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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.
Asterisk: The Definitive Guide 5th Ed (O'Reilly)
Friday 12 Jul
In this bestselling guide to Voice over IP (VoIP) with Asterisk, subtitled "Open Source Telephony for the Enterprise", authors Jim Van Meggelen, Russell Bryant and Leif Madsen provide a detailed roadmap that shows you how to install and configure this open source software, whether you’re upgrading your existing phone system or starting from scratch. Intended for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated fifth edition shows how to set up VoIP-based private telephone switching systems within the enterprise.
Pro iPhone Development with Swift 5 2nd Ed (Apress)
Wednesday 10 Jul
In this follow up work to the introductory Beginning iPhone Development with Swift, Wallace Wang gives tips for organizing and debugging Swift code, using multi-threaded programming with Grand Central Dispatch, passing data between view controllers, and designing apps for multiple languages. The book also covers how to play audio and video files, access the camera and save pictures to the Photos library, use location services to pinpoint your position on a map, display web pages, and create animation to spice up any user interface.
Python for TensorFlow Pocket Primer (Mercury Learning)
Monday 08 Jul
This book is designed to prepare programmers for machine learning and deep learning TensorFlow topics. Author Oswald Campesato begins with a quick introduction to Python, followed by chapters that discuss NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and scikit-learn. The book contains an assortment of TensorFlow 1.x code samples, including detailed code samples for TensorFlow Dataset, which is used heavily in TensorFlow 2 as well.
IBM (MIT Press)
Friday 05 Jul
Subtitled "The Rise and Fall and Reinvention of a Global Icon", this book in the History of Computing series tells the story of one of the most influential American companies of the last century. Author James Cortada, a historian who worked at IBM for many years, describes IBM's technology breakthroughs, including the development of the punch card the calculation and printing of the first Social Security checks in the 1930s, the introduction of the PC to a mass audience in the 1980s, and the company's shift in focus from hardware to software.
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