Book Reviews

By Heather La Bash

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Front End Drupal

Front End Drupal offers Drupal users, from the complete novice to experienced designers, a focused approach to site design, behavior, usability, and management, with a special emphasis on Drupal theming and interactive design. Includes several examples from start to end.

Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting

Emma Jane Hogbin, Konstantin Kńfer Paperback, 456 Pages

Prentice Hall PTR, 2009

ISBN-10: 0-137-13669-2

ISBN-13: 978-0137136698

US$ 39.99, UKú 28.99, EUR 30.80

Google SketchUp Cookbook

Geared toward intermediate and advanced SketchUp users, readers will learn professional techniques about components, digital images, styles, sections, presentations, and animations. Roskes also covers Google Earth and 3D Warehouse, as well as dynamic components.

Google SketchUp Cookbook: Practical Recipes and Essential Techniques

Bonnie Roskes

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 10: 0-596-15511-5

ISBN 13: 978-0596155117

US$ 49.99, UKú 38.50

Head First Rails

For those new to Rails, Head First Rails leads you from the fundamentals of Rails scaffolding to building customized interactive web apps. You'll master database interactions, integration with AJAX and XML, rich content, and dynamic graphing of your data.

Head First Rails, A Learner's Companion to Ruby on Rails

David Griffiths

O'Reilly, 2008

ISBN 10: 0-596-51577-4

ISBN 13: 978-0596515775

US$ 49.99, UKú 38.50

JavaScript for Programmers

Designed for professional programmers, JavaScript for Programmers applies a live code approach to teach developers how to create robust client-side Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). More than 100 programs, 6,000 lines of code, and 150 tips.

JavaScript for Programmers

Paul J. Deitel, Harvey M. Deitel

Prentice Hall, 2009

ISBN-10: 0-137-00131-2

ISBN-13: 978-0137001316

US$ 39.99, UKú 25.99

Mashup Patterns

In Mashup Patterns, Michael Ogrinz applies the concept of software development patterns to mashups. Through real-world case studies, API developers learn how to build successful enterprise mashups and avoid anti-pattern mistakes that cause mashups to fail.

Mashup Patterns: Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise

Michael Ogrinz

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2009

ISBN-10: 0-321-57947-X

ISBN-13: 978-0321579478

US$ 39.99, UKú 25.99

Head First Web Design

Head First Web Design teaches you the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites. Starting with customer requirements and hand-drawn storyboards, authors Watrall and Siarto guide you through the design process to the creation and completion of engaging, standards-compliant HTML and CSS websites.

Head First Web Design

Ethan Watrall, Jeff Siarto

Paperback, 499 Pages

O'Reilly, 2008

ISBN 10: 0-596-52030-1

ISBN 13: 978-0596520304

US$ 49.99, UKú 38.50

Java SOA Cookbook: SOA Implementation Recipes, Tips, and Techniques

Full of usable Java and XML code, Java SOA Cookbook "offers practical solutions and advice to programmers charged with implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) in their organization."

Java SOA Cookbook: SOA Implementation Recipes, Tips, and Techniques

Eben Hewitt

Paperback, 740 Pages

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 10: 0-596-52072-7

ISBN 13: 978-0596520724

US$ 49.99, UKú 38.50