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A Web for Everyone

A Web for Everyone

Designing Accessible User Experiences

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On Feb 19, 2014 Michael Larsen wrote: Making Accessibility Accessible to designers, programmers and testers
While it’s important to understand accessibility, it would be even better if more people were to give thought to accessibility and testing for accessibility in their design decisions, and early in the process make the case that Accessibility to all users (or as many as possible) is an important part of our mission as product owner, creators, designers and testers. Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery approach this challenge and this mission with their book “A Web For Everyone”. More than just ways to code and test for accessibility, this book attempts to help anyone who creates software applications to develop the understanding and the empathy necessary to make design decisions that truly help to make "A Web for Everyone" possible. Full Review >

The Modern Web

The Modern Web

Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

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On Feb 14, 2014 Michael Larsen wrote: Web Developers and Software Testers Rejoice
With the dizzying array of options out there, what’s an aspiring web developer to do? Peter Gasston has effectively asked the same questions, and his answer is “The Modern Web”. A guide to modern Web development standards and options that both web developers and software tester should find lots to love. Full Review >

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps

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On Oct 2, 2013 Michael Larsen wrote: A Wide survey of HTML5e and JS Frameworks
A book for front end developers and testers that want a broad overview of the emerging bits that can help them make sense of what's all out there. Full Review >

Think Like a Programmer

Think Like a Programmer

An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

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On Nov 19, 2012 Michael Larsen wrote: Book Review: Think Like A Programmer
Yesterday, I posted a review of a now "classic" think-like-a-programmer book; Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas' "The Pragmatic Programmer". I commented that it was interesting to see this book from the perspective of 13 years later and what was still being practiced actively and where we may have moved on,… Full Review >

The Linux Command Line

The Linux Command Line

A Complete Introduction

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On Feb 13, 2012 Michael Larsen wrote: Book Review: The Linux Command Line
What if you had a book that took you from the very beginning of the Linux command line options, and it took you through progressively interesting and relevant topics so that you really could develop a mastery of the shell? Oh, and what if it were written in a fun… Full Review >

Head First HTML5 Programming

Head First HTML5 Programming

Building Web Apps with JavaScript

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On Feb 7, 2012 Michael Larsen wrote:
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The Book of Ruby

The Book of Ruby

A Hands-On Guide for the Adventurous

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On Oct 6, 2011 Michael Larsen wrote: Book Review: The Book of Ruby
Yes, I've been feeling a little bit "under pressure" to complete reviews for books I've been working through and reading. I have a virtual stack of titles I'm working through in parallel, so it's taking me months instead of weeks to finish certain titles (and this doesn't even include titles… Full Review >

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