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.


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Oracle JET for Developers (Packt)
Thursday, 22 February 2018

This book is a practical guide to the Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET) and how you can use it to develop efficient client-side applications. Author Raja Malleswara Rao Pattamsetti starts with individual libraries, such as jQuery, Cordova, and Require.js, before moving on to the JavaScript libraries created by Oracle for cloud developers. Examples show how to use these tools to create a working backend application with these libraries.


D3.js in Action 2nd Ed (Manning)
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Subtitled "Data visualization with JavaScript", this guide to the D3 JavaScript library that shows how the API can be used for data visualization over HTML, CSS, and SVG has been completely updated. Author Elijah Meeks shows how to start with a structure, dataset, or algorithm; mix in D3; then programmatically generate static, animated, or interactive images that scale to any screen or browser.


Data Science on the Google Cloud Platform (O'Reilly)
Monday, 19 February 2018

This book shows how to apply sophisticated statistical and machine learning methods to real-world problems when building on top of the Google Cloud Platform. Author Valliappa Lakshmanan shows developers entering the data science field how to implement an end-to-end data pipeline, using statistical and machine learning methods and tools on the Google Cloud Platform. Throughout the book you’ll work through a sample business decision by employing a variety of data science approaches.


mBot for Makers (Make)
Thursday, 15 February 2018

With the subtitle "Conceive, Construct, and Code Your Own Robots at Home or in the Classroom" Andrew Carle and Rick Schertle have written this book for parents, kids and teachers who want to start with a robust robotics platform and then take it to the next level. The mBot robotics platform is a hugely popular kit because of the quality of components and price. At its heart is mCorea powerful Arduino-based microcontroller that can do many things without soldering or breadboarding.


Pandas for Everyone: Python Data Analysis (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 14 February 2018

This book shows how to use the open source Pandas library with Python to automate and perform data analysis tasks. Author Daniel  Chen introduces key concepts through simple but practical examples, incrementally building on them to solve more difficult, real-world problems. Using a realistic dataset, the book covers combining datasets, handling missing data, and structuring datasets for easier analysis and visualization.


PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja 6th Ed (SitePoint)
Monday, 12 February 2018

This hands-on guide. aimed at intermediate and advanced web designers looking to make the leap into server-side programming. covers all the tools, principles, and techniques needed to build a fully functional application using PHP & MySQL. Comprehensively updated to cover PHP 7 and modern best practice by Tom Butler and Kevin Yank, it cover everything from installing PHP and MySQL through to creating a complete online content management system.


Cracking Codes with Python (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 08 February 2018

This book combines lessons on how to program in Python with making and breaking ciphers.  After a crash course in Python programming basics, author Al Sweigart shows how to make, test, and hack programs that encrypt text with classical ciphers like the transposition cipher and Vigenère cipher. The examples begin with simple programs for the reverse and Caesar ciphers and works up to public key cryptography. 


Metal Programming Guide (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 07 February 2018

This book shows how to use the combination of Metal and Swift to maximise performance for Apple iOS and macOS apps. Janie Clayton covers techniques from simple draw calls to advanced parallel computing, teaching through hands-on projects and industry-realistic code samples.She covers a wide array of applications, from 2D and 3D graphics to neural networking using high-performance data-parallel programming with Metal. The book also covers Metal performance and debugging.


Systems, Cybernetics, Control, and Automation (River Publishers)
Monday, 05 February 2018

This book provides a consolidated and concise overview of SCCA (Systems, Cybernetics, Control, and Automation), in a single volume for the first time, focusing on ontological, epistemological, social impact, ethical, and general philosophical issues. It is appropriate for use in engineering courses as a convenient tutorial source providing fundamental conceptual and educational material on these issues, or for independent reading by students and scientists.


Programming Rust (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 01 February 2018

This practical book introduces systems programmers to Rust. Author Jim Blandy, maintainer of GNU Emacs and GNU Guile, demonstrates how Rust has the potential to be the first usable programming language that brings the benefits of an expressive modern type system to systems programming. He presents Rust’s rules clearly and economically; elaborates on their consequences; and shows you how to express the programs you want to write in terms that Rust can prove are free of a broad class of common errors.


SciPy Recipes (Packt)
Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The SciPy Stack can be used to process, manipulate, and visualize data using Python, but using the stack correctly can be a tricky proposition. In this book, authors L. Felipe Martins, Ruben Oliva Ramos and V Kishore Ayyadevara provide the right techniques so you can use SciPy to perform different data science tasks with ease with hands-on recipes for using the different components of the SciPy Stack such as NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, and pandas.


C# 7.0 in a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Monday, 29 January 2018

This book covers C# 7.0, the .NET CLR and its core Framework assemblies. Authors Joe Albahari and Ben Albahari have organized the book around concepts and use cases, and this updated edition provides intermediate and advanced programmers with a concise map of C# and .NET knowledge. This focus was chosen to allow space for difficult topics such as concurrency, security, and application domains without compromising depth or readability.



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