Book Watch Archive

Continuous Delivery (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 20 September 2010

With the subtitle "Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment" this hardback sets out to impart the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users.


The Official Ubuntu Server Book (Prentice Hall)
Friday, 17 September 2010

Covers Ubuntu Server from start to finish: installation, basic administration and monitoring, security, backup, troubleshooting, system rescue, and much more. Goes through deploying each of the most common server applications, from file and print services to virtualization and cloud computing.


Beginning Google Maps API 3 2nd Edition (Apress)
Thursday, 16 September 2010

Covers the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate Google Maps v3 on web pages in both desktop and mobile browsers. Describes how to deal with common problems that most map developers encounter at some point, like performance and usability issues. Describes best practices using HTML CSS JavaScript and Google Maps.


The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence (IBM Press)
Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Discusses the scope of today's BI solutions and how they fit into existing infrastructure. looking at new options such as SaaS and cloud-based technologies. Considers measuring success, working with enterprise content management, text analytics, and search, planning and constructing portals, mashups, and other user interfaces.


Programming Windows Identity Foundation (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Hands-on guidance designed to help you put the newest .NET Framework component- Windows Identity Foundation, the identity and access logic for all on-premises and cloud development- to work. Covers authentication and authorization in ASP.NET and examines the WS-Federation and WS-Trust protocols.

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Programming the Mobile Web (O'Reilly)
Monday, 13 September 2010

Explore building HTML and CSS-based apps that can access GPS tools, calendars, and other mobile features. Shows how to build a standard core for an app that you can then extend to work with particular devices. Learn how to deal with platform variations, finicky browsers, CSS compatibility, Ajax design patterns for mobile, and how to create pleasant user experiences.


Practical HDRI, 2nd Ed (Rocky Nook)
Friday, 10 September 2010

Subtitled "High Dynamic Range Imaging Using Photoshop CS5 and Other Tools" and fully updated for the latest software this book covers the HDR process from image capture through post-processing for web and print. Richly illustrated with step-by-step tutorials for creating professional results.


Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2010 in 24 Hours (Sams)
Thursday, 09 September 2010

Step-by-step approach shows how to build complete applications with Visual Basic 2010 in 24 sessions of one hour or less. You'll learn how to write efficient object-oriented code; build superior user interfaces; work with graphics, text, and databases; and even control external applications. Each lesson builds on what you've already learned.  DVD includes Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition.


Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux, 3rd Ed (Prentice Hall)
Wednesday, 08 September 2010

Updated for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), walks you through installing Ubuntu, and working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, LDAP, gufw, firestarter, iptables, even Perl scripting, demystifying everything from networking to security. Includes running Ubuntu from the command line and desktop (GUI), administrating systems and setting up networks and Internet servers.  


Service-Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 07 September 2010

Rails is increasingly being adopted in larger environments so developers and architects need better ways to interface with legacy systems, move into the cloud, and scale to handle higher volumes and greater complexity. This book introduces a services-based design approach geared toward overcoming all these challenges.


The Developer's Guide to Social Programming (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 06 September 2010

Shows developers how to build applications that integrate with the major social networking sites, covering  Facebook, OpenSocial, and Twitter. Having identified the characteristics of engaging social media applications, this book shows how to use the Facebook platform, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API to create them.


Casual Game Design (Morgan Kaufmann)
Friday, 03 September 2010

Subtitled Designing Play for the Gamer in ALL of Us this book explores what makes casual games work, from game mechanics to narrative content. Through close examination of a number of casual games, it show how to inject the necessary game design elements into your casual games and give your designs the complexity and strategy they need to hook gamers.



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