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.



Modeling and Simulation in Python (Chapman & Hall)
Wednesday, 01 June 2022

This book introduces fundamental computational modeling techniques that are used in a variety of science and engineering disciplines. Jason M. Kinser emphasizes algorithmic thinking skills using different computational environments, and includes a number of interesting examples. 


R in Action, 3rd Ed (Manning)
Monday, 30 May 2022

This guide smooths R’s steep learning curve with practical solutions and real-world applications for commercial environments. In this revised and expanded third edition, Dr. Robert I. Kabacoff provides fresh coverage of the new tidyverse approach to data analysis and R’s state-of-the-art graphing capabilities with the ggplot2 package.


The Art of Cyberwarfare (No Starch Press)
Friday, 27 May 2022

This book, subtitled "An Investigator's Guide to Espionage, Ransomware, and Organized Cybercrime", is a practical guide to understanding and analyzing cyber attacks by advanced attackers, such as nation states. Jon DiMaggio looks at the major players in these cyber wars, the techniques they use, and the process of analyzing their advanced attacks.


C# Programming, 3rd Ed (In Easy Steps)
Wednesday, 25 May 2022

In this third edition, updated for Visual Studio 2022, Mike McGrath shows how to code applications and demonstrates every aspect of the C# language needed to produce professional programming results. The book's examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing C# language basics including variables, arrays, logic, looping, methods, and classes.


C++20 for Programmers 3rd Ed (Pearson)
Monday, 23 May 2022

Subtitled "An Objects-Natural Approach", this book has been written for programmers with a background in another high-level language. Paul and Harvey Deitel look at modern C++ development hands on using C++20 and its "Big Four" features - Ranges, Concepts, Modules and Coroutines. 

<ASIN: 0136905692>

Machines Like Us (MIT Press)
Friday, 20 May 2022

Subtitled "Toward AI with Common Sense", this book asks how we can create artificial intelligence with broad, robust common sense rather than narrow, specialized expertise. Ronald J. Brachman and Hector J. Levesque offer an accessible account of how common sense might be built into a machine. They analyze common sense in humans, explain how AI over the years has focused mainly on expertise, and suggest ways to endow an AI system with both common sense and effective reasoning

<ASIN:‎ 0262046792>

PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook (Packt)
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

This is a collection of 175 recipes for database administrators to manage enterprise databases effectively.  Simon Riggs and Gianni Ciolli show how to get up and running with all the latest features of PostgreSQL 14. The recipes cover how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points for a database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database.


Discovering Modern C++, 2nd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 16 May 2022

Updated for C++17 and C++ 20, this book teaches C++ using realistic examples. Drawing on experience teaching C++ to physicists, mathematicians, engineers, and students, Peter Gottschling guides readers to sophisticated approaches based on advanced features.


Coding with Scratch (In Easy Steps)
Friday, 13 May 2022

This book, subtitled "Create Awesome Platform Games" is part of the QuestKids set of books aimed at younger children which benefit from the full-color experience of other In Easy Steps titles. This one take readers from Scratch basics through to creating their own driving games in easy steps. Max Wainewright shows how to create each game with challenges to take you to the next level of coding. The book even includes mods to make games more exciting.


Programmer’s Python: Everything is Data (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

This book 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. Mike James looks at how Python treats data in a distinctly Pythonic way, providing data objects that are very usable and very extensible. From the unlimited precision integers, referred to as bignums, through the choice of a list to play the role of the array, to the availability of the dictionary as a built-in data type, Python never fails to please and this book is what you need to help you make the most of these special features.

<ASIN:‎ 1871962595>

Java For Dummies 8th Ed (Wiley)
Monday, 09 May 2022

This book shows how to write practical, reusable Java code with straightforward tutorials and tips. In this 8th edition, Dr. Barry Burd covers the latest developments in Java, including the new ‘switch’ statement syntax. The book has easy-to-understand explanations that make learning easy, for beginners and experienced coders alike.


Visualizing Google Cloud (Wiley)
Friday, 06 May 2022

This book, subtitled 101 Illustrated References for Cloud Engineers and Architects, is a fully illustrated, visual guide to matching the best Google Cloud Platform services to your own unique uses. After a brief introduction to the major categories of cloud services offered by Google, Priyanka Vergadia offers approximately 100 solutions divided into eight categories of services included in Google Cloud Platform



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