Book Watch Archive

Programming Windows Azure (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 27 May 2010

How to use Windows Azure's hosting capabilities and storage services to build, deploy, host and manage applications in the Microsoft cloud. Learn how to build applications using the Windows Azure toolset, understand how to use its programming model and management capabilities and see how it  works underneath the covers.


Patterns of Data Modeling (CRC Press)
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Provides detailed patterns as a basis for building expert data models, emphasizing conceptual aspects. Highlights alternative patterns and their trade-offs and helps developers build models faster with fewer mistakes. Explains how to take a UML model, prepare a corresponding IDEF1X model, and create SQL code.


Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Teach yourself the essential tools and techniques for Visual Basic 2010 - one step at a time. No matter what your skill level, you'll find practical guidance and hands-on examples in this book and CD package to start building professional applications for Windows and the Web.
<ASIN: 0735626693>
Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 (Wrox)
Monday, 24 May 2010

Visual Studio 2010 offers a complete lifecycle management system that covers modeling, testing, code analysis, collaboration, build and deployment tools. This guide is designed as a step–by–step guide and reference for modeling, designing, and coordinating software development solutions at every level using it and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.


iPhone 3D Programming (O'Reilly)
Friday, 21 May 2010

Shows how to apply OpenGL graphics programming techniques to any device running the iPhone OS, including the iPad and iPod Touch. It progresses from simple to more complex examples that focus on lighting, textures, blending, augmented reality, optimization for performance and speed.


Physics for Game Programmers (Apress)
Thursday, 20 May 2010

Sets out to enable you to add realistic action into game programming. After covering basic physics and mathematical models it shows how to implement them to simulate motion and behavior of cars, planes, projectiles, rockets, and boats. Neither code heavy nor language specific, and all chapters include exercises to be solved.


Flexible, Reliable Software (Chapman & Hall)
Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Shows how to use agile testing and patterns for software design, discussing the benefits and liabilities of each approach. Presents fifteen design patterns with the principles behind them. Source code for all examples and projects, installation guides, and other resources on website.


Professional Visual Studio 2010 (Wrox)
Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Packed with examples, this comprehensive guide walks you through all the new features of Visual Studio 2010, demonstrates how to customize the IDE to meet your working needs and shares techniques for building rich client applications. It covers fundamental improvements in debugging and test–driven development.


Microsoft ASP.NET 4.0 Step By Step (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 17 May 2010
This book and CD package teaches the fundamentals of Web development with ASP.NET 4.0—one step at a time. It provides the guidance and learn-by-doing examples you need to start building Web applications and Web services in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 environment.
<ASIN: 0735627010>
iPhone App Development (Pogue Press)
Friday, 14 May 2010

Part of the Missing Manual series, this book walks you through the entire iPhone app development process. You'll learn how to download the tools, build the app, get it through Apple's approval process, and then market and maintain the finished product. All you need to get started is a familiarity with object-oriented programming.


Enabling Context-Aware Web Services (CRC Press)
Thursday, 13 May 2010

Covering methods, architectures and technologies this book offers an overview of concepts and principles in the emerging area of context-aware web services, looking at recent advances and predicting future trends. It presents service paradigms for software development, focusing on context-aware applications.


Beginning Drupal (Wrox)
Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Introduces you to every aspect of Drupal 7, the latest version of the free, open source content management system. Demystifies key areas and shortens the learning curve for even the most novice beginner. With lessons and sample code that offer extra insight into a Drupal web site.



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