Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook (Rocky Nook)
Tuesday, 04 January 2011

For a photographer's work to really stand out, two skills are required: creativity and technical know-how. Workflow in the digital darkroom has a significant effect on the quality of the final image. This book kwill help you master the craft of photographic post-processing.


Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred (No Starch Press)
Monday, 03 January 2011

Subtitled "Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids" has illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings. Part I: Kid Stuff contains child-friendly projects like the Lock-N-Latch Treasure Chest and a PVC TeePee; Part II: The Electro-Skiffle Band is devoted to homemade musical instruments; and Part III: The Locomotivated showcases moving toys.


Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 31 December 2010

With LINQ, you can query data from a variety of sources including databases, objects, and XML files directly from Visual Basic or C#. Guided by data-access experts you'll learn how .NET Framework 4 implements LINQ, and how to exploit it. Clear examples show you how to deliver your own data-access solutions faster and with leaner code.


Mathematics for Informatics and Computer Science (Wiley-Blackwell)
Thursday, 30 December 2010

How many ways exist to mix different ingredients, how many chances to win a gambling game, how many possible paths from one place to another? These are questions that applied mathematics can answer. This text, presented in three parts (Combinatorics, Probability, Graphs) is for all those who wish to learn about combinatorial theories.


Cassandra The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 29 December 2010

This hands-on guide to the Apache Cassandra database provides the details and practical examples you need to understand Cassandra's non-relational database design and how to take advantage of it in a production environment. Demonstrates Cassandra's high availability, eventual consistency model, and ability to scale easily.


Project 2010 (Easy Steps)
Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Beginning with first principles, the book sets out the right way to start a project and develop the project plan. It shows you how to break a project down into tasks that can then be scheduled and allocated to resources. These can then be tracked and controlled to completion. It explains the different types of task dependencies and how to use them to make sure things happen when they are needed.


Pro Silverlight 4 in C# (Apress)
Monday, 27 December 2010

A reference for professional developers wanting to discover the new features of Silverlight 4. Matthew MacDonald's expert advice guides you through creating rich media applications using Silverlight in the environment you're most productive in-no matter what the target platform.


Windows Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 24 December 2010

A learn-by-doing tutorial, aims to provide clear guidance and hands-on examples for creating Web services for robust Windows-based business applications. Shows how to build and host SOAP and REST services, maintain service contracts and data contracts, control configuration and communications programmatically etc.


Business Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2010 (Que)
Thursday, 23 December 2010

Shows how to use Excel 2010 to gain insight and solve problems in virtually every area of business, from finance and marketing to quality management. Utilizing real-world examples, he demonstrates how to make the most of powerful new Excel 2010 features, including Sparklines, Excel Web App, Slicer, and Excel's new Solver and calculation engine.


Artificial Ants (Wiley-Blackwell)
Wednesday, 22 December 2010

During the last decade, artificial ants have experienced rapid development in the research community, mainly for solving optimization problems. This book provides an overview of the situation ant colony algorithms reached. It encompasses solution methods of hard optimization problems and new trends for collective intelligence.



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