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)

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.


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.



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