Book Watch Archive

Murach's Modern JavaScript (Murach)
Wednesday, 20 March 2024

This book skips over the explanations of the quirky old features in JavaScript and jumps straight to the best practices of modern JavaScript with the aim of making it easier to learn how to use JavaScript to add functionality to your web pages. Mary Delamater presents a seven-chapter crash course in JavaScript for which the only prerequisite is a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

<ASIN:1943873143 >

Modern Fortran Explained 6th Ed (Oxford University Press)
Monday, 18 March 2024

This new edition, written by experts in the field, three of whom have actively contributed to Fortran 2023, is a complete and authoritative description of Fortran in its latest form, with the intention that it remain the main reference work in the field.  Michael Metcalf, John Reid , Malcolm Cohen and Reinhold Bader look at Fortran's particular advantages as a high-end numerical language, especially where arrays are the main form of data object and/or where complex arithmetic is involved.

<ASIN: 0198876580>

Virtual Filmmaking with Unreal Engine 5 (Packt)
Friday, 15 March 2024

This is the first Unreal Engine book to guide you through the complete process of virtual film production. Encompassing the full spectrum of filmmaking, Hussin Khan demonstrates the use of an industry-standard tool used by studios such as Disney, ILM, DNEG, and Framestore.

<ASIN: 1801813809>

Foundations of Data Science with Python (CRC Press)
Wednesday, 13 March 2024

This book introduces the fundamentals of data science, including data manipulation and visualization, probability, statistics, and dimensionality reduction. John M. Shea uses a computational-first approach to data science: the reader will learn how to use Python and the associated data-science libraries to visualize, transform, and model data, as well as how to conduct statistical tests using real data sets.


JavaScript Crash Course (No Starch)
Monday, 11 March 2024

This book is a fast-paced introduction to programming with JavaScript. Nick Morgan starts with fundamental programming concepts, such as variables, arrays, objects, functions, conditionals, loops, and classes. Aided by examples and hands-on exercises, he then builds on this foundation and combines JavaScript with HTML and CSS to create interactive web applications.

<ASIN:1718502265 >

Build Your Own Robot: Using Python, CRICKIT, and Raspberry PI (Manning)
Friday, 08 March 2024

This book is a DIY guide to bringing your first robot to life with cheap and basic components. Marwan Alsabbagh introduces the exciting world of robotics in a way that’s fun and affordable, showing how to build your own real robot with easy-to-find hardware and free open source software. Plus, all the components you need can be assembled with simple tools like a screwdriver.

<ASIN:1633438457 >

Professional C++, 6th Ed (Wiley)
Wednesday, 06 March 2024

Designed as an advanced textbook in which Mark Gregoire covers the features of the new C++ standard, codenamed C++23, this book offers case studies with working code that’s been tested on Windows and Linux.

<ASIN: 1394193173>

Expert Delphi, 2nd Ed (Packt)
Monday, 04 March 2024

This book shows how to use the Delphi IDE and programming language coupled with the FireMonkey library, to develop modern desktop and mobile apps with high speed and natively compiled efficiency from a single source code base. Marco Cantù and Pawel Glowacki show how to build apps with server-side services, parallel programming, and database access.

<ASIN: 1805121103>

Game AI Uncovered (CRC Press)
Friday, 01 March 2024

This book focuses on the development of artificial intelligence in video games. Paul Roberts brings together ideas, tricks, and cutting-edge techniques from 20 of the top game AI professionals and researchers from around the world. The techniques discussed in these pages cover the underlying development of a wide array of published titles, and provide overviews and insight covering different areas within game AI, including situational awareness, pathfinding, tethering, squad behaviours, coordination, auto-generating navigation link data, and fluid movement.

<ASIN:1032343230 >

Introduction to Intelligent Systems, Control, and Machine Learning using MATLAB (Cambridge University Press)
Monday, 26 February 2024

This project-based introductory textbook covers the foundations of intelligent systems, machine learning, and control. Marco P. Schoen provides introductions to core topics in fuzzy logic, neural networks, optimization, deep learning, and machine learning, avoid the use of complex mathematical proofs, supported by 70 examples. 180 open-ended review questions support self-review and class discussion, 120 end-of-chapter problems cement student understanding, and 20 hands-on Arduino assignments connect theory to practice, supported by downloadable Matlab and Simulink code.

<ASIN:1316518256 >

Read Write Own (Random House)
Friday, 23 February 2024

In this book Chris Dixon argues that in the past decade the Internet has fallen almost entirely under the control of a very small group of companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. However, he says that the dream of an open network for fostering creativity and entrepreneurship doesn’t have to die and can, in fact, be saved with blockchain networks.

<ASIN:0593731387 >

Raspberry Pi IoT In Python Using GPIO Zero, 2nd Ed (I/O Press)
Thursday, 22 February 2024

The Raspberry Pi makes an ideal match for the Internet of Things, and the GPIO Zero library is the official way to use Python with the GPIO and other devices. In this book Harry Fairhead and Mike James look at how to use it to interface to fundamental IoT devices – from LEDs and buzzers to servos and stepper motors and several off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi add-ons.



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