Book Reviews

By Heather La Bash

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Professional XMPP

Using the XMPP protocol, programmers can create instant messaging and collaborative spaces, real-time gaming, and data synchronization applications. With the JavaScript language and the jQuery library, Professional XMPP will teach you how to build applications that meet real-world needs and let you add new features to apps you've already created.

Professional XMPP Programming with JavaScript and jQuery

Jack Moffitt

Wrox, 2009

ISBN: 9780470540718

US$ 49.99, UKú 33.99

Nanocomputers and Swarm Intelligence

Author Waldner writes that although the power of the integrated circuit is still growing, eventually a physical limit to its performance will come. Waldner introduces the reader to quantic computing, nanotubes, and ADN computing and explores the effect of nanocomputing on coding, system implementation, and IT job mutation.

Nanocomputers and Swarm Intelligence

Jean-Baptiste Waldner

Wiley, 2009

ISBN 9781848210097

US$ 135.00, UKú 104.07

Joomla! Bible

Aimed at those new to this open source CMS for websites, Joomla! Bible provides the documentation needed to help you build and manage websites with Joomla! 1.5. With the use of step-by-step examples, this book will show you how to obtain and deploy the Joomla! 1.5 code, use core modules effectively to obtain advanced functionality, and use JomSocial to create your presence in the Web 2.0 world.

Joomla! Bible

Ric Shreves

Wiley, 2009

ISBN 9780470509579

US$ 44.99, UKú 28.99

Django 1.1

Django application developers will learn how to make the best use of Django's rich testing and debugging features. For developers with experience in Django and Python and database-driven web applications, Django 1.1 teaches the pros and cons of different tests and how to use external tools for sophisticated testing, interpret Django's debug error pages, and write debugging aids.

Django 1.1: Testing and Debugging

Karen M. Tracey

Packt Publishing, 2009

ISBN 1847197566

US$ 49.99, UKú 30.99

R in a Nutshell Desktop Reference

R is becoming increasingly popular as a tool for data visualization and statistical computing. Adler's R in a Nutshell provides an overview of the tool and a reference to R's most common features. Beginning with an overview of the R language, the text also covers statistical tests, modeling functions, charts, R graphics, and lattice graphics. Readers can look forward to being able to "perform complicated statistical analysis in minutes that would have taken hours" in other programs.

R in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

Joseph Adler

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 9780596801700

US$ 49.99, UKú 38.50

Open Source Compliance

This text is a practical resource for software developers, managers, and executives of open source software who "need to ensure compliance with open source licenses." Dr. Ibrahim Haddad explains open source licensing obligations, case studies of what can go wrong and how to avoid these situations, best practices for compliance, and the different components of a compliance infrastructure.

Practical Guide to Open Source Compliance

Ibrahim Haddad

Apress, 2010

ISBN 9781430226444

US$ 49.99, UKú 39.49

HTML & XHTML Pocket Reference

Robbins, "one of the first designers for the Web" and author of Web Design in a Nutshell, has dispensed with all but the most necessary information needed by serious web designers and programmers to design standards-compliant websites. This book's strength is in its "easy-to-find listings of every HTML and XHTML tag, and every Cascading Style Sheet value." The listing of elements alphabetically and by function expedites the reader's ability to find the material desired.

HTML & XHTML Pocket Reference, Fourth Edition

Jennifer Niederst Robbins

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 9780596805869

US$ 12.99, UKú 9.99

Pro Python

Written for experienced system administrators who need to manage "small-to-medium-sized server estates" on a daily basis, author Rytis Sileika shows how to use Python to solve real-world problems in network administration, web server administration and monitoring, and database administration. With this book, you can learn how to automate tasks with Python's built-in libraries and large number of third-party libraries.

Pro Python System Administration

Rytis Sileika

Apress, 2010

ISBN 9781430226055

US$ 49.99, UKú 39.49