Using Google App Engine
With this book, you can build exciting, scalable web applications quickly and confidently, using Google App Engine -- even if you have little or no experience in programming or web development. Using Google App Engine provides an overview of the tools necessary to use Google App Engine, including Python, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and HTTP. You'll also learn what's required to deploy your applications to Google servers. more »
Ruby Best Practices
Ruby Best Practices is for programmers who want to use Ruby the way Rubyists do. Written by the developer of the Ruby project Prawn (, this concise book explains how to design beautiful APIs and domain-specific languages, work with functional programming ideas and techniques that can simplify your code and make you more productive, write code that's readable and expressive, and much more. It's the perfect companion to The Ruby Programming Language. more »
Regular Expressions Cookbook
This cookbook provides more than 100 recipes to help you crunch data and manipulate text with regular expressions. With recipes for popular programming languages such as C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET, Regular Expressions Cookbook will help you learn powerful new tricks, avoid language-specific gotchas, and save valuable time with this library of proven solutions to difficult, real-world problems. more »
ActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns
If you're an experienced Flash or Flex developer ready to tackle sophisticated programming techniques with ActionScript 3.0, this hands-on introduction to design patterns takes you step by step through the process. You learn about various types of design patterns and construct small abstract examples before trying your hand at building full-fledged working applications outlined in the book. more »
C# 3.0 Design Patterns
Want to speed up the development of your .NET applications? Tackle common programming problems with C# design patterns. This guide explains what design patterns are and why they're used, with tables and guidelines to help you choose one pattern over another, and plenty of case studies to illustrate how each pattern is used in practice. C# 3.0 features are introduced by example and summarized for easy reference. more »
Creating iPhone Apps with Cocoa Touch: The Mini Missing Manual
Creating iPhone Apps with Cocoa Touch: The Mini Missing Manual walks you through developing your first iPhone App and introduces you to your programming environment and tools: Cocoa Touch, Interface Builder, Xcode, and the Objective-C programming language.
This eBook is adapted from parts of iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual. more »
MySQL Stored Procedure Programming
MySQL Stored Procedure Programming covers a lot of ground. The book starts with a thorough introduction to stored procedures programming and functions, covering the fundamentals of data types, operators, and using SQL in stored procedures. You'll learn how to build and maintain stored programs -- covering transactions, stored functions, and triggers -- and how to call and use MySQL-based stored procedures in a variety of languages, including PHP, Perl, Python, .NET, and Java. This book, destined to be the bible of stored procedure development, is a resource that no real MySQL programmer can afford to do without. more »
Getting Started with Processing
Learn computer programming the easy way with Processing, a simple language that lets you use code to create drawings, animation, and interactive graphics. Programming courses usually start with theory, but this book lets you jump right into creative and fun projects. It's ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic programming, and serves as a simple introduction to graphics for people with some programming skills. more »
Hackers & Painters
Written in clear, narrative style, Hackers & Painters examines issues such as the rightness of web-based applications, the programming language renaissance, spam filtering, the Open Source Movement, internet startups and more. In each essay, Graham moves beyond widely held beliefs about the way that programmers work as he tells important stories about the kinds of people behind tech innovations, revealing distinctions about their characters and their craft. No hackers reading this book will fail to recognize themselves within these pages. No programmer will put it down without new thoughts actively percolating. more »
High Performance JavaScript
If you're like most developers, you rely heavily on JavaScript to build interactive and quick-responding web applications. The problem is that all of those lines of JavaScript code can slow down your apps. This book reveals techniques and strategies to help you eliminate performance bottlenecks during development. You'll learn optimal ways to load code onto a page, programming tips to help your JavaScript run as efficiently and quickly as possible, best practices to build and deploy your files to a production environment, and more. more »