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.

 

 



The Well-Grounded Java Developer, 2nd Ed (Manning)
Wednesday, 14 December 2022

This book introduces both the recent innovations and fundamentals that make a developer a Java master. Authors Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, and Jason Clark distill their decades of experience as Java champions, veteran developers, and key contributors to the Java ecosystem into this clear and practical guide.

<ASIN:‎ 1617298875>

 
Murach's ASP.NET Core MVC, 2nd Ed (Murach)
Monday, 12 December 2022

This 2nd Edition of Murach’s ASP.NET Core MVC has been revised to provide more coverage of the skills needed to develop websites using the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern with ASP.NET Core. Joel Murach and Mary Delamater take readers who know the basics of C#, through coding the way today’s top web professionals do.

<ASIN:‎ 194387302X>

 
Hangry: A Startup Journey (Legacy Lit)
Friday, 09 December 2022

In this book GrubHub founder Mike Evans reveals the inside story of how he co-founded and developed GrubHub after wanting a pizza delivered late one night. In Hangry, he details step-by-step the grind of building an innovative business, with each chapter including sharp lessons for entrepreneurs and startups that Mike learned on the fly.

<ASIN:‎ 0306925532>

 
Teach Yourself Visually Python (Wiley)
Wednesday, 07 December 2022

This book is aimed at people wanting to get started in programming. Ted Hart-Davis and Guy Hart-Davis walk readers through Python step by clearly illustrated step, from writing their very first Python code in a terminal window or the VS Code app through to creating their own lists, dictionaries, and custom classes.

<ASIN:‎ 1119860253>

 
C# 11 and .NET 7 7th Ed (Packt)
Monday, 05 December 2022

This accessible guide for beginner-to-intermediate programmers has been extensively revised in this seventh edition to accommodate the latest changes and additions introduced by C# 11 and .NET  7. Mark J. Price covers the concepts, real-world applications, and latest features of C# 11 and .NET 7, with hands-on exercises using Visual Studio 2022 and Visual Studio Code.

<ASIN:1803237805>

 
Coding All-in-One For Dummies (Wiley)
Friday, 02 December 2022

This book offers an ideal starting place for learning the languages that make technology go. Chris Minnick gets you started with a helpful explanation of how coding works and how it's applied in the real-world before setting you on a path toward writing code for web building, mobile application development, and data analysis. This book helps you dig into languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python as you learn to design websites, create web and mobile apps, and analyze and visualize data.

<ASIN:1119889561>

 
Project Zero Trust (Wiley)
Wednesday, 30 November 2022

In this book George Finney delivers a hands-on and step-by-step guide to implementing an effective and practical Zero Trust security strategy at your organization. The book is written as an engaging narrative that follows the story of Dylan, a new IT Director at a company that experiences a ransomware attack on his first day.

<ASIN:‎ 1119884845>

 
Apps and Services with .NET 7 (Packt)
Monday, 28 November 2022

In this book author Mark Price looks at the most common technologies a .NET developer should know: Blazor, .NET MAUI, gRPC, GraphQL, SQL Server, Cosmos DB, OData, SignalR, and Azure Functions and covers specialized libraries for monitoring and improving performance, securing data and applications, and internationalizing code and apps.

<ASIN:1801813434>

 
Mastering Lego Mindstorms (No Starch Press)
Friday, 25 November 2022

Subtitled "Build Better Robots with Python and Word Blocks", this full-color, illustrated guidebook to programming your robotic creations teaches you everything you need to know to level up your engineering skills.  Barbara Bratzel and Rob Torok show how to code movements for autonomous robot vehicles, building interactive games, making Lego musical instruments.

<ASIN:1718503148>

 
TensorFlow in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 23 November 2022

This book digs into the newest version of Google's amazing TensorFlow framework and shows how to create incredible deep learning applications. Author Thushan Ganegedara uses quirky stories, practical examples, and behind-the-scenes explanations to demystify concepts otherwise trapped in dense academic papers.

<ASIN:1617298344>

 
Computational Imaging (MIT Press)
Monday, 21 November 2022

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date textbook and reference for computational imaging, which combines vision, graphics, signal processing, and optics. Ayush Bhandar, Achuta Kadambi and Ramesh Raskar cover the fundamentals of the field, current research and applications, and light transport techniques.

<ASIN:0262046474>

 
Data Structures the Fun Way (No Starch Press)
Friday, 18 November 2022

This accessible and entertaining book, subtitled "An Amusing Adventure with Coffee-Filled Examples" provides an in-depth introduction to computational thinking through the lens of data structures — a critical component in any programming endeavor. Jeremy Kubica shows how to work with more than 15 key data structures, from stacks, queues, and caches to bloom filters, skip lists, and graphs. 

<ASIN:1718502605>

 
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