Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
GIMP 2.6 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software (Rocky Nook)
Friday, 21 January 2011

A beginner's guide to an open source image editing tool. Topics include the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, stitching panoramic images, and preparing high-quality black and white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops.


Software Development: An Open Source Approach (Chapman & Hall/CRC)
Thursday, 20 January 2011

This textbook immerses students directly into an agile free and open source software (FOSS) development process. It focuses on the methodologies and goals that drive the development of FOSS, combining principles with real-world skill building, such as debugging, refactoring, and writing


Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Topics include mastering the tools for building and editing pages visually; using master pages and CSS to control how sites look and work; connecting to lists, libraries, XML data, and RSS feeds; adding interactive and collaborative features with Web Parts and controls; creating workflows and other business-process applications; and managing user settings, accessibility, and site maintenance.


Real World Instrumentation with Python (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Subtitled "Real World Instrumentation with Python" this reference shiws how to develop instrumentation software to monitor or control devices in the physical world. Whether you need to acquire data from a hardware device or automate its functions it provides step-by-step instructions, clear examples, and hands-on tips and hints.


Beginning SharePoint 2010 (Wrox)
Monday, 17 January 2011

Subtitled "Building Team Solutions with SharePoint", this book highlights best practices for configuration and customization of a SharePoint site, targets the core concepts, terminology, and features of SharePoint 2010 and shows you how to manage and customize SharePoint lists and libraries.


Best iPad Apps (O'Reilly)
Friday, 14 January 2011

Guides you to hidden treasures in the App Store's crowded aisles. With tens of thousands of apps available for your iPad, who knows what to download? You can try to sort through customer reviews with a mix of 5- and 1-star ratings, but that is very time-consuming. The stakes are getting higher, too as the price of iPad apps is steadily creeping up and beyond their iPhone predecessors.


Head First Python (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 13 January 2011

A complete learning experience that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, helping you understand how to be a great Python programmer. You'll quickly learn the language's fundamentals, then move onto persistence, exception handling, web development, SQLite, data wrangling, and Google App Engine. You'll also learn how to write mobile apps for Android.


Building Wireless Sensor Networks (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Subtitled, "A Practical Guide to the ZigBee Mesh Networking Protocol" this book shows how to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and XBee radios. It guides you through practical projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data.


Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images (Wiley-Blackwell)
Tuesday, 11 January 2011

This fourth and full-colour edition updates and expands a textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in remote sensing and GIS in  Earth/Environmental Science departments. Existing material has been brought up to date and a new chapter, explores the two–way links between remote sensing and environmental GIS.


Microsoft Expression Web 4 Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 10 January 2011

Learn how to use the state-of-the-art design surface in Expression Web to generate clean CSS and make design decisions on the fly, knowing that you're seeing a faithful representation of the final browser-rendered page. Digital content includes files to follow lessons and screencasts.



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