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Probably Approximately Correct (Basic Books)
Monday 01 Sep
Award winning computer scientist, Leslie Valiant presents a masterful synthesis of learning and evolution to show how both individually and collectively we not only survive, but prosper in a world as complex as our own. The key is probably approximately correct algorithms, a concept Valiant developed to explain how effective behavior can be learned.
Data Structures and Abstractions with Java, 4th Ed (Prentice Hall)
Friday 29 Aug
Suitable for one- or two-semester courses in data structures (CS-2) in the departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, and Management Information Systems. This book is also useful for programmers and software engineers interested in learning more about data structures and abstractions.
Teach Yourself Arduino Programming in 24 Hours (Sams)
Thursday 28 Aug
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Richard Blum teaches you C programming on Arduino, so you can start creating hardware projects of your own! Using a step-by-step approach with every lesson building on what you’ve already learned, go through everything from setting up your programming environment to mastering C syntax and features, interfacing your Arduino to performing full-fledged prototyping.
Becoming Functional (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 27 Aug
If you have an imperative (and probably object-oriented) programming background, this hands-on book will guide you through the alien world of functional programming. Joshua Backfield begins by showing you how to apply the most useful implementation concepts before taking you further into functional-style concepts and practices. Use what you are learning to refactor imperative-style legacy code as you proceed.
Exam Ref 70-688: Supporting Windows 8.1 (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday 26 Aug
Fully updated for Windows 8.1. Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-688 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of managing and maintaining Windows 8.1 in the enterprise..Writing for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Joli Ballew focuses on the critical thinking and decision making acumen needed for success at the MCSA or MCSE level.
The Art of LEGO Design (No Starch Press)
Monday 25 Aug
Jordan Schwartz explores LEGO as an artistic medium. This wide-ranging collection of creative techniques will help you craft your own amazing models as you learn to see the world through the eyes of some of the greatest LEGO builders. Each concept is presented with a collection of impressive models to spark your imagination, like fantastic dragons, futuristic spaceships, expressive characters, and elaborate dioramas.
Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Friday 22 Aug
When you’re under pressure to produce a well-designed, easy-to-navigate mobile app, there’s no time to reinvent the wheel—and no need to. In her updated 2nd edition of this handy reference, Theresa Neil provides more than 90 mobile app design patterns, illustrated by 1,000 screenshots from current Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps.
The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics, 2nd Ed (A K Peters/CRC Press)
Thursday 21 Aug
Reflecting the latest version of Blender the free and open source 3D computer modeling and animation program, John M. Blain helps beginners learn the basics of computer animation and looks at many new features of Blender, including developments to its GUI. This 2nd edition has new chapters on smoke simulation, movie making, and drivers and numerous new examples and figures.
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