Book Watch Archive

Windows System Programming (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 01 March 2010
4th Edition contains extensive new coverage of 64-bit programming, parallelism, multicore systems. Code examples have been updated, streamlined, debugged and tested in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, on single and multiprocessor systems, and under Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, and XP. Sample programs are now illustrated with dozens of screenshots.
Teach Yourself Basecamp in 10 Minutes (Sams)
Friday, 26 February 2010
Comprehensive guide to the online, collaborative project management tool. By working through the severnteen 10-minute lessons, you'll learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed with Basecamp. Covers choosing the right subscription plan; managing people, companies and permissions; milestones todo lists and scheduling; collaborating with Whiteboard, Chat and RSS tools.
CouchDB (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 25 February 2010

An introduction to Apache CouchDB, a schema-free database designed to work with document-based information such as contacts, invoices, and receipts. Each chapter showcases key features, such as simple document CRUD (create, read, updated, delete), advanced MapReduce, and deployment tuning for performance and reliability, using clear and practical scenarios.


Handbook of Natural Language Processing (CRC Press)
Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Presents practical tools and techniques for implementing natural language processing in computer systems. Along with removing outdated material, this 2nd edition updates every chapter and expands the content to include emerging areas, such as sentiment analysis.


SQL Fundamentals - Livelessons (Sams)
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

In eight hours of video instruction SQL expert Arie D. Jones teaches you SQL the right way—hands-on and step-by-step! These video lessons focus on exactly what you need to know to master SQL fast and put your new skills to work immediately. Bundle also includes Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours. 


JavaServer Faces 2.0 (McGraw-Hill Osborne)
Monday, 22 February 2010

The second edition of this complete reference guide has been fully revised and updated for JavaServer Faces 2.0. A fast-paced introduction helps get your first JSF application up and running. Each aspect of JSF is then examined in depth, including request processing lifecycle, page navigation, component development, Ajax, validation, internationalization, and security.


Beginning Python (Wrox)
Friday, 19 February 2010

Beginning with the most basic concepts of the Python language with special focus on the 2.6 and 3.1 versions James Payne offers an in–depth look at existing Python programs so you can learn by example. Topics progress from strings, lists, and dictionaries to classes, objects, and modules showing to create a robust, reliable reusable Python application.


IronRuby Unleashed (Sams)
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Writing for both Ruby and .NET developers, Shay Friedman begins by explaining how IronRuby leverages the new Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) libraries to run atop the .NET Framework and access its resources. He then presents an in-depth IronRuby tutorial basic syntax and object-oriented programming techniques through advanced concepts.
Introducing .NET 4.0: With Visual Studio 2010 (Apress)
Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Microsoft is introducing changes to the way that the .NET Framework operates. Familiar technologies are being altered, best practices replaced, and developer methodologies adjusted. This book is about breadth rather than depth. it will get you up to speed quickly on what's new in enough depth to get you going but without getting bogged down in the detail.


97 Things Every Programmer Should Know (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Subtitled Collective Wisdom from the Experts this book represents Kevlin Henney's distillation of programming tips and advice from some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the industry. Its wealth of practical knowledge contains principles that apply to projects of all types.


Metaprogramming Ruby (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 15 February 2010

Describes metaprogramming as an essential component of Ruby.  Once you understand the principles of Ruby, including the object model, scopes, and eigenclasses, you're on your way to applying metaprogramming both in your daily work and in your fun, after-hours projects. Packed with examples of metaprogramming in action, many offrom popular libraries or frameworks, such as Rails.


CLR via C# 3rd Edition (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 12 February 2010

Dig deep and master the intricacies of the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework 4.0. Jeffrey Richter, a speaker at next month's DevWeek 2010 event in London, provides hands-on instruction and extensive C# code samples to help you tackle the tough topics and develop high-performance applications.



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