Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Functional Thinking (O'Reilly)
Monday, 29 September 2014

If you’re familiar with functional programming basics and want to gain a much deeper understanding, this in-depth guide, subtitled "Paradigm Over Syntax"  demonstrates how you need to think in a new way. Software architect Neal Ford shows intermediate to advanced developers how functional coding allows you to step back a level of abstraction so you can see your programming problem with greater clarity.


You Don't Know JS: this & Object Prototypes (O'Reilly)
Friday, 26 September 2014

No matter how much experience you have with JavaScript, odds are you don’t fully understand the language. This concise, in-depth guide takes you inside JavaScript’s this structure and object prototypes. You’ll learn how they work and why they’re integral to behavior delegation—a design pattern in which objects are linked, rather than cloned.


Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C# in 24 Hours (Sams)
Thursday, 25 September 2014

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Adam Nathan will help you build compelling apps for Windows 8.1 devices of all kinds. Using this book’s straightforward approach, you’ll learn to design and build apps, create flexible user interfaces, handle inputs, integrate controls, and more. Step by step, you’ll discover how to leverage XAML’s visual richness and the immense power of Windows 8.1. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.


Core HTML5 2D Game Programming (Prentice Hall)
Wednesday, 24 September 2014

David Geary shows you how to use freely available browser tools and open source resources to create video games that run in desktop browsers and on mobile devices. He walks you step by step through every aspect of implementing a sophisticated arcade-style game entirely from scratch, without using proprietary game frameworks. Packed with code, this full-color tutorial gives you the in-depth understanding you need to design and build any kind of HTML5 2D game on your own.


About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (Wiley)
Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Now in its 4th edition, this comprehensive guide is claimed to have shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This update takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account.  New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full–color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts. 


High Performance Python ( O'Reilly)
Monday, 22 September 2014

Your Python code may run correctly, but you need it to run faster.  In this practical guide subtitled "Practical Performant Programming for Humans", Micha Gorelick and Ian Ozsvald explore the fundamental theory behind design choices to help you gain a deeper understanding of Python’s implementation and show how to locate performance bottlenecks and significantly speed up your code in high-data-volume programs.


Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Configuration, Storage & Essentials (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 19 September 2014

William R. Stanek comprehensive, full-size, reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows Server 2012 R2. This volume focuses on configuration, storage, and essential administrative tasks while a companion 900-page volume covers services, security and infrastructure.



Java 8 Lambdas (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 18 September 2014

If you’re a developer with core Java SE skills, this slim hands-on book takes you through the language changes in Java 8 triggered by the addition of lambda expressions. You’ll learn through code examples, exercises, and fluid explanations how these anonymous functions will help you write simple, clean, library-level code that solves business problems.


Programming the Windows Runtime by Example (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

In this guide to WinRT Jeremy Likness and John Garland present easy-to-adapt C# and XAML example code for more than 80 projects. Their real-world application examples help you apply Windows 8.1’s best improvements, including large tiles, the new search control, flyouts, command bars, native WinRT networking, and new deployment and sideloading options.


SharePoint 2013 Field Guide (Sams)
Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Consultant Errin O’Connor and the team from EPC Group bring together best practices from hundreds of successful SharePoint and Office 365 engagements to guide you through deployments of every type, including the latest considerations around private, public, and hybrid cloud implementations, from ECM to business intelligence as well as custom development and identity management.<ASIN:0789751194>


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