Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript Unleashed (Sams)
Thursday, 06 December 2012

Everything you need to build, test, and distribute outstanding Windows 8 software with JavaScript and HTML5. Guides you through using Microsoft’s new WinJS library to develop apps for Microsoft’s brand-new version of Windows using JavaScript templates, controls, and data binding. In-depth coverage of everything from creating games to using IndexedDB and HTML5 forms.


R in a Nutshell 2nd Edition (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Updated for R 2.14 and 2.15, includes new and expanded chapters on R performance, the ggplot2 data visualization package, and parallel R computing with Hadoop. Provides a quick and practical guide to the open source R language and software environment. Learn how to write R functions and use R packages to help you prepare, visualize, and analyze data.


Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB (Wrox)
Tuesday, 04 December 2012

Updated for ASP.NET 4.5, this introductory book is filled with helpful examples and contains a user–friendly, step–by–step format. This edition retains the highly accessible approach to building the Planet Wrox website example, an online community site featuring product reviews, picture sharing, bonus content for registered users, and more.


Enterprise Games (O'Reilly)
Monday, 03 December 2012

This book provides case studies that demonstrate how game mechanics enable companies to respond quickly to challenges in today’s real-time economy. It’s not about giving workers a smiley face for producing more widgets. You’ll discover how game mechanics, particularly multiplayer video games, provide field-tested best practices for engaging workers in creative and complex activities.

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Jump Start Node.js (Sitepoint)
Friday, 30 November 2012

Node.js is changing the way web apps are built. As Node.js apps are written in JavaScript, you can quickly and simply use your front-end skills to develop staggeringly fast, scalable real-time web applications. Learn how to develop a complete working Node.js application, deploy to a production server and scale your projects.



Kinect Hacks (Make)
Thursday, 29 November 2012

Create your own innovative applications in computer vision, game design, music, robotics, and other areas by taking full advantage of Kinect’s extensive interactive, multi-media platform.  This book provides a step-by-step walkthrough of  techniques and tools from the OpenKinect project, the largest and most active Kinect hacking community.


iOS in Practice (Manning)
Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A hands-on guide with 98 specific techniques to help solve the specific problems you'll encounter over and over as you work on your iPhone and iPad apps. You'll dig into the practical nuts and bolts of applying views, view controllers, table views and cells, audio, images, graphics, file structure—and more. Examples written for iOS 6.


10 PRINT CHR$(205.5 +RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (MIT Press)
Tuesday, 27 November 2012

This  collaboratively written book takes this single line of code - a BASIC program for the Commodore 64 and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. Topics include randomness and regularity in computing and art, the maze in culture, the BASIC programming language, and the Commodore 64 computer.


Coding Freedom (Princeton University Press)
Monday, 26 November 2012

Subtitled "The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking" this book explores the the free and open source software (F/OSS) movement. Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open source software, and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral project, reveal about the values of contemporary liberalism?


Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions (Apress)
Friday, 23 November 2012

Provides practical examples of cost-effective business intelligence projects. Readers will be guided through several complete projects that build a foundation for real-world solutions. Even with limited experience using Microsoft's SQL Server, Integration Server, Analysis Server, and Reporting Server, you can leverage your existing knowledge of SQL programming and database design to provide users with the BI reports they need.  



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