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"This is the home of ‘Developing Backbone.js Applications’, an (in-progress) book about the Backbone.js framework for structuring JavaScript applications." From what I've read: good, clear, useful. Something to return to.
book  javascript  mvc  backbone  framework 
october 2012 by infovore
Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress - O'Reilly Media
"Dwarf Fortress may be the most complex video game ever made, but all that detail makes for fascinating game play, as various elements collide in interesting and challenging ways. The trick is getting started. In this guide, Fortress geek Peter Tyson takes you through the basics of this menacing realm, and helps you overcome the formidable learning curve." Excellent idea, O'Reilly, and lovely cover, too!
book  oreilly  publishing  games  dwarffortress 
june 2012 by infovore
Where the F**k Was I? (A Book) |
"This is an atlas, then, made by that other nature, seen through other eyes. But those eyes have been following me, unseen and without permission, and thus I consider provoking breach a necessary act." This is good.
book  location  privacy  mapping  breach  robots 
june 2011 by infovore
Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Really rather good, from what I've read so far, especially for prototyping.
iphone  javascript  html  css  development  prototyping  book 
october 2009 by infovore
Beautiful Data | O'Reilly Media
"With this unique book, programmers, administrators, and others who handle data can learn by example from the best data practitioners in the history of the field. Modeled after O'Reilly's highly-acclaimed book, Beautiful Code, Beautiful Data lets readers look over the shoulders of prominent data designers, managers, and handlers for a glimpse into some of the most interesting projects involving data. In an engaging narrative format, the authors think aloud as they explain their work, highlighting the simple and elegant solutions to problems they encountered along the way." Oh. This could be lovely.
book  publishing  data  visualisation  informatics  oreilly 
march 2009 by infovore
Orange Cone: Smart Things: an outline
"Smart things: the design of things that have computers in them, but are not computers". Mike Kuniavsky outlines the book he's currently working on. Looks interesting.
design  interaction  hardware  ubicomp  ux  book  embedded  things  mikekuniavsky 
february 2009 by infovore
A Sarsen Amongst Dirt: Experimental Type & Design — Bookkake
"A couple of other examples of this kind of thing we like, are the bookish experimentations of B.S. Johnson, whose second novel Alberto Angelo contains both stream-of-conciousness marginalia, and cut-through pages enabling the reader to see ahead - possibly the most radical act I know in experimental books." Yes! And which I bang on about interminably. I love this stuff.
design  publishing  books  literature  book  print  bsjohnson  nonlinear 
january 2009 by infovore
Brighten the Corners/Shop/Victor & Susie
"A modern tale about caring, mending and letting-go, drawn with letters and punctuation marks." Oh! This is just beautiful - a short story about a girl, and a snail, composed entirely out of type.
design  story  typography  illustration  children  book 
december 2008 by infovore
Changing the Game
"Changing the Game (order via Amazon or B&N) is a fast-paced tour of the many ways in which games, already an influential part of millions of people’s lives, have become a profoundly important part of the business world. From connecting with customers, to attracting and training employees, to developing new products and spurring innovation, games have introduced a new level of fun and engagement to the workplace.

Changing the Game introduces you to the ways in which games are being used to enhance productivity at Microsoft, increase profits at Burger King, and raise employee loyalty at Sun Microsystems, among other remarkable examples. It is proof that work not only can be fun--it should be." I shall have to check this out.
games  play  business  culture  communication  learning  education  simulation  book  productivity 
december 2008 by infovore
Ian Bogost - Persuasive Games
"I call this new form "procedural rhetoric," a type of rhetoric tied to the core affordances of computers: running processes and executing rule-based symbolic manipulation. Covering both commercial and non-commercial games from the earliest arcade games through contemporaty titles, I look at three areas in which videogame persuasion has already taken form and shows considerable potential: politics, advertising, and education. The book reflects both theoretical and game-design goals." Add to cart.
ianbogost  games  play  book  rhetoric  proceduralrhetoric  influence  argument 
november 2008 by infovore > Graphics Programming Black Book by Michael Abrash
"Michael Abrash's classic Graphics Programming Black Book is a compilation of Michael's writings on assembly language and graphics programming (including from his "Graphics Programming" column in Dr. Dobb's Journal)."
graphics  programming  pdf  book  download 
august 2008 by infovore
Versus CluClu Land: O Tempora! O Mores! (pt. 2)
" stringing together “first-order” desires for loot and approval, these games train us to be passive pursuers of one desire after another rather than engaged critics." Part 2 of Pliskin's analysis of Benjamin Barber's "Consumed".
branding  brands  games  consumerism  book  review 
july 2008 by infovore
Review: The Reflective Practitioner (Part I)
"Practitioners, Schön says, have 'an awareness of complexity that resists the skills and techniques of traditional expertise' and are 'frequently embroiled in conflicts of values, goals, purposes, and interests.'"
creativity  practitioners  book  dansaffer  multiskilled  generalist 
february 2008 by infovore
adaptive path » blog » Peter Merholz » Our Forthcoming Book: Subject to Change: creating great products and services for an uncertain world
"The book addresses our philosophy in creating products and services, the importance of the right kinds of research, of making design an organizational competency, [and] of thinking of your offerings as part of a larger system..." Looks good!
adapativepath  servicedesign  design  services  products  experience  book  writing 
february 2008 by infovore
Reading The Everyday
"Originally, I started a generic post on the business or marketing books I’ve read this year. But there’s only really one book I want to write about, because I think the ideas in it are incredibly important to anyone in marketing or product design. "
joemoran  business  marketing  design  product  culture  society  psychology  book  review 
january 2008 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: blog all dog-eared pages: Truth, Lies and Advertising by Jon Steel
"There are a lot of similarities between design and advertising, notably the treatment of real market feedback and the opinion of the client, and I think this book nails when and how to do proper user research."
advertising  analysis  nonfiction  book  commentary 
december 2007 by infovore
The Art & Science of JavaScript
"A compilation of seven spectacular and inspiration JavaScript projects, presented in full color and written by a renowned group of industry leaders." Blimey, that's a lineup.
book  javascript  web  development 
october 2007 by infovore
Fray: Busted! True stories of getting caught in the act.
"Fray is being reborn as a quarterly printed book, and we need your help." A great move from Derek Powazek
fray  writing  creativity  magazine  storytelling  book  publishing 
september 2007 by infovore
Introduction to Social Network Methods: Table of Contents
"This on-line textbook introduces many of the basics of formal approaches to the analysis of social networks."
socialnetworking  book  textbook  study  academic 
july 2007 by infovore
Pro JavaScript Techniques, by John Resig – Mastering the New Wave of Web Development
Pro JavaScript Techniques is the ultimate JavaScript book for the modern web developer. It provides everything you need to know about modern JavaScript, and shows what JavaScript can do for your web sites.
javascript  programming  web  book  software  development 
january 2007 by infovore
REST Web Services
A new book for O'Reilly by Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby, which looks fantastic - both in tone and in content. Almost certain to be essential reading when it's published.
rest  webservices  roa  oreilly  book  soap 
november 2006 by infovore
The Django Book
The Django Book is now in beta, and it's looking great - the JavaScript annotation system in particular is a delight. I'm really looking forward to seeing this develop.
django  python  development  book  framework  programming  reference 
november 2006 by infovore -- Links to essays in Best Software Writing I
The original essays that comprise Joel Spolsky's "Best Software Writing I"
book  programming  software  essay 
june 2005 by infovore

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