Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools

By Jonathan Stark

If you recognize HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you have already got the instruments you must improve Android purposes. Now up to date for HTML5, the second one variation of this hands-on advisor exhibits you ways to take advantage of open resource net criteria to layout and construct apps that may be tailored for any Android device.

You’ll how you can create an Android-friendly internet app at the platform of your selection, after which use Adobe’s unfastened PhoneGap framework to transform it to a local Android app. notice why device-agnostic cellular apps are the wave of the longer term, and begin development apps that supply better flexibility and a much wider reach.

  • Convert an internet site right into a internet program, whole with development signs and different features
  • Add animation with JQTouch to make your net app feel and appear like a local Android app
  • Make use of client-side information garage with apps that run whilst the Android machine is offline
  • Use PhoneGap to hook into complicated Android beneficial properties, together with the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts
  • Test and debug your app on the internet with actual clients, and put up the completed product to the Android Market

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Express.js Blueprints

Learn to exploit Express.js pragmatically through developing 5 enjoyable and powerful real-world APIs, with an advantage bankruptcy on Koa.js

About This Book

  • Develop scalable APIs utilizing the Express.js framework for Node.js
  • Be extra effective by way of studying approximately Express.js intricacies and its aiding libraries
  • Get to grips with coding top practices and Test-Driven improvement to create real-world purposes utilizing Express.js

Who This publication Is For

This booklet is for newcomers to Node.js and in addition in the event you are technically complex. via the top of this ebook, each useful developer could have accomplished services in development internet functions with Express.js.

What you are going to Learn

  • Set up the Express.js framework with a uncomplicated scaffold
  • Model information utilizing Mongoose and construct a CRUD API to shop the information in a database
  • Use grants to prevent callback hell in Node.js
  • Address scalability matters and care for race conditions
  • Apply test-driven improvement (TDD) by utilizing Mocha to put in writing assessments in your apps
  • Get acquainted with service-oriented structure (SOA)
  • Integrate Socket.IO and dynamically push updates to the client
  • Write Node.js APIs by way of leveraging generator features utilizing Koa.js

In Detail

APIs are on the middle of each critical internet software. Express.js is the most well-liked framework for development on best of Node.js, an exhilarating device that's effortless to exploit and lets you construct APIs and enhance your backend in JavaScript. Express.js Blueprints contains many well-crafted tutorials that might train you the way to construct powerful APIs utilizing Express.js.

The booklet covers quite a few varieties of functions, each one with a various set of demanding situations. you are going to begin with the fundamentals similar to internet hosting static content material and person authentication and paintings your approach as much as growing real-time, multiplayer on-line video games utilizing a mix of HTTP and Socket.IO. subsequent, you are going to examine the rules of SOA in Node.js and spot them used to construct a pairing as a carrier. If that is not sufficient, we will construct a CRUD backend to submit hyperlinks and upvote with Koa.js!

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JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)

By David Sawyer McFarland

JavaScript enables you to supercharge your HTML with animation, interactivity, and visible effects—but many net designers locate the language challenging to benefit. This easy-to-read consultant not just covers JavaScript fundamentals, but in addition indicates you the way to save lots of effort and time with the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries of prewritten JavaScript code. You’ll construct web content that suppose and act like computer programs—with very little programming.

The vital things you have to know:

  • Pull again the curtain on JavaScript. the right way to construct a simple software with this language.
  • Get in control on jQuery. fast gather JavaScript courses that paintings good on a number of internet browsers.
  • Transform your person interface. examine jQuery UI, the JavaScript library for interface positive factors like layout subject matters and controls.
  • Make your pages interactive. Create JavaScript occasions that react to customer actions.
  • Use animations and effects. construct drop-down navigation menus, pop-ups, computerized slideshows, and more.
  • Collect information with internet forms. Create easy-to-use kinds that make certain extra exact customer responses.
  • Practice with residing examples. Get step by step tutorials for net tasks you could construct yourself.

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AngularJS: Novice to Ninja

AngularJS: beginner to Ninja is your speedy tune path to gaining knowledge of AngularJS, the superheroic JavaScript framework. AngularJS offers the quickest, most productive solution to construct unmarried web page internet applications.

What will I learn?

In this functional and fun-to-read booklet, you will examine the basics of AngularJS, equivalent to scopes, modules and controllers. you are going to then stream directly to extra subtle strategies, together with utilizing directives, filters and expressions to construct a whole unmarried web page net application.

  • Discover the facility of AngularJS's two-way info binding
  • Using AngularJS and TDD
  • Get to grips with modules, scopes, and controllers
  • Enhance your HTML with directives
  • Build an entire operating unmarried web page weblog program as you learn
  • and lots more and plenty more

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Node: Up and Running: Scalable Server-Side Code with JavaScript

By Tom Hughes-Croucher, Mike Wilson

This booklet introduces you to Node, the recent internet improvement framework written in JavaScript. you will study hands-on how Node makes existence more straightforward for skilled JavaScript builders: not just are you able to paintings at the entrance finish and again result in a similar language, you are going to even have extra flexibility in picking out tips to divide program common sense among purchaser and server.

Written by way of a middle contributor to the framework, Node: Up and Running indicates you the way Node scales as much as aid huge numbers of simultaneous connections throughout a number of servers, and scales all the way down to allow you to create quickly one-off functions with minimum infrastructure. outfitted at the V8 JavaScript engine that runs Google Chrome, Node is already successful the hearts and minds of many businesses, together with Google and Yahoo! This publication indicates you why.

  • Understand Node's event-loop structure, non-blocking I/O, and event-driven programming
  • Discover how Node helps a number of database and information garage tools
  • Learn most sensible practices for writing easy-to-maintain code for Node
  • Get concrete examples of ways to exploit some of the Node APIs in practice
  • Take benefit of the book’s whole API reference

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jQuery Reference Guide: A Comprehensive Exploration of the Popular JavaScript Library

By Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg

A finished Exploration of the preferred JavaScript Library
* geared up menu to each procedure, functionality, and selector within the jQuery library
* speedy lookup good points of the jQuery library
* comprehend the anatomy of a jQuery script
* expand jQuery's integrated features with plug-ins, or even write your own

In Detail
jQuery is a strong, but easy-to-use JavaScript library that is helping net builders and architects upload dynamic, interactive components to their websites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and vastly decreasing improvement time. during this publication, the creators of the preferred jQuery studying source,, percentage their wisdom, adventure, and exuberance to convey you a accomplished connection with the preferred JavaScript library.

This publication bargains an prepared menu of each jQuery technique, functionality, and selector. every one process and serve as is brought with a precis of its syntax and a listing of its parameters and go back worth, through a dialogue, with examples the place appropriate, to aid in getting the main out of jQuery and averting the pitfalls in most cases linked to JavaScript and different client-side languages.

If you're already conversant in JavaScript programming, this publication may help you dive correct into complex jQuery options. You'll be capable to scan by yourself, trusting the pages of this e-book to supply details at the intricacies of the library, the place and should you desire it. If you're nonetheless hungry for extra, the booklet indicates you the way to prepare dinner up your personal extensions with jQuery's dependent plug-in architecture.

This booklet is a significant other to Learning jQuery: higher interplay layout and internet improvement with uncomplicated JavaScript options. Learning jQuery starts off with an instructional to jQuery, through an exam of universal, real-world client-side difficulties, and strategies for every of them, making it a useful source for solutions to your entire jQuery questions.

jQuery Reference Guide digs deeper into the library, taking you thru the syntax necessities and following up with an in depth dialogue. You'll notice the untapped probabilities that jQuery makes to be had, and hone your abilities as you come back to this consultant time and again.

What you'll examine from this book?
* Get a wide evaluate of the jQuery library's functions with a real-world example
* study any jQuery approach, functionality, and selector intimately, at any place and each time it truly is needed
* examine jQuery's plug-in structure, utilizing quite a few methods to increase the library's capabilities
* discover the scale plug-in for buying the scale and place of any aspect at the page--even the rfile and browser window
* notice the shape plug-in for combining AJAX options with HTML forms

This e-book is an in depth reference advisor, and a useful source for solutions to your entire jQuery questions. It starts with a real-world jQuery instance, which illustrates the constitution of a jQuery script. an in depth reference bankruptcy is then provided for every of the most parts of jQuery. The ebook concludes with 3 reference chapters on jQuery plug-ins: the API for plug-in construction, the size plug-in, and the shape plug-in.

Who this booklet is written for?
This publication is for internet builders who desire a large, equipped view of the entire jQuery library has to provide or a brief reference on their desks to consult for specific details.

The reader wishes the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, and will be pleased with the syntax of JavaScript, yet no wisdom of jQuery is believed. this isn't an introductory name and while you're trying to start with jQuery (or JavaScript libraries as a rule) then you definately are searhing for Learning jQuery.

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D3.js in Action

By Elijah Meeks


D3.js in Action is a realistic instructional for growing interactive pictures and data-driven functions utilizing D3.js. you are going to commence with in-depth motives of D3's out-of-the-box layouts, in addition to dozens of useful use circumstances that align with varieties of visualizations. Then, you will discover functional concepts for content material production, animation, and representing dynamic data—including interactive pictures and information streamed dwell over the internet. the ultimate chapters allow you to use D3's wealthy interplay version because the origin for a whole net software. after all, you may be able to combine D3.js into your net improvement approach and rework any web site right into a extra attractive and complex consumer experience.

Purchase of the print e-book features a loose publication in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

D3.js is a JavaScript library that permits information to be represented graphically on an online web page. since it makes use of the largely supported SVG typical, D3 lets you create scalable graphs for any glossy browser. you begin with a constitution, dataset, or set of rules and programmatically generate static, interactive, or lively pictures that responsively scale to any screen.

About the Book

D3.js in Action introduces you to the main robust internet facts visualization library on hand and exhibits you the way to exploit it to construct interactive images and data-driven functions. you will begin with dozens of useful use situations that align with types of charts, networks, and maps utilizing D3's out-of-the-box layouts. Then, you will discover sensible ideas for content material layout, animation, and illustration of dynamic data—including interactive pix and dwell streaming data.

What's Inside

  • Interacting with vector graphics
  • Expressive info visualization
  • Creating wealthy mapping applications
  • Prepping your data
  • Complete data-driven internet apps in D3

Readers desire uncomplicated HTML, CSS, and JavaScript abilities. No adventure with D3 or SVG is required.

About the Author

Elijah Meeks is a senior facts visualization engineer at Netflix. His D3.js portfolio contains paintings at Stanford collage and with recognized businesses worldwide.

Table of Contents

  1. An advent to D3.js
  2. Information visualization facts flow
  3. Data-driven layout and interaction
  5. Chart components
  6. Layouts
  7. Network visualization
  8. Geospatial info visualization
  9. Traditional DOM manipulation with D3
  10. PART three complicated TECHNIQUES
  11. Composing interactive applications
  12. Writing layouts and components
  13. Big info visualization
  14. D3.js on cellular (available on-line only)

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JavaScript Quick Syntax Reference

JavaScript fast Syntax Reference is a condensed syntax connection with the JavaScript language. It provides the necessities of JavaScript in a well-organized layout that may be used as a convenient reference. This comprises the newest ECMAScript five, JSON (JavaScript item Notation) and DOM (Document item version) necessities and implementations.

You won’t locate any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out historical past classes or witty tales during this ebook. What you can find is a JavaScript reference that's concise, to the purpose and hugely available. The publication is jam-packed with priceless details and is a must have for any JavaScript programmer or net developer.

In JavaScript speedy Syntax Reference, you'll find a concise connection with JavaScript programming language syntax; has brief, basic and targeted code examples; and incorporates a good laid out desk of contents and a complete index permitting effortless review.

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If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript

By Angus Croll

What if William Shakespeare have been requested to generate the Fibonacci sequence or Jane Austen needed to write a factorial software? In If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript, writer Angus Croll imagines brief JavaScript courses as written through well-known wordsmiths. the result's a unusual and captivating mix of prose, poetry, and programming.

The most sensible authors are those that obsess approximately language—and an identical is going for JavaScript builders. To grasp both craft, you need to scan with language to strengthen your individual type, your personal idioms, and your personal expressions. as a result, If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript playfully bridges the worlds of programming and literature for the literary geek in all of us.

Featuring unique art through Miran Lipovaca.

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HTML5: Up and Running

By Mark Pilgrim

If you do not know in regards to the new positive factors to be had in HTML5, now is the time to determine. the most recent model of this markup language goes to noticeably swap how you strengthen net purposes, and this e-book offers your first genuine examine HTML5's new components and attributes.

Even although paintings on HTML5 is ongoing, browsers corresponding to Safari, Mozilla, Opera, and Chrome already aid a lot of its positive aspects -- and browsers for shrewdpermanent telephones are even farther forward, particularly iPhone's MobileSafari browser. With HTML5: Up & Running, you are going to find out how this re-creation allows browsers to engage with JavaScript even more simply than earlier than. you are going to additionally find out how HTML5 may help strengthen functions that:

  • Display video at once within the browser, with no need to depend on plugins
  • Work even if a person is offline, via benefiting from HTML5's chronic garage
  • Offer a drawing canvas for dynamically generated 2-D pix

This concise advisor is the main whole and authoritative e-book you can find at the topic. writer Mark Pilgrim writes the weekly digest for the HTML5 operating workforce, and represents Google at meetings on HTML5's services. remain sooner than the curve. Order a replica of this e-book today.

Five stuff you may still learn about HTML5
by means of Mark Pilgrim

1. It’s no longer one giant thing. you could good ask: “How am i able to begin utilizing HTML5 if older browsers don’t aid it?” however the query itself is deceptive. HTML5 isn't one titanic factor; it's a number of person gains. so that you can’t observe “HTML5 support,” simply because that doesn’t make any feel. yet you can notice aid for person positive factors, like canvas, video, or geolocation.

you might imagine of HTML as tags and perspective brackets. That’s a big a part of it, yet it’s now not the total tale. The HTML5 specification additionally defines how these attitude brackets engage with JavaScript, throughout the record item version (DOM). HTML5 doesn’t simply outline video tag; there's additionally a corresponding DOM API for video items within the DOM. you should use this API to notice help for various video codecs, play a video, pause, mute audio, song how a lot of the video has been downloaded, and every thing else you want to construct a wealthy consumer adventure round the video tag itself.

bankruptcy 2 and Appendix A will educate you ways to correctly notice aid for every new HTML5 function.

2. You don’t have to throw something away. like it or hate it, you can’t deny that HTML four is the main profitable markup structure ever. HTML5 builds on that luck. You don’t have to throw away your current markup. You don’t have to relearn stuff you already recognize. in case your net software labored the day past in HTML four, it's going to nonetheless paintings this day in HTML5. interval.

Now, with a purpose to enhance your net functions, you’ve come to the fitting position. Here’s a concrete instance: HTML5 helps all of the shape controls from HTML four, however it additionally contains new enter controls. a few of these are long-overdue additions like sliders and date pickers; others are extra sophisticated. for instance, the e-mail enter style appears to be like similar to a textual content field, yet cellular browsers will customise their onscreen keyboard to assist you to variety e-mail addresses. Older browsers that don’t aid the e-mail enter style will deal with it as a customary textual content box, and the shape nonetheless works with out markup adjustments or scripting hacks. this suggests you can begin bettering your internet types this day, whether a few of your viewers are caught on IE 6.

learn the entire gory information about HTML5 varieties in bankruptcy nine.

three. It’s effortless to get started. “Upgrading” to HTML5 might be so simple as altering your doctype. The doctype should still already be at the first line of each HTML web page. prior types of HTML outlined loads of doctypes, and selecting the fitting you'll be tough. In HTML5, there's just one doctype: !DOCTYPE html

Upgrading to the HTML5 doctype won’t holiday your current markup, simply because all of the tags outlined in HTML four are nonetheless supported in HTML5. however it will let you use -- and validate -- new semantic parts like article, part, header, and footer. You’ll research all approximately those new components in bankruptcy three.

four. It already works no matter if you need to draw on a canvas, play video, layout larger varieties, or construct net purposes that paintings offline, you’ll locate that HTML5 is already well-supported. Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and cellular browsers already help canvas (Chapter 4), video (Chapter 5), geolocation (Chapter 6), neighborhood garage (Chapter 7), and extra. Google already helps microdata annotations (Chapter 10). Even Microsoft -- hardly identified for blazing the path of criteria help -- could be helping so much HTML5 beneficial properties within the upcoming web Explorer nine.

each one bankruptcy of this e-book contains the all-too-familiar browser compatibility charts. yet extra importantly, every one bankruptcy contains a frank dialogue of your thoughts if you want to help older browsers. HTML5 good points like geolocation (Chapter 6) and video (Chapter five) have been first supplied by means of browser plugins like Gears or Flash. different beneficial properties, like canvas (Chapter 4), could be emulated completely in JavaScript. This ebook will educate you the way to focus on the local beneficial properties of recent browsers, with no leaving older browsers in the back of.

five. It’s right here to stick. Tim Berners-Lee invented the realm large net within the early Nineties. He later based the W3C to behave as a steward of net criteria, which the association has performed for greater than 15 years. here's what the W3C needed to say concerning the way forward for net criteria, in July 2009:

    Today the Director pronounces that once the XHTML 2 operating crew constitution expires as scheduled on the finish of 2009, the constitution are usually not renewed. through doing so, and via expanding assets within the HTML operating crew, W3C hopes to speed up the development of HTML5 and make clear W3C’s place concerning the way forward for HTML.

HTML5 is right here to stick. Let’s dive in.

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