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.

Learning Java (O'Reilly)
Friday, 06 September 2013

Java is the preferred language for everything from smartphones and game consoles to robots, massive enterprise systems, and supercomputers. If you’re new to Java, this fourth edition provides an example-driven introduction to the latest language features and APIs in Java 6 and 7. Advanced Java developers will be able to take a deep dive into areas such as concurrency and JVM enhancements.


Beginning WebGL for HTML5 (Apress)
Thursday, 05 September 2013

Get rapidly up to speed with WebGL, a powerful new graphics language within the browser. Render realistic scenes with advanced lighting models, shadows, blending and textures and use mathematics to model fractals and particle systems.


Exam Ref 70-483: Programming In C# (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 04 September 2013

For experienced software developers wanting to advance their status with Microsoft Specialist level certification. Organizes its coverage by exam objectives:Manage Program Flow; Create and Use Types; Debug Applications and Implement Security; Implement Data Access. Includes a 15% exam discount valid until end 2017.


The CUDA Handbook (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Subtitled "A Comprehensive Guide to GPU Programming" this guide to Cuda hardware and software begins where CUDA by Example (see our review) leaves off. Covers both CUDA 5.0 and Kepler and topics such as the driver API and context migration, as well as guidance on how best to structure CPU/GPU data interchange and synchronization.


Enterprise OSGi in Action (Manning)
Monday, 02 September 2013

A hands-on guide for developers using OSGi to build the next generation of enterprise Java applications. By presenting relevant examples, using Apache Aries, and case studies, this book guides the reader through the maze of new standards and projects.


UX for Lean Startups (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 31 August 2013

Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products today, but designing one can be a lengthy and expensive process. This practical, hands-on book, subtitled "Faster, Smarter User Experience Research and Design" shows how to do it faster and smarter using Lean UX techniques.


Fluent Entity Framework (Sams)
Friday, 30 August 2013

Part of the Fluent Learning series and based on the principles of cognitive science and instructional design, provides a tutorial that will help you build effective working models for understanding a large and complex subject: developing Entity Framework applications using Visual Studio, by solving puzzles, making connections, and building genuine understanding instead of just memorizing random facts.


Pro ASP .NET MVC 4 4th Ed (Apress)
Thursday, 29 August 2013

In this fourth edition, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are demonstrated in action. You’ll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# language features and unit-testing best practices.


Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain and Simple (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft SharePoint 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done. Tips for new techniques and shortcuts and exercises to apply what you learn right away.



Learning Python (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this self-paced tutorial covers both Python 2.7 and 3.3. See our review of 4th edition.


HTML5: Pocket Primer (Mercury)
Monday, 26 August 2013

Primarily for self-directed learners who are comfortable with HTML/CSS/Javascript and who also want to learn HTML5,  provides an overview of the major aspects, the source code, and tutorial videos to use HTML5. Includes material on HTML5 Semantic Markup, CSS3, Canvas, SVG, GeoLocation, WebSockets, and HTML5 hybrid apps with jQuery Mobile.


Learn Unity 4 for iOS Game Development (Apress)
Saturday, 24 August 2013

Unity is a powerful and popular game creation tool, and Unity 4 brings even more great features, including Mechanim animation. This book shows you how to use Unity with Xcode to create fun, imaginative 3D games for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Covers optimizing your game and how to test and profile it.



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