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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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (Adobe Press)
Sunday, 10 June 2012

The 11 project-based lessons in this "Classroom in a book" show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom 4. Learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs while experimenting in a non-destructive environment. Perform sophisticated image processing tasks to produce polished presentations for both web and print.


The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra (No Starch Press)
Saturday, 09 June 2012

Follow along in as Reiji takes Misa from the absolute basics of this tricky subject through mind-bending operations like performing linear transformations, calculating determinants, and finding eigenvectors and eigenvalues. With memorable examples like miniature golf games and karate tournaments, Reiji transforms abstract concepts into something concrete, understandable, and even fun.


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 In Focus (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 08 June 2012

Hands-on guide to Business Connectivity Services for project managers, business analysts, architects, and administrators. Covers how to access data from applications and databases using Business Connectivity Services; create external lists in SharePoint to display  business data; build dashboards to present charts and key performance indicators and more.



Pro Android 4 (Apress)
Thursday, 07 June 2012

How to build real-world and fun mobile apps using the new Android SDK 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), which unifies Gingerbread for smartphones, Honeycomb for tablets and augments further with Google TV and more. Updates Pro Android 3 and goes from the fundamentals of building apps to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components, multi-tasking, sensors/augmented reality, better accessories support and more.


Learning iOS Programming: From Xcode to App Store 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 06 June 2012

Covers the steps necessary for developing your first marketable iOS application, from opening Xcode to submitting your product to the App Store. Learn about Objective-C and the core frameworks hands-on by writing iOS applications that use them, aqcuiring the basic skills for building applications independently. Packed with code samples, this 2nd edition is refreshed and updated for iOS 5 and Xcode 4.


Hadoop: The Definitive Guide 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 05 June 2012

Learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. For programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters, this book has case studies that demonstrate how Hadoop is used.  New edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including material on the new MapReduce API. 


Programming Clojure, 2nd Ed (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 04 June 2012

Update to the classic book on the Clojure language by Stuart Halloway and Aaron Bedra, both members of Clojure/core . Covers all the new features of Clojure 1.3 in reorganized and rewritten chapters that reflect the significance of new Clojure concepts. Many code examples have been rewritten or replaced, and every page has been reevaluated for Clojure 1.3.


The Audio Expert (Focal Press)
Sunday, 03 June 2012

With in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, common sense explanations and mechanical analogies and minimal math, this book is for people who want to understand audio at a deep technical level. Brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're  related.


Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition (Cambridge University Press)
Saturday, 02 June 2012

To commemorate the centenary of Turing's birth, this republication of his mother's biography is enriched by a new foreword by Martin Davis and a never-before-published memoir by Alan's older brother. The contrast between this memoir and the original biography reveals tensions and sheds new light on Turing's relationship with his family, and on the man himself.


Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration (Wrox)
Friday, 01 June 2012

SQL Server 2012 will impact how DBAs administer the database. This book deciphers how its new features will affect methods that have been used for years. With tips, tricks, and workarounds for handling difficult  issues, this how–to guide covers performance tuning, backup and recovery, scaling and replication, clustering, and security.


Pro JavaFX 2 (Apress)
Thursday, 31 May 2012

This "Definitive Guide To Rich Clients With Java Technology" covers the JavaFX API, development tools, and best practices, with code examples that explore the  new features provided with JavaFX 2. Its tutorials cover virtually every facet of JavaFX development and its reference materials augment the JavaFX API documentation.


Using Drupal (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Take advantage of Drupal’s collection of community-contributed modules. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop websites including a job posting board, photo gallery, online store, product review database, and event calendar. The second edition focuses on Drupal 7, the latest version of this open source system.



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