Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
The Essential Guide To HTML5 (Friends of ED)
Friday, 26 November 2010

Subtitled Using Games To Learn HTML5 And JavaScript this book begins at an introductory level, teaching the essentials of HTML5 and JavaScript through game development. Each chapter features a familiar game type as its core example, such as hangman, rock-paper-scissors, or dice games, and uses these simple constructs to build a solid skillset of the key HTML5 concepts and features.

Crackberry: The Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse (Apress)
Thursday, 25 November 2010

Covers "BlackBerry Addiction" with true-life accounts of dependence and mishaps. You'll find comfort and humor in the unbelievable tales of BlackBerry abuse and also learn some valuable information. As the definitive guide to responsible BlackBerry use it shows how to get the most out of your BlackBerry device and provides etiquette guidelines.


PowerPivot for the Data Analyst (Que)
Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Shows exactly how to use PowerPivot, an add-in to Excel 2010 for more effective business decision-making. Using concrete examples and real-life scenarios, walks through setting up PowerPivot and integrating multiple data sources; creating and sharing dynamic dashboards; slicing and dicing to perform fast, interactive, ad hoc analyses.


Making Software (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Subtitled What Really Works, and Why We Believe It this collection of essays from leading thinkers such as Steve McConnell, Barry Boehm, and Barbara Kitchenham uncover the truth and unmask myths commonly held among the software development community. Do different programming languages really make people more productive? Why do some people find it so hard to learn how to program?


Digital Image Processing and Analysis (CRC Press)
Monday, 22 November 2010

Taking an applications-oriented, engineering approach provides the tools for developing and advancing computer and human vision applications and brings image processing and analysis together into a unified framework. Presents material for a solid understanding of complex topics discussing theory and algorithm development.


Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 6th Ed (O'Reilly)
Friday, 19 November 2010

Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 was a radical departure from its predecessors and with version 3.1, EJB's server-side component model for building distributed business applications is simpler yet. In this complete reference you'll learn how to encapsulate business logic with Session Beans and Message-Driven Beans, understand EJB's container services etc.


Silverlight Recipes (Apress)
Thursday, 18 November 2010

Covers all aspects of Silverlight including the programming model, browser integration, integration with server-side technologies such as web services, and specific sections on rich media integration. For each recipe the problem is stated clearly and succinctly, solutions explored with discussion of the code and context so you can be clear how the solution will support your project.


Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Elements 9 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It has some major new features, like Layer Masks, and the Organizer for Mac, that are powerful but not easy to figure out, as well as some fun new features that you may well overlook if you don't know where to find them. But it still doesn't come with a decent manual, so this book sets out to help from the basics to advanced.


Seven Languages in Seven Weeks (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, Haskell Go beyond the syntax to what's essential and unique about each. For each language, solve a nontrivial problem, using techniques that show off its most important features. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of the languages, and the process of learning languages quickly.


Hadoop: The Definitive Guide 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 15 November 2010

A thorough resource for a remarkable framework:  experienced programmers will find methods for analyzing large datasets, and administrators will learn how to set up and run Hadoop clusters. Updated edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including new features such as Hive, Sqoop, and Avro. See our review of the previous edition



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