Announcing my first book: “Mobile JavaScript Application Development”

Today I’m announcing my first book, “Mobile JavaScript Application Development”, available for sale in print and in DRM-free electronic formats (PDF, ePub, Kindle, etc.). The book is adapted from the mobile web app trainings I’ve been giving in Zurich and South Africa, about JavaScript, HTML5, jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch and PhoneGap.

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Buy your copy now at any of these shops!

Or read it through O’Reilly Safari Books Online!

It is a compendium, an introduction, and a “state of the union” kind of book, that will help (I hope) desktop and web developers wanting to get into the mobile web train as fast as possible. It is not a “bible” book, but rather a series of introductions, with sufficient detail and explanations to be able to get up and running, fast, on these new exciting technologies.

But there is another detail about this book; I’ve written it in English, which, well, as you know is not my mother tongue. This makes it all the more special to me.

This book would not have been possible without the help and comments from Simon St. Laurent, my editor at O’Reilly; Maximiliano Firtman, Jens-Christian Fischer, Gabriel García Marengo, Bertrand Dufresne, Anice Hassim, Kishyr Ramdial, Mats Bryntse, and of course, the continuous support of my dear Claudia, without whom all life would be sheer unhappiness and utter impossibility.

The code samples of the book can be found, as usual, in Github. Feel free to fork, share and enjoy!

Some dreams do come true. I am very happy today, and I sincerely hope that this book will bring some “aha!” moments around the world. Enjoy, and I’ll be glad to get any feedback for, who knows, a second edition some time in the future.

Update, 2012-07-17: Here’s the official press release by O’Reilly announcing the release of the book.

Update, 2012-08-15: Check out the overwhelmingly positive reception to the book so far!

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