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)

Beginning C 5th Ed (Apress)
Thursday, 08 August 2013

Begin from first-principles and progress through step-by-step examples to become a competent, C-language programmer. As the basis for C#, Objective-C and C++, C is a foundational language that every programmer ought to know and will even help you better understand more modern languages such as Java.


Learning iOS Programming 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 07 August 2013

A rapid introduction to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming with Objective-C and the core frameworks. With this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll learn how to develop your first marketable iOS application, from opening Xcode to submitting your product to the App Store. Packed with code samples, this book has been updated for iOS 6 and Xcode 4.


Redis in Action (Manning)
Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Introduces Redis and walks you through examples that demonstrate how to use it effectively. Begins by getting Redis set up properly and exploring the key-value model. Then dives into real use cases including simple caching, distributed ad targeting, and more. Experienced developers will appreciate chapters on clustering and internal scripting to make Redis easier to use.



C# 5.0 Unleashed (Sams)
Monday, 05 August 2013

Intended for anyone who wants to learn the C# programming language in depth this book not only teaches the language’s capabilities, it also looks behind the scenes to build a solid foundation to aid you in understanding the .NET platform as a whole. See our review of C# 4.0 edition.




Algorithms Unlocked (MIT Press)
Sunday, 04 August 2013

Explains what computer algorithms are, how to describe them, and how to evaluate them. Discover simple ways for searching and sorting and  how to solve basic problems that can be modeled with a mathematical structure called a "graph", useful for modeling all sort of networks, dependencies and relationships. Also covers the principles of cryptography and data compression.


Practical Raspberry Pi (Apress)
Saturday, 03 August 2013

Takes you quickly through the hardware and software basics of the Raspberry Pi  then gets you started on a series of fun and practical projects, including a simple temperature sensor, a media center, a real-time clock, and even a security monitoring device, all of which require minimal programming experience.


User-Centered Design (O'Reilly)
Friday, 02 August 2013

How do you design engaging applications? This book demonstrates several ways to include valuable input from potential clients and customers throughout the process. With practical guidelines and insights from his own experience, author Travis Lowdermilk shows you how usability and user-centered design will dramatically change the way people interact with your application.


Android User Interface Design (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 01 August 2013

In today’s crowded Android marketplace, it’s more important than ever to differentiate your apps. Great design is the best way to do that. Covering the Android 4.2 SDK, this book serves both as a tutorial for the entire design and implementation process and as a handy reference you’ll rely on for every Android development project.



Pro PHP MVC (Apress)
Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Looks at the building blocks that make any good Model View Controller (MVC) framework, and how they apply to PHP, with reference to the Zend Framwork and CakePHP. You'll also learn the theoretical implications of the choices you would make when writing your own MVC framework.


Kodu for Kids (Que)
Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Ever wanted to create your own video game? With Microsoft’s Kodu, you can.  It’s fun! And while you’re having fun, you’ll learn incredible problem-solving,  programming, and game design skills as well. Kodu is a simple visual language that’s just for games, and you’ll be  amazed at just how much you can do with it. It’s perfect for people  who’ve never programmed before, whether they’re 8, 18, or 80.


The Concrete Tetrahedron (Springer)
Monday, 29 July 2013

In the Texts & Monographs in Symbolic Computation saeries this slim volume has the subtitle Symbolic Sums, Recurrence Equations, Generating Functions, Asymptotic Estimates, which are the four mathematical concepts it covers, together with their applications to problems in pure mathematics or to "real world problems".


Microsoft Excel 2013 Inside Out (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 26 July 2013

This reference, packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds, invites Excel users to dive in abd put spreadsheet and data-analysis skills to work. Learn how the experts tackle Excel 2013-and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Includes companion eBook and sample files.



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