Book Reviews

OpenSocial Network Programming

One objective of OpenSocial is to allow developers to "write once, deploy everywhere." Grewe's new book, OpenSocial Network Programming, provides programmers with step-by-step instructions for creating multiple-container social networking applications and for avoiding technical stumbling blocks.

OpenSocial Network Programming

Lynne Grewe

Wiley, 2009

ISBN 13: 978-0-470-44222-7

US$ 49.99, UK£ 33.99, EUR 41.70

Java Message Service

Geared toward those with previous programming experience, Java Message Service introduces readers to standard API "messaging," the software-to-software exchange of data between networked computers. Learn how to use JMS to solve architectural challenges, including system bottlenecks, scalability, and integration of dissimilar applications and systems.

Java Message Service: Creating Distributed Enterprise Applications

Mark Richards, Richard Monson-Haefel, and David A. Chappell

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 10: 0-596-52204-5

ISBN 13: 978-0-59652-204-9

US$ 39.99, UK£ 30.00

Mastering Blender

In his third book on Blender, Tony Mullen takes aim at users who are ready to move past Blender basics. Mullen takes the reader through the more advanced features of this free, professional-quality 3D animation software. He explores topics from sculpting and texturing to retopo workflow. He also introduces scripting in Python for Blender and then covers working with the Blender game engine.

Mastering Blender

Tony Mullen

Wiley, 2009

ISBN 13: 978-0-470-40741-7

US$ 59.99, UK£ 39.99

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