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.

Click on the title (in blue) for more information on any book.

 

 



Modern Front-End Development for Rails (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 31 October 2022

This book shows how to improve the user experience for your Rails app with rich client-side interactions. Noel Rappin shows how to use the Rails 7 tools and simplify the complex JavaScript ecosystem, and how to build user interactions with Hotwire, Turbo, and Stimulus.

<ASIN:1680509616>

 
Game Development 2042 (CRC Press)
Friday, 28 October 2022

This book presents a fast-paced look at the next two decades of the games industry with a focus on game design, the evolution of gaming markets around the world, the future of technology, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, crypto-currency, and the art and business of creating and publishing hit games. Tim Fields has interviewed a dozen veteran games industry luminaries, who have collectively created many of the greatest hits of the last twenty years and grossed tens of billions of dollars in revenue for companies like Electronic Arts, Facebook, Apple, Activision, Microsoft, Amazon, Supercell, Netflix, Warner Brothers, and others.

<ASIN:1032272058>

 
Getting Started with Natural Language Processing (Manning)
Wednesday, 26 October 2022

This understandable guide that helps you engineer your first NLP algorithms. Dr. Ekaterina Kochmar uses Python code and hands-on projects, with each chapter providing a concrete example with practical techniques that you can put into practice right away. If you're a beginner to NLP and want to upgrade your applications with functions and features like information extraction, user profiling, and automatic topic labeling, this is the book for you.

<ASIN:‎1617296767>

 
A Tour of C++, 3rd Ed (Addison-Wesley Professional)
Monday, 24 October 2022

In this book, Bjarne Stroustrup provides an overview of ISO C++, C++20 with the aim of giving experienced programmers a clear understanding of what constitutes modern C++. Featuring carefully crafted examples and practical help in getting started, this revised and updated edition concisely covers most major language features and the major standard-library components needed for effective use.

<ASIN:0136816487>

 
Strange Code (No Starch Press)
Friday, 21 October 2022

This book, subtitled "Esoteric Languages That Make Programming Fun Again"starts with a dive into the underlying history of programming, covering the early computer-science concepts, like Turing machines and Turing completeness, that led to the languages we use today. Ron Kneusel then explores the realm of “atypical” programming languages, introducing you to the out-of-the-box thinking that comes from these unusual approaches to coding.

<ASIN:1718502400>

 
The Art of Computer Programming: Combinatorial Algorithms, Volume 4B (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 19 October 2022

This is the latest volume in Knuth's multivolume analysis of algorithms. Volume 4B, the sequel to Volume 4A, extends Knuth's exploration of combinatorial algorithms. The book begins with coverage of Backtrack Programming, together with a set of data structures whose links perform "delightful dances" and are ideally suited to this domain. New techniques for important applications such as optimum partitioning and layout are thereby developed.

<ASIN:0201038064>

 
Code, 2nd Ed (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 17 October 2022

For more than 20 years, Charles Petzold's book Code has been a classic, and now he has revised it for this new age of computing. Cleverly illustrated and easy to understand, this is the book that cracks the mystery. You'll discover what flashlights, black cats, seesaws, and the ride of Paul Revere can teach you about computing, and how human ingenuity and our compulsion to communicate have shaped every electronic device we use.

<ASIN:0137909101>

 
Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology (Scribner)
Friday, 14 October 2022

This book looks at how America designed and built the fastest chips and maintained its lead as the #1 superpower. Now, America's edge is slipping, undermined by competitors in Taiwan, Korea, Europe, and, above all, China. Today, as Chris Miller reveals, China, which spends more money each year importing chips than it spends importing oil, is pouring billions into a chip-building initiative to catch up to the US. At stake is America's military superiority and economic prosperity.

<ASIN:1398504106>

 
Programmer’s Python: Async (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 12 October 2022

This book, subtitled "Threads, processes, asyncio & more" is part of a set of Something Completely Different books that look at what makes Python special and sets it apart from other programming languages. This volume is about asynchronous programming, something that is is hard to get right - but well worth the trouble. Mike James looks at how to ensure applications can make use of async code so avoiding wasting a huge amount of the machine’s potential.

<ASIN:1871962765>

 
The C# Workshop (Packt)
Monday, 10 October 2022

Subtitled "Kickstart your career as a software developer with C#", this book provides a fast-paced, supportive learning experience that will quickly get you writing C# code and building applications. Rather than focus on dry, technical explanations of the underlying theory, Jason Hales, Almantas Karpavicius and Mateus Viegas cut through the noise and use engaging examples to help you understand how each concept is applied in the real world.

<ASIN:1800566492>

 
A Concise Introduction to Robot Programming with ROS2 (Chapman and Hall/CRC)
Friday, 07 October 2022

This book explores the concepts and tools necessary to bring a robot to life through programming. Francisco Martín Rico looks at the skills necessary to undertake projects with ROS2, the new version of ROS and describes the concepts, tools, and methodologies of ROS2 from the beginning.

<ASIN:1032264659>

 
100 Go Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Manning)
Wednesday, 05 October 2022

This book puts a spotlight on common errors in Go code developers might not even know they’re making. Teiva Harsanyil explores key areas of the language such as concurrency, testing, data structures, and more—and learn how to avoid and fix mistakes in your own projects. As you go, you’ll navigate the tricky bits of handling JSON data and HTTP services, discover best practices for Go code organization, and learn how to use slices efficiently.

<ASIN:1617299596>

 
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