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This hands-on book looks past the hype and buzzwords surrounding HTML5 and gives you a conservative and practical approach to using HTML5, JavaScript MVC frameworks, and the latest W3C specifications. You’ll quickly master how to build mobile and desktop web apps that are widely supported across all major web browsers and devices.


On Feb 11 Cristobal Gonzalez wrote: A good option if you want to have a global view
In this book by Wesley Hales written on 2012, expect to find a good description about why there are so many web applications with Javascript and different approaches on how to do it. Full Review  >

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On Oct 2 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  >

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On Dec 2 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: This book rocks!
Having met with Wesley Hales personally at the recent SAPInsider conference, I was pretty impressed with the quality of his presentation. Naturally I picked up this book as I wanted to learn more and I must say - This book rocks! Today web app development is a convoluted place to be. Wesley Hales demystifies the landscape by explaining what has changed from the traditional client/server model. That is, the browser is the platform!!! The browser has traditionally been a thin interface between the user and the server and that has changed in recent years due to enormous strides in the JavaScript capabilities supported today. Full Review  >

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On Dec 1 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Building web apps with HTML5 & JavaScript
Author did a good a job to show the latest concepts/solutions in HTML5 & JavaScript. Big part of this book covers The Mobile Web (e.g. fetching, caching, network type detection, device orientation and others). Across the book there are many practical code examples... Full Review  >

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On Nov 25 Rob Friesel wrote: for front-end devs ready to start looking at sophisticated APIs and modern architectures
I was drawn to Wesley Hales' "HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps" (O'Reilly, 2012) because it seemed right up my alley -- a book about all the latest client-side technologies for building enterprise grade "HTML5-based" web apps. Hales takes us on a whirlwind tour of these new technologies and tactics, taking a "Mobile First" approach and working "up" from there. Overall, though the style and tone is fairly colloquial, the content is pretty technical, and I would not recommend it to anyone that is not already a competent front-end developer. That being said, if you *are* that competent front-end developer, then you will find a lot of excellent material here that will introduce and orient you to these new technologies. Full Review  >

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