31 August: The Art of Community (O'Reilly)
Online communities offer a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or developing open source software. Jono Bacon offers a collection of experiences and observations from his involvement in building and managing communities, including his current position as manager for the open-source software Ubuntu community.
28 August: My New Mac, Snow Leopard Edition (No Starch Press)
Starting next month, new Macs will ship with the Snow Leopard operating system which Apple claims is "faster, more reliable, and easier to use". In this completely revised and updated edition Wallace Wang walks readers through 52 useful projects that will introduce new users to the Mac and its new OS.
28 August: Introduction to Algorithms (MIT Press)
Aimed at serious programmers and computer science students, this new third edition builds on the original with a truly magisterial guide to the world of algorithms. Clearly presented, mathematically rigorous, and yet approachable even for the maths-averse, it sets a high standard for a textbook and reference to the best algorithms for solving a range of problems.
27 August: flex & bison (O'Reilly)
Learn how to use flex and bison to process text data in Linux or Unix. Whether you're interpreting code, configuration files, or any other structured format, John Levine explains how these flexible utilities solve your problems quickly. You'll find revised tutorials for novices and references for advanced users, as well as an explanation of each utility's basic usage and simple, standalone applications you can create with them.
26 August: Build Your own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL (SitePoint)
25 August: Foundation Silverlight 3 Animation(friends of ED)
Jeff Paries illustrates the power of Silverlight as a graphics, animation, and game-creation tool. It teaches the fundamentals of computer animation, using trigonometry and vector movement before moving on to more advanced topics such as physics modeling and particle systems.
24 August: All a Twitter (Que)
Tee Morris shows you how to make the most of Twitter in your personal life, your business life, everywhere! Learn the quick, smart answers to the questions everyone's asking about Twitter: What's it about? What's it good for? Is it worth your time? How do you get started? Where can you find great Twitter feeds to follow?
21 August: 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know (O'Reilly)
This slim book is a distillation of expert advice. It contains 97 short and extremely practical tips—whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects—from experienced project managers and software developers. While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry.
20 August: The Web Startup Success Guide (Apress)
Bob Walsh has the answers you need to build a successful web startup in challenging economic times. It goes from making the strategic platform decisions, to gaining funding, to the tools, apps and services that can cut development and marketing cycles, and how Social Networks like Twitter and Facebook create real excitement and connect to customers.
19 Aug: Programming the Semantic Web (O'Reilly)
The promise of the semantic web, in which machines find, share, and combine data on the Web, isn't just a technical possibility, but a practical reality. This book demonstrates how to implement semantic web applications, using current and emerging technologies and how to incorporate existing data sources into semantically aware applications.
18 August: Land the Tech Job You Love (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
It's tougher than ever to get that great job. Companies are more demanding and your competition is smart, tech-savvy, and resourceful. Andy Lester's message is "Life is too short for a job you don't love" and his book, full of real-life stories, aims to help you find the job you want. Read I-Programmer's review
17 August: Gnuplot in Action (Manning)
In the first comprehensive introduction to gnuplot, from the basics to the power features and beyond, Philipp Janert provides a tutorial to demonstrate how to apply and use gnuplot to extract intelligence from data, looking at different types of graphs that can be generated with gnuplot and when and how to use them effectively.