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
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

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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Dec 162011
 

Facebook offers all sorts of badges and social plugins to web developers, allowing you to add badges, buttons, recommendations, and streams to your site. In this article we describe how to install the Comments plugin, deploying Facebook to add a comments stream to your content pages.

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Aug 042011
 

After installing the Drupal core, the Reports section in the administrator’s interface warns us that APC is installed but not enabled. This Alternative PHP Cache can easily be deployed as part of Drupal, optimizing the execution of PHP code and the serving of data.

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Aug 032011
 

Almost a year ago, we got very excited after looking into Drupal. Back then, version 7 of this Content Management Framework (CMF) was not yet available.

Today it is. And although not all modules are available for the new core, version 7 looks even better than its predecessor.

In this article we describe the complete installation of a multi-site Drupal system. 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 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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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 282011
 

Last time, we created buttons for bookmarking, permalinking, mail forwarding, and printing. However, these days, your website can not be complete without some sort of social media integration. In this article we add page-specific buttons for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to our site. Next time, we round up by setting up three general social media buttons. Continue reading »

Apr 242011
 

After we successfully installed the OpenX ad management system, we can now integrate this tool into our website. That allows us to set up accounts and management interfaces for individual advertisers, or to display advertisements from the OpenX Market. Continue reading »

Apr 062011
 

Often, a web page contains not only a navigational menu (on the left or at the top of the page), but also a menu offering page-oriented (local) functions. You are likely to find buttons for bookmarking, permalinking, mailing, and printing at the right of the web page. In this article we describe the code to set up these four functions for your site. Continue reading »