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going back to July 2009
29 Jan: Programming Finite Elements in Java (Springer)
Java's simple object model lends itself to efficient implementation of FEM analysis. This book uses a single finite element Java program to teach FEM algorithms and their programming. Compact, simple code makes it straightforward to understand the algorithms' implementation and to extend the code to your own tasks.
28 Jan: DSLs in Boo (Manning)
How to design, extend, and evolve Domain Specific Languages for .NET by focusing on approaches and patterns. You learn to define an app in terms that match the domain, and to use Boo to build DSLs that generate efficient executables. The book concentrates on writing internal (textual) DSLs that allow easy extensibility of the application and framework.
27 Jan: Joomla! Bible (Wiley)
Complete, step–by–step guide to building and managing web sites using the newest version of this CMS walks you through obtaining Joomla! 1.5 code and deploying it to a server. Helps you get the most out of core modules that provide advanced functionality and vaults you into Web 2.0 and e-commenrce with coverage of JomSocial and VirtueMart.
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26 Jan: VMWare Cookbook (O'Reilly)
A look into real-world use of VMware ESX and ESXi, with step-by-step solutions.Topics include installation best practices; disk storage; implementations and configurations; logical and physical network configuration; security and monitoring; resource management; cloning and migrating servers and configuration and fine-tuning.
25 Jan: jQuery Recipes (Apress)
Begins with small problems that developers typically face while working with jQuery, and gradually goes deeper to explore more complex problems. The solutions include illustrations and clear, concise explanations of the code. Shows how to use the jQuery framework, the basics of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and how they apply to jQuery and its functions.
22 Jan: Bioinformatics Programming Using Python (O'Reilly)
How to use Python specifically as it applies to bioinformatics, using code examples taken directly from this field and providing extensive coverage of relevant modules and techniques. Whether you're already familiar with Python, write code in another language, or have no programming experience at all, this book is suitable for self-instruction and as a reference.
21 Jan: Build Your Own CNC Machine (Apress)
CNC expert Patrick Hood-Daniel and author James Kelly team up to show you how to construct your very own CNC machine. Then they go on to show you how to use it, how to document your designs in Computer-Aided Design programs, and how to output your designs as specifications and tool paths that feed into the CNC machine, controlling it as it builds whatever parts your imagination can dream up.
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19 Jan: Test-driven Development: An Empirical Evaluation of Agile Practice (Springer)
Using the results of three different experiments, Lech Madeyski proves the real benefits of agile software development, provides readers with in-depth insights into experimental methods in the context of agile development, and discusses various validity threats in empirical studies.
18 Jan: The Quick Python Book (Manning)
This updated second edition is a clear, concise introduction to Python 3, for programmers new to Python. It begins with programs that teach the core features of syntax, control flow, and data structures then moves to larger applications involving code management, object-oriented programming, web development, and converting code from earlier versions of Python.