Agile Web Development with Rails 3.2 (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson

Rails simply retains on altering. Rails three and Ruby 1.9 carry hundreds and hundreds of advancements, together with new APIs and large functionality improvements. The fourth variation of this award-winning vintage has been reorganized and refocused so it really is extra priceless than ever sooner than for builders new to Ruby and Rails.

Rails three is an incredible release--the adjustments usually are not simply incremental, yet structural. So we determined to stick to swimsuit. This e-book is not just a delicate remodeling of the former version to make it run with the hot Rails. as a substitute, it's a whole refactoring.

you are going to nonetheless locate the Depot instance on the entrance, yet you will additionally locate trying out knitted correct in. long past are the lengthy reference chapters--that's what the internet does most sensible. as an alternative you will find extra designated details on the entire features of Rails that you will must be a profitable internet developer.

Now up to date for Rails 3.2

Rails 3.1 and Rails 3.2 introduce many user-facing adjustments, and this liberate has been up to date to compare all of the most modern adjustments and new top practices in Rails 3.1 and Rails 3.2. This comprises complete aid for Ruby 1.9.2 hash syntax; incorporation of the hot Sprockets 2.0 Asset Pipeline, together with SCSS and CoffeeScript; jQuery now being the default; reversible migrations; JSON reaction aid; Rack::Cache, and masses more.

Ruby on Rails is helping you produce top quality, beautiful-looking internet functions speedy. you consider growing the applying, and Rails looks after the details.

Tens of millions of builders have used this award-winning e-book to benefit Rails. it is a huge, far-reaching instructional and reference that is suggested by way of the Rails center staff. in case you are new to Rails, you will get step by step counsel. in case you are an skilled developer, this e-book provides you with the excellent, insider info you need.

Rails has developed through the years, and this booklet has developed besides it. We nonetheless begin with a step by step walkthrough of creating a true software, and in-depth chapters examine the integrated Rails positive aspects. This variation now offers new Ruby and Rails clients additional information at the Ruby language and takes extra time to provide an explanation for key thoughts all through. most sensible practices on tips to follow Rails proceed to alter, and this version retains up. Examples use cookie sponsored classes, HTTP authentication, and lively Record-based kinds, and the ebook focuses all through at the correct technique to use Rails. also, this variation now displays Ruby 1.9, a brand new unencumber of Ruby with sizeable sensible and function improvements.

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Web Design with HTML and CSS Digital Classroom, (Book and Video Training)

By AGI Creative Team, Jeremy Osborn

"An precious full-color education package deal for website design

Web layout comprises utilizing a number of software program instruments and codes-such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Silverlight, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML, and CSS, between others-to craft a different, strong, and interactive web content. This publication teaches you ways to successfully use the entire significant instruments interested by website design to create a domain that's either appealing and functional.

You'll transcend the fundamentals to profit top practices of fine website design so that you can pass from the strategy planning stage to a winning site.

Combining full-color, step by step directions with lesson records and video education from net specialists is like having your individual own teacher guiding you thru every one lesson-but you're employed at your individual pace!

  • Discusses homes of excellent website design and top practices for construction a website that's either appealing and functional
  • Offers transparent guide that makes studying complex initiatives much less intimidating
  • Demonstrates how one can procedure website layout thought construction and convey a imaginative and prescient from the planning stage via to complete and unbelievable operability
  • Combines an entire colour step by step tutorial ebook in addition to lesson documents and video education from website design experts

This education package deal takes you past the fundamentals in a sequence of easy-to-absorb, five-minute classes. "

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Joe Celko's Thinking in Sets: Auxiliary, Temporal, and Virtual Tables in SQL (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)

By Joe Celko

Completely clever programmers frequently fight whilst compelled to paintings with SQL. Why? Joe Celko believes the matter lies with their procedural programming frame of mind, which retains them from taking complete good thing about the ability of declarative languages. the result's overly advanced and inefficient code, let alone misplaced productivity.

This booklet will swap how you take into consideration the issues you resolve with SQL programs.. targeting 3 key table-based strategies, Celko unearths their energy via precise examples and transparent factors. As you grasp those options, you’ll locate you may conceptualize difficulties as rooted in units and solvable via declarative programming. ahead of lengthy, you’ll be coding extra fast, writing extra effective code, and utilizing the entire energy of SQL

• choked with the insights of 1 of the world’s top SQL professionals - famous for his wisdom and his skill to coach what he knows.

• makes a speciality of auxiliary tables (for computing services and different values by means of joins), temporal tables (for temporal queries, ancient information, and audit information), and digital tables (for more desirable performance).

• provides transparent information for determining and properly utilizing the fitting desk process.

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Building Web Apps with WordPress

By Brian Messenlehner, Jason Coleman

WordPress is far greater than a running a blog platform. As this useful consultant essentially demonstrates, you should use WordPress to construct internet apps of any type—not mere content material websites, yet full-blown apps for particular initiatives. in case you have Hypertext Preprocessor adventure with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’ll find out how to use WordPress plugins and topics to enhance quickly, scalable, and safe internet apps, local cellular apps, net providers, or even a community of a number of WordPress sites.

The authors use examples from their lately published SchoolPress app to give an explanation for thoughts and methods through the e-book. All code examples can be found on GitHub.

  • Compare WordPress with conventional app improvement frameworks
  • Use topics for perspectives, and plugins for backend functionality
  • Get feedback for selecting WordPress plugins—or construct your own
  • Manage person debts and roles, and entry person data
  • Build asynchronous behaviors on your app with jQuery
  • Develop local apps for iOS and Android, utilizing wrappers
  • Incorporate personal home page libraries, exterior APIs, and net carrier plugins
  • Collect funds via ecommerce and club plugins
  • Use options to hurry up and scale your WordPress app

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WordPress: The Missing Manual

By Matthew MacDonald

Whether you’re a budding blogger or professional net clothier, WordPress is an excellent software for developing web content, when you understand how to faucet its awesome good points. the newest variation of this jargon-free lacking guide exhibits you the way to take advantage of WordPress 3.9’s subject matters, widgets, plug-ins, and souped-up modifying and multimedia instruments to construct on the subject of any form of site.

The vital things you have to know:

  • Create your site. Get hands-on, A-to-Z directions for construction every kind of sites, from stylish blogs to professional-looking ecommerce sites.
  • Add features. choose between hundreds of thousands of widgets and plug-ins to augment your site’s ease of use, appears, and performance.
  • Mix in multimedia. upload photo galleries, slideshows, videos, tune avid gamers, and podcasts in your pages.
  • Attract an audience. Create automated content material feeds, register web site subscribers, and aid readers proportion your posts on social media.
  • Fine-tune your content. study web site statistics to enhance your content material and succeed in, and to optimize your web site for seek engines.
  • Go Mobile. pick out a subject matter that immediately reconfigures your web site for cellular devices.
  • Build a really special site. find out how to customise WordPress topics to create a website that appears precisely the method you will have it to.

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WordPress: Pushing the Limits

By Rachel McCollin

Take WordPress past its convenience zone

As the most well-liked open resource running a blog instrument, WordPress is getting used to strength more and more complicated websites, pushing it past its unique objective. during this designated e-book, the authors proportion their stories and suggestion for operating successfully with consumers, deal with a undertaking crew, enhance with WordPress for greater initiatives, and push WordPress past its limits in order that consumers have the personalized website they wish as a way to achieve a aggressive marketplace.

  • Explains that there's multiple method of a WordPress problem and exhibits you ways to decide on the person who is better for you, your consumer, and your team
  • Walks you thru internet hosting and constructing environments, subject development, and contingency planning
  • Addresses operating with HTML, personal home page, JavaScript, and CSS

WordPress: Pushing the Limits encourages you to learn from the studies of pro WordPress programmers in order that your client's website can succeed.

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Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook (Pioneering Series)

Web criteria are the traditional know-how requisites enforced by way of the area huge net Consortium (W3C) to ensure that internet designers and browser brands are utilizing an identical expertise syntax. it is vital that those implementations are an analogous through the net, differently it turns into a messy proprietary position, and lacks consistency. those criteria additionally enable content material to be extra suitable with a number of various viewing units, corresponding to display readers for individuals with imaginative and prescient impairments, mobile phones, PDFs, and so on. HTML, XML, and CSS are all such technologies.

This publication is your crucial advisor to knowing the benefits you could carry for your web content by way of imposing internet criteria and accurately tips to practice them.

Web criteria comparable to XHTML and CSS are actually particularly recognized applied sciences, and they're going to most likely be regularly occurring to you, the net designerindeed, they're throughout you on the net. even though, inside net criteria nonetheless lies a challengewhile the browser's help for internet criteria is gradually expanding, many net builders and architects haven't begun to find the true merits of internet criteria and admire the necessity to adhere to them. the true paintings is in really figuring out the advantages and imposing the factors efficiently.

As an easy instance of its strength, you should use CSS to put out your pages rather than nesting tables. this may make dossier sizes smaller, permitting pages to load speedier, finally expanding accessibility for all browsers, units, and net users.

  • Use XHTML components competently in order that your markup is compact and extra simply understood.
  • Use CSS to kind diverse components of an internet web page.
  • Lay out pages simply and successfully.
  • Compare a number of equipment of accomplishing an identical effects to make greater layout offerings.
  • Learn approximately complex website design concepts and their very important caveats.

Web criteria Solutions is damaged down into sixteen brief chapters, each one overlaying the idea and perform of alternative internet criteria idea and exhibiting a number of suggestions to given difficulties for simple studying. You’ll know about multi-column layouts, utilizing picture substitute ideas on your top virtue, making the simplest use of tables and lists, and plenty of extra. This hugely modular procedure lets you speedily digest, comprehend, and make the most of the necessities of net standards.

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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Prima Official Game Guide)

You are the Republic's in simple terms desire . . . or largest threat.
·Detailed stats, apparatus, and skill descriptions for all get together individuals
·Covers all major allies and foes
·Exhaustive Jedi Mastery is helping you grasp each one Jedi category
·Detailed maps for each planet and placement
·Construct the last word weapon and armor kits with our specialist workbench information
·All mystery Powers unearthed!
·All Jedi celebration contributors published!
·The most sensible ranged and melee guns strive against verified and authorized!

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Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced: The Unofficial Guide to Minecraft & Other Building Games

One of the preferred games of all time, Minecraft has develop into an international craze because of approximately forty million registered clients world wide throughout all systems. In Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced, those that mastered the fundamentals specified by the 1st Minecrafter procedure advisor now locate pointers on extra advanced parts of video game play, together with Redstone circuitry and different innovations, and recommendation for beating "The End." This must-have advisor for even the main complex of specialists comprises the game's most up-to-date options and contours a hundred colour images.

This ebook isn't really approved, subsidized, counseled or approved through Mojang AB. The trademark Minecraft is owned by way of Mojang AB; and different corporation names and/or logos pointed out during this publication are the valuables in their respective businesses and are used for identity reasons only.

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