Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
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.


Sams Teach Yourself HTML, CSS, and JavaScript All in One (Sams)
Monday, 19 December 2011

Brings together everything beginners need to build powerful web applications with the HTML and CSS standards and the latest JavaScript and Ajax libraries. Learn through brief, hands-on lessons focused on knowledge you can apply immediately.


Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Friday, 16 December 2011

PhotoShop Elements 10 has new features such as text on a path, brush-on textures and new crop overlays which are covered  in the updated version of this full-color guide to PhotoShop Elements. See our full review of the previous edition of a well written book that explains not just the how but the why.


Integrating PHP with Windows (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 15 December 2011

Take your PHP programming skills deep into Windows to build PHP applications that run Windows technologies. Packed with hands-on exercises, this in-depth guide shows you how to use PHP to interact with Internet Information Services 7.5 (IIS), SQL Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Active Directory. You’ll quickly learn how to apply best practices for running PHP applications in a Windows environment.


The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Provides rules designed to eliminate insecure coding practices that can lead to exploitable vulnerabilities. Application of the standard’s guidelines will lead to higher-quality systems and are required for the wide range of products coded in Java–for devices such as PCs, game players, mobile phones, home appliances, and automotive electronics.


SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2 (Manning)
Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Sixty-four SQL Server MVPs offer completely new content in this second volume on topics ranging from testing and policy management to integration services, reporting, and performance optimization techniques. The five sections are Architecture and Design, Database Administration, Database Development, Performance Tuning and Optimization, Business Intelligence.



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