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.



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.
Windows Azure Platform (Apress)
Thursday, 15 April 2010

This code-centric book explains how the Azure Services components - from Access Control to SQL Services, from the Service Bus to Workflow Services - are employed and demonstrates the techniques and best practices you need to know to use them to best effect. It also provides an overview of the architectural concepts that underpin Windows Azure.


Adobe Flex Bible (Wiley)
Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Shows how to deliver rich applications for the Web or desktop with Flex 4, Adobe′s new Flash Builder 4 IDE. Covers Flex basics and Flash Builder 4′s new development tools, Flex 4′s new Spark component skinning capability. Discover how to deploy desktop apps with AIR, model and manage data and integrate your app with popular application servers.


Beginning Visual C# 2010 (Wrox)
Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Beginning with programming basics such as variables, flow control, and object oriented programming, this updated title then moves into web and Windows programming and data access (databases and XML). It constantly focuses on the tools that you need to program C#, the Visual C# 2010 development environment in Visual Studio 2010.


Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes (Sams)
Monday, 12 April 2010

A series of 10-minute lessons teach everything you need to know about WordPress. Coverage includes quickly building blogs for free; managing and customizing blogs; creating more powerful text and media content; attracting visitors via search engine optimization; moderating comments and building communities,


Imagine! Java (Prentice Hall)
Friday, 09 April 2010

This textbook presents concepts in small, manageable chunks that force students to focus on one core concept at a time. Examples are used to reinforce learning before moving on to more complicated concepts. This approach offers students an opportunity to establish patterns they can use in their own programs and develop an intuitive  understanding of programming concepts.


Enterprise Development with Flex (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 08 April 2010
Demonstrates efficient techniques and best practices for building production-quality Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex. The authors compare several frameworks and tools available for RIA development and through the book's many practical examples, they share their experience to help you overcome challenges during your project's life cycle.

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