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Sunday, January 27, 2013
With that background, Section 2 quickly teaches you what you can do with jQuery and how to do it. Here, you’ll learn to enhance web pages with features like image swaps, collapsible panels, slide shows, carousels, and much more. And throughout this section, the jQuery selectors, methods, and event methods that you’ll use are presented in easy-to-reference summaries. That means you can quickly find the components you need when you’re creating or enhancing jQuery routines on your own. Again, you aren’t stuck just blindly copying someone else’s code.
After Section 2, you can go on to any of the other 3 sections in the book:
The jQuery UI section covers features for enhancing a user interface with widgets, interactions, and transitions.
The section on Ajax shows how to use Ajax with JSON to handle data and to add content from popular sites like Blogger, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Google Maps.
The jQuery Mobile section shows how to create web sites for mobile devices with the look-and-feel of native applications.
The book is done in Murach’s signature “paired-pages” format, where each topic is presented in a 2-page spread. The righthand page is a reference summary that gives syntax, screen shots, and bulleted guidelines, which the lefthand page provides the tutorial and additional perspective. This makes it easier to find needed information with less reading. And that saves time for both training and reference.
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Monday, January 07, 2013
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Just Published: Murach's SQL Server 2012 for Developers
Mike Murach and Associates has just published a 2012 edition of their bestselling SQL book, now entitled Murach’s SQL Server 2012 for Developers. It teaches how to create SQL queries and take advantage of powerful DBMS features (like views, stored procedures, functions, triggers, and cursors) the way the best professionals do.
This book has several features that have made it favorite of developers since its first edition back in 2002:
#1: It’s written for professional application developers
Most developers squeak by with minimal SQL skills, not realizing all the time and work they’d save by mastering SQL. Part of the reason for that is that many SQL books are written either for hobbyists or for database administrators (DBAs), so developers pass them by. But this book focuses on showing application developers the SQL that they need to harness the power of the database.
#2: It starts off with how to query a database, not how to design one
Many SQL books start off with database design and performance. But if you’re an application developer, the first thing you need to know is how to write queries. So that’s the focus of the first 9 chapters of this book. It starts with simple queries, then moves on to complex inner and outer joins, summary queries, and subqueries that do more of the database processing so that your applications can do less.
#3: It lets developers expand into database design as they want to
After the thorough course in querying, this book shows how to design and create a database. This material is helpful for developers who have to develop small systems on their own. And it provides a solid introduction to DBA skills for those interested in that career path.
#4: It teaches the advanced features that top developers need
To complete the developer’s expertise in SQL, this book covers powerful DBMS features like views, scripts, stored procedures, functions, triggers, cursors, transactions, locking, and security. It teaches SQL features for handling XML and BLOB values. And it shows how to use CLR integration to create database objects in applications using C# or VB code.
#5: Coding examples provide models for a wide range of SQL jobs
One key to mastering SQL is to have plenty of coding examples that show how the features work and what problems may occur as they’re used everyday applications. And these examples become more crucial as the code becomes more complex. So this book is loaded with practical examples that handle everyday SQL tasks and that can be used as coding models too. This example code can be downloaded for free from www.murach.com.
Murach’s SQL Server 2012 for Developers is available directly from the publisher at www.murach.com and from all major retail outlets.
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Monday, March 05, 2012
Friday, April 08, 2011
Just published: Murach's ASP.NET 4 Web Programming with VB 2010
Mike Murach and Associates has just published a .NET 4 edition of their best-selling ASP.NET book, now entitled Murach’s ASP.NET 4 Web Programming with VB 2010. It teaches beginners how to develop ASP.NET web applications from scratch, while more seasoned professionals can use it as a time-saving reference whenever they need the “how-to” details that take forever to find online.
Here are a few of the features that developers like best about this book:
#1: Complete applications show how all the pieces interact
The key to mastering ASP.NET is to have plenty of real-world applications that guide you in using the new skills that you’re learning…and that help you avoid the problems that you can run into as you build complex web sites. So this book shows complete applications, including the web forms, the aspx code, and the VB code. These can be downloaded for free from the Murach web site, so developers can experiment with them.
#2: The 6-chapter section on database programming is geared to business applications
Database handling is crucial in business programming, yet it’s glossed over in just a chapter or two in many books. In contrast, this book teaches how to use SQL data sources and ASP.NET data controls to develop database applications with little or no VB code. Then, it teaches how to use object data sources to create 3-layer applications that let you separate the presentation code from the data access code. And each topic is illustrated using everyday business examples like data maintenance and shopping cart applications.
#3: It teaches ASP.NET development the way it should be done, using Visual Studio 2010
The 1.x edition of this book was one of the first to teach web development using Visual Studio instead of tools like Notepad. Today, no developer should miss out on the productivity features of Visual Studio 2010. So those features are integrated throughout this book, rather than being relegated to just a chapter or two at the beginning.
#4: The distinctive paired-pages format makes learning…and reference…a breeze
Murach books have a distinctive format. Each two-page spread presents a single topic: the lefthand page explains the topic, while the righthand page shows the critical details, using syntax, code, screen shots, and how-to notes. Beginners find that this format breaks the material down into manageable bites. Experienced developers find that they can pick up information that’s new or interesting just by paging through. And developers at any level can easily pinpoint the details they need when they’re using the book as a reference.
Murach’s ASP.NET 4 Web Programming with VB 2010 is available directly from the publisher at www.murach.com and from all major retail outlets. A C# edition of this book will be off-press in April.
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April 2011 Update
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It’s been an exciting first few months of 2011 and we’ve already seen several technology and tools releases from Microsoft.
Here is a collection of links related to these releases:
Saturday, March 13, 2010
ASP.NET MVC 2 Released
ASP.NET MVC 2 is now available for VS 2008/Visual Web Developer 2008 Express with ASP.NET 3.5.
Check out the following document to discover what’s new in ASP.NET MVC 2.
You can download ASP.NET MVC 2 using Microsoft Web Platform Installer or from the Download Center.
Note that the final release of VS 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 will have ASP.NET MVC 2 built-in; there’s no need for an additional install.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
As a result, web developers can gain basic to expert skills using a single book.
#2: It provides a fast start
#3: It shows how to create and use event-handling libraries for browser compatibility
So this book shows web developers how to create their own event-handling libraries of browser-compatible code. That training also enables them to appreciate...and profit from...the extensive libraries of tested code that are included in the downloadable applications for the book.
#4: It shows 20 complete applications that can be used as models for new apps
The key to mastering client-side web development is to have plenty of applications that show how the features interact and what problems might occur in building a website. So this book shows complete code for 20 professional applications, ranging from forms validation to revolving slide shows.
These can be downloaded for free from the Murach website, so developers can experiment with them on their own.
#5: The paired-pages format lets developers set their own pace
Murach books have a distinctive format. Each two-page spread presents a single topic: the lefthand page explains the topic, while the righthand page shows the critical details, using syntax, code, screen shots, and how-to notes. Both beginning and experienced developers find that this format makes it easy to focus on the information they need, whether they’re using the book for training or reference.
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