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.

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The Advanced Roblox Coding Book (Adams Media)
Friday, 17 June 2022

This book provides next-level, beginner-friendly guidance for middle-grade readers using Roblox Studio and Lua code to create interactive games. Heath Haskins shows where and how to use scripts, how to introduce variables and customize graphic elements, and then how to put these skills together into fun and interesting games and experiences.

<ASIN:1507217889>

 
C++ Programming 6th Ed (In Easy Steps)
Wednesday, 15 June 2022

This book shows you how to program in the C++ native system language. Now in its sixth edition, in this guide Mike McGrath gives complete examples that illustrate each aspect with colorized source code. Updated  for the GNU C Compiler and Visual Studio 2022. This book makes no assumption that you have previous knowledge of any programming language, so it is suitable for the beginner to programming in C++. It demonstrates all the C++ language basics before moving on to provide examples of Object Oriented Programming (OOP).

<ASIN:1840789719>

 
Programming in Ada 2012, 2nd Ed (Cambridge University Press)
Monday, 13 June 2022

The latest edition of the definitive guide to the Ada language covers the full details of the core language Ada 2012 as updated by the 2016 ISO Corrigendum and, as its subtitle suggests, introduces the key new features in Ada 2022. The book is in four parts. John Barnes begins by introducing the fundamental concepts for newcomers, before moving onto algorithmic aspects and then structural features such as OOP and multitasking.

<ASIN:1009181343>

 
Learn Python through Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales (Sundae Electronics)
Friday, 10 June 2022

This book sets out to teach Python programming with classic nursery rhymes and fairy tales like you’ve never seen them before - written as computer programs. 

Aimed at kids and adults alike, Shari Eskenas and Ana Quintero Villafraz have written Python programs that when run on your computer display nursery rhymes and fairy tale stories printed out on your screen.

<ASIN:1735907987>

 
Software Design Patterns for Java Developers (BPB Publications)
Wednesday, 08 June 2022

This book discusses the fundamentals of software design as well as well-established design patterns that simplify and outperform the entire software development cycle. To begin, Lalit Mehra covers the various types of software design patterns and how they differ from one another. Using numerous examples, you can investigate the implementation of various design patterns such as singleton, object pool, adapter, abstract factory, and proxy.

<ASIN:‎ 9391392474>

 
Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step 10th Ed (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 06 June 2022

In this book, John Sharp provides software developers all the guidance, exercises, and code needed to start building responsive, scalable, cloud-connected applications. The book has been updated to cover the latest version of C# with Visual Studio 2022.

<ASIN:0137619839>

 
Coding with Python (In Easy Steps)
Friday, 03 June 2022

This book, subtitled "Create Amazing Graphics" is part of the QuestKids set of books aimed at younger children which benefit from the full-color experience of other In Easy Steps titles. Max Wainewright introduces coding in Python through a variety of projects. Each one teaches new coding concepts and results in some amazing graphics.

<ASIN:1840789573>

 
Modeling and Simulation in Python (Chapman & Hall)
Wednesday, 01 June 2022

This book introduces fundamental computational modeling techniques that are used in a variety of science and engineering disciplines. Jason M. Kinser emphasizes algorithmic thinking skills using different computational environments, and includes a number of interesting examples. 

<ASIN:103211648X>

 
R in Action, 3rd Ed (Manning)
Monday, 30 May 2022

This guide smooths R’s steep learning curve with practical solutions and real-world applications for commercial environments. In this revised and expanded third edition, Dr. Robert I. Kabacoff provides fresh coverage of the new tidyverse approach to data analysis and R’s state-of-the-art graphing capabilities with the ggplot2 package.

<ASIN:1617296058>

 
The Art of Cyberwarfare (No Starch Press)
Friday, 27 May 2022

This book, subtitled "An Investigator's Guide to Espionage, Ransomware, and Organized Cybercrime", is a practical guide to understanding and analyzing cyber attacks by advanced attackers, such as nation states. Jon DiMaggio looks at the major players in these cyber wars, the techniques they use, and the process of analyzing their advanced attacks.

<ASIN:1718502141>

 
C# Programming, 3rd Ed (In Easy Steps)
Wednesday, 25 May 2022

In this third edition, updated for Visual Studio 2022, Mike McGrath shows how to code applications and demonstrates every aspect of the C# language needed to produce professional programming results. The book's examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing C# language basics including variables, arrays, logic, looping, methods, and classes.

<ASIN:1840789735>

 
C++20 for Programmers 3rd Ed (Pearson)
Monday, 23 May 2022

Subtitled "An Objects-Natural Approach", this book has been written for programmers with a background in another high-level language. Paul and Harvey Deitel look at modern C++ development hands on using C++20 and its "Big Four" features - Ranges, Concepts, Modules and Coroutines. 

<ASIN: 0136905692>

 
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