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.

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Hands-On Game Development with WebAssembly (Packt)
Friday, 14 June 2019

This book, subtitled "Learn WebAssembly C++ programming by building a retro space game" is designed to introduce web developers and game developers to the world of WebAssembly by walking them through the development of an arcade game. Author Rick Battagline shows how to build a WebAssembly application using C++, Emscripten, JavaScript, WebGL, SDL, and HTML5.

<ASIN:1838644652>

 
Essential Algorithms 2nd Ed (Wiley)
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Subtitled "A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms Using Python and C#", this revised and updated second edition offers an accessible introduction to computer algorithms. The book contains a description of important classical algorithms and explains when each is appropriate. Author Rod Stephens shows how to analyze algorithms in order to understand their behavior and teaches techniques that the can be used to create new algorithms to meet future needs. 

<ASIN:1119575990>

 
Programming TypeScript (O'Reilly)
Monday, 10 June 2019

Aimed at programmers with intermediate JavaScript experience, this book is subtitled "Making Your JavaScript Applications Scale". Author Boris Cherny shows how to master the TypeScript language and aims to show how TypeScript can help eliminate bugs in code and produce code that is scalable across more engineers than you could before.

<ASIN:1492037656>

 
Coding for Kids (In Easy Steps)
Friday, 07 June 2019

This full-color book written to appeal to those aged 8 years and up, demonstrates coding for web pages in clear examples. It begins by explaining how to make and test a basic web page, then demonstrates how to add text, pictures, links, tables, lists, and buttons to a web page. Author Mike McGrath then goes on to how to specify content color, font, position, and visibility.

<ASIN:1840788399>

 
Applying C For The IoT With Linux (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 05 June 2019

This is the book you need if you are programming for Single Board Computers (SBCs) that run Linux, or if you do any coding in C that interacts with the hardware. As there isn’t a good name for this body of knowledge, it isn’t easy to find a single source for it. In this book author Harry Fairhead gathers together all of these low-level, hardware-oriented and often hardware-specific ideas.

<ASIN:1871962617>

 
Computational Thinking (MIT Press)
Monday, 03 June 2019

Part of the Essential Knowledge series, this book explores the concept of computational thinking (CT), as being more than a set of concepts for programming. Authors Peter J. Denning and Matti Tedre show how it is a way of thinking that is honed through practice: the mental skills for designing computations to do jobs for us, and for explaining and interpreting the world as a complex of information processes.

<ASIN:0262536560>

 
Delphi Programming Projects (Packt)
Friday, 31 May 2019

Subtitled "Build a range of exciting projects by exploring cross-platform development and microservices", this book shows how to improve your Delphi programming skills by building robust applications for Android, iOS, and Windows platforms. Author William Duarte describes seven practical projects that show Delphi best practices, Delphi Run-Time Library (RTL) resources, and design patterns.Whether you use the Visual Component Library (VCL) or FireMonkey (FMX) framework, these design patterns will be implemented in the same way in Delphi, using Object Pascal.

<ASIN:1789130557>

 
Blockchain For Dummies 2nd Ed (Wiley)
Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world’s biggest industries and this book provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials. Written by Tiana Lawrence, who was involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, it serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do). This revised edition walks you through how a blockchain securely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world’s best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how blockchain solutions are affecting the worlds of finance, supply chain management, insurance, and governments.

<ASIN:1119555019>

 
Neo4j - A Graph Project Story (Editions D-BookeR)
Monday, 27 May 2019

This book starts with a brief introduction to Neo4j and its query language, CYPHER, before moving on to how to set up a real life project based on Neo4j, from the proof of concept to an operating production-grade graph database. Authors Sylvain Roussy, Nicolas Mervaillie, and Nicolas Rouyer focus on methodology, integrations with existing systems, performance, monitoring and security. The format of the book is that the authors tell you a story, a graph project story, where the protagonists are members of a technical team who specializes in the representation and manipulation of strongly connected data. The plot starts when a client come in with his project. You will attend their working sessions and see how they develop the project, fight over approaches, and ultimately solve the problems they encounter.

<ASIN:2822707472>

 
Getting MEAN with Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node 2nd Ed (Manning)
Friday, 24 May 2019

This book teaches you how to develop full-stack web applications using the MEAN stack. This edition was completely revised and updated to cover MongoDB 4, Express 4, Angular 7, Node 11, and the latest mainstream release of JavaScript ES2015. Authors Simon Holmes and Clive Harber show how to create a static site in Express and Node, then expanding on that to integrate a MongoDB database, build an API, and add an authentication system. The book has many pro tips for building dynamic and responsive data-driven web applications.

<ASIN:1617294756>

 
Security Tokens and Stablecoins Quick Start Guide (Packt)
Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Subtitled "Learn how to build STO and stablecoin decentralized applications", this book is a guide to understanding, developing, and testing popular security-token smart contracts. Authors Weimin Sun, Xun (Brian) Wu, and Angela Kwok cover key Blockchain and Ethereum platforms concepts. The book includes a step-by-step guide to developing STO smart contracts on Ethereum, and covers how to monetize digital tokens under various U.S. securities laws.

<ASIN:1838551069>

 
Laravel: Up & Running 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Monday, 20 May 2019

Fully updated to cover Laravel 5.8, the latest release, the second edition of this practical guide provides an introduction to one of today’s most popular web frameworks. Author Matt Stauffer delivers a high-level overview and concrete examples to help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away, aiming to show how the rapid application development framework and its vast ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new sites and applications with clean, readable code.

<ASIN:1492041211>

 
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