Jonathon Scott

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (29 of 36)
Location: East Kilbride, Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,979,535 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 36
The Manga Guide to Databases by Mana Takahashi
The Manga Guide to Databases by Mana Takahashi
This book, despite it's 'comical' appearance, is much more than a superficial pamphlet on database structure and querying - it is, in fact, very in depth and mindful of a best-practice approach to creating, organizing, and using databases. It comes with very clear descriptions and plenty of examples and quiz questions to help you get a firm grasp of the concepts.

Well worth picking up, and the perfect gift for the otaku geek in your life.
Beginning Java ME Platform (Expert's Voice in Open&hellip by Ray Rischpater
Despite professing to be a beginner's guide, the first thing that strikes you about this book is the assumed knowledge. A peek at the back cover reveals that it is, in fact, an intermediate course in Java and not designed with a newcomer to the language in mind. Another review suggests that the book Apress recommends you read before this still doesn't answer everything, and if this is anything to go by, I believe them.

What's more, the book wastes a lot of pages by showing you the code output generated by a WYSIWYG creator without discussing it - why bother taking up six pages of code only to assume that I know what it means and not to discuss it anywhere?

A very… Read more
Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScrip&hellip by Jonathan Stark
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Having spent the past year learning HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, PHP and MySQL, when I came up with an idea for a smartphone app I was a bit daunted by the idea of learning not one, but at least three different programming languages in order to make my app work on the major smartphone platforms.

However, this book teaches you how to create apps using web scripting languages and then compile them into Object C using PhoneGap so that you can package your apps for sale in iTunes. PhoneGap offers this same functionality for several other platforms, too. The book is brief and if you have any experience coding dynamic websites, you will get through the examples in no time. The real… Read more

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