Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed (Sams)
Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities from four SQL Server experts who present deep practical insights for administering SQL Server, analyzing and optimizing queries, implementing data warehouses, ensuring high availability, tuning performance, and more. The provided examples and sample code provide plenty of hands-on opportunities to learn more about SQL Server and create your own viable solutions.


XSLT Jumpstarter (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A quick-start approach to XSLT that teaches not just the language, but XML processing solutions. David James Kelly approaches the subject using examples that ease you through the basic concepts while demonstrating how to solve common problems.He shows how to create HTML output, rearrange and modify XML nodes, manipulate text, conditionalize processing, make global changes, perform grouping and sorting, and implement strategies for re-using templates and stylesheets. 


JavaScript with Promises (O'Reilly)
Monday, 22 June 2015

Asynchronous JavaScript is everywhere, whether you’re using Ajax, AngularJS, Node.js, or WebRTC. In this practical guide Daniel Parker shows intermediate to advanced JavaScript developers how Promises can help you manage asynchronous code effectively. The ability to asynchronously fetch data and load scripts in the browser broadens the capabilities of JavaScript applications. But if you don’t understand how the async part works, you’ll wind up with unpredictable code that’s difficult to maintain. This book is ideal whether you’re new to Promises or want to expand your knowledge of this technology.


Mastering iOS Frameworks (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Apple’s iOS SDK provides a powerful collection of frameworks. It has been difficult to find detailed and useful knowledge about them but now this book lets you use them to create apps that are more innovative and usable. In it Kyle Richter and Joe Keeley focus on intermediate-to-advanced techniques for professional iOS developers. Coverage ranges from social support to security, Core Data to iCloud and even Apple Watch. Organized as a modular reference, nearly every chapter contains a complete Objective-C sample project. 




Full Stack JavaScript Development With MEAN (Sitepoint)
Monday, 15 June 2015

With modern tools. it is possible to create a production grade, full-stack application using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript alone. The combination of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js has become so popular that it has earned the title MEAN stack which Adam Bretz and Colin J Ihrig explore in detail in this book. They begin by covering Node.js, to lay the groundwork for the server-side work before moving on to MongoDB. Later they cover the basics of Express applications via topics like routes and middleware and wrap up with several chapters on AngularJS. 


iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Friday, 12 June 2015

 This updated cookbook provides detailed recipes for a managing wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from 2D and 3D math to SpriteKit and OpenGL to performance—all revised for Swift. Jonathon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addisont provide simple, direct solutions to common problems found in iOS game programming. Need to figure out how to give objects physical motion, or want a refresher on gaming-related math problems? This book provides sample projects and straightforward answers. 


Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence (Wiley)
Thursday, 11 June 2015

Written by a team that includes Patrick LeBlanc, a key member of the BI product team at Microsoft, this book provides best practices for building complete BI solutions using the full Microsoft toolset. You will learn how to use SQL Server Analysis and Reporting Services, along with Excel, SharePoint, and other tools to provide effective and cohesive solutions for the enterprise. Coverage includes BI architecture, data queries, semantic models, multidimensional modeling, data analysis and visualization, performance monitoring, data mining, and more, to help you learn to perform practical business analysis and reporting. Written by an author team that includes a key member of the BI product team at Microsoft


R in Action 2nd Ed (Manning)
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Written by research methodologist, Robert Kabacoff, this expanded second edition is subtitled Data Analysis and Graphics with R and takes a direct and modular approach to quickly give readers the information they need to produce useful results. With a complete R language tutorial, it focuses on realistic data analyses and a comprehensive integration of graphics, it follows the steps that real data analysts use to acquire their data, get it into shape, analyze it, and produce meaningful results that they can provide to clients.


Ansible: Up and Running (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Among the many configuration management tools available, Ansible has some distinct advantages—it’s minimal in nature, you don’t need to install anything on your nodes, and it has an easy learning curve. In this practical guide Lorin Hochstein shows you how to write playbooks (Ansible’s configuration management scripts), manage remote servers, and explore the tool’s real power: built-in declarative modules.


Designing for Emerging Technologies (O'Reilly)
Monday, 08 June 2015

Edited by Jonathan Follett with the subtitle "UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things" this is a collection of essays in which designers, engineers, and researchers discuss their approaches to experience design for groundbreaking technologies. Design not only provides the framework for how technology works and how it’s used, but also places it in a broader context that includes the total ecosystem with which it interacts and the possibility of unintended consequences. If you’re a UX designer or engineer open to complexity and dissonant ideas, this book is a revelation.



Page 5 of 162

RSS feed of all content
I Programmer - full contents
Copyright © 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.