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Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 by Glenn Johnson from O'Reilly Media

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Training Guide Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 by Glenn Johnson

Glenn Johnson, via Microsoft Press, brings us an excellent guide to get started creating applications with the core of web technologies: HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.

The structure of this book as a training guide allows us to build knowledge starting from a basic level and working up to important skills for the creation of web applications and Windows 8 Apps. Bear in mind though that it’s not a book for newbies: it is aimed at programmers experienced in other languages and development environments.

Each chapter follows an efficient and logical structure divided into sections: Introduction, content, lesson summary, lesson review with quizzes to test your learning and finally practise exercises.

This book offers us a very specific selection of technologies and tools related to the Microsoft work environment. VisualStudio 2012 is used as an IDE for the entire project life cycle, but at the same time it is a very complete reference guide for anyone with the ability to condense the most important aspects of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, AJAX, SVG, services, webSocket communicaton, etc

The 16 chapters and nearly 700 pages cover topics such as HTML5 semantic elements, drawing in Canvas, basic Javascript syntax, object oriented programming in Javascript, use of JQuery, a broad overview of creation and optimization of StyleSheets, local data storage, geolocation and everything needed to create a complete and functional web application.