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)

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.


Android Programming (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
Saturday, 24 August 2013

An introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience. Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android Bootcamp course, leads you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. Focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 2.2 - 4.2.


Windows Store App Development (Manning)
Friday, 23 August 2013

Introduces C# developers to working with Windows Store apps. It provides full coverage of XAML, and addresses both app design and development. Following numerous carefully crafted examples, you'll learn about new Windows 8 features, the WinRT API, and .NET 4.5. Along the way, you'll pick up tips for deploying apps, including sale through the Windows Store.


C for Programmers: With an Introduction to C11 (Prentice Hall)
Thursday, 22 August 2013

In the Deitel Developer Series and written for programmers with a background in high-level language programming, this book presents the concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, code walkthroughs and program outputs.


WebGL Programming Guide (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WebGL makes it possible to build 3D web games, user interfaces, and information visualization solutions that will run on any standard web browser, and on PCs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles etc. This guide helps you get started quickly with interactive WebGL 3D programming, even if you have no prior knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, 3D graphics, mathematics, or OpenGL.



Excel 2013: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 20 August 2013

With crystal-clear explanations and hands-on examples,  Matthew MacDonald shows you how to master Excel so you can easily track, analyze, and chart your data. You’ll be using new features like PowerPivot and Flash Fill in no time. See our 5-star review of the Excel 2010 edition.


Pro ASP .NET 4.5 in C# 5th Ed (Apress)
Monday, 19 August 2013

This comprehensively revised fifth edition of a complete reference to ASP.NET covers everything you need to know to create well-designed ASP.NET websites. Beginning with core concepts the book progresses steadily through key professional skills. See our review of the previous edition, Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010 (4e).



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