Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Graph Analysis and Visualization: Discovering Business in Linked Data (Wiley)
Thursday, 19 March 2015

Richard Brath and David Jonker bring graph theory out of the lab and into the real world. This guide shows you how to exploit graph and network analytic techniques to enable the discovery of new business insights and opportunities.In full color, the book describes the process of creating visualizations using examples from sports, finance, marketing, security, social media, and more and gives guidance toward pattern identification and using various data sources, including Big Data.


Statistics Done Wrong (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Good research needs good statistics. But statistical analysis is tricky to get right, even for the best and brightest of us. In this pithy guide to statistical blunders in modern science,  Alex Reinhart will show you how to keep your research blunder-free. You'll examine embarrassing errors and omissions in recent research and begin your quest to reform the way you do statistics.


You Don't Know JS: Async & Performance (O'Reilly)
Monday, 16 March 2015

No matter how much experience you have with JavaScript, odds are you don’t fully understand the language. As in his other books in this series, Kyle Simpson dives into trickier parts of the language that many JavaScript programmers simply avoid. Here you will explore old and new JavaScript methods for handling asynchronous programming, understand how callbacks let third parties control your program’s execution and address the "inversion of control" issue with JavaScript Promises. 



The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride (Prentice Hall)
Friday, 13 March 2015

Despite advanced tools and methodologies, software projects continue to fail. Why? Too many organizations still view software development as just another production line. Too many developers also feel that way. Sandro Mancuso offers a more fulfilling path that starts with the recognition that you are a craftsman. Once you embrace this mindset, he argues that you can achieve unprecedented levels of technical excellence and customer satisfaction. 

F# Deep Dives (Manning)
Thursday, 12 March 2015

Presents a collection of real-world F# techniques contributed by expert practitioners. Each chapter presents a new use case where you'll read how the author used F# to solve a complex problem more effectively than would have been possible using a traditional approach. You'll not only see how a specific solution works in a specific domain, you'll also learn how F# developers approach problems, what concepts they use to solve them, and how they integrate F# into existing systems and environments.


T-SQL Querying (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Four leading experts take an in-depth look at T-SQL’s internal architecture and offer advanced practical techniques for optimizing response time and resource usage. Emphasizing a correct understanding of the language and its foundations, the authors present unique solutions they have spent years developing and refining. All code and techniques are fully updated to reflect new T-SQL enhancements in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2012.


Getting Started with OpenBTS (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 10 March 2015

OpenBTS can distribute any internet connection as a mobile network across a large geographic region, and provide connectivity to remote devices in the Internet of Things. In this hands-on, step-by-step guide, Michael Iedema helps you build a basic OpenBTS network with voice and SMS services and data capabilities. From there, you can create your own niche product or experimental feature.


Scenario-Focused Engineering (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 09 March 2015

Subtitled Design and Innovation for Software Engineers presents proven practices and lessons learned from implementations of the scenario focussed approach as part of the Microsoft Press Developer Best Practices series. Austina De Bonte and Drew Fletcher explain Why design matters, What it means to be customer focused; How to iterate effectively and How to bridge the culture gap.

Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition (Sams)
Friday, 06 March 2015

Revised and updated by Matthew Helmke, this 10th edition reflects changes in Ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04. He covers all you need to know about Ubuntu installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and presents intermediate-to-advanced techniques.


Enyo: Up and Running 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 05 March 2015

Discover how easy it is to design and build responsive, cross-platform apps with the Enyo open source JavaScript framework. With this revised and expanded edition, Enyo contributor Roy Sutton gets you started with the framework’s core object-oriented features, including its modular design, reusable and extensible components, layout and widget libraries, easy-to-use deployment options, and support for HTML5 standards. Enyo’s latest features, including models, collections, data binding, and computed properties are also covered.



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