Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
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.  


21st Century C (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 22 November 2012

Throw out your old ideas of C, and relearn a programming language that’s substantially outgrown its origins. C isn’t just the foundation of modern programming languages, it is a modern language, ideal for writing efficient, state-of-the-art applications. Learn to dump old habits that made sense on mainframes, and pick up the tools you need to use this evolved and aggressively simple language. No matter what programming language you currently champion, you’ll agree that C rocks.


Raspberry Pi User Guide (Wiley)
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Originally conceived of as a fun, easy way for kids (and curious adults) to learn computer programming, the Raspberry Pi quickly evolved into a remarkably robust, credit-card-size computer that can be used for everything from playing HD videos and hacking around with hardware to learning to program! Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this book fills you in on everything you need to know to get up and running on your Raspberry Pi.


Learning Android Application Programming for the Kindle Fire (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Every skill and technique you need to write production-quality apps for Amazon Kindle Fire. You’ll learn by building a complete app from start to finish. Every chapter builds on what you’ve already learned, helping you construct, expand, and extend your working app as you move through the entire development lifecycle. With fully tested, reusable sample code, this book requires no previous Android or mobile development experience.


HBase in Action (Manning)
Monday, 19 November 2012

All the knowledge you need to design, build, and run applications using HBase. First, it introduces you to the fundamentals of distributed systems and large scale data handling. Then, you'll explore real-world applications and code samples with just enough theory to understand the practical techniques. You'll see how to build applications with HBase and take advantage of the MapReduce processing framework. And along the way you'll learn patterns and best practices.


Android Apps with Eclipse (Apress)
Friday, 16 November 2012

Provides a detailed overview of Eclipse, the most widely adopted IDE for Java programmers, to help Android developers to quickly get up to speed  and streamline their day-to-day software development. Covers using Eclipse Android Development Toolkit (ADT) to develop, debug, and troubleshoot Android applications.


Programming Hive (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 15 November 2012

Need to move a relational database application to Hadoop? This example-driven guide introduces you to Apache Hive, Hadoop’s data warehouse infrastructure and shows how to use Hive’s SQL dialect, HiveQL, to summarize, query, and analyze large datasets stored in Hadoop’s distributed filesystem. It provides a detailed overview of Hadoop and MapReduce, and demonstrates how Hive works within the Hadoop ecosystem.


FileMaker 12 Developer Reference (Que)
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

This quick reference on Filemaker's Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars will appeal to the entire FileMaker Pro community and be a great extension of its library. This edition is updated for the many new features of FileMaker 12, including the product's design functionality and the file format, and a new section dedicated to FileMaker Go, which is the iOS client.


Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Third edition of the definitive guide to applying agile development and modern software engineering practices with Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. With the strap line, From Backlog to Continuous Feedback focuses on solving real development challenges, systematically eliminating waste, improving transparency, and delivering better software.

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Beginning ASP .NET 4.5 in C# 5th Edition (Apress)
Monday, 12 November 2012

Focussing solely on C#, Matthew MacDonald introduces the latest thinking and best practices for the ASP.NET 4.5 technology. Assuming no prior coding experience, he teaches   the skills needed to be an effective ASP.NET developer ready to progress to more sophisticated projects and professional work. See our 5-star review of previous edition.



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