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.



RESTful Web Services Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Friday, 12 March 2010

includes more than 100 recipes to help you take advantage of REST, HTTP, and the infrastructure of the Web. You'll learn ways to design RESTful web services for client and server applications that meet performance, scalability, reliability, and security goals, no matter what programming language and development framework you use.


Social Networking for Business (Wharton School Publishing)
Thursday, 11 March 2010

Rawn Shah brings together patterns and best practices drawn from his experience managing worldwide online communities at IBM and participating in social networking on the Internet. Drawing on real-world examples, he identifies key success factors associated with launching social networking projects to meet business objectives.


OSGi and Equinox (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday, 10 March 2010

This book is about creating highly modular Java systems. It quickly gets you started with Eclipse tooling to create your first OSGi-based system and moves rapidly to sophisticated production development. You’ll learn about OSGi’s Declarative Services and how to use them to solve a wide variety of real-world problems.


Effective UI (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 09 March 2010

Learn proven user-experience strategies that will satisfy your clients and customers, drive business value, and increase brand strength. This book, subtitled "The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software" shows you how to capture the collaborative and cooperative spirit among designers, engineers, and management required for building engaging software.

ActionScript for Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds (New Riders)
Monday, 08 March 2010
Written by a leading virtual world devlopers using Flash Actionscript, the main focus of this book is on deconstruction of all aspects of multiplayer game and virtual world development. The book covers chatting, avatar creation, mini-game integration, pathfinding, and more.
LINQ to Objects Using C# 4.0 (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 05 March 2010

As well as LINQ to Objects' key features and query syntax and techniques for applying and extending them in C# 4.0 and C# 3.0 it covers Parallel LINQ to Objects (PLINQ) to optimize queries for multi-core processors, and how to build custom parallel query operators. Provides help with combining data from multiple sources, and working with large sets of data.


WordPress in Depth (Que)
Thursday, 04 March 2010
Several million bloggers have downloaded this powerful open source software, and millions more are using's hosted services. This is a comprehensive reference for everyone who wants to use either WordPress or more effectively and introduces powerful techniques that can't be performed from the standard GUI interface, but require coding and custom widgets.
Assembly Language for X86 Processors (Prentice Hall)
Wednesday, 03 March 2010
Now in its 6th edition and written specifically for the Intel/Windows/DOS platform, this complete and fully updated study of assembly language teaches students to write and debug programs at the machine level. Based on the Intel processor family, it demystifies concepts that students need to grasp before moving on to more advanced computer architecture and operating systems courses.
Learn Cocoa on the Mac (Apress)
Tuesday, 02 March 2010

The Cocoa frameworks are among the most powerful for creating native desktop applications and Apple gives them away, along with the Xcode development environment, for free! This book helps you get to grips with the full Cocoa toolset via practical, hands–on learning and shows which parts of the iPhone SDK overlap with the Mac OS X development tools.

Windows System Programming (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 01 March 2010
4th Edition contains extensive new coverage of 64-bit programming, parallelism, multicore systems. Code examples have been updated, streamlined, debugged and tested in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, on single and multiprocessor systems, and under Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, and XP. Sample programs are now illustrated with dozens of screenshots.
Teach Yourself Basecamp in 10 Minutes (Sams)
Friday, 26 February 2010
Comprehensive guide to the online, collaborative project management tool. By working through the severnteen 10-minute lessons, you'll learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed with Basecamp. Covers choosing the right subscription plan; managing people, companies and permissions; milestones todo lists and scheduling; collaborating with Whiteboard, Chat and RSS tools.
CouchDB (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 25 February 2010

An introduction to Apache CouchDB, a schema-free database designed to work with document-based information such as contacts, invoices, and receipts. Each chapter showcases key features, such as simple document CRUD (create, read, updated, delete), advanced MapReduce, and deployment tuning for performance and reliability, using clear and practical scenarios.



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