HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps

This book is for a mobile web developer. This book will assist the advanced developer in writing fast and responsive HTML5 mobile applications. The book will also assist the intermediate skilled developer. The author assumes you know JavaScript and HTML5; however the book is not “code only.” This book covers the different ways to connect your mobile app to the server. [Read more…]

Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices, Second Edition

Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices

Overview

This book is for the Oracle PL/SQL programmer that is either a beginner (never too early to begin best practices!) or the more advanced PL/SQL developer. It is a highly entertaining read that covers many topics from testing your code to getting your coworkers using templates as a way to all get on the same page with a project. The author gives prime reasons for using functionality as the core of naming practices and also delves into optimization. Even as a beginner Oracle programmer, I am very glad I read this book – it will definitely help me to be precise with my code and the modules be functional and reusable themselves. Highly recommended for all beginning and intermediate Oracle programmers. [Read more…]

Professional Android Sensor Programming

This book is for the Android developer – beginner or intermediate. It is a highly defined illustration of the different sensors available on Android devices, how to determine if that sensor is on that particular device and also includes applications (code) that gives examples of using the different sensors. This text is so very well written and covers the different sensors in such depth that I believe (as my status of something of a professional student considering my age! hehe) it is definitely most worthy of being a treasured textbook and also maintain a prominent position on the reference bookcase that everyone has beside their computer. [Read more…]

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

PHP, MySQL & Javascript:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

Summary

This book is a very useful introduction to three of the core aspects necessary for web programming. It is also handy as a textbook as it has questions at the end of each chapter. It is easy to understand and well-written. I noticed that the author has release a new book (©2012) that adds CSS to the title, another vital component for web design. Appropriate for self-study, introduction and reference. [Read more…]

High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups & Replication

High Performance MySQL:  Optimization, Backups & Replication

Overview

This book appears to be the result of the accumulative experiences of three premiere experts in the field of database administration – MySQL style. It is written is such a way that a MySQL application developer can self-teach himself numerous ways to optimize application performance and the system operating performance as well. They do this by training you to understand the internal workings of MySQL. Very in-depth, yet written so that one that is beginning database development (i.e. knows something about MySQL) can easily understand and be appreciative of the teachings contained throughout this book, many of which are actual case studies that any Database Administrator can use to gain expertise in monitoring his/her own database. [Read more…]

Twitter API: Up and Running

Reviewed by Joy King, veteran Air Force Mainframe Computer Operator & Database Administrator “back in the day” (I remember punch cards for Pete’s sake!) and current Computer Programming student at a Durham Tech Community College as well as Raleigh InDesign User Group member.

Twitter API: Up and Running

Overview

First I’d like to say that the easy readability of this book must be due to the author’s Masters of Science in Human-Computer Interaction. His history of Twitter in Chapter 1 is excellent. Up front he tells you that while you don’t need prior programming knowledge and that with the samples provided in the book you can piece together your own app. [Read more…]