Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Microsoft Excel 2016 Programming Pocket Primer (Mercury)
Wednesday, 01 June 2016

As part of the Pocket Primer series, this short book was designed for someone who needs to master Excel programming fundamentals without spending too much time. It will show you only the things you need to know to feel at home with VBA. What you learn in this book on Excel programming will also apply to, say, Access programming. 

<ASIN: 1942270828>

Arduino: A Technical Reference (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 26 May 2016

Billed as a handbook for technicians, engineers and makers and part of O'Reilly's In a Nutshell series this book by J. M. Hughes thoroughly describes the electrical and performance aspects of an Arduino board and its software and brings together all the information you need to get something done with Arduino.


Electronics For Kids (For Dummies)
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Discover the core concepts of electronics in a fun and engaging way. Cathleen Shamieh uses language kids can understand and her friendly guide is packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instructions, simple examples, and 13 cool projects that will boost a child's confidence while instilling valuable electronics lessons that provide the right way to learn about this exciting, but potentially dangerous, field. 


Kubernetes Microservices with Docker (Apress)
Monday, 23 May 2016
In this book on Kubernetes, the  container cluster manager, Deepak Vohra discusses all aspects of using Kubernetes in today's complex big data and enterprise applications, including Docker containers. 
Starting with installing Kubernetes on a single node, he introduces Kubernetes with a simple Hello example and discusses using environment variables in Kubernetes.  


The Car Hacker's Handbook (No Starch Press)
Friday, 20 May 2016

Subtitled A Guide for Penetration Testers this book will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven't kept pace with today's more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack. 


Zero Bugs and Program Faster (Kate Thompson Books)
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Kate Thompson spent two years researching every bug avoidance technique she could find. This book contains the best of them. The first half of the book teaches principles through stories and anecdotes. The second half of the book dives into code, trying to teach by showing good examples including code from Bill Gates, Richard Stallman and Joe Celko.


Learning Puppet 4 (O'Reilly)
Monday, 16 May 2016

If you’re a system administrator, developer, or site reliability engineer responsible for handling hundreds or even thousands of nodes in your network, the Puppet configuration management tool will make your job a whole lot easier. In this practical guide DevOps engineer, Jo Rhett, shows you what Puppet does, how it works, and how it can provide significant value to your organization.


Big Data in Practice (Wiley)
Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Big data is a hot topic. Everyone understands its power and importance, but many fail to grasp the actionable steps and resources required to utilise it effectively. This book from Bernard Marr, author of Big Data (see Kay Ewbank's review) fills the knowledge gap by showing how major companies are using big data every day, from an up-close, on-the-ground perspective.


Game Engine Gems 3 (CRC Press)
Monday, 09 May 2016

The third volume in a series by veteran of the computer games industry, Eric Lengyel. Covering the latest developments with practical methods and tips for game engine development it is intended to aid professionals in their work and shows students and others interested in game development how the pros tackle specific problems that arise during game engine development.


Learn to Program with Small Basic (No Starch Press)
Saturday, 07 May 2016

Small Basic, created by Microsoft to inspire kids to learn to program, is a free modern language that makes coding simple and fun. This book from Majed Marji and Ed Price sets out to bring code to life and introduces you to the empowering world of programming with hands-on projects intended to challenge and inspire you. 



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