Books: 63

Dummies

CoverTitleYear
Now part of the HTML5 standard tool, Canvas gives programmers the ability to add images, animation, and sound to mobile and regular websites on the fly, in JavaScript, without needing any third-party tool or player. This practical For Dummies book clearly shows you how to get the most out of Canvas. more » It presents information in a friendly, non-intimidating way and helps you get started with the Canvas tag, create 2D drawings and images, add video and audio, build a basic game framework, weave spellbinding animation, and more. « less
2013
Used by everyone from engineers and architects to interior designers and draftspeople, AutoCAD 2013 is the world's leading 2D and 3D technical drawing program. But, with so many options and features available, finding your way around AutoCAD can be a challenge, even for experienced CAD professionals. more » AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies is here to help. You'll learn to build a solid foundation for all your projects, use standard CAD techniques, get familiar with new tools and features, and start sharing your models and designs in no time with this easy-to-follow guide. « less
2012
If you're just learning AutoCAD, this friendly, For Dummies guide is perfect for you. You'll get up to speed on all the basics and start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings sooner than you might imagine. Learn how to create a basic drawing, use AutoCAD Design Center, edit your drawings, work with dimensions, more » add text, and much more. The book is straightforward, easy to follow, and includes practical tips and notes that demystify this complex software even further. « less
2010
C++ is an object-oriented programming language commonly adopted by would-be programmers. This book explores the basic development concepts and techniques of C++ and explains the "how" and "why" of C++ programming from the ground up. You'll discover what goes into creating a program, as well as how more » to put the various pieces together, deal with standard programming challenges, handle debugging, and make it all work. « less
2010
jQuery is free, open source software that allows you to extend and customize Joomla!, Drupal, AJAX, and WordPress via plug-ins. Assuming no previous programming experience, Lynn Beighley takes you through the basics of jQuery from the very start. You'll discover how the jQuery library separates itself more » from other JavaScript libraries through its ease of use, compactness, and friendliness if you're a beginner programmer. Written in the easy-to-understand style of the For Dummies brand, this book demonstrates how you can add unique and exciting interactivity to a Web site or WordPress blog, including photo browsers, menus, tab-based navigation, sliding sidepanels, slideshows, transition effects, fade effects, Twitter feeds, and much, much more! « less
2010
C++, developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs, is one of the most widely used programming languages, with close to four million C++ programmers and growing. C++'s popularity has earned it a spot as part of the Standard Library. This guidebook covers key topics like an introduction to C++, understanding more » objects and classes, fixing problems, advanced programming, reading and writing files, advanced C++, and building applications with Microsoft MFC. If you're a C++ newbie, start with Book I. But if you're experienced with C++, simply jump in anywhere to learn more! « less
2009
Even if you weren't intimidated before, that tidbit is probably enough to make you reach for the Excedrin. Just reach for Ajax For Dummies instead. With screen shots, actual code and explanations, and live Web sites where you can see Ajax applications doing their thing, it will have you using Ajax to more » create Web applications that look an act like desktop applications in no time. With Ajax, you can speed up and clean up your Web applications. Shoppers at your online store can fill their carts without waiting for multiple page refreshes. Searchers on your sites can get instant results on the same page. « less
2006
AutoCAD 2007 is a premiere computer-aided designing program that lets you organize the objects you draw, their properties, and their files. It also helps you create great-looking models. But it's not always easy to figure out how to perform these functions, and many users end up missing out on AutoCAD's more » full potential. This hands-on guide lets you discover how to navigate around all the complications and start creating cool drawings in no time. Soon you'll have the tools you need to use DWG, set up drawings, add text, and work with lines. « less
2006
CPU, Ghz, Mhz, DIMMS, RAM, ROM, AGP, ISA, PCI, USB, CRT, LCD, NIC, CCD, CIS, DP, Kbps. What do all of these acronyms mean? Are you baffled by computer technology and technology? Intimidated by computer salespeople who grimace or grin when you say "gizmo?" Buying a Computer For Dummies 2005 Edition more » gives you the ABCs of buying a computer. You don't have to be able to talk tech; you just have to know what you want and how to get it. This guide turns evaluating the mind-boggling options into a simple five-step process, complete with software and hardware worksheets to help you pick a computer just for you. « less
2004
Responding to reader feedback, the author has thoroughly revamped the book with more step-by-step coverage of JavaScript basics, an exclusive focus on Internet Explorer, and many complete sample scripts. Updated to cover JavaScript 1.5, the latest release of this popular Web scripting language. Using more » lots of examples, including a sample working Web site, the book shows how to create dynamic and interactive pages, build entire sites, and automate pages. « less
2004