Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Game Programming in 24 Hours (Sams)
Friday, 10 February 2012

In 24 step-by-step sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build high performance games for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft’s free XNA 4.0 toolset. Master the skills  needed to design, develop, test, and publish highly playable games for any WP7 device - integrate game logic, touch screen user input, bitmaps, animations, audio, physics effects, GPS location services.


Software Change Management (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 09 February 2012

Practical guide draws on the extensive experience of author Donald J. Reifer and presents eleven case studies spanning the public and private sectors and academia. Each case study illuminates the original conditions; describes options and recommendations; details reactions, outcomes, and lessons learned; and provides essential references and resources.


A Concise Introduction to Programming in Python (Chapman & Hall/CRC)
Wednesday, 08 February 2012

Suitable for newcomers to computer science provides a succinct, yet complete, first course in computer science using the Python programming language. Each short, modular chapter introduces a main idea through a concrete example and a series of exercises.


Java Performance (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 07 February 2012

Covers the latest Oracle and third-party tools for monitoring and measuring performance on a wide variety of hardware architectures and operating systems. Learn how to construct experiments that identify opportunities for optimization, interpret the results, and take effective action. Covers microbenchmarking.


Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 06 February 2012

This cookbook has been updated to cover Arduino 1.0. You’ll find more than 200 tips and techniques for building a variety of objects and prototypes such as toys, detectors, robots, and interactive clothing that can sense and respond to touch, sound, position, heat, and light. See our review of  the previous edition.


The Art of Photographic Lighting (Rocky Nook)
Saturday, 04 February 2012

Learn how light and shadow can be used to compose photographs. Example images and diagrams illustrate lighting concepts and demonstrate how different sources of light affect a subject. Topics include: Use of light in classic paintings; perception and design principles; directional lighting and post-exposure techniques.


Inside Cyber Warfare, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly)
Friday, 03 February 2012

Subtitled, Mapping the Cyber Underworld, there are five new chapters in the expanded edition, one of which looks at Cyber Warfare Capabilities by Nation-State. It also covers the role of social networks in fomenting revolution in the Middle East and Northern Africa and Russian investment in social networks. See our review of previous version.


Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 02 February 2012

Intended for those who know the basics this reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle SharePoint Foundation 2010 and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.


OSGi in Depth (Manning)
Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Shows Java developers how to develop to the OSGi Service Platform Enterprise specification, an emerging Java-based technology for developing modular enterprise applications. Presents practical techniques for implementation including management, configuration, event handling, and software component models and pick and choose services to create domain-specific frameworks for your business.


Programming in Objective-C 4th Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 31 January 2012

This new edition of the tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for Apple's iOS and Mac platforms has been updated to cover changes that first appeared in iOS 5 and Xcode 4.2, including the use of Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) to improve and simplify memory management in Objective-C programs. See our review of the previous edition.



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