Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
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. 


Head First Android Development (O'Reilly)
Monday, 07 September 2015

Dawn and David Griffiths help you build your first working Android application. You’ll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design interfaces, create a database, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It’s like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need is some Java know-how to get started. Like other titles in the Head First series it uses a visually rich format intended to be a multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.


D3: Pocket Primer (Mercury)
Wednesday, 02 September 2015

This Pocket Primer is primarily for self-directed learners who are comfortable with HTML/CSS/Javascript and who also want to learn about managing data with D3. In it Oswald Campesato provides an overview of using D3, for creating charts and graphs, handling mouse events, and creating animation effects. He also covers CSS3 and SVG, along with an integrated code sample that uses D3, CSS3, SVG, and HTML5 Canvas. The companion DVD contains code sample code, games, illustrations from the book in color and appendices.


Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy (O'Reilly)
Monday, 31 August 2015

To help you improve customer satisfaction and create positive brand experiences, this pragmatic book introduces a transdisciplinary approach to digital service delivery. Designing a resilient service today requires a unified effort across front-office and back-office functions and technical and business perspectives. You’ll learn how make IT a full partner in the ongoing conversations you have with your customers.

<ASIN: 1491949880>


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