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.

 

 



Embracing Modern C++ Safely (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 12 January 2022

This book describes how to make effective use of the new and enhanced language features of modern C++ without falling victim to their potential pitfalls. Based on their years of experience with large, mission-critical projects, Dr. John Lakos and his co-authors divide C++11/14 language features into three categories: Safe, Conditionally Safe, and Unsafe.

<ASIN:‎0137380356>

 
Rust for Rustaceans (No Starch)
Monday, 10 January 2022

This book is aimed at developers who have mastered the basics, and who want to take the next step to professional-level programming in Rust. Author Jon Gjengset covers everything needed to build and maintain larger code bases, write powerful and flexible applications and libraries, and confidently expand the scope and complexity of your projects.

<ASIN:1718501854>

 
The Quantum Internet: The Second Quantum Revolution (Cambridge University Press)
Friday, 07 January 2022

This book examines in detail the idea of the quantum internet, which Peter P. Rohde describes as the quantum revolution that will follow the emergence of quantum computing, interconnecting individual quantum computers at the global level. This book examines in detail how the quantum internet would evolve in practise, focusing not only on the technology itself, but also the implications it will have economically and politically, with numerous non-technical sections throughout the text providing broader context to the discussion.

<ASIN:1108491456>

 
Deep Learning with Python, 2nd Ed (Manning)
Wednesday, 05 January 2022

This book shows how to put the full capabilities of deep learning into action. This extensively revised full color second edition introduces deep learning using Python and Keras, and François Chollet, creator of Keras, provides insights for both novice and experienced ML practitioners. You’ll learn practical techniques that are easy to apply in the real world, and important theory for perfecting neural networks.

<ASIN:‎1617296864>

 
Murach's HTML and CSS, 5th Ed (Murach)
Tuesday, 04 January 2022

In this book Anne Boehm and Zak Ruvalcaba cover HTML and CSS skills from the very basics through responsive design to enhancements like forms, video, and CSS animations, and website usability and deployment. This 5th Edition updates and improves all the content in the book, and is in full color.

<ASIN:‎1943872864>

 
Managing Humans, 4th Ed (Apress)
Friday, 31 December 2021

In the latest edition of his book, subtitled "Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager", Michael Lopp continues to draw leadership advice from some of the most important software companies of our modern age. Educational stories from companies across Silicon Valley such as Apple, Slack, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, and Borland detail the experiences of bright software engineers in an ever-changing industry. 

<ASIN:1484271157>

 
Bug Bounty Bootcamp (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 29 December 2021

This book shows how to hack web applications for company-sponsored bug bounty programs where researchers are invited to search for vulnerabilities on applications and can be rewarded for their findings. Vickie Li shows how to perform reconnaissance on a target, how to identify vulnerabilities, and how to exploit them. You'll also learn how to navigate bug bounty programs set up by companies to reward security professionals for finding bugs in their web applications.

<ASIN:1718501544>

 
Coding with Roblox Lua in 24 Hours (Sams)
Friday, 24 December 2021

This book teaches the skills and techniques needed to code Roblox experiences. Perfect for beginners, each short and easy lesson builds upon everything that’s come before, helping you quickly master the essentials of Lua programming. Step-by-step instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q&As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; “Did You Know?” tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and “Watch Out!” alerts help you avoid pitfalls

<ASIN:0136829422>

 
Java: The Complete Reference, 12th Ed (McGraw Hill)
Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Fully updated for Java SE 17, this book explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Herb Schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles. You’ll also find information on key portions of the Java API library, such as I/O, the Collections Framework, the stream library, and the concurrency utilities. Swing, JavaBeans, and servlets are examined, and numerous examples demonstrate Java in action.

<ASIN:1260463419>

 
Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity 2021 6th Ed (Packt)
Monday, 20 December 2021

This book covers the core concepts of programming in C#, including variables, classes, and object-oriented programming. Harrison Ferrone explores the fundamentals of Unity game development, including game design, lighting basics, player movement, camera controls, and collisions. He shows how to write C# scripts for simple game mechanics, perform procedural programming, and add complexity to games by introducing smart enemies and damage-causing projectiles.

<ASIN:1801813949>

 
Math for Deep Learning (No Starch Press)
Friday, 17 December 2021

This book, subtitled "What You Need to Know to Understand Neural Networks" provides the essential math to  follow deep learning discussions, explore more complex implementations, and better use the deep learning toolkits. Ronald T. Kneusel uses Python examples to explain key deep learning related topics in probability, statistics, linear algebra, differential calculus, and matrix calculus as well as how to implement data flow in a neural network, backpropagation, and gradient descent.  You’ll also use Python to work through the mathematics that underlies those algorithms and even build a fully-functional neural network.

<ASIN:‎ 1718501900>

 
Microservices in .NET 2nd Ed (Manning)
Wednesday, 15 December 2021

This book is a comprehensive guide to building microservice applications using the .NET stack. After a crystal-clear introduction to the microservices architectural style, Christian Horsdal Gammelgaard teaches you practical microservices development skills using ASP.NET. This second edition of the bestselling original has been revised with up-to-date tools for the .NET ecosystem, and more new coverage of scoping microservices and deploying to Kubernetes.

<ASIN:1617297925>

 
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