We’re excited to announce the availability to two great beginner books for programmers – Start Here! Learn HTML5 and Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual Basic 2012.

Ready to learn HTML5 programming? Start Here!

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Learn the fundamentals of programming with HTML5—and begin building your first standards-based web pages from the ground up. If you have absolutely no previous experience, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and getting-started techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.

Here’s where you start learning HTML5

•Create a web site using HTML5 tags in a simple text editor

•Use semantic tags to make your pages easier to layout and find

•Draw in HTML5 using the canvas element

•Embed audio and video in your web pages

•Get HTML5 to work in older browsers

•Develop your future skills in web design

Ready to learn Microsoft Visual Basic? Start Here!

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Learn the fundamentals of modern programming with Visual Basic 2012—and begin building your first Windows 8 apps for the desktop. If you have absolutely no previous experience with Visual Basic, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.

Here’s where you start learning Visual Basic

•Learn the fundamentals of programming with Visual Basic

•Discover how to to bind controls to data

•Design and interact with user interfaces built with XAML

•Build and debug complete applications

•Learn the basics of Windows 8 application design

•Find out how to deliver your applications to the Windows Store

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