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.



Street Coder (Manning)
Friday, 25 February 2022

This book, subtitled "The rules to break and how to break them", looks at how computer science theory quickly collides with the harsh reality of professional software development. in this smart and funny beginner's guide, Sedat Kapanoglu shows you how to get the job done by prioritizing tasks, making quick decisions, and knowing which rules to break. This is a programmer's survival guide, full of tips, tricks, and hacks that will make you a more efficient programmer. It takes the best practices you learn in a computer science class and deconstructs them to show when they’re beneficial—and when they aren't!


Java: A Beginner's Guide, 9th Ed (McGraw Hill)
Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Updated for Java Platform Standard Edition 17, this hands-on book shows, step by step, how to get started programming in Java from the very first chapter. Herbert Schildt starts with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program. From there, you will learn essential Java keywords, syntax, and commands.


PHP & MySQL: Server-side Web Development (Wiley)
Tuesday, 22 February 2022

In this book Jon Duckett shows how PHP is used to build sites, along with how website sites store information in MySQL, and how to use the database to create the web pages. This full-color book has code examples, infographics and photography that cover the PHP language and how to work with databases, along with how to build new applications from scratch.


Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing (Rooted Grove)
Friday, 18 February 2022

This book is aimed at students who want to learn quantum computing beyond a conceptual level, but who lack advanced training in mathematics. The only prerequisite is trigonometry, and mathematics beyond that will be covered, including linear algebra. Dr Thomas G Wong begins with a significant overview of classical computing, from how they add numbers to their computational limits, and it mirrors many of the quantum computing topics that are covered later.


Object-Oriented Python (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 16 February 2022

With the subtitle "Master OOP by Building Games and GUIs", this is a guide to mastering object-oriented programming from the ground up. Irv Kalb covers the basics of building classes and creating objects, and puts theory into practice using the pygame package with clear examples that help visualize the object-oriented style. The book explores the key concepts of object-oriented programming — encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance — and shows best practices for doing so. Finally, you’ll bring it all together by building a complex video game, complete with full animations and sounds.


Professional Scrum Development with Azure DevOps (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 14 February 2022

This book is designed to help development teams plan, track, and manage work far more effectively, by combining today's leading agile framework (Scrum) and Microsoft's ALM/DevOps toolset (Azure DevOps). Richard Hundhausen covers team formation, backlogs, Sprints, test plans, collaboration, flow, continuous improvement, Azure Boards, Azure Test Plans, and the real-world tradeoffs associated with DevOps.


The Age of Data: Embracing Algorithms in Art & Design (Niggli Verlag)
Friday, 11 February 2022

This book focuses on the esthetics and creativity of a new generation of designers who are using algorithm-supported tools along the vertical.  Christoph Grünberger asked the biggest names in the world of data-driven design to present their most important work on the basis of facts, aspects, and stories and to provide insights into their creative processes. These range from the vision via the underlying code and challenges in the implementation concept, to the finished work.


Hands-On Data Preprocessing in Python (Packt)
Wednesday, 09 February 2022

This book teaches data preprocessing techniques from multiple perspectives. Roy Jafari looks at different technical and analytical aspects of data preprocessing – data collection, data cleaning, data integration, data reduction, and data transformation – and describes how to get to grips with implementing them using the open source Python programming environment.


Murach's Java Programming 6th Ed (Murach)
Monday, 07 February 2022

This book starts with a 9-chapter course that gets anyone off to a great start building object-oriented applications in Java. Joel Murach then builds on that base by presenting more on object-oriented programming, the essentials for developing GUIs, and additional skills that every professional Java programmer should have, including how to work with a database. By the end of the book, Murach has covered Java skills including developing object-oriented applications that use a graphical user interface (GUI) and a database.


The C# Player's Guide 5th Ed (Starbound Software)
Friday, 04 February 2022

This book aims to shake off the dusty, dull, dryness of the typical programming book, replacing it with something more exciting and flavorful. R B Whitaker combines a bit of humor, a casual tone, and examples involving dragons and asteroids instead of bank accounts and employees. And since you learn to program by doing instead of just reading, this book contains over 100 hands-on programming challenges.


Practical SQL, 2nd Edition (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 02 February 2022

This book is an approachable and fast-paced guide to SQL (Structured Query Language), the standard programming language for defining, organizing, and exploring data in relational databases. Anthony DeBarros, a journalist and data analyst, focuses on using SQL to find the story within your data. The examples and code use the open-source database PostgreSQL and its companion pgAdmin interface, and the concepts you learn will apply to most database management systems, including MySQL, Oracle, SQLite, and others.


Seriously Good Software (Manning)
Monday, 31 January 2022

In this book, Marco Faella teaches techniques for writing better code. You’ll start with a simple application and follow it through seven careful refactorings, each designed to explore another dimension of quality. The book explores fundamental dimensions of code quality by enhancing a simple implementation into a robust, professional-quality application. Questions, exercises, and Java-based examples ensure you’ll get a firm grasp of the concepts as you go.



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