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. JavaScript is here to stay, and there are many interfaces built using it that may or may not help you to speed up your application and this is the subject area that the author covers in depth. He gives a very thorough explanation of the different [dot]js interfaces currently available, what they are intended for and what their rating is on github (as of June 2012).

This book helped me immensely. As a beginning mobile app developer, it assisted in my understanding of how mobile apps (client-side) communicate with their server-side. The type of communication (be it mostly client-side or server-side) tremendously affects the application’s performance. This book is more aimed for client-side processing and storage, so if you’re a programmer or developer that leans toward server-side scripting, this book is probably not what you’re looking for. For me, the novice, I appreciate the easy-to-understand descriptions and the information I’ve gleaned from reading this book. I really have more of a foundation base from which to begin programming than if I hadn’t read it. After all, it’s all about the user, right?!

Reviewed by Joy King
Was previously a DBA in the Air Force (a decade or so ago!), now back in school upgrading her computer
skills, concentrating mostly on Database Programming – also including Web Design.

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps
By: Wesley Hales
Publisher:O’Reilly Media
Formats: Print Ebook Safari Books Online
Print: November 2012
Ebook: October 2012
Pages: 172
Print ISBN:978-1-4493-2051-5 | ISBN 10:1-4493-2051-1
Ebook ISBN:978-1-4493-2050-8 | ISBN 10:1-4493-2050-3

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