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.



Kafka: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 09 November 2017

This practical guide, subtitled "Real-Time Data and Stream Processing at Scale" shows how to use the Kafka open source streaming platform to handle real-time data feeds.  Authors Neha Narkhede, Gwen Shapira and Todd Palino are engineers from Confluent and LinkedIn who are responsible for developing Kafka, and in this book they explain how to deploy production Kafka clusters, write reliable event-driven microservices, and build scalable stream-processing applications with this platform.

<ASIN:1491936169>

 
Building Progressive Web Apps (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 08 November 2017

With a subtile of "Bringing the Power of Native to the Browser", this hands-on guide shows web developers how, and why, to develop web apps that take advantage of features that have so far been exclusive to native apps. The features covered by author Tal Ater include fast load times, push notifications, offline access, homescreen shortcuts, and an entirely app-like experience.

<ASIN:1491961651>

 
Mastering Ruby Closures (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 06 November 2017

This book takes you through the different kinds of Ruby closures with examples. It starts with the basics of closures, then moves on to blocks and how they are used in real-world code before showing how to create and use procs and lambdas. Author Benjamin Tan Wei Hao ends by showing how to build your own lazy enumerables with advanced Ruby features such as fibers and generators.

<ASIN:1680502611>

 
JMP Connections (Wiley)
Thursday, 02 November 2017

This book, subtitled "The Art of Utilizing Connections In Your Data" shows how to get more out of your data using JMP, the suite of computer programs for statistical analysis developed by the JMP business unit of SAS Institute. In it John Wubbel explains the Connectivity platform and metrics in business terms to demystify data analysis and JMP.

<ASIN:1119447755>

 
Learning Angular, 2nd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 01 November 2017

In this book, subtitled "A Hands-On Guide to Angular 2 and Angular 4", authors Brad Dayley, Brendan Dayley and Caleb Dayley begin with the basics of Angular and introduce its technologies and techniques, such as key features of TypeScript, newer ES6 syntax and concepts, and details about the tools needed to write professional Angular applications. 

<ASIN:0134576977>

 
Java Pocket Guide 4th Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 30 October 2017

This pocket guide is a reference to standard features of the Java programming language and its platform. Author Robert James Liguori guides you through programming examples, tables, figures, and lists, including Java 9 features such as modular source code and the new JShell interactive command-line REPL. The book also provides material to help you prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate Java Programmer exam.

<ASIN:1491938692>

 
Agile Web Development with Rails 5 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Thursday, 26 October 2017

This is a new edition of an award-winning classic that has been updated for Rails 5.1 and Ruby 2.4, with information on system testing, Webpack, and advanced JavaScript. Authors Sam Ruby and David Bryant Copeland start with a step-by-step walkthrough of building a real application, and in-depth chapters look at the built-in Rails features.

<ASIN:1680501712>

 
Docker Management Design Patterns (Apress)
Wednesday, 25 October 2017

With the subtitle, "Swarm Mode on Amazon Web Services", author Deepak Vohra explains how to use Docker Swarm mode with Docker Engine to create a distributed Docker container cluster and how to scale a cluster of containers, schedule containers on specific nodes, and mount a volume. He also discusses Docker for AWS, the managed services for Docker Swarm.

<ASIN:148422972X>

 
Algorithms and Networking for Computer Games 2nd Ed (Wiley)
Monday, 23 October 2017

This is the second edition of a book written from the perspective of the computer scientist. Combining algorithmic knowledge and game-related problems, it explores the most common problems encountered in game programing. Authors Jouni Smed and Harri Hakonen also focus on how to find a path in, create the terrain of, and make decisions in the game world.

<ASIN:1119259762>

 
Learn Git In A Month Of Lunches (Manning)
Thursday, 19 October 2017

This book introduces the discipline of source code control using Git. In easy-to-follow lessons designed to take an hour or less, Rick Umali works through Git's distributed collaboration model, along with core concepts like committing, branching, and merging. The book concentrates on the components of Git you'll use every day.

<ASIN:1617292419>

 
Python Machine Learning 2nd Ed (Packt)
Wednesday, 18 October 2017

This is the second edition of a popular book originally by author Sebastian Raschka that contains a mix of practical information and techniques on machine learning, deep learning, and modern data analysis. It has been updated using the latest Python open source libraries and now includes the TensorFlow deep learning library. The scikit-learn code has also been fully updated to include recent improvements and additions to the machine learning library.

<ASIN:1787125939>

 
A Common-Sense Guide To Data Structures And Algorithms (O'Reilly)
Monday, 16 October 2017

Mastering algorithms and data structures enables you to write code that runs faster and more efficiently. Author Jay Wengrow takes a practical approach with techniques and real-world scenarios that you can use in your daily production code, and brings to this book the key teaching practices he developed as a web development bootcamp founder and educator

<ASIN:1680502441>

 
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