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Author: Tracy Osborn
Learn how to code web apps and get on the path to building your next side project, your lifestyle business, or your startup.Hello Web App is written for non-programmers by a designer, and will walk you through every step you need before launching your web app live to real customers. No jargon, using simple and friendly language.This book doesn't walk you through a specific tutorial, but instead uses a generic example (a "collection of things") to allow you to create something that interests you. A blog is a collection of posts, a store is a collection of products, a directory is a collection of people. The possibilities are endless!Learn by doing--creating a project unique to you while teaching yourself how to build a web app.
Even non-techies can build their first web application with this friendly, approachable guide, which teaches the principles of programming plus two popular practical frameworks: Foundation for Apps and Angular.js. It walks users through every step of the process, from designing something that works on all formats to choosing a programming framework, along with assignments in every chapter. If you know some HTML and CSS, but want to go further, this book is perfect!
"Code is the 21st century literacy and the need for people to speak the ABCs of Programming is imminent." --Linda Liukas Meet Ruby--a small girl with a huge imagination. In Ruby's world anything is possible if you put your mind to it. When her dad asks her to find five hidden gems Ruby is determined to solve the puzzle with the help of her new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots. As Ruby stomps around her world kids will be introduced to the basic concepts behind coding and programming through storytelling. Learn how to break big problems into small problems, repeat tasks, look for patterns, create step-by-step plans, and think outside the box. With hands-on activities included in every chapter, future coders will be thrilled to put their own imaginations to work.
A Common Sense Approach to Web and Mobile Application Design
Author: Robert Hoekman
Publisher: Pearson Education
This second edition of Designing the Obvious explains why and how to design applications that are so easy to use that people attribute their ability to use them effectively to pure common sense. We need to: Make decisions based not on whim, but on strategy Build only what's absolutely necessary Quickly turn beginning users into intermediates Prevent errors when possible and gracefully handle those we cannot prevent Reduce and refine task flows to make the complex clear Design not for users, but for their situations Be persuasive by helping users make decisions that align with their needs Ignore the demands of users and stick to a vision (gasp!)
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Used by sites as varied as Twitter, GitHub, Disney, and Airbnb, Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular frameworks for developing web applications, but it can be challenging to learn and use. Whether you’re new to web development or new only to Rails, Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial, Fourth Edition, is the solution. Best-selling author and leading Rails developer Michael Hartl teaches Rails by guiding you through the development of three example applications of increasing sophistication. The tutorial’s examples focus on the general principles of web development needed for virtually any kind of website. The updates to this edition include full compatibility with Rails 5, a division of the largest chapters into more manageable units, and a huge number of new exercises interspersed in each chapter for maximum reinforcement of the material. This indispensable guide provides integrated tutorials not only for Rails, but also for the essential Ruby, HTML, CSS, and SQL skills you need when developing web applications. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem, and then he demonstrates it with bite-sized code that’s simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful. Whatever your previous web development experience, this book will guide you to true Rails mastery. This book will help you Install and set up your Rails development environment, including pre-installed integrated development environment (IDE) in the cloud Go beyond generated code to truly understand how to build Rails applications from scratch Learn testing and test-driven development (TDD) Effectively use the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern Structure applications using the REST architecture Build static pages and transform them into dynamic ones Master the Ruby programming skills all Rails developers need Create high-quality site layouts and data models Implement registration and authentication systems, including validation and secure passwords Update, display, and delete users Upload images in production using a cloud storage service Implement account activation and password reset, including sending email with Rails Add social features and microblogging, including an introduction to Ajax Record version changes with Git and create a secure remote repository at Bitbucket Deploy your applications early and often with Heroku
Take full creative control of your web applications with Flask, the Python-based microframework. With the second edition of this hands-on book, you’ll learn the framework from the ground up by developing, step-by-step, a real-world project created by author Miguel Grinberg. This refreshed edition accounts for important technology changes that have occurred in the past three years. You’ll learn the framework’s core functionality, as well as how to extend applications with advanced web techniques such as database migration and web service communication. The first part of each chapter provides you with reference and background for the topic in question, while the second part guides you though a hands-on implementation of the topic. If you have Python experience, this book shows you how to take advantage of the creative freedom Flask provides.
A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams
Author: Yevgeniy Brikman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, AdMob, Pinterest, and many others. Hello, Startup is a practical, how-to guide that consists of three parts: Products, Technologies, and Teams. Although at its core, this is a book for programmers, by programmers, only Part II (Technologies) is significantly technical, while the rest should be accessible to technical and non-technical audiences alike. If you’re at all interested in startups—whether you’re a programmer at the beginning of your career, a seasoned developer bored with large company politics, or a manager looking to motivate your engineers—this book is for you.
Building Web Applications with the Leading Java Framework
Author: Ted Husted
Publisher: Manning Publications
Struts solves the most common problems of web development. By basing your application on the Struts web application framework, you can reuse proven solutions and focus on what's unique to your own case. Struts is an open-source product distributed by the Apache Software Foundation.
Develop stunning web application projects with the Django framework About This Book Build six exciting projects and use them as a blueprint for your own work Extend Django's built-in models and forms to add common functionalities into your project, without reinventing the wheel Gain insights into the inner workings of Django to better leverage it Who This Book Is For If you are a Django web developer able to build basic web applications with the framework, then this book is for you. This book will help you gain a deeper understanding of the Django web framework by guiding you through the development of seven amazing web applications. What You Will Learn Create a blogging platform and allow users to share posts on different blogs Prioritise user-submitted content with an intelligent ranking algorithm based on multiple factors Create REST APIs to allow non-browser based usage of your web apps Customize the Django admin to quickly create a full-featured and rich content management system Use Elasticsearch with Django to create blazing fast e-commerce websites Translate your Django applications into multiple languages Dive deep into Django forms and how they work internally In Detail Django is a high-level web framework that eases the creation of complex, database-driven websites. It emphasizes on the reusability and pluggability of components, rapid development, and the principle of don't repeat yourself. It lets you build high-performing, elegant web applications quickly. There are several Django tutorials available online, which take as many shortcuts as possible, but leave you wondering how you can adapt them to your own needs. This guide takes the opposite approach by demonstrating how to work around common problems and client requests, without skipping the important details. If you have built a few Django projects and are on the lookout for a guide to get you past the basics and to solve modern development tasks, this is your book. Seven unique projects will take you through the development process from scratch, leaving no stone unturned. In the first two projects, you will learn everything from adding ranking and voting capabilities to your App to building a multiuser blog platform with a unique twist. The third project tackles APIs with Django and walks us through building a Nagios-inspired infrastructure monitoring system. And that is just the start! The other projects deal with customizing the Django admin to create a CMS for your clients, translating your web applications to multiple languages, and using the Elasticsearch search server with Django to create a high performing e-commerce web site. The seventh chapter includes a surprise usage of Django, and we dive deep into the internals of Django to create something exciting! When you're done, you'll have consistent patterns and techniques that you can build on for many projects to come. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide is full of examples that will take you through building six very different web applications with Django. The code is broken down into manageable bites and then thoroughly explained.
Industry-standard web development techniques and solutions using Python, 2nd Edition
Author: Arun Ravindran
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Build maintainable websites with elegant Django design patterns and modern best practices Key Features Explore aspects of Django from Models and Views to testing and deployment Understand the nuances of web development such as browser attack and data design Walk through various asynchronous tools such as Celery and Channels Book Description Building secure and maintainable web applications requires comprehensive knowledge. The second edition of this book not only sheds light on Django, but also encapsulates years of experience in the form of design patterns and best practices. Rather than sticking to GoF design patterns, the book looks at higher-level patterns. Using the latest version of Django and Python, you’ll learn about Channels and asyncio while building a solid conceptual background. The book compares design choices to help you make everyday decisions faster in a rapidly changing environment. You’ll first learn about various architectural patterns, many of which are used to build Django. You’ll start with building a fun superhero project by gathering the requirements, creating mockups, and setting up the project. Through project-guided examples, you’ll explore the Model, View, templates, workflows, and code reusability techniques. In addition to this, you’ll learn practical Python coding techniques in Django that’ll enable you to tackle problems related to complex topics such as legacy coding, data modeling, and code reusability. You’ll discover API design principles and best practices, and understand the need for asynchronous workflows. During this journey, you’ll study popular Python code testing techniques in Django, various web security threats and their countermeasures, and the monitoring and performance of your application. What you will learn Make use of common design patterns to help you write better code Implement best practices and idioms in this rapidly evolving framework Deal with legacy code and debugging Use asynchronous tools such as Celery, Channels, and asyncio Use patterns while designing API interfaces with the Django REST Framework Reduce the maintenance burden with well-tested, cleaner code Host, deploy, and secure your Django projects Who this book is for This book is for you whether you’re new to Django or just want to learn its best practices. You do not have to be an expert in Django or Python. No prior knowledge of patterns is expected for reading this book but it would be helpful.
jQuery Developers' Guide to Moving State to the Client
Author: Alex MacCaw
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Take a deep dive into web development using the Go programming language to build web apps and RESTful services to create reliable and efficient software. Web Development with Go provides Go language fundamentals and then moves on to advanced web development concepts and successful deployment of Go web apps to the cloud. Web Development with Go will teach you how to develop scalable real-world web apps, RESTful services, and backend systems with Go. The book starts off by covering Go programming language fundamentals as a prerequisite for web development. After a thorough understanding of the basics, the book delves into web development using the built-in package, net/http. With each chapter you’ll be introduced to new concepts for gradually building a real-world web system. The book further shows you how to integrate Go with other technologies. For example, it provides an overview of using MongoDB as a means of persistent storage, and provides an end-to-end REST API sample as well. The book then moves on to demonstrate how to deploy web apps to the cloud using the Google Cloud platform. Web Development with Go provides: Fundamentals for building real-world web apps in Go Thorough coverage of prerequisites and practical code examples Demo web apps for attaining a deeper understanding of web development A reference REST API app which can be used to build scalable real-world backend services in Go A thorough demonstration of deploying web apps to the Cloud using the Google Cloud platform Go is a high-performance language while providing greater level of developer productivity, therefore Web Development with Go equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge required for effectively building robust and efficient web apps by leveraging the features of Go.
Modern web applications are built on a tangle of technologies that have been developed over time and then haphazardly pieced together. Every piece of the web application stack, from HTTP requests to browser-side scripts, comes with important yet subtle security consequences. To keep users safe, it is essential for developers to confidently navigate this landscape. In The Tangled Web, Michal Zalewski, one of the world's top browser security experts, offers a compelling narrative that explains exactly how browsers work and why they're fundamentally insecure. Rather than dispense simplistic advice on vulnerabilities, Zalewski examines the entire browser security model, revealing weak points and providing crucial information for shoring up web application security. You'll learn how to: * Perform common but surprisingly complex tasks such as URL parsing and HTML sanitization * Use modern security features like Strict Transport Security, Content Security Policy, and Cross-Origin Resource Sharing * Leverage many variants of the same-origin policy to safely compartmentalize complex web applications and protect user credentials in case of XSS bugs * Build mashups and embed gadgets without getting stung by the tricky frame navigation policy * Embed or host user-supplied content without running into the trap of content sniffing For quick reference, "Security Engineering Cheat Sheets" at the end of each chapter offer ready solutions to problems you're most likely to encounter. With coverage extending as far as planned HTML5 features, The Tangled Web will help you create secure web applications that stand the test of time.