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Test-Driven Development with Python, 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 20 Sep

This book, subtitled "Obey the Testing Goat: Using Django, Selenium, and JavaScript" is the second edition of a hands-on guide to the practical advantages of test-driven development (TDD) with Python. Author Harry Percival shows how to write and run tests before building each part of your app, and then develop the minimum amount of code required to pass those tests.

<ASIN:1491958707>



More Effective C# 2nd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Monday 18 Sep

This book is a collection of 50 intermediate-to-advanced techniques for writing robust and well-performing C# 7.0 code. Reflecting the growing sophistication of the C# language and its development community, author Bill Wagner presents new solutions to problems you are likely to encounter every day. This second edition has been completely reorganized to provide clear explanations, expert tips, and realistic code examples in a cohesive package for modern C#, covering C# 7.0.

<ASIN:0672337886>



Computers for Seniors (No Starch Press)
Thursday 14 Sep

Computers for Seniors is a step-by-step guide designed for older people that will take them all the way from pressing the 'On' button on a new computer to being a confident user. Authors Carrie Ewin, Cheryl Ewin, and Chris Ewin show how to send emails, shop online safely, read the latest news, use YouTube, share pictures, and check the weather forecast, among other topics. 

<ASIN:159327792X> 



Think Data Structures (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 13 Sep

This practical book aims to help you get to grips with data structures and algorithms in a clear, concise, and engaging way.  Author Allen Downey emphasizes practical knowledge and skills over theory and shows how to use data structures to implement efficient algorithms, and then analyze and measure their performance. The book explores the important classes in the Java collections framework (JCF), how they're implemented, and how they're expected to perform.

<ASIN:1491972394>



Angular 4: Pocket Primer (Mercury)
Monday 11 Sep

This book provides an introduction to Angular 2 application development, independent of any exposure to Angular 1.x and is intended for beginners who want to develop Web applications. Author Oswald Campesato shows how to create applications with various UI Controls, how to create custom components, and how to handle mouse-related events.

<ASIN:168392035X>



Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development 2nd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Friday 08 Sep

This book covers the techniques and tools needed for designing and developing games. This new edition was written with Unity 2017. Author Jeremy Gibson Bond has spent more than a decade teaching game design and building games, and the book covers game design theory, rapid iterative prototyping, and practical programming.

<ASIN:0134659864>



React Quickly (Manning)
Tuesday 05 Sep

Subtitled Painless web apps with React, JSX, Redux, and GraphQL, this book is intended for web developers who want to learn React.js, the JavaScript that improving data flow between UI components, fast. Author Azat Mardan teaches React development using your existing JavaScript and web dev skills. It imparts you the concepts you need with lots of examples, tutorials, and a large main project that gets built throughout the book.

<ASIN:1617293342>



Go Cookbook (Packt)
Monday 04 Sep

This book takes off where basic tutorials on the Go language leave off.  Author Aaron Torres shows how you can put into practice some of the more advanced concepts and libraries offered by the language while avoiding some of the common mistakes for new Go developers.

<ASIN:1783286830>



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