New Books @ EnggLib2 as of March 22, 2014


Find the bug : a book of incorrect programs
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Adam Barr
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Finding bugs and understanding what is really happening within code is a lostart. Only truly good programmers are able to emulate the processor in theirown mind (e.g. read the code and understand how it might work without goingto the trouble of running it). Adam Barr wonders how programmers aresupposed to build better programs if they do not know what is going on incode. The true pursuit of most software programmers is not creatingapplications from scratch; the reality of their day-to-day work is that theyusually have to deal with inherited code. This code, likely written by someoneelse, must be optimized, tweaked, and improved. Therefore, programmers whoare adept at reading, understanding, and improving code are in hot demand.These skills are drawn to the forefront with the help of this new book.This book is language-independent. The author borrows from his extensiveexperience at Microsoft Corporation and as an independent consultant to showhow programming skills can be honed by going through the exercise of findingthe bugs in existing code. By teaching programmers how to troubleshoot, it isthe author’s belief that programmers will learn how to think like a programmer,and ultimately produce better software in a more timely fashion.

Essential Windows phone 7.5 : application development with Silverlight
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Shawn Wildermuth
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education

Essential Windows Phone 7.5 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Silverlight and Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps.

After introducing the latest version of Windows Phone, Shawn Wildermuth dives directly into the essentials, emphasizing best-practice examples and illustrating with code. You’ll build a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques.

From planning and design through application delivery, Shawn Wildermuth guides you through the entire mobile development lifecycle, showing how to make the most of Windows Phone 7.5’s most important new capabilities. Whether you’re a .NET or Silverlight developer going mobile, or an experienced mobile developer moving to Windows Phone, Essential Windows Phone 7.5 delivers all the skills you’ll need.

Coverage includes

  • Leveraging Microsoft’s breakthrough Metro design language
  • Using phone features such as email, calling, search, Web browsing, and the camera
  • Designing the look and feel of your user interface with XAML
  • Interacting with users via Panorama, Pivot, and other controls
  • Mastering the new Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone 7.5
  • Choosing the right application paradigm and functionality for your specific app
  • Incorporating touch, vibration, motion, and sound into your interfaces
  • Working with Windows Phone 7.5’s unique hubs and tiles
  • Building location-based services that work with the phone’s GPS
  • Storing data in Isolated Storage or Windows Phone 7.5’s database support
  • Multitasking reliably, without compromising performance
  • Integrating external data via REST, conventional Web services, and push notifications
  • Integrating external data via REST, conventional Web services, and push notifications

Artificial intelligence : structures and strategies for complex problem solving,5th ed.
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author George F. Luger
Place of Publication Harlow, England
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Much has changed since the early editions of Artificial Intelligence were published. To reflect this the introductory material of this fifth edition has been substantially revised and rewritten to capture the excitement of the latest developments in AI work. Artificial intelligence is a diverse field. To ask the question “what is intelligence?” is to invite as many answers as there are approaches to the subject of artificial intelligence. These could be intelligent agents, logical reasoning, neural networks, expert systems, evolutionary computing and so on. This fifth edition covers all the main strategies used for creating computer systems that will behave in “intelligent” ways. It combines the broadest approach of any text in the marketplace with the practical information necessary to implement the strategies discussed, showing how to do this through Prolog or LISP programming.

Head first object-oriented analysis and design
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Brett D. McLaughlin, Gary Pollice, David West
Place of Publication Sebastopol, Calif.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher O’Reilly

“Head First Object Oriented Analysis and Design is a refreshing look at subject of OOAD. What sets this book apart is its focus on learning. The authors have made the content of OOAD accessible and usable for the practitioner.”
–Ivar Jacobson, Ivar Jacobson Consulting

“I just finished reading HF OOA&D and I loved it! The thing I liked most about this book was its focus on why we do OOA&D-to write great software!”
–Kyle Brown, Distinguished Engineer, IBM

“Hidden behind the funny pictures and crazy fonts is a serious, intelligent, extremely well-crafted presentation of OO Analysis and Design. As I read the book, I felt like I was looking over the shoulder of an expert designer who was explaining to me what issues were important at each step, and why.”
–Edward Sciore, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Boston College
Tired of reading Object Oriented Analysis and Design books that only makes sense after you’re an expert? You’ve heard OOA&D can help you write great software every time-software that makes your boss happy, your customers satisfied and gives you more time to do what makes you happy. But how?
Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design shows you how to analyze, design, and write serious object-oriented software: software that’s easy to reuse, maintain, and extend; software that doesn’t hurt your head; software that lets you add new features without breaking the old ones. Inside you will learn how to:

    • Use OO principles like encapsulation and delegation to build applications that are flexible
    • Apply the Open-Closed Principle (OCP) and the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) to promote reuse of your code
    • Leverage the power of design patterns to solve your problems more efficiently
    • Use UML, use cases, and diagrams to ensure that all stakeholders are communicating clearly to help you deliver the right software that meets everyone’s needs.

By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design compresses the time it takes to learn and retain complex information. Expect to have fun, expect to learn, expect to be writing great software consistently by the time you’re finished reading this!

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