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14 August: The Myths of Security (O'Reilly)
If you think computer security has improved in recent years John Viega's account will shake you out of your complacency. The former Chief Security Architect at McAfee shows that attacks are sophisticated, subtle, and harder to detect than ever and offers concrete suggestions for professionals and individuals confronting the issue.
13 August: C++ How to Program (Prentice Hall)
About to come out in its 7th Edition, this tome of over 1100 pages by Paul and Harvey Deitel is aimed at readers with little or no programming experience. It teaches by presenting the concepts in the context of full working programs and emphasizes structured and object-oriented programming, software reuse and component-oriented software construction.<ASIN:0136117260>
12 August: Windows 7 Unleashed (Sams)
Paul McFedries dives deep into Microsoft's anxiously-awaited OS due out in October. His book gives IT professionals and serious power users the tweaks, hacks, techniques, and insights they need—from advanced customization, tuning, policies, and security to networking, scripting, the file system, troubleshooting, and more.
11 August: Natural Language Processing with Python (O'Reilly)
From predictive text and email filtering to automatic summarization and translation, technologies based on NLP are becoming increasingly widespread. This book shows how to write Python programs to work with large collections of unstructured text and covers the main algorithms for analyzing the content and structure of written communication.
10 August: SQL Server 2008 Administration in Action (Manning)
SQL Server 2008 is a massive and mature product with a very large feature set. Rod Colledge offers over 100 DBA-tested, high-value, best practices that will help you tame the beast and keep it under control. This book drills down on the techniques, procedures, and practices that help you keep your database running like clockwork.
7 August: Head First PMP 2nd Edition (O'Reilly)
Studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers. Here the Head First brainstorming format is applied to preparing for the Project Management Professional Exam (PMP) certification by Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman, the authors of Head First C# and Beautiful Teams.
5 August: Modular Java (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Craig Walls shows you how to attack complexity in your Java applications using OSGi and Spring Dynamic Modules, two of the most compelling frameworks for Java modularization. Driven by real-world examples, this book will equip you with the know-how you need to develop Java applications that are composed of smaller, loosely coupled, highly cohesive modules.
4 August: Beautiful Data (O'Reilly)
How do the experts solve difficult problems when working with data? Toby Segaran and Jeff Hammerbacher explains this with contributions from prominent data designers, managers, and handlers that give a glimpse into real world projects and show readers the evolution of simple and elegant solutions to problems encountered along the way.
3 August: Dependency Injection (Manning)
Dhanji Prasanna explores the DI idiom in fine detail, with numerous practical examples that show you the payoffs. You'll apply key techniques in Spring and Guice and learn important pitfalls,corner-cases, and design patterns. Readers need a working knowledge of Java but no prior experience with DI is assumed.