Book Watch Archive

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.


Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 11 February 2010

Increasingly, large product-development organizations are turning to lean thinking, agile principles and practices, and large-scale Scrum. Drawing on their long experience leading and with large, multisite, and offshore product development, Craig Larman and Bas Vodde share the key action tools needed for success.


Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
How to write iPhone apps quickly and efficiently without Objective-C or Cocoa using your existing skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.  Examples and step-by-step instructions show to build iPhone apps with standard web tools, refactor a traditional website into an iPhone web app and hook into advanced iPhone features.
Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business (Wiley)
Tuesday, 09 February 2010

Offers a quick and complete toolkit to get you up to speed on the latest that online video and related media have to offer. Includes case histories, tools that businesses can follow as the expand onto the social web, step-by-step directions on creating, editing and posting videos and making content go viral.


Real-World Functional Programming (Manning)
Monday, 08 February 2010

Explores the functional programming model through the F# and C# languages. Uses examples to teach readers how functional programming differs from other approaches and explains how ideas look in F#-a functional language-as well as how they can be successfully used to solve programming problems in C#.

C# 4.0 in a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Friday, 05 February 2010
The fourth edition of this definitive reference work includes in-depth coverage of new C# topics such as parallel programming, code contracts, dynamic programming, security, and COM interoperability. All the essential details to keep you on track with C# 4.0. See iProgrammer's review of previous edition.


C++ for Programmers (Prentice Hall)
Thursday, 04 February 2010

Written for programmers with a background in high-level language programming, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming and explores the C++ language and C++ Standard Libraries in depth. Includes 240 C++ applications with over 15,000 lines of code.


Domain-Driven Design Using Naked Objects (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 03 February 2010

Applying DDD principles is easier said than done. Naked Objects, an open-source Java framework, lets you build working applications simply by writing the core domain classes. This book teaches development practices while building a complete sample application, imparting key DDD principles as you work through the application step by step.


Search Patterns (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Explores design patterns that apply across the categories of web, ecommerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and realtime search and discovery. Using colorful illustrations and examples, the authors bring modern information retrieval to life, covering such diverse topics as relevance ranking, faceted navigation, multi-touch, and augmented reality.


Beginning Smartphone Web Development (Apress)
Monday, 01 February 2010

Gail Frederick teaches the web standards and fundamentals specific to smartphones and other feature-driven mobile phones and devices. Shows you how to build interactive mobile web sites using web technologies optimized for browsers in smartphones. Covers iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Nokia S60.


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