Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Making Things Talk (O'Reilly)
Friday, 06 January 2012

The cover flash proclaims "Using Sensors, Networks, and Arduino to see, hear, and feel your world" Presents 33 easy-to-build projects to get your gadgets to communicate with you and your environment. Intended for people with little technical training but a lot of interest.


Introducing HTML5 2nd Ed (New Riders)
Thursday, 05 January 2012

Expanded by over 70 page this 2nd Edition has more detail on canvas, geolocation and offline storage option, a look forward to audio and video's new element, covers browser history controls and ways to use HTML5 now in older browsers. See our review of previous version.


Essential Skills for the Agile Developer (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 04 January 2012

Subtitled "A Guide to Better Programming and Design" this book reveals key factors associated with successful agile projects and offer practical ways to measure them. Covers principles, attitudes, habits, technical practices, and design considerations and how to bring all these together to deliver higher-value software.


Windows Via C/C++ 5th Edition (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday, 03 January 2012

This classic book is now fully revised for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You get in-depth, comprehensive guidance, advanced techniques, and extensive code samples to help you program Windows–based applications.


Android in Practice (Manning)
Monday, 02 January 2012

A treasure trove of over 90 tested, ready-to-use Android techniques including complete example applications and practical tips for real world mobile application developers. Written by real world Android developers, this book addresses the trickiest questions raised in forums and mailing lists.


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.



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