Book Watch Archive

SQL Fundamentals - Livelessons (Sams)
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

In eight hours of video instruction SQL expert Arie D. Jones teaches you SQL the right way—hands-on and step-by-step! These video lessons focus on exactly what you need to know to master SQL fast and put your new skills to work immediately. Bundle also includes Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours. 


JavaServer Faces 2.0 (McGraw-Hill Osborne)
Monday, 22 February 2010

The second edition of this complete reference guide has been fully revised and updated for JavaServer Faces 2.0. A fast-paced introduction helps get your first JSF application up and running. Each aspect of JSF is then examined in depth, including request processing lifecycle, page navigation, component development, Ajax, validation, internationalization, and security.


Beginning Python (Wrox)
Friday, 19 February 2010

Beginning with the most basic concepts of the Python language with special focus on the 2.6 and 3.1 versions James Payne offers an in–depth look at existing Python programs so you can learn by example. Topics progress from strings, lists, and dictionaries to classes, objects, and modules showing to create a robust, reliable reusable Python application.


IronRuby Unleashed (Sams)
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Writing for both Ruby and .NET developers, Shay Friedman begins by explaining how IronRuby leverages the new Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) libraries to run atop the .NET Framework and access its resources. He then presents an in-depth IronRuby tutorial basic syntax and object-oriented programming techniques through advanced concepts.
Introducing .NET 4.0: With Visual Studio 2010 (Apress)
Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Microsoft is introducing changes to the way that the .NET Framework operates. Familiar technologies are being altered, best practices replaced, and developer methodologies adjusted. This book is about breadth rather than depth. it will get you up to speed quickly on what's new in enough depth to get you going but without getting bogged down in the detail.


97 Things Every Programmer Should Know (O'Reilly)
Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Subtitled Collective Wisdom from the Experts this book represents Kevlin Henney's distillation of programming tips and advice from some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the industry. Its wealth of practical knowledge contains principles that apply to projects of all types.


Metaprogramming Ruby (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Monday, 15 February 2010

Describes metaprogramming as an essential component of Ruby.  Once you understand the principles of Ruby, including the object model, scopes, and eigenclasses, you're on your way to applying metaprogramming both in your daily work and in your fun, after-hours projects. Packed with examples of metaprogramming in action, many offrom popular libraries or frameworks, such as Rails.


CLR via C# 3rd Edition (Microsoft Press)
Friday, 12 February 2010

Dig deep and master the intricacies of the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework 4.0. Jeffrey Richter, a speaker at next month's DevWeek 2010 event in London, provides hands-on instruction and extensive C# code samples to help you tackle the tough topics and develop high-performance applications.


Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development (Addison-Wesley)
Thursday, 11 February 2010

Increasingly, large product-development organizations are turning to lean thinking, agile principles and practices, and large-scale Scrum. Drawing on their long experience leading and with large, multisite, and offshore product development, Craig Larman and Bas Vodde share the key action tools needed for success.


Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
How to write iPhone apps quickly and efficiently without Objective-C or Cocoa using your existing skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.  Examples and step-by-step instructions show to build iPhone apps with standard web tools, refactor a traditional website into an iPhone web app and hook into advanced iPhone features.
Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business (Wiley)
Tuesday, 09 February 2010

Offers a quick and complete toolkit to get you up to speed on the latest that online video and related media have to offer. Includes case histories, tools that businesses can follow as the expand onto the social web, step-by-step directions on creating, editing and posting videos and making content go viral.


Real-World Functional Programming (Manning)
Monday, 08 February 2010

Explores the functional programming model through the F# and C# languages. Uses examples to teach readers how functional programming differs from other approaches and explains how ideas look in F#-a functional language-as well as how they can be successfully used to solve programming problems in C#.


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