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Web Development with Node and Express

Web Development with Node and Express

Leveraging the JavaScript Stack

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 7, 2014 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Node book done well
Ethan Brown did good job in writing Web Development with Node and Express. He covered many topics & provided solutions to real-life developer’s problems. Full Review >

JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual

JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 1, 2014 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Manual for beginners
If you're taking first steps in web development and you want to start with programming in JavaScript, that's the book for you. Full Review >

Learning jQuery Deferreds

Learning jQuery Deferreds

Taming Callback Hell with Deferreds and Promises

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 27, 2014 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Promising Deferreds
In general it’s good to get familiar with idea of deferreds and this book is good with explaining with that concept. Full Review >

JavaScript: The Good Parts

JavaScript: The Good Parts

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 20, 2014 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Learn how to use the good parts of JavaScript
Author did a good job to point out good & bad parts of JavaScript. Book as a whole is great overview of JavaScript as a programming language... Full Review >

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

A JavaScript and jQuery Developer's Guide

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 3, 2014 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Patterns in JavaScript developer’s life
I really like Addy’s approach in book: every pattern has diagram (to visualize concept), code (to see real implementation), more examples (when pattern has some “flavours”), references (to read more), discussion (about advantages and disadvantages)... Full Review >

Hacking Web Apps

Hacking Web Apps

Detecting and Preventing Web Application Security Problems

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 27, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Be more security-aware developer/user
Examples are pretty useful, ready to check on existing websites (of course those you own ;-))... Full Review >

RESTful Web APIs

RESTful Web APIs

Services for a Changing World

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 29, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Good reference book
In my current project I use JSON heavily as representation when “talking to” servers. I decided to read that book and possibly get some insights how design better APIs... Full Review >

iOS 6 Programming Cookbook

iOS 6 Programming Cookbook

Solutions for iOS Developers

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 22, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Cook your iOS apps
I like cookbooks and iOS6 Programming Cookbook is no exception. Author covers a lot of practical knowledge: basics of Objective-C, UI solutions, Xcode features... Full Review >

Randal Schwartz on Learning Perl

Randal Schwartz on Learning Perl

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 15, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Perl from the ground up
Learning Perl Video is almost 11 hours long lectures covering Perl from the ground up. Randal Schwartz presents concepts and quirks in Perl step by step. Videos are nicely divided by topics... Full Review >

Scala Cookbook

Scala Cookbook

Recipes for Object-Oriented and Functional Programming

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 3, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Scala in examples
Scala Cookbook is very practical book. Author presents every small example as problem to solve and possible solutions with discussion. I learned... Full Review >

Think Complexity

Think Complexity

Complexity Science and Computational Modeling

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Aug 23, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Nothing special
After studying 5 years Computer Science there are not too many surprising topics in that book. It was nice adventure to refresh some Python and go through “Case Study” chapters... Full Review >

The Modern Web

The Modern Web

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

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 27, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Good overview
Web is changing: new technologies, frameworks but also new devices for browsing Internet. The Modern Web: Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript is interesting book — informative but often author barely scratches the surface.... Full Review >

Lift Cookbook

Lift Cookbook

Recipes from the Community for Building Web Applications with Scala

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 23, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Practical Lift
Lift Cookbook is very practical book. Author covers the most basic & used aspects of web apps (HTML rendering, form, Ajax, REST API, connecting to SQL & NoSQL databases and more)... Full Review >

Functional JavaScript

Functional JavaScript

Introducing Functional Programming with Underscore.js

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 21, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: JavaScript more functional
Functional JavaScript is nice mindshift and exploration into functional world when reader can write software with elegant API using functional approach... Full Review >

Developing Backbone.js Applications

Developing Backbone.js Applications

Building Better JavaScript Applications

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 11, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Good book
Book is organized quite well for me. After some introductory and essential material there are two chapters with Todo app and simple application storing books in library... Full Review >

HTML5 Canvas

HTML5 Canvas

Native Interactivity and Animation for the Web

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jul 3, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Good reference book
HTML5 Canvas is good book. It is good reference for canvas. It provides examples about drawing shapes, texts, raster images e.g. from PNG, JPEG. There is nice JavaScript library: Box2DWeb for animating physics & drawing it on canvas... Full Review >

ZeroMQ

ZeroMQ

Messaging for Many Applications

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 13, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Comprehensive guide to ZeroMQ
Book has two parts: “Learning to work with ØMQ” & “Software Engineering Using ØMQ”. In first part author presents basics, socket and a lot of different different patterns. Examples are quite easy to grasp, many of them are continuations of others or they are different approach solving particular problem... Full Review >

MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

Practical Use Cases with the Leading NoSQL Database

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 10, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Useful and practical examples
Recently, I needed to think about structure of documents used in one of my web app. In first part author helps to solve that problem — he shows pros and cons... Full Review >

Blender Master Class

Blender Master Class

A Hands-On Guide to Modeling, Sculpting, Materials, and Rendering

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 7, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Blender — good to know
After introductions to Blender and GIMP authors covers consecutive steps how to create “The Projects” from a scratch. Author presents and develop three projects through the book... Full Review >

Designing Games

Designing Games

A Guide to Engineering Experiences

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 24, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Games demystified
Tynan Sylvester wrote the great book. He included many tips, personal experiences, insights which make the book even more valuable. I started reading Designing Games and immediately I got absorbed into this book. It is clearly written, well explained, uses... Full Review >

Jump Start Sinatra

Jump Start Sinatra

Get Up to Speed With Sinatra in a Weekend

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 7, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Simply good
Author did a good job. He clearly presents... Full Review >

Testable JavaScript

Testable JavaScript

Ensuring Reliable Code

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 1, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Test Your JavaScript
Testable JavaScript is written in a good solid way... Full Review >

R Graphics Cookbook

R Graphics Cookbook

Practical Recipes for Visualizing Data

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 6, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: R in practice
R Graphics Cookbook covers a lot of stuff. There are many different kinds of graphs/plots... Full Review >

Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone

Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone

Rapid Prototyping and Scalable Deployment

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jan 30, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Could be better
Node.js is quite promising technology and for some time I’ve been trying to take a deeper look at it. Title Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone looked good for me then I started reading… Full Review >

See What I Mean

See What I Mean

How To Use Comics to Communicate Ideas

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 9, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Doodling for fun and profit
... with author suggestions, I started doodling and doing exercises from book and it was fun :-) ... Full Review >

Jump Start CoffeeScript

Jump Start CoffeeScript

Get Up to Speed With CoffeeScript in a Weekend

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 5, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Adventure with CoffeeScript
Jump Start CoffeeScript is written in interesting & entertaining way: you are taking part in “7-day HTML5 Game Jam-a-Thon Challenge (TM)” with your teammates. Every chapter is one day when you learn CoffeeScript... Full Review >

CSS3: The Missing Manual

CSS3: The Missing Manual

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 3, 2013 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Repetition is the mother of study
What I like the most in this book that almost every chapter contains tutorial at the end. It gave me hands-on experience... Full Review >

Version Control with Git

Version Control with Git

Powerful tools and techniques for collaborative software development

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 26, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Git inside out
Version Control with Git is an awesome book. Authors explain things thoroughly. They also have a good sense of humour and it makes reading much more pleasant... Full Review >

Jump Start Node.js

Jump Start Node.js

Get Up to Speed With Node.js in a Weekend

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Dec 23, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Node.js for novices
Beginning of Jump Start Node.js looked promising: test-driven development, interesting examples, fetching remote data, connecting Node.js with MongoDB. The goal of the book was to write Nockmarket — application with different features... Full Review >

McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Advanced Git

McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Advanced Git

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 21, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Good stuff
McCullough and Berglund present material well... Full Review >

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps

HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps

Bridging the Gap Between the Web and the Mobile Web

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 1, 2012 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 >

ClojureScript: Up and Running

ClojureScript: Up and Running

Functional Programming for the Web

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 26, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Functional Programming for the Web
Authors did a great job to get ClojureScript up and running. Book is relatively short but it covers essential things about ClojureScript. The compilation process and use of Google Closure Compiler are well explained. Book also goes through basics of ClojureScript... Full Review >

Killer UX Design

Killer UX Design

Create User Experiences to Wow Your Visitors

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 20, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Insightful UX design
It is vital to understand how technology can enhance the human experience… As a programmer/developer I decided to get to know UX design better by reading this book. The beginning of Killer UX design introduces what is UX, covers different aspects of experience (e.g. usefulness, usability, aesthetics) and puts reader in the User’s shoes. Chapters 2-8 describe consecutive phases (Research, Insight, UX vision, Concept and Design) of case study: creating Recipe App... Full Review >

WebGL: Up and Running

WebGL: Up and Running

Building 3D Graphics for the Web

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 13, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Good & practical book
This book is good introduction to WebGL. It covers the most important aspects of programming in WebGL. There are a lot of practical examples... Full Review >

Team Geek

Team Geek

A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 30, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Book full of practical knowledge
This book is great. It is full of practical useful tips, a lot of insights... Full Review >

Learning Rails 3

Learning Rails 3

Rails from the Outside In

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 26, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Really, really good book
I was very curious about this book when came out. I like the way authors present material in book. First, they show bigger picture and step-by-step explain it in details... Full Review >

Building Web Applications with Erlang

Building Web Applications with Erlang

Working with REST and Web Sockets on Yaws

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 5, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Start building your Erlang web applications with this book
Book covers a lot of aspects of web development: scalability & NoSQL databases, REST, file upload, web sockets, streaming and much more. If you want build your web applications with Erlang, this book is really good position to begin with... Full Review >

Learning Ruby

Learning Ruby

The Language that Powers Rails

Przemysław's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jul 22, 2012 Przemysław Dąbek wrote:
Learning Ruby can be still valuable position for beginner however I would recommend find more up-to-date book. Full Review >

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