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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.


Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages
by Bruce A. Tate
In this book, you’ll get a hands-on tour of Clojure, Haskell, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, and Ruby. Among this group of seven, you’ll explore the most critical programming models of our time. Learn the dynamic typing that makes Ruby, Python, and Perl so flexible and compelling. Understand the underlying prototype system that’s at the heart of JavaScript. See how pattern matching in Prolog shaped the development of Scala and Erlang. Discover how pure functional programming in Haskell is different from the Lisp family of languages, including Clojure. Explore the concurrency techniques that are quickly becoming the backbone of a new generation of Internet applications. Find out how to use Erlang’s let-it-crash philosophy for building fault-tolerant systems. Understand the actor model that drives concurrency design in Io and Scala. Learn how Clojure uses versioning to solve some of the most difficult concurrency problems. You can learn something new from each.
http://www.pragprog.com/titles/btlang/seven-languages-in-seven-weeks

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. This new study guide is aligned to cover all of the material included in the exam complete with special attention to recent updates.
http://www.syngress.com/certification/CISSP-Study-Guide/

The C# Programming Language (Covering C# 4.0), 4th Edition
By Anders Hejlsberg, Mads Torgersen, Scott Wiltamuth, and Peter Golde
The popular C# programming language combines the high productivity of rapid application development languages with the raw power of C and C++. Updated to cover the new features of C# 4.0, including dynamic binding, named and optional parameters, and covariant and contravariant generic types, this release takes the language to the next level by adding the ability to cleanly write programs that don’t rely on static type definitions. This allows dynamic programming languages such as Python, Ruby, and JavaScript to feel native to C#. Written by Anders Hejlsberg, the language’s architect, and his colleagues, Mads Torgersen, Scott Wiltamuth, and Peter Golde, this volume has been completely updated for C# 4.0. The book provides the complete specification of the language, along with descriptions, reference materials, code samples, and annotations from twelve prominent C# gurus.
http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321741765


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