Programming

jQuery UI by Eric Sarrion, O'Reilly

Posted on April 17, 2012

jQuery has very interested me in the last period. I think that it is the best JavaScript library for me. jQuery UI is a set of functions that allow you to improve the graphics and the¬†functionality of your websites with very few lines of code. My jQuery level was pretty close before I took the time to read this book. I’ve found this book amazing and really interesting even for fast-learner as I am (knowing a dozen of languages and libraries I tend to go really fast when I’m studying a new language or library).

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Mobile Design Pattern Gallery by Theresa Neil, O'Reilly

Posted on April 9, 2012

This book is weird, I’ve to tell you. I was expecting a book with some examples and some text. Well, I ended up with a book that, at the first sight, seems more a book for kids rather than a professional book since is 90% images. The book is clearly organized, each chapter covering one specific aspect. Navigation Forms Tables Search, sorting and filters Tools Charts Invitations Feedback & Affordance Help Anti-patterns After a little while, I learned how to learn (a lot of) good patterns and bad patterns (anti-patterns) from this book.

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jQuery Mobile: Up and Running by Maximiliano Firtman, O'Reilly

Posted on April 1, 2012

jQuery Mobile is a library that allows you to develop mobile apps using jQuery. Is even possible to use a jQuery Mobile program as a native app, thanks to programs like PhoneGap. This book assumes that you already know jQuery and I think that this is good since the author can focus only on the main topic in this way. I think you should know or study jQuery before even starting this book.

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