Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Civic Apps Competition Handbook (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 20 December 2012

This practical guide provides best practices for each phase of the process of organizing a Civic Apps Competition (CAC) in your city., based largely on firsthand experience. Learn everything from setting goals and creating a budget to running the competition and measuring the outcome.


Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012 (Apress)
Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Written to help ASP .NET developers make the leap to the inevitable world of HTML5, covers features that can be used within existing ASP .NET applications with practical hands-on demonstrations. You will also learn how your enterprise applications can benefit from new technology such as local storage and web sockets.


Reengineering .NET (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 18 December 2012

As software ages, it becomes brittle: difficult to understand, fix, manage, use, and improve. Developers working with many platforms have encountered this problem; now, developers working with Microsoft’s .NET are facing it as well. This book introduces proven best practices for revitalizing older .NET code into business-critical systems that can’t go offline.


Windows 8 Plain & Simple (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 17 December 2012

A book for the new computer user that shows the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 8. Covers how to run apps, and manage calendar and contacts; explore the web, and send and receive email and messages; play games, manage music, and watch movies; view share, and store photos and video; organize files on the PC and in the cloud with Microsoft SkyDrive



Hello! HTML5 & CSS3 (Manning)
Friday, 14 December 2012

Described as a user-friendly reference guide, this book starts with an introduction to HTML5 markup and then takes a quick tour through forms, graphics, drag-and-drop, multimedia, and more. Next, you'll explore CSS3, including new features like drop shadows, borders, colors, gradients, and backgrounds. Hands-on examples, both large and small, to help you learn by doing.


Software Architecture in Practice (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 13 December 2012

Substantially revised to reflect the latest developments in the field. In a real-world setting, this 3rd edition once again introduces the concepts and best practices of software architecture—how a software system is structured and how that system’s elements are meant to interact.  Architecture is a reusable asset that can be applied to subsequent systems, and is crucial to a software organization’s business strategy.


Sams Teach Yourself Node.js in 24 Hours (Sams)
Wednesday, 12 December 2012

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less this book will help you master the Node.js platform and use it to build server-side applications. Witth its straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll move from basic installation, configuration, and programming all the way through real-time messaging between browser and server, testing and deployment.


Hadoop in Practice (Manning)
Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A collection of 85 Hadoop examples presented in a problem/solution format. Each technique addresses a specific task, like querying big data using Pig or writing a log file loader. Explore each problem step by step, learning how to build and deploy that specific solution along with the thinking that went into its design. As you work through the tasks, become increasingly at home in the world of big data.


Pro Android Games 2nd Ed (Apress)
Friday, 07 December 2012

With actionable real-world source, this updated edition shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android games, using the power of the recent advancements found in the Android Jelly Beans development platform as well as those in earlier releases. Multi-touch code gives these games dynamic input for a more realistic arcade game experience.


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.



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