Book Watch Archive
Introducing Silverlight 4 (Apress)
Thursday, 26 August 2010

Provides coverage of the most important elements of the Silverlight 4 technology ranging from XAML to standard controls, from dealing with media to networking, from testing to deployment. It reveals the new features introduced with Silverlight 4 and how to best utilize them. The book concludes with a pair of fully worked sample applications.


Test-Drive ASP.NET MVC (Pragmatic Programmers)
Wednesday, 25 August 2010

This book uses a test-driven development (TDD) approach to the features of ASP.NET MVC. You'll get hands-on experience building and deploying a time-management web application from start to finish. You'll come away with a complete understanding of web services and data access, and of how to test each component so that your code is bug-free and maintainable.


Introducing HTML 5 (New Riders)
Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Everyone’s talking about HTML5 and some of its new features are already being implemented by existing browsers. This book shows you how to start adapting the language now to realize its benefits on today’s browsers. Rather than being just an academic investigation, it concentrates on the practical and includes hands-on HTML5 code examples.


A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (IBM Press)
Monday, 23 August 2010

Written by three of IBM's Scrum practitioners, in collaboration with the IBM QSE Scrum Community, this book offers guidance for everyone who wants to succeed with Scrum in the enterprise. Using real-world examples, the book demonstrates how to apply key Scrum practices, such as look-ahead planning in geographically distributed environments.


Excel 2010 In Depth (Que)
Friday, 20 August 2010

Covers all facets of working with Excel 2010 with new chapters on Excel Web App which allows multiple users to edit a spreadsheet simultaneously. New coverage also includes: Slicer, which offers dynamic filtering of PivotTables; Sparklines, which add data visualization to any cell; Calculation engine which improves the speed and accuracy of math, financial, and statistical functions; and the new version of Solver.


Brilliant Excel 2010 (Prentice Hall)
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Shows you how to use data analysis tools and techniques for better decision making, use organizing, processing, and presenting tools to create data, integrate data from external sources, create macros to automate your work, tackle PivotTable and PivotChart reports and create organizational data reporting and publishing solutions with XML.
Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# (Apress)
Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Silverlight design tools have important differences compared to those used to for Ajax and JavaScript. Robert Lair takes you on a tour of all the tools, including Expression Design for creating Silverlight assests, Expression Blend, used to build user interaction and Visual Studio, which manages the interaction between designers and developers.


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Plain and Simple (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 16 August 2010

This full color book sets out to show you the quickest ways to solve problems and learn the tools provided by PowerPoint 2010, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. Discover new and exciting ways to create and share dynamic presentations with any audience.


The Official Ubuntu Book (Prentice Hall)
Thursday, 12 August 2010

In this 5th edition the authors explain Ubuntu 10.04 from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many topics covered in this edition: Kubuntu, Ubuntu Netbook Edition, and Ubuntu Server.


Being Geek: The Software Developer's Career Handbook (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Borland, Netscape, and Symantec in his attempt to help you manage your career better. Through a series of entertaining stories, he walks through a complete job lifecycle, from the job search to the realization it might be time to look again.



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