Book Watch Archive
Core HTML5 2D Game Programming (Prentice Hall)
Wednesday, 24 September 2014

David Geary shows you how to use freely available browser tools and open source resources to create video games that run in desktop browsers and on mobile devices. He walks you step by step through every aspect of implementing a sophisticated arcade-style game entirely from scratch, without using proprietary game frameworks. Packed with code, this full-color tutorial gives you the in-depth understanding you need to design and build any kind of HTML5 2D game on your own.


About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (Wiley)
Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Now in its 4th edition, this comprehensive guide is claimed to have shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This update takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account.  New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full–color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts. 


High Performance Python ( O'Reilly)
Monday, 22 September 2014

Your Python code may run correctly, but you need it to run faster.  In this practical guide subtitled "Practical Performant Programming for Humans", Micha Gorelick and Ian Ozsvald explore the fundamental theory behind design choices to help you gain a deeper understanding of Python’s implementation and show how to locate performance bottlenecks and significantly speed up your code in high-data-volume programs.


Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Configuration, Storage & Essentials (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 19 September 2014

William R. Stanek comprehensive, full-size, reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows Server 2012 R2. This volume focuses on configuration, storage, and essential administrative tasks while a companion 900-page volume covers services, security and infrastructure.



Java 8 Lambdas (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 18 September 2014

If you’re a developer with core Java SE skills, this slim hands-on book takes you through the language changes in Java 8 triggered by the addition of lambda expressions. You’ll learn through code examples, exercises, and fluid explanations how these anonymous functions will help you write simple, clean, library-level code that solves business problems.


Programming the Windows Runtime by Example (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

In this guide to WinRT Jeremy Likness and John Garland present easy-to-adapt C# and XAML example code for more than 80 projects. Their real-world application examples help you apply Windows 8.1’s best improvements, including large tiles, the new search control, flyouts, command bars, native WinRT networking, and new deployment and sideloading options.


SharePoint 2013 Field Guide (Sams)
Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Consultant Errin O’Connor and the team from EPC Group bring together best practices from hundreds of successful SharePoint and Office 365 engagements to guide you through deployments of every type, including the latest considerations around private, public, and hybrid cloud implementations, from ECM to business intelligence as well as custom development and identity management.<ASIN:0789751194>

Creating Apps in Kivy (O'Reilly)
Monday, 15 September 2014

Build mobile apps efficiently with Kivy, the Python-powered graphical toolkit for creating natural user interfaces with elegant multitouch support. With this hands-on guide from Dusty Phillips, you’ll learn step-by-step how to build and deploy a complete Kivy app for iOS and Android devices. If you’re just beginning to work with Python, but are reasonably familiar with its syntax, you’re ready to go. Each chapter includes exercises using Python 3 and 2.7.


Exploring LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (Wiley)
Friday, 12 September 2014

With the subtitle "Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots" this guide to getting the most out of your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is for hobbyists, young builders, and master builders alike. Eun Jung Park walks you through fundamentals of robot design, construction, and programming using the Mindstorms apparatus and LEGO TECHNIC parts with plans and blueprints provided on the companion website.


Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 11 September 2014

If you have previous programming experience but are new to Azure, this tutorial by Leonard G. Lobel and Eric D. Boyd has step-by-step guidance and coding exercises to help you master core topics and techniques. Cover design and security, scalability and high performance and helps you use programming and reporting services, migrate data, backup and sync data.



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