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React for Real: Front-End Code, Untangled

When traditional web development techniques don’t cut it, try React. Use React to create highly interactive web pages faster and with fewer errors. With a little JavaScript experience under your belt, you’ll be up and running in no time creating dynamic web applications. Craft isolated components that make your apps easier to develop and maintain, with plenty of guidance on best practices. Set up automated tests, and make pages render fast for your users. See how to use your React skills to integrate with other front-end technologies when needed.

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Mastering Ruby Closures: A Guide to Blocks, Procs, and Lambdas

The road to Ruby mastery is paved with blocks, procs, and lambdas. To be a truly effective Ruby programmer, it’s not enough just to understand these features—you need to know how to use them in practice. Discover how to write code that is elegant, expressive, and a joy to use, and gain a deep understanding of these concepts so you can work with third-party gems and libraries more easily. Whether you are an intermediate or a seasoned Rubyist, you’ll find good use for these concepts in your code.

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Creating Great Teams: How Self-Selection Lets People Excel

People are happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with. Self-selecting teams give people that choice. Build well-designed and efficient teams to get the most out of your organization, with step-by-step instructions on how to set up teams quickly and efficiently. You’ll create a process that works for you, whether you need to form teams from scratch, improve the design of existing teams, or are on the verge of a big team re-shuffle.

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Metaprogramming Elixir: Write Less Code, Get More Done (and Have Fun!)

Write code that writes code with Elixir macros. Macros make metaprogramming possible and define the language itself. In this book, you’ll learn how to use macros to extend the language with fast, maintainable code and share functionality in ways you never thought possible. You’ll discover how to extend Elixir with your own first-class features, optimize performance, and create domain-specific languages.

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The VimL Primer: Edit Like a Pro with Vim Plugins and Scripts

Build on your editor’s capabilities and tailor your editing experience with VimL, the powerful scripting language built into Vim. With VimL you can configure basic settings or add entirely new functionality. Use this quick and easy introduction to create your own Vim plugin while learning the concepts and syntax of VimL.

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Mastering Clojure Macros: Write Cleaner, Faster, Smarter Code

Level up your skills by taking advantage of Clojure’s powerful macro system. Macros make hard things possible and normal things easy. They can be tricky to use, and this book will help you deftly navigate the terrain. You’ll discover how to write straightforward code that avoids duplication and clarifies your intentions. You’ll learn how and why to write macros. You’ll learn to recognize situations when using a macro would (and wouldn’t!) be helpful. And you’ll use macros to remove unnecessary code and build new language features.

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Automate with Grunt: The Build Tool for JavaScript

Grunt is everywhere. JavaScript projects from jQuery to Twitter Bootstrap use Grunt to convert code, run tests, and produce distributions for production. It’s a build tool in the spirit of Make and Rake, but written with modern apps in mind. This book gets you up to speed with Grunt using practical hands-on examples, so you can wrangle your projects with ease. You’ll learn how to create and maintain tasks and project builds, and automate your workflow with plugins and custom tasks.

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Remote Pairing: Collaborative Tools for Distributed Development

You’ve heard about pair programming’s benefits: fewer bugs, improved skills, and faster delivery. But what happens when you want to pair with someone in another city, country, or even hemisphere? With the right tools, you won’t have to relocate to refactor. In this book, you’ll learn techniques used by the most productive remote programmers in the industry to pair with anyone on the globe on any kind of project. You’ll use collaborative editors, screen sharing, secure networking, and virtualization to create a remote pairing environment that feels as if your partner is sitting right next to you.

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Async JavaScript: Build More Responsive Apps with Less Code

With the advent of HTML5, front-end MVC, and Node.js, JavaScript is ubiquitous—and still messy. This book will give you a solid foundation for managing async tasks without losing your sanity in a tangle of callbacks. It’s a fast-paced guide to the most essential techniques for dealing with async behavior, including PubSub, evented models, and Promises. With these tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be better prepared to manage the complexity of large web apps and deliver responsive code.