Media praise for HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps

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"[I]f you're looking for a good book that introduces web development to beginners who possess basicHTML4 and JavaScript experience while missing the server-side programming part, then this is a great book to start with."
-- Stelios Kontarinis, Athens MongoDB User Group

"In short, it's a quick introduction to the shiny new trends in web apps made in JavaScript and HTML5. Don't expect working code and full-fledged demos (I did...) but a down-to-the-essentials recap instead."
-- Edin Kapic, Res Cogitans (blog), Software Architect and SharePoint Expert

"In this book by Wesley Hales written on 2012, expect to find a good description about why there are so many web applications with Javascript and different approaches on how to do it." Full Review >
-- Cristobal Gonzalez,

"A book for front end developers and testers that want a broad overview of the emerging bits that can help them make sense of what's all out there." Full Review >
-- Michael Larsen,

"Having met with Wesley Hales personally at the recent SAPInsider conference, I was pretty impressed with the quality of his presentation. Naturally I picked up this book as I wanted to learn more and I must say - This book rocks! Today web app development is a convoluted place to be. Wesley Hales demystifies the landscape by explaining what has changed from the traditional client/server model. That is, the browser is the platform!!! The browser has traditionally been a thin interface between the user and the server and that has changed in recent years due to enormous strides in the JavaScript capabilities supported today. " Full Review >
-- Santosh Shanbhag,

"Author did a good a job to show the latest concepts/solutions in HTML5 & JavaScript. Big part of this book covers The Mobile Web (e.g. fetching, caching, network type detection, device orientation and others). Across the book there are many practical code examples..." Full Review >
-- Przemysław Dąbek,

"I was drawn to Wesley Hales' "HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps" (O'Reilly, 2012) because it seemed right up my alley -- a book about all the latest client-side technologies for building enterprise grade "HTML5-based" web apps. Hales takes us on a whirlwind tour of these new technologies and tactics, taking a "Mobile First" approach and working "up" from there. Overall, though the style and tone is fairly colloquial, the content is pretty technical, and I would not recommend it to anyone that is not already a competent front-end developer. That being said, if you *are* that competent front-end developer, then you will find a lot of excellent material here that will introduce and orient you to these new technologies." Full Review >
-- Rob Friesel,