Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Head First HTML5 Programming (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 31 December 2011

Subtitled "Building Web Apps with JavaScript" this guide shows you everything you need to know to build apps including: how to add interactivity to your pages, how to communicate with the world of Web services, and how to use the new APIs being developed for HTML5. Why might you want to? See 2011 - The Year HTML5 Won


Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours 6th Ed (Sams)
Friday, 30 December 2011

Covering Java 7 and Android, learn how to create Java desktop, web and mobile apps with the free NetBeans visual editing tools. Each of 24 1-hour lessons builds on what you’ve already learned. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to create Java applications with the free NetBeans visual editing tools.


Programming HTML5 Application (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 29 December 2011

HTML5 is not just a replacement for plugins. It also makes the Web a first-class development environment by giving JavaScript programmers a solid foundation for building industrial-strength applications. This practical guide shows you how to build self-contained HTML5 applications that can run on mobile devices and compete with desktop apps.


Developer's Guide to Collections in Microsoft .NET (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Put .NET collections to work-and manage issues with GUI data binding, threading, data querying, and storage. Task-oriented guidance, exercises, and extensive code samples to tackle common problems and improve application performance in one-stop reference designed for experienced VB and C# developers.


Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Mac OS X 10.7 transforms the Mac user interface with multi-touch gestures borrowed from the iPhone and iPad, and includes more 250 brand-new features. This book reveals them all with a wealth of insight and detail. It even goes into iCloud, Apple's wireless, free syncing service for Macs, PCs, iPhones, and iPads.


HTML5 Mastery: Semantics, Standards, and Styling (Friends of Ed)
Monday, 26 December 2011

Markup is synonymous with the development of the web, but most people only scratch the surface of its capabilities. Why settle for average HTML, when you can become an HTML5 master?  This book is for web designers and developers who want to take their markup further in the exciting new directions the web has taken in multimedia, interactivity and improved semantics.


Android in Action, 3rd Ed (Manning)
Friday, 23 December 2011

Updated edition of the book Harry Fairhead gave a 5-star rating and recommended to those looking for an advanced book on Android development. Now covers Android 3, Renderscript and Activity Fragments. See his full review of previous edition.  


The Art of R Programming (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 22 December 2011

Subtitled  "A Tour of Statistical Software Design" takes you on a guided tour of software development with R, from basic types and data structures to advanced topics like closures, recursion, and anonymous functions. No statistical knowledge is required, and your programming skills can range from hobbyist to pro.


Head First jQuery (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Quickly get up to speed on this JavaScript library by learning how to navigate HTML documents while handling events, effects, callbacks, and animations. By the time you've completed the book, you'll be incorporating Ajax apps, working seamlessly with HTML and CSS, and handling data with PHP, MySQL and JSON.


Getting Started with Arduino 2nd Edition (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Arduino is the open-source electronics prototyping platform that’s taken the design and hobbyist world by storm. This introduction, updated for Arduino 1.0, gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you work with them right away. Goes from getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype.



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