Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Doing Math with Python (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Amit Saha shows you how to use Python to delve into high school—level math topics like statistics, geometry, probability, and calculus. You'll start with simple projects, like a factoring program and a quadratic-equation solver, and then create more complex projects once you've gotten the hang of things. Along the way, you'll discover new ways to explore math and gain valuable programming skills that you'll use throughout your study of math and computer science. 


Creating a Data-Driven Organization (O'Reilly)
Monday, 05 October 2015

Carl Anderson addresses the question "What do you need to become a data-driven organization?" and gives the advice that it requires establishing an effective, deeply-ingrained data culture. His practical book has interviews and examples from data scientists and analytics leaders in a variety of industries and explains the analytics value chain you need to adopt when building predictive business models—from data collection and analysis to the insights and leadership that drive concrete actions. 


Beginning Java with Eclipse (Murach)
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Designed for beginning programmers and programmers with limited experience who want to learn Java at a professional level. From the start, you’ll be using the Eclipse IDE because that will help you learn faster.  By the time you finish this book, you’ll have all the core Java skills that you need to move on to web or Android programming.

<ASIN: 1890774898>

Fluent Python (O'Reilly)
Friday, 25 September 2015

Python’s simplicity lets you become productive quickly, but this often means you aren’t using everything it has to offer. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to write effective, idiomatic Python code using its best—and possibly most neglected—features. Author Luciano Ramalho takes you through Python’s core language features and libraries, and shows you how to make your code shorter, faster, and more readable at the same time.


Beyond Legacy Code (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Thursday, 24 September 2015

With the subtitle "Nine Practices to Extend the Life (and Value) of Your Software", David Scott Bernstein presents technical practices such as refactoring and test-first development designed to solve the problems facing the software industry. He discusses how to avoid the pitfalls teams encounter when adopting these practices, and how to dramatically reduce the risk associated with building software. With a deeper understanding of the principles behind the practices, you'll build software that's easier and less costly to maintain and extend. 


Beautiful JavaScript (O'Reilly)
Monday, 21 September 2015

JavaScript is arguably the most polarizing and misunderstood programming language in the world. Many have attempted to replace it as the language of the Web, but JavaScript has survived, evolved, and thrived. Why did a language created in such hurry succeed where others failed? This collection of more than a dozen essays gives you a rare glimpse into JavaScript from people intimately familiar with it. 


Web Scraping with Python (O'Reilly)
Monday, 14 September 2015

Learn web scraping and crawling techniques to access unlimited data from any web source in any format. With this practical guide, subtitled Collecting Data from the Modern Web, you’ll learn how to use Python scripts and web APIs to gather and process data from thousands of web pages at once. Aimed at programmers, security professionals, and web administrators familiar with Python, Ryan Mitchell not only ... <ASIN:1491910291>

Abusing the Internet of Things (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 10 September 2015

A future with billions of connected "things" includes monumental security concerns. In this practical book, with the subtitle Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts, Nitesh Dhanjani  explores how malicious attackers can abuse popular IoT-based devices, including wireless LED lightbulbs, electronic door locks, baby monitors, smart TVs, and connected cars. If you’re part of a team creating applications for Internet-connected devices, this guide will help you explore security solutions. You’ll not only learn how to uncover vulnerabilities in existing IoT devices, but also gain deeper insight into an attacker’s tactics.



Bioinformatics Data Skills (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Vince Buffalo helps you learn the data skills necessary for turning large sequencing datasets into reproducible and robust biological findings. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use freely available open source tools to extract meaning from large complex biological data sets. This intermediate-level book teaches the general computational and data skills you need to analyze biological data and is for those who have experience with a scripting language like Python.

<ASIN: 1449367372>

How Software Works (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 09 September 2015

With the subtitle, "The Magic Behind Encryption, CGI, Search Engines, and Other Everyday Technologies", V. Anton Spraul explains how computers perform common-yet-amazing tasks that we take for granted every day using patient explanations and intuitive diagrams so that anyone can understand - no technical background is required and you won't be reading through any code. 



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