Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 08 March 2011

For Agile software professionals, explains why you're going into software debt whether you know it or not—and why the interest on that debt can bring projects to a standstill. Explains forms of software debt, showing how to plan for it intelligently and repay it successfully. Shows how to use the software debt concept to systematically improve architectural agility.


Pragmatic Guide to Subversion (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 07 March 2011

Covers features and practices that have made Subversion so successful. Each of the 48 tasks selected for the book is presented as a quick two-pager, with a succinct description on the left side and a quick reference on the right. The book is designed for experienced developers who want to get straight to the tricks and traps you'd otherwise learn by trial and error.


Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition (Sams)
Friday, 04 March 2011

Covering 10.10 and 11.04 this sixth edition provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Ubuntu. You will learn how to set up a workstation or a server, details on Ubuntu's easy-to-use desktop and productivity software, and you will find topics of interest to both casual and serious developers.


Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 03 March 2011

3rd Edition of practical, scenario-focused guide-fully has been updated for Excel 2010. Provides hands-on examples to help you work smarter, make better decisions, and gain the competitive edge.


SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One (Wrox)
Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Covers six key areas that you need to know in order to get up and running with SharePoint 2010 quickly. After an introduction to the new features of SharePoint 2010, takes you through branding and customization, workflow, business connectivity services, social networking and tools, the search function, and development basics.


Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming (No Starch Press)
Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Teaches you how to leverage JavaScript's grace and precision to write real browser-based applications. Begins with the fundamentals of programming—variables, control structures, functions, and data structures—then moves on to more complex topics, like object-oriented programming, regular expressions, and browser events. See our review


The Rails 3 Way (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 28 February 2011

Using detailed code examples, systematically covers Rails 3 key capabilities and subsystems. Presents advanced Rails programming techniques and offers important insights into behavior-driven development and production considerations such as scalability. Discover why Rails is designed the way it is—and how to make it do what you want it to do.


Learning the iOS 4 SDK for JavaScript Programmers (O'Reilly)
Friday, 25 February 2011
If you're a web developer and want to take advantage of the iPhone, the SDK is your tool. Subtitled "Create Native Apps with Objective-C and Xcode", this book introduces Objective-C and Cocoa Touch and shows you how to test iPhone code snippets as you go.


Using Joomla: Building Powerful and Efficient Web Sites (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 24 February 2011

With an emphasis on hands-on learning, provides a complete introduction to this web framework/content management system, including the latest update Joomla 1.6. Newcomers will find a thorough introduction to the framework, and experienced Joomla developers will learn best practices for building sophisticated websites.


XNA Game Studio 4.0 Programming (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Reference and tutorial for all aspects of XNA Game Studio 4.0 programming on all supported platforms, from Xbox 360 to Windows Phone 7 and Windows PCs. Quickly build simple games and get comfortable with Microsoft's XNA Game Studio 4.0 toolset. Drill down into every area of XNA, including graphics, input, audio, video, storage, GamerServices, and networking.



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