4 Free Ebooks from Packt Publishing – HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Hadoop

Today I had a lovely surprise in my inbox, an email from Packt Publishing with 4 great titles. The free ebooks offered for download are for anyone who is interested in coding and design.

All 4 books are focused on practicality by presenting real life examples rather than pure theory.

The author, Aravind Shenoy, believes that best way of learning is by trying and doing. If you are a beginner in web design and coding, you will find these ebooks very helpful.

Here is what you get:


Thinking in HTML

Thinking in HTML

For anyone who wants to understand the web and how it works, HTML is an essential place to start. This free eBook provides you with everything you need to know to get to grips with HTML and to begin building your own web pages. Explore how HTML code structures a web page and use and adapt the examples for yourself to begin building your own web pages today.

What you will learn:
• Explore the structure of HTML and find out how tags and elements structure a web page
• Format your web pages and learn how to include links and incorporate images
• Collect user input by creating forms for your web page
• Discover and explore the future of HTML today with HTML5

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Thinking in CSS

Thinking in CSS

Start using CSS and get to grips with one of the most foundational but important languages in web design. Use this free eBook to explore how to code and build websites, following the examples and tips for an accessible but essential learning experience.

What you will learn:
• Incorporate CSS into HTML using internal and inline styles, external stylesheets and the import command
• Explore the structure of CSS and learn how to use selectors to locate elements to restyle your webpage
• Find out how to manipulate a range of web page elements using CSS to create the page you want
• Follow the code examples and see how CSS interacts with web pages you see every day

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Thinking in JavaScript

Thinking in JavaScript

Get started with JavaScript with this free eBook and learn one of the most important languages in web development today. With helpful tips and code examples, discover how you can create websites with impressive and dynamic functionality. Explore JavaScript’s in-built features and find out how to customize them in this accessible and free guide.

What you will learn:
• Find out how JavaScript is applied to a web page and interacts with HTML
• Learn the JavaScript syntax and follow code examples to put JavaScript to work
• Explore JavaScript’s in-built functions and find out how to create your own
• Discover modern, responsive web design with JQuery

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Hadoop Explained

Hadoop Explained

Hadoop is one of the most important technologies in a world that is built on data. Find out how it has developed and progressed to address the continuing challenge of Big Data with this insightful guide.

What you will learn:
• Find out how Hadoop has changed with the data landscape, as organizations around the world have come to rely upon its speed and dynamism
• Learn how MapReduce organizes and processes large sets of data and how this informs Hadoop
• Discover the advantages of Hadoop – from scalability to security, see how Hadoop handles huge amounts of data with care
• Identify the components that are central to how Hadoop functions

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