The Web Keeps Spinning
It Just Won’t Stop Spinning
Next year the world wide web will be a quarter of a century old. Since it’s birth at CERN back in 1989 it hasn’t stopped moving, changing, evolving or revolving. From clunky desktops in labs to the phone in your pocket change has been the only constant. This month we are looking at books that can help us get to grips with the web’s latest developments.
Scala Out Back
Scala promises to improve productivity by providing us with a rich, expressive language with strong domain specific support. Frameworks are being built to deliver on that promise.
by Andy Petrella
The Play framework promises to make it faster and easier to build web applications that scale reliably while supporting both web and mobile clients.
by Munish K. Gupta
Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on the JVM.
HTML5 Up Front
by Nehal Shah, Gabriel José Balda Ortíz
by Eric Rowell
Getting the User Experience Right
by Unmesh Gundecha
Selenium automates browsers. That’s it. What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
by Thoriq Firdaus
Responsive web design is an explosive area of growth in modern web development due to the huge volume of different device sizes and resolutions that are now commercially available. You can now create your very own responsive website quickly and efficiently, allowing you to showcase your content in a format that will work on any device with an Internet browser.