Book Watch Archive

Computer Vision (Springer)
Monday, 28 June 2010

Detection, Recognition and Reconstruction (Studies in Computational Intelligence) Computer vision is the science and technology of making machines that see. It is concerned with the theory, design and implementation of algorithms that can automatically process visual data to recognize objects, track and recover their shape and spatial layout.


Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps (O'Reilly)
Friday, 25 June 2010

Whether you're a designer, programmer, manager, or marketer, this book teaches you to "think iPhone" and helps you ask the right questions, and get the right answers, throughout the design process. Explore how design, psychology, culture, ergonomics, and usability can combine to create a tapworthy app.


SQL Antipatterns (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Thursday, 24 June 2010

To help you avoid the pitfalls of database each chapter in this book helps you identify, explain, and correct a unique and dangerous antipattern. The four parts of the book group the anti​patterns in terms of logical database design, physical database design, queries, and application development.


Agile Game Development with SCRUM (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Show how teams can use Scrum to deliver games more efficiently, rapidly, and cost-effectively; craft games that offer more entertainment value; and make life more fulfilling for development teams at the same time.
Offers dozens of tips, tricks, and solutions — all based firmly in reality and hard-won experience.


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.

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