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New books to expand your Programming skills

New books to expand your Programming skills

Visual Basic 2010 Programmer’s Reference

Rod Stephens

Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4

Bill Sheldon, Billy Hollis, Kent Sharkey, Gaston Hillar, Rob Windsor, Jonathan Marbutt

ISBN:9788126526680/ Price: INR 649.00/ Pages: 1320

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New in Mobile Development from Wiley

Mobile development

Professional Android 2 Application Development

Reto Meier

ISBN: 9788126525898

Price: 599 /576 pages

About book:

Build unique mobile applications with the latest Android SDK

Written by an Android authority, this up-to-date resource shows you how to leverage the features of Android 2 to enhance existing products or create innovative new ones. Serving as a hands-on guide to building mobile apps using Android, the book walks you through a series of sample projects that introduces you to Android’s new features and techniques. Using the explanations and examples included in these pages, you’ll acquire the foundation needed to write compelling mobile applications that use Android, along with the flexibility to quickly adapt to future enhancements.

Professional Android 2 Application Development:

  • Reviews Android as a development platform and¿best practices for mobile development
  • Provides an in-depth look at the Android application components
  • Details creating layouts and Views to produce compelling resolution independent user interfaces
  • Examines Intents and Content Providers for sharing data
  • Introduces techniques for creating map-based applications and using location-based services such as GPS
  • Looks at how to create and use background Services, Notifications, and Alarms
  • Demonstrates how to create interactive homescreen components
  • Explores the Bluetooth, telephony, and networking APIs
  • Examines using hardware, including the camera and sensors such as the compass and accelerometers

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job. Programmer Forums

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Reto Meier is a software developer who has been involved in Android since the initial release in 2007. He is an Android Developer Advocate at Google.


Professional Flash Lite Mobile Development

J. G. Anderson

ISBN: 9788126526178

Price: 499 /576 pages

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Discover how to create Flash Lite mobile apps from the ground up

Adobe Flash is an ideal choice for developing rich interactive content for “Flash-enabled” mobile devices; and with this book, you’ll learn how to create unique applications with Flash Lite. Through a series of code samples and extensive example applications, you’ll explore the core concepts, key features, and best practices of the Flash Lite player. Coverage reveals various ways to develop Flash mobile content, create applications with a cross-platform programming framework based on the Model, View and Controller concept, and use a number of open web and device manufacturer service APIs.

Professional Flash Lite Mobile Development:

  • Looks at Adobe Flash Professional and Adobe Device Central, the essential tools used in developing and testing Flash mobile device content
  • Explores object-oriented programming as well as the PureMVC framework
  • Shares techniques for extending the capabilities of mobile devices
  • Provides detailed insight into using audio, video, and images in applications
  • Introduces ways to extend Flash mobile apps beyond the features of the Flash Lite Player
  • Walks you through packaging and distributing complete Flash Lite mobile apps to different mobile platforms

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Jermaine Anderson is a Flash Platform Developer who has developed a wide range of concept mobile applications using Flash Lite. He works for a leading entertainment and communications company, pushing the boundaries of the Adobe Flash Platform on multiple devices.

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Beginning iPhone SDK Programming with Objective-C

Wei-Meng Lee

ISBN: 9788126525485

Price: 499/552 pages

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Ubuntu Linux Bible: Featuring Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 3rd Edition

William von Hagen

ISBN: 9788126527182

Price: 699/1224 pages

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Professional Ubuntu Mobile Development

Ian Lawrence, Rodrigo Cesar Lopes Belem

ISBN: 9788126524686

Prices: 399/360 pages

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Wireless and Mobile Networks:Concepts and Protocols
Author : Dr. Sunilkumar S. Manvi,
Mahabaleshwar S. Kakkasageri
ISBN13 : 9788126520695

Programming for Mobile and Remote Computers

Author : Dr. G.T.Thampi, Kogent Solution Inc..
ISBN13 : 9789350040140

All-time best selling books on ASP.NET 4

 Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB

Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader

ISBN: 9788126525997 

 Paperback/ 1536 pages/April 2010/

Wiley India List Price: INR 699.00

Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB was written to introduce you to the features and capabilities that ASP.NET 4 offers, as well as to give you an explanation of the foundation that ASP.NET provides. We assume you have a general understanding of Web technologies, such as previous versions of ASP.NET, Active Server Pages 2.0/3.0, or JavaServer Pages. If you understand the basics of Web programming, you should not have much trouble following along with this book’s content.

If you are brand new to ASP.NET, be sure to check out Beginning ASP.NET 4: In C# and VB by Imar Spaanjaars (Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2010) to help you understand the basics.

In addition to working with Web technologies, we also assume that you understand basic programming constructs, such as variables, For Each loops, and object-oriented programming.

You may also be wondering whether this book is for the Visual Basic developer or the C# developer. We are happy to say that it is for both! When the code differs substantially, this book provides examples in both VB and C#.

This book explores the 4 release of ASP.NET. It covers each major new feature included in ASP.NET 4 in detail.

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Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB

Imar Spaanjaars

ISBN: 9788126526055/  Paperback/ 840 pages/ April 2010

Wiley India List Price: INR 549.00

Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB is for anyone who wants to learn how to build rich and interactive web sites that run on the Microsoft platform. With the knowledge you gain from this book, you create a great foundation to build any type of web site, ranging from simple hobby-related web sites to sites you may be creating for commercial purposes.

Anyone new to web programming should be able to follow along because no prior background in web development is assumed although it helps if you do have a basic understanding of HTML and the web in general. The book starts at the very beginning of web development by showing you how to obtain and install Visual Web Developer. The chapters that follow gradually introduce you to new technologies, building on top of the knowledge gained in the previous chapters.

Do you have a strong preference for Visual Basic over C# or the other way around? Or do you think both languages are equally cool? Or maybe you haven’t made up your mind yet and want to learn both languages? Either way, you’ll like this book because all code examples are presented in both languages!

Even if you have some experience with prior versions of ASP.NET, you may gain a lot from this book. Although many concepts from previous versions are brought forward into ASP.NET 4, you’ll discover there’s a lot of new stuff to be found in this book, including an introduction to the ADO.NET Entity Framework, the inclusion of jQuery, ASP.NET AJAX, the many changes to the ASP.NET 4 Framework, and much more.

This book teaches you how to create a feature-rich, data-driven, and interactive web site called Planet Wrox. Although this is quite a mouthful, you’ll find that with Visual Web Developer 2010, developing such a web site isn’t as hard as it seems. You’ll see the entire process of building a web site, from installing Visual Web Developer 2010 in Chapter 1 all the way up to putting your web application on a live server in Chapter 19.

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All-time bestselling books on ASP.NET 4

Learn to leverage latest features of VB 2010

Intermediate and advanced coverage of Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4 for professional developers

If you’ve already covered the basics and want to dive deep into VB and .NET topics that professional programmers use most, this is your book. You’ll find a quick review of introductory topics-always helpful-before the author team of experts moves you quickly into such topics as data access with ADO.NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), security, ASP.NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, threading, and more.

You’ll explore all the new features of Visual Basic 2010 as well as all the essential functions that you need, including .NET features such as LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, and more. Plus, you’ll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and ASP.NET web programming.

  • Expert author team helps you master the tools and techniques you need most for professional programming
  • Reviews why Visual Basic 2010 will be synonymous with writing code in Visual Studio 2010
  • Focuses on .NET features such as LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WPF, workflow, and more
  • Discusses exception handling and debugging, data access with ADO.NET, Visual Studio features for Visual Basic developers, Windows programming with Windows Forms, ASP.NET web programming with VB, communication interfaces, Windows workflow, and threading

This Wrox guide presents you with updated coverage on topics you need to know now.

Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4

Bill Sheldon, Billy Hollis, Kent Sharkey, Gaston Hillar, Rob Windsor, Jonathan Marbutt

ISBN: 9788126526680/ Paperback

1320 pages/ June 2010/ Wiley List Price: INR649/-

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Other books on Visual Basic 2010:

Visual Basic 2010 Programmer’s Reference

Rod Stephens

ISBN: 9788126525904/ Paperback

1272 pages/ April 2010/

Wiley List Price: INR 699/-

Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2010

Evangelos Petroutsos

ISBN: 9788126526550/ Paperback

1056 pages/ June 2010, ©2010/ Wiley List Price: INR 599/-

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Beginning Visual Basic 2010

Thearon Willis, Bryan Newsome

ISBN: 9788126525959/ Paperback

720 pages / April 2010/

Wiley List Price: INR 549

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Raising Enterprise Applications – Building enterprise class software applications for all IT professionals – written by Infosys veterans

Raising Enterprise Applications: A Software Engineering Perspective

is an attempt to take the readers through the various processes, life cycle stages, patterns, frameworks, tools and technologies required to raise successful enterprise applications, catering to the business needs of today’s enterprises. Based on the authors’ experience, learning and hard-won wisdom, the book highlights the raising of enterprise applications while conforming to proven software engineering practices. It provides an essential guidance to navigate from inception to rollout of a typical enterprise application development.

 Written by IT industry veterans, the book can be used by those who are interested in understanding the complex journey of developing enterprise applications. The book helps programmers, testers, architects, business analysts and project managers get an overall understanding of the enterprise application development. It also helps academia visualize the enterprise application development in practice.

ISBN:  978-81-265-1946-0 / Pub Date: March 2010 / Price: 449 / Pages: 284

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Salient Features

  • Discusses knowledgebase and skill set required for enterprise application development using a case study
  • Defines a prescriptive technical architecture framework for raising a typical enterprise application
  • Provides mapping of typical application framework components to the software design patterns
  • Introduces the software construction map to bridge the gap between the designers and developers perspectives
  • Explains the layer-by-layer construction of enterprise applications
  • Discusses testing of enterprise applications, to understand various kinds of testing, in an exclusive chapter
  • Defines the concept map for key topics discussed in the book
  • Shares do’s and don’ts for the life cycle phases of raising enterprise applications
  • Provides tips on tools and technologies used to raise enterprise applications
  • Unfolds the overall journey of raising enterprise applications from inception to rollout

 Authors Biography

Anubhav Pradhan (, a certified enterprise architect, has over 13 years of IT experience predominantly in IT consulting, enterprise architecture, software engineering and education services. He is currently working as the principal of the e-commerce research lab at Education & Research department in Infosys Technologies Limited. He has been responsible for architecting, designing and delivering enterprise applications, especially in telecom and learning services industries. He has also been instrumental in managing and delivering large-scale road map training programs, and has trained people from all over the world in several technologies. He holds master’s degree in mathematics.

Satheesha B. Nanjappa(, associate vice president, Education & Research, Infosys Technologies Limited, has over 17 years of rich experience in the IT industry. He is a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, India. He started his IT career as a programmer and has played various software development and client engagement roles. He has developed and maintained several enterprise applications across technologies and industry verticals. He has played instrumental role in setting up Global Education Center at Infosys, Mysore. Currently he is leading competency development programs for some of the key learning streams.

Senthil Nallasamy( is a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Bharathiar University, India. He has over 17 years of rich experience in the IT industry. He started his IT career as a programmer and has played various client-facing and delivery roles. He is currently working with Infosys Technologies Limited as a senior delivery manager and handling various client portfolios across the US and the European countries. He is also the development centre head of Infosys Chennai (Sholinganallur). During his career, he has executed and managed many large JEE projects end to end. He was instrumental in setting up the Java User Group within Retail Practice of Infosys, which provides a platform to share and learn. He has conducted many technical and behavioral training sessions at Infosys.

Veerakumar Esakimuthu( has over 12 years of experience in the IT industry. He is currently working as a senior project manager in the Banking and Capital Markets unit of Infosys Technologies Limited, India. He has architected and managed several complex projects involving entire software development life cycle. He holds a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Madras and an M.S. in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India. He is a certified project management professional (PMP).

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Why to Buy:

There are several books that enlighten different software engineering approaches and best practices. On the other hand, there are abundant technology books. But, there is a yawning gap in terms of a book that spans the entire spectrum of the techniques and issues to address them in developing enterprise applications.

This book strives to bring together the experiences and learning of the authors in the course of developing a range of such applications for enterprises in multiple industries. It attempts to shed light on the murky terrain of raising enterprise applications, while conforming to proven software engineering practices. It introduces the software engineering processes, tools, frameworks, patterns, best practices during the life cycle of enterprise application development. The understanding of principles and paradigms is supplemented with a practical case study that is interspersed throughout the book.
The accompanying CD contains the application framework codebase and the deployment guide for the case study implementation, and a presentation slide deck for the ready reference of the key concepts, discussed in the book.

This book stands uniquely as a powerhouse for all the new aspiring IT professionals and veteran ones alike.

Leverage the power of the Azure Services Platform for cloud computing

With the Azure Services Platform, processing and storing data moves from individual corporate servers and Web sites to larger, more reliable, and more secure data centers. Roger Jennings, author of more than 30 books on Microsoft technologies, shows you how to leverage the power of Azure and its related services for cloud computing.

The book begins with a look at the differences between cloud computing and application hosting and examines the various issues that .NET developers and IT managers face in moving from on-premise to cloud-based applications, including security, privacy, regulatory compliance, backup and recovery, asset cataloging, and other common technical issues. The author then drills down, showing basic programming for individual Azure components, including storage, SQL Data Services, and .NET Services. He then moves on to cover more advanced programming challenges.

  • Explains the benefits of using the Azure Services Platform for cloud computing
  • Shows how to program with Windows Azure components, including Azure Table and Blob storage, .NET Services and SQL Azure
  • Addresses advanced programming challenges of creating useful projects that combine cloud storage with Web applications or services
  • Companion Web site features complete, finished applications that can be uploaded to jump start a Windows Azure project

Roger Jennings clears away the clouds and gets you started using the Azure Services Platform. Roger Jennings is the principal consultant of OakLeaf Systems and the author of more than 30 books, including Professional ADO.NET 3.5 with LINQ and the Entity Framework and a contributing editor to Visual Studio Magazine.

Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform

Roger Jennings

ISBN: 9788126524075

Paperback/ INR 399

360 pages / November 2009

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Cloud Computing For Dummies

Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor, Marcia Kaufman, Fern Halper

ISBN: 9788126524877

Paperback/ 336 pages

December 2009/ INR 349

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Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.