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Learn Java the Easy Way (No Starch Press)
Thursday 14 Dec

Bryson Payne helps take the difficulty out of learning a new programming language by guiding you step-by-step through creating Java-based mobile and desktop apps, including a guessing game, a secret message encoder, a multi-touch Android app, an animated drawing app that can be shared with friends on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android mobile devices. By providing a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach, he provides students, teachers, professionals, and hobbyists with the skills they need to start coding right away with Java.

<ASIN:1593278055>



C: From Theory to Practice, 2nd Ed (CRC Press)
Wednesday 13 Dec

This book is designed to be easy-to-use and has been tested in the classroom. The book covers the C programming language for computer science and IT students. Designed for a compulsory fundamental course, it presents the theory and principles of C. Authors Dr. George S. Tselikis & Dr. Nikolaos D. Tselikas work through more than 500 exercises and examples of progressive difficulty to illustrate all the aspects and peculiarities of the C language. 

 <ASIN:1138636002>



Advanced Game Design (Addison Wesley)
Monday 11 Dec

In this book, author and games designer Michael Sellers shows how game design practices fit in a theoretical framework of systems thinking, the management technique where a system is analyzed by examining the links and interactions between the components of the system. Sellers looks at how this helps games designers analyze their work so they can produce better, more engaging games.

<ASIN:0134667603>



Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly)
Thursday 07 Dec

With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations. Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today’s database reliability engineers. The book explores core operational concepts before examining a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval.

<ASIN:1491925949>



The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide (Wiley)
Wednesday 06 Dec

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, this book shows how to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You'll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add-ons through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.

<ASIN:111938673X>



Cloud Native Java (O'Reilly)
Monday 04 Dec

This practical guide sets out to show Java/JVM developers how to build better software, faster, using Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry. Authors Josh Long and Kenny Bastani cover the tools and methodologies that will help you transform your legacy application into one that is cloud native, in other words ones that use cloud computing, are based on test-driven development and continuous integration and are released in small batches as microservices to reduce the scope of change and the cost of change.

<ASIN:1449374646>



RxJS in Action (Manning)
Thursday 30 Nov

This book shows how to create reactive applications with RxJS, with both theory and practical examples that build on each other and help you begin thinking in a reactive manner. The foreword is by Ben Lesh, Project lead, RxJS 5. Using practical examples, Paul Daniels and Luis Atencio show how the tools can be used to build pipelines to move data through without worrying about the underlying boilerplate. Having covered the core concepts they move on to error handling, unit testing, and interacting with frameworks like React and Redux.

<ASIN:1617293415>

 



Android Programming In Java: Starting with an App 3rd Ed (I/O Press)
Wednesday 29 Nov

This book not only shows you how common tasks are done in Android Studio, but also explains why they are done in a particular way. Mike James also shows how having done something once you can generalize the approach to components you haven’t previously encountered. Revised and updated for Android Studio 3, it covers the use of lambdas and new features of the ConstraintLayout.

<ASIN:1871962552>



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