Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Crafting Rails Applications (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Subtitled "Expert Practices for Everyday Rails Development" this book has seven tutorials, each of them using test-driven development to build a Rails extension or application that solves common problems. See how the Rails rendering stack works and customize it to read templates from the database while you learn how to mimic Active Record behavior, like validations, in any other object.


Pro WCF 4: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation 2nd Ed (Apress)
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture (SOA) perspective, showing you why WCF is important to service-oriented architecture and development. This book provides deep insight into the functionality of WCF, which shipped with .NET 4.0-like service discovery, routing service, simplified configuration, and other advanced features.


The Basics of Information Security (Syngress)
Monday, 19 September 2011

Provides the fundamental knowledge of information security both, theoretical and practical. It covers the basics needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Then it dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security.


Developer's Guide To Microsoft Prism 4 (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 19 September 2011

Subtitled "Building Modular MVVM Applications using Windows Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Silverlight" this is in the Patterns & Practices series. It provides everything you need to get started with Prism and to use it to create flexible WPF Silverlight 4.0 applications.


Programming Social Applications (O'Reilly)
Sunday, 18 September 2011

Subtitled "Building Viral Experiences with OpenSocial, OAuth, OpenID, and Distributed Web Frameworks" this guide shows you how to build rich social frameworks, using open source technologies and specifications,create third-party applications for existing sites and build social graphs. 


MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert, Excel Expert, Access and SharePoint (Microsoft Press)
Saturday, 17 September 2011

Designed to help you prepare for four Microsoft Office Specialist exams, this guide features: full, objective-by-objective exam coverage; procedures and illustrations to review essential skills; hands-on practice task (files included) and online pre-test to assess readiness.


Agile Web Development with Rails 4th Ed (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Friday, 16 September 2011

Rails has evolved over the years, and this book has evolved along with it. It still starts with a step-by-step walkthrough of building a real application, and in-depth chapters look at the built-in Rails features. This 4th edition gives new Ruby and Rails users more information on the Ruby language and takes more time to explain key concepts throughout.


Beginning Android 3 (Apress)
Thursday, 15 September 2011

Learn how to develop applications for Android 3 mobile devices using simple examples that are ready to run with your copy of the SDK. Shows what you need to know to get started programming Android applications, including how to craft graphical user interfaces, use GPS, multi-touch, multi-tasking, and access web services.


Codermetrics: Analytics for Improving Software Teams (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Introduces an objective way to identify, analyze, and discuss the successes and failures of software engineers—not as part of a performance review, but as a way to make the team a more cohesive and productive unit. Explains how codermetrics helps teams understand  what occurred during a project, and enables each coder to focus on specific improvements.


Documenting Software Architectures 2nd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Provides guidance, independent of language or notation, on how to capture an architecture in a commonly understandable form. Helps you decide what information to document then, with examples in various notations, including UML, shows you how to express an architecture so that others can successfully build, use, and maintain a system from it.



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