Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious set of adventures. Meet Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron: mathematician, gambler, and proto-programmer, whose writings contained the first ever appearance of general computing theoryand Charles Babbage, eccentric inventor of the Difference Engine, an enormous clockwork calculating machine that would have been the first computer, if he had ever finished it. But what if things had been different? In this alternate reality Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and use it to create runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wider realms of mathematics and fight crime - for the sake of both London and science.

<ASIN:0141981512>

 
The Ruby Way (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 20 April 2015

For more than a decade, Ruby developers have turned to this classic for “how-to” guidance on effective Ruby programming. Now, Hal Fulton and André Arko have thoroughly updated it to cover new language enhancements and developers’ experiences through Ruby 2.1. Its 400+ examples each answe the question: “How do I do this in Ruby?”with both a task description and realistic technical constraints plus a step-by-step solution with detailed explanations to promote deeper understanding.

<ASIN:0321714636>

 
Make: Volume 44: Fun With Drones! (Maker Media)
Friday, 17 April 2015

These days drones are buzzing, not only in the skies, but throughout the maker community! Makers' love affair with drones is easy to understand: it has all the trademarks of the maker movement. From open source hardware, robotics (like sensors), cameras, to innovative applications to solve real-world problems, drones are fun and functional. In Volume 44 of Make:, the editors dive into the red-hot world of quadcopters, with drone builds and inspired aerial activities.<ASIN:1457187108>

 
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.

<ASIN:1491924462>

 
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. 

<ASIN:1491901632>

 
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. 

<ASIN:1937538648>

 
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.

<ASIN:1680500414>

 
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.

<ASIN:1491915595>

 
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.

<ASIN:1617291951>

 
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