Archive for February 5th, 2010

Here is the books I read for January.

image BlackBerry Planet: The Story of Research in Motion and the Little Device that Took the World by Storm

Available in National Library

This book chronicles the history and rise of BlackBerry devices and the company RIM. RIM shows that the secret to the company’s success is to develop core competency, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurial culture.  A substantial part of the book also highlights on how BlackBerry is used as a effective and indispensable tool in Obama campaigning for president-ship.
image After the Software Wars

Free download at http://www.lulu.com/content/4964815 

This is must read for those who want to get excellent insight into the changing world of Information Technology. A wide range of interesting topics are covered, including Linux, open-source movement, DRM, Google and Java. Basically, all the important things you ever want to know about computer world is covered in this book. Do not miss it especially when it’s free.
image  Programming Clojure

Available in National Library

Functional programming and concurrency are all the rage now as multi-core CPU becomes commodity and trend of the future. Clojure, a derivative of the venerable LISP language running under the powerful Java Virtual Machine, has caught the computing world by storm due to its elegance and uniqueness, combined with unmatched performance. By merging the flexibility and power of LISP with Java, Clojure provides a attractive language for those Java veterans who want to take their skill to another level. And for that, one will need Programming Clojure, the only book currently available for the language. This book provides a great reference and tutorial for those who want to come to speed in learning and using Clojure.
image  iPhone User Interface Design Projects

How does one create a world class attractive iPhone application that is easy-to-use ? What is the thought process in designing and building iPhone application ? What better way to learn about building iPhone application than by learning through actual experience of those who been there.  This book is for those who will want to get valuable insight in creating beautiful GUI for iPhone.
image  Beginning Java Google App Engine

Google App Engine is a disruptive cloud platform not only because of its power. scalability, reliability and ease of use, but also because one can deploy and use application for free compare to other cloud vendors like Amazon. This book will provides a excellent introduction to those Java developers using Google App Engine and explain the concept and technology behind the engine.

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