In this book for designers, developers, and product managers, expert developer and user interface designer Lukas Mathis explains how to make usability the cornerstone of every point in your design process, walking you through the necessary steps to plan the design for an application or website, test it, and get usage data after the design is complete. He shows you how to focus your design process on the most important thing: helping people get things done, easily and efficiently.
I expected a lot, but you surprised me with even more. Having used CVS for years I hesitated to try Subversion until now, although I knew it would solve many of the shortcomings of CVS. After reading your book, my excuses to stay with CVS disappeared. Oh, and coming from the Pragmatic Bookshelf this book is fun to read too. Thanks Mike. Steffen Gemkow Managing Director, ObjectFab GmbH I’m a long-time user of CVS and I’ve been skeptical of Subversion, wondering if it would ever be “ready for prime time.” Until now. Thanks to Mike Mason for writing a clear,...
Curiosity is in his title.John Grotzinger, NASA’s Curiosity project manager,
has a pretty cool job. He gets to direct the research efforts of NASA's Curiosity
rover. He and his team have already demonstrated evidence of liquid water
on ancient Mars, and they are now in hot pursuit of measurable methane[U1]
on the planet. Even if Grotzinger’s team find methane—and convincingly
confirm that finding—it still won’t be unequivocal evidence of microbial life.
But it will be tantalizing enough that their next step will be to focus on tracking
down the source.
Yes, finally, Microsoft has figured it out. ASP.NET MVC 2.0 lets you test drive your code, control the output of your HTML, and leverage C# and .NET in an easy-to-use web framework. This book shows you all you need to know to get started developing web applications using test-driven development (TDD). You'll learn how to do everything from creating your first test, to building REST web services, to deploying your finished ASP.NET MVC applications.
Learn how the power and elegance of Ruby can make it easier to get enterprise-level applications to work together. See how Ruby can be used as the glue to combine applications in new ways, extending their lives and increasing their (and your) value to your company.
This book is an in-depth introduction to Erlang, a programming language ideal for any situation where concurrency, fault tolerance, and fast response is essential. Erlang is gaining widespread adoption with the advent of multi-core processors and their new scalable approach to concurrency. With this guide you'll learn how to write complex concurrent programs in Erlang, regardless of your programming background or experience.
What a wondrous collection of recipes, guidelines, warnings, comprehensive examples, metaphors, exercises, and questions! It’s a terriﬁc value to software testing practitioners who want to get the most from their test automation effort.
We all know feedback is good. Why not get it instantly? Continuous Testing with Ruby shows you how to use a combination of tests, tools, and techniques to immediately detect problems in code. This book will help you create a personalized development environment that instantly validates your decisions as you make changes to your code. This rapid feedback allows you to focus on the problem at hand, rather than constantly re-checking prior work.
This is a most excellent book: very well written, easy to read, and fun. In addition, any of Android’s quirks are explained along with just the right amount of detail to ensure quality programming principles are followed. Anthony Stevens Founder and CTO, PocketJourney and Top 20 Winner of Google Android Competition Ed Burnette covers an impressive amount of ground in a nicely compact book while retaining the popular Pragmatic style.
I was familiar with some of the practices mentioned since I own other books from the Pragmatic Bookshelf, but this book brings a lot of those ideas together and presents them in a clear, concise, organized format. I would highly recommend this book to a new developer or to a development team that wanted to get “agile.” Scott Splavec Senior Software Engineer With agile practices spreading across the industry, there is a growing need to understand what it really means to be “agile.” This book is a concise and practical guide to becoming just that.
There is a hidden revolution going on: geography is moving from niche to the mainstream. GIS for Web Developers introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in simple terms and demonstrates hands-on uses. With this book, you'll explore popular websites like maps.google.com, see the technologies they use, and learn how to create your own. Written with the usual Pragmatic Bookshelf humor and real-world experience, GIS for Web Developers makes geographic programming concepts accessible to the common developer...
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