Book Watch Archive
Book Watch Archive
Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 19 September 2012

In this fun and intriguing guide, and by using fundamental math and doing simple programming with the Ruby and R languages, you’ll learn how to model a problem and work toward a solution. All you need is a basic understanding of programming. After a quick introduction to Ruby and R, explore a wide range of questions learning how to assemble, process, simulate, and analyze the available data.


Essential Scrum (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Subtitled "A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process" this book is intended for all team members, managers, and executives provides descriptions enhanced by more than two hundred illustrations based on an entirely new visual icon language for describing Scrum’s roles, artifacts, and activities.


Illustrated C# 2012 4th Ed (Apress)
Monday, 17 September 2012

This book presents the C# 5.0 language in a succinct and visual format in which figures are of prime importance. The author uses short, focused code samples; and clear, concise explanations with each important concept distilled  into simple but accurate illustrations.

Teach Yourself Google+ in 10 Minutes 2nd Ed (Sams)
Saturday, 15 September 2012

Straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn how to use Google+’s latest improvements to connect with everyone you care about and share what you want to share.

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Learning Node (O'Reilly)
Friday, 14 September 2012

Take your web development skills from browser to server with Node and learn how to write fast, highly scalable network applications on this JavaScript-based platform. With this hands-on guide, you’ll master Node’s core fundamentals, gain experience with several built-in and contributed modules, and learn the differences and parallels between client- and server-side programming.


SOA with REST (Prentice Hall)
Thursday, 13 September 2012

The latest title in the Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl has the subtitle Patterns & Constraints for Building Enterprise Solutions with REST. It is a comprehensive tutorial and reference for designing and building RESTful services in conjucntion with service-orineted architecture.


Learning JavaScript (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 12 September 2012

With the arrival of HTML5, jQuery, and Ajax, JavaScript web development skills are more valuable  than ever. This   hands-on JavaScript tutorial covers the fundamentals of Modern JavaScript.  Using line-by-line code walkthroughs and end-of-chapter exercises, it will help you get results fast, even if you’ve never written a line of JavaScript before.


Managing Humans (Apress)
Tuesday, 11 September 2012

This collection of  "Biting And Humorous Tales"  is drawn from Michel Lopp's management experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland, among others. If you are  an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will help you survive and prosper amongst the general craziness.


YUI 3 Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Monday, 10 September 2012

Solve a wide range of problems in your web application quickly and efficiently with the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). This getting-started guide introduces specific implementation patterns for the open source JavaScript library for everything from simple page effects to sophisticated web apps and  modules that load on demand.


Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript 2nd Ed (Friends of ED)
Saturday, 08 September 2012

Shows the entire process of building a website, which involves much more than just technical knowledge. There is far more to building a successful website than knowing a little Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Introduces the agile development process, explaining why this method makes so much sense for web projects.



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