My Writings

Throughout everything I do I also do a lot of professional technical writing, not just blogging (Which I do get paid to do as well) but actual technical writing, from private documentation for client projects through to E-Books and beyond.

I’m also an author for the pluralsight training network, a global troop of developers, techies and assorted other I.T professionals who love to create training videos and self teaching materials for the global I.T community.

So far, I have written a number of E-books, subsequently published by the .NET tools vendor Syncfusion in the United states, you can download these books for free from the following links (Click on the cover image or title):


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Bootstrap 4 Succinctly

 

Bootstrap is one of the most popular front-end layout frameworks for web and mobile development, and Succinctly series author Peter Shaw has returned to help developers acclimate quickly to the latest version, Bootstrap 4. In Twitter Bootstrap 4 Succinctly, you’ll learn the essentials of what has changed in the five years since the last version of the framework was released, and how to immediately put it to good use. Learn all about grids, tables, buttons, forms, cards, and many more tools that make designing a UI easier than ever before.


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NancyFX Succinctly

 

In NancyFX Succinctly, you’ll learn what NancyFX is all about, where it came from, and what it can do for you as a .NET developer. Author Peter Shaw will explain why NancyFX is more than just another web framework, and teach you some of the many tricks that make it as easy as possible for you to create stunning web-enabled applications on the .NET platform.


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CSS3 Succinctly

 

In CSS3 Succinctly, I provide an overview of the latest features available for custom cascading style sheets. You’ll learn to style several components of an HTML document, including color, size, layout, font, position, and more. Basic content generation, gradients, and calculations are also covered.


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Resharper Succinctly

 

In ReSharper Succinctly, I introduce some of the many tools available in the ReSharper productivity extension for Visual Studio. There are tools to reformat your code, tools to make sure you don’t break your builds, and tools to help you find your way around complex large solutions. You’ll also discover options that allow a senior or lead developer to enforce an enterprise-wide standard that all developers must adhere to, meaning better cohesion between team players on a development team. Once you learn your way around ReSharper, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.


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Twitter Bootstrap 3 Succinctly

 

Learn the new and improved features in the latest version of Twitter Bootstrap. Author Peter Shaw builds on his work on Twitter Bootstrap 2 Succinctly to provide up-to-date information on the latest version of the software. With Twitter Bootstrap 3 Succinctly, developers will transition smoothly into the newest version of Twitter Bootstrap, which boasts an emphasis on mobile development.


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Twitter Bootstrap Succinctly

 

Twitter Bootstrap (TWB) is a free front-end framework built by Twitter developers to ensure visual and functional consistency across websites and applications. In Twitter Bootstrap Succinctly, Peter Shaw walks you through the basics of using TWB Version 2 CSS classes to add beautiful, user-friendly components to your projects. You’ll learn how to add TWB to an existing project, and use it to customize attractive buttons, tabs, breadcrumbs, dropdowns, and more. There are even chapters dedicated to optional JavaScript and TWB extensions for when you’re ready to take your UI’s appearance a step further.


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Postgres Succinctly

 

Although the number of database systems on the market is constantly climbing, the Postgres database continues to be an under-championed, reliable option for many scenarios. Its open-source nature, cross-platform flexibility, and wide selection of additional tools are just some of the strengths that make this system a go-to for any data management need, enterprise or otherwise. In Postgres Succinctly, author Peter Shaw guides you from installing Postgres, to creating your first database, to using Postgres in a .NET application with ADO .NET and Entity Framework.


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GIS Succinctly

 

Geographic information systems (GIS) use a complex mix of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology to provide everything from web-based interfaces, such as Bing Maps and Google Maps, to tracking applications for delivery services. With GIS Succinctly, author Peter Shaw guides you through it all, starting with a detailed examination of the data and processes that constitute the internals of a GIS. He surveys a selection of commercial and open-source software packages, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of each so you can choose one that suits your own GIS development. Shaw even provides instructions for setting up a spatially enabled database and creating a complete .NET GIS application. Complete with downloadable code samples, GIS Succinctly is the one resource you need to map your world.

I’m available for hire

If you’d like me to write for your blog, or are interested in working with me to produce technical documentation for your product or service, then please feel free to contact me via my Linked-In page, or via my Company “Digital Solutions UK” by clicking on the logos and/or badges to the top right of this page.

My Linked-In page also has information that will take you to a place where you can obtain PDF Downloads of my current CV, and other information on my experience.

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