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Jeanne Boyarsky
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This week, we're delighted to have Michael S. Mikowski and Josh C. Powell helping to answer questions about the new software Single Page Web Applications. See the table of contents or a sample chapter

The promotion starts Tuesday, February 25th 2014 and will end on Friday, February 28th 2014.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy provided by the publisher, Manning.

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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Bear Bibeault
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A big welcome, Michael and Josh!

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Kevin Ryan
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Hi Michael & Josh!

This is a great topic and your book is timely. I did not realize this had a name (SPA). I've been dabbling in it for some time, replacing some of our Java Swing GUIs with browser-based ones and favoring this for new GUI development and playing with node.js server-side.

Being able to do away with FLASH, the powerful 'built-ins', such as WebGL, in HTML5 & modern browsers, will, I believe, make this one of those big game changers that come around only once in a while.

Good luck with your book,

Kevin Ryan

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Josh Powell
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Hi Everyone, Josh Powell here. Thanks for the welcome!

@Kevin Ryan - Glad the book was timely for you, we'd been sweating to get the book out when it did. It was twice as big and took twice as long to write as we originally anticipated. I guess it's like writing code that way Congratulations on playing around with SPAs on your own, doing away with flash is a big win in my mind. I like my web applications to be as simple as possible and flash is yet-another-thing to add on top.

@Bear - Thanks, loved your book! Everyone go buy Bear's "Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja" It's a great read.
Bear Bibeault
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Oh, I like you so much!
Bear Bibeault
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By the way, I've granted you three cows. Not for stumping for my book , but for showing up promptly on the first day of the promo and being very active. It's gonna be a great week!
Josh Powell
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Thanks! I think... I've never been given three cows before. I mean I know what a cow is, mostly, I see them along the side of the road when driving through the country. When should I expect their arrival and how much grass do they eat? Stumping for your book should get at least an extra cow... just sayin'...
Bear Bibeault
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I've also given both you and Michael (who I see is also posting) the title of Author.

Cows are badges of honor here at the Ranch, and I've given you both 5 each.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Bear Bibeault wrote:I've also given both you and Michael (who I see is also posting) the title of Author.

Cows are badges of honor here at the Ranch, and I've given you both 5 each.

Thanks Bear! I usually give guest authors 5 cows. It's nice Bear beat me too it.
Josh Powell
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Jeanne, don't let Bear stop you!
B. Katz
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Greetings Josh and Michael,

Welcome to the Ranch! I certainly hope you enjoy your time here and come back to visit often, even after the promo is done.

Enjoy!


Regards,

B.Katz


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