The Missing Link

An Introduction to Web Development and Programming

The Missing Link was created to address two major issues I faced as an educator. First, the approach I took to introducing web programming had a wider range of topics than books I reviewed. This meant requiring multiple titles to give students references that addressed everything we would cover, and then ensuring the titles remained in print and were the most concise set available.

The second was the matter of cost. Whether I required one text or many, I always felt bad watching the costs of textbooks inflate over time. In such a fast changing industry, paying so much for a single title seemed excessive given the wealth of alternatives online – where students would likely turn first once they had completed the course.

The only way to solve both, was to create enough materials that could fill that void, or create a title myself. Thanks to the support of the SUNY OpenText Initiative, I was able to do the latter and create this resource.