Tag: books

Ubuntu For Non-Geeks

Ubuntu For Non-Geeks
a Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook

By Rickford Grant
Third Edition: June 2008
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593271800
Pages: 360
Price: $34.95 USD

The new edition of this best-selling guide to the Ubuntu Linux distribution
for beginners covers Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron. Step-by-step projects have you
interact with your system, rather than just read about it, as you build upon
previously learned concepts. Ubuntu for Non-Geeks covers topics likely to be
of interest to the average desktop user, such as installing new software via
Synaptic; Internet connectivity; working with removable storage devices,
printers, and scanners; burning DVDs, playing audio files, and even working
with iPods.

O`Reilly Books (03)

Advanced Rails Recipes
84 New Ways to Build Stunning Rails Apps

By Mike Clark
First Edition: May 2008
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 9780978739225
Pages: 420
Price: $38.95 USD, £20.50 GBP

With the help of a community of Rails chefs in the kitchen, here are
72 new ways to kick your Rails apps up a notch. Advanced Rails
Recipes is a collection of practical recipes for spicing up your web
application without a lot of prep and cleanup. You’ll learn how the
pros have solved the tough problems using the most up-to-date
Rails techniques (including Rails 2.0 features) so you can deliver
your stunning web app quicker and easier.


Deploying Rails Applications
A Step-by-Step Guide

By Ezra Zygmuntowicz, Bruce A. Tate, Clinton Begin
First Edition: May 2008
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 9780978739201
Pages: 280
Price: $34.95 USD, £21.99 GBP

This book will help you sleep better at night, knowing that your application
can handle anything that gets thrown at it. Come away with the knowledge
of how to optimize your Rails projects for speed and concurrency. You’ll
take advantage of advanced caching techniques and become an expert
in lighttpd and Apache server environments. No longer will it be trial and
error when it comes time to go live with your gem of an application. You’ll
not only learn the how of configuring your production environment, you
will also learn the theory behind it so you can adapt and keep up with
new methodologies as Rails technologies rapidly advance.

Simply Rails 2

By Patrick Lenz
Second Edition: May 2008
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 9780980455205
Pages: 450
Price: $39.95 USD

Want to learn all about Ruby on Rails 2.0, the web application framework
that is inspiring developers around the world? This practical hands-on guide
for first-time Ruby on Rails programmers will show you, step-by-step, how to
build an exciting Web 2.0 application, covering everything from from installing
the required software on your computer to building, testing, debugging and
deploying your application to a live server. By the end of this book, you’ll know
exactly how to turn your big idea into a live, fully-featured web application.

O`Reilly Books (02)

Painting the Web

By Shelley Powers
First Edition: May 2008
ISBN: 9780596515096
Pages: 655
Price: $44.99 USD, £27.99 GBP

Painting the Web is the first comprehensive book on web graphics
to come along in years, and author Shelley Powers demonstrates
how readers of any level can take advantage of the graphics and
animations capabilities built into today’s powerful browsers.
She covers GIFs and JPEGs, raster images, vector graphics, SVG,
CSS, Ajax effects, canvas objects, geographical applications,
and more — everything that designers (and non-designers) use
to literally paint the Web.


JavaScript: The Good Parts

By Douglas Crockford
First Edition: May 2008
ISBN: 9780596517748
Pages: 170
Price: $29.99 USD, £18.50 GBP

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but
JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been
developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined.
This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to
reveal a subset of JavaScript that’s more reliable, readable,
and maintainable than the language as a whole-a subset you can
use to create truly extensible and efficient code.

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