Sep 072012
 
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Just released by O’Reilly:

Written by a respected member of the JavaScript community, this aims to teach how to apply design patterns to JavaScript.

Design patterns are reusable solutions to commonly occurring problems in software design. They are both exciting and a fascinating topic to explore in any programming language. Patterns help developers structure code in an optimized way, meeting the needs of problems they’re attempting to solve. This book shows readers how to apply both classical and modern design patterns to the JavaScript programming language.

This book is targeted at professional developers wishing to improve their knowledge of design patterns and how they can be applied to the JavaScript programming language.

Sep 032012
 

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS, 2nd Edition

Just released by O’Reilly:

PHP and MySQL remain the top combination for developing modern websites with dynamic data and user interaction. Once you add JavaScript, you have Ajax — the framework behind many popular Internet destinations. This concise, understandable guide teaches non-programmers and web designers how to use these powerful tools quickly and easily. The book also introduces Apache, CSS, and XHTML.

Dec 282011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

HTML5 is more than a markup language — it’s a dozen independent web standards all rolled into one. Until now, all it’s been missing is a manual. With this thorough, jargon-free guide, you’ll learn how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic drawings, geolocation, offline web apps, drag-and-drop, and many other features. HTML5 is the future of the Web, and with this book you’ll reach it quickly.

Dec 262011
 

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Social networking has made one thing clear: websites and applications need to provide users with experiences tailored to their preferences. This in-depth guide shows you how to build rich social frameworks, using open source technologies and specifications. You’ll learn how to create third-party applications for existing sites, build engaging social graphs, and develop products to host your own socialized experience.

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Dec 242011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

Building rich JavaScript applications that bring a desktop experience to the Web requires moving state from the server to the client side—not a simple task. This hands-on book takes proficient JavaScript developers through all the steps necessary to create state-of-the-art applications, including structure, templating, frameworks, communicating with the server, and many other issues.

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Dec 212011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

What do Foursquare, Zynga, Nike+, and Groupon have in common? These and many other brands use gamification to deliver a sticky, viral, and engaging experience to their customers. Gamification by Design provides the design strategy and tactics you need to integrate game mechanics into any kind of consumer-facing website or mobile app. Learn how to use core game concepts, design patterns, and meaningful code samples to create a fun and captivating social environment.

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Dec 192011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

CoffeeScript is JavaScript done right. It provides all of JavaScript’s functionality wrapped in a cleaner, more succinct syntax. CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf) is the first book on this exciting new language.

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Aug 202011
 

Learning Perl -- cover

Just released by O’Reilly:

Perl combines great power — particularly in text editing — with convenience, and is found in countless web and system administration tools. This book, a classic written by some of the most highly recognized leaders in the Perl community, is the most sophisticated introduction to this language, updated for the most recent Perl versions and best practices.

Learning Perl, popularly known as “the Llama”, is the book most programmers rely on to get started with Perl. The bestselling Perl tutorial since it was first published in 1993, this new sixth edition covers recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.14. Reflecting years of classroom testing and experience, this edition is packed with exercises that let you practice the concepts while you follow the text. Continue reading »

Jun 172011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

With step-by-step instructions and expert guidance, Creating a Website teaches readers how to go from nothing but an idea and a PC to creating a professional-looking website. This third edition shows readers not only how to create a compelling Web presence, but how to enrich it with interactivity, search-engine optimization, audio files, videos, visitorcentric community elements, and e-commerce capability with products like PayPal and Google Pay. It also describes the emergence of HTML 5, and tell them why it’s an improvement over earlier versions of HTML.

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Jun 132011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

App Inventor is poised to change the mobile development landscape significantly. Not only does it make it much, much easier for beginners to get their hands dirty and start developing with little overhead or formal schooling/training, it stands to turn merely curious parties into more serious developers as well. The whole enterprise carries a strong stance that “programming can be a vehicle for engaging powerful ideas through active learning,” which is just so in line with O’Reilly. The blocks editor uses the Open Blocks Java library for creating visual blocks programming languages. Open Blocks is distributed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Scheller Teacher Education Program. The compiler that translates the visual blocks language for implementation on Android uses the Kawa Language Framework and Kawa’s dialect of the Scheme programming language, developed by Per Bothner and distributed as part of the Gnu Operating System by the Free Software Foundation.

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Jun 032011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly Media) has been the bible for JavaScript programmers — a programmer’s guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.

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May 302011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

Join the next wave of Web 2.0 software development in the cloud! 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.

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May 052011
 

Just released by Wrox:

Create must-have applications for the latest Android OS

The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today’s most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, he moves at a steady pace while teaching everything you need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications.

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May 032011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

Want to build apps for Android devices? Learning Android (O’Reilly Media) is the perfect way to master the fundamentals. Written by Marko Gargenta, an expert who has taught this mobile platform to hundreds of developers in large organizations, this gentle introduction shows experienced object-oriented programmers how to use Android’s basic building blocks to create user interfaces, store data, connect to the network, and more.

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Apr 292011
 


Just released by Wrox:

How to develop powerful mobile Web sites using popular content management systems.

Mobile is the hottest thing going — and developing content for mobile devices and browsers is even hotter than that.  This book is your guide to it all — how to design, build, and deploy sites, blogs and services that will work brilliantly for mobile users. You’ll learn about the state-of-the-art of mobile web development, the tools available to use, and the best practices for creating compelling mobile user interfaces. Then, using the most popular content management systems, WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, you’ll learn how to building world-class mobile web sites from existing platforms and content. The book walks you through each platform, including how to use third-party plug-ins and themes, explains the strategies for writing your own logic, how to switch between mobile and desktop, and much more.

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Apr 052011
 

PayPal APIs: Up and Running: A Developer's Guide to Integrating Transaction Services

Just released by O’Reilly:

If your web application’s success depends on how quickly and easily users can make transactions, then PayPal is a solution you can’t afford to overlook. PayPal APIs: Up and Running (O’Reilly Media) helps you determine which PayPal option is best for your situation, and provides step-by-step instructions for implementing the payment method you choose—whether you’re accepting money via the Web or mobile devices for products and services, donations, or anything else.

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Feb 232011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

HTML5 and CSS3 are the future of web development, but you don’t have to wait to start using them. Even though the specification is still in development, many modern browsers and mobile devices already support HTML5 and CSS3 — but not completely, yet.

HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow’s Standards Today (Pragmatic Bookshelf) gets you up to speed on the new HTML5 elements and CSS3 features you can use right now, and supplies backwards compatible solutions to ensure that you don’t leave users of older browsers behind.

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Aug 222010
 

If you want to build complex websites, Drupal is the way to go. While traditional Content Management Systems (CMS) focus on content management and delivering pages, Drupal is a Content Management Framework (CMF), offering you an environment in which you can create and tightly integrate your own content and functionality.

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