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Books

Welcome to my bookshelf, below you can find the most interesting books I have read since joining this development career.


Amos Q. Haviv

MEAN Web Development

This book is a great introduction to the MEAN stack and it also teaches harder subjects like WebSockets, Unit Testing and Typescript.

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Mario Casciaro

Node.js Design Patterns - Second Edition: Master best practices to build modular and scalable server-side web applications

After watching countless online courses on Node.js I did not manage to find one course that goes into detail as much as this book does, like the name says it shows you several design patterns and best practices for when you're developing server-side web applications.

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For Dummies

Blogging For Dummies

This is very good book if you want to get into blogging and how to transform it into a business or simply if you want to build your personal brand.

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Radim Malinic

Book of Ideas: 1: A Journal of Creative Direction and Graphic Design

Like the title suggests, this book has several examples very well put together of design as well as tip ideas. It's a great book to flip through when you're out of creative juice.

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Steve Krug

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited

You may already own this book, if not, then cop a copy of it straight away. Steve Krug's Don't Make Me Think has been around for a couple of years (since 2000 which has been revisited and re-published several times) and he has set the standard for UX Design as well as usability in web.

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Larry Ullman

Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL

Another Larry Ullman's book, this one is targetted specifically at commerce on the web using PHP and MySQL, it teaches you how to create your own e-commerce platform from the ground up with two complete examples.

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David Dabner

Graphic Design School

Graphic Design School was one of the first books I read when I first started to get into web development, even though, this book is primarily targeted at graphic design it still demonstrates how to use Adobe Photoshop and other tools which can be helpful when creating assets for the web.

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Andy Clarke

Hardboiled Web Design

The whole concept of the book is about how we as developers should use the latest technologies in HTML and CSS, it also answers why we should do it and how to fallback to older browsers.

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Jon Duckett

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

Whilst reading this book I thought it was pointless as I knew pretty much everything there was to know about HTML and CSS, but this book introduced me to newer HTML5 and CSS3 concepts that I didn't know existed like for example border-images and elliptical shapes using border-radius.

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Adam Alter

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

An interesting read about how we became so dependant of technology and the whole psychology study behind it.

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Jon Duckett

JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

Like the HTML and CSS edition, this book teaches Javascript and JQuery in a very easy to read format, it also gives you an introduction to programming in a chapter called "The ABC of Programming".

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Drew de Soto

Know Your Onions - Graphic Design: How to Think Like a Creative, Act like a Businessman and Design Like a God

Know Your Onions is a book where every step of Graphic Design (from Ideas to Print) is explained thoroughly. The book itself is very compelling to read as it's well organised, easy reading and has several design-y images.

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Larry Ullman

PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming

If you'd like to go the extra mile with PHP, I'd recommend reading this book as it teaches you how to implement Object-Oriented Programming, debug your code and other topics like database concepts.

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Larry Ullman

PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites

After learning about PHP and MySQL, I still wasn't sure how best to integrate back-end with front-end. Well, this book does exactly that, it shows you using several visual guides how to implement the best practices as well as creating very complex websites.

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Larry Ullman

PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites

Anyone that's thinking about starting Back-end development in PHP should definitely read a book from Larry Ullman himself, this one in particular helped me understand PHP when I first started out and although it is a bit out-of-date now I still think it's worth being on this list.

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Smashing Magazine

Smashing Book 5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design

Smashing Magazine books have always captivated me in how both the artwork and the various artists put their content together. This one in particular talks about the best practices to the problems we face everyday when developing websites.

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Alannah Moore

The Creative Person's Website Builder

The Creative Person's Website Builder is a great starter book for those who have no experience with web development but want a quick and easy way to set up an online business or just simple blog.

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Several Authors

Blog Design Solutions

Blog Design Solutions really helped at the start of my career, because it taught me the first steps of creating a blog using content managements systems like Wordpress, Expression Engine and Textpattern.

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