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Exploring Intel Edison (I/O Press)
Thursday 28 Jul
With built-in support for WiFi, GPIO, I2C and SPI, the Intel Edison is a capable IoT device. However, to make use of its unique qualities and bring out its full power you have make use its native mode, which means using the mini-breakout board, dealing with the fact that it is a 1.8V logic device and programming it using C. Harry Fairhead explains how with detailed guidance and complete programs for working with several useful devices.
Effective DevOps (O'Reilly)
Tuesday 26 Jul
With the subtitle, "Building a Culture of Collaboration, Affinity, and Tooling at Scale" Katherine Daniels and Jennifer Davis provide several approaches for improving collaboration within teams, creating affinity among teams, promoting efficient tool usage in your company, and scaling up what works throughout your organization’s inflection points.
Murach's SQL Server 2016 for Developers
Wednesday 20 Jul
The 2016 edition of this Murach Classic SQL Server book starts by presenting the SQL statements that you need to retrieve and update the data in a database. These are the SQL statements that you’ll use every day. Then, it shows you how to design a database, how to implement that design, and how to work with database features like views, scripts, stored procedures, functions, triggers, transactions, security, XML data, BLOB data with FILESTREAM storage, and the CLR integration feature.
Identity and Data Security for Web Development (O'Reilly)
Monday 18 Jul
Developers, designers, engineers, and creators can no longer afford to pass responsibility for identity and data security onto others. Jonathan LeBlanc and Tim Messerschmidt provide a deep dive into the concepts, technology, and programming methodologies necessary to build a secure interface for data and identity without compromising usability.
Financial Functions With A Spreadsheet (I/O Press)
Friday 15 Jul
Spreadsheets take the hard work out of financial calculations, but you still need to know how to do them. In this revised published version of her I Programmer e-book, Janet Swift explains how to use the spreadsheet of your choice to make financial decisions relating to investments and loans, to understand how inflation affects a cashflow and to get to grips with advanced concepts like the internal rate of return.
Professional C# 6 and .NET Core 1.0 (Wrox)
Wednesday 13 Jul
Complete coverage of the latest updates, features, and capabilities, giving you everything you need for C#. Get expert instruction on the latest changes to Visual Studio 2015, Windows Runtime, ADO.NET, ASP.NET, Windows Store Apps, Windows Workflow Foundation, and more, with clear explanations, no-nonsense pacing, and valuable expert insight. This guide serves as both tutorial and desk reference, providing a professional-level review of C# architecture and its application in a number of areas.
Jump Start Sass (Sitepoint)
Monday 11 Jul
Using Sass, you can write your stylesheets in a more concise, dynamic, and readable way, and cut down many of the tedious repetitive tasks that come with writing vanilla CSS. Sass simplifies your stylesheets, adding some useful features missing from CSS. Most importantly, Sass will save you time.
Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 12 (Mercury)
Friday 08 Jul
Frank Luna provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12 showing how to use new Direct12 features such as command lists, pipeline state objects, descriptor heaps and tables, and explicit resource management to reduce CPU overhead and increase scalability across multiple CPU cores.
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