The most useful and interesting books about webdevelopment (in my opinion)2012-07-31 21:10:17 0 comments
At the moment of writing this article my list of favorites books on safaribooksonline have 45 items, so the real list is much longer then this presented, but lets start with only a part.
I was surprised by so low number of books in jQuery category. Probably it's because I'm looking for advanced solutions based on latest jQuery versions or plug-ins. Learning jQuery and jQuery Cookbook - definitely worth checking.
Learning jQuery Third Edition - Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg
jQuery Mobile - Jon Reid
I'm trying to learn vanilla JS but I'm working on a regular bases mainly with jQuery so after hours of learning I know only those parts of JS that I need for jQ scripts. Advanced JS still on the horizon.
I'm not sure what should I think about CS. On the one hand I like short and clean code, on the other I can't get rid of an impression that CS code is less readable.
Programming in CoffeeScript - Mark Bates
The Little Book on CoffeeScript - Alex MacCaw
PHP is my main working language so it's necessary to master it. If you are looking for a good introduction into PHP OOP try with PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Third Edition. After years since reading it first time I'm still getting back to it for some design patterns review.
PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code - Davey Shafik, Lorna Mitchell, Matthew Turland
Pro PHP Application Performance: Tuning PHP Web Projects for Maximum Performance - Armando Padilla, Tim Hawkins
PHP Ajax Cookbook - Milan Sedliak, R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah, Roshan Bhattarai
PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Third Edition - Matt Zandstra
Pro PHP Refactoring - Francesco Trucchia, Jacopo Romei
Professional PHP Design Patterns - Aaron Saray
MySQL is the base I'm working with but I'm never had an opportunity to learned it really well. MySQL Stored Procedure Programing gave me basics of programing in MySQL environment but lot of advanced topics ahead of me.
MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development - Andrew Hurchings, Sergei Golubchik
MySQL Stored Procedure Programming - Guy Harrison, Steven Feuerstein
MySQL Troubleshooting - Sveta Smirnova
Using HTML5 requires nowadays a lot of extra effort to provide the same functionality and experience to all users regardless of web browser they are using. Even if you're not going to use HTML5 until it will be 100% safe, you can find out haw the Internet of tomorrow will look like.
HTML5 Cookbook - Christopher Schmitt, Kyle Simpson
HTML5 Canvas - Steve Fulton, Jeff Fulton
HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World - Estelle Weyl, Louis Lazaris, Alexis Goldstein
ActionScript, Flex and AIR
I've started with AS, Flex and AIR recently so every book have something new for me.
Flex 4 Cookbook - Joshua Noble, Todd Anderson, Garth Braithwaite, Marco Casario, Rich Tretola
ActionScript 3.0 Bible - Roger Braunstein
Adobe AIR Bible - Benjamin Gorton, Ryan Taylor, Jeff Yamada
Mainly complementary stuff...
Building the Realtime User experience - Ted Roden
Graph Data Management - Sherif Sakr, Eric Pardede
Learning UML 2.0 - Russ Miles, Kim Hamilton