Category: Web Development

Agile Web Development with Rails 3.2 (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson

Rails simply retains on altering. Rails three and Ruby 1.9 deliver 1000s of advancements, together with new APIs and enormous functionality improvements. The fourth version of this award-winning vintage has been reorganized and refocused so it really is extra precious than ever earlier than for builders new to Ruby and Rails.

Rails three is an enormous release--the adjustments should not simply incremental, yet structural. So we determined to stick with go well with. This ebook is not just a gentle transforming of the former version to make it run with the recent Rails. in its place, it's an entire refactoring.

you will nonetheless locate the Depot instance on the entrance, yet you will additionally locate trying out knitted correct in. long gone are the lengthy reference chapters--that's what the net does top. as an alternative you will find extra special details on all of the facets of Rails that you will have to be a profitable internet developer.

Now up-to-date for Rails 3.2

Rails 3.1 and Rails 3.2 introduce many user-facing adjustments, and this unlock has been up-to-date to compare the entire most modern alterations and new top practices in Rails 3.1 and Rails 3.2. This contains complete aid for Ruby 1.9.2 hash syntax; incorporation of the recent Sprockets 2.0 Asset Pipeline, together with SCSS and CoffeeScript; jQuery now being the default; reversible migrations; JSON reaction help; Rack::Cache, and masses more.

Ruby on Rails is helping you produce high quality, beautiful-looking internet purposes quick. you consider growing the appliance, and Rails looks after the details.

Tens of millions of builders have used this award-winning booklet to benefit Rails. it is a large, far-reaching educational and reference that is advised through the Rails middle workforce. in case you are new to Rails, you will get step by step assistance. in case you are an skilled developer, this ebook provide you with the excellent, insider info you need.

Rails has advanced through the years, and this ebook has developed in addition to it. We nonetheless commence with a step by step walkthrough of establishing a true program, and in-depth chapters examine the integrated Rails good points. This variation now supplies new Ruby and Rails clients additional information at the Ruby language and takes extra time to provide an explanation for key recommendations all through. top practices on tips to follow Rails proceed to alter, and this version retains up. Examples use cookie sponsored periods, HTTP authentication, and energetic Record-based kinds, and the publication focuses all through at the correct approach to use Rails. also, this variation now displays Ruby 1.9, a brand new free up of Ruby with great sensible and function improvements.

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Building E-commerce sites with VirtueMart Cookbook

This brilliantly obtainable publication is definitely the right creation to utilizing all of the key positive factors of VirtueMart to establish and set up a fully-functioning e-commerce shop. From the fundamentals to customization, it truly is easily indispensable.


  • Get to grips with VirtueMart and construct an enticing shop powered via Joomla!
  • Increase the visibility of your shop with search engine marketing and product descriptions
  • Keep your shop ecocnomic by way of configuring tax, transport and orders

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VirtueMart is a most well known eCommerce answer powered by way of Joomla!

In development E-commerce websites with VirtueMart Cookbook you'll how one can create a full-functioning and tasty eCommerce resolution with VirtueMart. you can be proven the right way to set up and configure VirtueMart, tips on how to set-up and run your shop daily in addition to configure and customise the appear and feel of your shop. With this publication via your part, it is possible for you to to beat as difficulties establishing, administrating and customizing your eCommerce store!

This publication finishes with blueprint tasks that means that obtaining begun with VirtueMart is even more straightforward for the amateur and aspiring website builder or developer. in case you have continuously desired to create a professional-looking shop, yet are frightened in regards to the complexity and trouble concerned, then this ebook is for you! With quite a few recipes, useful suggestions and options construction eCommerce websites with VirtueMart Cookbook will take you thru each step required to accomplish eCommerce success.

What you are going to study from this book

  • Set-up and set up a fully-functioning eCommerce store
  • Configure tax, transport and orders
  • Administrate your store day-to-day
  • Customize the feel and appear of your store


Written in a pleasant, recipe-based kind, this useful cookbook will assist you create, preserve and customise appealing eCommerce recommendations with ease.

Who this booklet is written for

This ebook is written for a person who's drawn to development eCommerce ideas with VirtueMart. in case you have little to no event with eCommerce this e-book will make it easier to triumph over any challenge irrespective of how advanced it seems that. skilled web site developers and directors also will locate the recommendations this cookbook deals important. easy HTML and CSS will be beneficial.

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Textpattern Solutions: PHP-Based Content Management Made Easy

"Textpattern is a strong, PHP-based content material administration method with a purpose to construct pretty well any form of data-driven web site fast and simply. it's very renowned between designers and builders alike, and has an lively neighborhood of clients. Sound stable? good, you are in luck—this booklet exhibits you ways to take advantage of each point of Textpattern to a pro normal. Textpattern (and this ebook) appeals to 2 major teams of individuals: to begin with, the net dressmaker who has mastered the basics of XHTML and CSS and desires to create websites that experience clean and dynamically altering details, yet isn't conversant in server-side coding and databases. by no means fear—Textpattern allows you to combine your XHTML wisdom, placing dynamic features into your already good web site layout. Secondly, Hypertext Preprocessor builders who're searching for a content material administration method upon which to construct extra performance and wish a hand with the layout features in their web site. back, Textpattern fills in these holes. The e-book leaves no stone unturned. It begins through introducing you to Textpattern and guiding you thru its extremely simple deploy strategy. After the center positive aspects of the executive interface are explored, the ebook dives into construction websites with TXP, utilizing CSS, articles, types, pages, and extra to create totally personalized templates. improvement follows subsequent, fitting plugins and construction your personal customized plugins to extra increase your Textpattern-based web site. The e-book concludes with numerous case reports to supply rules and concept, together with a web publication, an e-commerce website, and an internet evaluate directory.
In this e-book you will:

* learn how to boost web pages fast utilizing Textpattern's intuitive templating language.
* learn how to use Textpattern to construct e-commerce web pages, together with consumer suggestions and reviews.
* learn how to use Textpattern and net criteria to create blogs and neighborhood websites with dynamically pushed content.
* how one can combine your personal kind of coding and layout with a content material administration procedure that catalyses, instead of hinders, your creativity.
* the right way to use personal home page to create Textpattern plugins, including customized performance and lines to uniquely swimsuit the desires of your web site.

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Instant Firebug Starter

By Chandan Luthra

Monitor, edit, and debug any web content in genuine time with this convenient useful guide

* research anything new straight away! a quick, quick, concentrated consultant supplying rapid results.
* regulate HTML at the fly.
* Profile and Debug JavaScript.
* swap the feel and appear of any element

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With the arrival of RIAs (Rich net Applications), so much websites are pushed via a mixture of JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, and so forth. it's tough for entrance finish and internet builders to debug and connect matters that crop up on purchaser machines. Firebug is helping to unravel this; it's a brilliant toolkit to aid determine and connect matters that might regularly take for much longer to discover and fix.

Instant Firebug Starter is a realistic, hands-on consultant that offers you with a couple of transparent step by step routines that can assist you make the most of the complete strength that Firebug bargains. This publication offers you a very good grounding in utilizing Firebug to debug, repair, and optimize your net pages.

From set up to navigating a number of the panels to edit, check up on, and adjust your webpages, this useful advisor can help you thru the wilds of Firebug and not using a unmarried bite.

A step by step description of key good points is supplied with assistance from basic and concise examples. each one bankruptcy might help the foremost beneficial properties of Firebug with counsel and tips that would develop into the root of your wisdom sooner or later. the moment Firebug Starter can be utilized as an end-to-end consultant or as a table reference with sections that care for the entire key points of net improvement like CSS, Javascript, and AJAX.

This quick Firebug Starter courses you thru the fundamentals of Firebug and comprises years' worthy of wisdom and services. this data has been stripped again to 60 pages of valuable insights, information, tips, and the most recent innovations that might get you up to the mark in no time.

What you'll study from this book
* familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of Firebug's panels and their functions.
* check up on, edit and play with HTML sources.
* notice numerous how you can research the functionality of your internet software at the browser.
* song XmlHttpRequest and XmlHttpResponse in addition to tracking AJAX calls.
* discover the price of houses and constants of any DOM object.
* visual display unit, edit, and take away cookies from Firebug.


Get to grips with a brand new expertise, comprehend what it truly is and what it may possibly do for you, after which get to paintings with an important gains and initiatives. this simple to appreciate Starter advisor gets you up to the mark with Firebug quick and with little attempt. Hands-on and functional examples let you get a think for the instrument and get used to utilizing it on a daily basis.

Who this booklet is written for

If you're simply beginning out with net improvement and looking out to enhance your website with Firebug, then this advisor is for you. when you've got a simple figuring out of internet improvement then this consultant is straightforward to keep on with and may gain your web site no end.

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CSS Cookbook, 3rd Edition (Animal Guide)

By Christopher Schmitt

Learn tips on how to clear up the real difficulties you face with CSS. This cookbook deals 1000s of sensible examples for utilizing CSS to layout your websites, and contains code samples you should use instantaneously. you can find precisely what you would like, from the fundamentals to advanced hacks and workarounds.

Each recipe explains tips to customise an answer to satisfy your wishes, and every bankruptcy encompasses a pattern layout that showcases the themes mentioned. you are going to know about the habit of the most recent browsers-including IE eight, Firefox three, Safari four, and Google Chrome—and how one can unravel alterations within the methods they demonstrate your websites. prepared in a handy layout for fast reference, this 3rd version is a invaluable spouse for an individual operating with CSS.

  • Learn the fundamentals, similar to the CSS rule structure
  • Work with internet typography and web page layout
  • Create results for pictures and different web page elements
  • Learn options for configuring lists, kinds, and tables
  • Design powerful internet navigation and create customized links
  • Get inventive via combining CSS with JavaScript
  • Learn worthy troubleshooting techniques
  • Explore positive factors of HTML5 and CSS3

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Game Analytics: Maximizing the Value of Player Data

By Magy Seif El-Nasr, Anders Drachen, Alessandro Canossa

Developing a winning online game in today’s industry is a hard exercise. hundreds of thousands of titles are released every year, all competing for avid gamers’ time and a spotlight. online game analytics has emerged some time past few years as one of many major assets for making sure online game caliber, maximizing good fortune, knowing participant habit and embellishing the standard of the participant event. It has resulted in a paradigm shift within the improvement and layout concepts of electronic video games, bringing data-driven intelligence practices into the fray for informing choice making at operational, tactical and strategic levels.

Game Analytics - Maximizing the worth of participant Data is the 1st e-book with regards to video game analytics; the method of getting to know and speaking styles in info in the direction of comparing and using motion, enhancing functionality and fixing difficulties in online game improvement and video game learn. Written by way of over 50 foreign specialists from and study, it covers a accomplished variety of themes throughout greater than 30 chapters, delivering an in-depth dialogue of online game analytics and its sensible applications.

Topics lined contain monetization innovations, layout of telemetry platforms, analytics for iterative construction, video game information mining and massive info in online game improvement, spatial analytics, visualization and reporting of study, participant habit research, quantitative person trying out and online game person examine. This cutting-edge quantity is a necessary resource of reference for video game builders and researchers.

 Key takeaways include:

  • Thorough advent to online game analytics; masking analytics utilized to facts on avid gamers, methods and function in the course of the online game lifecycle.
  • In-depth insurance and recommendation on developing analytics platforms and constructing stable practices for integrating analytics in game-development and -management.
  • Contributions by means of top researchers and skilled pros from the undefined, together with Ubisoft, Sony, EA, Bioware, sq. Enix, THQ, Volition, and PlayableGames. 
  • Interviews with skilled execs on how they use analytics to create hit games.

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HTML5 Video How-to

By Alex Libby

Over 20 useful, hands-on recipes to encode and show movies within the HTML5 video standard
* Encode and embed video clips into web content utilizing the HTML5 video standard
* put up video clips to well known websites, reminiscent of YouTube or VideoBin
* supply cross-browser help for HTML5 video clips and create your individual customized video participant utilizing jQuery

In Detail

Publishing movies on-line has been round for a couple of years, even though has fairly taken off with the appearance of video sharing websites similar to YouTube. the facility of video is very large if performed good; it will probably current loads of details in a extra visually enticing demeanour than utilizing written textual content and photographs. performed badly although – it may well current genuine difficulties to the corporate or person web hosting the video, that experience the aptitude to reason a few actual harm!

"HTML5 Video How-To" is a pragmatic, hands-on advisor that gives you with a couple of transparent step by step routines, on the way to assist you make the most of the genuine energy that's at the back of HTML5 video, and provides you a very good grounding in utilizing it on your net pages.

This e-book appears to be like on the HTML5 video codecs to be had, and breaks down the secret and confusion that surrounds which structure to take advantage of. it's going to take you thru a couple of transparent, functional recipes that can assist you to use the recent HTML5 video usual, quick and painlessly.

You also will how you can construct your personal video participant utilizing jQuery, or by utilizing one of many pre-built libraries to be had. we'll additionally have a look at including performance reminiscent of lightbox results, or subtitles, in addition to the way to post video clips to well known web hosting websites, akin to YouTube or VideoBin. that will reap the benefits of utilizing the recent HTML5 video layout, then this is often the booklet for you.

You will research every thing you want to comprehend to transform video clips into definitely the right layout, in addition to the best way to demonstrate them on your browser or web content, throughout a number of platforms.

What will you examine from this e-book
* changing video clips right into a legitimate HTML5 format
* constructing playback help for movies from inside your web content or browser
* Embedding video clips utilizing the HTML5 standard
* Publishing video clips to well known website hosting websites, reminiscent of YouTube or VideoBin
* constructing fall-back help for older browsers
* help for cross-browser playback, utilizing a HTML5 polyfill
* construction your individual customized video participant utilizing jQuery
* making a subject matter to be used along with your video player
* including subtitles in your video
* offering movies utilizing a "lightbox" effect


This ebook takes the How-to sequence method of assist you examine most crucial projects via recipes

Who this publication is written for

This e-book is superb for builders new to the HTML5 Video typical, and who're seeking to get a great grounding in find out how to use the hot structure. It's assumed that you'll have a few adventure in HTML and jQuery already, in addition to being accustomed to embedding movies utilizing present "old school" tools, similar to home windows Media participant. Readers are anticipated to have a number of movies to be had, as a way to be used in the course of the workouts inside of this book.

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250 HTML and Web Design Secrets

By Molly E. Holzschlag

This value-priced consultant through one of many best 25 such a lot Influential girls on the net offers 250 strategies, workarounds, counsel, and annoyance-busters that net designers will not locate anyplace else bargains 500 pages of insider innovations to enhance workflow and potency, shop improvement money and time, and bring up seek engine ratings and location site visitors, no matter if designers are looking to increase an present website or construct a cutting-edge website from scratch Covers subject matters equivalent to HTML, XHTML, CSS, photos and multimedia, cellular phone and PDA accessibility, content material improvement, instruments, usability, info structure, globalization, and location redecorate Molly Holzschlag is a steerage committee member of the internet criteria undertaking (WaSP) and spokesperson for the realm association of site owners, in addition to a common lecturer at meetings and the writer of twenty-five earlier books

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20 Recipes for Programming MVC 3: Faster, Smarter Web Development

By Jamie Munro

There's little need to reinvent the wheel each time you run right into a challenge with ASP.NET's Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework. This concise cookbook offers recipes that will help you clear up initiatives many internet builders come upon each day. each one recipe comprises the C# code you would like, besides a whole for instance of ways to enforce the answer. study sensible suggestions for making use of consumer authentication, delivering speedier web page reloads, validating consumer info, filtering seek effects, and lots of different matters with regards to MVC3 development.

These recipes aid you:

  • Restrict entry to perspectives with password protection
  • Allow clients to add and store a dossier in your website
  • Implement AJAX to permit clients to work out up-to-date content material quickly
  • Validate shape enter to make sure the information you seize is what you expect
  • Create thumbnails to preview pictures instead of view them full-size
  • Give your internet software the facility to alter languages
  • Use CAPTCHA to avoid computerized courses from finishing forms
  • Make URLs extra consumer- and search-engine-friendly with the MapRoute function

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Jump Start HTML5

By Tiffany B. Brown, Kerry Butters, Sandeep Panda

This brief publication presents a pragmatic creation to HTML5. HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the main language of web content. initially built on the way to describe and percentage medical papers, HTML is now used to mark up all types of files and create visible interfaces for browser-based software.

With HTML5, besides the fact that, HTML has develop into as a lot an of API for constructing browser-based software program because it is a markup language. during this ebook, we'll speak about the heritage of HTML and HTML5 and discover its new features.

It covers:

HTML5 fundamentals Multimedia Canvas and SVG HTML5 purposes HTML5 APIs
HTML5 is needed wisdom for each expert net clothier and developer. This booklet will speedy get you in control with the basics of HTML5 and provides you the boldness to begin experimenting in your own.

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