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Book Watch is I Programmer's listing of new books and is compiled using publishers' publicity material. It is not to be read as a review where we provide an independent assessment. Some but by no means all of the books in Book Watch are eventually reviewed.

ASP.NET Core in 24 Hours (Sams)
Thursday 22 Mar

The familiar concept of 24 sessions of one hour or less is applied to ASP.NET in this book. Author and ASP.NET Program Manager Jeffrey T. Fritz guides you from jumpstarting development with templates to implementing cutting-edge security and containerization, to help you build professional-quality, cloud-based, web-connected solutions with ASP.NET Core. This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach guides you from the basics to advanced techniques, using practical examples to help you make the most of Microsoft’s radically revamped ASP.NET Core framework.


Spark: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly)
Tuesday 20 Mar

The creators of the Apache Spark cluster computing framework have written this book showing how to use, deploy, and maintain Apache Spark. With an emphasis on improvements and new features in Spark 2.0, authors Bill Chambers and Matei Zaharia break down Spark topics into distinct sections, each with unique goals. Topics covered start from the basic operations and common functions of Spark’s structured APIs, as well as Structured Streaming, a new high-level API for building end-to-end streaming applications.


Reactive Programming with RxJS 5 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday 19 Mar

This book shows how to use RxJS 5 to write complex programs in a simple way, alongside use of the Observable: a powerful data type that substitutes callbacks and promises. Author Sergi Mansilla shows how to think about your programs as streams of data that change and adapt to produce what you want. He also shows how to integrate RxJS 5 with your existing projects and use it with the frameworks you already know. All the code in this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for RxJS 5, ES6, and Cycle.js Unified.


Home Robotics (Aurum Press)
Thursday 15 Mar

Subtitled, "Maker-Inspired Projects For Building Your Own Robots", this illustrated guide shows how to make your own robots, featuring 13 robotics projects suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Author Daniel Knox shows how to use easily sourced components that illustrate simple electronics and programming, and how to design and build custom-made creations that can walk, draw or even guard your home.


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