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.

 

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Learn Java the Easy Way (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 14 December 2017

Bryson Payne helps take the difficulty out of learning a new programming language by guiding you step-by-step through creating Java-based mobile and desktop apps, including a guessing game, a secret message encoder, a multi-touch Android app, an animated drawing app that can be shared with friends on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android mobile devices. By providing a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach, he provides students, teachers, professionals, and hobbyists with the skills they need to start coding right away with Java.

<ASIN:1593278055>

 
C: From Theory to Practice, 2nd Ed (CRC Press)
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

This book is designed to be easy-to-use and has been tested in the classroom. The book covers the C programming language for computer science and IT students. Designed for a compulsory fundamental course, it presents the theory and principles of C. Authors Dr. George S. Tselikis & Dr. Nikolaos D. Tselikas work through more than 500 exercises and examples of progressive difficulty to illustrate all the aspects and peculiarities of the C language. 

 <ASIN:1138636002>

 
Advanced Game Design (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 11 December 2017

In this book, author and games designer Michael Sellers shows how game design practices fit in a theoretical framework of systems thinking, the management technique where a system is analyzed by examining the links and interactions between the components of the system. Sellers looks at how this helps games designers analyze their work so they can produce better, more engaging games.

<ASIN:0134667603>

 
Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 07 December 2017

With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations. Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today’s database reliability engineers. The book explores core operational concepts before examining a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval.

<ASIN:1491925949>

 
The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide (Wiley)
Wednesday, 06 December 2017

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, this book shows how to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You'll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add-ons through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.

<ASIN:111938673X>

 
Cloud Native Java (O'Reilly)
Monday, 04 December 2017

This practical guide sets out to show Java/JVM developers how to build better software, faster, using Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry. Authors Josh Long and Kenny Bastani cover the tools and methodologies that will help you transform your legacy application into one that is cloud native, in other words ones that use cloud computing, are based on test-driven development and continuous integration and are released in small batches as microservices to reduce the scope of change and the cost of change.

<ASIN:1449374646>

 
RxJS in Action (Manning)
Thursday, 30 November 2017

This book shows how to create reactive applications with RxJS, with both theory and practical examples that build on each other and help you begin thinking in a reactive manner. The foreword is by Ben Lesh, Project lead, RxJS 5. Using practical examples, Paul Daniels and Luis Atencio show how the tools can be used to build pipelines to move data through without worrying about the underlying boilerplate. Having covered the core concepts they move on to error handling, unit testing, and interacting with frameworks like React and Redux.

<ASIN:1617293415>

 

 
Android Programming In Java: Starting with an App 3rd Ed (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 29 November 2017

This book not only shows you how common tasks are done in Android Studio, but also explains why they are done in a particular way. Mike James also shows how having done something once you can generalize the approach to components you haven’t previously encountered. Revised and updated for Android Studio 3, it covers the use of lambdas and new features of the ConstraintLayout.

<ASIN:1871962552>

 
The Rails 5 Way 4th Ed (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 27 November 2017

This reference guide is aimed at professional developers using modern Ruby on Rails. Author Obie Fernandez illuminates the entire Rails 5 API, its idioms, design approaches, and libraries. He presents new and updated content on Action Cable, RSpec 3.4, Turbolinks 5.0, the Attributes API, and many other enhancements, both major and subtle. The book uses code examples to illustrate Ruby on Rails, to show why it is designed as it is, and how to make it do exactly what you want.

<ASIN:0134657675>

 
Programming with MicroPython (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 23 November 2017

This practical guide to MicroPython delivers the knowledge you need to roll up your sleeves and create exceptional embedded projects with this lean and efficient programming language that is an implementation of Python 3 for microcontrollers and embedded systems. Nicholas Tollervey takes you on a journey from first steps to advanced projects.The book is ideal for Python developers, introducing the types of devices that run MicroPython, and examining how the language uses and interacts with hardware to process input, connect to the outside world, communicate wirelessly, make sounds and music, and drive robotics projects.

<ASIN:1491972734>

 
JavaScript Async: Events, Callbacks, Promises and Async Await (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Asynchronous programming is essential to the modern web and at last JavaScript programmers have the tools to do the job – the Promise object and the async and await commands. This practical guide is for experienced JavaScript developers who want to get to grips with developing asynchronous code. Working with async can be confusing and disorienting, but by combining code examples and lucid explanations, Ian Elliot presents a coherent explanation. If you want to work with async read this book first..

<ASIN:1871962560>

 
PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites, 5th Ed (Peachpit Press)
Monday, 20 November 2017

This book takes an easy visual approach. Author Larry Ullman uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you step by step through advanced techniques for dynamic Web development using PHP and MySQL. This latest edition has been updated to include the latest changes in the languages.

<ASIN:0134301846>

 
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