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10 Best Books For Learning Symfony & Modern PHP Workflows

Learning PHP is pretty simple once you understand basics like variables, functions, and loops. But PHP design patterns and frameworks like Symfony are much harder to learn because they’re not singular concepts. Fortunately there are tons of books […]

20 Best Scala Books To Go From Beginner To Expert

Scala is one of the most popular modern languages for programmers to pick up. It offers OOP and functional programming and has tons of free open source frameworks. But learning Scala from scratch can seem impossible without learning […]

Top 20 Books For Mastering jQuery, jQuery UI & jQuery Mobile

Over the past ten years jQuery has radically changed the face of frontend development. And beyond the basic jQuery library we also have a UI library and a mobile webapp library, both powered by the jQuery core. How […]

Best WebGL Books For Web Designers & Developers

The free WebGL library brings custom web graphics and animations to JavaScript. With WebGL’s API you can build anything from graphical animations to 2D/3D effects in any modern web browser. But this is also one of the most […]

Best Spring Framework Books For Java Programmers

Most Java developers know about the Spring framework. It’s a powerful framework in your arsenal of tools that’s well worth learning. However it can be difficult getting started with so many features and Java environments to work with. […]

Top 20 Magento Books For Ecommerce Development

The PHP-powered Magento platform is a well known open source ecommerce solution for the modern web. It’s also one of the most complex PHP CMS platforms to learn. In this post I’d like to share the top 20 […]

Best Books For HTML5 Canvas Graphics & Browser Visuals

Among all the new HTML5 elements is something truly unique: the canvas element. This lets developers embed custom SVGs and even animate graphics in a web browser. You can do so much with the canvas element but it […]

Best Django Books For Web Developers

Python’s open source framework Django is the most popular tool for backend developers. If you already know Python then Django can be easy to pick up, but it still helps to have resources by your side. In this […]

Top 10 Books on Data Science & Big Data Computing

The field of big data keeps growing alongside modern technology. There’s a high demand for data scientists who know what they’re doing and love working in big data environments. But getting into this field requires extensive practice and […]

Best F# Programming Books For Teaching Yourself From Scratch

The versatility of F# makes it a fantastic language for any purpose whether software development, hardware/tech drivers, or even web development compiling into JavaScript. But without prior experience it can be tough learning F# on your own. Thankfully […]