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)



Mastering Machine Learning With Scikit-learn 2nd Ed (Packt)
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Now in its second edition of this book shows how the algorithms and techniques offered by machine learning can be used to automate any analytical model. Author Gavin Hackeling examines a variety of machine learning models including popular machine learning algorithms including k-nearest neighbors, logistic regression, naive Bayes, k-means, decision trees, and artificial neural networks. It discusses data preprocessing, hyperparameter optimization, and ensemble methods.

<ASIN:1788299876>

 
Cryptography (River Publishers)
Monday, 15 January 2018

This book aims to develop a deep understanding of cryptography and provide understanding of how privacy, identity provision, and integrity can be enhanced with the usage of encryption.  Author William J Buchanan covers core cryptography alongside emerging areas such as Blockchain, Light-weight Cryptography, and Zero-knowledge Proofs. The book provides web-based material on almost every topic covered, alongside additional on-line material such as videos, source code, and labs.

<ASIN:8793379102>

 
The Nexus Framework For Scaling Scrum (Addison Wesley)
Thursday, 11 January 2018

This concise book shows how Nexus helps teams to deliver  complex, multi-platform software in short, frequent cycles, without straying from Scrum’s core principles. Using an extended case study, authors Kurt Bittner, Patricia Kong and Dave West show how to use Nexus to apply Scrum at scale across multiple teams, sites, and time zones. The Nexus Framework was created by Scrum.org, a training and certification organization founded by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber.

<ASIN:0134682661>

 
Grey Hat C# (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 10 January 2018

This book shows how to use C#'s set of core libraries to automate tedious yet important tasks like performing vulnerability scans, malware analysis, and incident response. Author Brandon Perry shows how with some help from Mono, you can write your own practical security tools that will run on Windows, Mac, Linux, and even mobile devices. The book starts with a crash course in C# and some of its advanced features before going on to look at how to create and automate security tools.

<ASIN:1593277598>

 
Programming for the Puzzled (MIT Press)
Monday, 08 January 2018

With a subtitle of "Learn to Program While Solving Puzzles", this book builds a bridge between the recreational world of algorithmic puzzles (puzzles that can be solved by algorithms) and the pragmatic world of computer programming, teaching readers to program while solving puzzles.  Author Srini Devadas has included twenty puzzles and seventy programming exercises that vary in difficulty. Each lesson starts with the description of a puzzle illustrating concepts required to solve similar problems, and the solution to the puzzle becomes the specification of the code to be written.

<ASIN:0262534304>

 
Arduino Project Handbook, Volume 2 (No Starch Press)
Thursday, 04 January 2018

In this second volume of the ­Arduino Project Handbook Mark Geddes delivers 25 more ­beginner-friendly electronics projects for hobbyists, parents, and educators. Get up and running with a crash course on the Arduino, and then pick any project that sparks your interest and start making!  Each project includes cost and time estimates, simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, a troubleshooting section, and the complete code to bring your build to life.

<ASIN:1593278187>

 
Machine Learning Algorithms (Packt)
Wednesday, 03 January 2018

This guide to machine learning takes a solid, concept-rich, yet highly practical approach. Author Giuseppe Bonaccorso covers the whats and whys of machine learning algorithms and their implementation. The book is aimed at IT professionals who want to enter the field of data science and are very new to machine learning. Familiarity with languages such as R and Python will be invaluable.

<ASIN:1785889621>

 
Attacking Network Protocols (No Starch Press)
Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Take a deep dive into network protocol security with a specialist bug ­hunter. James Forshaw is a computer security researcher at Google Project Zero and the creator of the network protocol analysis tool Canape. His discovery of complex design issues in Microsoft Windows earned him the top bug bounty of $100,000 and placed him as the #1 researcher on the published list from Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). This comprehensive guide looks at networking from an attacker’s perspective to help you discover, exploit, and ultimately ­protect vulnerabilities.

<ASIN:1593277504>

 
Deep Learning With Python (Manning)
Thursday, 28 December 2017

This book offers a practical, hands-on exploration of deep learning. Author François Chollet, the creator of Keras and a Google AI researcher, avoids mathematical notation, preferring instead to explain quantitative concepts via code snippets and to build practical intuition about the core ideas of machine learning and deep learning. More than 30 code examples include detailed commentary, practical recommendations, and simple high-level explanations of everything you need to know to start using deep learning to solve concrete problems.

<ASIN:1617294438>

 
PHP, MySQL & JavaScript All in One 6th Ed (Sams)
Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Create dynamic, interactive websites and applications using three leading web development technologies - PHP, MySQL and JavaScript. Julie C. Meloni uses a straightforward, step-by-step approach with no reliance on prior programming experience. Each lesson in this book builds on the previous ones to show the essentials of full-stack web application development.

<ASIN:0672337703>

 
The Evolution of Cloud Computing (BCS)
Thursday, 21 December 2017

Cloud computing has been positioned as today's ideal IT platform. However, this has been said before of other IT architectures. How is cloud different? In this book, author Clive Longbottom looks at what cloud promises now, and how cloud is likely to evolve as the future unfolds. Readers will be better able to ensure that decisions made now will hold them in good stead for the future and will gain a better understanding of how cloud can deliver the best outcome for their organisations.

<ASIN:178017358X>

 
Android Programming in Kotlin: Starting With An App (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

This book shows you how common tasks are done in Android Studio 3 using Kotlin, pointing out where necessary how this differs from the Java approach. Given that you can’t avoid Java altogether, author Mike James also explains how Kotlin can work with the Java-based Android SDK.The focus is on what need to know to write an app with a single Activity and a UI, a good foundation for further Android programming.

<ASIN:1871962544>

 
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