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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Programmer's Python: Everything Is An Object, 2nd Ed (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 29 June 2022

This book sets out to explain the deeper logic in the approach that Python 3 takes to classes and objects. Mike James' subject is roughly speaking everything to do with the way Python implements objects. That is, in order of sophistication, metaclass; class; object; attribute; and all of the other facilities such as functions, methods and the many “magic methods” that Python uses to make it all work. This expanded second edition uses Visual Studio Code and has an Appendix on how to use it with Python.


Learn Enough JavaScript to Be Dangerous (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 27 June 2022

In this book, subtitled "Write Programs, Publish Packages, and Develop Interactive Websites with JavaScript", Michael Hartl teaches the specific concepts, skills, and approaches you need to be professionally productive. Treating JavaScript as a general-purpose language right from the start, Hartl offers examples for creating dynamic effects in browsers and for writing scripts and modules using Node.js. Focused exercises help you internalize what matters, without wasting time on details pros don't care about.


Analyzing Social Networks Using R (SAGE Publications)
Friday, 24 June 2022

This book introduces network research in R, walking the reader through every step of doing social network analysis. Drawing together research design, data collection and data analysis, Stephen Borgatti et al explain the core concepts of network analysis in a non-technical way. The book balances an easy to follow explanation of the theoretical and statistical foundations underpinning network analysis with practical guidance on key steps like data management, preparation and visualisation.


React and React Native 4th Ed (Packt)
Wednesday, 22 June 2022

This book has been updated to the latest React 18 to help readers go from beginner to professional in React applications development. In this fourth edition, Adam Boduch, Roy Derks and Mikhail Sakhniuk look at the latest features, enhancements, and fixes to align with React 18, while also being compatible with React Native. It includes new chapters covering critical features and concepts in modern cross-platform app development with React.


Software Mistakes and Tradeoffs (Manning)
Monday, 20 June 2022

This book, subtitled "How to make good programming decisions", shows how to optimize the decisions that define your code by exploring the common mistakes and intentional tradeoffs made by expert developers. Tomasz Lelek and Jon Skeet explore real-world scenarios where poor understanding of tradeoffs lead to major problems down the road, so you can preempt your own mistakes with a more thoughtful approach to decision making.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.



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