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AngularJS

AngularJS

Martin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On May 28, 2013 Martin Rowe wrote:
If you’re new to this whole area of webApps then I’d suggest combining this book with the Angular documentation and the growing list of resources that are appearing on the web. This book will help to get you started. Full Review >

Developing with Couchbase Server

Developing with Couchbase Server

Martin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 28, 2013 Martin Rowe wrote:
This is a short introduction that is understandable, gets you started, and serves as a precursor to delving into the Couchbase documentation. A side benefit is that it also serves as an introduction to the world of NoSQL data storage. Take a look at the Couchbase documentation and if you find it confusing then this book should work for you. What is noticeable about this book? The clarity of the various explanations. Full Review >

Programming Android

Programming Android

Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices

Martin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 23, 2013 Martin Rowe wrote:
This book places you in a comfort zone, in the hands of experienced developers, provides you with good examples, and highlights the places where you can easily fall over. Full Review >

Selectors, Specificity, and the Cascade

Selectors, Specificity, and the Cascade

Martin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 29, 2012 Martin Rowe wrote:
If you are new to CSS you may find this book heavy going. One option would be to choose an introductory text. In time you would probably end up here though so a thorough reading of this and some time spent working with and modifying the examples should prove a good investment. This book is the one that should be on your shelf and will probably be the one you reach for when you are getting surprising results from your style sheet and can’t understand why. Full Review >

Shipping Greatness

Shipping Greatness

Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon

Martin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 21, 2012 Martin Rowe wrote:
The book gives an interesting insight into the way large software companies manage projects. And the principles here are scalable; they would work in a small business or a startup. Would the book help me to create a minimum viable product and ship it? Yes, but with my eyes open. Full Review >

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