Book Watch Archive

Android Studio Iguana Essentials (Payload Media)
Monday, 01 April 2024

Fully updated for Android Studio Iguana (2023.2.1) and the new UI, this book teaches you how to develop Android-based applications using the Kotlin programming language. Neil Smyth begins with the basics and outlines how to set up an Android development and testing environment, followed by an introduction to programming in Kotlin, including data types, control flow, functions, lambdas, and object-oriented programming.

<ASIN:1951442857 >

Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World (Back Bay Books)
Friday, 29 March 2024

In this history of Silicon Valley, Malcolm Harris examines how and why Northern California evolved in the particular, consequential way it did, tracing the ideologies, technologies, and policies that have been engineered there over the course of 150 years of Anglo settler colonialism, from IQ tests to the "tragedy of the commons," racial genetics, and "broken windows" theory.


Grokking Algorithms, 2nd Ed (Manning)
Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Grokking Algorithms shows that learning algorithms doesn't have to be complicated or boring. In this revised second edition, Aditya Bhargava introduces brand new coverage of trees, including binary search trees, balanced trees, and B-trees. This edition also offers fresh insights on data structure performance that takes account of modern CPUs. Plus, the book’s fully annotated code samples have been updated to Python 3.

<ASIN:1633438538 >

ASP.NET Core 8 and Angular 6th Ed (Packt)
Monday, 25 March 2024

This book shows how to improve the way you create, debug, and deploy web applications, and introduces the latest developments in .NET 8 and modern Angular, including .NET Minimal APIs and the new Angular standalone API defaults. Valerio De Sanctis begins with setting up SQL Server 2022 and building a data model with Entity Framework Core. He then moves on to fetching and displaying data, handling user input with Angular reactive forms, and implementing front-end and back-end validators for maximum effect.

<ASIN:1805129937 >

Your Code as a Crime Scene, 2nd Ed (Pragmatic Programmer)
Friday, 22 March 2024

Subtitled "Use Forensic Techniques to Arrest Defects, Bottlenecks, and Bad Design in Your Programs" in this book Adam Tornhill looks at how to apply strategies to identify problems in existing code, assess refactoring direction, and understand how your team influences the software architecture. The original Your Code as a Crime Scene from 2014 pioneered techniques for understanding the intersection of people and code. This new edition reflects a decade of additional experience from hundreds of projects. Updated techniques, novel case studies, and extensive new material adds to the strengths of this cult classic.

<ASIN:‎ B0CSJR386C >

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>


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