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.

ASP.NET MVC 4 Recipes (Apress)
Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Taking a "Problem-Solution Approach" this is a practical guide for developers creating modern web applications, cutting through the complexities of ASP.NET, jQuery, Knockout.js and HTML 5 to provide straightforward solutions to common web development problems using best practice methods.


Programming the Mobile Web, 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 26 November 2013

With this second edition of a complete reference for the mobile web, which  continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, you’ll learn how to build HTML5 and CSS3-based apps that access geolocation, accelerometer, multi-touch screens, offline storage, and other features in today’s smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. See our review of the original edition.



Tkinter GUI Application Development Hotshot (Packt Press)
Monday, 25 November 2013

Helps you learn the art of GUI programming—building real-world, productive and fun applications like text editor, drum machine, game of chess, drawing application and more. Each project builds on the skills already acquired in the previous project. Also, learn to write multi-threaded and multi layered applications using Tkinter, Python's built-in GUI package.


Raspberry Pi for Dummies (Wiley)
Saturday, 23 November 2013

Shows how to download and install the operating system, use the installed applications, and connect the Pi to other devices.Teaches you basic Linux System Admin and walks you through editing images, creating web pages, and playing music; details how to program with Scratch and Python and explores creating simple hardware projects.


Pro Django 2nd Ed (Apress)
Friday, 22 November 2013

Learn how to use Django, the leading Python web application development framework, to its full potential in this advanced tutorial and reference. Updated for Django 1.5 and Python 3, this 2nd edition examines the complex problems that Python web application developers can face and how to solve them.


Data Insights (Morgan Kaufmann)
Thursday, 21 November 2013

Subtitled "New Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data" offers multi-disciplinary perspectives with case studies from business analytics, healthcare, games, security, and network monitoring. It takes a conversational approach to presenting an overview of the subject, while also focusing on key details.


101 Design Ingredients to solve big tech problems (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Using a one-page, one-ingredient format this humorously illustrated book shows you how to solve problems using practical examples you can apply right away. Case studies explain how leading companies combined these ingredients into their own unique recipes to catapult their businesses, and how you can, too.


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.



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