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Book Review: Unity in Action: Multiplatform Game Development in C# with Unity 5

The Unity Game Engine has been powering video games for over a decade. It’s one of the most popular game engine APIs used for browser games, mobile games, and even console games. Unity in Action covers the Unity […]

Best Zend Framework Books For PHP Developers

Open source frameworks reduce the details to make web development a lot simpler. One of the oldest PHP frameworks is Zend, an open source project with thousands of contributors. Learning Zend obviously requires a foundation in PHP development. […]

Book Review: Jump Start Sketch by Daniel Schwarz

The heated debate of Photoshop vs Sketch has the attention of every UI/UX designer. From my experience with Sketch I can safely say this is one killer design program. People who already know Photoshop may have an easy […]

Review of Activiti in Action: Executable business processes in BPMN 2.0

Business processes are not widely known but they are incredibly useful. Knowing how to implement them properly is a whole different story. I recently stumbled onto Activiti in Action and decided to give it a try. This book […]

Book Review: CoffeeScript in Action

Many web developers have moved over to TypeScript in place of CoffeeScript because of convenience and features. And with the release of ES6 it seems even more likely that CoffeeScript has been replaced. But there’s still an audience […]

Book Review: Rails 4 in Action Revised 2nd Edition

The RoR community moves faster than most open source projects. It has a growing userbase and new features are constantly being pushed through. This book covers the Rails 4 library even though Rails 5 was released in June […]

Top 10 Books To Learn Haskell Programming

Functional programming is a lot of fun for rapid prototyping and scaling new ideas. But it’s also difficult to study if you’re brand new to the field. Devs with procedural programming knowledge will have an easier time getting […]

Book Review: SPA Design and Architecture: Understanding Single Page Web Applications

Modern JavaScript can do a lot more now than it could a decade ago. Single page web applications are becoming much more popular and with advanced web browsers these SPAs can reach a wide audience. But how do […]

Best PostgreSQL Books For Teaching Yourself Database Management

PostgreSQL is a unique DB system with a big focus on scalable architecture. Many backend developers pick up MySQL as their first engine because it comes by default on most hosting providers. But PostgreSQL is a more versatile […]

Book Review: UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want

There’s a big difference between UX design and UX strategy. Well, maybe not BIG. But definitely a difference in the way you approach problems and solve them. UX Strategy by Jaime Levy is an O’Reilly book focusing on […]