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A list of book releases compiled by Dr. Dobb’s to keep you up-to-date on software development tools and techniques.

Data, Measurements and Standards in SQL
by Joe Celko
SQL expert Joe Celko has looked deep into the code of SQL programmers and found a consistent and troubling pattern -- a frightening lack of consistency between their individual encoding schemes and those of the industries in which they operate. This translates into a series of incompatible databases, each one an island unto itself that is unable to share information with others in an age of internationalization and business interdependence. Such incompatibility severely hinders information flow and the quality of company data.This book reveals the shift these programmers need to make to overcome this deadlock. By collecting and detailing the diverse standards of myriad industries, and then giving a declaration for the units that can be used in an SQL schema, Joe enables readers to write and implement portable data that can interface to any number external application systems. This book collects and details the diverse data standards of myriad industries under one cover, thereby creating a definitive, one-stop-shopping opportunity for database programmers. It promises to enable readers to write and implement portable data that can interface to any number external application systems.
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/716882/description#description

Programming .NET Compact Framework 3.5: Second Edition
by Paul Yao and David Durant
Windows Mobile outsold the iPhone last year and is poised to grow. If you’re interested in developing for this burgeoning platform, there is no one better able to get you up to speed than industry veterans, master programmers, and authors Paul Yao and David Durant.Completely revised and updated for .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Mobile SmartPhones, Programming .NET Compact Framework 3.5 teaches you how to write killer applications for handheld wireless devices with small screens, limited memory, and finite battery life.
http://www.informit.com/title/9780321573582

Linux in a Nutshell: Sixth Edition
by Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Robert Love, and Arnold Robbins
Everything you need to know about Linux is in this book: It thoroughly covers programming tools, system and network administration tools, the shell, editors, and LILO and GRUB boot loaders. This updated edition offers a tighter focus on Linux system essentials, as well as more coverage of new capabilities such as virtualization, wireless network management, and revision control with git. It also highlights the most important options for using the vast number of Linux commands. You'll find many helpful new tips and techniques in this reference, whether you're new to this operating system or have been using it for years.
http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596154486/?utm_content=Linux+IAN+6e&utm_campaign=PR&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email


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