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18 Sept: The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 3rd Ed (sitepoint)
17 Sept: Netbooks: The Missing Manual (Pogue Press)
Netbooks are the hot new thing in PCs -- small, inexpensive laptops designed for web browsing, email, and working with web-based programs. The latest title in the Missing Manuals series discusses which netbook is right for you and how to set it up and use it for everything from spreadsheets for work to hobbies like gaming and photo sharing.
16 Sept: Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3 (Microsoft Press)
Get a running start with Silverlight 3. Featuring advance insights from inside the Microsoft Silverlight team—this book provides practical advice plus examples and code. Discover how to create your first simple sites, build applications that run out of the browser, use XAML to render, scale, and animate graphics on-screen, work with Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio and much more.
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15 Sept: Fundamentals of Computer Graphics (A K Peters)
The third edition of this widely adopted text gives a comprehensive, fundamental introduction to computer graphics. The authors present the mathematical foundations of computer graphics with a focus on geometric intuition. Includes new chapters on Implicit Modeling, Computer Graphics in Games, Color & Visualization.
14 Sept: Cocoa Design Patterns (Addison Wesley)
Mac and iPhone developers are often overwhelmed by the breadth and sophistication of the Cocoa frameworks. Although Cocoa is huge, the object-oriented patterns it uses makes it elegant, consistent, and simple.Buck & Yacktman begin with the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, which is central to all Mac and iPhone development.
11 Sept: Programming Scala (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Scala is a modern, multi-paradigm language for the JVM that allows you to take full advantage of modern, multicore systems. Venktat Subramaniam shows you how to use this powerful, functional programming language to create highly scalable, highly concurrent applications on the Java Platform.
10 Sept: SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Unleashed (Sams)
Combines reference with an extensive set of practical examples to help you address issues in deployment, configuration, administration, or report building. Discover how to take full advantage of Reporting Services’ architectural changes, new Tablix control, improved visualization, and deep SharePoint integration.
9 Sept: ASP.NET MVC in Action (Manning)
This comprehensive guide to MVC-based web development is a clearly-written introduction both to the ASP.NET MVC Framework and to the MVC approach.Then it dives into issues of architecture and maintainability. The authors lead you from first-use through real-life scenarios, focusing on how to create and maintain real web applications.
7 Sept: Programming Cocoa with Ruby (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Brian Marick's hands-on tutorial is for the Ruby programmer who has never written a Mac app before. It explains the Cocoa framework for programming on Mac OS X by building an application that threads throughout the book and covering the topics needed to create robust, feature-rich applications. <ASIN:1934356190>
4 Sept: Mobile Design and Development (O'Reilly)
Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide, yet little information is available for designing and developing mobile applications. Brian Fling fills that void with practical guidelines, standards, techniques and best practices for building mobile products, including basic design and development principles for all mobile devices and platforms. <ASIN:0596155441>
3 Sept: The Scheme Programming Language, 4th Edition (MIT Press)
Scheme, a programming language, descended from Algol and Lisp is widely used in computing education and research and a broad range of industrial applications. In this thoroughly updated edition Kent Dybvig provides a clear and consise introduction to Scheme and a definitive reference for standard Scheme.
2 Sept: Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (IBM Press)
Leading IBM information forensics expert Neal Fishman shows how to think about data quality on a risk/reward basis; how to establish an effective data governance initiative; how to evaluate data quality, and overcome its inevitable decay; and how to derive a data quality initiative that actually works.
1 Sept: Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0 (Wrox)
Simone Chiaretta & Keyvan Nayyeri get you up to speed on the new ASP.NET MVC with straightforward instruction on concepts, backed by real-world case studies and examples that offer practical solutions. Topics include test-driven development and unit testing, the principles of the MVC pattern, how to implement it, how to move from traditional ASP.NET Webforms to ASP.NET MVC.
<ASIN: 047043399X >