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C# 6.0 in a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 25 Nov

This is the 6th edition of the definitive reference to C# from Joseph and Ben Albahari. Uniquely organized around concepts and use cases, it includes completely revised and updated information on all the new C# 6.0 language features. See Mike James review of 5th edition in which he concluded: 

This is a book C# programmers will find an useful addition to their bookshelves if they require a reference work on C# and the wider framework. Recommended.


Google Hacking for Penetration Testers 3rd Ed (Syngress)
Monday 23 Nov

Google's search capabilities are so powerful, they sometimes discover content that no one ever intended to be publicly available on the Web, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, and federally classified documents. Johnny Long, founder of Hackers for Charity, together with Bill Gardner Justin Brown, shows how security professionals and system administratord manipulate Google to find this sensitive information and "self-police" their own organizations....

<ASIN: 0128029641>

Make: Getting Started with Processing (Maker Media)
Thursday 19 Nov

Processing opens up the world of programming to artists, designers, educators, and beginners. Written by the co-founders of the Processing project, Casey Reas and Ben Fry, this short book shows you how easy it is to make software and systems with interactive graphics. If you're an artist looking to develop interactive graphics programs or a programmer on your way to becoming an artist, this book will take you where you want to go. Updated with new material on graphics manipulation, data, and for the latest version of Processing. 



Swift Programming Nuts and Bolts (Motu)
Wednesday 18 Nov

Swift is the new, modern programming language for developing applications for the iOS, OS X, and Apple Watch platforms. In this slim book, Keith Lee  tackles the questions:  What are the general features and purpose of Swift? Why you should use it? How do you quickly begin developing apps with it?  Covering Swift 2.0, he begins with an overview of Swift and its development tools before providing a general introduction to the programming language with plenty of examples that will enable you to quickly get started writing programs with Swift. 

<ASIN: 0692552898> 

Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference, 5th Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday 16 Nov

Whether you’re a developer or database administrator,this is a useful source of answers. It has concise summaries of  fundamental language elements, such as block structure, datatypes, and declarations; statements for program control, cursor management, and exception handling; records, procedures, functions, triggers, and packages and execution of PL/SQL functions in SQL. From a team of authors that includes Steven Feuerstein and Bill Prybil, whose classic book  Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 6th Edition was given a 5-star rating in Kay Ewbank's review. 



Introduction To Windows And Graphics Programming With Visual C++ 2nd Ed (World Scientific)
Thursday 12 Nov

Intended to be an introduction to Visual C++ for technical people including practicing engineers, engineering students, and others interested in Windows programming and its convenient graphics capabilities. While the book is aimed at a technical audience, its mathematical content is modest and should be readable by most people with an interest in C++ programming. Readers are introduced to Windows programming in a natural way; making use of the object-oriented environment, the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), and the document/view organization. 


C# 6.0 Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 11 Nov

Completely updated for C# 6.0, this new edition of Jay Hilyard and Stephen Teilhet'scookbook offers more than 150 code recipes to common and not-so-common problems that C# programmers face every day. More than a third of the recipes have been rewritten to take advantage of new C# 6.0 features and new recipes have been added for asynchronous methods, dynamic objects, enhanced error handling, the Rosyln compiler, and more. 


The Human Face of Computing (Imperial College Press)
Monday 09 Nov

Written as a series of conversations with influential computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists, this book provides access to the inner thinking of those who have made essential contributions to the development of computing and its applications. You will learn about the interviewees' education, career path, influences, methods of work, how they cope with failure and success, how they relax, how they see the future, and much more.


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