Head First Design Patterns

Head First Design Patterns

Using research in neurobiology, cognitive science and learning theory, this text loads patterns into your brain in a way that lets you put them to work immediately, makes you better at solving software design problems, and improves your ability to speak the language of patterns with others on your team.

Head First JavaScript Programming

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Head First JavaScript Programming

What will you learn from this book? This brain-friendly guide teaches you everything from JavaScript language fundamentals to advanced topics, including objects, functions, and the browser’s document object model. You won’t just be reading—you’ll be playing games, solving puzzles, pondering mysteries, and interacting with JavaScript in ways you never imagined. And you’ll write real code, lots of it, so you can start building your own web applications. Prepare to open your mind as you learn (and nail) key topics including: The inner details of JavaScript How JavaScript works with the browser The secrets of JavaScript types Using arrays The power of functions How to work with objects Making use of prototypes Understanding closures Writing and testing applications What’s so special about this book? We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First JavaScript Programming uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book replaces Head First JavaScript, which is now out of print.

Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

A Brain Friendly Guide to OOA&D

Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

Provides information on analyzing, designing, and writing object-oriented software.

Head First HTML and CSS

Head First HTML and CSS

Presents information on creating Web pages using HTML and CSS.

Learning Java by Building Android Games

Learning Java by Building Android Games

If you are completely new to either Java, Android, or game programming and are aiming to publish Android games, then this book is for you. This book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience in Java on another platforms or other object-oriented languages.

Head First HTML5 Programming

Building Web Apps with JavaScript

Head First HTML5 Programming

Presents information on using HTML5 to create dynamic, data-rich Web pages, covering such topics as geolocation, 2D drawing, Web storages, and Web workers.

Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

"A complete learning experience for creating industry standard Web pages - but you won't be just reading: you'll be playing games, solving puzzles, pondering mysteries and creating Web pages like you never imagined. You'll be also learning how HTML works with CSS . . . if you're going to create Web pages in the 21st century, then you want to know and to understand CSS, too."

Head First Ajax

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Head First Ajax

Ajax is no longer an experimental approach to website development, but the key to building browser-based applications that form the cornerstone of Web 2.0. Head First Ajax gives you an up-to-date perspective that lets you see exactly what you can do—and has been done—with Ajax. With it, you get a highly practical, in-depth, and mature view of what is now a mature development approach. Using the unique and highly effective visual format that has turned Head First titles into runaway bestsellers, this book offers a big picture overview to introduce Ajax, and then explores the use of individual Ajax components—including the JavaScript event model, DOM, XML, JSON, and more—as it progresses. You'll find plenty of sample applications that illustrate the concepts, along with exercises, quizzes, and other interactive features to help you retain what you've learned. Head First Ajax covers: The JavaScript event model Making Ajax requests with XMLHTTPREQUEST objects The asynchronous application model The Document Object Model (DOM) Manipulating the DOM in JavaScript Controlling the browser with the Browser Object Model XHTML Forms POST Requests XML Syntax and the XML DOM tree XML Requests & Responses JSON -- an alternative to XML Ajax architecture & patterns The Prototype Library The book also discusses the server-side implications of building Ajax applications, and uses a "black box" approach to server-side components. Head First Ajax is the ideal guide for experienced web developers comfortable with scripting—particularly those who have completed the exercises in Head First JavaScript—and for experienced programmers in Java, PHP, and C# who want to learn client-side programming.

Head First Domain-Driven Design

A Brain-Friendly Guide to Harmonious Modeling and Development

Head First Domain-Driven Design

What will you learn from this book? Domain-driven design flows from three guidelines: capture the model, embed it in the code, and protect it from corruption. Understanding these procedures enables you to practice DDD wisely to speed software development while improving code quality. With Head First Domain-Driven Design, developers, analysts, and architects will learn when and how to use DDD, including the technical and tactical knowledge to do just enough and do it well. This multi-sensory, brain-friendly guide helps you explore: The critical importance of harmonious models for good software How to use scenarios and rapid low-fidelity group modeling to accelerate discovery and design Ways to adjust the fidelity and scope of modeling for efficient discovery and model capture Context mapping for team organization, planning, and relationship improvements Using intention-revealing interfaces to improve code understanding and simplify construction Where, when, why, and how to use the DDD building-block design patterns Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Domain-Driven Design uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

Head First WordPress

A Brain-Friendly Guide to Creating Your Own Custom WordPress Blog

Head First WordPress

Whether you’re promoting your business or writing about your travel adventures, Head First WordPress will teach you not only how to make your blog look unique and attention-grabbing, but also how to dig into the more complex features of WordPress 3.0 to make your website work well, too. You’ll learn how to move beyond the standard WordPress look and feel by customizing your blog with your own URL, templates, plugin functionality, and more. As you learn, you’ll be working with real WordPress files: The book’s website provides pre-fab WordPress themes to download and work with as you follow along with the text. Gain immediate experience with WordPress 3.0, the June 2010 release of the software Get your site up and running by setting up a MySQL database and creating configuration files Work with the Wordpress platform to create posts and pages, learn the difference between tags and categories, edit content, moderate comments, and manage spam Explore how to extend Wordpress with plugins and templates Convert custom designs (in HTML and CSS) into functional themes and use them in WordPress We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First WordPress uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.