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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.
PHP Cookbook 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 20 Aug
Want to understand a certain PHP programming technique? Or learn how to accomplish a particular task? In its third edition this cookbook from David Sklar and Adam Trachtenberg has more than 350 code-rich recipes revised for PHP 5.4 and 5.5, for everything from using basic data types to querying databases, and from calling RESTful APIs to testing and securing your site.
SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials (Packt)
Tuesday 19 Aug
Discover SQL Server 2014’s new in-memory OLTP engine and performance-related improvements; explore the fundamentals of database planning and the Server Transact-SQL language syntax and gain hands-on experience with the use of scalar and table-valued functions, branching, and more advanced data structures.
Monday 18 Aug
What Makes You Clever (World Scientific)
Friday 15 Aug
From Black Holes and Big Bangs to the Higgs boson and the infinitesimal building blocks of all matter, modern science has been spectacularly successful, with one glaring exception intelligence. Intelligence still remains as one of the greatest mysteries in science. With the subtitle "The Puzzle of Intelligence" Derek Patridge explores cleverness.
Learning Responsive Web Design (O'Reilly)
Thursday 14 Aug
This beginner's guide by UX designer and developer Clarissa Peterson is for anyone involved in the process of creating websites—not just developers and teaches you fundamental strategies and techniques for using HTML and CSS to design websites that not only adapt to any screen size, but also use progressive enhancement to provide a better user experience based on device capabilities such as touchscreens and retina displays.
Penetration Testing (No Starch Press)
Wednesday 13 Aug
Security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine-based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you'll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite and experience the key stages of an actual assessment.
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