Build More Responsive Apps with Less Code
The concepts in the book are illustrated with runnable examples drawn from both the browser and the Node.js server framework, incorporating complementary libraries including jQuery, Backbone.js, and Async.js. « less
DevOps for Developers delivers a practical, thorough introduction to approaches, processes and tools to foster collaboration between software development and operations. Efforts of Agile software development often end at the transition phase from development to operations. This book covers the delivery more » of software, this means "the last mile", with lean practices for shipping the software to production and making it available to the end users, together with the integration of operations with earlier project phases (elaboration, construction, transition). « less
A Practical Guide to Debugging and Tracing Strategies in Windows
Use Windows debuggers throughout the development cycle - and build better software. Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools - and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Led by a member of the Windows Fundamentals Team at Microsoft, you'll apply expert debugging more » and tracing techniques - and sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills - through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear. « less
Clearer Views of Objects, Classes, and Systems
Iterating Infusion: Clearer Views of Objects, Classes, and Systems is a one-of-a-kind book, not dependent on any single technology. Rather, it provides a way to integrate the most efficient techniques from a variety of programming methods, in a manner that makes designing and programming software look more » easy.
Iterating Infusion presents comprehensive tools for you to best manage and work with object orientation. These include simplified fundamental concepts, popular language comparisons, advanced designing strategies, a broad usage progression, thorough design notations (interaction algebra), and data-oriented (fundamentally-OO) languages. « less
A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others
In a perfect world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our perfectly messy world, success also depends on how you work with people to get your job done.
Writing software is a team sport, and human factors have as much influence on the outcome as technical factors. more » Even if you've spent decades learning the technical side of programming, this book teaches you about the often-overlooked human component. By learning to collaborate and investing in the "soft skills" of software engineering, you can have a much greater impact for the same amount of effort. « less
A Guide to Better Programming and Design
Agile has become today's dominant software development paradigm, but agile methods remain difficult to measure and improve. Essential Skills for the Agile Developer fills this gap from the bottom up, teaching proven techniques for assessing and optimizing both individual and team agile practices.
Written more » by four principals of Net Objectives - one of the world's leading agile training and consulting firms - this book reflects their unsurpassed experience helping organizations transition to agile. It focuses on the specific actions and insights that can deliver the greatest design and programming improvements with economical investment. « less
This book fills a void between the many syntax-oriented programming texts that teach readers how to program in C++ with standard I/O (e.g., Deitel) and the relatively few books that assume a knowledge of OOP/C++ and emphasize GUI programming using higher-level frameworks (e.g., Blanchette). There are more » plenty of books on C++ programming but, with few exceptions, the user interface is constrained to either primitive terminal I/O, or closed-source, non-portable libraries (e.g., Microsoft Foundation Classes). « less
Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns is a reference book and a cookbook on how to style web pages using CSS3 and HTML5. It contains 350 ready-to-use patterns (CSS3 and HTML5 code snippets) that you can copy and paste into your code. Each pattern can be combined with other patterns to create an unlimited more » number of solutions, and each pattern works reliably in all major browsers without the need for browser hacks.
The book is completely up-to-date with code, best practices, and browser compatibilities for HTML5 and CSS3âenabling you to dive in and make use of these new technologies in production environments.
Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns is so much more than just a cookbook, though! It systematically covers every usable feature of CSS3 and combines these features with HTML5 to create reusable patterns. Each pattern has an intuitive name to make it easy to find, remember, and refer to. Accessibility and best practices are carefully engineered into each design pattern, example, and source code. « less
Written by Microsoft insiders, this nuts-and-bolts guide walks you through the tools, guidelines, and methodologies you'll need for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Visual Studio 2010. It focuses on practical implementation techniques and best practices, while providing you with detailed code more » samples and case studies. You'll dive into all the new Unified Modeling Language (UML) tools, advanced debugging techniques, manual testing functionality, the new architecture of Team Foundation Server 2010, and much more. By the end of the book, you'll be able to model, design, and coordinate enterprise solutions at every level using Visual Studio. « less
A Brain Friendly Guide to OOA&D
Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design shows you how to analyze, design, and write serious object-oriented software: software that's easy to reuse, maintain, and extend; software that doesn't hurt your head; software that lets you add new features without breaking the old ones.
By exploiting how more » your brain works, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design compresses the time it takes to learn and retain complex information. Expect to have fun, expect to learn, expect to be writing great software consistently by the time you're finished reading this! « less