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.



Silverlight 4 Problem - Design - Solution (Wrox)
Monday, 03 May 2010

Using a Web site created by the author as a reference point, you′ll go through the steps of creating a live, fully functional application for the Web using Silverlight 4 and the Silverlight Control Toolkit. Along the way, the book addresses important design considerations, such as the use of Web Services and the SQL Server database.


Facebook: The Missing Manual, 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Friday, 30 April 2010

Second edition has been updated to help you take advantage of everything Facebook now offers. It helps  you with specific Facebook tasks, such as signing up, networking, shopping, joining groups, finding or filling a job, and a whole lot more. You'll learn how to create your own Facebook page and make connections with other members.


Information Foraging Theory (OUP)
Thursday, 29 April 2010

Traditional research models tell us very little about how people will actively navigate and search through information structures and what information they will choose to consume. IFT is a new theory in Adaptive Information Interaction. Its main aim is to create technology that is better shaped to users. 


Cocoa Programming (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
This Quick-Start Guide for Developers jumps right in to building a web browser using Cocoa. In just a few minutes you'll have something that works. A couple of minutes more, and you'll have code in your custom controller, listening for notifications and call-backs. Soon you'll have the functionality you'd expect in a full browser.
Social Networking Spaces (Apress)
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Covers the main social networking "spaces," and how they are being used within a family or business context. It includes information on posting pictures, using add-ons, and working with Facebook and LinkedIn groups. It also covers the phenomenon of Twitter, including how it has grown and the road ahead.


Fancy Form Design (Sitepoint)
Monday, 26 April 2010

Step-by-step guide to creating web forms that are aesthetically pleasing, highly functional, and compatible across all major browsers. All aspects of form creation are covered in this book—from layout and composition through to best-practice CSS and HTML—topped off with a touch of JavaScript sparkle!


Practical Code Generation in .NET (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 23 April 2010

Code generation with Visual Studio 2010, 2008, and 2005, as well as all recent versions of .NET, including .NET 4.0. Peter Vogel shows how to generate reliable code using procedural code, Visual Studio add-ins, XML, configuration files, and more. Brings everything together in three complete, chapter-length case studies.

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Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2010 (Wrox)
Thursday, 22 April 2010
A comprehensive introduction to both the Standard C++ language and to Visual C++ 2010; no previous programming experience required. Covers all the language changes in Visual C++ 2010, library additions, new MFC features and changes in the Visual Studio development environment. Plus a brief introduction to programming for multicore processors in native C++ and C++/CLR.
Not Exactly: In Praise of Vagueness (OUP Press)
Wednesday, 21 April 2010

This book on fuzziness in mathematical logic and computer science cuts across various disciplines. It  looks at the principles of measurement, and how we choose categories; vagueness and mathematical logic; computers, vague descriptions, and Natural Language Generation in AI.


PHP: The Good Parts (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Peter MacIntyre explores the most useful features of PHP and how they can speed up the web development process, and explains why the most commonly used PHP elements are often misused or misapplied. You'll learn which parts add strength to object-oriented programming, and how to use certain features to integrate your application with databases.


The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture (IBM Press)
Monday, 19 April 2010

Subtitled "A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight" this book presents an information-centric approach to architecture with new models that allow companies to unlock the business value of information to enable better decision making throughout the enterprise.


ExpressionEngine 2 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Friday, 16 April 2010
This Quick-Start Guide walks you through creating an online news site, providing hands-on experience working with dynamic content, categories, an RSS feed, site search, and more.Covers advanced techniques for creating powerful and manageable templates, effectively managing site files and assets, and optimizing your site to handle thousands of visitors.

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