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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (Nov. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118034694
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118034699
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 18.3 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 930 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #529,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Homi on Nov. 29 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Last year when I borrowed this book from library and read some chapters then I decided that this wasn't a very helpful book. I began to read another two or three books about mobile application and already have developed three mobile web application. when last month for second time I read this book then I thought this book was helpful. What I am trying to say is that if you have good knowledge about mobile application then this book will be helpful but if you are a beginner then I think that this is not a very good book to begin with.
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Excellent book on creating mobile Web Apps from top to bottom Dec 17 2011
By Milena - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book walks you through creating Web Apps for mobile devices from top to bottom. The author uses the latest hot technologies for the example apps: functional JavaScript, HMTL5 and jQuery Mobile on the client, MongoDB and Node.js on the Server and Amazon's Web Services to run server side code and deliver static content.
The first chapters introduce the basics of good and mobile Javascript and HTML5 including Touch Events, Canvas and Maps API. Afterwards the author walks through setting up Amazon's Web Services to deliver these static JS and HTML files to the mobile devices. In the same manner Richard Rodger dives into server-side programming with Node.js and persistence with MongoDB.
Afterwards the book goes through building several apps of different scale using these technologies. With the examples advances topics e.g. caching, Apps Stores or Multimedia Data are covered.
Each chapter ends with a couple of exercises; the code examples and solutions can be downloaded.
The book makes a great read, the examples work very well and everything is explained in detail. You can follow the introductions step by step and get the code working on your mobile straight away.
I recommend the book to professionals who might not be able to use the latest technologies in production but want to follow the new trends and architectures by example all the way through. It is also a very good read for beginners that want to go into mobile web development and start with good quality code on both client and server right away.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good starting point for Mobile App in CLoud Sept. 7 2013
By Thik - Published on
Format: Paperback
Good starting point for Mobile Application development in Cloud. I have searched so many references and books for Mobile Application development in Cloud , finally i got this book. Really helpful for beginners to kick start.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Syntax inconsistencies and some exercises don't fully work. March 19 2013
By Bill M. - Published on
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I'm spending a lot of time sorting through the book's code examples. nginx is not installing correctly and ended up using MAMP to get the the exercise files working. There were good explanations provided for each exercise examples in the beginning. Then the code examples got longer and the explanations got shorter. Making it hard to follow. Spending much time than anticipated dealing with why some of the code is not entirely working. Not finished with the book, but will try to rate it again if I ever finish it within the time I have planned.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very helpful, especially if you are new to mobile web July 6 2012
By Amir Hossein Rahnama - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I believe that this book is quiet good for newbies and also the topics are vast in range. I also remember that I was a bit confused working with AWS however this book walks you through a very step-by-step guide and everything turns good in your mind.

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