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This Week's Developer Reading List

Pro Oracle Application Express 4
by Tim Fox, John Scott, and Scott Spendolini
This book is a guide to mastering Oracle's Application Express (APEX), which is becoming one of the most widely used tools for creating Oracle-based applications for the enterprise. The book targets application developers seeking a rapid application development environment that utilizes the full power of the Oracle Database, including SQL and PL/SQL.

HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers
by Klaus Forster and Bernd Oggl
This book represents a comprehensive guide to HTML5's powerful new elements and techniques through compact, practical examples. The authors present "pure HTML5" examples and cover topics such as: browser support; HTML5 document structure and semantics; intelligent forms; video and audio elements and scripting media solutions; advanced graphics with Canvas and SVG; geolocation in the browser; web storage; and more.

Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, 2nd Edition
by Jason Ouellette
Author Jason Ouellette offers all the technical guidance and sample code needed to achieve outstanding results with this newest version of Force.com. Drawing on his experience building three of the Top 10 Force.com apps, Ouellette walks through the entire project lifecycle, from identifying potential apps to prototyping, coding, and deployment. This new 2nd Edition covers Force.com’s most powerful new improvements, including Batch Apex, Chatter, Adobe Flex and XML support, and the Force.com Free Edition.

CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development
Trevor Burnham
This book offers an introduction to CoffeeScript, and includes tips on time-saving features like list comprehensions and splats, organizing code into modules with extensible classes, and deploying your work to multiple environments. Each chapter is example-driven and includes exercises including how to build a fast-paced multiplayer word game‚ and writing both a client (with jQuery) and server (with Node.js) in CoffeeScript.

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