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.


Pearson Education (InformIT)

Microsoft Visual C++/CLI Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Expand your expertise-and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft Visual C++/CLI language. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual C++, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques.


Scala Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 03 December 2013

Save time and trouble with this hefty tome subtitled "Recipes for Object-Oriented and Functional Programming". With more than 250 ready-to-use recipes and 700 code examples, it covers the most common problems you’ll encounter when using the Scala language, libraries, and tools. For experienced Scala developers and programmers learning to use this JVM language.


Beginning EJB 3 Java EE 7 Edition 2nd Ed (Apress)
Monday, 02 December 2013

Targeted at Java and Java EE developers, with and without prior EJB experience, this book is packed with practical insights, strategy tips, and code examples. As each chapter unfolds, you'll not only explore a new area of the spec; you'll also see how you can apply it to your own applications through specific examples.




Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius (TAB Electronics)
Saturday, 30 November 2013

This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to create all kinds of entertaining and practical projects with Raspberry Pi operating system and programming environment. You’ll learn how to build a Bluetooth-controlled robot, a weather station, home automation and security controllers, a universal remote, and even a minimalist website. You’ll also find out how to establish communication between Android devices and the RasPi.


Ruby Under a Microscope (No Starch Press)
Friday, 29 November 2013

Gives developers an inside, hands-on look at Ruby's core, using simple diagrams coupled with clear explanations. Takes a scientific approach, laying out a series of experiments with Ruby code to demonstrate how things work. Devs should find this a fascinating behind the scenes look at how programming languages work.


The Art of iPhone Photography (Rocky Nook)
Thursday, 28 November 2013

Subtitled "Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone", explores how 45 of today's best iPhonegraphers from around the world conceived, composed, and created some of their finest and best-known pieces-all in their own words. Beginning through advanced iPhoneographers will be able to apply what they learn and take their own photographic art to the next level.


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.



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