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.



Beginning ReactJS Foundations (Wrox)
Wednesday, 09 March 2022

This book walks readers through the fundamental concepts of programming with the React JS front-end tool. Written by Chris Minnick, a full-stack engineer, speaker, and community organizer, the book looks at how to understand React and how to begin building applications with it. The book covers the technical terminology used by ReactJS developers and works with relevant and modern examples perfect for React and programming newbies and veterans alike. It assumes no prior software engineering knowledge or experience, explaining and clarifying terms of art as they’re introduced.


Kubernetes Native Microservices with Quarkus and MicroProfile (Manning)
Monday, 07 March 2022

This book introduces next generation tools that have been cloud-native and Kubernetes-aware right from the beginning. Written by veteran Java developers John Clingan and Ken Finnigan, this book shares expert insight into Quarkus and MicroProfile directly from contributors at Red Hat. You’ll learn how to utilize these modern tools to create efficient enterprise Java applications that are easy to deploy, maintain, and expand.

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Machine Learning with PyTorch and Scikit-Learn (Packt)
Friday, 04 March 2022

This book sets out to be a comprehensive guide to machine learning and deep learning with PyTorch, and to act as both a step-by-step tutorial and a reference. Sebastian Raschka and Yuxi (Hayden) Liu provide explanations, visualizations, and examples, to cover the essential machine learning techniques in depth. This new edition is expanded to cover the latest trends in deep learning, including graph neural networks and large-scale transformers used for natural language processing (NLP).


C# 10.0 All-in-One For Dummies (Wiley)
Wednesday, 02 March 2022

This book teaches the basics of the language itself, how to code in Visual Studio, and how to take advantage of the new features in the latest release. In six mini books, John Paul Mueller takes you through the changes to C# and the practical applications and dev tools that you need to know. New features covered include records, init only setters, top-level statements, pattern matching enhancements, and fit and finish features.


SQL in 24 Hours, 7th Ed (Sams Teach Yourself)
Monday, 28 February 2022

This book contains 24 lessons of one hour or less to show how to use SQL to build effective databases, efficiently retrieve data, and manage everything from performance to security. Ryan Stephens shows how to work with database structures, objects, queries, and tables. This Seventh Edition is thoroughly revised and reorganized for faster learning and a deeper understanding of modern SQL development.


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.



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