Book Watch Archive
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.


Pearson Education (InformIT)

Practical Web Analytics for User Experience (Morgan Kaufmann)
Wednesday, 01 January 2014

Aimed at UX practioners, teaches how to use web analytics to help answer the complicated questions. Provides a quantitative approach for measuring a website's effectiveness and the methods for posing and answering specific questions about how users navigate a website.


The Business of Android Apps Development (Apress)
Tuesday, 31 December 2013

The growing but still evolving success of the Android platform has ushered in a second mobile technology “gold rush” for app developers with  Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android. This second edition has the latest advice on how to make money on Android apps shows how to take your app from idea to design to development to distribution and marketing.


Job Reconnaissance (Syngress)
Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Subtitled "Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game" explains the job hunting process, why the most commonly followed models fail and how to better approach the search. It discusess when and to  leave your current job, how to research new possible job opportunities, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation.


C# 2012 for Programmers, 5th Edition (Prentice Hall)
Monday, 30 December 2013

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 Microsoft’s C# 2012 and .NET 4.5 in depth. Presents the concepts in the context of fully tested apps, complete with syntax shading,  code highlighting, code walkthroughs and program outputs.


Makers at Work (O'Reilly)
Saturday, 28 December 2013

What do you get when you combine an electronics hobbyist, hacker, garage mechanic, kitchen table inventor, tinkerer, and entrepreneur? A “maker,” of course. Steve Osborn interviews with 21 of the Folks Reinventing the World One Object or Idea at a Time.


ZeroMQ: Messaging for Many Applications (O'Reilly)
Friday, 27 December 2013

ØMQ (aka ZeroMQ), is socket library that  provides message-based concurrency for applications and is a flexible networking tool for exchanging messages among clusters, the cloud, and other multi-system environments. In this guide ØMQ maintainer Pieter Hintjens explores real-world applications, using extended examples in C to help you work with ØMQ’s API, sockets, and patterns.


The Digital Crown (Morgan Kaufmann)
Thursday, 26 December 2013

With the subtitle Winning at Content on the Web, Ahava Leibtag walks you through the essentials of crafting great content: the fundamentals of branding, messaging, business goal alignment, and creating portable, mobile content that is future-ready. She also reveals seven critical rules to align your internal and external content processes.


Hacking Raspberry Pi (Que)
Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Raspberry Pi is taking off like a rocket! You can use this amazing, dirt-cheap, credit card-sized computer to learn powerful hardware hacking techniques as you build incredibly creative and useful projects! This complete, full-color guide requires absolutely no experience with either hardware hacking or computer programming.


A Tour of C++ (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 24 December 2013

In this slim volume from the C++ In-Depth series, Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, excerpts the overview chapters from his complete reference, expanding and enhancing them to give an experienced programmer a clear idea of what constitutes modern C++.


Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile (Apress)
Monday, 23 December 2013

Agile is a ubiquitous watchword in the corporate world, but only a minority of companies understand and practice what they pay lip service to. Veteran agile coach Mario Moreira shows maturing early adopters how to bridge the chasm between going through the motions of doing Agile and genuinely being Agile.


The Digital Photography Book Part 2, 2nd Ed (Peachpit)
Saturday, 21 December 2013

Here’s how Scott Kelby describes the premise of this book: “If you and I were out on a shoot and you asked me, ‘When I use my flash, the background behind the person I’m shooting turns black. How do I fix that?’ I wouldn’t give you a lecture on flash ratios, or start a discussion on flash synchronization and rear curtain sync. I’d just say, ‘Lower your shutter speed to 1/60 of a second. That should do it.’


PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide (Packt)
Friday, 20 December 2013

Guides you through the building blocks of a mobile application that lets users plan a trip and share their trip information while you learn how to work with key PhoneGap tools and APIs, extend the framework’s functionality with plug-ins, and integrate device features such as the camera, contacts, storage, and more. Explores common challenges mobile app developers face and how to solve them.



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