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.


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Making it Big in Software (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 29 March 2010

All the information you need to jumpstart your software career: the best ways to get hired, move up, avoid mistakes that coulld destroy your career and blaze your way to the top. Sam Lightstone supplements his own advice with insights from 17 of the industry's most highly regarded "stars"

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Learning iPhone Programming (O'Reilly)
Friday, 26 March 2010
Subtitled "From Xcode to App Store" this book guides you through building sample applications showing how to use Xcode tools, the Objective-C programming language, and the core frameworks. It covers the skills for developing apps and submitting them to the iTunes App Store.
Beginning WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0 (Apress)
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Takes you step by step through many of the useful applications of workflow technology. Along the way, you will create designer-based and code-based workflows, communicate between applications using workflow activities, create workflow extensions and custom activities and host workflows in WCF services.
Beginning Visual Basic 2010 (Wrox)
Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Aimed at complete beginners to programming or at those who are new to .NET this book devotes early chapters to Visual Studio 2010 with help to install the IDE and an introduction to the .NET Framework and the CLR. It then goes from the basics - variables, data types, he If statement and loops but quickly gets to XAML and WPF programmng. By the end of the book you reach XML and ClickOnce technology.


Developing Large Web Applications (Yahoo Press)
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
If you're building a mission-critical site, Kyle Loudon, a manager at Yahoo, will help you achieve the same rigor in web applications that developers have traditionally applied to other types of software by providing you with practical steps for building sites that remain effective as they add features, functions, and users. Covers HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, and database interaction.


Adaptive Project Framework (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 22 March 2010
Subtitled "Managing Complexity in the Face of Uncertainty" this book looks at a new framework for project management, APF, and shows how to apply it in any domain. Robert K. Wysocki introduces all five phases of the framework and shows how to utilize each one effectively in your environment.
Writing for Video Game Genres: From FPS to RPG (A K Peters)
Friday, 19 March 2010
Practical advice from seasoned veterans on the special challenges of writing for first-person shooter games (FPS), role-playing games (RPG) plus multiplayer online games, real-time strategy games, sports games, horror games, serious games, casual games, handheld games, and more. Game writing samples included.<ASIN:1568814178>
HTML & CSS: The Good Parts (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 18 March 2010

Covers all aspects of web page design, from typography and color to layout, to help discover which pieces of HTML and CSS deserve focus, and which can be abandoned. You'll discover how the two technologies mesh, understand how the Web 2.0 era has changed the way we use HTML and CSS and recognize the bad and downright awful parts of HTML and CSS to understand why warning labels are sometimes necessary.


Beginning Mac Programming (Pragamatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Tim Isted takes you through concrete, working examples to give you the core concepts and principles of development in context. Introduces you to Objective-C and the Cocoa framework in clear, easy-to-understand lessons, and demonstrates how you can use them together to write for the Mac, as well as the iPhone and iPod.
Beginning WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0 (Apress)
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Demonstrates how Microsoft's Workflow Foundation (WF) technology can be used in a wide variety of applications using sample projects. Practical "how-to" information is tndexed by feature so specific questions are easily answered. Takes you step by step through many of the useful applications of workflow technology.
jQuery: Novice to Ninja (Sitepoint)
Monday, 15 March 2010

A compilation of best-practice jQuery solutions to meet the most challenging JavaScript problems. jQuery simplifies the process of building complex JavaScript solutions and is used by both hobbyists and professional developers around the globe. This cookbook is presented in question-and-answer fomat and code for the read-to-go solutions is available for download.


RESTful Web Services Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Friday, 12 March 2010

includes more than 100 recipes to help you take advantage of REST, HTTP, and the infrastructure of the Web. You'll learn ways to design RESTful web services for client and server applications that meet performance, scalability, reliability, and security goals, no matter what programming language and development framework you use.



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