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Cash'n'Carrion Couldn't resist this little gem to kick things off: "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." - Abraham Lincoln.


So, if it's algorithms, regular expressions, or programming UNIX, .NET Visual Basic or REXX you like, then you'll definitely like this week's list of titles. And don't just take my advice for it, Lincoln said so.

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Beginning Mac OS X ProgrammingMac OS X Programming
Trent, Michael; McCormack, Drew
ISBN: 0764573993

Helpful for both novice programmers and experienced developers. Learn the major role the new Xcode plays in streamlining Mac OS X development, the process for designing a graphical user interface on Mac OS X that conforms to Apple's guidelines, how to write programs in the C and Objective-C programming languages, the various scripting languages available on the Mac OS X system and what tasks each one is best suited to perform, and how to write shell scripts that interact with pre-installed command-line tools.

RRP: £24.99

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Beginning UNIX Book/CD PackageBeginning Unix
Love, Paul; Merlino, Joe; Zimmerman, Craig; Reed, Jeremy C; Weinstein, Paul
ISBN: 0764579940

Covering all aspects of the Unix operating system and assuming no prior knowledge, this book begins with fundamentals and works from the ground up to some of the more advanced programming techniques. The authors deliver actual examples while showing some of the misconceptions and errors new users make. Special emphasis is placed on the Apple Mac OS X environment as well as Linux, Solaris, and migrating from Windows to Unix.

RRP: £21.99
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Professional WinFX BetaWindows Longhorn Developer Beta Preview
David, Jean-Luc; Ryan, Bill; DeSerranno, Ron; Young, Alexandra
ISBN: 076457874X

This book is for the experienced Windows .NET programmer who wants to learn how to develop complex applications using the innovative features of Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft's WinFX beta 1 framework, the Windows Presentation Foundation, and the Windows Communication Foundation. Covers a vast range of topics including creating and deploying WinFX applications from scratch, using XAML to build a variety of forms, and working with WinFX on any supported platform.

RRP: £19.99
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Beginning Regular ExpressionsBeginning Regular Expressions
Watt, Andrew
ISBN: 0764574892

Supported by all major databases, scripting languages, and programming languages, regular expressions are powerful "wild-card" text-processing tools used by programmers to find, validate, modify, or edit information. Covering a wide range of languages and databases-including JavaScript, ASP.NET, and Access, this book will appeal to the many programmers put off by the Perl-Unix focus of existing regular expressions books. A learn-by-doing book.

RRP: £24.99
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Beginning AlgorithmsBeginning Algorithms
Harris, Simon; Ross, James
ISBN: 1861005814

Everything you need to know about algorithms. Learn the basics, such as iteration and recursion, elementary data structures such as lists, stacks, and queues, basic and advanced sorting algorithms including insertion sort, quicksort, and shell sort, advanced data structures such as binary trees, ternary trees, and heaps, algorithms for string searching, string matching, hashing, and computational geometry, how to use test-driven development techniques to ensure your code works as intended, and how to dramatically improve the performance of your code with hands-on techniques for profiling and optimisation.

RRP: £25.99
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Professional UML with Visual Studio.NETProfessional UML with Visual Studio .NET
Filev, Andrew; Loton, Tony; McNeish, Kevin; Schoellmann, Ben; Slater, John; Wu, Chaur G
ISBN: 0764543768

This book presumes you are already familiar with the basic concepts of UML notation and will take you forward into the Visio environment, showing you how to make the most of its software related features. Learn how to diagram business components in Visio, generate code from a UML model, reverse engineer Visual Studio .NET projects into a UML model, reverse engineer into a UML model without source code, document the project with UML and Visio, design distributed applications with Visio's diagrams, and work with Entity Relationship database modeling, and round-trip engineering for database design.

RRP: £43.99
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Professional VB 2005Professional VB 2005
Evjen, Bill; Hollis, Billy; Lhotka, Rockford; McCarthy, Tim; Ramachandran, Rama; Sharkey, Kent; Sheldon, Bill
ISBN: 0764575368

Visual Basic .NET has changed dramatically from its predecessor, and this book shows developers how to build traditional console applications, ASP.NET applications, XML Web Services, and more. Addresses issues such as security, data access (ADO.NET), and the latest Visual Studio .NET IDE and explores Common Language Runtime, variables and data types, object syntax, inheritance and interfaces, Windows forms, error handling and debugging, XML, namespaces, and advanced features of the latest version of ASP.NET.

RRP: £31.99
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Expert One-On-One Visual Basic 2005 Database Programming Visual Basic 2005 Database Programming
Jennings, Roger
ISBN: 076457678X

A book for experienced VB programmers. Basic familiarity with the VS 2005 or VB Express 2005 environment is helpful but no prior VB6, VBA, or VBScript experience is necessary. Includes building usable Windows(r) and web forms from a sample database in less than five minutes-without writing a line of code, effective writing of data validation code for bound text boxes and DataGridViews, ways to apply advanced ASP.NET 2.0 data techniques, and the process of creating and deploying VB 2005 SQL CLR projects. Also covers best practices and advanced data management techniques.

RRP: £25.99
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Excel 2000 VBA Programmer's ReferenceExcel 2000 VBA
Green, John; Bullen, Stephen; Martins, Felipe; Johnson, Brian
ISBN: 0764544012

This book presents a full reference to the Excel object model — which is essentially the object-oriented system of organizing the functional capacities that make up the Excel program. There is a short introduction to VBA itself, and the rest of the book documents aspects of programming Excel through that object model. Its three sections cover: The first part introduces Excel and VBA, the second offers interesting, thematic discussions of some of the capacities available to Excel VBA, and the third offers a full reference to the object model of Excel.

RRP: £17.99
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Rexx Programmer's ReferenceREXX
Fosdick, Howard
ISBN: 0764579967

Originally developed for mainframes but highly portable across platforms-from servers to desktops to handhelds-Rexx is an easy yet powerful scripting language that's widely used for rapid application development. Covers Rexx interpreters for specialised functions-object-oriented, mainframe, and handheld, shows how to script for GUIs, databases, web servers, XML, and other interfaces, and details how to make the best use of Rexx tools and interfaces, with examples for both Linux and Windows.

RRP: £24.99
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