Mobile HTML5

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; Revised edition (November 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449311415
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449311414

eBook Description:

Mobile HTML5: Using the Latest Today

  • Learn HTML5’s elements, syntax, and semantics
  • Build forms that provide enhanced usability with less JavaScript
  • Explore HTML5 media APIs for graphics, video, and audio
  • Enable your applications to work offline, using AppCache, localStorage, and other APIs
  • Learn what you need to know about CSS3 selectors and syntax
  • Dive into CSS3 features such as multiple backgrounds, gradients, border-images, transitions, transforms, and animations
  • Make your web applications usable, responsive, and accessible.
  • Design for performance, user experience, and reliability on all platforms

Build kickass websites and applications for all mobile (and non-mobile) platforms by adding HTML5 and CSS3 to your web development toolkit. With this hands-on book, you’ll learn how to develop web apps that not only work on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, but also perform well and provide good user experience.

With lots of code and markup examples, you’ll learn best practices for using HTML5 features, including new web forms, SVG, Canvas, localStorage, and related APIs. You’ll also get an in-depth look at CSS3, and discover how to design apps for large monitors and tiny screens alike. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Heroku: Up and Running

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; Revised edition (November 21, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144934139X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449341398

eBook Description:

Heroku: Up and Running

  • Learn your way around Heroku with the command line interface
  • Discover several methods for scaling your application to increase throughput
  • Speed up response time through performance optimizations
  • Solve latency issues by deploying your Heroku instance in new regions
  • Choose the right plan for using Heroku’s PostgreSQL database-as-a-service
  • Get a checklist of items to consider when deploying your application
  • Find and fix problems during deployment, at runtime, and when your application goes down
  • Understand how Heroku buildpacks work, and learn how customize your own

Heroku: Up and Running: Effortless Application Deployment and Scaling

Take full advantage of Heroku’s cloud-based hosting services. This guide takes you through the inner workings of this PaaS platform and delivers practical advice for architecting your application to work as efficiently as possible. You’ll learn best practices for improving speed and throughput, solving latency issues, locating and fixing problems if your application goes down, and ensuring your deployments go smoothly.

By covering everything from basic concepts and primary components to add-on services and advanced topics such as buildpacks, this book helps you effectively deploy and manage your application with Heroku. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Theory of Fun for Game Design, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd edition (November 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449363210
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449363215

eBook Description:

Theory of Fun for Game Design, 2nd Edition

  • Games play into our innate ability to seek patterns and solve puzzles
  • Most successful games are built upon the same elements
  • Slightly more females than males now play games
  • Many games still teach primitive survival skills
  • Fictional dressing for modern games is more developed than the conceptual elements
  • Truly creative designers seldom use other games for inspiration
  • Games are beginning to evolve beyond their prehistoric origins

Theory of Fun for Game Design, 2nd Edition

Now in full color, the 10th anniversary edition of this classic book takes you deep into the influences that underlie modern video games, and examines the elements they share with traditional games such as checkers. At the heart of his exploration, veteran game designer Raph Koster takes a close look at the concept of fun and why it’s the most vital element in any game.

Why do some games become boring quickly, while others remain fun for years? How do games serve as fundamental and powerful learning tools? Whether you’re a game developer, dedicated gamer, or curious observer, this illustrated, fully updated edition helps you understand what drives this major cultural force, and inspires you to take it further. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 824 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1st edition (November 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073568183X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735681835

eBook Description:

Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step

Expand your expertise and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual C# 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual C# 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Expand your expertise and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual C# 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual C# 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques.

  • Create and debug C# applications in Visual Studio 2013
  • Work with variables, identifiers, statements, operators, and methods
  • Create interfaces and define abstract classes
  • Write robust code that can catch and handle exceptions
  • Display and edit data using data binding with Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework
  • Respond to user input and touchscreen gestures
  • Handle events arising from multiple sources
  • Develop your first Windows 8.1 apps

Expand your expertise and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual C# 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual C# 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Expand your expertise and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual C# 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual C# 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 700 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; Pap/Psc edition (December 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735667047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735667044

eBook Description:

Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step

Expand your expertise and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual Basic 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Expand your expertise and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual Basic 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques.

  • Master essential Visual Basic programming techniques
  • Begin building apps for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, and ASP.NET
  • Design apps using XAML markup, touch input, and live tiles
  • Tackle advanced language concepts, such as polymorphism
  • Manage data sources including XML documents and web data
  • Create a Windows Phone 8 app that manages key lifecycle events

Expand your expertise and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual Basic 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Expand your expertise and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual Basic 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. FREE DOWNLOAD »