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31 Dec: Security on Rails (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
The advantage of using Rails is its agility; it makes developing your web applications easy and fast. The disadvantage is that it can leave holes in your security if you are not aware of common vulnerabilities. Ben Poweski and David Raphael use examples of hacking exploits to show how to write more secure software, defend your applications from common threats, and encrypt your data.
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30 Dec: Using Joomla (O'Reilly)
With straightforward, hands-on instruction for this open source web content management system, this book helps newcomers quickly learn the basics, while developers with Joomla experience will pick up best practices for building more sophisticated websites. You'll also find more than a dozen ways to extend the functionality of existing Joomla-built websites.
29 Dec: WordPress 24-hour Trainer (Wrox)
This book and DVD package provides you with beginner–friendly v ideo tutorials for building and maintaining a web site using WordPress the popular open source blog publishing application. You′ll discover how to customize WordPress to meet your needs and how to expand and update content in order to make your site as effective as possible.
28 Dec: Building OpenSocial Apps (Addison-Wesley)
This field guide to working with the MySpace platform covers the entire process of building apps, from signing up through building complex apps that can scale to thousands of users and interoperate on more than fifty social networks, such as Hi5, Orkut, and LinkedIn. It demonstrates best practices for building OpenSocial applications with dozens of tips for using MySpace and OpenSocial.
24 Dec: LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Thinking Robots (No Starch Press)
Daniele Benedettelli shows how to build a tic-tac-toe playing robot and one that actually solves a Rubik's Cube with detailed, step-by-step instructions for building each model with either the original NXT or the NXT 2.0 set, as well as a discussion of how each robot works, how they "think," and how to play with them.
23 Dec: Web Design for Developers (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
This Programmer's Guide to Design Tools and Techniques takes you through a web site redesign, covering the basic concepts of design, color theory, typography, and accessibility. Learn how to take a sketch and transform it into a digital mockup in Photoshop, and then finally into a working web page.
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22 Dec: Programming in Python 3 (Addison-Wesley)
Python 3 is more powerful, convenient, consistent, and expressive than ever before. Mark Summerfield shares deep insights into Python 3 development in this fully revised 2nd edition with new material on coroutines, debugging, testing, parsing, string formatting and more.
21 Dec: Programming Google App Engine (O'Reilly)
As a cloud computing services, Google App Engine does more than provide access to a large system of servers. It also offers you a simple model for building applications that scale automatically to accommodate millions of users. Dan Sanderson provides expert practical guidance and shows how to design for scalability using App Engine's APIs and scalable services.
18 Dec: Refactoring in Ruby (Addison-Wesley)
Gives realistic, hands-on practice for refactoring Ruby code quickly and effectively with both legacy code and during test-driven development. You'll discover how to recognize "code smells," which signal opportunities for improvement, and then perfect your program's design one small, safe step at a time. Concludes with several applications plus a handy code review checklist.
17 Dec: Professional Cairngorm: Problem - Design - Solution (Wrox)
Cairngorm, a Flex framework for building Rich Internet Applications (RIA) encourages best practices for RIA development. This resource goes beyond the basics of Cairngorm and shows you the details behind its design using a full–scale project that demonstrates Cairngorm in a real–world situation.
16 Dec: Google Advertising Tools: Cashing in with AdSense and AdWords (O'Reilly)
Google AdSense provides customised advertising and revenue for your website and AdWords allows you to let the world know it exists. Using case studies this book aims to explain how to organise an effective advertising campaign using Adwords and how to drive traffic to your site so that you can make some money as an advertising host.