Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Rails, Angular, Postgres, and Bootstrap (PragmaticBookshelf)
Monday, 07 March 2016

Rails is a great tool for building web applications, but it's not the best at everything. Embrace the features built into your database. Learn how to use front-end frameworks. Seize the power of the application stack through AngularJS, Bootstrap, and PostgreSQL. When used together, these powerful and easy-to-use tools will open you to a new world of possibilities. In each chapter of this book, David Bryant Copeland shows how these technologies can work together inside a Rails app to deliver well-performing applications that offer great user experiences.


Hadoop 2 Quick-Start Guide (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 03 March 2016

With Hadoop 2.x and YARN, Hadoop moves beyond MapReduce to become practical for virtually any type of data processing. Hadoop 2.x and the Data Lake concept represent a radical shift away from conventional approaches to data usage and storage. In this guide, subtitled "Learn the Essentials of Big Data Computing in the Apache Hadoop 2 Ecosystem" Douglas Eadline covers the basics you need to know to install and use Hadoop 2 on personal computers or servers, and to navigate the powerful technologies that complement it.


The Art of Fluid Animation (A K Peters/CRC Press)
Wednesday, 02 March 2016

Jos Stam describes visually rich techniques for creating fluid-like animations that do not require advanced physics or mathematical skills, explaining how to create water, smoke, fire, and explosions through computer code in a fun manner. The concepts that drive fluid animation and the historical background of the computation of fluids are presented together with research areas that include stable fluid simulation, flows on surfaces, and control of flows. 


SQL and Relational Theory 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 29 February 2016

SQL is full of difficulties and traps for the unwary. You can avoid them if you understand relational theory, but only if you know how to put that theory into practice. Chris Date explains relational theory in depth, and demonstrates through numerous examples and exercises how you can apply it to your use of SQL. This third edition has been revised, extended, and improved throughout. Topics whose treatment has been expanded include ...


Swift iOS 24-Hour Trainer (Wrox)
Thursday, 25 February 2016

In this self-paced guide to Apple's Swift programming language that prepares users to build iPhone and iPad apps and distribute them through the Appstore, Abhishek Mishra combines book and video lessons that are reinforced by step-by-step instructions, screencasts, and supplemental exercises, to allow readers of all learning styles to master Swift programming quickly and painlessly.


Clojure for the Brave and True (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 24 February 2016

As a Lisp-style functional programming language, Clojure lets you write robust and elegant code, and because it runs on the Java Virtual Machine, you can take advantage of the vast Java ecosystem. Daniel Higginbotham offers a "dessert-first" approach: you'll start playing with real programs immediately, as you steadily acclimate to the abstract but powerful features of Lisp and functional programming. Inside you'll find an offbeat, practical guide to Clojure, filled with quirky sample programs that catch cheese thieves and track glittery vampires.


Learning React Native (O'Reilly)
Monday, 22 February 2016

Get a practical introduction to React Native, the JavaScript framework for writing and deploying fully featured mobile apps that look and feel native. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to build applications that target iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms instead of browsers. You’ll also discover how to access platform features such as the camera, user location, and local storage.


Make: Getting Started with with Drones (Maker Media)
Saturday, 20 February 2016

Subtitled Build and Customize Your Own Quadcopter in the series of full color books for makers Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book subtitled "Build and Customize Your Own Quadcopter" in the series of books for makers, Terry and Brenda Kilby show you how drones work; how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!  


iOS Application Security (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 18 February 2016

Every day, over half a billion iOS entrust mobile devices with their personal information. If you write an application that mishandles that information, you'll create a goldmine for attackers and a catastrophe for you and your customers. Whether you develop iOS apps or test their defenses, it's critical that you know how to track down and eliminate security threats before they become real issues, David Thiel shows you how to write apps that actually protect users from the bad guys. He covers everything you need to know to design secure iOS apps from the ground up. 


Docker Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Whether you’re deploying applications on premise or in the cloud, this cookbook provides developers, operators, and IT professionals with more than 130 proven recipes for working with Docker. With these practical solutions, experienced developers with no previous knowledge of Docker will be able to package and deploy distributed applications within a couple of chapters. IT professionals will be able to solve everyday problems, as well as create, run, share, and deploy Docker images. Operators will quickly be able to adopt the tools that will change the way they work. 



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