Ignite your site with Front-End Fundamentals: A practical guide to front-end web development.

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Front-end web development is evolving. Long gone are the days of writing static HTML files with self-contained CSS. As web developers in this modern world, we need to understand and utilize an endless number of frameworks, plugins, techniques and more. Knowing the right tools to use and when to use them is key to building successful solutions.

This book came to be from the lessons we, the authors, have learnt through trial and error whilst working on front-end development projects ranging from enormous high-traffic sites such as MSNBC, The GRAMMYs and BravoTV to startups and experiments such as Drupalize.Me and BracketCloud We want to share with you the tools that we use and the standards that we follow. Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away understanding the core concepts of front-end development so you can confidently go and work on your own projects.

This book is somewhat opinionated based on our experience, so you’ll find some of the content heavily geared towards a particular way of doing things. Of course, there are many ways of accomplishing the same task in the world of front-end development; that’s what makes it so accessible and yet so complicated. Learning one way of doing something can make learning the alternatives a much more palatable task, so we encourage you to look into any and all of the technologies presented herein and even go on to see if something else might better fit your needs.

Who is this book for?

The content in this book is aimed at those who are new to front-end web development. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or expert developer, the concepts outlined in this book are essential to embracing the rapidly evolving web.

If you hear yourself asking any of the following questions, this book will likely be very useful for you!

* “What actually is front-end development?”
* “How can I be a more efficient web developer?”
* “What is Grunt/AngularJS/SASS/<_insert popular tool name here_>?”
* “How do I fit all of these front-end tools together into a project?”
* “How can I build a front-end application that can scale?”

What does this book cover?

You’ll learn what’s expected from a front-end developer and get a short overview of the types of projects a front-end developer might be tasked with. We’ll even take you through setting up your computer for local development.

We’ll introduce some of the more popular JavaScript frameworks and template languages in use today. We’ll cover the details of what exactly a ‘framework’ is and talk about the MVC pattern before getting into the details of installation and practical usage of 3 popular frameworks: AngularJS, Backbone.js and Ember.js.

There’s a lot more to styling than just throwing CSS at your markup; that just leads to a big mess of unreadable spaghetti code sprinkled with `!important` parmesan. We’ll cover CSS preprocessors like Sass, organizational methods for your styles, and the kind of impact your CSS may have on a project’s performance.

Dependency Management
Getting your whole team on the same page code-wise can be challenging. Heck, even making sure you’re using the same version of that awesome Ruby gem after an update can be a pain. This chapter on dependency management covers a number of really handy front-end package managers like `npm`, `Bower`, and `Bundler`. You’ll learn what a package manager is and how to use it effectively to keep your project on track.

We’ll go over how you can remove the tedium from front-end development and just get to work. You’ll learn how to perform tasks like checking your JavaScript or CSS for errors whenever you save a file, minify your code to shave off some file size, and even how to automatically refresh your browser whenever something changes. Once you get started, you’ll never look back.

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The Stanley FMST530201 FATMAX Tool Vest is designed with different tool compartments for easy carriage and convenient access to frequently used tools. It also has personal storage compartments for your personal belongings like a mobile phone, ipod, etc. The air mesh material enables the vest to “breathe” by allowing air movement to draw perspiration away for comfort throughout the day. This vest has adjustable shoulder straps for maximum comfort and a secure fit – allows it to be adjustable to different sizes, and fits on different cloth whether summer or winter – one size fits all. This vest features special reinforcement for sharp tools and nails, allows the holding and securing of important papers and documents, and the modular tool pouch and hammer holder can be removed upon request. The two options pockets allow for user versatility; attached to vest or semi attached fit different working positions. There is also a light reflective strips for safety and better visibly when dark. Tools sold separately, not included with vest.Multiple use compartments for all storage needs
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Ignite your site with Semantic Web Programming

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The next major advance in the Web-Web 3.0-will be built on semantic Web technologies, which will allow data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. Written by a team of highly experienced Web developers, this book explains examines how this powerful new technology can unify and fully leverage the ever-growing data, information, and services that are available on the Internet. Helpful examples demonstrate how to use the semantic Web to solve practical, real-world problems while you take a look at the set of design principles, collaborative working groups, and technologies that form the semantic Web. The companion Web site features full code, as well as a reference section, a FAQ section, a discussion forum, and a semantic blog.

Ignite your site with Build Your Own ASP.NET Website Using C# and VB.NET: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide

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A tutorial style book for absolute beginners that walks readers through an introduction to databases and programming concepts and then shows them how to build practical applications using Microsoft’s technology.Build Your Own ASP.NET Website Using C# & VB.NET guides readers through obtaining, installing and configuring all the necessary software to develop dynamic Websites. Then, it takes readers step-by-step through the process of creating full-blown, practical applications including an intranet, shopping cart with Paypal credit card processing and more. Throughout, the book focuses on best-practice code, ensuring application security and creating professional error handling routines.Unlike most beginner books, SitePoint allow readers to choose between two programming languages, VB.NET or c#, when creating any of the applications in the book.

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Stanley tape blade is coated with Mylar polyester film for durability. Secure blade lock. Stanley 33 series.25-foot by 1-1/4-inch tape rule with belt clip
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