|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Monday, 18 December 2017|
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Author: Cameron Adams, James Edwards, Christian Heilmann, Ara Pehlivanian, Dan Webb, Simon Willison & Michael Mahemoff
This is a book that is all about idioms and is full of interesting examples of doing clever things.
On the other hand, Ian only gave it a rating of 4 on the grounds that:
Author: Christian Johansen
The review concluded that
Author: Dr. Venkat Subramaniam
This is a book that looks at how to use automated testing to improve the quality of your code. Subtitled Rapid, Confident, Maintainable Code, and looks at how a number of automated testing tools can be used, including Karma, Mocha, Chai, Istanbul,Sinon and Protractor.
Our review concluded:
"This is a good introduction to the various testing tools, and some of the suggestions for ways to test made me think about better ways to test my own code. An interesting read."
Author: Michael Heydt
This book aims to introduce the popular D3 data visualization framework by means of examples, and according to reviewer Ian Stirk, it certainly succeeds. He found the book to be well written, and easy to read. There are helpful diagrams, step-by-step code walkthroughs, inter-chapter links, and links to further information.
The book introduces D3 with simple initial examples, and adds new functionality as the book progresses, providing steadily increasing knowledge. To get the most out of the book, you need some basic understanding of programming, but not too much. For me, the highlight was the use of bl.ocks.org to run the example code, making it much easier to follow along.
Awarding it a rating of 4.5, Ian Stirk concluded:
"If you want to learn data visualization using the D3 framework, I can heartily recommend this instructive example-led book."
Author: Kyle Simpson
Author: Raffaele Cecco
This book was described by Ian Elliot as "fun to read" and "probably the best book I have read this year".
Ian summed it up as:
Author: Angus Croll
The idea is, what if William Shakespeare were asked to generate the Fibonacci series or Jane Austen had to write a factorial program? Lucy said:
Author: John Resig & Bear Bibeault
The approach taken throughout the book is a mixture of easy to follow explanations and less easy to follow examples. The examples generally show you something and then asks you what you expect to happen. Then it tells you the actual outcome and tries to make the general behaviour clear.
Author: Lenny Burdette
His conclusion is that
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