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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.

Glitch: The Hidden Impact of Faulty Software
By Jeff Papows
In this book, Jeff Papows outlines the three converging forces that are leading to the proliferation of software glitches. He explains why and how these glitches are affecting businesses, government agencies, and consumers and provides recommendations as to what we can do about them. Papows also introduces proven governance techniques that can help you systematically find and fix weaknesses in the way you build, buy, and manage software.
http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0132160633

iPad Programming: A Quick-Start Guide for iPhone Developers
By Daniel H Steinberg and Eric T Freeman

This quick-start guide introduces you to a combination of the familiar iPhone APIs along with the new APIs and additional templates designed specifically for creating iPad applications. The iPad has a display that’s more than seven times as big as the iPhone. The metaphors are different; the application design is different. Users will be able to interact with your iPad app in new ways. This book will show you how to take advantage or the additional real estate and functionality.
http://www.pragprog.com/titles/sfipad/ipad-programming

Test-Driven JavaScript Development
By Christian Johansen
This book is a best-practice guide to agile JavaScript testing and quality assurance with the Test-Driven Development (TDD) methodology. Agile JavaScript developer Christian Johansen covers all aspects of applying state-of-the-art automated testing in JavaScript environments, walking readers through the entire development lifecycle, from project launch to application deployment, and beyond. Using real-life examples driven by unit tests, Johansen shows how to use test-driven development (TDD) principles to gain greater confidence in your code base, so you can fearlessly refactor and build more robust, maintainable, and reliable JavaScript code at lower cost. Throughout, he addresses crucial issues ranging from code design to performance optimization, offering realistic solutions for developers, QA specialists, testers, and other software professionals.
http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321683919


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