If you are considering learning jQuery, this is a great place to start. The
author starts the book with an introduction that puts jQuery in context and
then helps you set up a development environment.
Although I think most people reading this book should already be at a level
of experience in which they already have a development environment set up,
you may want to use the author's suggestion because it is focused on HTML,
but is a heavy install.
After the introduction the author jumps right into some examples to show you
the jQuery syntax in several different scenarios. If you have not used jQuery
at all this chapter gets you familiar with the syntax quickly.
Next the author introduces a bunch of basics. The topics include the Web, Web
This book covers a ton of topics. Actually more like 10 tons of topics.
The book is broken down into 6 parts:
Planning for and Deploying SharePoint Server 2010
Administering and Maintaining SharePoint Server 2010
Securing, Protecting, and Optimizing SharePoint Architecture
Using SharePoint 2010 Technologies for Collaboration and Document Management
Leveraging Office Applications with SharePoint
Extending the SharePoint Environment
Covering so many topics has its pros and cons.
Pros include covering a wide variety of topics and they provide a lot of very
helpful lists. Especially when compari... (more)
Finding the perfect balance of influence between IT and the Business Owners
(I will resist the urge to refer to them as B.O.) is not easy. I usually find
that most projects are influenced by one or the other in an unbalanced
The story is usually goes like this...
The business feels that technology should not be a factor in making sound
business decisions. In the business owner's eyes, whatever the solution is,
the IT department should be able to support the technology that comes with
This is bad when a custom software package is the solution. .NET/SQL Serv... (more)
This is a great place to start learning Java. I think the book is good for
beginners to start learning Java, as well as great reference for those
experienced with Java.
The book does not use an IDE to create, compile, and run the programs. It
uses javac and java commands to compile and run. I used both the SDK command
lines and the IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition to compile and run the
programs. Both worked fine, but I also have an interest in learning to use
The book covers the Java language, the Java Library, Software Development
with Java Beans, Swing, Servlets,... (more)
This book is all about C# the language and some of the .NET Framework class
library. It is broken into two parts. Part I introduces C# with a view into
the language's history. It then spends 19 chapters covering C# in detail. It
begins those chapters with an introduction to object oriented programming,
encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance.
Part II digs deep into the .NET Framework's System namespace, collections,
multithreading (including the Task Parallel Library and PLINQ), and
networking. I have listed the book's chapters below.
Part I: The C# Language
Chapter 1. The Cre... (more)