Category Archives: Web Development

Microsoft Visual C++/CLI Step by Step

C++ is a powerful, industrial-strength programming language used in tens of thousands of applications around the world, and this book will show you how to get started using C++ on Windows. Of all the languages supported by Microsoft, C++ gives you access to the widest range of technologies on the Windows platform, from writing games,

Mastering Dojo: JavaScript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences

Dojo is a set of tools that helps you build better browser-based applications. Dojo is built mostly using client-side JavaScript, and it expands the capabilities of the modern browser (and even Internet Explorer) far enough that the line between local, native applications and browserbased applications has all but disappeared. This is a pretty significant statement.

Object Oriented PHP Concepts, Techniques, and Code by Peter Lavin

This book teaches OO PHP by doing it. If you are a PHP programmer who wants to make the switch to an OO approach, Object-Oriented PHP can ease the transition from procedural to object-oriented programming (OOP). Basic concepts are introduced using simple but useful classes. This book teaches OO PHP by doing it. If you

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin Wilson

WordPress is the most popular blogging software on the planet. Between the hosted service at and the self-hosted software available at, millions of bloggers use WordPress today! That is impressive. In addition, with WordPress, you can truly tailor a blog to your own tastes and needs. WordPress being free and accessible to all,

Android Programming Tutorials by Mark L. Murphy

If you come to this book after having read its companion volumes, The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development and The Busy Coder’s Guide to Advanced Android Development, thanks for sticking with the series! CommonsWare aims to have the most comprehensive set of Android development resources (outside of the Open Handset Alliance itself), and we

Functional Programming for Java Developers

Why should a Java developer learn about functional programming (FP)? After all, hasn’t functional programming been safely hidden in academia for decades? Isn’t object-oriented programming (OOP) all we really need? This book explains why functional programming has become an important tool for the challenges of our time and how you, a Java developer, can use

CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development

This book sets out to explain some of the main features of CI. It doesn’t cover them all, or cover any of them in full detail. CI comes with an excellent on-line User Guide that explains most things. This is downloaded with the CI files. This book doesn’t try to duplicate the User Guide. Instead

Java A Beginner’s Guide Third Edition: Herbert Schildt

Java is the preeminent language of the Internet. Moreover, it is the universal language of Web programmers around the world. To be a professional Web developer today implies proficiency in Java. Therefore, if Internet-based programming is in your future, you have chosen the right language to learn—and, this book will help you learn it. The

Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 by Ben Frain

You will need a good familiarity with HTML and CSS. A very basic understanding of JavaScript may also help. A good taste in films will also be beneficial. This book is aimed at web designers and web developers who currently build fixed-width websites with HTML 4.01 and CSS 2.1. This book explains how to build

JavaScript Step by Step Second Edition by Steve Suehring

This second edition of JavaScript Step by Step builds on the foundation laid down by the first edition. The underlying architecture of the JavaScript language is largely the same, but its use has become pervasive, increasing hugely even in just the last three years. With that in mind, the layout and coverage of the book

HTML5 Canvas For Dummies by Don Cowan

HTML5 Canvas is one of the most exciting Internet advancements since the development of the first web browsers in the 1990s. Canvas integrates motion graphics with browsers so that any web developers who are willing to develop JavaScript code can add compelling motion graphics and animation to their websites. The browser-based graphics of Canvas differ

Microsoft Access 2013 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad

Microsoft Access 2013 is just one part of Microsoft’s overall data management product strategy. Like all good relational databases, it allows you to link related information easily— for example, customer and order data that you enter. But Access 2013 also complements other database products because it has several powerful connectivity features. As its name implies,

F# for C# Developers by Tao Liu

F# is a functional programming language from Microsoft. It is the first class language shipped in Visual Studio. It has been applied successfully in several areas, such as in the areas of financial software and web development. If you are a C# developer and want to use functional programming to write concise code with fewer

Realtime Web Apps: With HTML5 WebSocket, PHP, and jQuery

Building a web application is not a one-dimensional exercise. Modern web developers will be required to leverage a number of technologies to build apps that meet the needs of their users. In this part of the book, you will become familiar with the technologies you will use to build your first realtime web application. Since

Responsive Web Design by Example Beginner’s Guide

This book aims for beginners who are quite familiar with HTML and CSS, and want to extend their skills to develop responsive websites that virtually fit on any screen size. Table of Contents Responsive Web Design Basic responsive web design Limitations of responsive web design Learn more about HTML5 and CSS3 Introduction to RWD frameworks