Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive

Book Watch is I Programmer's listing of new books and is compiled using publishers' publicity material. It is not to be read as a review where we provide an independent assessment. Some, but by no means all, of the books in Book Watch are eventually reviewed.

Twisted 2nd Edition (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Get started with Twisted, the event-driven networking framework written in Python. Covers the key concepts and design patterns for building event-driven client and server applications for popular networking protocols plus tools to build new protocols using Twisted’s primitives. Start by building basic TCP clients and servers, before deploying with the Twisted Application infrastructure.


Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 18 November 2013

Deliver interactive business intelligence reports using SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, and help facilitate real-time decision making throughout the enterprise. Shows how to design, manage, and access custom reports that capture data from multiple sources. For experienced SQL Server developers, either new to Reporting Services or upgrading from an earlier version.


Python for Kids (No Starch Press)
Saturday, 16 November 2013

Subtitled  "A Playful Introduction to Programming", brings kids aged 10+ and their parents into the world of Python programming with unique (and often hilarious) example programs that feature ravenous monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens, and more. New terms are defined; code is colored, dissected, and explained; and quirky, full-color illustrations keep things on the lighter side.


Project 2013 In Depth (Que)
Friday, 15 November 2013

Packed with Project 2013 knowledge, tips, and shortcuts you won’t find anywhere else, it's  offers a way to master every phase of project management: initiation, planning, scheduling, resource assignments, tracking, revision, completion, and Project 2013's new cloud-based tools for running your projects.


A Programmer's Guide to C# 5.0 4th Ed (Apress)
Thursday, 14 November 2013

For developers who want to truly understand C#. Whether you’ve worked with C# before or with another general-purpose programming language, its fast-paced, focused chapters take you straight to the heart of a feature of C# and show you why it works the way it does. An ideal companion to the C# Language Specification as a tutorial and reference.


Making Sense of NoSQL (Manning)
Wednesday, 13 November 2013

With the subtitle "A guide for managers and the rest of us" sets out to clearly and concisely explain the concepts, features, benefits, potential, and limitations of NoSQL technologies. Using examples and use cases,it shows how  to assemble a NoSQL solution to replace or augment a traditional RDBMS.


Git Pocket Guide (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Pocket-sized guide for Git, the distributed version control system - provides a compact, readable introduction to Git for new users, as well as a reference to common commands and procedures for those with Git experience. Written for Git version 1.8.2, the guide is organized around the basic version control functions you need, such as making commits, fixing mistakes, merging, and searching history.


Learn ASP.NET 4.5, C# and Visual Studio 2012 Essential Skills (Smart Method)
Monday, 11 November 2013

Take the first steps towards a career in web development. Can be used standalone or in conjunction with a DVD that is available separately. Instruction is logically structured into sessions and lessons for self-instruction or incoporation into training courses. See our review of previous VS 2010 edition.


Test iOS Apps with UI Automation (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Saturday, 09 November 2013

Subtitled "Bug Hunting Made Easy" this book takes you through a complete strategy for automated user interface testing. Shows how to script the user interface, assert correct behavior, stub external dependencies, reproduce performance problems, organize test code and automate the whole process.


Extending jQuery (Manning)
Friday, 08 November 2013

Covers all the extension points within jQuery and provides guidelines and techniques on how to make use of them. You'll not only discover how to write plugins, but how to design them for maximum reuse. You'll also learn how to write new widgets and effects for jQuery UI.


C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide (Que)
Thursday, 07 November 2013

Learn all the basics: how to organize programs, store and display data, work with variables, operators, I/O, pointers, arrays, functions, and much more. Simple, practical instructions will help you start creating useful, reliable C code, from games to mobile apps. Fully updated for the new C11 standard and today’s free, open source tools.


Understanding and Using C Pointers (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 06 November 2013

An introduction to pointers, including the declaration of different pointer types. Covers dynamic memory allocation, de-allocation, and alternative memory management techniques and ones for passing or returning data to and from functions. Explores the fundamental aspects of arrays as they relate to pointers and the basics of strings and how pointers are used to support them.





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