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Liftoff, 2nd Ed (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday 26 Sep
With the subtitle Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies help you to align your team to one purpose: successful delivery. Readers will learn new insights and techniques for starting projects and teams the right way, with expanded concepts for planning, organizing, and conducting liftoff meetings. Real-life stories illustrate how others have effectively started (or restarted) their teams and projects.
Thursday 22 Sep
Cool Scratch Projects (In Easy Steps)
Wednesday 21 Sep
Following on from Scratch Programming in easy steps, Sean McManus gives you great ideas to create computer games and other projects that’ll impress your friends and family – and you’ll have endless fun creating and playing them! The book provides step-by-step instructions for building projects that show off some of the cool things you can do with Scratch.
Modern Web Development (Microsoft Press)
Monday 19 Sep
Dino Esposito takes a pragmatic, problem-driven, user-focused approach to planning, designing, and building dynamic web solutions in this book. He shows how to gain maximum value from Domain-Driven Design (DDD), define optimal supporting architecture, and succeed with modern UX-first design approaches. Esposito guides you through choosing and implementing specific technologies and addresses key user-experience topics, including mobile-friendly and responsive design.
Game Hacking (No Starch Press)
Thursday 15 Sep
The subtitle "Developing Autonomous Bots for Oline Games" reveals what to expect. You don't need to be a wizard to transform a game you like into a game you love. Bring your knowledge of Windows-based development and memory management, and Nick Cano will teach you what you need to become a true game hacker. Learn the basics, like reverse engineering, assembly code analysis, programmatic memory manipulation, and code injection.
Foundations for Analytics with Python (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 14 Sep
This practical guide by Clinton Brownley shows ambitious non-programmers how to automate and scale data processing and analysis of different data formats with Python, using business-relevant examples with complete, easy-to-read code.
Deploying with JRuby 9k (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday 12 Sep
JRuby can be used to build high-performance, scalable applications. In this updated edition, subtitled "Deliver Scalable Web Apps Using the Jvm", author Joe Kutner explores common deployment scenarios, including consolidating an MRI-based Ruby deployment onto a single JVM process and porting a Rails application to JRuby, getting it into production, and keeping it running.There are new chapters on Puma, performance tuning, and Java integration, and is updated to the latest versions of JRuby 9k, Rails 4, and JDK 8.
Designing for Sustainability (O'Reilly)
Thursday 01 Sep
You need to take account of the subtitle of this book, "A Guide to Building Greener Digital Products and Services". It starts from the premise that the Internet wastes a lot of energy and sets out to persuade you to apply sustainability principles for creating speedy, user-friendly, and energy-efficient digital products and services. Tim Frick introduces a web design framework that focuses on four key areas where these principles can make a difference: content strategy, performance optimization, design and user experience, and green hosting.
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