Peters/CRC Press)
Friday, 29 June 2012

This edited volume presents real-world techniques for intermediate and advanced OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL developers and covers a range of topics, including OpenGL 4.2 and recent extensions. It explains how to optimize real-time rendering for mobile devices, explores the design of WebGL libraries, and discusses OpenGL in the classroom.


Pro iOS Web Design and Development (Apress)
Thursday, 28 June 2012

Shows how to design websites and develop web applications for iPhone and iPad using web standards deployed with Apple's Safari browser. Uses HTML5 to do the heavy lifting, CSS3 to create the look and feel, and JavaScript to add program logic to mobile sites and Web applications.


Clojure Programming (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Demonstrates Clojure’s flexibility by showing how it can be used for web programming and working with databases, up through applications that require safe, effective concurrency and parallelism. Covers the full Clojure development experience, from how to organize your project and build tooling, to how to deploy your finished application in a cloud environment.


Inside Windows Debugging (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear.


Seven Databases in Seven Weeks (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 25 June 2012

This Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement covers Redis, Neo4J, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Riak and Postgres. In the tradition of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, it explores the essential concepts at the core each technology. So, with each database, you'll tackle a real-world data problem that highlights its concepts and features.


Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Peachpit Press)
Sunday, 24 June 2012

Goes beyond the software manual in exploring key software techniques to help you organize and process your images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, including the recently announced Version 4. From importing images, to making minor fixes and local edits, to applying special effects to fine-tune your photographs.



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