Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Test Driven Development for Embedded C (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 03 October 2011

TDD is a different way to program; unit tests are written in a tight feedback loop with the production code, giving you valuable feedback every few minutes. You find mistakes before they become bugs. You get early warning of design problems. You get immediate notification of side effect defects.

Model-Based Development: Applications (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 30 September 2011

Represents Lahman’s half century of experience as a pioneering software innovator. Building on Shlaer-Mellor’s work, Lahman’s unique approach fully delivers on the promise of models and is firmly grounded in the realities of contemporary development, design, and architecture.


Beginning Android Tablet Application Development (Wrox)
Thursday, 29 September 2011

A hands–on, full-color introduction to developing tablet applications using Android 3's tablet–specific functions. Beginning with the basics, this book moves at a steady pace to provide everything you need to know to begin successfully developing your own Android tablet applications.


Gamification by Design (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Subtitled "Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile App" the book provides the design strategy and tactics you need to integrate game mechanics into any kind of consumer-facing website or mobile app. Learn how to use core game concepts, design patterns, and meaningful code samples to create a fun and captivating social environment.


JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide 8th Ed (Peachpit Press)
Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Task-based guide that uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to aid beginning and intermediate scripters. This is the updated version of JavaScript and Ajax for the Web, see our review, and includes new information on using frameworks and libraries such as jQuery, and modern coding technique


Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide (O'Reilly)
Monday, 26 September 2011

With the addition of features and multi-touch gestures first pioneered on the iPhone and iPad, Lion is truly different than any other Mac OS. This handy guide is packed with concise information to help you quickly get started with Lion, whether you're new to the Mac or a longtime user.


I.M. Wright's "Hard Code" (Microsoft Press, 2nd ed)
Sunday, 25 September 2011

I. M. Wright's deliberately provocative column "Hard Code" has been sparking debate at Microsoft for years. In this, second edition, collection of over 80 columns, Eric Brechner's alter ego pulls no punches with his candid commentary and best practice solutions to the issues that irk him the most. See our review of the previous edition.


HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers (Addison-Wesley)
Saturday, 24 September 2011

Packed with tips, tricks, and samples for making the most of HTML5 with JavaScript and the DOM. Presents “pure HTML5” examples that are already supported by browsers with realistic insights into the challenges of leading-edge HTML5 development. All examples are available for download, with links to web resources for new information and specification updates.


JavaScript Web Applications (O'Reilly)
Friday, 23 September 2011
Takes you through the steps necessary to create state-of-the-art JavaScript applications, including structure, templating, frameworks, communicating with the server, and many other issues with  practical, tutorial-based explanations and an example application throughout the book to reinforce the concepts involved.


Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (Microsoft Press)
Thursday, 22 September 2011

This practical guide helps you explore several BI application services available in SharePoint 2010 and  SQL Server 2008 R2. Learn each technology with step-by-step instructions, and determine which ones work best in specific BI scenarios, whether you’re a SQL Server developer, SharePoint administrator, or business analyst.



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