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"Mastering Dojo" and "Core Animation for OS X" now in Beta

Mastering Dojo now in Beta

Imagine a true thin-client web application environment, with no browser incompatibilities, no plugins, and an interface that’s closer to a desktop app. You can have it all, today. Welcome to The Dojo Toolkit.

Mastering Dojo walks you through the whole range of modern web programming problems, from bringing simple web pages to life with widgets and animation, to designing and building an enterprise-class, single-page Rich Internet Application.

See the book’s home page for details or to order.

Core Animation for OS X now in Beta

Have you seen Apple’s Front Row application and Cover Flow effects? Then you’ve seen Core Animation at work. It’s about making applications that give strong visual feedback through movement and morphing, rather than repainting panels. This comprehensive guide will get you up to speed quickly and take you into the depths of this new technology.

We’ll explore Core Animation by starting with the familiar concepts you already know from the pre-Leopard development kits, so you can make stunning user interfaces that your users will be showing off.

See the book’s home page for details or to order.

Coming Up Next:

  • Facebook Platform Development with Rails
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It’s been quite a flurry of New Year’s titles. Here are our two latest, covering the incredibly deep and broad Dojo Toolkit and the very cool Core Animation technology for Mac OS X, both now available as Beta books.

Have you picked a Language Of The Year yet? Groovy, Ruby, Javascript or Erlang are all great choices, and you’ll learn something different with each of them. And if there’s anything you’d like to see that we haven’t announced, let us know!

Thanks for your continued support,

Andy & Dave