Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
You Don't Know JS: Up & Going (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 16 April 2015

No matter how much experience you have with JavaScript, odds are you don’t fully understand the language. This is the first book in the series by Kyle Simpson and is intended to provides the necessary background for those with limited programming experience. By learning the basic building blocks of programming, as well as JavaScript’s core mechanisms, you’ll be prepared to dive into the other, more in-depth books in the series and be well on your way toward true JavaScript.


Hadoop: The definitive guide (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with the fourth edition of this comprehensive guide. Using Hadoop 2 exclusively, author Tom White presents new chapters on YARN and several Hadoop-related projects such as Parquet, Flume, Crunch, and Spark. You’ll learn about recent changes to Hadoop, and explore new case studies on Hadoop’s role in healthcare systems and genomics data processing. 


Swift for Programmers (Prentice Hall)
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Advanced Software Testing 2nd Ed (Rocky Nook)
Monday, 13 April 2015

Written for the technical test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, it teaches you how to define and carry out the tasks required to implement a test strategy. You will be able to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. Intended as preparation for the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst exam, it includes sample questions for the latest (2012) ISTQB Advanced Level syllabus. 


Metaprogramming Elixir (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Friday, 10 April 2015

Metaprogramming is one of Elixir's greatest features. Maybe you've played with the basics or written a few macros. Now you want to take it to the next level. This guided series of metaprogramming tutorials by Chris McCord takes you step by step to metaprogramming mastery. You'll extend Elixir with powerful features and write faster, more maintainable programs in ways unmatched by other languages.


Developing Web Apps With Haskell and Yesod 2e (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 09 April 2015

This fast-moving guide introduces web application development with Haskell and Yesod, a potent language/framework combination that supports high-performing applications that are modular, type-safe, and concise. Fully updated for Yesod 1.4, this second edition shows you how Yesod handles widgets, forms, persistence, and RESTful content. Author Michael Snoyman also introduces various Haskell tools to supplement your basic knowledge of the language.


JavaScript Application Design (Manning)
Wednesday, 08 April 2015

Taking ": A Build First Approach" Nicolas Bevacqua introduces JavaScript developers to techniques that will improve the quality of their software as well as their web development workflow. You'll begin by learning how to establish build processes that are appropriate for JavaScript-driven development. Then, you'll walk through best practices for productive day-to-day development, like running tasks when your code changes, deploying applications with a single command, and monitoring the state of your application once it's in production.


Universal Windows Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed (Sams)
Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Adam Nathan, "the world’s #1 expert on Microsoft XAML" brings together all the knowledge Windows developers need to build universal apps that adapt smoothly for any device running Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, or their successors. Drawing on own experience and direct input from Microsoft’s Windows and Visual Studio teams, Adam Nathan illuminates core development concepts, answers your most important questions, and candidly assesses the technology’s strengths and limitations in this full-color guide.


Badass: Making Users Awesome (O'Reilly)
Monday, 06 April 2015

Our goal is to craft a strategy for creating successful users. And that strategy is full of surprising, counter-intuitive, and astonishingly simple techniques that don’t depend on a massive marketing or development budget. Techniques typically overlooked by even the most well-funded, well-staffed product teams. Every role is a key player - product development, engineering, marketing, user experience, support. Armed with a surprisingly overlooked science and a unique POV, we can can reduce the role of luck. 


The Nature of Software Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Friday, 03 April 2015

You need to get value from your software project, Ron Jeffries  leads you from the desire for value down to the specific activities that help good Agile projects deliver better software sooner, and at a lower cost. Using simple sketches and a few words, he invites you to follow his path of learning and understanding from a half century of software development and from his engagement with Agile methods from their very beginning.



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