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.

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Pearson Education (InformIT)



Secret Recipes of the Python Ninja (Packt)
Monday, 09 July 2018

This is a collection of over 70 Python recipes illustrating a range of programming tactics. Author Cody Jackson demonstrates the implementation of collections, decimals, and fraction modules. Decorators, coroutines, and generator functions are also covered in the recipes. Other recipes cover the CPython interpreter, the PyPy project, and PEPs of the latest versions.

<ASIN:1788294874>

 
The Quick Python Book 3rd Ed (Manning)
Thursday, 05 July 2018

This is the third edition of a book introducing the elegant Python programming language and its easy-to-read syntax. Author Naomi Ceder has written the book for programmers new to Python. This latest edition includes new exercises throughout. It covers features common to other languages concisely, while introducing Python's comprehensive standard functions library and unique features in detail.

<ASIN:1617294039>

 
Data Cleaning Pocket Primer (Mercury)
Wednesday, 04 July 2018

This book aims to give programmers sufficient knowledge of data cleaning to be able to work on their own projects. Author Oswald Campesato has written it as a practical introduction to using flexible, powerful (and free) Unix / Linux shell commands to perform common data cleaning tasks. He provides realistic examples and numerous commands that illustrate both the syntax and how the commands work together. 

<ASIN:1683922174>

 
Jenkins 2: Up and Running (O'Reilly)
Monday, 02 July 2018

In this book author Brent Laster aims to show how the features in Jenkins 2 let you define pipelines as code, make use of integration with other key technologies, and create automated, reliable pipelines to simplify and accelerate your DevOps environments. The book also shows how Jenkins 2 is significantly different from the more traditional, web-only versions of this popular open source automation platform.

<ASIN:1491979593>

 
Angular 6 for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications (Packt)
Thursday, 28 June 2018

This book is about mastering the Angular platform using foundational technologies. Author Doguhan Uluca shows how to use the Kanban method to focus on value delivery, communicate design ideas with mock-up tools and build apps with Angular Material. It also covers reactive programming with RxJS, and deploying to the cloud using Docker. The second part of the book introduces the router-first architecture, a seven-step approach to designing and developing mid-to-large line-of-business applications, along with popular recipes.

 

<ASIN:1786462907>

 
Machine Learning for Data Streams (MIT Press)
Wednesday, 27 June 2018

This book looks at how to work with data streams where information arrives sequentially and at high speed. Authors Albert Bifet, Ricard Gavald√†, Geoff Holmes and Bernhard Pfahringer present algorithms and techniques used in data stream mining and real-time analytics. Taking a hands-on approach, the book demonstrates the techniques using MOA (Massive Online Analysis), a popular, freely available open-source software framework, allowing readers to try out the techniques after reading the explanations.

<ASIN:0262037793>

 
Learning React, 2nd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 25 June 2018
This hands-on guide to building web applications using React and Redux aims to be beginner-friendly and approachable. Author Kirupa Chinnathambi aims to help web developers new to React understand its fundamentals and how to use it to build performant apps. The book aims to have readers getting their first React app up and running in minutes. It makes heavy use of graphics to illustrate difficult concepts and has step-by-step examples to show how to apply the concepts.
 

<ASIN:013484355X>

 
Learning Web Design, 5th Ed (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 21 June 2018

This is the fifth edition of a popular book subtitled "A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics". It starts at square one, showing how the web and web pages work, and then steadily builds from there. By the end of the book, author Jennifer Niederst Robbin has shown the skills to create a simple site with multicolumn pages that adapt for mobile devices. Each chapter provides exercises to illustrate various techniques and short quizzes to make sure the reader understands key concepts.

<ASIN:1491960205>

 
Adopting Elixir (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 20 June 2018

This book, based on the real-life strategies of the people who built the Elixir language and use it successfully at scale, picks up where most books on programming Elixir leave off. It's not intended to teach you to program Elixir, or to use any of its tools. Instead, authors Ben Marx, Jose Valim (creator of Elixir) and Bruce Tate guide you through the broader landscape and shows you a holistic approach to adopting the language.

<ASIN:1680502522>

 
Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift (Manning)
Monday, 18 June 2018

This book deepens your Swift language skills by exploring foundational coding techniques and algorithms. As you work through examples in search, clustering, graphs, and more, author David Kopec illustrates important things you might have forgotten and shows classic solutions to your "new" problems. The book connects  computer science to the real-world concerns of apps, data, and performance.

<ASIN:1617294896>

 
Coding with Minecraft (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 14 June 2018

This book, subtitled "Build Taller, Farm Faster, Mine Deeper, and Automate the Boring Stuff", is an introduction to coding that teaches you how to program bots to in Minecraft. Author Al Sweigart takes the robotic "turtle" method, and extends it to the 3D, interactive world of Minecraft and shows how to create a virtual robot army with Lua. Step-by-step coding projects show how to write programs that automatically dig mines, collect materials, craft items, and build things.

<ASIN:1593278535>

 
Visual Data Storytelling with Tableau (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 13 June 2018

This book uses a combination of information, context, and hands-on skills to show how to put together data stories with Tableau. In this full-color guide, author Lindy Ryan shows how to organize data and structure analysis with storytelling in mind. Each chapter illuminates key aspects of design practice and data visualization, and guides you step-by-step through applying them in Tableau. Through realistic examples and classroom-tested exercises, Lindy Ryan helps you use Tableau to analyze data, visualize it, and help people connect more intuitively and emotionally with it.

<ASIN:0134712838>

 
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