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Transforms in CSS (O'Reilly)
Thursday 02 Jul

Present information in stunning new ways by transforming CSS elements in two- and three-dimensional space. Whether you’re rotating a photo, doing some interesting perspective tricks, or creating an interface that lets you reveal information on an element’s backside, this practical guide, subtitled "Revamp the Way You Design" shows you how to use them to great effect.  It is an excerpt from the CSS: The Definitive Guide, and if you purchase it in print or as a Kindle edition, you get a discount off Eric Meyer's upcoming 4th edition.

<ASIN: 1491928158>



Xcode 6 Start to Finish (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday 01 Jul

Use Apple’s Xcode 6 tools to improve productivity and discover the newest iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite features. Drawing on thirty years of experience developing for Apple platforms, Fritz Anderson shows you a complete best-practice Xcode workflow. Through three full sample projects, you’ll learn to integrate testing, source control, and other key skills into a high-efficiency process that works. All sample code has been completely written in Swift, with figures and descriptions that reflect Xcode’s new interface.

<ASIN:0134052773>



Hello, Android 4th Edition (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday 30 Jun

Google Android dominates the mobile market, and by targeting Android, your apps can run on most of the phones and tablets in the world. This new fourth edition of the #1 book for learning Android covers all modern Android versions from Android 4.1 through Android 5.0. Freshly added material covers new Android features such as Fragments and Google Play Services. Android is a platform you can't afford not to learn, and this book gets you started. Our review of the third edition of  Ed Burnette's book concludes, an ideal book if you want to dip into Android and find out if it is worth taking further.

<ASIN:1680500376>



Designing Connected Products (O'Reilly)
Thursday 25 Jun

Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design. This book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market.

<ASIN:1449372562>



Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed (Sams)
Wednesday 24 Jun

Start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities from four SQL Server experts who present deep practical insights for administering SQL Server, analyzing and optimizing queries, implementing data warehouses, ensuring high availability, tuning performance, and more. The provided examples and sample code provide plenty of hands-on opportunities to learn more about SQL Server and create your own viable solutions.


<ASIN:0672337290>



XSLT Jumpstarter (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Tuesday 23 Jun

A quick-start approach to XSLT that teaches not just the language, but XML processing solutions. David James Kelly approaches the subject using examples that ease you through the basic concepts while demonstrating how to solve common problems.He shows how to create HTML output, rearrange and modify XML nodes, manipulate text, conditionalize processing, make global changes, perform grouping and sorting, and implement strategies for re-using templates and stylesheets. 

<ASIN:0913465038>



JavaScript with Promises (O'Reilly)
Monday 22 Jun

Asynchronous JavaScript is everywhere, whether you’re using Ajax, AngularJS, Node.js, or WebRTC. In this practical guide Daniel Parker shows intermediate to advanced JavaScript developers how Promises can help you manage asynchronous code effectively. The ability to asynchronously fetch data and load scripts in the browser broadens the capabilities of JavaScript applications. But if you don’t understand how the async part works, you’ll wind up with unpredictable code that’s difficult to maintain. This book is ideal whether you’re new to Promises or want to expand your knowledge of this technology.

<ASIN:1449373216>



Mastering iOS Frameworks (Addison Wesley)
Wednesday 17 Jun

Apple’s iOS SDK provides a powerful collection of frameworks. It has been difficult to find detailed and useful knowledge about them but now this book lets you use them to create apps that are more innovative and usable. In it Kyle Richter and Joe Keeley focus on intermediate-to-advanced techniques for professional iOS developers. Coverage ranges from social support to security, Core Data to iCloud and even Apple Watch. Organized as a modular reference, nearly every chapter contains a complete Objective-C sample project. 

 

 

<ASIN:0134052498>



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