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Well-made and good content
Great reference and tutorials for front end devs.
symmet on Mar 8, 2013 for Appliness
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Great... Depending on your needs and background
Appliness gets high marks for being a visually-striking e-pub that leverages the medium well. It gets lower marks for compelling content—if you're a fairly advanced developer, or work in the covered niches, you'll love it. The rest of us not so much. The problem with the content is three-fold. First, I haven't found it to be particularly broad-based. For example, there's tons of coverage of PhoneGap; is that really a widely-used, mass-appeal web technology? Not really. Secondly, the material is by and large extremely advanced. Sure, that deserves coverage too, but what about readers who are just getting started, or who are trying to scale their knowledge? Most articles assume you're an expert. (Considering that they solicit contributions, perhaps the solution is to write articles for the magazine, instead of writing this review.) Lastly, it's difficult to overlook the fact that there's no actual editor in-charge here. Grammatical errors (often quite glaring ones) and spelling errors are frequent; they detract from the experience, and don't lend much in the way of professionalism or confidence in the material. If the substance of the material was as good as the visual appearance of the material, this would be a home-run. As-is? There's lots of room for improvement, but I love the idea, and I love the visual execution.
WhaddayaKnow on Jan 17, 2013 for Appliness
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A must read every month
Really good content by developers. Many articles have interactive examples. Very JavaScript focused.
gw5815 on Nov 18, 2012 for Appliness
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Excellent Publication
Appliness is really amazing! All kinds of content which I love to read presented on the iPad in perfect form!
420 Colorado on Jul 26, 2012 for Appliness
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Wonderful and very informative
Even as a new developer this magazine is very understandable and easy to read. Thank you for coding examples and even more for making this free.
Alma Liseth on Apr 1, 2012 for Appliness
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Great mag
I've enjoyed and learned more this than from reading most issues of .net or WebDesigner. Nice layout (I sometimes wish the pages scrolled up/down in a freeform manner rather than snapping but it's minuscule quirk. I get why publishers want to "snap"), well written, insightful. Having "playgrounds" within the app itself is great. A definitive must read for any dev.
isotrope on Jun 20, 2012 for Appliness
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