Book Watch Archive

Django 5 By Example, 5th Ed (Packt)
Wednesday, 22 May 2024

In this book, Antonio Mele walks the reader through planning and creation of Python web applications, solving common problems, and implementing best practices using a step-by-step approach. The book covers a wide range of web application development topics through four different projects: a blog application, a social website, an e-commerce application, and an e-learning platform. This edition is updated with Django 5 features, detailed app planning, improved tooling, and GPT prompts for extending projects


SQL All-in-One, 4th Ed (For Dummies)
Monday, 20 May 2024

Now updated for SQL:2023, this 800-page tome that is a compilation of seven shorter books, begins by getting started with the SQL programming language, and takes the reader through to advanced applications. Allen G. Taylor covers creating databases, accessing and editing data, protecting data from corruption, and integrating SQL with other languages in a programming environment.


Your AI Survival Guide (Wiley)
Friday, 17 May 2024

In this book, subtitled "Scraped Knees, Bruised Elbows, and Lessons Learned", Sol Rashidi delivers an insightful and practical discussion of how to deploy artificial intelligence in your company. Having helped IBM launch Watson in 2011, Sol has first-hand knowledge of the ups, downs, and change management intricacies that can help you with a successful deployment beyond all the AI hype.

<ASIN:1394272634 >

Programming Large Language Models with Azure Open AI (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 15 May 2024

In this book Francesco Esposito illustrates several scenarios for which a LLM is effective: crafting sophisticated business solutions, shortening the gap between humans and software-equipped machines, and building powerful reasoning engines. The book looks at prompting and conversational programming with specific techniques for patterns and frameworks. Concrete end-to-end demonstrations, featuring Python and ASP.NET Core, showcase versatile patterns of interaction between existing processes, APIs, data, and human input.

<ASIN: 0138280371>

Elixir In Action, 3rd Ed (Manning)
Monday, 13 May 2024

Fully updated to Elixir 1.15, in this third edition Saša Juric reveals how Elixir tackles problems of scalability, fault tolerance, and high availability. This edition contains new coverage of working with application configuration and the latest OTP releases. It teaches the underlying principles and functional concepts of Elixir, and how each piece fits into the bigger picture of building production-ready systems with Elixir, Erlang, and the OTP framework.

<ASIN:1633438511 >

The Ordinal Society (Harvard University Press)
Friday, 10 May 2024

This book sets out the case that we now live in an “ordinal society.” Nearly every aspect of our lives is measured, ranked, and processed into discrete, standardized units of digital information. Marion Fourcade and Kieran Healy argue that technologies of information management, fueled by the abundance of personal data and the infrastructure of the internet, transform how we relate to ourselves and to each other through the market, the public sphere, and the state.

<ASIN:0674971140 >

Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++, 3rd Ed (Addison-Wesley Professional)
Wednesday, 08 May 2024

In this book Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, lays out the fundamental principles of programming and the practical skills needed for programming in the real world. This book is written to help you to understand what it means for code to be beautiful, to help you to master the principles of creating such code, and to build up the practical skills to create it.

<ASIN:0138308683 >

Agile Retrospectives, 2nd Ed (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 06 May 2024

Subtitled "A Practical Guide for Catalyzing Team Learning and Improvement", this book sets out to improve the results gained from holding team retrospectives. Esther Derby, Diana Larsen and David Horowitz provide practical advice, techniques, and real-life examples to improve retrospectives whether your team is co-located, hybrid, or remote.


The AI Revolution in Medicine (Pearson)
Friday, 03 May 2024

In this book, subtitled "GPT-4 and Beyond", Peter Lee, Carey Goldberg and Isaac "Zak" Kohane document their thoughts on their months of early access to GPT-4 and its momentous potential to improve diagnoses, summarize patient visits, streamline processes, and accelerate research. The book contains real GPT-4 dialogues, unrehearsed and unfiltered, brilliant and blundering alike, all annotated with context, candid commentary, real risk insights, and up-to-the-minute takeaways.

<ASIN:‎ 0138200130 >

The Death of Expertise, 2nd Ed (Oxford University Press)
Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Originally published in 2017 with the subtitle "The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters" this book exposes a cult of anti-expertise sentiment coinciding with anti-intellectualism. Tom Nichols addresses how while technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before, these gains have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues.

<ASIN: 0197763839>

Code Like a Pro in Rust (Manning)
Monday, 29 April 2024

This book takes an in-depth look at memory management, asynchronous programming, and the core Rust skills. Brenden Matthews covers productivity techniques for Rust testing, tooling, and project management. He also shows how to sidestep common Rust pitfalls and navigate quirks you might never have seen before, along with suggesting strategies for navigating the evolving Rust ecosystem.

<ASIN:1617299642 >

The Women of ACM-W (ACM Books)
Friday, 26 April 2024

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has more than 100,000 members, including trailblazing women who created ACM-W (ACM's Committee on Women in Computing) in 1993. This book, in the ACM's "Rendering History" series was published in celebration of ACM-W's 30th birthday. In it Gloria Childress Townsend explores the history of ACM-W.



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