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Head First HTML5 Programming

Head First HTML5 Programming

Building Web Apps with JavaScript

Mark's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 20, 2012 Mark Colan wrote: A Fun and Very Good Tutorial on HTML5+JavaScript for a Non-Programmer
As the title says, the book is about HTML5 programming. What is less obvious is that the book is not so much about the markup language, as I expected when I ordered the book. I am delighted to see that it is the integration of several diverse technologies that when put together make a powerful and effective Web application development environment. Full Review >

Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the World Around Us

Mark's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 2, 2012 Mark Colan wrote: Concise, sophisticated, yet a good starting point for newbies
This is a sophisticated and intelligent book describing interesting projects in a way that even newcomers to Arduino, electronics, and programming should be able to create and get running without problems. It explains how to use the Arduino to detect or monitor various physical conditions in the environment around you. Full Review >

Arduino Cookbook

Arduino Cookbook

Recipes to Begin, Expand, and Enhance Your Projects

Mark's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 13, 2012 Mark Colan wrote: Excellent survey of what you can do with Arduino
The real strength of this book is presenting the broad landscape of what's possible for Arduino. Organized as "recipes", you can combine them to do all kinds of things. Knowing what is possible should help to stimulate your imagination. The book does not go deep into any one subject, choosing instead to give you just enough to get started, and pointers on where to go for deeper information. Full Review >

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