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)

Microinteractions: Designing with Details (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 28 September 2013

It’s the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know they have a new email message?


WPF 4.5 Unleashed (Sams)
Friday, 27 September 2013

The front cover of this book proclaims "The #1 WPF book - Now Updated for WPF 4.5. Mike James' verdict "If you work with WPF you really need a copy of this book" in his review of WPF 4 Unleashed continues to apply to this full-colour reference.


F# For C# Developers (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 26 September 2013

Focusing on F# 3.0 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, C# programmers will learn how to exploit F# features to solve computationally-complex problems and everyday programming tasks. Topics include: C# and F# data structures; F# for functional, object-oriented, and imperative programming; design patterns; type providers; and portable support for Windows 8.


Scala in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A comprehensive tutorial that introduces Scala through clear explanations and numerous hands-on examples. Because Scala is a rich and deep language, it can be daunting to absorb all the new concepts at once. This book takes a "how-to" approach, explaining language concepts as you explore familiar programming challenges that you face in your day-to-day work.


Beginning Java EE 7 (Apress)
Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Written by a member of the Java EE specification request and review board in the JCP, this tutorial book goes step by step and is easy to follow. It describes many of the Java EE 7 specifications and reference implementations, and shows them in action using practical examples. It uses the newest version of GlassFish to deploy and administer the code examples.


Hello! iOS Development (Manning)
Monday, 23 September 2013

A tutorial designed for novice iOS developers. Using the Hello! style of User Friendly cartoons and illustrations (see our review of Hello! HTML5 & CSS3) guides you step-by-step as you write your first apps for the iPhone and iPad and add them to the App Store.


Windows Phone 8 Development Internals (Microsoft Press)
Saturday, 21 September 2013

Drill into Windows Phone 8 design and architecture, and learn best practices for building phone apps for consumers and the enterprise. Written by two senior members of the core Windows Phone Developer Platform team, covers the Windows 8 core features and application model, and shows how to build apps with managed code in C# and native code in C++.


jQuery, CSS3, and HTML5 for Mobile and Desktop Devices (Mercury)
Friday, 20 September 2013

Intended as a primer, covers the features of HTML5, CSS3 graphics, jQuery, and jQuery Mobile, and shows how to extend the power of CSS3 with SVG. The material is designed for readers with some knowledge of CSS/HTML/JavaScript, but more advanced users will benefit from numerous graphics techniques that are illustrated in many code samples.


HTML5 Unleashed (Sams)
Thursday, 19 September 2013

Intended as an authoritative guide to the key web components driving the future of the Web. Harness the power of HTML5 to create web apps and solutions that deliver state-of-the-art media content and interactivity with new Audio, Video, and Canvas elements.


Sencha Touch in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The definitive guide to developing applications with the Sencha Touch framework for building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5 and JavaScript. Begins with basic design principles for building great mobile applications, and then explores the features of Sencha Touch that bring those ideas to life.


OpenGL Programming Guide 8th Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Latest revision of the "Red Book" that is the Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, the software interface that enables programmers to produce  computer-generated images and interactive applications using 2D and 3D objects, color images, and programmable shader. Almost completely rewritten, it provides definitive, comprehensive information on OpenGL version 4.3and the OpenGL Shading Language.


Exam Ref 70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C# (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 16 September 2013

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-484-and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming Windows Store apps using C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSD level.



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