Less Web Development Essentials - Bass Jobsen

GoodReads Summary: Written in a practical and concise manner, this book is a crash-course in teaching you the fundamental concepts of Less with real-life examples and problems. If you use CSS(3) in your web development tasks and would love to learn how to create maintainable and reusable code with Less, this book is ideal for you. Although you need to have some experience in web development, even beginners will find that this book is useful.

Read more  ↩︎

Mocking A Mock

Mocks are an important part of testing, but learn how to properly mock stuff.

Read more  ↩︎

When I Used PEP8 To Fuck Up Code

We "inherited" some Python code recently. Although another team was working on it, we now should support it and keep it going. The previous team at least tried to use Pylint and follow PEP8. And I say "tried" because their pylintrc has a couple of exceptions and their PEP8 extended the maximum column to 100.

Read more  ↩︎

Web Development with Django Cookbook - Aidas Bendoraitis

GoodReads Summary: Over 70 practical recipes to create multilingual, responsive, and scalable websites with Django About This Book Improve your skills by developing models, forms, views, and templates Create a rich user experience using Ajax and other JavaScript techniques A practical guide to writing and using APIs to import or export data Who This Book Is For.

Read more  ↩︎

Django Design Patterns and Best Practices - Arun Ravindran

GoodReads Summary: Learning how to write better Django code to build more maintainable websites either takes a lot of experience or familiarity with various design patterns. Filled with several idiomatic Django patterns, Django Design Patterns and Best Practices accelerates your journey into the world of web development.

Read more  ↩︎

Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks - Michal Zalewski

GoodReads Summary: There are many ways that a potential attacker can intercept information, or learn more about the sender, as the information travels over a network. Silence on the Wire uncovers these silent attacks so that system administrators can defend against them, as well as better understand and monitor their systems.

Read more  ↩︎

Reactive Programming with JavaScript - Jonathan Hayward

GoodReads Summary: Learn the hot new front-end web framework from Facebook: ReactJS, an easy way of developing the V in MVC and a better approach to software engineering in JavaScript.

Read more  ↩︎

CoffeeScript Application Development - Ian Young

GoodReads Summary: What JavaScript user wouldnt want to be able to dramatically reduce application development time This book will teach you the clean, elegant CoffeeScript language and show you how to build stunning applications. Overview Learn the ins and outs of the CoffeeScript language, and understand how the transformation happens behind the scenes Use practical examples to put your new skills to work towards building a functional web application, written entirely in CoffeeScript Understand the language concepts from short, easy-to-understand examples which can be practised by applying them to your ongoing project In Detail JavaScript is becoming one of the key languages in web development. It is now more important than ever across a growing list of platforms. CoffeeScript puts the fun back into JavaScript programming with elegant syntax and powerful features. CoffeeScript Application Development will give you an in-depth look at the CoffeeScript language, all while building a working web application. Along the way, youll see all the great features CoffeeScript has to offer, and learn how to use them to deal with real problems like sprawling codebases, incomplete data, and asynchronous web requests. Through the course of this book you will learn the CoffeeScript syntax and see it demonstrated with simple examples. As you go, youll put your new skills into practice by building a web application, piece by piece. Youll start with standard language features such as loops, functions, and string manipulation. Then, well delve into advanced features like classes and inheritance. Learn advanced idioms to deal with common occurrences like external web requests, and hone your technique for development tasks like debugging and refactoring. CoffeeScript Application Development will teach you not only how to write CoffeeScript, but also how to build solid applications that run smoothly and are a pleasure to maintain.

Read more  ↩︎

Backbone.Js Testing - Ryan Roemer

GoodReads Summary: This book is packed with the step by step tutorial and instructions in recipe format helping you setup test infrastructure and gradually advance your skills to plan, develop, and test your backbone applications.If you are a JavaScript developer looking for recipes to create and implement test support for your backbone application, then this book is ideal for you.

Read more  ↩︎

Backbone.js Essentials - Jeremy Walker

GoodReads Summary: Construct top-notch web applications by mastering the powerful tools provided by Backbone.js Gain insights into how to simplify data management and create single-page web applications with powerful user interfaces This is a fast-paced guide on how to test, document, and leverage third-party libraries, and helps you get the most out of Backbone.js.

Read more  ↩︎