This book is for every Java web developer, regardless of his or her level of expertise.
It is designed primarily for intermediate to advanced developers, who understand
the specifics of the various web APIs in Java but haven’t yet mastered the best
way to apply them. It is perfect for developers who have heard terms like Model-
View-Controller and Model 2, but weren’t present for the series of events that led
to the widespread adoption of these best practices.
WordPress is fast becoming the world’s most popular website for Content Management
System (CMS)—it now powers 22 percent of new domains in the USA. WordPress has a
comparatively quick learning curve and with the use of plugins and custom code, can be
made to run just about any website, no matter how complex is the functionality needed.
As more and more of us use devices such as smartphones and tablets to browse the Web
instead of a desktop computer, the need for websites to be fast and user-friendly on those
devices is getting more important.
Since you happen to be reading through the opening pages of Foundation Version Control for Web
Developers then it’s safe to say you have some interest in finding out a little bit more about version control.
It may be true that this new interest isn’t actually your own, but instead comes from a friend, colleague, or
employer who thinks getting a bit more knowledge on the subject would be beneficial to you.