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Perl by Example 5e (Prentice Hall)
Friday 30 Jan

Legendary Silicon Valley programming instructor Ellie Quigley has fully updated and focused her classic text on today’s key Perl applications, especially automation, testing, data extraction, and legacy code maintenance. She has also revised this edition to reflect “modern Perl” practices that have emerged since Perl 5.10. Quigley illuminates every technique with focused, classroom-tested code examples.<ASIN:0133760812>



Learn Ruby the Hard Way 3e (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday 29 Jan

A beginner's Ruby book from Zed  Shaw. Learn Ruby by working through 52 exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use. Accompanying DVD contains 5+ hours of content.

<ASIN:032188499X>



Programming Scala, 2e (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 28 Jan

Subtitled Functional Programming + Objects this book by Dean Wampler and Alex Payne gets you up to speed on a JVM language that has the benefits of a modern object model, functional programming, and an advanced type system. This second edition covers recent language features, with new chapters on pattern matching, comprehensions, and advanced functional programming.

<ASIN:1491949856>



Hadoop in Practice 2e (Manning)
Tuesday 27 Jan

Alex Holmes provides over 100 tested, instantly useful techniques that will help you conquer big data, using Hadoop. This revised new edition covers changes and new features in the Hadoop core architecture, including MapReduce 2. Brand new chapters cover YARN and integrating Kafka, Impala, and Spark SQL with Hadoop. There are also new and updated techniques for Flume, Sqoop, and Mahout./

<ASIN:1617292222>



Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday 26 Jan

The industry is moving from object-oriented languages to functional languages and new programming languages arm you with the tools and idioms you need to refine your craft. Go on a step-by-step journey through the most important paradigms of our time while learning Lua, Factor, Elixir, Elm, Julia, MiniKanren, and Idris. 

<ASIN:1941222153 >



Learning Agile (O'Reilly)
Friday 23 Jan

Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. In this practical book with the Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene provide a grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then describe four  popular agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban.

<ASIN:1449331920>



Joe Celko’s SQL for Smarties 5e (Morgan Kaufmann)
Thursday 22 Jan

Not many book's have the author's name included in their titles. In its original edition, 20 years ago this book was the first to be devoted explicitly to the advanced techniques needed to transform an experienced SQL programmer into an expert. Now, in its fifth edition, it remains the only book written by a SQL master that teaches programmers and practitioners to become SQL masters themselves! 

<ASIN:0128007613>



Advanced Android Application Development, 4e (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday 21 Jan

Systematically revised and updated for the newest APIs, this guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps by Joseph Annuzzi Jr, Lauren Darcey & Shane Conder brings together techniques for the entire app development cycle, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and distribution. With the addition of quizzes and exercises in every chapter, it is intended for both professional and classroom use.

<ASIN:0133892387>



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