Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Ed (No Starch Press)
Tuesday, 13 January 2015

In this "Modern Introduction to Programming", Marijn Haverbeke immerses you in example code from the start, while exercises and full-chapter projects give you hands-on experience with writing your own programs. This revised 2nd edition reflects the current state of JavaScript and web browsers, with brand-new material, such as a chapter on code performance in Java­Script, and expanded coverage of recursion and closures. All source code is available online in an interactive sandbox, where you can edit the code, run it, and see its output instantly.


SOA with Java (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 12 January 2015

Thomas Erl and others guide you in mastering the principles, best practices, and Java technologies you need to design and deliver high-value services and service-oriented solutions. They discuss how to implement SOA with lightweight frameworks, mainstream Java services technologies, and contemporary specifications and standards with real-world examples. This book will be valuable to developers, analysts, architects, and other IT professionals who want to design and implement Web-based service-oriented architectures and enterprise solutions with Java technologies.

Microsoft Excel Functions and Formulas 3e (Mercury)
Friday, 09 January 2015

Demonstrates Excel through the use of practical and useful examples in a quick reference format. Video tutorials on its companion CD make it a resource for all Excel users who want to understand, create, and apply formulas. Experienced users will also find it a reference for many of the program's advanced formulas and functions. Bernd Held and Theodor Richardson proovide step-by-step instructions with screenshots of the input and output from the formulas. 


Performing Information Governance (IBM Press)
Thursday, 08 January 2015

In this Step-by-Step Guide to Making Information Governance Work, Anthony David Giordano uses case studies and hands-on activities, to illuminate the “who, what, how, and when” of information governance. He explains how core governance components link with other enterprise information management disciplines, and provides workable “job descriptions” for each project participant and helps you integrate key data stewardship processes as you develop large-scale applications and Master Data Management (MDM) environments. 


AngularJS: Novice to Ninja (Sitepoint)
Wednesday, 07 January 2015

AngularJS brings the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern to JavaScript applications and provides a high quality foundation for building complex and powerful apps quickly. Sandeep Panda begins with the basics including two-way data binding and how to write test-friendly code before moving on to more advanced topics like scope, dependency injection, filters, and more. As well as mastering Angular’s modules, controllers, scope, and events and enhancing your HTML with Angular directives you will build a blogging app as a Single Page Application (SPA).


Think Stats 2e (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 06 January 2015

If you know how to program, you have the skills to turn data into knowledge, using tools of probability and statistics. This concise introduction shows you how to perform statistical analysis computationally, rather than mathematically, with programs written in Python. Working with a single case study throughout this thoroughly revised and expanded 2nd Edition, Allen B. Downey covers the entire process of exploratory data analysis from collecting data and generating statistics to identifying patterns and testing hypotheses - distributions, rules of probability, visualization, and many other tools and concepts.


Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual (Manning)
Monday, 05 January 2015

A guide to a well-rounded, satisfying life as a technology professional in which developer and life coach John Sonmez offers advice on important "soft" subjects like career and productivity, personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships. Arranged as a collection of 71 short chapters, dip into it wherever you like. A Taking Action section at the end of each chapter shows you how to get quick results. Soft Skills will help make you a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier, healthier person.


Swift for the Really Impatient (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 02 January 2015

A jumpstart to the Swift language for every experienced Objective-C developer. iOS and OS X developers Matt Henderson and Dave Wood help you take full advantage of Swift’s powerful innovations, without wasting time on basics you already know. They reveal how Swift features improve on Objective-C and show how to make the most of them with code examples and  hands-on exercises designed to reinforce and deepen your skills. You’ll quickly master “Swift-er” techniques for using objects, classes, optionals, generics, functions, closures, and more.


The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 01 January 2015


Yoshihito Isogawa shows you how to to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set.  Subtitled "181 Simple Machines and Clever Contraptions" this book explores creative ways to build amazing mechanisms  Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. 


iPhone: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 31 December 2014

David Pogue is back with this expanded edition of his full-color guide which has been updated to cover the iOS 8.1 software and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The iPhone may be the world’s coolest computer, but it’s still a computer, with all of a computer’s complexities. This Missing Manual is a funny illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you into an iPhone master.



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