Beginning Xcode: Swift Edition (2nd Edition)

By Matthew Knott

Starting Xcode, rapid variation won't purely get you up and operating with Apple's most modern model of Xcode, however it additionally exhibits you ways to take advantage of speedy in Xcode and features a number of initiatives to build.

If you have already got a few programming event with iOS SDK and Objective-C, yet desire a extra in-depth educational on Xcode, in particular Xcode with Apple’s new programming language, rapid, then starting Xcode, rapid version is for you. The booklet specializes in the recent applied sciences, instruments and contours that Apple has bundled into the hot Xcode 6, to counterpoint the newest iOS eight SDK.

By the tip of this publication, you'll have all the abilities and numerous examples to draft from to get your quick app from thought to App shop with all of the strength of Xcode.

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Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner's Guide

By Roger Engelbert

With Cocos2d-x you don’t need to be a programming whiz to be a genius at online game layout. This educational may also help unharness your internal creativity with plenty of enjoyable tutorials. Get the knowledge to construct nice cross-platform second games.


  • Learn to construct multi-device video games in uncomplicated, effortless steps, letting the framework do the entire heavy lifting
  • Spice issues up on your video games with effortless to use animations, particle results, and physics simulation
  • Quickly enforce and attempt your personal gameplay principles, with a watch for optimization and portability
  • Enjoy development the video games up to you are going to take pleasure in enjoying them

In Detail

Cocos2d-x is the C++ port of arguably the preferred open resource second framework on this planet. Its predecessor used to be constrained to the Apple relatives yet with Cocos2d-x you could take your functions to all significant app shops, with minimal additional paintings. provide your video games a bigger audience with virtually no additional hassle.

"Cocos2d-X by means of instance Beginner's consultant" helps you to construct your individual pass platform video games utilizing all of the advantages of a time confirmed framework, plus the splendor and straightforwardness of C++.

Each of the six video games constructed during this booklet will take you extra at the street to changing into knowledgeable video game developer with out fuss and many fun.

Follow six tutorials for 6 very diversified video games that leverage the benefit of Cocos2D-X and its speedy implementation, relocating from basic rules to extra complicated issues in online game development.

In easy-to-follow steps, the e-book teaches you ways to take complete good thing about the framework through including animations and lighting tricks, enforcing a physics engine, and optimizing your games.

Prepare your undertaking for a number of systems and tips on how to take your online game suggestions to completion.

"Cocos2d-X by way of instance Beginner's advisor" will current to you, in six assorted video games, the subjects essential to construct probably the most well known and enjoyable different types of video games today.

What you'll study from this book

  • Make your video games glance cooler with particle effects
  • Create position holder sprites to quick attempt your online game ideas
  • Load exterior facts into your games
  • Build video game menus and tutorials
  • Implement game-wide occasions with notifications
  • Create a splash online game with a textured terrain
  • Build a Box2D puzzle video game with a number of levels
  • Create a hybrid iOS and Android project


Get to grips with Cocos2D-X utilizing step by step examples. Roger Engelbert can have you smiling all through and studying necessary details at each turn.

Who this e-book is written for

If you may have really good rules for fantastic video games and wish to carry them to lifestyles, then this booklet is what you wish. paintings via easy-to-follow examples and examine precisely what you want to comprehend to make your video games a fact. No programming adventure necessary!

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Star Schema The Complete Reference

By Christopher Adamson

The definitive consultant to dimensional layout on your info warehouse

Learn the simplest practices of dimensional layout. Star Schema: the entire Reference deals in-depth assurance of layout rules and their underlying rationales. geared up round layout recommendations and illustrated with exact examples, it is a step by step guidebook for rookies and a complete source for specialists.

This all-inclusive quantity starts with dimensional layout basics and exhibits how they healthy into diversified facts warehouse architectures, together with these of W.H. Inmon and Ralph Kimball. The booklet progresses via a chain of complicated ideas that assist you deal with real-world complexity, maximize functionality, and adapt to the necessities of BI and ETL software program items. you're offered with layout initiatives and deliverables that may be integrated into any undertaking, despite structure or method.

  • Master the basics of megastar schema layout and gradual switch processing
  • Identify events that decision for a number of stars or cubes
  • Ensure compatibility throughout topic components as your facts warehouse grows
  • Accommodate repeating attributes, recursive hierarchies, and bad information caliber
  • Support conflicting necessities for historical information
  • Handle version inside of a enterprise procedure and correlation of disparate actions
  • Boost functionality utilizing derived schemas and aggregates
  • Learn whilst it really is applicable to regulate designs for BI and ETL tools

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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

By William Rice

This e-book comprises transparent suggestions for all who are looking to prepare powerful on-line classes that inspire scholars and inspire dynamic studying. There are transparent, step by step directions with valuable screenshots and diagrams to lead you alongside the way in which. with a purpose to unharness your instructing abilities and advance interesting, dynamic classes that truly get scholars relocating ahead, then this ebook is for you. skilled Moodlers who are looking to improve to Moodle 1.9 will locate robust insights into constructing extra profitable and academic classes.

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Android Application Development Cookbook - Second Edition

Over a hundred recipes that will help you remedy the commonest difficulties confronted by means of Android builders today

About This Book

  • Find the solutions on your universal Android programming difficulties, from organize to defense, that will help you carry larger purposes, faster
  • Uncover the newest positive aspects of Android Marshmallow to make your purposes stand out
  • Get on top of things with Android Studio 1.4 - the 1st Android Studio in line with the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains

Who This booklet Is For

If you're new to Android improvement and wish to take a hands-on method of studying the framework, or while you are an skilled developer short of transparent operating code to unravel the various demanding situations in Android improvement, you could make the most of this e-book. both method, it is a source you have to preserve at your table for a fast connection with remedy new difficulties as you take on more difficult projects.

What you'll Learn

  • Along with Marshmallow, get hands-on operating with Google's new Android Studio IDE
  • Develop purposes utilizing the newest Android framework whereas preserving backward-compatibility with the aid library
  • Master Android programming top practices from the recipes
  • Create interesting and interesting functions utilizing wisdom received from recipes on pictures, animations, and multimedia
  • Work via succinct steps on specifics that can assist you entire your venture faster
  • Keep your app responsive (and hinder ANRs) with examples at the AsynchTask class
  • Utilize Google Speech acceptance APIs to your app.
  • Make use of Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to create Push Notifications on your users
  • Get a greater figuring out of the Android framework via special explanations

In Detail

The Android OS has the most important install base of any working method on the planet; there hasn't ever been a greater time to benefit Android improvement to write down your individual purposes, or to make your personal contributions to the open resource community!

This “cookbook” will make it effortless so that you can leap to a subject matter of curiosity and get what you must enforce the characteristic on your personal program. when you are new to Android and examine most sensible by way of “doing,” then this booklet will offer many themes of interest.

Starting with the fundamentals of Android improvement, we circulate directly to extra complex techniques, and we will consultant you thru universal initiatives builders fight to resolve. the 1st few chapters disguise the fundamentals together with actions, Layouts, Widgets, and the Menu. From there, we disguise fragments and information garage (including SQLite), equipment sensors, the digital camera, and GPS. Then we movement on extra complex issues reminiscent of pictures and animation (including OpenGL), multi-threading with AsyncTask, and net performance with Volley. we will additionally show Google Maps and Google Cloud Messaging (also referred to as Push Notifications) utilizing the Google API Library.

Finally, we are going to look at numerous on-line companies designed specifically for Android improvement. Take your software big-time with complete web net companies with no need to develop into a server admin through leveraging the facility of Backend as a carrier (BaaS) providers.

Style and approach

This publication progresses from the basics of Android improvement to extra complex techniques, with recipes to unravel the most typical difficulties confronted by means of builders. This cookbook makes it effortless to leap to express themes of curiosity, the place you can find basic steps to enforce the answer and get a transparent clarification of ways it works.

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Debugging the Development Process: Practical Strategies for Staying Focused, Hitting Ship Dates, and Building Solid Teams

By Steve Maguire

Writer of Writing stable Code tells what labored and didn't paintings at Microsoft. This publication is a functional advisor to staying targeted, hitting send dates and construction reliable programming groups. You don't need to be a supervisor to understand this booklet; a person concerned about programming will relish the humor and sensible recommendation it comprises.

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Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (2nd Edition)

By Stephen G. Kochan


Programming in Objective-C 2.0 presents the recent programmer a whole, step by step creation to Objective-C, the first language used to advance purposes for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X platforms.


The booklet doesn't think prior event with both C or object-oriented programming languages, and it comprises many unique, sensible examples of the way to place Objective-C to exploit on your daily iPhone/iPad or Mac OS X programming tasks.

A strong but basic object-oriented programming language that’s according to the c language, Objective-C is commonly to be had not just on OS X and the iPhone/iPad platform yet throughout many working platforms that help the gcc compiler, together with Linux, Unix, and home windows systems.


The moment version of this booklet completely covers the most recent model of the language, Objective-C 2.0. And it indicates not just the best way to make the most of the basis framework’s wealthy integrated library of sessions but in addition tips to use the iPhone SDK to enhance courses designed for the iPhone/iPad platform.


Table of Contents

   1    advent

Part I: The Objective-C 2.0 Language

    2    Programming in Objective-C 

    3    sessions, items, and strategies

    4    info forms and Expressions

    5    application Looping

    6    Making Decisions

    7    extra on Classes

    8    Inheritance

    9    Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding

  10    extra on Variables and knowledge Types

  11    different types and Protocols

  12    The Preprocessor

  13    Underlying c program languageperiod Features

Part II: the root Framework

  14    creation to the root Framework

  15    Numbers, Strings, and Collections

  16    operating with records

  17    reminiscence administration

  18    Copying items

  19    Archiving

Part III: Cocoa and the iPhone SDK

  20    advent to Cocoa 

  21    Writing iPhone functions

Part IV: Appendixes

  A    thesaurus

  B    Objective-C 2.0 Language precis

  C    tackle ebook resource Code

  D    Resources

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Programming in Visual Basic 2010

Bradley; Programming in visible easy 2010 the writer staff of Julia Bradley and Anita Millspaugh stay the guiding gentle for numerous scholars worldwide in Programming with visible uncomplicated 2010. How larger to grasp the most well-liked object-oriented programming language than to exploit the bestselling textbook? Be on the innovative of know-how with examples, suggestions questions, and a whole palms On Programming instance. observe the strategies your self with Case stories and routines. reveal captures, step by step workouts, and thorough appendices make sure that Programming Excellence starts right here.

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Backbone.js Blueprints

By Andrew Burgess

Understand Backbone.js pragmatically through construction seven various purposes from scratch

About This Book

  • Gain insights into the interior operating of spine to leverage it better
  • Exploit spine mixed with the gains of a Node powered server
  • Learn easy methods to construct seven step by step frontend applications

Who This ebook Is For

If you're ready to profit approximately construction frontend functions in spine, this is often the e-book for you. maybe you will have dipped your toe into spine and are able to make the leap. whether you have not, this publication will train you every little thing you want to recognize to construct strong frontend apps with spine. you have to to be beautiful strong at JavaScript and feature a operating wisdom of HTML and CSS, yet except that, you are reliable to go!

What you'll Learn

  • Discover seven other ways to create your personal frontend Backbone.js applications
  • Create advanced interfaces whereas retaining the code adaptable via spine Views
  • Control your functions' monitors with simplicity via a spine router
  • Utilize Marionette and Chaplin, the spine extension frameworks
  • Build a Node.js server to regulate the types your frontend program sends to it and requests from it
  • Work with templates that deal with the heavy lifting of your view
  • Precompile your view for added efficiency
  • Use spine extension libraries to create powerful purposes with much less coding

In Detail

Backbone.js is an open resource, JavaScript library that lets you construct subtle and based net apps. it's a must to have well-organized frontend code for simple upkeep and extendability. With the spine framework, one could construct purposes which are a breeze to manage.

In this ebook, you can find find out how to construct seven entire internet functions from scratch. you will how to use the entire elements of the spine framework separately, and the way to exploit them jointly to create absolutely featured purposes. moreover, you are going to additionally find out how spine thinks so that you can leverage it to write down the most productive frontend JavaScript code.

Through this booklet, you'll discover ways to write solid server-side JavaScript to help your frontend functions. This easy-to-follow consultant is jam-packed with tasks, code, and stable causes that might provide the self assurance to put in writing your individual internet functions from scratch.

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Mastering VBA for Office 2010

By Richard Mansfield

A entire consultant to the language used to customise Microsoft Office

Visual easy for purposes (VBA) is the language used for writing macros, automating place of work functions, and developing customized functions in observe, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and entry. this whole consultant indicates either IT execs and beginner builders tips on how to grasp VBA that allows you to customise the total place of work suite for particular enterprise needs.

  • Office 2010 is the top productiveness suite, and the VBA language permits customizations of the entire place of work courses; this whole consultant provides either beginner and skilled programmers the data they should make greatest use of VBA for Office
  • Supported with real-world examples in be aware, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and entry, this ebook bargains transparent, systematic tutorials with either intermediate and complex content
  • Covers studying find out how to paintings with VBA; recording macros; utilizing loops and services; utilizing message containers, enter bins, and conversation bins; developing powerful code; XML-based documents; ActiveX; the developer tab; content material controls; add-ins; embedded macros; and security

Mastering VBA for workplace 2010 prepares builders to customise all Microsoft place of work 2010 functions for the original wishes in their employers.

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