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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts (No Starch Press)
Thursday 01 Dec
This is a second edition of the scripting book for Linux, OS X and UNIX by Dave Taylor and Brandon Perry. It offers a collection of useful, customizable, and fun shell scripts for solving common problems and personalizing your computing environment. Shell scripts let you interact with your machine and manage your files and system operations with just a few lines of code. You can also use shell scripts for many other essential (and not-so-essential) tasks.
Infrastructure as Code (O'Reilly)
Tuesday 29 Nov
"Infrastructure as Code" has emerged alongside the DevOps movement as a label for approaches that merge concepts like source control systems, Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) with infrastructure management. With a subtitle of Managing Servers in the Cloud, this book by Kief Morris explains how to take advantage of technologies like cloud, virtualization, and configuration automation to manage IT infrastructure using tools and practices from software development.
Learning Computer Architecture with Raspberry Pi (Wiley)
Monday 28 Nov
This guide, co-authored by Ebn Upton the designer of the Raspberry Pi, helps you understand the components of this innovative and widely used computer, showing how it works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities. It explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems.
Make Drones: Teach an Arduino to Fly (Maker Media)
Thursday 24 Nov
This book has a subtitle of Teach an Arduino to Fly, and author David McGriffy aims to help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The book shows Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots. As a side benefit it the techniques will have applications in almost any robotics project.
Reactive Programming with RxJava (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 23 Nov
Reactive programming promises to help you write code that's more reliable, easier to scale, and better-performing. This practical book is aimed at Java developers, showing first how to view problems in the reactive way, and then build programs that make use of the best features of reactive programming. Authors Tomasz Nurkiewicz and Ben Christensen include examples that use the RxJava library to solve real-world performance issues on Android devices as well as the server.
Reactive Web Applications (Manning)
Monday 21 Nov
Manuel Bernhardt argues that the emerging reactive model is ideal for high-performance web applications that need to manage the unpredictably-bursty behavior of the web, along with the potential instability of running on networks not fully controlled.
Android Programming: Starting With An App (I/O Press)
Thursday 17 Nov
Programming an Android app is an attractive proposition, as Android increasingly dominates the global smartphone market, meaning many potential users. In Android Programming: Starting With An App Mike James shows you how common tasks are done in Android, and explains why they are done in a particular way. This book is based on Android Adventures, a series that first appeared on I Programmer now fully revised in book format.
Agile Web Development With Rails 5 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday 15 Nov
Rails 5 and Ruby 2.2 bring many improvements, including new APIs and substantial performance enhancements, and the fifth edition of Sam Ruby's book is now updated with coverage of Action Cable, and completely updated code for Rails 5.
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