Book Watch Archive
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.


Pearson Education (InformIT)

Silverlight Recipes (Apress)
Thursday, 18 November 2010

Covers all aspects of Silverlight including the programming model, browser integration, integration with server-side technologies such as web services, and specific sections on rich media integration. For each recipe the problem is stated clearly and succinctly, solutions explored with discussion of the code and context so you can be clear how the solution will support your project.


Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Elements 9 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It has some major new features, like Layer Masks, and the Organizer for Mac, that are powerful but not easy to figure out, as well as some fun new features that you may well overlook if you don't know where to find them. But it still doesn't come with a decent manual, so this book sets out to help from the basics to advanced.


Seven Languages in Seven Weeks (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, Haskell Go beyond the syntax to what's essential and unique about each. For each language, solve a nontrivial problem, using techniques that show off its most important features. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of the languages, and the process of learning languages quickly.


Hadoop: The Definitive Guide 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 15 November 2010

A thorough resource for a remarkable framework:  experienced programmers will find methods for analyzing large datasets, and administrators will learn how to set up and run Hadoop clusters. Updated edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including new features such as Hive, Sqoop, and Avro. See our review of the previous edition


Silverlight 4 Unleashed (Sams)
Friday, 12 November 2010

Master core Silverlight features such as controls and properties; communicating with web services; efficiently creating data-oriented line-of-business applications; working with external frameworks, and more. Shows how to use advanced features such as 3D-like effects and multitouch.  Printed entirely in color, with syntax coloring to make code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio and Expression Blend


C# Programming Language 4th Ed (Addison Wesley)
Thursday, 11 November 2010

Updated to cover the new features of C# 4.0 which takes the language to the next level by adding the ability to cleanly write programs that don’t rely on static type definitions. Coverage includes dynamic binding, named and optional parameters, and covariant and contravariant generic types and continues to be authoritative and annotated technical reference for C#.


Design Driven Testing (Apress)
Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Test Smarter, Not Harder is the message of this book that attempts to show that, by combining a forward-thinking development process with cutting-edge automation, testing can be a finely targeted, business-driven, rewarding effort.


JavaScript Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 09 November 2010

The recipes in this book not only help you get things done, they'll also help you develop applications that work reliably in every browser. Covering both ECMAScript 5 and HTML5, it helps you take advantage of the latest web features, including HTML5's persistent storage mechanisms and drawing canvas. See IProgrammer's review


The Art of Image Processing with Java (CRC Press)
Monday, 08 November 2010

Introductory image processing text for students studying computer science or software engineering. With an emphasis on software design, it has extensive sample Java code. The text is accompanied by  illustrations that demonstrate the results of performing processing on famous art pieces.


Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4 (Apress)
Friday, 05 November 2010

Guides you through the process of designing and developing enterprise-strength business applications in Silverlight 4 and C# from getting started to deployment, and everything in between. This book introducs the patterns to use, the issues and how to resolve them to developers who want to learn how to design business applications,


Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day (Sams)
Thursday, 04 November 2010

This sixth Edition has been thoroughly revised and refined to include new detailed coverage of HTML5. Sep-by-step lessons give hands-on practice in creating web pages. Learn how to use JavaScript, Ajax and PHP.


Getting Started with IBM WebSphere SMash (IBM Press)
Wednesday, 03 November 2010

Covers all aspects of architecting, designing, and developing solutions with IBM WebSphere sMash and the Project Zero platform, technologies intended to make it easier to develop, assemble, and run applications and mashups that align tightly with SOA enterprise infrastructures.



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