|Web Design And Development - More Books|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Sunday, 29 September 2019|
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Web Development - Specific Tools and Technologies
In this section the books that concentrate on a specific tool or technology are under consideration, apart from those on HTML and CSS which we covered in the previous Programmer's Bookshelf.
Authors: Chris Aquino and Todd Gandee
Giving this book a four star rating, Ian Elliot said the problem of front-end software development is that you need to know what is going on at the back-end to interact successfully with it, but that this book focuses on the art of front-end development and takes the back end as mostly someone else's problem. Ian said the book is an odd mix of the very simple introduction and very complex examples.
In conclusion, Ian said:
"The most important thing to know is that this book is light on explanation and heavy on example. It really is learning by doing and for me this is inefficient, slow and tiresome, but if you want to learn n this way then this is a good example of the method. As a result I can't recommend this book but I have given it a reasonably high rating as a good example of learning by doing."
Author: Dino Esposito
Mike's conclusion was that if there is any point in using Microsoft web technologies, then this book is recommended.
Author: Jeffrey Sambells with Aaron Gustafson
This is an old book, but Dave Wheeler gave it a 5 star rating and said he liked this book - a lot. Dave explained that
Dave said that the book is technically very detailed, although comfortingly the explanations are clear and well written. Non-programmers might struggle a little, but anyone with basic coding skills should be able to follow along easily enough.
Dave's conclusion was that
"if you want to really know how to crank out client-side script, then I would highly recommend this book."
Author: Kirupa Chinnathambi
Author: Angela Byron, Addison Berry, Nathan Haug, and Jeff Eaton
Getting started with Drupal is difficult and working out how to implement some website feature using it confusing. This book will give you the start you need, said David Conrad, giving the book 4 stars. The first two chapters give you an overview and help you set up a basic Drupal site. From here the rest of the book tackles a range of types of sites as case studies.
There's been an updated second edition since our review was published focusing on Drupal 7. David's conclusion was:
"This is the missing user manual for Drupal and if you are a beginner then you will save a lot of time if you buy it."
Author: Stephen Burge
Ian Elliot explained that the full title of this book is: Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide and it does have elements of a step-by-step approach. Ian thought it would be a better book if it abandoned the step-by-step idea and concentrated on the "Explained" part of the title, saying:
"Of Joomla! books this one is very good of its type, but with some small changes it could be even better"
Since then there have been new editions covering the more recent versions of Joomla! - the one reviewed was about Joomla! 1.6. Ian's conclusion was that:
"The final verdict is that this is one of the best introductory books on Joomla! I have encountered. It is suitable for the complete beginner to intermediate user. If you are planning to build a Joomla! web site and don't want to dig into the internals of how it all works then this book is a very good place to start as it will get the bigger picture of how Joomla! operates into your head. Not perfect but pretty good.
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