Book Watch Archive

Unsupervised (Wiley)
Friday, 29 September 2023

Subtitled, "Navigating and Influencing a World Controlled by Powerful New Technologies", this book examines the emerging technologies and tools that are starting to revolutionize our world, and looks at how we have arrived at this point, and who holds the reins of these formidable technologies, mostly without any supervision.


Learn Enough Python to Be Dangerous (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Subtitled "Software Development, Flask Web Apps, and Beginning Data Science with Python", in this book Michael Hartl teaches the specific concepts, skills, and approaches you need to be professionally productive. Hartl introduces Python both as a general-purpose language and as a specialist tool for web development and data science, presenting focused examples and exercises that help you internalize what matters, without wasting time on details pros don't care about.

<ASIN:0138050953 >

Persistence Best Practices for Java Applications (Packt)
Monday, 25 September 2023

In this book, subtitled "Effective strategies for distributed cloud-native applications and data-driven modernization", Otàvio Santana and Karina Varela present well-established patterns and standards that can be used in Java solutions, with insights into the pros and cons of trending technologies and frameworks used in cloud-native microservices. The book confronts the challenges of cloud adoption head-on, particularly those tied to the growing need for cost reduction through stack modernization.


Excel VBA, 4th Ed (In Easy Steps)
Friday, 22 September 2023

In this book Mike McGrath demonstrates VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) macro programming in a clear and concise manner. This 4th edition is updated for Microsoft 365.

<ASIN: 184078976X>

The AWK Programming Language 2nd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 20 September 2023

In this update of the classic Awk book, the creators of the language, Alfred V. Aho, Brian W. Kernighan and Peter J. Weinberger, show you what Awk can do and teach you how to use it effectively. This book aims to teach effective usage of Awk, and showcases practical Awk applications, from personal programming to data analysis and data manipulation.

<ASIN: 0138269726>

React Quickly, 2nd Ed (Manning)
Monday, 18 September 2023

This book teaches the skills for building React applications.In this fully revised second edition, Morten Barklund and Azat Mardan introduce functional components, React hooks, and static site generators. The book contains 80 practical examples that put React into action. This new second edition has been completely rewritten to cover the latest developments in the React framework.

<ASIN: 1633439291>

Virtual Natives (Wiley)
Friday, 15 September 2023

This book's subtitle is "How a New Generation is Using Technology to Revolutionize Work, Play, and Culture" and it introduces the Virtual Native cohort of kids under 15 and their mindset. Catherine D. Henry and Leslie Shannon decipher their socio-cultural and economic experiences, and unpack their expectations of companies looking to engage, market, or employ them. The authors look at how the group are navigating everything from AI to Augmented and virtual reality, gaming, blockchain and Web3 in easy, accessible language.

<ASIN:1394171358 >

Modern Generative AI with ChatGPT and OpenAI Models (Packt)
Wednesday, 13 September 2023

This book looks at the use the latest advancements in AI technology like ChatGPT and OpenAIs for real-world applications. Valentina Alto looks at the inner workings of the LLMs and guides the reader through creating their own language models. The book also explores where ChatGPT can boost productivity and enhance creativity, and considers how to get the best from ChatGPT interactions by improving prompt design and using zero, one, and few-shots learning capabilities.

<ASIN: 1805123335>

Effective Haskell (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 11 September 2023

This book shows how to put the power of Haskell to work in your programs, learning from an engineer who uses Haskell daily to get practical work done efficiently. Rebecca Skinner shows how to use features like Monad Transformers and Type Families to build useful applications. The book shows how to apply functional techniques to working with databases and building RESTful services. 

<ASIN:1680509349 >

Security in Computing, 6th Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 08 September 2023

In this book Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger and Lizzie Coles-Kemp define core principles underlying modern security policies, processes, and protection; illustrates them with up-to-date examples; and shows how to apply them in practice. This extensively updated edition adds or expands coverage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools; app and browser security; security by design; securing cloud, IoT, and embedded systems; privacy-enhancing technologies; protecting vulnerable individuals and groups; strengthening security culture; cryptocurrencies and blockchain; cyberwarfare; and post-quantum computing.

<ASIN:0137891210 >

.NET MAUI in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 06 September 2023

This book shows how to use the .NET MAUI framework to write apps that will run on Windows, Android, macOS and iOS platforms using existing .NET development skills. Matt Goldman reveals essential .NET MAUI development techniques through hands-on example applications in every chapter. Readers will learn cross-platform development quickly as they start building their own rich apps.


SQL Server 2022 Administration Inside Out (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 04 September 2023

This reference includes timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds to help plan, implement, deploy, provision, manage, and secure SQL Server 2022 in any environment: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid, including detailed, dedicated chapters on Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance. Nine authors including Randolph West tour DBA capabilities available in the SQL Server 2022 Database Engine, SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Management Studio and  PowerShell.

<ASIN: 0137899882 >


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