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Technical Books and Textbooks

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The Web Security Topics Series

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    Authentication and Authorization on the Web

    Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

  • A short book in the Web Security Topics series, intended for Web developers. Provides a detailed description of setting up, managing and maintaining the security of user accounts in Web applications. Covers secure storage of passwords, authentication of users' identities, and methods of authorization for restricting the operations that users may perform. Includes code examples in JavaScript/Node.js, key points at the end of every section and a full glossary.
  • ISBN: 978-0-9567370-5-2
  • 246 pages
  • MacAvon Media, October 2012
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    A Web Developer's Guide to Secure Communication

    Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

  • A clear guide to the principles of cryptography for Web developers, and to protocols used for securing communication on the World Wide Web, specifically TLS/SSL and HTTPS. Describes the use of public key authentication and public key infrastructure as used by HTTPS. Includes key points and a full glossary of technical terms.
  • ISBN: 978-0-9567370-4-5
  • 166 pages
  • MacAvon Media, December 2011
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    A Web Developer's Guide to Securing a Server

    Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

  • A short book in the Web Security Topics series, intended for Web developers. This guide provides a clear, easy–to–understand introduction to securing a Web server host running a Unix-like operating system such as Ubuntu Server. Includes key points at the end of every section, and a full glossary.
  • ISBN: 978-0-9567370-3-8
  • 98 pages
  • MacAvon Media, November 2011
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The Web Development Topics Series

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    JavaScript on the Server Using Node.js and Express

    Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

  • This book is now out of print.
  • ISBN: 978-0-9567370-8-3
  • 186 pages
  • MacAvon Media, February 2013

Academic Textbooks

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    Digital Multimedia, 3rd Edition

    Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

  • Digital Multimedia is the core text for undergraduate and masters courses in the exciting discipline of multimedia, combining a broad and deep account of technology with an inside understanding of multimedia content and its practical application. The 3rd edition of this bestselling textbook was completely revised and re-illustrated, and differs significantly from the 2nd edition.
  • ISBN: 978-0-470512-16-6
  • 732 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons, February 2009
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    Web Design: A Complete Introduction

    Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

  • This book provides a broad and thorough introduction to Web design. It is intended primarily as a core text for use in courses in universities, colleges and other tertiary-level educational institutions. It presents a systematic account of the World Wide Web, which will serve as a foundation for students or anyone setting out on a career as a professional Web designer.
  • ISBN: 978-0-470060-89-6
  • 692 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons, October 2006
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    Digital Media Tools, 3rd Edition

    Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

  • A practical introductory tutorial text for courses and individuals using Adobe software. This 3rd edition was published in 2007 and covers the (now superseded) CS3 versions of Adobe's programs Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver.
  • ISBN: 978-0-470012-27-7
  • 536 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons, October 2007

Other Books

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    www.animation

    Jenny Chapman

  • This book is now out of print.
  • ISBN: 978-0-304359-89-9
  • 192 pages
  • Cassell Illustrated, February 2002

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    Flash 5 Interactivity and Scripting

    Nigel Chapman

  • This book is now out of print.
  • ISBN: 978-0-471497-81-3
  • 264 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons, January 2001

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    Perl: The Programmer's Companion

    Nigel Chapman

  • This book is now out of print.
  • ISBN: 978-0-471975-63-2
  • 292 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons, August 1997

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    The Late Night Guide to C++

    Nigel Chapman

  • This book is now out of print.
  • ISBN: 978-0-471950-71-4
  • 376 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons, August 1996

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    LR Parsing: Theory and Practice

    Nigel Chapman

  • This academic monograph is now out of print.
  • ISBN: 978-0-521304-13-9
  • 240 pages
  • Cambridge University Press, January 1988