Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft .NET Programming (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 12 December 2011

Included as a free companion eBook with the Start Here! books for Visual Basic and C# (see our review), this print edition is available for those interrested in .NET fundamentals and covers object-oriented concepts such as properties, methods and events. Look out for our forthcoming review.


Revolution in The Valley (O'Reilly)
Friday, 09 December 2011

Subtitled "The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made" this is an anothogy of first-hand accounts, anecdotes, photos and sketches that reveals what it was like to be there at the birth of the personal computer revolution. The story comes to life through the book's portrait of the talented and often eccentric characters who made up the Macintosh team.


12 Essential Skills for Software Architects (Addison-Welsey)
Thursday, 08 December 2011

This book is about "the Crucial Non-Technical Skills" a Software Architect needs to get hired and succeed in this role. For many developers these skills don't come naturally and are rarely addressed in formal training. This guide pinpoints the specific relationship, personal, and business skills that successful architects rely upon.


Tika in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Guide to content mining using Apache Tika. Learn how to pull usable information from otherwise inaccessible sources, including internet media and file archives. This example-rich book teaches you to build and extend applications based on real-world experience with search engines, digital asset management, and scientific data processing.


JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 06 December 2011

JavaScript lets you supercharge your HTML with animation, interactivity, and visual effects. This jargon-free guide covers JavaScript basics and shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery library of prewritten JavaScript code. You’ll soon be building web pages that feel and act like desktop programs, without having to do much programming.


Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010 (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 05 December 2011

Learn the fundamentals of modern programming with Visual C# 2010 and begin building your first apps for the desktop and web. If you have absolutely no previous experience, no problem simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.


Introducing HTML5 2nd Ed (New Riders)
Friday, 02 December 2011

Lots has been added to the updated edition of this book, which has gone from 223 to 295 pages, including the new IndexedDB storage API and Server Sent Events. Its a practical book, showing you how to use the language, but some areas of the spec are discussed theoretically as they’re not yet implemented anywhere.  See our review of the 2010 edition.


Beginning Ubuntu Linux 5th Ed (Apress)
Thursday, 01 December 2011

With all the software needed supplied on its DVD, this book shows you how to take advantage of Lucid Lynx, teaching Ubuntu and introducing new features.Learn how to control the Ubuntu system as you are guided through tasks such as configuring the system's GUI, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and  general system maintenance.


Making Embedded Systems: Design Patterns for Great Software (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Embedded systems require a disciplined approach to programming. This guide helps you cultivate a host of good development practices, based on classic software design patterns and new patterns unique to embedded programming. Learn how to build system architecture for processors, not operating systems, and discover specific techniques for dealing with hardware difficulties and manufacturing requirements.


Drupal User's Guide (Prentice Hall)
Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Subtitled :Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Site, this guide shows how to use Drupal 7's newest improvements to build more modern, manageable sites for any business or organization. Covers covers both Drupal and Web design tasks, showing how they fit together and includes topics other Drupal books ignore, including search engine optimization and accessibility.



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