Three Things

I've expressed my disillusionment with to-do lists before. But let's try something simpler, a little experiment. What do you use to keep track of what you need to do? Hold it up, so I can see it. Humor...
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Smashing HTML5–Free Sample Chapter

HTML5 is packed with great new features, including new content-specific elements, audio and video playback, canvas for drawing, and many others. But where to begin? With Smashing HTML5, you have...
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Smashing Node.js: JavaScript Everywhere–Free Sample Chapters

Smashing Node.js: JavaScript Everywhere equips you with the necessary tools to understand Node.js and its uses in developing efficient web apps. With more traditional web servers becoming obsolete,...
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Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 For Dummies–Free Sample Chapters

This book offers a primer for building HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript applications for Windows 8. It includes an up-to-date guide for dusting off an aging HTML skill set and adapting to the Windows 8 apps...
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Four Myths of High-Productivity App Dev Debunked

David Norfolk of Bloor Research International discusses research that compares two high-productivity Platform as a Service (PaaS) development platforms: OutSystems Platform and Force.com from Salesforce.com...
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Wiley’s HTML5 Book Bundle — A Free 165 Page Sampler

This Wiley e-book bundle includes selected materials from 5 recently published titles in Wiley's expansive catalog of titles. The material that is included for each selection is the book's full Table...
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Smashing CoffeeScript–Free Sample Chapters

If you're familiar with JavaScript and the often-frustrating process of creating complex applications, a nice cup of CoffeeScript can help. CoffeeScript is a programming language that compiles into...
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Smashing Mobile Web Development–Free Sample Chapter

If you're a devoted reader of Smashing Magazine, you know that all development roads now lead to mobile, so desktop-browser-based web developers need to get up to speed and soon. Start migrating your...
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Learning Markdown — write for the web, faster

Markdown is essentially a syntax language for formatting text as you write. It’s fast, and built for people who write for the web. Formatting text in Microsoft Word, and other traditional...
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Programming a Game with Unity: A Beginner’s Guide

A surprising feature of the Internet economy is the rise of indie videogames. Once the exclusive domain of thousand-man, multi-million dollar triple-A studios, a number of toolsets have been developed...
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