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Vue.js is a front-end framework that builds on many of the reactive UI ideas introduced in React.js. Vue.js in Action teaches readers to build fast, flowing web UI with the Vue.js framework. As they move through the book, readers put their skills to practice by building a complete web store application with product listings, a checkout process, and an administrative interface! Purchase of the ... read more
Electron is a framework for building cross-platform desktop applications with web technologies. It combines Google Chrome's content module with Node.js, letting users use their web development skill set to build applications that run natively on all major platforms. Electron in Action guides the reader, step-by-step, as they learn to build desktop applications that run on Windows, OSX, and Lin... read more
This book teaches young readers how to program using the Swift language while they develop iOS apps. Readers gain fundamental programming skills along the way. Hello Swift! is a how-to guide to programming iOS apps with the Swift language, written from a kid's perspective. This approachable, well-illustrated, step-by-step guide takes readers from very beginning programming concepts through cre... read more
This practical book covers real-world development concerns like state management, data and views, user interaction with forms, and communicating with servers, as well as testing and deploying your applications. This new edition has been fully revised to cover the latest Angular CLI along with current best practices and updates to Angular 5. Angular Development with Typescript, Second Edition i... read more
Summary Node.js in Action, Second Edition is a thoroughly revised book based on the best-selling first edition. It starts at square one and guides you through all the features, techniques, and concepts you'll need to build production-quality Node applications. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology You a... read more
According to Apple, there are currently 380,000 registered iOS developers and over a billion iOS devices in use worldwide. Swift, the language of iOS development, is the fastest growing programming language. iOS Development with Swift is a hands-on guide to creating apps for iPhone and iPad using the Swift language. It starts by giving a birds-eye view of how an iOS application works and what ... read more
Summary Akka in Action is a comprehensive tutorial on building message-oriented systems using Akka. The book takes a hands-on approach, where each new concept is followed by an example that shows you how it works, how to implement the code, and how to (unit) test it. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technolog... read more
Summary Apache Cordova in Action teaches you to create and launch hybrid mobile apps using Cordova or Phonegap. By following carefully selected examples, step-by-step tutorials, and crystal-clear explanations, you'll learn to build apps from the Cordova CLI, how to make use of device features like the camera and accelerometer, how to submit your apps to Google Play and the Apple App Store, and... read more
Summary Amazon Web Services in Action introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. The book will teach you about the most important services on AWS. You will also learn about best practices regarding automation, security, high availability, and scalability. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. Abo... read more
SummaryRails 4 in Action is a comprehensive introduction to Rails that guides you hands-on through all you'll need to become a competent and confident Rails developer. In it, you'll master Rails 4 by developing a ticket-tracking application that includes RESTful routing, authentication and authorization, file uploads, email, and more.Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kin... read more
Summary Spring in Practice shows you how to tackle the challenges you face when you build Spring-based applications. The book empowers software developers to solve concrete business problems by mapping application-level issues to Spring-centric solutions. It diverges from other cookbooks because it presents the background you need to understand the domain in which a solution applies before it ... read more
SummaryGrails in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to Grails 2 focused on making you super-productive fast. In this totally revised new edition, you'll master Grails 2.3 core skills as you apply TDD techniques to developing a full-scale Twitter clone. Along the way you'll learn the latest single-page web app UI techniques, work with NoSQL backends, integrate with enterpris... read more
SummaryCoffeeScript in Action is a tutorial that teaches you how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It begins by quickly exposing you to CoffeeScript's new, but instantly-familiar syntax. Then, you'll explore programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. Language junkies will especially appreciate how this book takes idioms from other programming languages and show... read more
SummaryExt JS in Action, Second Edition teaches Ext JS from the ground up. You'll start with a quick overview of the framework and then explore the core components by diving into complete examples, engaging illustrations, and crisp, straightforward explanations. You'll feel like you have an expert guide right at your elbow teaching you important Ext techniques and offering insight into its inn... read more
Summary MongoDB in Action, Second Edition is a completely revised and updated version. It introduces MongoDB 3.0 and the document-oriented database model. This perfectly paced book gives you both the big picture you'll need as a developer and enough low-level detail to satisfy system engineers.Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Public... read more
SummaryBDD in Action teaches you the Behavior-Driven Development model and shows you how to integrate it into your existing development process. First you'll learn how to apply BDD to requirements analysis to define features that focus your development efforts on underlying business goals. Then, you'll discover how to automate acceptance criteria and use tests to guide and report on the develo... read more
Spring in Action 2E is an expanded, completely updated second edition of the best selling Spring in Action. Written by Craig Walls, one of Manning's best writers, this book covers the exciting new features of Spring 2.0, which was released in October 2006. Spring is a lightweight container framework that represents an exciting way to build enterprise components with simple Java objects. By emp... read more
Flex 4 in Action is an easy-to-follow, hands-on Flex 4 tutorial. Revised and updated from the previous edition on Flex 3, this book is chock-full of examples, goes beyond feature coverage, and helps readers put Flex to work in real day-to-day tasks. This book helps Flex developers make their Flex applications stand out from the crowd. How comprehensive is Flex 4 in Action? Interesting themes, ... read more
To allow the creation of truly modular software, OOP has evolved into aspect-oriented programming. AspectJ is a mature AOP implementation for Java, now integrated with Spring. AspectJ in Action, Second Edition is a fully updated, major revision of Ramnivas Laddad's best-selling first edition. It's a hands-on guide for Java developers. After introducing the core principles of AOP, it shows you ... read more
Written for enterprise Java developers who have become disillusioned with the complexity and bulk involved with EJB development, this programming tool demonstrates how the Spring framework can make coupled code easy to manage, understand, reuse, and unit-test. Spring's employment of inversion control and aspect-oriented programming techniques to encourage loosely coupled code is explained, pro... read more
Apache Tuscany is a free, open source project that helps users develop Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions. It provides a lightweight infrastructure that implements Service Component Architecture (SCA) and provides seamless integration with other technologies. Tuscany in Action is a comprehensive, hands-on guide for developing enterprise applications using Apache Tuscany's lightweigh... read more
Spring Integration extends the Spring Framework to support the patterns described in Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf's Enterprise Integration Patterns (Addison Wesley, 2003). Like the Spring Framework itself, it focuses on developer productivity, making it easier to build, test, and maintain enterprise integration solutions.Spring Integration in Action is an introduction and guide to enterprise i... read more
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