LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Computer programming / software development

See below for a selection of the latest books from Computer programming / software development category. Presented with a red border are the Computer programming / software development books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Computer programming / software development books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Programming Interviews For Dummies

Programming Interviews For Dummies

Author: Eric T. Jones, Eric Butow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Get ready for interview success Programming jobs are on the rise, and the field is predicted to keep growing, fast. Landing one of these lucrative and rewarding jobs requires more than just being a good programmer. Programming Interviews For Dummies explains the skills and knowledge you need to ace the programming interview. Interviews for software development jobs and other programming positions are unique. Not only must candidates demonstrate technical savvy, they must also show that they're equipped to be a productive member of programming teams and ready to start solving problems from day one. This book demystifies both sides of the process, offering tips and techniques to help candidates and interviewers alike. Prepare for the most common interview questions Understand what employers are looking for Develop the skills to impress non-technical interviewers Learn how to assess candidates for programming roles Prove that you (or your new hires) can be productive from day one Programming Interviews For Dummies gives readers a clear view of both sides of the process, so prospective coders and interviewers alike will learn to ace the interview.

Real-World Software Development

Real-World Software Development

Author: Richard Warburton, Raoul-Gabriel Urma Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Explore the latest Java-based software development techniques and methodologies through the project-based approach in this practical guide. Unlike books that use abstract examples and lots of theory, Fundamentals of Software Development shows you how to develop several relevant projects while learning best practices along the way. With this engaging approach, junior developers capable of writing basic Java code will learn about state-of-the-art software development practices for building modern, robust and maintainable Java software. You'll work with many different software development topics that are often excluded from software develop how-to references. Featuring real-world examples, this book teaches you techniques and methodologies for functional programming, automated testing, security, architecture, and distributed systems.

iOS Unit Testing by Example

iOS Unit Testing by Example

Author: Jon Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

AI as a Service

AI as a Service

Author: Peter Elger, Eoin Shanaghy, Johannes Ahlmann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Companies everywhere are moving everyday business processes over to the cloud, and AI is increasingly being given the reins in these tasks. As this massive digital transformation continues, the combination of serverless computing and AI promises to become the de facto standard for business-to-consumer platform development-and developers who can design, develop, implement, and maintain these systems will be in high demand! AI as a Service is a practical handbook to building and implementing serverless AI applications, without bogging you down with a lot of theory. Instead, you'll find easy-to-digest instruction and two complete hands-on serverless AI builds in this must-have guide! Key features Cloud AI from development to production Applying cloud AI services to your existing platform Understanding orchestration patterns for cloud AI systems How to architect and build scalable, resilient data pipelines Audience For software developers with intermediate skills in at least one programming language and a basic understanding of IP networking and HTTP protocol. About the technology Artificial Intelligence (AI), a machine's ability to learn and make predictions based on patterns it identifies, is already being leveraged by businesses around the world in areas like targeted product recommendations, financial forecasting and resource planning, customer service chatbots, healthcare diagnostics, data security, and more. Peter Elger is the founder and CEO of fourTheorem, a software solutions company providing expertise on architecture, development, DevOps, and machine learning. He is also the cofounder and CTO of two other companies: nearForm, a Node.js consultancy, and StitcherAds, a digital advertising platform. He is a regular conference speaker and coauthor of The Node Cookbook as well as several academic papers. Eoin Shanaghy is the cofounder and CTO fourTheorem and the founder of Showpiper, a machine learning-driven video content marketing startup. He previously created real-time trading applications for Fortis Bank and developed Hewlett-Packard's enterprise application server as well as 3G network management systems for Ericsson and Arantech (now Netscout). Johannes Ahlmann is the founder and CEO of Sensatus.io, a Machine Learning company specialized in large-scale Web Crawling, Market Intelligence and On-Premise AI solutions. He previously created Information Extraction solutions as Head of Data Science at ScrapingHub, and created responsive mobile solutions at Dell EMC.

Write Great Code, Volume 3

Write Great Code, Volume 3

Author: Randall Hyde Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Programming with Types

Programming with Types

Author: Vlad Riscutia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Type-related failures are common and can be very costly. Famously, in 1999, NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter burned up in the atmosphere because of an error that could have easily been prevented with typing. By taking advantage of the strong type systems available in most modern programming languages, you can eliminate whole classes of errors. Programming with Types teaches you type system techniques for writing software that's safe, correct, easy to test and maintain, and that practically documents itself. Master these techniques, and you may even help prevent an interstellar catastrophe! Key features * Designing functions that don't return values * An introduction to type systems and their benefits * Encoding text * Building data structures with arrays and references * Type composition * Function types * Type safety * Object-oriented programming with types Audience Readers need basic high school math skills as well as some programming experience in a mainstream programming language like Java, JavaScript, C#, or C++. About the technology As software grows in complexity, it's essential to adopt coding tools and strategies that enforce safety and correctness. A type system governs what types of data are allowable, requiring your code to accurately store, represent, and use its internal data.

The Art of High Performance Computing for Computational Science, Vol. 2 Advanced Techniques and Examples for Materials Science

The Art of High Performance Computing for Computational Science, Vol. 2 Advanced Techniques and Examples for Materials Science

Author: Masaaki Geshi Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2019

This book presents advanced and practical techniques for performance optimization for highly parallel processing. Featuring various parallelization techniques in material science, it is a valuable resource for anyone developing software codes for computational sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, space science, weather, disaster prevention and manufacturing, as well as for anyone using those software codes.Chapter 1 outlines supercomputers and includes a brief explanation of the history of hardware. Chapter 2 presents procedures for performance evaluation, while Chapter 3 describes the set of tuned applications in materials science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, earth science and engineering on the K computer. Introducing the order-N method, based on density functional theory (DFT) calculation, Chapter 4 explains how to extend the applicability of DFT to large-scale systems by reducing the computational complexity. Chapter 5 discusses acceleration and parallelization in classical molecular dynamics simulations, and lastly, Chapter 6 explains techniques for large-scale quantum chemical calculations, including the order-N method. This is the second of the two volumes that grew out of a series of lectures in the K computer project in Japan. The first volume addresses more basic techniques, and this second volume focuses on advanced and concrete techniques.

IT Auditing Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Third Edition

IT Auditing Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Third Edition

Author: Mike Kegerreis, Mike Schiller, Chris Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2019

The definitive IT auditing resource-thoroughly revised to cover the latest technologies and developments This fully updated guide explains, step by step, how to plan and implement a successful enterprise-wide IT audit program. You will discover how to assemble an effective IT audit team and maximize the value of the IT audit function. New chapters discuss auditing strategies for cybersecurity programs and big data; all existing chapters have been expanded to reflect recent technological developments, including an expanded chapter on auditing cloud computing. Written by a team of experts, IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Third Edition offers solid techniques, templates, checklists and forms, explanations of leading-edge tools, and systematic procedures for conducting effective IT audits. Each concept is clearly demonstrated through real-world examples. Standards, frameworks, regulations, and risk management techniques are also covered in this definitive resource. Provides a flexible, tested framework to use when performing IT Audits Contains the latest auditing tools along with configuration tips Written by industry experts with experience in managing international audits

Mining Social Media

Mining Social Media

Author: Lam Thuy Vo Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Visual Studio Code End-to-End Editing and Debugging Tools for Web Developers

Visual Studio Code End-to-End Editing and Debugging Tools for Web Developers

Author: Bruce Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Expert guidance on using Visual Studio Code for editing and debugging your web development projects Visual Studio Code, a free, open source, cross-compatible source code editor, is one of the most popular choices for web developers. It is fast, lightweight, customizable, and contains built-in support for JavaScript, Typescript, and Node.js extensions for other languages, including C++, Python, and PHP. Features such as debugging capability, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, code snippets, and IntelliSense intelligent code completion support--several of which set it apart from the competition--help make Visual Studio Code an impressive, out-of-the-box solution. Visual Studio Code: End-to-End Editing and Debugging Tools for Web Developers helps readers to become familiar with and productive in Visual Studio Code. This up-to-date guide covers all of the essential components of the software, including the editing features of the workspace, advanced functionality such as code refactoring and key binding, and integration with Grunt, Gulp, NPM, and other external tools. New users, experienced developers, and those considering moving from another developer tool will benefit from this book's detailed, yet easy-to-follow information on Visual Studio Code. This book: Teaches readers how to use Visual Studio Code to do full-stack development Explains the steps to install Visual Studio Code on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms Provides a foundation for non-users considering moving to Visual Studio Code Helps current users expand their knowledge of the tool and its available extensions Describes how to open a .NET Core project and get end-to-end execution and debugging functionality Visual Studio Code: End-to-End Editing and Debugging Tools for Web Developers is an invaluable guide for both professional and hobbyist web developers seeking immediately-useful information on Visual Studio Code.

Raspberry Pi Cookbook Software and Hardware Problems and Solutions

Raspberry Pi Cookbook Software and Hardware Problems and Solutions

Author: Simon Monk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

With millions of new users and several new models, the Raspberry Pi ecosystem continues to expand-along with a lot of new questions about the Pi's capabilities. The third edition of this popular cookbook provides more than 200 hands-on recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors, and other hardware-including Arduino and the Internet of Things. Prolific hacker and author Simon Monk also teaches basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem continues to develop. This cookbook is a perfect companion for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through introductory resources such as Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O'Reilly). Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub.