Learn Cocoa on the Mac

By Jack Nutting, Peter Clark

The Cocoa frameworks are essentially the most strong for growing local OS X apps on hand this day. besides the fact that, for a first-time Mac developer, simply firing up Xcode four and beginning to browse the documentation could be a daunting and difficult job. The Objective-C classification reference documentation on my own may fill hundreds of thousands of published pages, let alone the entire different tutorials and publications integrated with Xcode. the place do you begin? Which sessions are you going to want to exploit? How do you employ Xcode and the remainder of the instruments?

Learn Cocoa for the Mac, moment variation, completely revised for OS X Mountain Lion and XCode 4, solutions those questions and extra, assisting you discover your method during the jungle of periods, instruments, and new suggestions that you should start at the subsequent nice OS X app this day. Jack Nutting and Peter Clark are your publications via this wooded area; Jack and Peter have lived the following for years, and may exhibit you which of them boulder to push, which vine to cut, and which circulate to drift throughout so that it will make it via. you are going to examine not just the best way to use the parts of this wealthy framework, but in addition which ones healthy jointly, and why.

Jack Nutting’s strategy, combining pragmatic problem-solving with a deep recognize for the underlying layout philosophies contained inside Cocoa, stems from years of expertise utilizing those frameworks. Peter Clark will express you which of them elements of your app require you to leap in and code an answer, and which components are top served through letting Cocoa take you the place it desires you to move. the trail over what appears like a mountain of parts and APIs hasn't ever been extra completely ready to your travels. In each one bankruptcy, you’ll construct an app that explores a number of parts of the Cocoa panorama. With Jack’s and Peter's tips, the steep studying curve turns into a enjoyable event. there's nonetheless a lot paintings for the uninitiated, yet by the point you’re performed, you'll be good in your strategy to turning into a Cocoa master.

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Beginning Android C++ Game Development

By Bruce Sutherland

Beginning Android C++ online game Development introduces normal and Android online game builders such as you to Android's robust local improvement equipment (NDK). The Android NDK platform enables you to construct the main subtle, complicated and most sensible appearing online game apps that leverage C++.  in brief, you learn how to construct expert taking a look and appearing video game apps just like the book's case research, Droid Runner.

during this booklet, you are going to study all of the significant points of online game layout and programming utilizing the Android NDK and be capable of post your first expert game app to Google Play and Amazon Appstore for contemporary Android smartphones and capsule clients to obtain and play. 

The concepts contained during this booklet comprise development a video game engine, writing a renderer, and construction a whole video game app with entities, video game degrees and collisions. As a part of the academic you will additionally know about putting views utilizing cameras and together with audio on your online game app.

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Smashing Android UI: Responsive User Interfaces and Design Patterns for Android Phones and Tablets

By Juhani Lehtimaki

Designers and builders, create smashing apps for Android devices

If you are constructing purposes for Android smartphones and pills, you recognize it is not adequate simply to create the app. the appliance needs to be intuitive, good laid out, and straightforward to exploit. Smashing Android UI indicates you simply find out how to do this. beginning with uncomplicated parts, this useful, full-color e-book indicates you ways to create scalable layouts, utilize adaptive layouts and fragments, persist with Android layout most sensible practices, and layout modern, intuitive person interfaces utilizing Android UI layout patterns.

One of the latest publications within the impressive Smashing Magazine ebook sequence, this e-book takes you past the fundamentals with specialist concepts and cutting edge rules. study shrewdpermanent suggestions that can assist you stay away from pitfalls whereas development apps that may scale as much as a large number of attainable Android device-and-browser combinations.

  • Teaches sensible thoughts for constructing and designing purposes that paintings on all Android telephones and pills
  • Helps builders who've Android adventure, yet no longer inevitably layout adventure, in addition to designers who are looking to stick to Android layout most sensible practices and styles
  • Starts with find out how to use basic elements after which strikes directly to construction scalable layouts
  • Covers adaptive layouts and fragments, responsive layout, and the way to layout person interfaces utilizing Android UI layout patterns

Smashing Android UI: Responsive Android UI and layout styles for telephones and Tablets is helping you create apps for the most well liked factor in technology--Android devices!

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Functional Python Programming

By Steven Lott

Key Features

  • Implement universal practical programming layout styles and strategies in Python
  • Learn how you can choose from central and practical techniques in accordance with expressiveness, readability, and performance
  • Apply sensible Python to universal Exploratory information research (EDA) programming problems

Book Description

Python’s easy-to-learn and extensible talents supply a couple of sensible programming beneficial properties so you might deliver into your workflow, specifically within the realm of information science.

If you’re a Python developer who desires to notice tips on how to take the ability of practical programming and produce it into your personal courses then this ebook is key for you, no matter if you recognize subsequent to not anything in regards to the paradigm. beginning with a normal evaluate of sensible techniques you’ll discover universal practical good points reminiscent of top notch and higher-order capabilities, natural features and extra, and the way those are comprehensive in Python to offer you the middle foundations you’ll construct upon. After that, you’ll notice universal practical optimizations for Python to assist your apps succeed in even larger speeds. you are going to additionally discover information guidance innovations and information exploration intensive, besides studying how the Python regular library matches the sensible programming version. ultimately, to replenish your trip into the realm of functionality Python you’ll at examine the PyMonad undertaking and a few greater examples to place every thing into perspective.

With sensible Python Programming by way of your facet you’ll comprehend the middle recommendations of functionality Python, its influence at the programming workflow, and the way to enforce it in Python, supplying you with the facility to take your functions to a good greater level.

What you'll learn

  • Use Python's generator capabilities and generator expressions to paintings with collections in a non-strict (or lazy) manner
  • Utilize Python library modules together with itertools, functools, multiprocessing, and concurrent.futures for effective useful programs
  • Use Python strings with object-oriented suffix notation and prefix notation
  • Avoid stateful periods via employing households of tuples
  • Design and enforce decorators to create composite functions
  • Use features like max(), min(), map(), filter(), and sorted()
  • Write complicated higher-order functions

About the Author

Steven F. Lott has been programming because the 70s, whilst desktops have been huge, pricey, and infrequent. As a freelance software program developer and architect, he has labored on hundreds of thousands of tasks, from very small to large. he is been utilizing Python to resolve enterprise difficulties for over 10 years.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing useful Programming
  2. Introducing a few sensible Features
  3. Functions, Iterators, and Generators
  4. Working with Collections
  5. Higher-order Functions
  6. Recursions and Reductions
  7. Additional Tuple Techniques
  8. The Itertools Module
  9. More Itertools Techniques
  10. The Functools Module
  11. Decorator layout Techniques
  12. The Multiprocessing and Threading Modules
  13. Conditional Expressions and the Operator Module
  14. The Pymonad Library
  15. A useful method of internet Services
  16. Optimizations and Improvements

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Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

By Dave Smith

Android is still one of many best cellular OS and improvement structures riding modern day cellular recommendations and the apps surroundings. Android appears complicated, yet deals a number of equipped improvement kits to these entering Android with differing programming language ability sets.

Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach courses you step by step via quite a lot of helpful subject matters utilizing entire and real-world operating code examples.

during this ebook, you are going to start up with a recap of Android structure and app basics, after which get all the way down to enterprise and construct an app with Google’s Android SDK on the command line and Eclipse. subsequent, you will easy methods to accomplish sensible initiatives concerning the person interface, communications with the cloud, machine undefined, facts endurance, communications among purposes, and interacting with Android itself. eventually, you are going to the right way to leverage a number of libraries and Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) to assist you practice initiatives extra fast, the way to use the Android NDK to spice up app functionality, and the way to layout apps for functionality, responsiveness, seamlessness, and more.

rather than summary descriptions of complicated strategies, in Android Recipes, you'll locate dwell code examples. for those who begin a brand new venture, you could contemplate copying and pasting the code and configuration records from this booklet, then editing them to your personal customization wishes. this may prevent loads of paintings over making a undertaking from scratch!

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Programming Perl: Unmatched power for text processing and scripting

By Tom Christiansen, brian d foy, Larry Wall, Jon Orwant

Adopted because the undisputed Perl bible quickly after the 1st version seemed in 1991, Programming Perl continues to be the go-to advisor for this hugely functional language. Perl started existence as a super-fueled textual content processing software, yet quick advanced right into a basic objective programming language that’s helped millions of programmers, method directors, and fanatics, such as you, get your task done.

In this much-anticipated replace to "the Camel," 3 popular Perl authors conceal the language as much as its present model, Perl 5.14, with a preview of gains within the upcoming 5.16. In an international the place Unicode is more and more crucial for textual content processing, Perl deals the simplest and least painful help of any significant language, easily integrating Unicode everywhere—including in Perl’s most well liked characteristic: standard expressions.

Important gains coated by way of this replace include:

  • New keyword phrases and syntax
  • I/O layers and encodings
  • New backslash escapes
  • Unicode 6.0
  • Unicode grapheme clusters and properties
  • Named captures in regexes
  • Recursive and grammatical patterns
  • Expanded insurance of CPAN
  • Current top practices

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C in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference

By Peter Prinz, Tony Crawford

The new version of this vintage O’Reilly reference offers transparent, special factors of each characteristic within the interval and runtime library, together with multithreading, type-generic macros, and library features which are new within the 2011 C commonplace (C11). that will comprehend the results of an surprising functionality, and the way the normal library calls for it to act, you’ll locate it right here, besides a regular example.

Ideal for knowledgeable C and C++ programmers, this ebook additionally comprises renowned instruments within the GNU software program assortment. You’ll how one can construct C courses with GNU Make, collect executable courses from C resource code, and try out and debug your courses with the GNU debugger.

In 3 sections, this authoritative publication covers:

  • C language strategies and language elements, with separate chapters on forms, statements, tips, reminiscence administration, I/O, and more
  • The C regular library, together with an summary of normal headers and a close functionality reference
  • Basic C programming tools within the GNU software program assortment, with directions on how use them with the Eclipse IDE

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From Idea to App: Creating iOS UI, animations, and gestures (Voices That Matter)

By Shawn Welch

There is “an app for that,” yet each app starts off as an idea. principles can come from anyone—designers or builders, advertising managers or CEOs—and this ebook is set bringing these rules to existence.

iOS is a awesome platform, either from a expertise viewpoint and as a natural company chance. With over 10 billion apps downloaded throughout the iTunes App shop, and over 50 million new iOS units anticipated to send in 2011, no different platform places immense enterprise and person builders on a degree taking part in box like iOS does. understand that, when you have an concept for an app, now could be the time to make it happen.

Whether you’re a dressmaker or a developer, this e-book may also help you:

  • Create easy person interface elements
  • Understand navigation metaphors and practices
  • Design for a number of devices
  • Customize method UI elements
  • Incorporate system-provided and customized animations
  • Use contact- and motion-based gestures
  • Create UIViews and UIViewControllers utilizing middle Graphics
  • Avoid rejection through the iTunes App shop


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HTML5 and JavaScript Projects (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

By Jeanine Meyer

HTML5 and JavaScript Projects shows you the way to construct in your easy wisdom of HTML5 and JavaScript to create vast HTML5 purposes. during the many attention-grabbing initiatives you could construct during this ebook, you will construct your HTML5 abilities in your destiny tasks, and expand the middle talents you could have discovered with its spouse ebook, The crucial consultant to HTML5.

HTML5 and JavaScript tasks covers crucial parts of HTML5 that you will want to understand how you can software, including: video, and audio, databases, localStorage, and geolocation. The tasks were rigorously chosen that will help you construct your HTML5 and JavaScript programming talents. you will construct video games and functions, akin to video jigsaws,  recipe data, paper dolls, and plenty of extra fascinating examples.

each one venture starts off out with an advent to the elemental HTML5 and JavaScript ideas lined after which contains particular, attractive examples defined step by step. you are going to additionally detect line-by-line explanations for each line of code―we'll just remember to can absolutely comprehend what every one line of code does, that you should simply take that figuring out and use it on your individual HTML5 projects.

HTML5 and JavaScript Projects:

  • Shows tips on how to produce purposes combining Canvas drawings, pictures, and video clips
  • Explains how one can contain Google Maps and geolocation into your tasks
  • Reveals the best way to construct purposes requiring chronic info, storing the data in the community or on a database at the server

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Agile Product Development: How to Design Innovative Products That Create Customer Value

Discover what it takes to boost items that blow your clients away—and take marketplace percentage out of your rivals. This publication will clarify how the rules in the back of agile product improvement support designers, builders, architects, and product managers create extraordinary items; and the way to seem past a sparkly person interface to construct a very good product. most significantly, this e-book provide you with a shared framework to your product improvement crew to collaborate effectively.

Product improvement consists of a number of key activities—including ideation, discovery, layout, improvement, and delivery—and but too many businesses and innovators specialize in quite a few of them a lot to the detriment of the product’s good fortune on the market. consequently we nonetheless proceed to work out excessive failure charges in new product improvement, be it within enterprises or startups. regrettably, or particularly thankfully, those mess ups are principally avoidable.

In the final fifteen years, advances in agile software program improvement, lean product improvement, human-centered layout, layout pondering, lean startups and product supply have helped enhance person facets of product improvement. in spite of the fact that, no longer sufficient tips has been to be had to combine them within the context of the product improvement existence cycle.

Until now. Product developer extraordinaire Tathagat Varma in Agile Product improvement integrates person wisdom components right into a box guide for product builders. equipped within the means an idea germinates, sprouts, and grows, the ebook synthesizes the physique of information in a realistic approach that's extra typical to the whole product production technique instead of from person practices that represent it.

In today’s hyper-innovative global, being first to the industry, or providing feature-loaded items, or maybe supplying the newest know-how doesn’t warrantly luck anymore. yes, these components are all wanted within the correct measures, yet they don't seem to be enough by means of themselves. And getting it correct couldn’t be extra vital: development items that carry extraordinary person studies is the head problem dealing with companies this present day, in particular in a post-Apple international the place consumer adventure and layout has been increased to a cult prestige.

What you’ll learn

  • How to stimulate creativity and prioritization of rules in product design
  • How to get early suggestions on preliminary product suggestion iterations
  • How to layout and advance items utilizing sound engineering practices
  • How to use ideas of agility into software program delivery

Who this booklet is for

marketers, designers, builders, product managers, software program architects.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preamble

Chapter 2: Discover

Chapter three: Deliberate

Chapter four: Describe

Chapter five: Design

Chapter 6: Develop

Chapter 7: Deliver

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