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The Book of CSS3

The Book of CSS3

A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design

Martin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 7, 2014 Martin Rowe wrote: This book will take you a long way
There is no need to read other books on CSS. If you are new to the subject, simply reading the text and noticing how Peter Gasston approaches each section will give you a crash course on the subject. If you already have some CSS knowledge then this book will fill in a lot of the gaps in your knowledge and get you up to date. Full Review >

Responsive Typography

Responsive Typography

Using Type Well on the Web

Martin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 12, 2014 Martin Rowe wrote: Type is your voice. Speak eloquently
This is a short, but valuable book that will get you started with responsive web typography. The first half contains a short history of typography: i.e. aliasing, type hinting, and the difference between a typeface and a font. Full Review >

User Story Mapping

User Story Mapping

Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

Martin's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 10, 2014 Martin Rowe wrote: User Story Mapping Review
The high points in this book from Jeff Patton are too numerous to mention. I found myself taking copious notes, and you could do the same, but it would probably make more sense to keep it near you and dip into it regularly until you have fully digested it. Full Review >

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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