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.

jQuery, CSS3, and HTML5 for Mobile and Desktop Devices (Mercury)
Friday, 20 September 2013

Intended as a primer, covers the features of HTML5, CSS3 graphics, jQuery, and jQuery Mobile, and shows how to extend the power of CSS3 with SVG. The material is designed for readers with some knowledge of CSS/HTML/JavaScript, but more advanced users will benefit from numerous graphics techniques that are illustrated in many code samples.


HTML5 Unleashed (Sams)
Thursday, 19 September 2013

Intended as an authoritative guide to the key web components driving the future of the Web. Harness the power of HTML5 to create web apps and solutions that deliver state-of-the-art media content and interactivity with new Audio, Video, and Canvas elements.


Sencha Touch in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The definitive guide to developing applications with the Sencha Touch framework for building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5 and JavaScript. Begins with basic design principles for building great mobile applications, and then explores the features of Sencha Touch that bring those ideas to life.


OpenGL Programming Guide 8th Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Latest revision of the "Red Book" that is the Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, the software interface that enables programmers to produce  computer-generated images and interactive applications using 2D and 3D objects, color images, and programmable shader. Almost completely rewritten, it provides definitive, comprehensive information on OpenGL version 4.3and the OpenGL Shading Language.


Exam Ref 70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C# (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 16 September 2013

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-484-and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming Windows Store apps using C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSD level.


Windows 8 XAML Primer (Apress)
Saturday, 14 September 2013

Slim, fast-paced introduction to XAML for Windows 8 developers who are already proficient C# coders. It introduces you specifically to the world of XAML development for Windows 8 apps in a practical, hands-on way.


Spring in Practice (Manning)
Friday, 13 September 2013

Shows you how to tackle the challenges in building Spring-based applications and to solve concrete business problems by mapping application-level issues to Spring-centric solutions. Presents the background needed to understand the domain in which a solution applies before providing the specific steps to solve the problem.


Linux System Programming 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 12 September 2013

Subtitled "Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library", this comprehensive book by Linux kernel contributor Robert Love provides you with a tutorial on Linux system programming, a reference manual on Linux system calls, and an insider’s guide to writing smarter, faster code.


From Techie to Boss (Apress)
Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Subtitled ": Transitioning to Leadership" teaches technical people who are making or mulling the transition from team player to team leader all the management techniques and soft leadership skills they need now, pronto. Lays out the classical management training course, but stripped down to precisely the essentials that techies need to start managing on the fly.


Brilliant Excel VBA Programming (Pearson)
Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Intended for those who use Excel at work and who want to take advantage of its advanced features of Excel VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) but don’t have the time to have extensive training. It takes you through each task (as all Brilliant books do) and describes everything you could want to find out.


The Android Developer's Cookbook (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 09 September 2013

Brings together the expert guidance and code needed to build apps with the Android SDK. This edition has been extensively updated to reflect Android 4.2.2 and has all-new chapters on advanced threading and UI development, in-app billing, push messages, and native development, plus new techniques for accessing NFC hardware and using Google Cloud Messaging.


LEGO Technic Robotics (Apress)
Saturday, 07 September 2013

Shows you how to use LEGO bricks and Power Functions components such as motors and remote controls to create all kinds of robots. From robots that run on wheels, walk on two or four legs, or move and function in ways that only you can dream up, this book will help you create your own robot army.



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