Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Alternate Reality Games (A K Peters/CRC Press)
Wednesday, 06 April 2016

In Alternate Reality Games: Gamification for Performance, Charles Palmer and Andy Petroski lead you through the fundamentals of ARGs. They include a discussion of what is and is not an ARG, citing examples and identifying business challenges that can be addressed through ARGs and present case studies that illustrate the variety of forms that ARGs take and the issues to which they can be applied, such as improving performance and critical communication situations. 

<ASIN:1498722385>

 
Getting Started with Coding (Wiley)
Monday, 04 April 2016

With current initiatives such as the BBC micro:bit encouraging children to develop programming skills this Dummies Junior title is intended as a first step to introducing children to simple coding concepts. Using the MicroWorlds EX tool, a platform designed to teach coding to young students, Camille McCue presents three easy-to-follow projects: 

<ASIN: 1119177170>

 
Pro Docker (Apress)
Thursday, 31 March 2016
With the subtitle "Learn how to use Containers as a Service for development and deployment", this fast-paced book looks at the Docker open standards platform for developing, packaging and running portable distributed applications. Deepak Vohra  discusses how  to build, ship and run applications on any platform - a PC, the cloud, data center or a virtual machine - and describes how to install and create Docker images and the advantages off Docker containers.

<ASIN:1484218299>

 
Learning JavaScript 3rd Ed (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 30 March 2016

This book's subtitle is "Add Sparkle and Life to Your Web Pages". In it, Ethan Brown not only guides you through simple and straightforward topics (variables, control flow, arrays), but also covers complex concepts such as functional and asynchronous programming. You’ll learn how to create powerful and responsive web applications on the client, or with Node.js on the server.

<ASIN:1491914912>

 
Beginning C# 6.0 Programming with Visual Studio 2015 (Wrox)
Monday, 28 March 2016

Step-by-step directions for programming with C# in the .NET framework. Beginning with programming essentials, such as variables, flow control, and object-oriented programming, it moves into more complicated topics, such as web and Windows programming and data access within both database and XML environments. 

<ASIN:1119096685>

 
How to Use Objects (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 24 March 2016

While most developers today use object-oriented languages, the full power of objects is available only to those with a deep understanding of the object paradigm. In this book, subtitled Code and Concepts, Holger Gast helps you gain that understanding, so you can write code that works exceptionally well in the real world by focussing on the concepts that have repeatedly proven most valuable and showing how to render those concepts in concrete code. 

<ASIN:0321995546>

 
Data Wrangling with Python (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 23 March 2016

How do you take your data analysis skills beyond Excel to the next level? By learning just enough Python to get stuff done. This hands-on guide shows non-programmers how to process information that’s initially too messy or difficult to access. You don't need to know a thing about the Python programming language to get started. 

<ASIN:1491948817>

 
OpenStack Cloud Application Development (Wrox)
Monday, 21 March 2016

Written by experts in the OpenStack community from Infoblox, Gigaspaces, GoDaddy, and Comcast, this book shows you how to work effectively and efficiently within the OpenStack platform to develop large, scalable applications without worrying about underlying hardware. Follow along with an OpenStack build that illustrates how and where each technology comes into play, as you learn expert tips and best practices that make your product stronger. 

<ASIN:1119194318>

 
A Machine Made this Book (Coherent Press)
Thursday, 17 March 2016

Using examples from the publishing industry, John Whitington introduces Computer Science to the uninitiated by exploring several questions. How do we decide where to put ink on a page to draw letters and pictures? How can computers represent all the world’s languages and writing systems? What exactly is a computer program, what and how does it calculate, and how can we build one?

<ASIN: 0957671121>

 
Sharing Big Data Safely (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Many big data-driven companies today are moving to protect certain types of data against intrusion, leaks, or unauthorized eyes. But how do you lock down data while granting access to people who need to see it? In this practical book subtitled "Managing Data Security", Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman offer two novel and practical solutions that you can implement right away. 

<ASIN:1491952121>

 
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