Computing & Internet Professionals Books

HTML & CSS In A Week ...Or Less

HTML and CSS are the two most important languages for creating websites and web apps. They are also the easiest. If you've always wanted to build webpages, but were intimidated by the code, this book will help you learn HTML & CSS in a week or less!

What are the requirements?



No coding or design experience necessary

Access to a computer - Windows, OSX, or Linux



What am I going to get from this book?



Learn real world skills for building real world websites

A step-by-step hands on project that will teach you everything you need to know to get started with HTML5 & CSS3

Downloadable code files for each and every example from the book

Guidance on best practices for developing responsive websites



Who is the target audience?



Anyone who has never written code and wants to learn how to build a professional, beautiful and responsive website

Students with some knowledge about HTML & CSS, but struggle to build a great looking website

Beginners who are looking to become Web Developers



This book takes a step-by-step approach, and you will build a beautiful looking landing page from scratch.

How NOT To Write an App: A reality check for budding app developers...

How Not to Write an App Rod Cambridge created an iPhone app called Top-Tens to see how easy it was to make some money as an app developer. In this book, Rod uses this experience to take the reader step by step through the things that should, and shouldn't, be done when creating an app for Apple's iPhone or its rivals including Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Mobile devices. Learn: What things should you incorp... Full description

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms Preview Edition 2 (Developer Reference)

This second Preview Edition ebook, now with 16 chapters, is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows phones unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML that maps to native controls on these three platforms.

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Visual Studio Online (Developer Reference)

With this ebook, the ALM Rangers share their best practices in managing solution requirements and shipping solutions in an agile environment, an environment where transparency, simplicity, and trust prevail. The ebook is for Agile development teams and their Scrum Masters who want to explore and learn from the authors' "dogfooding" experiences and their continuous adaptation of software requirements management. Product Owners and other stakeholders will also find value in this ebook by learning how they can support their Agile development teams and by gaining an understanding of the constraints of open-source community projects.

What is DevOps?

Have we entered the age of NoOps infrastructures? Hardly. Old-style system administrators may be disappearing in the face of automation and cloud computing, but operations have become more significant than ever. As this O'Reilly Radar Report explains, we're moving into a more complex arrangement known as "DevOps."

Mike Loukides, O'Reilly's VP of Content Strategy, provides an incisive look into this new world of operations, where IT specialists are becoming part of the development team. In an environment with thousands of servers, these specialists now write the code that maintains the infrastructure. Even applications that run in the cloud have to be resilient and fault tolerant, need to be monitored, and must adjust to huge swings in load. That was underscored by Amazon's EBS outage last year.

From the discussions at O'Reilly's Velocity Conference, it's evident that many operations specialists are quickly adapting to the DevOps reality. But as a whole, the industry has just scratched the surface. This report tells you why.

Building a DevOps Culture

DevOps is as much about culture as it is about tools

When people talk about DevOps, they often emphasize configuration management systems, source code repositories, and other tools. But, as Mandi Walls explains in this Velocity report, DevOps is really about changing company culture--replacing traditional development and operations silos with collaborative teams of people from both camps.

The DevOps movement has produced some efficient teams turning out better products faster. The tough part is initiating the change. This report outlines strategies for managers looking to go beyond tools to build a DevOps culture among their technical staff.

Topics include:

Documenting reasons for changing to DevOps before you commitDefining meaningful and achievable goalsFinding a technical leader to be an evangelist, tools and process expert, and shepherdStarting with a non-critical but substantial pilot projectFacilitating open communication among developers, QA engineers, marketers, and other professionalsRealigning your team's responsibilities and incentivesLearning when to mediate disagreements and conflictsDownload this free report and learn how to the DevOps approach can help you create a supportive team environment built on communication, respect, and trust.

Mandi Walls is a Senior Consultant with Opscode.

Antifragile Systems and Teams

How Can DevOps Make You Antifragile?

All complex computer systems eventually break, despite all of the heavy-handed, bureaucratic change-management processes we throw at them. But some systems are clearly more fragile than others, depending on how well they cope with stress. In this O'Reilly report, Dave Zwieback explains how the DevOps methodology can help make your system antifragile.

Systems are fragile when organizations are unprepared to handle changing conditions. As generalists adept at several roles, DevOps practitioners adjust more easily to the fast pace of change. Rather than attempt to constrain volatility, DevOps embraces disorder, randomness, and impermanence to make systems even better.

This concise report covers:

Why Etsy, Netflix, and other antifragile companies constantly introduce volatility to test and upgrade their systemsHow DevOps removes the schism between developers and operations, enlisting developers to deploy as well as buildUsing continual experimentation and minor failures to make critical adjustments--and discover breakthroughsHow an overreliance on measurement and automation can make systems fragileWhy sharing increases trust, collaboration, and tribal knowledgeDownload this free report and learn how the DevOps philosophy of Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing makes use of changing conditions and even embarrassing mistakes to help improve your system--and your organization.Dave Zwieback has been managing large-scale, mission-critical infrastructure and teams for 17 years.

What's New in Flash Player 11

This book will present you with a full rundown of all the new features in the upcoming Flash Player 11 runtime. Along with each feature, if applicable, will be a demonstration of how to employ the new feature. There's also be a short introduction to Flash Player and a chapter dedicated to providing you with additional resources.

What's New in Adobe AIR 3

This book will present you with a full rundown of all the new features in the upcoming AIR 3.0 runtime. Along with each feature, if applicable, will be a demonstration of how to employ the new feature. There's also be a short introduction to AIR and a chapter dedicated to providing you with additional resources.