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iOS Programming 4th Ed (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
Wednesday 30 Jul
Based on Big Nerd Ranch's iOS Bootcamp, this guide by Joe Conway, Aaron Hillegass and Christian Keur teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. Updated and expanded to cover iOS 7 and Xcode 5 this 4th edition leads you through the essential tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications, providing the understanding and confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own.
The Java EE 7 Tutorial: Volume 1 (Addison Wesley)
Tuesday 29 Jul
Written by members of the Java EE documentation team at Oracle, this two-volume task-oriented, example-driven guide to developing enterprise applications provides new and intermediate Java programmers with a deep understanding of the platform. Volume 1 introduces platform basics, including resource creation, resource injection, and packaging.
Galaxy S5: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Monday 28 Jul
Get the most out of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone right from the start. With clear instructions from technology expert Preston Gralla, this Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of Samsung's new flagship phone, including great new features such as the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and Download Booster.
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (No Starch Press)
Friday 25 Jul
A complete beginner's guide to the EV3 kit from robotics expert Laurens Valk. This full color book teaches you fundamental programming and robotics skills as you build and program six increasingly sophisticated robots that move, monitor sensors, and respond to their environments including an autonomous robotic arm and a humanoid that walks and talks.
MySQL High Availability 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Thursday 24 Jul
Server bottlenecks and failures are a fact of life in any database deployment, but they don't have to bring everything to a halt. MySQL has several features that can help you protect your system from outages. Written by engineers who designed many of the tools covered, this book reveals undocumented or hard-to-find aspects of MySQL reliability and high availability.
Python 101 (Michael Driscoll)
Wednesday 23 Jul
Learn how to program with Python from beginning to end with Michael Driscoll's book for beginners and intermediate programmers. After Python basics, he covers a subset of the Python standard library. There's a series of tutorials and the final part of the book is on 3rd party modules and also covers creating a module and its packaging and distribution.
iOS Development with Xamarin Cookbook (Packt)
Tuesday 22 Jul
With over 100 recipes to help you develop iOS applications with Xamarin, Dimitris Tavlikos provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be part of the mobile development era, using C#. Starting from installing the necessary tools, he covers everything you need to develop an application ready to be deployed plus best practices for interacting with the device hardware, such as the GPS, compass, and accelerometer.
QuickBooks 2014 on Demand (Que)
Monday 21 Jul
If you have questions about using Intuit's small buinsess accounting package QuickBooks, Gail Perry and Michelle Long provide answers in a visual step-by-step format with lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Numbered steps guide you through each task including new QuickBooks features for 2014 - Income Tracker, Bank Feeds, and Rules.
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