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30 Sept: Linux in a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
This updated 6th edition offers a tighter focus on Linux system essentials, as well as more coverage of new capabilities such as virtualization, wireless network management, and revision control with git. It also highlights the most important options for using the vast number of Linux commands. You'll find many helpful new tips and techniques in this reference, whether you're new to this operating system or have been using it for years.
29 Sept; WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences (Sams)
Pavan Podila and Kevin Hoffman give you a practical understanding of WPF, its underpinnings, its overall architecture, and its design philosophy. They introduce never-before-published WPF design patterns and support them with robust, real-world code examples–all presented in full color, just as they appear in Visual Studio.
28 Sept: Exploratory Software Testing (Addison-Wesley)
Writing for testers, QA specialists, developers, program managers and architects, James Whittaker shows how to find and fix the killer software bugs that evade conventional testing. He introduces robust techniques that have been used extensively by real testers on shipping software, illuminating their actual experiences and the results they’ve achieved.
25 Sept: O'Reilly to Distribute Microsoft Press Titles
O'Reilly Media and Microsoft have announced a joint arrangement to support and expand Microsoft Press from production through distribution, co-publishing and content development, marketing and management.
From November 30, O'Reilly will become the distributor of Microsoft Press titles in North America followed by a global roll out. Both O'Reilly and Microsoft will develop Microsoft Press titles.
This collaboration takes advantage of O'Reilly's groundbreaking digital publishing innovations and social media know-how to increase Microsoft Press' reach and develop its content for multiple, multimedia channels. Read the press release
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25 Sept: Programming Scala (O'Reilly)
Alex Payne shows how to use Java class libraries to meet the practical needs of enterprise and Internet projects. Packed with code examples, this book provides useful information on Scala's command-line tools, third-party tools, libraries, and available language-aware plugins for editors and IDEs.
24 Sept: Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (MIT Press)
Grace Hopper made herself "one of the boys" in Howard Aiken's wartime Computation Laboratory at Harvard, then moved on to the Eckert and Mauchly Computer Corporation and had a distinguished academic career in the navy. Author Kurt W. Beyer is a former professor at the United States Naval Academy.
23 Sept: Hacking: The Next Generation (O'Reilly)
For anyone involved in defending an application or a network of systems, this is one of the few books to identify a variety of emerging attack vectors. It has information on new hacks that attempt to exploit technical flaws; how attackers take advantage of individuals via social networking sites and abuse vulnerabilities in wireless technologies and cloud infrastructures.
22 Sept: SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog (Manning)
A practical, example-rich guide to the features of the BDC and the techniques you need to build solutions for end users. Brett Lonsdale and Nick Swan start with the basics - what the BDC is, what you can do with it, and how to pull together a BDC solution- and then explore the techniques and ideas needed to put BDC into use in your organization.
21 Sept: Porting to the Symbian Platform (John Wiley)
After an introduction to the native programming environments and APIs available, Mark Wilcox shows how to go about porting your code to the Symbian platform from other common platforms including Linux and Windows. Includes sample porting projects as well as advanced information on topics such as platform security.