Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive

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.


Pearson Education (InformIT)

Machine Learning for Hackers (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 28 March 2012

If you’re an experienced programmer interested in crunching data, this book will get you started with machine learning—a toolkit of algorithms that enables computers to train themselves to automate useful tasks. Each chapter focuses on a specific problem such as classification, prediction, optimization, and recommendation. Using the R programming language, you’ll learn how to analyze sample datasets and write simple machine learning algorithms. 


Pro jQuery (APress)
Tuesday, 27 March 2012

For working developers who want to learn about jQuery in detail, this book explains how to get the most from jQuery by focusing on the features you need for your project. Shows how to use the core of jQuery to enrich HTML, including tables, forms and data displaysand how to use jQuery UI to create rich and fluid user experience.


Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Unleashed (Sams)
Monday, 26 March 2012

Learn how to use LightSwitch to build modern, scalable, customized line-of-business applications that automatically leverage Silverlight, WCF, and SQL Server Express using hands-on examples. Guides you through building solutions that integrate and analyze business information from virtually any source, and deliver professional-quality user interfaces.


HTML5 Multimedia: Develop and Design (Peachpit Press)
Sunday, 25 March 2012

An easy, approachable guide to building native HTML5 multimedia into a website, from the simplest addition to more advanced features.Written in a simple, straightforward style that's not too techy, yet advanced enough for the more experienced coder who just needs to get up to speed on these powerful new capabilities.


Programming Your Home (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Saturday, 24 March 2012

Subtitled, "Automate with Arduino, Android, and Your Computer" this book is for smartphone programmers, web developers, technology tinkerers, and anyone who enjoys D-I-Y electronics. Projects range from a phone application that alerts you to package deliveries at your front door to an electronic guard dog that will prevent unwanted visitors.


Learning Android Game Programming (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 23 March 2012

This is a hands-on, start-to-finish guide to creating games for today’s rapidly growing Android mobile device marketplace. If you have even basic Android development experience, it will help you build on your knowledge to quickly create low-budget 2D mobile games that sell.


OpenCL in Action (Manning)
Thursday, 22 March 2012

This book blends the theory of parallel computing with the practical reality of building high-performance applications using OpenCL. It first guides you through the fundamental data structures in an intuitive manner, then explains techniques for high-speed sorting, image processing, matrix operations, and fast Fourier transform. Concludes with a deep look at graphics acceleration.


jQuery: Novice to Ninja, 2nd Ed (SitePoint)
Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Fully updated for JavaScript 1.6, this book will jump-start your journey into jQuery. You’ll learn all the basics, then you’ll move on to more advanced techniques, such as plugin development and the creation of almost every conceivable UI widget. See our review of previous edition.


Android for Programmers (Prentice Hall)
Tuesday, 20 March 2012

From the Deitel Developer Series, this is billed as the professional programmer's guide to Android smartphone and tablet app development and the Eclipse IDE with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in. App-Driven Approach using 16 fully tested Android apps, complete with syntax coloring, code walkthroughs and sample outputs.


Running Lean (O'Reilly)
Monday, 19 March 2012

With the subtitle "Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works" takes you through an exacting strategy for achieving a "product/market fit" for your fledgling venture. Builds on the ideas and concepts of several methodologies, including the Lean Startup, Customer Development, and bootstrapping.


Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual
Sunday, 18 March 2012

This guide lights the way for using the Kindle Fire with lots of illustrations and step-by-step instructions for browsing the Web, emailing, playing games, and viewing books, movies, and magazines in blazing color. Learn how to manage your media library on the Fire and in the cloud.


Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers (Focal Press)
Saturday, 17 March 2012

From the basics of importing and organizing your images through to the essentials of image adjustments and corrections, this guide builds up your skills before moving on to more advanced techniques. Covers complex  topics such as working with layers and filters, creating panoramas, and outputting your images for web, with small projects.



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