Book Watch Archive

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.

Click on the title (in blue) for more information on any book.



Make: Calculus (Make)
Friday, 23 September 2022

This book, subtitled "Build models to learn, visualize, and explore" imagines how Isaac Newton, creator of Calculus, might have used 3D printed models, construction toys, programming, craft materials, and an Arduino or two to teach calculus concepts in an intuitive way. Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron use as little reliance on algebra as possible while still retaining enough to allow comparison with a traditional curriculum.


MATLAB, 6th Ed (Butterworth-Heinemann)
Wednesday, 21 September 2022

This book, subtitled "A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving" guides the reader through both programming and built-in functions to easily exploit MATLAB’s extensive capabilities for tackling engineering and scientific problems. Assuming no knowledge of programming, Stormy Attaway starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments, and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and the power of MATLAB.


Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C# 10 and .NET 6 (Packt)
Monday, 19 September 2022

This book shows intermediate-level .NET developers how to make their applications faster and more responsive with parallel programming and concurrency in .NET and C# with practical examples. Alvin Ashcraft starts with the essentials of multi-threaded .NET development and explores how the language and framework constructs have evolved along with .NET.


Mathematical Logic through Python (Cambridge University Press)
Friday, 16 September 2022

Using an approach tailored to the intuitions and strengths of the ever-growing population of programming-savvy students, Yannai A. Gonczarowski and Noam Nisan introduce mathematical logic by guiding students in implementing the underlying logical concepts and mathematical proofs via Python programming. The approach brings mathematical logic into the comfort zone of these students and provides clarity that can only be achieved by a deep hands-on understanding and the satisfaction of having created working code.


Template Metaprogramming with C++ (Packt)
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

This book shows how to use the metaprogramming technique to create data structures and functions that allow computation to happen at compile time. Marius Bancila shows how to use templates to avoid writing duplicate code, and how these are key to creating generic libraries, such as the standard library or Boost, that can be used in multiple programs. 

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Murach's PHP and MySQL, 4th Ed (Murach)
Monday, 12 September 2022

This book shows how to use PHP and MySQL for web apps, the way the pros do. Joel Murach shows how to create a database-driven website that implements the MVC pattern in the first six chapters. The rest of the book shows you how to build out your PHP and MySQL skills to the professional level, using today's best practices.


Robot Ethics (MIT Press)
Friday, 09 September 2022

This book sets out to consider questions such as Does a robot have moral agency? Can it be held responsible for its actions? Do humans owe robots anything? Will robots take our jobs? Mark Coeckelbergh considers a variety of robotics technologies and applications—from robotic companions to military drones—and identifies the ethical implications of their use.


Hacking APIs (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 07 September 2022

This book is a crash course on web API security testing that will prepare you to penetration-test APIs, reap high rewards on bug bounty programs, and make your own APIs more secure. Corey Ball shows how REST and GraphQL APIs work in the wild and set up a streamlined API testing lab with Burp Suite and Postman, along with how to master tools useful for reconnaissance, endpoint analysis, and fuzzing, such as Kiterunner and OWASP Amass.


jOOQ Masterclass (Packt)
Monday, 05 September 2022

This book, subtitled "A practical guide for Java developers to write SQL queries for complex database interactions" covers jOOQ from beginner to expert level using examples for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and Oracle that show you how jOOQ is a mature and complete solution for implementing the persistence layer. Anghel Leonard shows how to use the jOOQ query builder framework to emulate database-specific SQL statements using a fluent, intuitive, and flexible DSL API.


The Battle Hardened Developer (Simple Programmer)
Friday, 02 September 2022

This book sets out to help developers advance their careers by leaning how to turn the table and trick their brains into achieving a focused state to accomplish more than they thought was possible. Fiodar Sazanavets uses lessons learned from mixed martial arts and endurance sports. 


Programming and Problem Solving with C++, 7th Ed (Jones & Bartlett Learning)
Wednesday, 31 August 2022

This textbook is aimed at ACM/IEEE-recommended curricula for introductory computer science courses. The latest edition continues to reflect the philosophy of Nell Dale and Chip Weems in guiding students through the content in an accessible and approachable way. It offers full coverage of all necessary content enabling the book to be used across two terms, and provides numerous features to help students fully understand and retain important concepts from each chapter.


Oracle Database Programming with Java (Auerbach Publications)
Monday, 29 August 2022

This book, subtitled "Ideas, Designs, and Implementations" is written for college students and software programmers who want to develop practical and commercial database programming with Java and relational databases such as Oracle Database XE 18c. Dr. Ying Bai details practical considerations and applications of database programming with Java and provides authentic examples as well as detailed explanations.



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