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8 new books about development you should read

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Who read books anymore?

Unfortunately, latest trends shows that book reading is not very popular lately. It is hard to see a young human being spend all day on the internet and in front of TV.

You will say, I can read a book online. But, I personally prefer the joy of holding a book in my hands and reading it. Especially if it is related to development.

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.

I am bringing this list of 8 new books about developing applications you should read.

Applied jQuery: Develop and Design

Applied-jQuery-Develop-and-Design

Applied jQuery teaches readers how to quickly start writing application interfaces. The beautifully designed book offers practical techniques and provides lots of real-world advice and guidance. The Author, Jay Blanchard, has practical experience working in the field and wastes no time getting to the instruction, taking the reader from a beginner to a proficient interface programmer by the end of the book.

Today’s Web developers are expected to be well versed in many different technologies. While it is good to have a shelf full of books that focus on single technologies, having a book that shows developers how to combine these technologies is key. This book takes the reader beyond the fundamental mechanics of individual technologies to illustrate the value and power of combining jQuery and PHP with templates and layouts handled by HTML and CSS. Beginning to intermediate web developers designing and developing web application interfaces and web sites will learn how to blend these ingredient technologies, as well as how to secure jQuery.

WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials

WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials

WordPress is the most popular web platform in the world. This book will provide an easy to understand, step-by-step approach to building your own WordPress plugins from scratch. After reading it, you will be able to construct a variety of plugins from the group up, demonstrating how to tap into a number of WordPress’ development aspects, as well as how to prepare and release your plugin(s) to the public.

This book is for WordPress users who want to learn how to create their own plugins and for developers who are new to the WordPress platform. Basic knowledge of PHP and HTML is expected, as well as a functional knowledge of how WordPress works from a user standpoint.

PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

This book has not yet been released and is the one that will be suitable for PHP beginners.

If you know how to build websites with CSS and JavaScript, this book takes you to the next level—creating dynamic, database-driven websites with PHP and MySQL. Learn how to interact with your website visitors via forms, cookies, database queries, and content management. Through step-by-step tutorials, real-world examples, and lively, jargon-free explanations, you’ll quickly discover the power of server-side programming.

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making App Store Apps Without Objective-C or Cocoa

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making App Store Apps Without Objective-C or Cocoa

It’s a fact: if you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop your own iPhone apps. With this book, you’ll learn how to use these open source web technologies to design and build apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch on the platform of your choice-without using Objective-C or Cocoa.

Device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and this book shows you how to create one product for several platforms. You’ll find guidelines for converting your product into a native iPhone app using the free PhoneGap framework. And you’ll learn why releasing your product as a web app first helps you find, fix, and test bugs much faster than if you went straight to the App Store with a product built with Apple’s tools.

Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook

Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook

The book is written in a cookbook style, presenting examples in the style of recipes, allowing you to go directly to your topic of interest, or follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge. If you are new to Android application development and looking for a quick start, or if you are an experienced Android developer looking for a reference guide, then this book is for you. Ideally, you should know some Java and a little about mark-up languages but this is by no means necessary. This book will teach you how to write rich Android applications from scratch in no time.

Head First jQuery

Head First jQuery

Want to add more interactivity and polish to your websites? Discover how jQuery can help you build complex scripting functionality in just a few lines of code. With Head First jQuery, you’ll quickly get up to speed on this amazing JavaScript library by learning how to navigate HTML documents while handling events, effects, callbacks, and animations. By the time you’ve completed the book, you’ll be incorporating Ajax apps, working seamlessly with HTML and CSS, and handling data with PHP, MySQL and JSON.

If you want to learn and understand how to create interactive web pages, unobtrusive scripts, and cool animations that don’t kill your browser, this book is for you.

PHP jQuery Cookbook

PHP jQuery Cookbook

Written in Packt’s cookbook style, this book presents numerous practical examples that you can use directly in your applications. The book covers most of the essential issues you will face while developing your web applications and gives solutions to them.

Recipes in the book are written in a manner that will rapidly take you from a beginner to expert level. If you want to use PHP and jQuery together to create web applications this book is for you.

It provides a large number of examples in each chapter that will take you from a basic developer to a pro by giving step-by-step instructions for each task in developing web applications using PHP and jQuery. All you need are JavaScript basics and you are on your way to building power web applications, with this book in hand.

jQuery: Novice to Ninja

jQuery: Novice to Ninja

jQuery: Novice to Ninja is a compilation of best-practice jQuery solutions to meet the most challenging JavaScript problems. In this question-and-answer book on jQuery, you’ll find a cookbook of ready-to-go solutions to help breathe life into your web page.

Topics covered include: – Scrolling, Resizing and Animating Webpage elements – Backgrounds, Slideshows, and Crossfaders – Menus, Tabs, and Panels – Buttons, Fields, and Controls – Lists, Trees, and Tables – Frames, Windows, and Dialogs – Adding interactivity with Ajax – Using the jQuery User Interface Themeroller – Writing your own jQuery plug-ins

All code used to create each solution is available for download and guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible.

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