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Monday, December 7, 2009

Book 5: Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Creating a native iPhone application is a tedious task: you must learn a new, rather strange language (Objective-C) and get used to the iPhone API to produce a decent application.
Wouldn't you like to take a different approach like creating your application with tools and languages you already know? And if those tools are Javascript + HTML + CSS that would be really compelling, uh?
That's the deal with this book: it shows you how to accomplish the task of creating iPhone applications, (even native ones!) with familiar tools.

Author: Jonathan Stark
Valoration: 8 / 10
Length: 224 pages (est.)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Book 4: Getting Real

Want to build a successful web app? Then it's time to Get Real. Getting Real is a smaller, faster, better way to build software.
 With this pretentious phrase, 37Signals, the company where the Ruby on Rails creator works starts a fabulous book about an innovative software development methodology for web applications. In fact, it reveals a new web development philosophy.

Author: 37Signals
Valoration: 9 / 10
Length: 194 pages (paperback version)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Book 3: The Book Of Ruby

It's no secret that ruby is the current language of choice among trendy developers, most of them seduced by the Ruby on Rails web framework. To be proficient with any framework, one must master it's underlying language, and this PDF book perfectly suits this need.

Author: Huw Collingbourne
Valoration: 6 / 10
Length: 425

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Book 2: Pro Git

Pro Git is a book that reveals the mysteries and intrinsics of the Git version control system in an understandable way. The surprise here is that the author, albeit having the book published in paperback by Apress, offers the book for free online. Why would I ever consider Git, you may ask? Well, you won't be fashionable unless you do :p.

Author: Scott Chacon
Valoration: 9 / 10
Length: 288 pages (paperback version)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Book 1: 12 Things to Shorten Your Lead Time

A sweet & short free eBook (18 pages) explaining techniques to reduce lead time of software development, this is, from when you have the brilliant idea to become next Facebook until it becomes reality and makes you utterly rich (nowadays, less poor).

Author: Stephan Schmidt
Valoration: 8 / 10
Length: 18 pages

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