OpenGL SuperBible: Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference (6th Edition)

By Graham Sellers, Richard S Wright Jr., Nicholas Haemel

OpenGL® SuperBible, 6th Edition, is the definitive programmer’s consultant, instructional, and reference for the world’s prime 3D API for real-time special effects, OpenGL 4.3. the simplest all-around advent to OpenGL for builders in any respect degrees of expertise, it sincerely explains either the most recent API and vital comparable ideas. You’ll locate updated, hands-on information for all aspects of recent OpenGL improvement on either laptop and cellular structures, together with ameliorations, texture mapping, shaders, buffers, geometry administration, and lots more and plenty more.

 

Extensively revised, this version provides many new OpenGL 4.3 beneficial properties, together with compute shaders, texture perspectives, oblique attracts, and greater API debugging. it's been reorganized to concentration extra tightly at the API, to hide the total pipeline prior, and that can assist you completely comprehend the interactions among OpenGL and photos hardware.

 

Coverage includes

  • A useful creation to the necessities of realtime 3D graphics
  • Core OpenGL 4.3 suggestions for rendering, differences, and texturing
  • Foundational math for developing attention-grabbing 3D photographs with OpenGL
  • Writing your personal shaders, with examples to get you started
  • Cross-platform OpenGL, together with crucial platform-specific API initialization fabric for Linux, OS X, and Windows
  • Vertex processing, drawing instructions, primitive processing, fragments, and framebuffers
  • Using compute shaders to harness today’s pictures playing cards for greater than graphics
  • Monitoring and controlling the OpenGL pictures pipeline
  • Advanced rendering: mild simulation, creative and non-photo-realistic rendering, and deferred shading
  • Modern OpenGL debugging and function optimization

Bonus fabric and pattern code can be found from the spouse site, openglsuperbible.com.

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Beginning iOS 8 Programming with Swift

By Simon Ng

A realistic consultant for Beginners
If you need to create an app yet don't comprehend the place to start, this publication covers the complete element of quick programming and iOS eight improvement and exhibits you each step from an idea to a true app on App shop. such a lot programming books begin through instructing the elemental programming ideas. At AppCoda, we think programming might be enjoyable to profit. rather than simply elaborating the theories, you'll study 'by doing' correct from the start. This useful studying technique has received optimistic suggestions from tens of hundreds of thousands of our weblog readers.

This e-book encompasses a lot of hands-on routines and tasks. It assumes you have got little or perhaps no earlier programming event. you'll first create an easy app, then prototype an app proposal, and later upload a few beneficial properties to it in each one bankruptcy, till a true app is outfitted. throughout the method, you are going to grasp rapid programming and iOS eight app improvement.

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Embedded Android: Porting, Extending, and Customizing

By Karim Yaghmour

Looking to port Android to different systems comparable to embedded units? This hands-on e-book exhibits you the way Android works and the way you could adapt it to suit you. You’ll delve into Android’s structure and the way to navigate its resource code, regulate its numerous parts, and create your individual model of Android to your specific machine. You’ll additionally notice how Android differs from its Linux roots.

If you’re skilled with embedded structures improvement and feature an exceptional deal with on Linux, this ebook is helping you mould Android to systems except cellular devices.

  • Learn approximately Android’s improvement version and the you must run it
  • Get a brief primer on Android internals, together with the Linux kernel and Dalvik digital machine
  • Set up and discover the AOSP with no undefined, utilizing a practical emulator image
  • Understand Android’s non-recursive construct process, and how one can make your individual modifications
  • Use evaluate forums to prototype your embedded Android system
  • Examine the local user-space, together with the basis filesystem structure, the adb instrument, and Android’s command line
  • Discover tips to engage with—and customize—the Android Framework

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Fluent Python

By Luciano Ramalho

Python’s simplicity permits you to develop into efficient fast, yet this usually capacity you aren’t utilizing every thing it has to supply. With this hands-on consultant, you’ll methods to write powerful, idiomatic Python code through leveraging its best—and most likely so much neglected—features. writer Luciano Ramalho takes you thru Python’s center language positive aspects and libraries, and exhibits you the way to make your code shorter, quicker, and extra readable on the similar time.

Many skilled programmers try and bend Python to slot styles they realized from different languages, and not become aware of Python positive aspects outdoor in their event. With this ebook, these Python programmers will completely tips on how to develop into knowledgeable in Python 3.

This booklet covers:

  • Python facts model: know the way distinct tools are the major to the constant habit of objects
  • Data structures: take complete good thing about integrated forms, and comprehend the textual content vs bytes duality within the Unicode age
  • Functions as objects: view Python services as firstclass items, and know how this impacts renowned layout patterns
  • Object-oriented idioms: construct sessions by means of studying approximately references, mutability, interfaces, operator overloading, and a number of inheritance
  • Control flow: leverage context managers, turbines, coroutines, and concurrency with the concurrent.futures and asyncio packages
  • Metaprogramming: know the way homes, characteristic descriptors, classification decorators, and metaclasses work

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Problem Solving and Programming Concepts (9th Edition)

By Maureen Sprankle

Problem fixing and Programming innovations, 9/e, is a middle or supplementary textual content for one-semester, freshman/sophomore-level introductory classes taken through programming majors in challenge fixing for Programmers, challenge fixing for purposes, any computing device Language path, or advent to Programming.

 

Revised to mirror the most up-tp-date concerns within the programming undefined, this broadly followed textual content emphasizes that challenge fixing is similar in all computing device languages, despite syntax. Sprankle and Hubbard use a familiar, non-language-specific method of current the instruments and ideas required while utilizing any programming language to enhance machine purposes. Designed for college students with very little machine adventure — yet precious to programmers at any point — the textual content presents step by step development and constant in-depth insurance of issues, with distinct reasons and plenty of illustrations.

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101 Windows Phone 7 Apps, Volume 1: Developing Apps 1-50

By Adam Nathan

Acquired a very good notion for an app? There’s a bankruptcy for that!

Calling all builders: home windows cell 7 is beginning to achieve traction, and the chance is yours to promote the following killer app! one zero one home windows mobile 7 Apps is a booklet sequence like no other–best-selling writer and Microsoft developer Adam Nathan walks you thru the method of creating one hundred and one genuine, strong, diversified, and marketplace-certified Silverlight purposes. You not just get on-line entry to the entire resource code and similar resources, however the booklet is chock packed with suggestions, warnings, and suggestion which can merely come from Adam’s adventure of writing such a lot of whole purposes and promoting them within the home windows cell Marketplace.

Imagine how lengthy it will take you to increase and try out 50 apps and what sort of you will study from the event. instead of spending all that point ranging from scratch, use this ebook to hit the floor operating! even if you just make beauty adjustments to apps during this booklet (for instance, developing kid-themed versions), repurpose apps (such as construction a loan calculator according to bankruptcy 10’s tip calculator), or construct whatever thoroughly detailed, this e-book can drastically speed up your improvement time and assist you create top quality apps. promote your apps within the home windows mobile industry and make this ebook pay for itself!

Volume I includes the 1st 50 apps and covers the following:
* every thing you want to find out about Silverlight
* totally exploiting telephone gains comparable to the appliance bar, hardware/software keyboards, multi-touch, accelerometer, microphone, and more
* utilizing wealthy controls similar to pivots, panoramas, and controls in loose toolkits, equivalent to date/time pickers, toggle switches, charts, and graphs
* construction your personal customized controls, together with well known ones lacking from the platform, resembling a checkable checklist field, multi-select picker field, and colour picker
* generally appropriate pages, equivalent to a photo-cropping web page and accelerometer-calibration page
* tips to make your app feel and appear like a first-party app
* sensible tips about quite a lot of themes, even buying and growing sound results, utilizing customized fonts, and developing icons

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Effective Akka

Avoid universal error whilst construction allotted, asynchronous, high-performance software program with the Akka toolkit and runtime. With this concise consultant, writer Jamie Allen presents a set of top practices in keeping with a number of years of utilizing the actor version. The e-book additionally contains examples of actor program varieties and fundamental styles of actor utilization, the additional trend and Cameo Pattern.

Allen, the Director of Consulting for Typesafe—creator of Akka and the Scala programming language—examines actors with a banking-service use case in the course of the publication, utilizing examples proven in Akka and Scala. in case you have any event with Akka, this advisor is essential.

  • Delve into domain-driven and work-distribution actor applications
  • Understand why it’s very important to have actors do just one job
  • Avoid thread blocking off by means of permitting common sense to be delegated to a Future
  • Model interactions as easily as attainable to prevent untimely optimization
  • Create well-defined interactions, and be aware of precisely what disasters can occur
  • Learn why you have to by no means deal with actors as you'll a standard class
  • Keep music of what is going on in construction by means of tracking everything
  • Tune Akka purposes with the Typesafe Console

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Learn Mobile Game Development in One Day Using Gamesalad: Create Games for iOS, Android and Windows Phones and Tablets

By Jamie Cross

Examine cellular online game improvement in a single Day utilizing Gamesalad is for a person who desires to how to create their very own games for computer and cellular units. whereas this can be an introductory booklet that assumes you don't have any prior video game improvement event, you’ll locate that after you have got accomplished all the chapters and workouts, you’ll be capable to create your personal notable games from scratch.

The ebook is intended for use as a studying device, it’s full of over 35 hands-on workouts and 4 chapters devoted to studying how you can make 4 assorted online game varieties. upon getting accomplished the ebook you'll have already got 4 cellular prepared video games created and able to be personalized and released to the Apple App Store!

In This publication you'll Learn:

What video game improvement is
What a number of the standards for a profitable video game are
What Gamesalad is
easy methods to create video game scenes and levels
To create photos and animations
how one can layout a video game and its rules
how one can contain track and sound effects
To create remarkable particle effects
easy methods to upload actual houses to the game’s actors
To create a fresh, informative graphical person interface
the right way to post video games to the Apple App Store
a lot More!

Gamesalad writer is a latest second video game improvement package (GDK). Over 750,000 builders in 189 international locations all over the world use it and it's been used to make 70 of the head a hundred video games within the U.S. Apple App Store.

One of the highlights of Gamesalad is that you just should not have to profit easy methods to write conventional machine programming code to make your video games. Gamesalad bargains an easy, but full-featured, drag and drop interface that permits you to construct commercial-quality video games a lot faster than studying conventional programming. when you are accustomed to Gamesalad, it is possible for you to to prototype a video game in a number of days and entire the whole venture in as low as a number of weeks rather than the common months or years it could possibly take to increase a online game with one other GDK.

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Start Here! Learn the Kinect API

Ready to benefit Kinect programming? commence Here!

Learn the basics of programming with the Kinect API—and start development apps that use movement monitoring, voice popularity, and extra. when you've got adventure programming with C#—simply begin the following! This booklet introduces must-know thoughts and methods via easy-to-follow reasons, examples, and workouts.

Here’s the place you begin studying Kinect

  • Build an program to demonstrate Kinect video in your notebook
  • Have Kinect take photos while it detects stream
  • Draw on a working laptop or computer monitor by way of relocating your finger within the air
  • Track your physique gestures and use them to regulate a application
  • Make a software that is familiar with your speech and talks again to you
  • Play a component on your personal augmented fact video game
  • Create an "air piano" utilizing Kinect with a MIDI gadget

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Learning to Love Data Science

Until lately, many of us notion monstrous info was once a passing fad. "Data technology" used to be an enigmatic time period. at the present time, titanic info is taken heavily, and information technology is taken into account downright attractive. With this anthology of news from award-winning journalist Mike Barlow, you’ll relish how information technology is essentially changing our international, for higher and for worse.

Barlow paints an image of the rising information area in wide strokes. From new strategies and instruments to using information for social strong, you’ll learn the way some distance information technology reaches.

With this anthology, you’ll examine how:

  • Analysts can now get effects from their info queries in close to actual time
  • Indie brands are blurring the strains among and software
  • Companies try and stability their wish for quick innovation with the necessity to tighten facts security
  • Advanced analytics and reasonably cheap sensors are remodeling apparatus upkeep from a value middle to a revenue center
  • CIOs have progressively developed from order takers to enterprise innovators
  • New analytics instruments permit companies transcend info research and directly to decision-making

Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, writer, and communications procedure advisor. considering the fact that launching his personal enterprise, Cumulus companions, he has represented significant enterprises in a couple of industries.

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