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Jeanne Boyarsky
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This week, we're delighted to have Robin Nixon helping to answer questions about the new book Web Developer's Cookbook. See the table of contents

The promotion starts Tuesday, May 15th 2012 and will end on Friday, May 18th 2012.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, McGraw-Hill Osborne.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.


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Welcome Robin Nixon for the Book Promotion in Java Ranch


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Aamir Sayid
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Most welcome Robin!!!

From the Table of Contents, this book seems like an essential tookit for every web developer. I surely am going to read it.


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Robin Nixon
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Thanks everyone,

To briefly summarise the book, there are 100 PHP, 100 JavaScript, and 100 CSS recipes in it, covering just about every feature I've had to write for myself as a web developer. The contents is drawn from my own personal toolkit, with all routines fully documented, all variables functions and classes detailed, and plenty of information on how to use and adapt each recipe.

All the recipes are assembled into three files you can include in your web pages to access them, giving you solutions for all of server side and client side programming (including Ajax), and easy styling with CSS (including my own invention of superclasses - enhanced classes that work a little like a scripting language). Using these recipes, nowadays I find I have to write very little code, as just about everything I need is ready-made

Readers of this book will find their web development is substantially streamlined by not having to write basic functionality, leaving you free to concentrate on fully developing the interesting or more novel features of a site - resulting in better and faster-designed websites.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about the book!


My latest book, The Web Developer's Cookbook, is now out: http://webdeveloperscookbook.com
Raghavan Muthu
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Robin Nixon wrote:Thanks everyone,

The contents is drawn from my own personal toolkit, with all routines fully documented, all variables functions and classes detailed, and plenty of information on how to use and adapt each recipe.



Perfect. Now I understand what had driven you to write the book.



Using these recipes, nowadays I find I have to write very little code, as just about everything I need is ready-made



Readers of this book will find their web development is substantially streamlined by not having to write basic functionality, leaving you free to concentrate on fully developing the interesting or more novel features of a site - resulting in better and faster-designed websites.


Excellent. That should be the ultimate objective. Thanks for the efforts Robin
Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi Robin and welcome to the Ranch!
Robin Nixon
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Thanks,

I also neglected to mention that it is a hefty 1,000 page book (and one of the heaviest I have picked up : ) so you really get value for your money at just $31.68 on Amazon (and it's available as an eBook too BTW).

- Robin.

Raghavan Muthu wrote:
Robin Nixon wrote:Thanks everyone,

The contents is drawn from my own personal toolkit, with all routines fully documented, all variables functions and classes detailed, and plenty of information on how to use and adapt each recipe.



Perfect. Now I understand what had driven you to write the book.



Using these recipes, nowadays I find I have to write very little code, as just about everything I need is ready-made



Readers of this book will find their web development is substantially streamlined by not having to write basic functionality, leaving you free to concentrate on fully developing the interesting or more novel features of a site - resulting in better and faster-designed websites.


Excellent. That should be the ultimate objective. Thanks for the efforts Robin
Nick Charles
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Joined: Oct 09, 2011
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Welcome, Robin! You sure woke up this sleepy little forum!
Jan Cumps
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Welcome, Robin!


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