Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Wicked Cool Shell Scripts (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 01 December 2016

This is a second edition of the scripting book for Linux, OS X and UNIX by Dave Taylor and Brandon Perry. It offers a collection of useful, customizable, and fun shell scripts for solving common problems and personalizing your computing environment. Shell scripts let you interact with your machine and manage your files and system operations with just a few lines of code. You can also use shell scripts for many other essential (and not-so-essential) tasks.



Infrastructure as Code (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 29 November 2016

"Infrastructure as Code" has emerged alongside the DevOps movement as a label for approaches that merge concepts like source control systems, Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) with infrastructure management. With a subtitle of Managing Servers in the Cloud, this book by Kief Morris explains how to take advantage of technologies like cloud, virtualization, and configuration automation to manage IT infrastructure using tools and practices from software development. 


Learning Computer Architecture with Raspberry Pi (Wiley)
Monday, 28 November 2016

This guide, co-authored by Eben Upton the designer of the Raspberry Pi, helps you understand the components of this innovative and widely used computer, showing how it works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities. It explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems.



Make Drones: Teach an Arduino to Fly (Maker Media)
Thursday, 24 November 2016

This book has a subtitle of Teach an Arduino to Fly, and author David McGriffy aims to help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The book shows Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots. As a side benefit it the techniques will have applications in almost any robotics project.


Reactive Programming with RxJava (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Reactive programming promises to help you write code that's more reliable, easier to scale, and better-performing. This practical book is aimed at Java developers, showing first how to view problems in the reactive way, and then build programs that make use of the best features of reactive programming. Authors Tomasz Nurkiewicz and Ben Christensen include examples that use the RxJava library to solve real-world performance issues on Android devices as well as the server.


Reactive Web Applications (Manning)
Monday, 21 November 2016

Manuel Bernhardt argues that the emerging reactive model is ideal for high-performance web applications that need to manage the unpredictably-bursty behavior of the web, along with the potential instability of running on networks not fully controlled. 


Android Programming: Starting With An App (I/O Press)
Thursday, 17 November 2016

Programming an Android app is an attractive proposition, as Android increasingly dominates the global smartphone market, meaning many potential users. In Android Programming: Starting With An App  Mike James shows you how common tasks are done in Android, and explains why they are done in a particular way. This book is based on Android Adventures, a series that first appeared on I Programmer now fully revised in book format.


Agile Web Development With Rails 5 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Rails 5 and Ruby 2.2 bring many improvements, including new APIs and substantial performance enhancements, and the fifth edition of Sam Ruby's book is now updated with coverage of Action Cable, and completely updated code for Rails 5.


The Practice Of System And Network Administration (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 14 November 2016

This is volume 1 of the updated third edition of a book that has been popular for more than a decade for systems and network management. In this new edition, authors Thomas Limoncelli, Christina Hogan and Strata Chalup have updated the text to add coverage of new topics such as managing BYOD and implementing new security approaches.


Clojure Programming Cookbook (Packt)
Thursday, 10 November 2016

This is a set of 'recipes' in which Makoto Hashimoto and Nicolas Modrzyk look at the problems you might encounter in the world of Clojure programming, and in each case give you a recipe for how to solve it. The recipes cover a wide variety of practical cases and real world techniques, with the aim of resolving the everyday issues you face with a functional mindset using Clojure.



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