Book Watch Archive
When Computing Got Personal: A history of the desktop computer (Matt Publishing)
Thursday, 13 March 2014

How a handful of geeks and mavericks dragged the computer out of corporate back rooms and laboratories and into our living rooms and offices. It is a tale not only of extraordinary innovation and vision but also of cunning business deals, boardroom tantrums and acrimonious lawsuits. Here you will find some of the most intelligent and eccentric people you could hope to meet.

<ASIN:0992777410>

 
Learning Android 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Want to build apps for Android devices? Marko Gargenta and Masumi Nakamura show experienced object-oriented programmers how to use Android's basic building blocks to create user interfaces, store data, connect to the network, and more. You'll build a Twitter-like application throughout the course of this book, adding new features with each chapter. See our review of the original edition.

<ASIN:1449319238>

 
Seven Web Frameworks in Seven Weeks (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday, 11 March 2014

With the subtitle "Adventures in Better Web Apps", Jack Moffitt and Frederic Daoud sample framework options with ideas that will help you create better apps. Between them they use modern programming languages from Ruby and JavaScript to Erlang, Haskell, and Clojure, employ unique architectures, live client-side instead of server-side, or embrace type systems.

<ASIN:1937785637>

 
Executable Specifications with Scrum (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 10 March 2014

Long-time agile coach and enterprise architect Mario Cardinal shows how to create executable specifications and use them to test software behavior against requirements. Writing for analysts, architects, developers, and managers, he shows how to trawl requirements incrementally, and makes a strong case for the iterative discovery of requirements.

<ASIN:0321784138>

 
Real World Windows 8 App Development with JavaScript (Apress)
Sunday, 09 March 2014

Practical advice and insights to help you create and publish apps to a worldwide market from authors Edward Moemeka and Elizabeth Lomasky who have deep Windows 8 app development experience. Learn how to make the most of Microsoft’s APIs for hooking into Windows 8 on all devices, including the core ideas of promises and the asynchronous programming model.

<ASIN:1430250801>

 
Recoding Gender: Women's Changing Participation in Computing (MIT Press)
Saturday, 08 March 2014

Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and hold proportionately few technical computing jobs. Few people know that women were a significant presence in the early decades of computing in both the United States and Britain. Indeed, programming in postwar years was considered woman's work.

<ASIN:0262018063>

 
Development with the Force.Com Platform (Addison Wesley)
Friday, 07 March 2014

Jason Ouellette gives you practical, technical guidance for using the newest Force.com releases in your own custom cloud applications. New coverage in this third edition includes Developer Console, JSON, Streaming and Tooling APIs, Bulk API, Force.com Canvas, REST integration and an all-new chapter on mobile user interfaces.

<ASIN:0321949161>

 
The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 06 March 2014

If you've used a more traditional object-oriented language, such as C++ or Java, JavaScript probably doesn't seem object-oriented at all. It has no concept of classes, and you don't even need to define any objects in order to write code. Nicholas Zakas  explores JavaScript's object-oriented nature, revealing the language's unique implementation of inheritance and other key characteristics.

<ASIN:1593275404>

 
Python Pocket Reference 5th Ed (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 05 March 2014

Updated for both Python 3.4 and 2.7 by Mark Lutz, this convenient pocket guide, now in its firth edition, is the perfect on-the-job quick reference. You’ll find concise, need-to-know information on Python types and statements, special method names, built-in functions and exceptions, commonly used standard library modules, and other prominent Python tools. The handy index lets you pinpoint exactly what you need.

 

<ASIN:1449357016>

 
Modern C++ Programming with Test-Driven Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday, 04 March 2014

Jeff Langr gives you hands-on lessons in the challenges and rewards of doing TDD in C++. This modern software development practice can dramatically reduce the number of defects in systems, produce more maintainable code, and give you the confidence to change your software to meet changing needs.

<ASIN:1937785483>

 
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