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.



Agile Product Management with Scrum (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 14 June 2010

Using real-world examples Roman Pichler describes a broad range of agile product management practices, including making agile product discovery work, taking advantage of emergent requirements, creating the minimal marketable product, leveraging early customer feedback, and working closely with the development team.


The CSS Detective Guide (New Riders)
Friday, 11 June 2010
Subtitled "Tricks for solving tough CSS mysteries", this slim volume aims to teach real world troubleshooting skills by showing how to track clues, analyze the evidence, and get to the truth. Play the detective and find the guilty culprit in six CSS mystery cases.
Cocoa Recipes for Mac OS X, 2nd Ed (Peachpit Press)
Thursday, 10 June 2010

Springing from the original Vermont Recipes Web site this is a cookbook that shows you how to create a complete Mac OS X application. In this updated edition, author Bill Cheeseman employs a practical, step-by-step method for building a program from start to finish using the Cocoa frameworks.


Windows Mobile Game Development (Apress)
Wednesday, 09 June 2010

A comprehensive guide to developing games for both the Windows Mobile platform and the Windows Phone using C# and VB.NET. It goes through every aspect from setting up your development environment for the first time thru creating advanced 3D graphics to making your applications available to others.


Facebook Marketing, 2nd Ed (Que)
Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Author Steven Holzner sets out to reveal new social marketing techniques and how to make the most of them. Using case studies, from successful Facebook marketeers it helps you avoid pitfalls that can cost you money and credibility and create "viral" Facebook marketing programs that achieve maximum results at minimum cost.


The Design of Design (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 07 June 2010

This collection of Essays from a Computer Scientist is by Frederick P. Brooks, best known as "father of the IBM System/360" and as the author of The Mythical Man Month. It contains twenty new essays with insights about the design process plus seven case studies.


Head First C# 2nd Edition (O'Reilly)
Friday, 04 June 2010
Following the Head First format that introduces the language in a fun, visual way this book covers creating your first program to learning sophisticated coding skills with C# 4.0, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.

See iProgrammer's review of the previous edition.



White Space is Not Your Enemy (Focal Press)
Thursday, 03 June 2010

This is intended as a beginner's guide to communicating visually through graphic, web and multimedia design. Topics include: the basics of effective design that communicates its intended message, pre-design planning, layout sins to avoid, basic typography and use of color.


Language Implementation Patterns (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 02 June 2010

Subtitled, "Create Your Own Domain-Specific and General Programming Languages" this book shows how to create configuration file readers, data readers, model-driven code generators, source-to-source translators, source analyzers, and interpreters. Patterns are completely general and the implementations use Java.


Geometric Algebra Computing (Springer)
Tuesday, 01 June 2010

With contributions from a global selection of experts this text offers new insights and solutions for the development of theorems, algorithms and advanced methods for real-time applications across a range of disciplines. The discussion of all applications is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous examples, figures and experimental analysis.


Core JavaServer Faces (Prentice Hall)
Friday, 28 May 2010

This 3rd edition has been updated to make optimum use of all the new features in JSF 2.0, a major upgrade, which adds many useful features and simplifies the programming model. It  includes three new chapters on using Facelets tags for templating, building composite components, and developing Ajax applications.


Programming Windows Azure (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 27 May 2010

How to use Windows Azure's hosting capabilities and storage services to build, deploy, host and manage applications in the Microsoft cloud. Learn how to build applications using the Windows Azure toolset, understand how to use its programming model and management capabilities and see how it  works underneath the covers.



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