Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Applied WPF 4 in Context (Apress)
Thursday, 18 August 2011

Learn how to implement WPF solutions in a real-world line of business applications, developing the code from the ground up. Cover designing and developing the application, testing and debugging, data access, reporting, and applying styles and themes. Create asynchronous and parallel code, learn how to distribute the application's components using WCF and apply the Model-View-ViewModel pattern.


Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed (Sams)
Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Learn how to work with the core features of Blend, edit Styles and Templates, and understand what they all mean. Work in detail with Parts, States, and Behaviors to understand how collectively they can provide advanced functionality without the need for code or hand-cranked XAML. Read our review of the previous edition.


Location-Aware Applications (Manning)
Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Guide to the technology and business of creating compelling location-based services and applications. The book walks you through the LBS landscape, from mapping technologies to available platforms; from toolkits to business questions like monetization and privacy.


Seductive Interaction Design (New Riders)
Monday, 15 August 2011

What happens when you've built a great website or app, but no one seems to care? How do you get people to stick around long enough to see how your service might be of value? This book subtitled Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences takes a fresh approach to designing sites and interactions based on the stages of seduction.


Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer (Apress)
Sunday, 14 August 2011

A gateway into the exciting world of personal fabrication. The “printer” that you’ll build from this book is a personal fabricator capable of creating small parts and other objects from drops of molten plastic. Design a part using a modeling tool such as Google SketchUp. Then, watch while the fabricator head sweeps back and forth and upwards, depositing plastic in all the right places.


The Clean Coder (Prentice Hall)
Saturday, 13 August 2011

Legendary software expert Robert C. Martin introduces the disciplines, techniques, tools, and practices of software craftsmanship. Subtitled "A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers" this book has advice about everything from estimating and coding to refactoring and testing. It covers much more than technique: It is about attitude.


Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2010 (Que)
Friday, 12 August 2011

Shows how to use Excel 2010 to perform the core statistical tasks every business professional, student, and researcher should master. Using real-world examples,  helps you choose the right technique for each problem and get the most out of Excel’s statistical features, including its new consistency functions.


Flash CS5: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 11 August 2011

Once you know how to use Flash, you can create everything from simple animations to high-end desktop applications, but it's a complex tool that can be difficult to master. This Missing Manual will help you learn all you need to know about Flash CS5 to create animations that bring your ideas to life.


The Magic of Computer Graphics: Rendering (A K Peters/CRC Press)
Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Starting from the basic behavior of light, the first section of the book introduces the most useful techniques for global and local illumination using geometric descriptions of an environment. The second section describes image-based techniques that rely on captured data to do their magic. The final section covers the synthesis of these two complementary approaches and what they mean for the future of computer graphics.


Windows Server Enterprise Administration, 2nd Ed (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday, 09 August 2011

This book/CD package is the Self-Paced Training Kit for MCITP Exam 70-647 shows you how to plan network and application services; design core identity and access management components; design support identity and access management components and design for business continuity and data availability.



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