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Electricity for Young Makers (O'Reilly)
Saturday 27 May

Lavishly illustrated with cartoons and drawings, in this book from Make Media author Marc de Vinck guides the reader through six hands-on projects using electricity. They illuminate such concepts as electric circuits, electromagnetism, electroluminescence, the Lorentz force and more, achieving impressive results with a handful of simple materials

<ASIN:168045286X>



SAFe 4.0 Distilled(Addison Wesley)
Thursday 25 May

This book explains how adopting SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) can quickly improve time to market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement. Authors Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell discuss how businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers.

<ASIN:0134209427>



Learning Swift 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday 22 May

This book covers Swift 3, the latest version of Apple's programming language. Authors Paris Buttfield-Addison, Jon Manning and Tim Nugent show how to code with Swift 3 by developing three complete, tightly linked versions of the Notes application for the OS X, iOS, and watchOS platforms. In the process, you'll learn Swift's fundamentals, including 

<ASIN:1491967064>



Business Software Development (CreateSpace)
Thursday 18 May

This book is intended to advise everyone in the development of software for businesses, with a mix of principles and practices based on traditional wisdom and years of experience on the part of the author, Anthony Penn. Although aimed at commercial businesses working on typically small to medium sized projects, either for internal or external client use, many of the principles apply to software development in general.

<ASIN:1514815834>



Reactive Extensions in .NET (Manning)
Tuesday 16 May

This is a step-by-step guide with examples in C# that shows developers how to build event-driven applications using the Rx library. Tamir Dresher first provides an overview of the design and architecture of Rx-based reactive applications before looking at the rich query capabilities that Rx provides and the Rx concurrency model that allows developers to control asynchronicity of code and processing of event handlers.

<ASIN:1617293067>



iOS and macOS Performance Tuning (Addison-Wesley)
Monday 15 May

Focusing on performance optimization for macOS and iOS, Marcel Weiher drills down to the code level to help you systematically optimize CPU, memory, I/O, graphics, and program responsiveness in any Objective-C, Cocoa, or CocoaTouch program. Drawing on 25 years of experience optimizing Apple device software, he identifies concrete performance problems that can be discovered empirically via measurement.  

<ASIN: 0321842847>



Electronics Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Friday 12 May

If you’re among the many hobbyists and designers who came to electronics through Arduino and Raspberry Pi, this cookbook by Simon Monk will help you learn and apply the basics of electrical engineering without the need for an EE degree. Through a series of practical recipes, you’ll learn how to solve specific problems while diving into as much or as little theory as you’re comfortable with.

<ASIN:1491953403>



Jump Start Responsive Web Design, 2nd Ed (Sitepoint)
Wednesday 10 May

Learn responsive techniques to make your designs look magnificent on any device, future-proof them, and reduce development time and budget. Chris Ward helps you deal with the very real problem of not knowing where and how your application will be used with RWD,  Responsive Web Design.

<ASIN:099434709X>



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