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.


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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.


50 Android Hacks (Manning)
Thursday, 25 July 2013

Hacks. Clever programming techniques to solve thorny little problems. Ten lines of code that save you two days of work.  In this compact book. each self-contained, fully illustrated hack is just a couple of pages long and includes annotated source code. These practical techniques are organized into twelve collections covering layout, animations, patterns, and more.



Beginning Android Games 2nd Ed (Apress)
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers, including Android tablet game app development considerations. Start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps.




Python Cookbook 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 23 July 2013

If you need help writing programs in Python 3, or want to update older Python 2 code, this book for experienced Python programmers is packed with practical recipes written and tested with Python 3.3 for more than a dozen topics, covering the core Python language as well as tasks common to a wide variety of application domains. Each contains code samples plus a discussion about how and why the solution works.


Implementing Domain-Driven Design (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 22 July 2013

Presents a top-down approach to understanding domain-driven design (DDD), connecting strategic patterns to fundamental tactical programming tools. Couples guided approaches to implementation with modern architectures, highlighting the importance and value of focusing on the business domain while balancing technical considerations.



Programming Distributed Computing Systems (MIT Press)
Friday, 19 July 2013

Starts from the premise that understanding the foundations of concurrent programming is key to developing distributed computing systems. It presents the fundamental theories of concurrent computing and the programming languages that help develop distributed computing systems at a high level of abstraction, i.e both the theory and the practice of programming distributed computing systems.


OCA Java SE 7 Programmer Certification Guide (Manning)
Thursday, 18 July 2013

A comprehensive guide to the 1Z0-803 exam. Explore a wide range of important Java topics as you systematically learn how to pass the certification exam. Each chapter starts with a list of the exam objectives and you'll find sample questions and exercises designed to reinforce key concepts and to prepare you for the real exam.


Build Windows 8 Apps With Microsoft Visual C++ Step By Step (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using the Visual C++ language-one step at a time. Intended for those with intermediate to advanced C++ development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that can adapt to different screen sizes-including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates.



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