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May 04 2010If you're interested in learning how to build a Twitter app on your Android phone with Java then you'll want to check out our upcoming online course, Developing Android Applications with Java: Building a Twitter App, and you'll want to watch this screencast so you're ready to go on the… read more
April 23 2010In this screencast, I show you how to build a simple iPad app using the new SplitViewController. As we build the app, you'll learn the basics of creating a SplitViewController-based app, and how to implement a simple XML reader to read an XML feed, display a list of article titles… read more
April 03 2010Now that the iPad is out, it's time to style your web pages so they look good on both the iPhone and the iPad. read more
October 27 2009There has been an explosion of interest in creating content for the iPhone in the past couple of years, and recently, a corresponding rush of libraries and frameworks to make building iPhone apps easier for those of us who are not experts in Objective-C and Cocoa Touch. Some of these… read more
October 07 2009I've had a few questions about the software I used in my previous screencasts. I created the app using Xcode for the Mac. Xcode is a developer tool, and if you want to develop iPhone apps, you'll need to download both Xcode and the iPhone SDK. read more
July 12 2009I got some great feedback on my first screencast - thank you! A few of you asked: how can you show a different view for each of the rows in the table view, instead of just showing the same view... read more
July 01 2009One of the most common questions from the iPhone workshops we held recently is: "What is key value coding and why the heck am I getting this error?" read more
June 24 2009The TableView is a common way to display data on an iPhone. Combining a tab bar with a table view and navigation bar isn't very difficult, but it took me forever to figure out how to do it properly. read more
June 22 2009I just started learning how to develop for the iPhone. After helping to put together an iPhone workshop with my friend Joe Heck, I got really excited about this new platform. I've dabbled in Cocoa and Objective C before, many years ago, and figured it was time to relearn Mac… read more
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Webcast: 10 things every web developer, designer (and manager) should know about HTML5
"I would recommend this volume for anyone seeking to deeply understand the basics of web page layout and formatting, it also forms a solid background for more advanced Web Programming topics and it explains enough of what is
going on on the server and the network to support further study."
"After reading Head First Design Patterns cover to cover, I don't think I could point to another book that is better tailored to my (and I hope your) kind of thinking. I've already used several of the chapters to help out with specific projects. Don't let the fact that this book is aimed at Java Developers. You can just as easily apply it's contents to C++ or any other object oriented language. Heck, I've even implemented some of the patterns in plain-old ANSI-C (i.e., a non-OO language), with great results (there are many books out there on how to implement objects in a non-OO language). If you are doing much code development, either as a student, hobbyist or professional, I can't recommend this book highly enough."
"A pleasant, somewhat goofy alternative."
"If you work with any class-based OOP languages (AS3, C#, etc.) you must read this book."
"A excellent book for coders interested in learning HTML5 in a quick, memorable, and practical way. "
"Eric Freeman & Elisabeth Robson have done the community a great favor with the addition of Head First HTML5 Programming. If you are a designer or product manager or backend engineer (though as the latter you will have to get past the less serious tone you may be accustomed to) then this book is for you...Its really hard to write a book for the complete newbie yet remain technically accurate. The authors have done this and more. Let the shared understanding grow. Highly recommended."
"If youve been wondering about the new features in HTML5, this book is a good introduction. The authors have stuck to the parts of HTML5 that are pretty well defined, and stayed away from those parts of the standard that are still changing. The Head First style presents you with the material from many different angles, which helps to make sure that your brain holds onto it. One of my daughters is interested in web programming. She needs just a little more CSS learning and then shell be ready to step up to dynamic HTML / HTML5. When she is, Ill be handing her a copy of this book."
"You'll get a book that focuses on helping you "get" HTML5 and helping you not to forget what you learned...I highly recommend this book. It is aimed to help you learn, have fun while you're learning, and to help you retain this knowledge so you can go out there and do great HTML5 stuff."
"I'm still very much a novice when it comes to web developer, but was able to make it through the first few chapters without much trouble. Once I got deeper into the book, however, I decided to switch over to O'Reilly's Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML for a refresher course. With that knowledge firmly in my head, I was able to get through the rest of the book without much outside research. By the time I got to the new tags, I started figuring out steps well before they were introduced in the book. I don't recommend jumping ahead in any chapters - even if you already know it - but it is the best testament possible for the book's methods. They work."
"Head First HTML5 Programming is a great book! For being a teaching book its very effective and is a much more interesting read than most tech teaching books are...The book is very entertaining to read as well and because of the subtle use of repetition, I found myself not having to refer back as much because I actually remembered the information...I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking at doing any type of web development or even WebOS development too, as it uses many of the HTML5 concepts which are taught in the book."
"This ain't your grandpa's DHTML! Head First HTML5 Programming paints a hopeful and confident picture of the future of the Web through HTML5, while empowering you to code your own ticket there. If you're seeking a definitive, accessible, and at times pretty funny guidebook to this standard, look no further."
"Straightforward, informative and entertaining, Head First HTML5 Programming is a must for anyone wanting to get started with HTML5 or just to refresh their skills. The Head First series helps me to keep my technical skills up to date allowing me to better support my developers and projects."
"HTML5 is the hottest new technology for website development. Developers far and wide cant wait to put it to use to build flexible, rich media websites that also work great on tablets and smart phones. Head First HTML5 Programming is the best and funnest way to feed this exciting new technology to your brain. I highly recommend it!"
"With Head First HTML5 Programming, the multiplicity of HTML5 is approached with a multiplicity in the medium that makes the hard work of learning fun."
"HTML5 is a cake with many layers of technologies. Head First HTML5 Programming bakes that cake, and then throws it at your face. You will consume deliciousness and rejoice. "
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