Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Heroku: Up and Running (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 08 January 2014

Take full advantage of Heroku’s cloud-based hosting services. This guide takes you through the inner workings of this PaaS platform and delivers practical advice for architecting your application to work as efficiently as possible. Learn best practices for improving speed and throughput, solving latency issues, locating and fixing problems and ensuring your deployments go smoothly.


Software Engineering: Architecture-driven Software Development (Morgan Kaufmann)
Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The first comprehensive guide to the underlying skills embodied in the IEEE's Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) standard. Standards expert Richard Schmidt explains the traditional software engineering practices recognized for developing projects for government or corporate systems.


The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 06 January 2014

Drawing on several decades as a researcher and innovator, Capers Jones illuminates the field’s broad sweep of progress and its many eras of invention. He assesses the immense impact of software engineering on society, and previews its even more remarkable future.



The Dream Team Nightmare (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Saturday, 04 January 2014

This first-ever interactive Agile Adventure is the gripping tale of an experienced team struggling with agile adoption. Taking on the role of Jim the agile coach you'll overcome common yet daunting challenges that come from using agile methods. Find out what really works and what fails miserably from the consequences of your choices.


Understanding Computation (O'Reilly)
Friday, 03 January 2014

With the subtitle "From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs" Tom Stuart explains theoretical computer science in a context you’ll recognize, helping you appreciate why these ideas matter and how they can inform your day-to-day programming. Uses Ruby in a reductionist manner to present formal semantics, automata theory, and functional programming with the lambda calculus.


Python in Practice (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 02 January 2014

Writing for experienced Python programmers Mark Summerfield focuses on four key themes: design patterns for coding elegance, faster processing through concurrency and compiled Python (Cython), high-level networking, and graphics. Provides patterns in Python 3.3 using expert-quality, downloadable, code.


Practical Web Analytics for User Experience (Morgan Kaufmann)
Wednesday, 01 January 2014

Aimed at UX practioners, teaches how to use web analytics to help answer the complicated questions. Provides a quantitative approach for measuring a website's effectiveness and the methods for posing and answering specific questions about how users navigate a website.


The Business of Android Apps Development (Apress)
Tuesday, 31 December 2013

The growing but still evolving success of the Android platform has ushered in a second mobile technology “gold rush” for app developers with  Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android. This second edition has the latest advice on how to make money on Android apps shows how to take your app from idea to design to development to distribution and marketing.


Job Reconnaissance (Syngress)
Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Subtitled "Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game" explains the job hunting process, why the most commonly followed models fail and how to better approach the search. It discusess when and to  leave your current job, how to research new possible job opportunities, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation.


C# 2012 for Programmers, 5th Edition (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 30 December 2013

Written for programmers with a background in high-level language programming, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming and explores Microsoft’s C# 2012 and .NET 4.5 in depth. Presents the concepts in the context of fully tested apps, complete with syntax shading,  code highlighting, code walkthroughs and program outputs.



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