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)

Driving Technical Change (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The subtitle of this book is "Why people on your team don't act on good ideas, and how to convince them they should". It discusses the  types of resistance technologists face in many organizations with a set of patterns to chatactersie the problems and techniques for oercoming them.

Building the Perfect PC (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 14 December 2010

With the subtitle "The perfect PC is the one you build yourself"  this up-to-date guide has precisely what you need to know. Learn about PC fundamentals, how to plan your project using the latest components, where and how to buy the parts you need, and how to assemble everything with step-by-step instructions and clear, easy-to-follow images.


Pro VB 2010 And The .NET 4.0 Platform (Apress)
Monday, 13 December 2010

Companion to Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform this VB edition has been comprehensively revised  to accurately reflect the VB 10 language specification for the .NET 4.0 platform. You'll find new chapters covering the important concepts of dynamic lookups, named and optional arguments, Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), improved COM interop, and variance for generics.


Best iPhone Apps (O'Reilly)
Sunday, 12 December 2010

Hand-pick apps for work, leisure, travel, games, and more. Capitalize on your time with genius productivity apps, or fritter it away with deliriously fun games. However you use your iPhone or iPod Touch, Best iPhone Apps shows you how to unlock your glossy gadget's potential.


The Art of Photography (Rocky Nook)
Friday, 10 December 2010

Updated and revised edition of complete textbook on photography. Presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers with "how to" techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Barnbaum goes beyond the technical and  into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography.


JavaFX Developer's Guide (Addison Wesley)
Thursday, 09 December 2010

Updated for JavaFX 1.3, covers the JavaFX language and its core libraries and shows step by step how to develop and deliver JavaFX applications for the desktop and for mobile devices. Provides complete coverage of all aspects of the language and presents detailed examples.


Azure in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 08 December 2010

A fast-paced tutorial intended for architects and developers looking to develop cloud-based applications on the Windows Azure Platform. Starting with core concepts, it explores designing and scaling front-end and back-end services that run in the cloud, and more advanced scenarios in Windows Azure. Introduce the Azure Services Platform with particular focus on SQL Azure Database.


The Game Maker's Companion (Apress)
Tuesday, 07 December 2010

This book/CD combo is the sequel to the The Game Maker's Apprentice and picks up where the last book left off. It set out to show how to make professional-quality platform games with solid collision detection and slick control mechanisms and includes techniques to add depth and believability to the characters and stories in your games


Pragmatic Guide to JavaScript (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 06 December 2010

Task-oriented two-page spreasds with code snippets give you fundamental,  handy techniques, and insider best practices. If you're reasonably comfortable programming in any widely known language, it will help you to jump into JavaScript quickly.


Data Analysis with Open Source Tools (O'Reilly)
Friday, 03 December 2010

Teaches you how to think about data: how to effectively approach data analysis problems, and how to extract all of the available information from your data. Covers univariate data, data in multiple dimensions, time series data, graphical techniques, data mining, machine learning, and many other topics.

App Savvy (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 02 December 2010

Practical reference shows you how to engage customers early and often, so you can get their input for creating an app they'll be passionate about. Whether you're a designer, developer, entrepreneur, or someone who simply has a great idea for an app. it explains every step with guidelines for making your app unique.


Windows Phone 7 Plain and Simple (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 01 December 2010

In full color, shows  the quickest ways to set up and use your new phone with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots and straightforward language. From setting up the phone, making calls, sending texts and emails and sharing photo and videos, to searching and browsing the Web, editing Microsoft Office documents and managing appointments. 



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