Book Watch Archive

Interact with Web Standards (New Riders)
Thursday, 02 September 2010
Subtitled A Holistic Approach to Web Design, presents industry best practices and standards-based design techniques with practical examples and short exercises crafted to help readers learn quickly and retain information. Starting with the basics it teaches: Internet fundamentals; planning, content strategy, information architecture; HTML and CSS; accessibility.

<ASIN: 0321703529>

Easy Microsoft Excel 2010 (Que)
Wednesday, 01 September 2010

Visual, full-color, large typeface, guide to Excel 2010 presents 100+ hands-on, step-by-step tasks show novices and inexperienced upgraders the easiest, fastest, most direct way to accomplish common tasks. Revamped for Excel 2010's most powerful new tools and features.


Map Scripting 101 (No Starch Press)
Tuesday, 31 August 2010

For developers looking to incorporate an innovative, useful tool into their application or website, an interactive map can spur interest and encourage repeat visits from users. This beginner's guide to map scripting has 73 examples like a local concert tracker, a Twitter friend-finder, and a real-time weather map.


Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed (Sams)
Monday, 30 August 2010

Covers both Visual Basic 2010 Professional Edition for professional developers and the Express Edition for hobbyists, novices, and students. Explores data access, user interface development, networking, communication, and many other tasks. Offers detailed guidance on building effective object-oriented code for those moving from VB 6.


Designing with Progressive Enhancement (New Riders)
Friday, 27 August 2010

Progressive enhancement is an approach to web development that aims to deliver the best possible experience to the widest possible audience - or as the subtitle puts it Building the Web That Works for Everyone. It simplifies coding and testing as well as making sites easy to understand and use.


Introducing Silverlight 4 (Apress)
Thursday, 26 August 2010

Provides coverage of the most important elements of the Silverlight 4 technology ranging from XAML to standard controls, from dealing with media to networking, from testing to deployment. It reveals the new features introduced with Silverlight 4 and how to best utilize them. The book concludes with a pair of fully worked sample applications.


Test-Drive ASP.NET MVC (Pragmatic Programmers)
Wednesday, 25 August 2010

This book uses a test-driven development (TDD) approach to the features of ASP.NET MVC. You'll get hands-on experience building and deploying a time-management web application from start to finish. You'll come away with a complete understanding of web services and data access, and of how to test each component so that your code is bug-free and maintainable.


Introducing HTML 5 (New Riders)
Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Everyone’s talking about HTML5 and some of its new features are already being implemented by existing browsers. This book shows you how to start adapting the language now to realize its benefits on today’s browsers. Rather than being just an academic investigation, it concentrates on the practical and includes hands-on HTML5 code examples.


A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (IBM Press)
Monday, 23 August 2010

Written by three of IBM's Scrum practitioners, in collaboration with the IBM QSE Scrum Community, this book offers guidance for everyone who wants to succeed with Scrum in the enterprise. Using real-world examples, the book demonstrates how to apply key Scrum practices, such as look-ahead planning in geographically distributed environments.


Excel 2010 In Depth (Que)
Friday, 20 August 2010

Covers all facets of working with Excel 2010 with new chapters on Excel Web App which allows multiple users to edit a spreadsheet simultaneously. New coverage also includes: Slicer, which offers dynamic filtering of PivotTables; Sparklines, which add data visualization to any cell; Calculation engine which improves the speed and accuracy of math, financial, and statistical functions; and the new version of Solver.


Brilliant Excel 2010 (Prentice Hall)
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Shows you how to use data analysis tools and techniques for better decision making, use organizing, processing, and presenting tools to create data, integrate data from external sources, create macros to automate your work, tackle PivotTable and PivotChart reports and create organizational data reporting and publishing solutions with XML.
Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# (Apress)
Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Silverlight design tools have important differences compared to those used to for Ajax and JavaScript. Robert Lair takes you on a tour of all the tools, including Expression Design for creating Silverlight assests, Expression Blend, used to build user interaction and Visual Studio, which manages the interaction between designers and developers.



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