On Aug 15 Arthur Zubarev wrote: A must have book for those who begin sailing in the Web development waters
It was quite a long review experience in my life! No wonder, the book is 700 pages long, but boy oh boy it is not boring at all. I confess I skipped a few pages here and there, but it was rewarding, I was even able to produce my own small, fully functional website in my company’s Intranet that receives requests for database backup restores and logs their processing history; MySQL, JavaScript and Ajax driven (yes, the book covers that, too). I must admit I did not use CSS as much as I should, but I am planning on returning to this book to apply a few more advance techniques to my website (Ch 20 on CSS3) to make it more of an eye candy. Let me state that this is a timely update release for Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5 which happens to be a 3rd edition of this book this time around exactly when HTML5 adoption is gaining so much traction. More on the book itself, it is worth your money to an extend it worth your every penny: each chapter is verged so it takes you right from a printed book page to real-life example implementations. The book is very well structured, it has many (26), but succinct chapters that end with questions that help you memorize what you learned (this is my preferred way of studying), the book has the answers in the appendix. If you want to hear me whining, then may be I should say that the book author sticks to using the Zend Framework, no others covered, thus even though it is a very popular and mature development platform and has all the bells and whistles you may need to run a commercial grade website you may need to figure out yourself how you would develop and deploy using other Frameworks your company uses. Also the book does not cover Unit Testing. What I liked: the Ajax section and HTML5 are my favourites. Full Review  >

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On Aug 14 Diego Gonzalez wrote: All in one book
This book is an excellent introduction to the five technologies that will dominate the industry landscape in the coming years. While it is focused on creating dynamic websites not cost much to transfer knowledge to creating apps for all mobile platforms. While the price (at least in ebook format) may seem a bit excessive need to be aware that the content is equivalent to 5 books introductory separately. Some web development professionals have objected that except for the choice of the chosen HTML5 technologies are not the best or the most current. I do not share that criticism is a book for beginners and ideal to meet the needs of users who need to create websites that meet their own needs. Full Review  >

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On Jul 22 John Pearson wrote: A gentle introduction to web technologies
Nixon pulls together a hefty amount of introductory material, but the result feels somewhat dated. Full Review  >

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On Jul 16 Hock Ng wrote: Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5
I like this book a lot because it gives a good overview of what one needs to know for modern web development all in one place without the need to buy separate books for backend and front-end development. Full Review  >

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On Jun 28 Brian Long wrote:
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