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This Week's Developer Reading List


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

Code in the Cloud: Programming Google AppEngine (Beta)
by Mark C. Chu-Carroll
Cloud applications are the next big shift in application development: instead of building single-user applications to run on a personal computer, new applications are being built as multi-user services that run in data centers around the world. One of the most exciting new environments for building services in the cloud is Google’s AppEngine. AppEngine is a powerful, easy-to-use framework for developing cloud-based services. This book will teach you what you need to make the shift to cloud development using AppEngine. This title is currently available in "Beta." If you buy the eBook now, you'll be able to download successive releases of the eBook as the authors add material and correct mistakes. You'll get the final eBook when the book is finished. If you buy the combo pack (Beta eBook plus the finished Paper Book) now, you'll get the Beta eBook immediately, and you'll get the finished paper book when it's released.
http://pragprog.com/titles/mcappe/code-in-the-cloud

The Developer's Guide to Social Programming: Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API
by Mark D. Hawker
This book shows developers how to build applications that integrate with the major social networking sites. Unlike competitive books that focus on a single social media platform, this book covers all three leading platforms: Facebook, OpenSocial, and Twitter. Hawker identifies the characteristics of superior, highly engaging social media applications, and shows how to use the Facebook platform, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API to create them.
http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321680774

CISSP Study Guide
by Eric Conrad, Seth Misenar, and Joshua Feldman
The CISSP certification is the very first and most prestigious, globally recognized, vendor neutral exam for information security professionals. Over 60,000 professionals are certified worldwide with many more joining their ranks. This new study guide is aligned to cover all of the material included in the exam complete with special attention to recent updates. The ten domains are covered completely in their own chapters (including access control, cryptography, and security architecture) and are as concise as possible with an eye to acing the exam.
http://www.syngress.com/certification/CISSP-Study-Guide/


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