January 3, 2008
By Michael Morrison
ISBN: 0-596-52774-8, 650 pages, $39.99 USD
- The basics of programming, from variables to types to looping
- How the web browser runs your code, and how you can talk to the browser with your code
- How to use the Document Object Model to change your web pages without making your users click buttons
Head First Software Development
By Dan Pilone and Russ Miles
ISBN: 0-596-52735-7, 495 pages, $49.99 USD
Even the best developers have seen well-intentioned software projects fail-often because the customer kept changing requirements, and end users didn't know how to use the software you developed. Instead of surrendering to these common problems, let Head First Software Development guide you through the best practices of software development. Before you know it, those failed projects will be a thing of the past.
With its unique visually rich format, this book pulls together the hard lessons learned by expert software developers over the years. You'll gain essential information about each step of the software development lifecycle-requirements, design, coding, testing, implementing, and maintenance-and understand why and how different development processes work.
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