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.

CMIS and Apache Chemistry in Action (Manning)
Friday, 18 October 2013

Comprehensive guide to the CMIS standard and related ECM concepts, written by the authors of the standard.Tackle hands-on examples for building applications on CMIS repositories from both the client and the server sides and learn how to create new content-centric applications that install and run in any CMIS-compliant repository.


HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, (Peachpit Press, 8th Ed)
Thursday, 17 October 2013

This updated edition uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and CSS essentials and has been refreshed to feature current web design best practices. Learn how to design, structure, and format your website and about the new elements and form input types in HTML5.


Exam Ref 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Prepare for Exam 70-331-and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 core solutions. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level.


Learn Corona SDK Game Development (Apress)
Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Walks you through creating a full-featured Corona game from scratch to the App Store. You'll learn Lua basics (the foundation of Corona), how to add and manipulate graphics, and how to use controls like multitouch, accelerometer, and gyroscope. You'll also learn how to use Box2D and how to add sound effects and music.


Scratch Programming (In Easy Steps)
Monday, 14 October 2013

Introduces readers to Scratch, the programming language used on the Raspberry Pi and in schools. Using Scratch’s highly visual interface, you'll learn how to make games and animations. Along the way, learn about some important ideas that underpin most programming languages. Includes examples of games and techniques that readers  can customise and build on to make their own programs. Covers Scratch 1.4 and 2.0.


The Healthy Programmer (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Saturday, 12 October 2013

With the subtitle, Get Fit, Feel Better, and Keep Coding this book argues that small changes to your habits can improve your health--without getting in the way of your work. Written by a programmer who, as a former college athlete and Army Reserve physical fitness trainer, is aware of the dangers of a sedentary job.


Google Semantic Search (Que)
Friday, 11 October 2013

 If you want to be found, yesterday’s SEO techniques won’t cut it anymore.  David Amerland tells you what to do instead - in plain English. He demystifies Knowledge Graph™, TrustRank™, AuthorityRank™, personalized and mobile search, social media activity, and reveals the growing impact of social networks on your SEO performance.


Functional JavaScript (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 10 October 2013

Learn how to create code that’s beautiful, safe, and simple to understand and test and to think in a functional way to help you minimize complexity in the programs you build. This exploration of  JavaScript’s functional programming support introduces Underscore.js, a JavaScript library that facilitates functional programming techniques.


Learning Node.js (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Subtitled A Hands-on Guide to Building Web Applications in JavaScript, this book brings together the knowledge and JavaScript code you need to build master the Node.js platform and build server-side applications. Start by installing and running Node.js, understanding the extensions it uses, and writing your first app. Building on the basics, write more capable application servers and extend them with Node.js tools and modules.


Learn Java for Android Development 2nd Ed (Apress)
Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Many programmers are interested in the hot topic of Android development. However, because this technology is based on Java, you should first obtain a solid grasp of the Java language and its foundational APIs to improve your chances of succeeding. See our review of the first edition of this book.


Python: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press)
Monday, 07 October 2013

This task-based tutorial on Python is for those new to the language and walks you through the fundamentals. You'll learn about arithmetic, strings, and variables; writing programs; flow of control, functions; strings; data structures; input and output; and exception handling. At the end of the book, a special section walks you through a longer, realistic application, tying the concepts of the book together.


Peopleware (Addison-Wesley)
Saturday, 05 October 2013

This is the third edition of a classic that provides the insight that the major issues of software development are human, not technical. They’re not easy issues; but solve them, and you’ll maximize your chances of success. The new edition has six new chapters to bring it inline with  today development environment and challenges.



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