miércoles, 18 de diciembre de 2013

PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide - Book review

This week...I read PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide which is a nice book, so here goes my review...


To begin with...in my opinion...this is not a beginner's book at all...it's a book that will walk you through the new and cool things implemented on PhoneGap 3...so if you haven't used PhoneGap before, I will recommend you to choose another book like PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot...

If you have previous PhoneGap experience...then this a good book for you...as it cover many cool things like:
  • App Templates
  • JavaScript compression
  • Web DB
  • Sensor
  • GeoLocation
  • Files
  • PhoneGap Plug-Ins.  
There are many examples but they are used to achieve certain things, like using the Camera or dealing with GeoLocation...so no end to end examples are given...but if you have previous PhoneGap experience...that shouldn't be so much of a problem...

One good thing about the book is that it takes care of showing how to achieve things on Mac OS, Linux and Windows, including alternatives when a certain tool can be used only on one of the Operating Systems...giving everyone the ability to try it out.

Let's look at some pictures...




The book also comes with exercises and pop up quizzes, so that's a good way to improve our knowledge and keep coding.

In a overall...I have to say this again...if you're a newbie...be aware that this book is not meant for you...if you have previous experience...then this book is good enough to put you on the right track and show you some PhoneGap goodies...

Greetings,

Blag.
Developer Empowerment and Culture.