Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference, 5th Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 16 November 2015

Whether you’re a developer or database administrator,this is a useful source of answers. It has concise summaries of  fundamental language elements, such as block structure, datatypes, and declarations; statements for program control, cursor management, and exception handling; records, procedures, functions, triggers, and packages and execution of PL/SQL functions in SQL. From a team of authors that includes Steven Feuerstein and Bill Prybil, whose classic book  Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 6th Edition was given a 5-star rating in Kay Ewbank's review. 



Introduction To Windows And Graphics Programming With Visual C++ 2nd Ed (World Scientific)
Thursday, 12 November 2015

Intended to be an introduction to Visual C++ for technical people including practicing engineers, engineering students, and others interested in Windows programming and its convenient graphics capabilities. While the book is aimed at a technical audience, its mathematical content is modest and should be readable by most people with an interest in C++ programming. Readers are introduced to Windows programming in a natural way; making use of the object-oriented environment, the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), and the document/view organization. 


C# 6.0 Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Completely updated for C# 6.0, this new edition of Jay Hilyard and Stephen Teilhet'scookbook offers more than 150 code recipes to common and not-so-common problems that C# programmers face every day. More than a third of the recipes have been rewritten to take advantage of new C# 6.0 features and new recipes have been added for asynchronous methods, dynamic objects, enhanced error handling, the Rosyln compiler, and more. 


The Human Face of Computing (Imperial College Press)
Monday, 09 November 2015

Written as a series of conversations with influential computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists, this book provides access to the inner thinking of those who have made essential contributions to the development of computing and its applications. You will learn about the interviewees' education, career path, influences, methods of work, how they cope with failure and success, how they relax, how they see the future, and much more.


Excel 2016 In Depth (Que)
Thursday, 05 November 2015

Bill Jelen who lauched the website in 1998 brings together insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else to provide the fastest, best way to master Excel 2016’s full power; get comfortable with its interface; and leverage its new tools and futures. See our review of Excel 2013 In Depth, the previous edition.



SVG Colors, Patterns & Gradients (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 04 November 2015

As a vector graphics format, SVG uses precisely-defined geometric shapes to build an image. But that doesn't mean that SVG graphics have to look like technical drawings. SVG graphics can be shaded, textured, built from partially-transparent overlapping layers, or even filled with photographic images. Amelia Bellamy-Royds and  Kurt Cagle take an in-depth look at the different ways SVG text and shapes can be painted on the screen or page. 


The Life and Work of George Boole (Cork University Press)
Monday, 02 November 2015

Born on November 2, 1815 Boole has been variously described as the founder of pure mathematics, father of computer science and discoverer of symbolic logic. With the subtitle, A Prelude to the Digital Age this biography of George Boole is by Desmond MacHale, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork, where Boole was the first professor of mathematics. Boole is mostly remembered as a mathematician and logician whose work found application in computer science long after his death, but this biography reveals Boole as much more than a mathematical genius.

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Antivirus Hackers Handbook (Wiley)
Thursday, 29 October 2015

Joxean Koret and Elias Bachaalany guides you through the process of reverse engineering antivirus software. You explore how to detect and exploit vulnerabilities in order to improve future software design, protect your network, and anticipate attacks that may sneak through your antivirus′ line of defense. You′ll begin building your knowledge by diving into the reverse engineering process, which details how to start from a finished antivirus software program and work your way back through its development using the functions and other key elements of the software.


The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (No Starch Press)
Monday, 26 October 2015

With the subtitle, "Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi" this is designed as a guide to survival after Z-day, when the zombie apocalypse hitsthe earth. Written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, it teaches you how to generate your own electricity, salvage parts, craft essential electronics, and out-survive the undead. For the budding maker to the keen hobbyist this is an essential survival tool.


High Performance Android Apps (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 22 October 2015

Customers are finally realizing that apps have a major role in the performance of their Android devices.With this practical guide, subtitled "Improve Ratings with Speed, Optimizations, and Testing", you’ll learn the major performance issues confronting Android app developers, and the tools you need to diagnose problems early. Author Doug Sillars not only shows you how to use Android-specific testing tools from companies including Google, Qualcomm, and AT&T, but also helps you explore potential remedies. 



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