Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Agile Metrics in Action (Manning)
Thursday, 13 August 2015

With the subtitle, "How to measure and improve team performance", Christopher Davis teaches you how to gather the data that you need, along with how to effectively analyze and act upon the results. Along the way, you'll discover techniques all team members can use for better individual accountability and team performance. Practices in this book will work with ...


Android Programming, 2nd Ed (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Android is a tough platform to get started on. You need to know Java, the Android framework, the IDE, the architecture of a typical Android device and so on. For one book to guide you over so much territory is a difficult challenge.  Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular Android Bootcamp course, this second edition includes coverage of Lollipop and material design. 


Graph Databases 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 10 August 2015

 Discover how graph databases can help you manage and query highly connected data. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design and implement a graph database that brings the power of graphs to bear on a broad range of problem domains. In this second edition,  Ian Robinson, Jim Webber and Emil Eifrem present new code samples and

Ruby on Rails Tutorial 3rd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Thursday, 06 August 2015

Used by sites as diverse as Twitter, GitHub, Disney, and the Yellow Pages, Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular frameworks for developing web applications, but can be challenging to learn and use. Leading Rails developer Michael Hartl guides you through the development of three example applications of increasing sophistication, focusing on the fundamental techniques in web development needed for virtually any kind of application. Updates to this 3rd edition include ...<ASIN:0134077709>

AngularJS in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 05 August 2015

Lukas Ruebbelke covers everything you need to know to get started with the AngularJS framework. As you read, you'll explore all the individual components of the framework and learn how to customize and extend them. You'll discover the emerging patterns for web application architecture and tackle required tasks like communicating with a web server back-end. Along the way, you'll see AngularJS in action by building real world applications with thoroughly commented code.


Docker: Up & Running (O'Reilly)
Monday, 03 August 2015

Docker is quickly changing the way that organizations are deploying software at scale. But understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow—and getting the integration details right—are not trivial tasks. Two Lead Site Reliability Engineers at New Relic, Karl Matthias and Sean P. Kane share what they have learned from using Docker in production to help you reap the benefits of this technology while avoiding the many setbacks they experienced. With their practical help, you’ll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies, and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production.


Groovy in Action 2nd Ed (Manning)
Thursday, 30 July 2015

Written by core members of the Groovy language team, this book presents Groovy from the inside out. It provides relevant examples, careful explanations of Groovy's key concepts and features, and insightful coverage of how to use Groovy in-production tasks, including building new applications, integration with existing code, and DSL development.  This thoroughly revised second edition has been updated for Groovy 2.4.


Devops: A Software Architect's Perspective (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 29 July 2015

DevOps promises to accelerate the release of new software features and improve monitoring of systems in production, but its crucial implications for software architects and architecture are often ignored. Here three leading architects address these issues head-on and review the decisions software architects must make in order to achieve DevOps’ goals. They also provide the organizational, technical, and operational context needed to deploy DevOps more efficiently, and review DevOps’ impact on each development phase.  


Hadoop Security (O'Reilly)
Monday, 27 July 2015

As more corporations turn to Hadoop to store and process their most valuable data, the risk of a potential breach of those systems increases exponentially. Authors Ben Spivey and Joey Echeverria provide in-depth information about the security features available in Hadoop, and organize them according to common computer security concepts. With real-world examples thet demonstrate how to protect Hadoop data from unauthorized access and also show how to limit the ability of an attacker to corrupt or modify data in the event of a security breach.


Introduction to Game Development Using Processing (Mercury)
Thursday, 23 July 2015

Processing is a free, graphics-oriented language that provides the basic functionality needed for building games. It runs on all major platforms and allows games to be built for desktop computers, HTML 5, and Android.  J. R. Parker guides you through the basic game development process, covering game development topics including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, Web-based games, etc. The companion DVD contains example code, games, and color figures. 



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