Archive for November, 2014

The Pizza Bible

The Pizza Bible by Tony Gemignani $17.54 at Amazon ($12.79 Kindle) Although I’ve had a pizza stone for years, I’d never actually made a pizza. The whole process just seemed a bit more involved than I was ready for. This book does a great job of telling you exactly what to do; with no pizza-making […]

The Book of CSS3

The Book of CSS3: A Developer’s Guide to the Future of Web Design, 2nd Edition by Peter Gasston $24.34 at Amazon ($15.41 Kindle) One of the interesting things about CSS3 is that it’s not a fixed standard; new options are being constantly added. It would even be more accurate to say that there is no […]

Becoming a Better Programmer

Becoming a Better Programmer: A Handbook for People Who Care About Code by Pete Goodliffe $28.51 at Amazon ($18.35 Kindle) More than in most professions, being a programmer means constantly learning: new programming languages, new techniques, new software. As with anything, we also get better over time with experience. But how can we actively work […]

this & Object Prototypes

You Don’t Know JavaScript: this & Object Prototypes by Kyle Simpson $19.62 at Amazon ($12.49 Kindle) If there’s one thing that’s particularly frustrating in JavaScript, it’s this. this has an irritating tendency to suddenly refer to something entirely different than you were expecting, at which point everything breaks. this is confusing because it’s runtime-bound based […]