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.



Clean Craftsmanship (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 22 April 2022

Subtitled Disciplines, Standards, and Ethics, in this book Robert C. Martin, aka Uncle Bob, has written the principles that define the profession, and the craft, of software development. The book looks at the disciplines, standards, and ethics you need to deliver robust, effective code. This is a pragmatic, technical, and prescriptive guide to the foundational disciplines of software craftsmanship that discusses standards, showing how the world's expectations of developers often differ from their own and helping you bring the two in sync.

<ASIN:‎ 013691571X>

Introduction to Algorithms 4th Ed (MIT Press)
Wednesday, 20 April 2022

This book claims to combine rigor and comprehensiveness. Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest and Clifford Stein cover a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers, with self-contained chapters and algorithms in pseudocode. This comprehensive update has new material on matchings in bipartite graphs, online algorithms, machine learning, and other topics.


Deep Learning (No Starch Press)
Monday, 18 April 2022

This book provides a highly-illustrated introduction to deep learning that offers visual and conceptual explanations instead of equations. Andrew Glassner shows how to use key deep learning algorithms without the need for complex math. For readers ready to write their own programs, there are also plenty of supplemental Python notebooks in the accompanying Github repository.


Embedded Web Control Panels on the Raspberry Pi (MSTMicro Publishing)
Friday, 15 April 2022

This book shows how to go about creating your own home control system that can be accessed through a cell phone or a web page on your home computer. ? George Babec's real world examples show how to go about it. 


Beautiful C++ (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Subtitled "30 Core Guidelines for Writing Clean, Safe, and Fast Code", this book sets out to show how to design and write C++ programs that are  reliable, efficient, and well-performing. C++ programmers Guy Davidson and Kate Gregory identify core guidelines that are valuable and offer detailed practical knowledge for improving your C++ style. 


Gray Hat Hacking 5th Ed (McGraw Hill)
Monday, 11 April 2022

This fully updated book shows, step by step, how to fortify computer networks by learning and applying effective ethical hacking techniques. Based on curricula developed by Allen Harper, Ryan Linn et al at major security conferences and colleges, the book features planning and analysis methods as well as practical steps for identifying and combating both targeted and opportunistic attacks.


Rust Brain Teasers (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Friday, 08 April 2022

This book, subtitled "Exercise Your Mind" contains a series of brain teasers designed to challenge your understanding of Rust. Many of the teasers in this book come from Herbert Wolverson's own experience creating software. Others derive from commonly asked questions in the Rust community. Regardless of their origin, these brain teasers are fun.


Modern CMake for C++ (Packt)
Wednesday, 06 April 2022

Subtitled "Discover a better approach to building, testing, and packaging your software", this book treats the subject of building C++ solutions holistically. Rafał Świdziński provides an end-to-end guide to the automatization of complex tasks, including building, testing, and packaging. The book also focuses on the structure of source directories, building targets, and packages.


Kotlin Multiplatform by Tutorials (Razeware)
Monday, 04 April 2022

This book is aimed at mobile developers and managers who want to explore how they can use Kotlin Multiplatform to share code across Android, iOS and desktop apps. The Raywenderlich Tutorial Team shows how to reduce development and testing time by writing certain parts of your apps only once.


Beyond Coding: How Children Learn Human Values through Programming (MIT Press)
Friday, 01 April 2022

This book sets out the case for why children should be taught coding not as a technical skill but as a new literacy—a way to express themselves and engage with the world. Marina Umaschi Bers lays out a pedagogical roadmap for teaching code that encompasses the cultivation of character along with technical knowledge and skills. Presenting code as a universal language, she shows how children discover new ways of thinking, relating, and behaving through creative coding activities.

<ASIN:‎ 026254332X>

Front-End Back-End Development (Wiley)
Wednesday, 30 March 2022

This three-book set combines three titles by Jon Duckett - HTML & CSS: Design and Build Web Sites (2011); JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Development (2014); and PHP & MySQL: Server-side Web Development (2022). Together these three books cover HTML and CSS, the additional front-end interactivity possible with JavaScript and jQuery, and show how to build back-ends with features like content management and membership using PHP and MySQL.


Kotlin Design Patterns and Best Practices, 2nd Ed (Packt)
Monday, 28 March 2022

This book shows how to implement traditional design patterns in Kotlin.  Alexey Soshin looks at the new patterns and paradigms that have emerged. This second edition is updated to cover the changes introduced from Kotlin 1.2 up to 1.5 and focuses more on the idiomatic usage of coroutines, which have become a stable language feature.



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