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Programming iOS 6

Programming iOS 6

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 28, 2013 Ryan Holman wrote: An Extensive Guide to iOS Programming
Programming iOS 6 is a lengthy book that can help experienced developers bring their skillset further. The author builds throughout the book on solid fundamentals and delves into many of the more popular frameworks that Apple provides. Full Review >

Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step

Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 12, 2013 Ryan Holman wrote: Book Review – Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step (Microsoft Press) by John Sharp
C# has quickly become one of the most in demand languages. Built with Microsoft’s .NET framework in mind, the developers of C# seem to have taken some of the best features of Java and C++ to create a language that … Continue reading → Full Review >

Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone

Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 29, 2013 Ryan Holman wrote: Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone (O’Reilly) by Mike Wilson
Node.js has quickly become a popular platform among JavaScript developers. The potential of using JavaScript in server-side code along with the advantages of its event-driven approach to network connections makes it an excellent option for many applications. Combined with the … Continue reading → Full Review >

iOS 6 Programming Cookbook

iOS 6 Programming Cookbook

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 9, 2013 Ryan Holman wrote: Book Review – iOS 6 Programming Cookbook (O’Reilly) by Vandad Nahavandipoor
Developers of native iPhone and iPad apps are often faced with new tasks that stretch their skills. Sometimes it can be difficult to find good information to solve a particular problem. The iOS 6 Programming Cookbook contains a wealth of … Continue reading → Full Review >

Programming C# 5.0

Programming C# 5.0

Building Windows 8, Web, and Desktop Applications for the .NET 4.5 Framework

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 6, 2012 Ryan Holman wrote: Book Review – Programming C# 5.0 (O’Reilly) by Ian Griffiths
Over the past ten years, Microsoft’s .NET framework has become a popular choice for software projects. For many, C# is the preferred language when working with .NET, since Microsoft developed the language with their framework in mind. The C# language … Continue reading → Full Review >

Geolocation in iOS

Geolocation in iOS

Mobile Positioning and Mapping on iPhone and iPad

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Oct 31, 2012 Ryan Holman wrote: Book Review – Geolocation in iOS (O’Reilly) by Alasdair Allan
One of the most popular uses of the iPhone is to view locations on a map. Apps can show you where you are, where you want to go, or just what’s out there in the world. Developers have the opportunity … Continue reading → Full Review >

Make It So

Make It So

Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 22, 2012 Ryan Holman wrote: Book Review – Make It So (Rosenfeld Media) by Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel
Science fiction shows us potential futures filled with technological marvels limited only by our imaginations. So how can we learn from the way characters interact with technology on television and in the movies to make interfaces that work in reality? Make … Continue reading → Full Review >

Learning Web Design

Learning Web Design

A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 8, 2012 Ryan Holman wrote: Book Review – Learning Web Design, 4th Edition (O’Reilly) by Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Designing web sites requires a number of skills, including marking up the content in HTML and styling the pages in CSS. Learning Web Design covers the latest advancements in HTML5 and CSS3 as well as some JavaScript basics to create … Continue reading → Full Review >

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 17, 2012 Ryan Holman wrote: Book Review – Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS, 2nd Edition (O’Reilly) by Robin Nixon
Covering some of the most popular technologies for bringing web pages to life, Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS is a good place to start for the programmer who already has a solid background in HTML. The author recommends a … Continue reading → Full Review >

OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

Ryan's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 26, 2012 Ryan Holman wrote: Book Review – OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly) by David Pogue
Game Center, iCloud, iMessage, and Notification Center are iOS features, right? Now with Mountain Lion, the latest version of OS X from Apple, they can be found on a Mac along with several other enhancements that bring the operating system … Continue reading → Full Review >

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