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.


Pearson Education (InformIT)

How Google Tests Software (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 11 May 2012

Discover practical, scalable techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests: implementing exploratory, black box, white box, and acceptance testing; tracking issues; testing “Docs & Mocks,” interfaces, classes, modules, libraries, binaries, services, and infrastructure; reviewing code and refactoring and more.

<ASIN:0321803027 >

Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C in 24 Hours (Sams)
Thursday, 10 May 2012

Master the Objective-C language, and start using it to write powerful native applications for both Macs and iOS devices! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, make the most of its powerful implementation of objects and messaging and work effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, threading, and more.


Windows Phone Application Sketch Book (Apress)
Wednesday, 09 May 2012

An A4 bound sketch pad that contains 150 empty templates which are best described as graph paper with a frame that reproduces the dimension of a typical  Windows Phone so that you can draft your ideas and annotate them. No informational content.


RabbitMQ in Action: Distributed Messaging for Everyone (Manning)
Tuesday, 08 May 2012

A fast-paced run through building and managing scalable applications using the RabbitMQ messaging server. Starts by explaining how message queuing works, its history, and how RabbitMQ fits in. Then shows real-world examples you can apply to your own scalability and interoperability challenges.


The Art of SEO 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 07 May 2012

Offers guidelines and innovative techniques that will help you plan and execute a comprehensive SEO strategy. This second edition brings you up to date on recent changes in search engine behavior, such as new ranking methods involving user engagement and social media, with tactics from basic to advanced.


Beyond Point-and-Shoot (Rocky Nook)
Sunday, 06 May 2012

Subtitled, Learning to Use a Digital SLR or Interchangeable-Lens Camera, this illustrated guide shows how to get the most out of your camera's automatic and semi-automatic exposure modes, as well as how to move beyond those modes and take full, manual control of your camera.


Technical Blogging (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Saturday, 05 May 2012

There is no magic to successful blogging.This book sets out teach programmers and technical people the techniques to attract and keep a large audience of loyal, regular readers and leverage this popularity to achieve your goals. Whether you want to create a popular technical blog from scratch or take your blog to the next level, this book shows you how.


Java Application Architecture (Prentice Hall)
Friday, 04 May 2012

Subtitled "Modularity Patterns with Examples Using OSGi". Upcoming versions of Java will include a module system that allows you to build more resilient and flexible software systems. Modularity will change the way we develop Java applications, and you’ll only be able to realize the benefits if you understand how to design more modular software systems.


Programming With Javascript (Jones & Bartlett)
Thursday, 03 May 2012

Designed specifically for the CS1 introductory programming course, introduces students to computer science and programming using a modern approach with real-world case studies and numerous exercises throughout. Also covers 2D and 3D graphics in web pages, multitouch and gesture interfaces, distributed computing, jQuery and regular expressions.


Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Explores the enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities, including database administrators, application developers, and technical decision makers.


iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners iOS 5 Edition (Apress)
Tuesday, 01 May 2012

How do you build an application for the iPhone and iPad? Don’t you need to spend years learning complicated programming languages? What about Objective-C and Cocoa touch ? The answer is that you don’t need to know any of those things! Anybody can start building simple apps for the iPhone and iPad, and this book will show you how.

<ASIN: 1430236027>

Think Complexity (O'Reilly)
Monday, 30 April 2012

Expand your Python skills by working with data structures and algorithms using examples of complex systems through a series of exercises, case studies, and  explanations. You’ll work with graphs, algorithm analysis, scale-free networks, and cellular automata, using advanced features of Python.



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