Packt Publishing 2000th Title Campaign

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We, at Packt Publishing are launching an exciting campaign to coincide with the release of our 2000th title. During this offer Packt is giving its reader a chance to dive into their comprehensive catalog and Buy One, Get One Free across their entire range of eBooks.

The campaign begins on 18th-Mar-2014 and will continue up until 26th-Mar-2014. Following are the benefits readers can avail during this campaign.

·         Unlimited purchases during the offer period

·         Offer is automatically applied at checkout

 

For more Information visit the following link Packt Publishing

Mastering NodeJS

This is another Packt review, and this time , its a book titled “Mastering NodeJS”, this might be my biggest review so far because this book packs a lot of information. I hope you read and enjoy the review on the book.

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Zend Framework 2 – Application Development Review

Introduction

                       Zend Framework has come a long way from Zend Framework 1 to the current version Zend Framework 2; Zend Framework 2 is a complete re-write from the ground, it has been built with flexible and good pratices. A lot of its component have been modified to ensure it fits into it's current goal, This book focuses on using the framework to create a social network, using Zend Framework 2 components and patterns to illustrate to users ways; application can be built on the framework.

 

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Packt Publishing Ebook Bonaza: $5 for any Book

Happy Holidays in Advance, 2013 has been a good year with lots of changes, revisions and updates to various APIs, libraries and new toolkits. 2014 is another year of promises, it presents the opportunity to branch out into newer technologies, it could be HTML5 Canvas, Server Sided JavaScript Development (NodeJS), Zend Framework, Game Creation using Unity, or even Desktop Applications with WPF and Xaml.

 

    Regardless of what technology, you plan to jump into, getting a starting point of how to adapt to the technology often becomes a problem, which why people often invest in Programming books and videos e.t.c.

Packt Publishing; a publishing company is having an eBook Bonanza which offers all its books and videos for 5 dollars, :o seriously am not kidding, that’s even cheaper than beer money, However the offer lasts till January 3rd so ensure to pick your selection, while these offer stands.

 

For more information you can click here to find out about the offer

Understanding ZF2 Process

It’s been a while since i have written any article, especially one not related to a book or review,anyway over the years Zend Framework 2 has seen numerous iterations and releases and also constant updates to the Zend Framework 2 Skeleton tutorial. A lot of authors of have done a tremendous job in writing articles for new comers to the framework, however looking at various websites and their comments i noticed a common trend, most after learning the Skeleton tutorial are often confused about what next or how to proceed from there or when is it the best time to use a certain module, event-manager. This tutorial is not creating a Zf2 application, this will simply explain the Zf2 process and what really goes on to give a better understanding of the framework, however it should be noted that there might be some concept which i either explained inaccurately or not well enough, should such occur please feel free to inform me.

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Instant HighChart Book Review

Introduction

This is an introduction to the review of the book “Instant Highcharts”, this books talk about the visualization toolkit “Highcharts”; which leverages on HTML5 Platform to render superb charting solutions, this review will cover the book chapter by chapter, giving the important aspect and highlights of the book.

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Object Oriented JavaScript Review

Introduction

This is the review of the book “Object-Oriented JavaScript”, written by the author Stoyan Stefanov who is a Facebook engineer and speaker, he has many notable works including the site JSPatterns.com which talks deeply about achieving best JavaScript design pattern. The book is aimed towards users looking to get started with JavaScript; the author takes into consideration that user might be new as it touches from the basics to advanced topics. The following section contains a breakdown of each chapters.

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Review of Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile

Introduction

This is the review of the book “Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile”, written by the author David Karlins, who has authored  many books.  The book practically covers the rudiments of Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile, it goes the extra mile to even break things to the basics; readers who are both new to Adobe Dreamweaver and HTML5  will find this quick enough to grasp, and for those already familiar with the HTML5 but new to Adobe Dreamweaver, will find this very useful as it increases productivity and better workflow, a major benefit is the integration of tools within Adobe Dreamweaver to make building a mobile app a breeze. I had the opportunity of getting the book for reviewing, enjoy

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Nodejs and Dojo

Recently I bought into the whole Nodejs development, WHY ? I mean what’s not to like, using the same code for both Server and Client plus the fact that you can write Server codes in a more structured way, I am talking AMD (Asynchronous Module Definition) baby, and if you don’t know AMD by now, please refer to either RequireJS or CommonJS, its the new style of tackling Modules and dependencies in JavaScript. This articles is all about bootstrapping Nodejs and Dojotoolkit together, Dojotoolkit is a superb framework with lots of packages ready to use from out the box.

NOTE: I run Nodejs on my Ubuntu Partition because am not sure if (NPM) Node Package Manager works on window smoothly.

Source: Dojo and Node.js

Zend Framework 2: A Bit of Insight

The current version of the Zend Framework 2 is RC2 although,weekly fixes and updates have been going on, currently the only tutorial left to start with the Zend Framework 2 is from “Rob Allen“, the author whose pdf  “QuickStart with Zend Framework 1” gave me a good understanding of the framework, i somehow carried the notion that with Zend framework 1 knowledge,that  i could easily adapt to Zend Framework 2, to be quite frank ZF2 is a total learning curve on its own, as we get to see addition of ServiceManager, EventManager, Dependency Injector and the best part of all, Module manager, i’m am going to be very honest with you, am not a hardcore PHP Developer, but i know enough to get me by, and Zend framework 2 is a bit powerful but the learning curve is anything but easy but once you understand the Zend Skeleton 2 in the Github you can get a pretty decent understanding of bootstrapping and routing.

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