Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Lean Enterprise (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 11 February 2015

With the subtitle "How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale" this hardback asks, How well does your organization respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software-based products? Through case studies, you’ll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organizational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance. 


Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours (Sams)
Tuesday, 10 February 2015

In the Teach Yourself series, Jennifer Kyrnin helps you create websites that work equally well on everything from smartphones and tablets to multi-screen monitors. Using a step-by-step approach she shows how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the responsive sites today’s users and clients want. In just a few hours, you’ll be building layouts, sites, forms, and web apps that automatically adapt to virtually any device. 
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The Art of Application Performance Testing 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 09 February 2015

Ian Molyneaux shows you how to test mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before you deploy them—whether it’s to the cloud or a mobile device. You’ll learn the complete testing process lifecycle step-by-step, along with best practices to plan, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. He explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively.


Hello App Inventor! (Manning)
Friday, 06 February 2015

 With the subtitle Android programming for kids and the rest of us, Paula Beer and Carl Simmons introduce creative young readers to the world of mobile programming—no experience required! Featuring more than 30 fun invent-it-yourself projects, this full-color, fun-to-read book starts with the building blocks you need to create a few practice apps. Then you'll learn the skills you need to bring your own app ideas to life.


How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products (Femgineer)
Thursday, 05 February 2015

You have an idea in your head. But you’re stuck simmering on it because you just don’t know if it’s the right one to pursue or people will use your product, let alone pay for it. The uncertainty is overwhelming, so you do nothing. Poornima Vijayashanker has founded 3 startups and personally guided 100+ people who have launched products. Her book provides a roadmap so you too can launch a winning software product.


Learning AngularJS (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 04 February 2015

AngularJS is one of the new web development technologies. Designed to simplify the development and testing of web applications, it also provides structure for the entire development process. Brad Dayley shows you how to create web applications that have a well-structured, reusable code base that will be easy to maintain. You’ll also learn about  AngularJS’s MVC approach for implement well-designed and well-structured web pages and web applications.


Mastering Bitcoin (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Subtitled Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies, covers bitcoin basics and the technical operation of bitcoin. From using a bitcoin wallet to buy a cup of coffee, to running a bitcoin marketplace with hundreds of thousands of transactions, or collaboratively building new financial innovations that will transform our understanding of currency and credit, this book will help you engineer money. Andreas Antonopoulos helps unlock the API to a new economy 


The Java Tutorial 6th Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 02 February 2015

This new edition of "A Short Course on the Basics" by Raymond Gallardo et al is based on the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE 8) and so introduces the new features, including lambda expressions, default methods, aggregate operations, and more. An accessible and practical guide for programmers of any level, this book focuses on how to use the rich environment provided by Java to build applications, applets, and components.


Perl by Example 5e (Prentice Hall)
Friday, 30 January 2015

Legendary Silicon Valley programming instructor Ellie Quigley has fully updated and focused her classic text on today’s key Perl applications, especially automation, testing, data extraction, and legacy code maintenance. She has also revised this edition to reflect “modern Perl” practices that have emerged since Perl 5.10. Quigley illuminates every technique with focused, classroom-tested code examples.<ASIN:0133760812>

Learn Ruby the Hard Way 3e (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 29 January 2015

A beginner's Ruby book from Zed  Shaw. Learn Ruby by working through 52 exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use. Accompanying DVD contains 5+ hours of content.



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