Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Windows Azure Step By Step (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 09 June 2011

Teach yourself how to build and host scalable applications in the cloud using Windows Azure one step at a time. Ideal for those with fundamental programming skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for working with the services and features of the Windows Azure platform.


Asterisk: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 08 June 2011

Revised for the 1.8 release of the Asterisk open source PBX, this bestselling guide provides a complete roadmap for installing, configuring, and integrating this powerful software with existing phone systems. Covers everything you need to know to design a complete VoIP or analog system with little or no Asterisk experience, and no more than rudimentary telecommunications knowledge.


Pro .NET 4.0 Parallel Programming in C# (Apress)
Tuesday, 07 June 2011

Expert advice that guides you through the process of creating concurrent C# applications from the ground up. You’ll be introduced to .NET’s parallel programming features, both old and new, discover the key functionality that has been introduced in .NET 4, and learn how you can take advantage of the power of multi-core and multi-processor machines with ease.


C++ Without Fear (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 06 June 2011

Subtitled "A Beginner's Guide That Makes You Feel Smart" this book opens with short, simple examples that are easy to enter; then, within a couple of chapters, has you creating useful utilities, playing games, and using the computer to solve interesting puzzles. This second edition has been updated to cover important features of the newest standard, C++0x.


Painting with Light (Rocky Nook)
Sunday, 05 June 2011

This book is about Light Art Performance Photography, a unique form of art that was invented and developed by its authors and requires the photographer to create and capture new subjects constructed entirely of light. LAPP pieces are usually shot at night using long exposure times to capture complex sequences of precisely choreographed movements.


Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Friday, 03 June 2011

A flash on the cover proclaims 3rd Edition - covers HTML5. However closer inspection shows that it does more than just add a few pages to the previous edition. Look out for our full review of this new version, coming soon


Entity Framework 4 in Action (Manning)
Thursday, 02 June 2011

An introduction to the Entity Framework for .NET developers  who possess a working knowledge of ADO.NET. Beginning with a review of the core ideas behind the objectrelational management (ORM) model, it outlines how Entity Framework offers a smooth transition from a traditional ADO.NET approach.


Pro Android 3 (Apress)
Wednesday, 01 June 2011

Using code-heavy tutorials shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using the new Android 3.0 SDK. It covers everything from the fundamentals of building apps for embedded devices, phones, and tablets to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components and multi-tasking.


JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 31 May 2011

This is the sixth edition of an authoratitive example-driven programmer's guide and complete desk reference. It now offers comprehensive coverage of ECMAScript 5 (the new language standard) and the new APIs introduced in HTML5. The chapters on functions and classes have been rewritten and updated and a new chapter covers language extensions and subsets.


Fundamentals of Game Design 2nd Ed (New Riders)
Monday, 30 May 2011

Updated classic reference by Ernest Adams offers a complete and practical approach to game design, and includes material on concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing.



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