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Core Java: Advanced Features Volume II: 2 (Prentice Hall)
Thursday 08 Dec
The 10th edition of a classic two-volume work by Cay Horstmann has been extensively updated to reflect the changes in Java SE 8 and rewritten and reorganized to illuminate new Java features, idioms, and best practices. In this second volume, Horstmann provides in-depth coverage of advanced topics including the new Streams API and date/time/calendar library, advanced Swing, security, and code processing.
Rails: Novice to Ninja (SitePoint)
Wednesday 07 Dec
This is a practical and fun guide to Ruby on Rails for beginners by Glenn Goodrich. It takes you from installing Ruby, Rails and SQLite to building and deploying a fully-featured web application. The third edition of this book has been fully updated to cover Rails 5, the latest version of the framework.
Android Development Patterns (Addison Wesley)
Monday 05 Dec
The subtitle of this book by enterprise Android developer Phil Dutson is "Best Practices for Professional Developers" and it sets out to show how you can use the openness and versatility of Android without falling into the trap of writing code that is inefficient, unreliable, insecure, or hard to maintain. Dutson explores the patterns and procedures for building optimized, robust apps with Android 5.0+.
Wicked Cool Shell Scripts (No Starch Press)
Thursday 01 Dec
This is a second edition of the scripting book for Linux, OS X and UNIX by Dave Taylor and Brandon Perry. It offers a collection of useful, customizable, and fun shell scripts for solving common problems and personalizing your computing environment. Shell scripts let you interact with your machine and manage your files and system operations with just a few lines of code. You can also use shell scripts for many other essential (and not-so-essential) tasks.
Infrastructure as Code (O'Reilly)
Tuesday 29 Nov
"Infrastructure as Code" has emerged alongside the DevOps movement as a label for approaches that merge concepts like source control systems, Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) with infrastructure management. With a subtitle of Managing Servers in the Cloud, this book by Kief Morris explains how to take advantage of technologies like cloud, virtualization, and configuration automation to manage IT infrastructure using tools and practices from software development.
Learning Computer Architecture with Raspberry Pi (Wiley)
Monday 28 Nov
This guide, co-authored by Eben Upton the designer of the Raspberry Pi, helps you understand the components of this innovative and widely used computer, showing how it works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities. It explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems.
Make Drones: Teach an Arduino to Fly (Maker Media)
Thursday 24 Nov
This book has a subtitle of Teach an Arduino to Fly, and author David McGriffy aims to help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The book shows Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots. As a side benefit it the techniques will have applications in almost any robotics project.
Reactive Programming with RxJava (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 23 Nov
Reactive programming promises to help you write code that's more reliable, easier to scale, and better-performing. This practical book is aimed at Java developers, showing first how to view problems in the reactive way, and then build programs that make use of the best features of reactive programming. Authors Tomasz Nurkiewicz and Ben Christensen include examples that use the RxJava library to solve real-world performance issues on Android devices as well as the server.
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