Introducing HTML5 Game Development
Making video games is hard work that requires technical skills, a lot of planning, and - most critically - a commitment to completing the project. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn step-by-step how to create a real 2D game from start to finish. In the process, you'll use Impact, the JavaScript game framework that works with HTML5's Canvas element.

Not only will you pick up important tips about game design, you'll also learn how to publish Impact games to the Web, desktop, and mobile - including a method to package your game as a native iOS app. Packed with screen shots and sample code, this book is ideal for game developers of all levels. more »
HTML5 Architecture
With this digital Early Release edition of HTML5 Architecture, you get the entire book bundle in its earliest form - the author's raw and unedited content - so you can take advantage of this content long before the book's official release. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, as well as the final ebook version.

With HTML5 applications, developers are faced with new challenges, such as handling offline capable clients, merging data from the client back to their server side storage, and throttling resources based on the device connection speed. The UI is no longer generated by the server and pushed to the client. Today, developers are forced to look at web application architecture from a different perspective where the browser and JavaScript are taking just as much spotlight as server side code (such as Java or Ruby). This book shows them how. more »
JavaScript Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition
JavaScript is the ubiquitous programming language of the Web, and for more than 15 years, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible of JavaScript programmers around the world. This book is an all-new excerpt of The Definitive Guide, collecting the essential parts of that hefty volume into this slim yet dense pocket reference.

The first 9 chapters document the latest version (ECMAScript 5) of the core JavaScript language, covering: 1) Types, values, and variables, 2) Operators, expressions, and statements, 3) Objects and arrays, 4) Functions and classes.

The next 5 chapters document the fundamental APIs for using JavaScript with HTML5 and explain how to: 1) Interact with web browser windows, 2) Script HTML documents and document elements, 3) Modify and apply CSS styles and classes, 4) Respond to user input events, 5) Communicate with web servers, 6) Store data locally on the user's computer.

This book is a perfect companion to jQuery Pocket Reference. more »
Node: Up and Running
This book introduces you to Node, the new web development framework written in JavaScript. You'll learn hands-on how Node makes life easier for experienced JavaScript developers: not only can you work on the front end and back end in the same language, you'll also have more flexibility in choosing how to divide application logic between client and server.

Written by a core contributor to the framework, Node: Up and Running shows you how Node scales up to support large numbers of simultaneous connections across multiple servers, and scales down to let you create quick one-off applications with minimal infrastructure. Built on the V8 JavaScript engine that runs Google Chrome, Node is already winning the hearts and minds of many companies, including Google and Yahoo! This book shows you why. more »
Developing Backbone.js Applications
Get a complete run-down of the popular Backbone.js framework for structuring JavaScript applications. This practical guide takes you through Model-view-controller (MVC) theory, and shows you how to build applications using Backbone's models, views, collections and routers. You'll also learn advanced topics such as modular development with Backbone.js and RequireJS.

This detailed book provides an authoritative and centralized repository of information to help you develop real-world apps with Backbone. more »
jQuery Recipes
jQuery is one of today's most popular JavaScript web application development frameworks and libraries. jQuery Recipes can get you started with jQuery quickly and easily, and it will serve as a valuable long-term reference. The book begins with small initial problems that developers typically face while working with jQuery, and gradually goes deeper to explore more complex problems. The solutions include illustrations and clear, concise explanations of the code. Using this book and jQuery, your web sites will be more dynamic and lively. more »
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
If you want to write beautiful, structured, and maintainable JavaScript code, this guide shows you how to apply both classical and modern design patterns to the language. The patterns in this book provide reusable code solutions to common problems in software design, and give you a shared vocabulary for describing solutions to others.

You'll explore several popular design patterns in plain JavaScript as well as jQuery and other abstracted libraries. If you're familiar with concepts such as closures and prototypal inheritance, you'll be able to determine why some patterns may be more suitable for your projects than others. more »
YUI 3 Cookbook
Solve a wide range of problems in your web application quickly and efficiently with the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). With this definitive, getting-started guide to version 3 of the popular open source JavaScript library, you'll learn how to address many of the most common and challenging problems that web development presents.

YUI 3 Cookbook introduces specific implementation patterns in the library, demonstrating granular solutions for everything from simple page effects to sophisticated web apps. Experienced users will learn how to create modules that load on demand; generate beautiful documentation; and write powerful and flexible Widgets, Models, and Views. more »
Web Workers
Web apps would run much better if heavy calculations could be performed in the background, rather than compete with the user interface. With this book, you'll learn how to use Web Workers to run computationally intensive JavaScript code in a thread parallel to the UI. Yes, multi-threaded programing is complicated, but Web Workers provide a simple API that helps you be productive without the complex algorithms.

If you have an intermediate to advanced understanding of JavaScript - especially event handling and callbacks - you're ready to tackle Web Workers with the tools in this example-driven guide. more »
Maintainable JavaScript
You may have definite ideas about writing code when working alone, but team development requires that everyone use the same approach. With the JavaScript practices in this book - including code style, programming tips, and automation - you'll learn how to write maintainable code that other team members can easily understand, adapt, and extend.

Author Nicholas Zakas assembled this collection of best practices as a front-end tech leader at Yahoo!, after completing his own journey from solo hacker to team player. He also includes rules recommended by other industry authorities. Use these tips and techniques to help your team set aside individual preferences and function at a higher level. more »