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.



Brilliant Flash Professional CS5 (Prentice Hall)
Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Lavishly illustrated this book guides users through the essential tasks step-by-step and sets out to impart everything you need to know to get the most out of Adobe Flash Professional CS5.


Distributed Game Development (Focal Press)
Monday, 21 June 2010

Take control of your global game development team and make successful game titles using the 'Distributed Development' model. Tim Fields teaches you how to evaluate game deals, how to staff teams and how to maintain challenging relationships in order to get great games to market.


Creating a Web Site 2nd Ed (Pogue Press)
Friday, 18 June 2010

In this revised and updated edition volume in the Missing Manual series Matthew MacDonald demystifies the process of building a web site and provides tools, techniques, and guidance whether for a personal website, an e-commerce site, a blog, or a website for a specific occasion or promotion.


Network and System Security (Syngress)
Thursday, 17 June 2010

With chapters authored by leading experts in the field this book explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Coverage includes building a secure organization; cryptography; system intrusion; UNIX and Linux security; Internet, intranet, LAN and RFID security.


My New iPad (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 16 June 2010

As with all Apple gadgets, the basic features of the iPad will be easy to access and understand. But there's a world of possibility beyond the basics, and many users will need some guidance to make the most of them. Wallace Wang guides new users through 52 simple projects that will have readers doing useful things right away.


High Performance JavaScript (Yahoo Press)
Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Learn how to identify inefficient structures and patterns, and replace them with better-performing alternatives. Understand why JavaScript is slow in general and discover specific performance bottlenecks. With knowledge of tools that measure JavaScript performance, ensure your scripts will never freeze the browser.


Agile Product Management with Scrum (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 14 June 2010

Using real-world examples Roman Pichler describes a broad range of agile product management practices, including making agile product discovery work, taking advantage of emergent requirements, creating the minimal marketable product, leveraging early customer feedback, and working closely with the development team.


The CSS Detective Guide (New Riders)
Friday, 11 June 2010
Subtitled "Tricks for solving tough CSS mysteries", this slim volume aims to teach real world troubleshooting skills by showing how to track clues, analyze the evidence, and get to the truth. Play the detective and find the guilty culprit in six CSS mystery cases.
Cocoa Recipes for Mac OS X, 2nd Ed (Peachpit Press)
Thursday, 10 June 2010

Springing from the original Vermont Recipes Web site this is a cookbook that shows you how to create a complete Mac OS X application. In this updated edition, author Bill Cheeseman employs a practical, step-by-step method for building a program from start to finish using the Cocoa frameworks.


Windows Mobile Game Development (Apress)
Wednesday, 09 June 2010

A comprehensive guide to developing games for both the Windows Mobile platform and the Windows Phone using C# and VB.NET. It goes through every aspect from setting up your development environment for the first time thru creating advanced 3D graphics to making your applications available to others.


Facebook Marketing, 2nd Ed (Que)
Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Author Steven Holzner sets out to reveal new social marketing techniques and how to make the most of them. Using case studies, from successful Facebook marketeers it helps you avoid pitfalls that can cost you money and credibility and create "viral" Facebook marketing programs that achieve maximum results at minimum cost.


The Design of Design (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 07 June 2010

This collection of Essays from a Computer Scientist is by Frederick P. Brooks, best known as "father of the IBM System/360" and as the author of The Mythical Man Month. It contains twenty new essays with insights about the design process plus seven case studies.



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