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)

Expert Android (Apress)
Friday, 13 December 2013

Reduce the time-to-market while creating apps for multiple devices. Gives advanced techniques for customizing views, controls, and layouts. You’ll learn to develop apps in record time using JSON, Advanced Form Processing, and the BaaS (Backend As A Service) platform Parse. The book also covers OpenGL, Search, and Telephony.


Secure Coding in C and C++ 2nd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 12 December 2013

Commonly exploited software vulnerabilities are usually caused by avoidable software defects due to a relatively small number of root causes which this book identifies and explains. Encourages programmers to adopt security best practices and to develop a security mindset that can help protect software. Updated for C11 and C++11.


Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python (MIT Press)
Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Developed for use both in the classroom and an edX MOOC, John Guttag introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and its libraries, including PyLab. He introduces computational techniques, including some of the tools of "data science" for using computation to model and interpret data.


Microsoft Access 2013 Inside Out (Microsoft Press)
Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Create sophisticated database apps with this reference which includes hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. Jeff Conrad help you build an Access Services web app with Microsoft SharePoint Server; automate your Access web app with data macros; create tables using built-in templates and aggregate and display your data.



Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Haskell (O'Reilly)
Monday, 09 December 2013

If you have a working knowledge of Haskell, this hands-on book shows you how to use the language’s many APIs and frameworks for writing both parallel and concurrent programs. Learn how parallelism exploits multicore processors to speed up computation-heavy programs, and how concurrency lets you write programs with threads for multiple interactions.


Super Scratch Programming Adventure! (No Starch Press)
Saturday, 07 December 2013

Subtitled "Learn to Program by Making Cool Games" covers Sratch 2, the latest version that brings the language right into your web browser, with no need to download software. With it kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They’ll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon.


Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example Beginner's Guide (Packt)
Friday, 06 December 2013

Goes through the full journey of plug-in development, from an introduction to Eclipse plug-ins, through packaging to automated testing and deployment. The example code provides simple snippets which can be developed and extended. Covers basics of plug-in development, creating user interfaces with both SWT and JFace, and interacting with the user and execution of long-running tasks in the background.


Learn Python the Hard Way 3rd ed (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 05 December 2013

Learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely.(No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use.



Microsoft Visual C++/CLI Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Expand your expertise-and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft Visual C++/CLI language. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual C++, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques.


Scala Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 03 December 2013

Save time and trouble with this hefty tome subtitled "Recipes for Object-Oriented and Functional Programming". With more than 250 ready-to-use recipes and 700 code examples, it covers the most common problems you’ll encounter when using the Scala language, libraries, and tools. For experienced Scala developers and programmers learning to use this JVM language.


Beginning EJB 3 Java EE 7 Edition 2nd Ed (Apress)
Monday, 02 December 2013

Targeted at Java and Java EE developers, with and without prior EJB experience, this book is packed with practical insights, strategy tips, and code examples. As each chapter unfolds, you'll not only explore a new area of the spec; you'll also see how you can apply it to your own applications through specific examples.




Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius (TAB Electronics)
Saturday, 30 November 2013

This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to create all kinds of entertaining and practical projects with Raspberry Pi operating system and programming environment. You’ll learn how to build a Bluetooth-controlled robot, a weather station, home automation and security controllers, a universal remote, and even a minimalist website. You’ll also find out how to establish communication between Android devices and the RasPi.



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