Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Android for Programmers (Prentice Hall)
Tuesday, 20 March 2012

From the Deitel Developer Series, this is billed as the professional programmer's guide to Android smartphone and tablet app development and the Eclipse IDE with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in. App-Driven Approach using 16 fully tested Android apps, complete with syntax coloring, code walkthroughs and sample outputs.


Running Lean (O'Reilly)
Monday, 19 March 2012

With the subtitle "Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works" takes you through an exacting strategy for achieving a "product/market fit" for your fledgling venture. Builds on the ideas and concepts of several methodologies, including the Lean Startup, Customer Development, and bootstrapping.


Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual
Sunday, 18 March 2012

This guide lights the way for using the Kindle Fire with lots of illustrations and step-by-step instructions for browsing the Web, emailing, playing games, and viewing books, movies, and magazines in blazing color. Learn how to manage your media library on the Fire and in the cloud.


Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers (Focal Press)
Saturday, 17 March 2012

From the basics of importing and organizing your images through to the essentials of image adjustments and corrections, this guide builds up your skills before moving on to more advanced techniques. Covers complex  topics such as working with layers and filters, creating panoramas, and outputting your images for web, with small projects.


Practical Android 4 Games Development (Apress)
Friday, 16 March 2012

Guides you through the process of designing and developing game apps that work on both smartphones and tablets, thanks to the new Android SDK 4.0.From 2D-based casual games to 3D OpenGL-based first-person shooters, you find that learning how to create games on the fastest growing mobile platform has never been easier.


Developing Microsoft Media Foundation Applications (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 15 March 2012

Create professional-quality media applications and components with Microsoft Media Foundation. Learn how to build applications to capture video and audio files of different types, process media information, and stream it over the Internet. For C++/COM developers, especially those looking to transfer their skills from Microsoft DirectShow.


Pragmatic Guide to Sass (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Shows you how to you to improve your CSS, from the basics to advanced topics, from first installation to sprucing up your buttons. You'll see how to code the right way in Sass thanks to short, clear examples. Two-page spreads show the explanation on one side and code examples on the other. You'll learn how to improve your pages in minutes.


Decision Management Systems (IBM Press)
Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Demonstrates how to use decision management systems to drive business value and shows how to integrate operational and analytic technologies to create systems that are more agile, more analytic, and more adaptive. Using case studies shows how to combine technologies such as predictive analytics, optimization, and business rules.


Programming Perl (O'Reilly)
Monday, 12 March 2012

Also referred to as "the Camel" this book became the Perl bible soon after the first edition appeared in 1991. This much-anticipated update cover the language up to its current version, Perl 5.14, with a preview of features in the upcoming 5.16. In a world where Unicode is increasingly essential for text processing, Perl offers the best support of any major language.


Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming (Apress)
Friday, 09 March 2012

Shows how to easily set up an Android development environment and quickly begin with some simple games using sprites and choreographed movement. Next, learn how to handle user input in the modern age of touch screens and motion. Discover how to use the extra screen space on a tablet to provide more interesting user interactions in your games.



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