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Web Development Recipes 2nd Edition, in beta

April 22, 2015

Happy birthday to the web! On this very day in 1993, Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser was unleashed on an unsuspecting world. A lot has changed since then.

Modern web development is so much more than just HTML and CSS with a little JavaScript mixed in. People want faster, more usable interfaces that work on multiple devices, and you need the latest tools and techniques to make that happen. You need Web Development Recipes, 2nd Edition, now in beta at

Come and get it.

Web Development Recipes, 2nd Edition

Web development is constantly changing, and you need to stay on top of your game. Discover a wide spectrum of web development techniques, from how to improve the way you present content, to solutions for data analysis, testing, and deployment.

In this edition we introduce new tools, add new recipes, and modernize old ones. You'll use Vagrant to automate server setup, and you'll discover new ways to develop blogs and static sites. You'll learn how to use Grunt to script the deployment of your web project, and use Angular to build a single-page app.

You'll learn how to make content stand out with simple cross-browser styles; create animations that work well everywhere without plugins; and create lightweight, responsive layouts. We'll show you how to use preprocessors like CoffeeScript and Sass; write tests for your code; use Git and Dropbox to collaborate; configure and secure the Apache web server; use virtualization to set up your own servers automatically; and much more.

Whether you're new to front-end development, or you've got a few years of experience, you'll become a more versatile developer by finding out how – and why – to use these solutions in your next project.

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Upcoming Author Appearances

  • 2015-04-22 Rachel Davies,
    Bristol Girl Geeks, UK
  • 2015-04-22 Chris McCord,
    Kraków, Poland
  • 2015-04-23 Rachel Davies,
    ACCU, UK
  • 2015-04-27 Andrew Hunt,
    Code-a-paloosa Opening Keynote
  • 2015-04-28 Johanna Rothman,
    Communitech Breakfast Talk: Hiring for Cultural Fit
  • 2015-04-28 Johanna Rothman,
    Agile/Lean Peer to Peer Group of Kitchener: Using Agile and Lean Instead of Playing Schedule Games
  • 2015-04-29 Johanna Rothman,
    KWSQA, Waterloo CA
  • 2015-04-29 Seb Rose,
    CoDeOSL, Oslo
  • 2015-04-30 Johanna Rothman,
    KWSQA, Waterloo CA
  • 2015-05-07 Chris Adamson,
    CocoaConf Portland
  • 2015-05-07 Rachel Davies,
    Agile Manchester, UK
  • 2015-05-08 Johanna Rothman,
    Testing & Quality Leadership Summit, Orlando, FL
  • 2015-05-08 Chris Adamson,
    CocoaConf Portland
  • 2015-05-09 Chris Adamson,
    CocoaConf Portland
  • 2015-05-14 Seb Rose,
    SDD, London
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