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April 21, 2009

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» JavaScript : the missing manual

JavaScript : the missing manual / David Sawyer McFarland, O’Reilly, 2008

This is a book for newcomers to Javascript, but learn it well and you will be writing top quality code. 500 pages.

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March 9, 2009

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» JavaScript step by step

JavaScript step by step / Steve Suehring, Microsoft, 2008

Here is a good introduction to Javascript. It is published by Microsoft, and recommends Visual Studio for an IDE, but Firefox for debugging of course. The CD includes a pdf version of the book.

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December 3, 2008

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» C# 2008

C# 2008 for programmers / Paul J. Deitel, Harvey M. Deitel, Prentice Hall, 2009

Here are 1000+ pages packed with good tutorial material on C#, ASP.NET, WCF, WPF, and Silverlight.

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November 28, 2008

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» Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web application construction kit

Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web application construction kit / Ben Forta, Peachpit Press, 2008

If you are using ColdFusion, this looks like a useful book.

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November 22, 2008

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» The essential guide to Dreamweaver

The essential guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP / David Powers, Friends of ED, 2007

Here is a good introduction to web app programming using Dreamweaver. 720 pages, mostly well written text, with a few pictures of dialogs. Not many code examples. Recommended.

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September 20, 2008

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» Professional Web 2.0 programming

Professional Web 2.0 programming / Eric van der Vlist, Wiley, c2007

Here is a readable, current book about the web applications stack. It also looks at new projects which are likely to be part of the toolkit in the future.

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July 15, 2008

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» Professional iPhone and iPod touch programming

book coverProfessional iPhone and iPod touch programming : building applications for Mobile Safari / Richard Wagner. Wiley, c2008

Here’s how to develop apps for the iPhone. They run in the context of the Safari browser, so you are using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX. If you are targeting other smart phones, lots of this info will apply.

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