Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio 2nd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 28 November 2011

Subtitled From Concept to Continuous Feedback looks at the application of agile development with Scrum and modern software engineering practices using Visual Studio 2010. Helps you overcome every major impediment that leads to stakeholder dissatisfaction–from mismatched schedules to poor quality, blocked builds to irreproducible bugs, and technology "silos" to geographic "silos."


Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It (New Riders)
Friday, 25 November 2011
Uses full-page photos, taken from above during the live shoot, to teach techniques for lighting. Covers the complete lighting setup (and all the gear used), the shoot (including all the camera settings and a contact sheet of the progression of the shoot), to the all-important part that most books don't dare include–the post-processing and retouching in Photoshop.


Bloggers Boot Camp (Focal Press)
Thursday, 24 November 2011

Subtitled,Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog this book shows you how to build a great blog from the ground up. This isn't a book about technology - it's a book about engaging millions of readers. Starting your blog is easy, but building and maintaining a popular one is hard.


Get Bold: Using Social Media to Create a New Type of Social Business (Que)
Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Offers a systematic approach to creating a worldwide social media strategy that delivers maximum business valuefrom social media on every continent, in any marketplace. By IBM's Sandy Cater. Check out our review of her previous book, The New Language of Business. <ASIN:0132618311>

SharePoint Designer 2010 Unleashed (Sams)
Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Now that Microsoft has made SharePoint Designer a free download, thousands of organizations are adopting it to design state-of-the-art SharePoint sites and solutions. Using realistic examples, this informative brick of a book covers Designer 2010's capabilities and best practices.


An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4 2nd Ed (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 21 November 2011

Teaches C++ "The Qt Way," emphasizing design patterns and efficient reuse. This edition introduces the new Qt Creator IDE; presents new multimedia APIs; has extended coverage of Qt Designer and C++ Integration and revised coverage of QObjects, Reflection, Widgets, Main Windows, Models and Views and more.


The Twitter Book, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly)
Friday, 18 November 2011

Out this month, a fully updated 2nd edition of Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein's guide to Twiiter with all-new real-world examples, solid advice, and clear explanations guaranteed to turn you into a power user, whether you're using Twitter to keep in touch with friends or build your brand. See our review of the previous (2009) edition.


New Programmer's Survival Manual (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Thursday, 17 November 2011

Programming at industry level requires new skills - you'll build programs that dwarf anything you've done on your own. This book introduces you to practices for working on large-scale, long-lived programs at a professional level of quality. a no-holds-barred look at what really goes on in the office--and how to not only survive, but thrive in your first job and beyond.


The Art of Readable Code (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 16 November 2011

As programmers, we've all seen source code that's so ugly and buggy it makes our brain ache. The solution - you need to write code that minimizes the time it would take someone else to understand it. Using code examples from different languages, this book focuses on basic principles and practical techniques you can apply every time you write code.


Bug Hunter's Diary (No Starch Press)
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Follow security expert Tobias Klein as he tracks down and exploits bugs in some of the world's most popular software, like Apple's iOS, the VLC media player, web browsers, and  the Mac OS X kernel. See how the developers responsible for these flaws patched the bugs—or failed to respond at all. Gain  technical knowledge and insight into how hackers approach difficult problems.



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