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2010, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 1, Paperback, New, Riley

Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it's a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas.

Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed beautiful ways of testing a wide range of products -- valuable knowledge that you can apply to your own projects.

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Rs.900.00
2010, Shroff/O'Reilly, 1, New, Paperback, Julie Steele, Noah Iliinsky
Visualization is the graphic presentation of data -- portrayals meant to reveal complex information at a glance. Think of the familiar map of the New York City subway system, or a diagram of the human brain. Successful visualizations are beautiful not only for their aesthetic design, but also for elegant layers of detail that efficiently generate insight and new understanding.
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2014, Shroff/O'Reilly, No, First, New, India, Goodliffe
If you’re passionate about programming and want to get better at it, you’ve come to the right source. Code Craft author Pete Goodliffe presents a collection of useful techniques and approaches to the art and craft of programming that will help boost your career and your well-being.

Goodliffe presents sound advice that he’s learned in 15 years of professional programming. The book’s standalone chapters span the range of a software developer’s life—dealing with code, learning the trade, and improving performance—with no language or industry bias. Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a neophyte professional, or a hobbyist, you’ll find valuable tips in five independent categories:
  • Code-level techniques for crafting lines of code, testing, debugging, and coping with complexity
  • Practices, approaches, and attitudes: keep it simple, collaborate well, reuse, and create malleable code
  • Tactics for learning effectively, behaving ethically, finding challenges, and avoiding stagnation
  • Practical ways to complete things: use the right tools, know what “done” looks like, and seek help from colleagues
  • Habits for working well with others, and pursuing development as a social activity

About the Author
Pete Goodliffe is a programmer, a software development columnist, a musician, and author. He never stays at the same place in the software food chain - his projects range from OS implementation, through audio codecs, to multimedia applications; from embedded firmware, through iOS development, to desktop applications. He has a passion for curry and doesn’t wear shoes.

Pete’s popular development book Code Craft is a practical and entertaining investigation of the entire programming pursuit. In about 600 pages. No mean feat! It has been translated into many languages. He writes a magazine column called "Becoming a Better Programmer," has contributed to several software development books, and regularly speaks on software development topics.

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Rs.675.00
2014, Shroff/O'Reilly, No, First, New, India, Backfield
If you have an imperative (and probably object-oriented) programming background, this hands-on book will guide you through the alien world of functional programming. Author Joshua Backfield begins slowly by showing you how to apply the most useful implementation concepts before taking you further into functional-style concepts and practices.

In each chapter, you’ll learn a functional concept and then use it to refactor the fictional XXY company’s imperative-style legacy code, writing and testing the functional code yourself. As you progress through the book, you’ll migrate from Java 7 to Groovy and finally to Scala as the need for better functional language support gradually increases.
  • Learn why today’s finely tuned applications work better with functional code
  • Transform imperative-style patterns into functional code, following basic steps
  • Get up to speed with Groovy and Scala through examples
  • Understand how first-class functions are passed and returned from other functions
  • Convert existing methods into pure functions, and loops into recursive methods
  • Change mutable variables into immutable variables
  • Get hands-on experience with statements and nonstrict evaluations
  • Use functional programming alongside object-oriented design
About the Author
Joshua F. Backfield is a Senior Software Development Engineer at Dell SecureWorks, Inc., an industry-leading MSSP. He is responsible for the design and development of many internal UI tools as well as multiple backend processes. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Technologies from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from DePaul University. He has worked in a variety of languages such as C, C++, Perl, Java, Javascript, and Scala, and constantly continues to learn and grow with more languages. He has ported multiple native C applications to Scala, introduced many coworkers to Scala, and taught them the underlying functional programming concepts.
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Rs.300.00
2014, Shroff/O'Reilly, 1, New, Paperback, Brian Jepson, Don Coleman, Tom Igoe
Jump into the world of Near Field Communications (NFC), the fast-growing technology that lets devices in close proximity exchange data, using radio signals. With lots of examples, sample code, exercises, and step-by-step projects, this hands-on guide shows you how to build NFC applications for Android, the Arduino microcontroller, and embedded Linux devices.

You’ll learn how to write apps using the NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) in PhoneGap, Arduino, and node.js that help devices read messages from passive NFC tags and exchange data with other NFC-enabled devices. If you know HTML and JavaScript, you’re ready to start with NFC.
  • Dig into NFC’s architecture, and learn how it’s related to RFID
  • Write sample apps for Android with PhoneGap and its NFC plugin
  • Dive into NDEF: examine existing tag-writer apps and build your own
  • Listen for and filter NDEF messages, using PhoneGap event listeners
  • Build a full Android app to control lights and music in your home
  • Create a hotel registration app with Arduino, from check-in to door lock
  • Write peer-to-peer NFC messages between two Android devices
  • Explore embedded Linux applications, using examples on Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone
About the Author
Tom Igoe
teaches courses in physical computing and networking at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. In his teaching and research, he explores ways to allow digital technologies to sense and respond to a wider range of human physical expression. He is the author of Making Things Talk and Getting Started with RFID, and he co-authored Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers with Dan O’Sullivan. He is a contributor to MAKE magazine and a co-founder of the Arduino open source micro-controller project. He hopes someday to visit Svalbard and Antarctica.

Don Coleman is a lifelong engineer who has come full circle; from mechanical to software and now to hardware, bridging the gap between all disciplines. Along the way he has created systems varying from environmental monitoring mesh networks to wearable tech. Don is a seasoned PhoneGap developer embracing it since inception and has spoken across the country about the benefits and advantages of using PhoneGap. A true maker at heart - everything in this book, is running somewhere in his home. As the Director of Consulting for Chariot Solutions, a software consulting company near Philadelphia, PA, he works with teams and clients to reinvent their existing technology and lay the groundwork for the future.

Brian Jepson is a book editor with MAKE, a hacker, and co-organizer of Providence Geeks and the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire. He’s also a geek-at-large for AS220, a nonprofit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work and also provides galleries, performance space, fabrication facilities, and live/work space.
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Rs.400.00
2001, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 1, Paperback, New, Tisdall
With its highly developed capacity to detect patterns in data, Perl has become one of the most popular languages for biological data analysis. But if you're a biologist with little or no programming experience, starting out in Perl can be a challenge. Many biologists have a difficult time learning how to apply the language to bioinformatics. The most popular Perl programming books are often too theoretical and too focused on computer science for a non-programming biologist who needs to solve very specific problems.

Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics is designed to get you quickly over the Perl language barrier by approaching programming as an important new laboratory skill, revealing Perl programs and techniques that are immediately useful in the lab. Each chapter focuses on solving a particular bioinformatics problem or class of problems, starting with the simplest and increasing in complexity as the book progresses. Each chapter includes programming exercises and teaches bioinformatics by showing and modifying programs that deal with various kinds of practical biological problems. By the end of the book you'll have a solid understanding of Perl basics, a collection of programs for such tasks as parsing BLAST and GenBank, and the skills to take on more advanced bioinformatics programming. Some of the later chapters focus in greater detail on specific bioinformatics topics. This book is suitable for use as a classroom textbook, for self-study, and as a reference.

The book covers:
  • Programming basics and working with DNA sequences and strings
  • Debugging your code
  • Simulating gene mutations using random number generators
  • Regular expressions and finding motifs in data
  • Arrays, hashes, and relational databases
  • Regular expressions and restriction maps
  • Using Perl to parse PDB records, annotations in GenBank, and BLAST output.

About the Authors
James Tisdall
has worked as a musician, a programmer at Bell Labs (where he programmed for speech research and discovered a formal language for musical rhythm), and as a bioinformaticist at Mercator Genetics in Menlo Park, California, and at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He has a B.A. in mathematics from the City College of New York and an M.S. in computer science from Columbia University; he is working towards a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Jim teaches computer music at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. He is also the author of O'Reilly's Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics.

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Rs.775.00
No, 2011, Shroff Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd, First, India, Paperback, New, Harwani
Beginning Web Development for Smartphones
Developing Web Applications with PHP, MSQL, and jQTouch


If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to develop web applications for mobile devices, Beginning Web Development for Smartphones is for you! This book will lead you through all the code necessary for a sample bookstore application using PHP, MySQL, and jQTouch.

The book covers:
  • Building applications with jQTouch
  • Change themes, adding panels, displaying titles automatically, highlighting information
  • Getting user’s information through forms
  • Applying validity checks to input fields
  • Understanding navigation via panel and toolbar buttons
  • Introduction to PHP programming, AJAX technology, and MySQL commands
  • Accessing MySQL from PHP
  • Understanding client- and server-side databases
  • Creating client-side database tables
  • Inserting, fetching, and updating rows in server- and client-side databases
  • Querying server-side database tables
  • Understanding session management, localStorage, and sessionStorage
About the Author
B.M.Harwani is founder and owner of Microchip Computer Education (MCE), based in Ajmer, India that provides computer education in all programming and web developing platforms. He graduated with a BE in computer engineering from the University of Pune, and also has a 'C' Level (master's diploma in computer technology) from DOEACC, Government Of India. Being involved in teaching field for over 16 years, he has developed the art of explaining even the most complicated topics in a straight forward and easily understandable fashion. He has written several books on various subjects that includes JSP, JSF, EJB, PHP, .Net, Joomla, jQuery and Smartphones. To know more, visit his blog, http://bmharwani.com/blog
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6 x 9 x 0.25 inch, Usually ships in 12-15 days, Usually ships in 1-2 days, 208, Shroff/Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2005, N, First, Esther Derby, Paperback, New, India, Johanna Rothman

Great management is difficult to see as it occurs. It's possible to see the results of great management, but it's not easy to see how managers achieve those results. Great management happens in one-on-one meetings and with other managers---all in private. It's hard to learn management by example when you can't see it.

You can learn to be a better manager---even a great manager---with this guide. You'll follow along as Sam, a manager just brought on board, learns the ropes and deals with his new team over the course of his first eight weeks on the job. From scheduling and managing resources to helping team members grow and prosper, you'll be there as Sam makes it happen.

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2010, Shroff/O'Reilly, 1, New, Paperback, Michael Lopp
As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he’s a jerk? Join that startup? Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- an insightful and entertaining book that will help you make better career decisions.
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2010, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 2, Paperback, New, Biersdorfer

With over 250,000 apps to choose from in Apple's App Store, you can make your iPhone or iPod Touch do just about anything you can imagine -- and almost certainly a few things you would never think of. While it's not hard to find apps, it is frustratingly difficult to find the the best ones.

That's where this new edition of Best iPhone Apps comes in. New York Times technology columnist J.D. Biersdorfer has stress-tested hundreds of the App Store's mini-programs and hand-picked more than 200 standouts to help you get work done, play games, stay connected with friends, explore a new city, get in shape, and more.

With your device, you can use your time more efficiently with genius productivity apps, or fritter it away with deliriously fun games. Play the part of a local with brilliant travel apps, or stick close to home with apps for errands, movie times, and events. Get yourself in shape with fitness programs, or take a break and find the best restaurants in town. No matter how you want to use your iPhone or iPod Touch, Best iPhone Apps helps you unlock your glossy gadget's potential.

Discover great apps to help you:

  • Get work done
  • Connect with friends
  • Play games
  • Juggle documents
  • Explore what’s nearby
  • Get in shape
  • Travel the world
  • Find new music
  • Dine out
  • Manage your money

    ...and much more!
About the Author
J.D. Biersdorfer
is the author of iPad: The Missing Manual, iPod: The Missing Manual and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book, and co-author of The Internet: The Missing Manual and the second edition of Google: The Missing Manual. She has been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998.
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2006, Shroff/Pragmatic Bookshelf, 1, India, Paperback, New, James Gray

If you’re just starting to learn Ruby, this book will help you to master how this exciting language is used in practice. If you’re an old Ruby hand, you will find plenty of new tricks to help you hone your skills on some tricky (and fun) challenges.

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Rs.450.00
2015, Shroff/O'Reilly, No, First, New, India, Zwieback
Failure is inevitable and a postmortem analysis, conducted in an open, blameless way, is the best way for IT techs and managers to learn from outages and near-misses. But when the "root cause" is determined to be "human error" (or worse, particular humans), the real causes and conditions are lost. In this insightful book, IT veteran Dave Zwieback shows you an approach for making postmortems blameless, so you can focus instead on addressing areas of fragility within systems and organizations. If you’re involved with assessing why something goes wrong on a project or at your company—as a system administrator, developer, team manager, or executive—the concrete steps in this guide will help you find a real solution that works. Recognize and mitigate the effects of stress during outages Learn how to communicate effectively in a charged, high-stakes postmortem conversation Collect the necessary data before the postmortem begins Focus on determining the actual causes and conditions of an outage Learn techniques for writing up a postmortem for either internal or external use About the Author Dave Zwieback has been managing large-scale, mission-critical infrastructure and teams for 17 years. He is the VP of Engineering at Next Big Sound. He was previously the Head of Infrastructure at Knewton, managed UNIX Engineering at D.E. Shaw & Co. and enterprise monitoring tools at Morgan Stanley, and also ran an infrastructure architecture consultancy for seven years. Follow Dave @mindweather or at mindweather.com.
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