Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review / Overview: “High Performance JavaScript” by Nicholas C. Zakas

Review: I finally got a chance to finish reading “High Performance JavaScript”. This has been on my to do list for almost a year. I bought the book after seeing an online video of Nicholas Zakas speaking about JavaScript performance, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Using the HTML5 Filesystem API” by Eric Bidelman

Review: “Using the HTML5 Filesystem API” is a good read. It’s small, but concise, and the perfect size (for me). The book covers the evolving specification that is the HTML5 FileSystem API. It isn’t implemented in every browser but does … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “JavaScript Web Applications” by Alex MacCaw

Review:   Wow. This book covers so much content that it could easily have been split into 2, 3, or maybe even 4 books. It is a book on building applications, not web sites (though many of the techniques would … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “Java: The Good Parts” by Jim Waldo

Review: I’ve been programming in Java for many years, and I feel that I’m reasonably proficient at it, but I’m always looking to improve my skills and gain deeper understanding of the tools and technologies I depend on. I was … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps” by Josh Clark

Review: I read Josh Clark’s book earlier this year.  The introduction included the perfect quote to describe what this book was about: “This book teaches you how to “think iPhone.” It isn’t a programming book. It’s not a marketing book. … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “EXT JS In Action” by Jesus Garcia

Review: Ext JS by Sencha is a terrific JavaScript framework for building Rich Internet Applications (http://www.sencha.com/products/extjs/). I’ve been using Ext JS since version 1.x, and do some pretty advanced stuff with it, so this is not a newbie review. To … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “Azure in Action” by Chris Hay and Brian H. Prince

Review I read “Azure in Action” in November of 2010 (during my travel to/from PDC), but am just going over it again now. I’ve been dipping my toe in Azure for something like 15 months now, but dipping is as … Continue reading

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