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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.

Eclipse Rich Client Platform, 2nd Edition
By Jeff McAffer, Jean-Michel Lemieux, and Chris Aniszczyk
In this book, three Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) project leaders show how to use Eclipse 3.5 ("Galileo") to rapidly deliver cross-platform applications with rich, native-feel GUIs. The authors fully reveal the power of Eclipse as a desktop application development platform; introduce important new improvements in Eclipse 3.5; and walk through developing a full-featured, branded RCP application for Windows, Linux, Mac, and other platforms—including handheld devices and kiosks.
http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321603788

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP
By Jean-Phillippe Vasseur and Adam Dunkels
The book focuses on the architecture of smart objects networking as well as the hardware, software, and protocols for smart objects. It also provides case studies on how and where smart objects are being used today and in the future: the smart grid, industrial automation, smart cities, home and building automation, structural health monitoring, and container tracking. It covers the fundamentals of IP communication for smart objects, IPv6, and web services, as well as several newly specified low-power IP standards such as the IETF 6LoWPAN adaptation layer and the RPL routing protocol.
http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123751652

SQL Antipatterns: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming
by Bill Karwin
Bill Karwin has helped thousands of people write better SQL and build stronger relational databases. Now he’s sharing his collection of antipatterns — the most common errors he’s identified in those thousands of requests for help. Most developers aren’t SQL experts, and most of the SQL that gets used is inefficient, hard to maintain, and sometimes just plain wrong. This book shows you all the common mistakes, and then leads you through the best fixes. What’s more, it shows you what’s behind these fixes, so you’ll learn a lot about relational databases along the way.
http://www.pragprog.com/titles/bksqla/sql-antipatterns

SOA with .NET and Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform
By Thomas Erl, David Chou, John deVadoss, Nitin Ghandi, Hanu Kommapalati, Brian Loesgen, Christoph Schittko, Herbjörn Wilhelmsen, Mickie Williams, Scott Golightly, Daryl Hogan, Jeff King, and Scott Seely
In this book, top Microsoft technology experts team up with Thomas Erl to explore service-oriented computing with Microsoft’s latest .NET service technologies and Windows Azure innovations. The authors provide comprehensive documentation of on-premise and cloud-based modern service technology advancements within the Microsoft platform and further show how these technologies have increased the potential for applying and realizing service-orientation practices and goals.
http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0131582313


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