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Programming the Windows Runtime by Example (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday 17 Sep
In this guide to WinRT Jeremy Likness and John Garland present easy-to-adapt C# and XAML example code for more than 80 projects. Their real-world application examples help you apply Windows 8.1’s best improvements, including large tiles, the new search control, flyouts, command bars, native WinRT networking, and new deployment and sideloading options.
SharePoint 2013 Field Guide (Sams)
Tuesday 16 Sep
Consultant Errin O’Connor and the team from EPC Group bring together best practices from hundreds of successful SharePoint and Office 365 engagements to guide you through deployments of every type, including the latest considerations around private, public, and hybrid cloud implementations, from ECM to business intelligence as well as custom development and identity management.<ASIN:0789751194>
Creating Apps in Kivy (O'Reilly)
Monday 15 Sep
Build mobile apps efficiently with Kivy, the Python-powered graphical toolkit for creating natural user interfaces with elegant multitouch support. With this hands-on guide from Dusty Phillips, you’ll learn step-by-step how to build and deploy a complete Kivy app for iOS and Android devices. If you’re just beginning to work with Python, but are reasonably familiar with its syntax, you’re ready to go. Each chapter includes exercises using Python 3 and 2.7.
Exploring LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (Wiley)
Friday 12 Sep
With the subtitle "Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots" this guide to getting the most out of your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is for hobbyists, young builders, and master builders alike. Eun Jung Park walks you through fundamentals of robot design, construction, and programming using the Mindstorms apparatus and LEGO TECHNIC parts with plans and blueprints provided on the companion website.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Thursday 11 Sep
If you have previous programming experience but are new to Azure, this tutorial by Leonard G. Lobel and Eric D. Boyd has step-by-step guidance and coding exercises to help you master core topics and techniques. Cover design and security, scalability and high performance and helps you use programming and reporting services, migrate data, backup and sync data.
More OCaml: Algorithms, Methods, and Diversions (Coherent)
Wednesday 10 Sep
John Whitington takes a meandering tour of functional programming with OCaml, introducing various language features and describing some classic algorithms. The book ends with a large worked example dealing with the production of PDF files. There are questions for each chapter together with worked answers and hints. See review by Mike James of OCaml from the Very Beginning by the same author.
Metaprogramming Ruby, 2nd Ed (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday 09 Sep
In this book with the subtitle "Program Like the Ruby Pros", Paolo Perrotta explains metaprogramming in a down-to-earth style and arms you with a practical toolbox that will help you write your best Ruby code ever. In his 5-star review of the previous edition, Ian Elliot wrote: This is a book that will take you from a Ruby novice to an expert, especially if you have migrated to Ruby from another language and are still using it as if it was another language.
Flask Web Development: Developing Web Applications with Python (O'Reilly)
Monday 08 Sep
Take full creative control of your web applications with Flask, the Python-based microframework. With this hands-on book, you’ll learn Flask from the ground up by developing a complete social blogging application step-by-step. Miguel Grinberg walks you through the framework’s core functionality, and shows you how to extend applications with advanced web techniques such as database migration and web service communication.
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