Book Watch Archive

Book Watch is I Programmer's listing of new books and is compiled using publishers' publicity material. It is not to be read as a review where we provide an independent assessment. Some, but by no means all, of the books in Book Watch are eventually reviewed.

Click on the title (in blue) for more information on any book.


Pearson Education (InformIT)

Swift In Depth (Manning)
Monday, 04 March 2019

This book aims to show Swift's tools and how to effectively use them to create iOS apps with clean, crystal-clear code. Author Tjeerd in 't Veen reveals the high-value, difficult-to-discover Swift techniques he's learned through his own hard-won experience and explores the tools and quirks for developing next-gen apps and web services.


Docker for Rails Developers (Pragmatic)
Friday, 01 March 2019

This book shows how Docker lets you run applications at scale, adding new resources as needed. It gives you a solid foundation on using Docker and fitting it into your development workflow and deployment process. Author Rob Isenberg shows how to use Docker to help build, ship, and run your Ruby and Rails applications, solving major problems you face every day.


Kotlin for Android App Development (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 27 February 2019

In this book, author Peter Sommerhoff aims to help you rapidly understand Kotlin’s principles and techniques, apply Kotlin in production app development, integrate Kotlin with existing Java code, and plan a migration to Kotlin, if you choose. If you have at least basic programming experience in another language, the overview and examples are designed to get the reader quickly up-to-speed with the Kotlin language, its constructs, and its advanced functional and object-oriented capabilities.


Hands-On Full-Stack Web Development with GraphQL and React (Packt)
Monday, 25 February 2019

This book is a guide to implementing applications by using React, Apollo, Node.js and SQL. Author Sebastian Grebe focuses on solving complex problems with GraphQL, such as abstracting multi-table database architectures and handling image uploads and shows how to build a complete Graphbook with the client and server powered by Apollo.


Java in a Nutshell 7th Ed (O'Reilly)
Friday, 22 February 2019

This updated edition of a long-lived classic aims to help experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java versions 9 through 11, as well as provide a learning path for new developers. Authors Ben Evans and David Flanagan use examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices. Their thoroughly revised book includes new material on Java Concurrency Utilities, and includes a reference to core concepts and APIs that explains how to perform real programming work in the Java environment.


Searchable Storage in Cloud Computing (Springer)
Wednesday, 20 February 2019

This book looks at searchable storage in cloud computing. It introduces and presents new schemes for exploring and exploiting the searchable storage via cost-efficient semantic hashing computation. Authors Dr.Yu Hua and Dr. Xue (Steve) Liu cover topics from basic hashing structures (Bloom filters, locality sensitive hashing, cuckoo hashing), semantic storage systems, and searchable namespace, which support multiple applications, such as cloud backups, exact and approximate queries and image analytics.)


Jump Start Vue.js (SitePoint)
Monday, 18 February 2019

This short book is ideal for front-end developers who need a rapid introduction to Vue.js. Author Nilson Jacques shows how the component-based architecture of Vue.js is designed to be flexible and easy to adopt, making it just as easy to integrate into projects and use alongside non-Vue code. If you've already used a component-based JavaScript framework such as React, you'll find this book an easy read, but it's also suitable for readers with no prior experience of such frameworks. 


Data Structures and Program Design Using C++ (Mercury Learning)
Friday, 15 February 2019

This book is designed to present fundamentals of data structures for beginners using the C++ programming language in a friendly, self-teaching, format. Author D. Malhotra integrates practical analogies and real world applications throughout the text to explain technical concepts. The book includes a variety of end-of-chapter practice exercises, including programming, theoretical, and multiple-choice tests..


Property-Based Testing with PropEr, Erlang and Elixir (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

By using the PropEr framework in both Erlang and Elixir, this book teaches how to automatically generate test cases, test stateful programs, and change how you design your software for more principled and reliable approaches. Author Fred Hebert shows how you can better explore the problem space, validate the assumptions you make when coming up with program behavior, and expose unexpected weaknesses in your design. 


Introduction to Deep Learning (MIT Press)
Monday, 11 February 2019

This concise, project-driven guide to deep learning takes readers through a series of program-writing tasks that introduce them to the use of deep learning in such areas of artificial intelligence as computer vision, natural-language processing, and reinforcement learning. Author Eugene Charniak, a longtime artificial intelligence researcher specializing in natural-language processing, covers feed-forward neural nets, convolutional neural nets, word embeddings, recurrent neural nets, sequence-to-sequence learning, deep reinforcement learning, unsupervised models, and other fundamental concepts and techniques. The book illustrates the basics of deep learning by working through programs in the Tensorflow open-source machine learning framework


PyTorch Recipes (Apress)
Friday, 08 February 2019

This book starts with an introduction to PyTorch and tensors, the data structure used to calculate arithmetic operations. Author Pradeepta Mishra then looks at probability distributions using PyTorch, and dives into transformations and graph computations. Along the way the book covers common issues faced with neural network implementation and tensor differentiation. Moving on to algorithms it shows how PyTorch works with supervised and unsupervised algorithms, as well as how convolutional neural networks, deep neural networks, and recurrent neural networks work using it. The book concludes with natural language processing and text processing using PyTorch.


Expert GeoServer (Packt)
Wednesday, 06 February 2019

This book looks at using the GeoServer open source, server-side software for sharing and editing geospatial data. Author Ben Mearns starts by showing how to develop a spatial analysis platform with web processing services, before moving on to more advanced topics such as tile caching. The book also shows how to produce a performant GeoServer-backed web mapping application, and how to enable authentication on the frontend and backend to protect sensitive map data, and deliver sensitive data to end users.



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