Pro Android Python with SL4A: Writing Android Native Apps Using Python, Lua, and Beanshell

By Paul Ferrill

Pro Android Python with SL4A is for programmers and hobbyists who are looking to write apps for Android units with no need to benefit Java first. Paul Ferrill leads you from fitting the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) to writing small scripts, to extra advanced and fascinating initiatives, and eventually to importing and packaging your courses to an Android device.

Android runs scripts in lots of scripting languages, yet Python, Lua, and Beanshell are relatively renowned. so much programmers understand a couple of programming language, in order that they have the easiest software for no matter what activity they need to complete. Pro Android Python with SL4A explores the area of Android scripting via introducing you to crucial open-source programming languages which are to be had on Android-based undefined.

Pro Android Python with SL4A begins via exploring the Android software improvement kit and then exhibits you ways to establish an Eclipse-based Android improvement surroundings. then you definitely process the area of Android programming through the use of Beanshell, which runs at the Dalvik, and studying tips to write small courses to manage an Android device.

subsequent, detect how Lua, a light-weight language ideally fitted for scripting on smaller units, can paintings with Android. Lua can be utilized for small yet vital projects, like SMS encryption and synchronizing photographs with flickr.

final, yet by no means least, you can find the area of Python scripting for SL4A, and the ability contained in the complete diversity of Python modules which can mix with the Android SDK. you will discover ways to write small location-aware apps to get you began, yet via the tip of this ebook, you will find your self writing totally GUI-fied purposes operating at the Android desktop!

Pro Android Python with SL4A is rounded out with a bankruptcy on allotting and packaging scripts, a ability that you're going to locate very worthy as you achieve out to a much broader viewers together with your programs.

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Learning Cocoa with Objective-C: Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores

By Paris Buttfield-Addison, Tim Nugent

Get on top of things on Cocoa and Objective-C, and begin constructing purposes at the iOS and OS X structures. in the event you don’t have event with Apple’s developer instruments, no challenge! From object-oriented programming to storing app information in iCloud, the fourth variation of this booklet covers every little thing you must construct apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

You’ll paintings with the Xcode IDE, Objective-C’s beginning library, and different developer instruments resembling occasion equipment framework and center Animation. alongside the way in which, you’ll construct instance tasks, together with an easy Objective-C program, a customized view, an easy video participant software, and an app that monitors calendar occasions for the user.

  • Learn the applying lifecycle on OS X and iOS
  • Work with the user-interface procedure in Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
  • Use AV beginning to show video and audio
  • Build apps that permit clients create, edit, and paintings with documents
  • Store facts in the neighborhood with the dossier approach, or at the community with iCloud
  • Display lists or collections of knowledge with desk perspectives and assortment views
  • Interact with the skin global with middle situation and middle Motion
  • Use blocks and operation queues for multiprocessing

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Async JavaScript: Build More Responsive Apps with Less Code (Pragmatic Express)

By Trevor Burnham

With the appearance of HTML5, front-end MVC, and Node.js, JavaScript is ubiquitous--and nonetheless messy. This e-book provides you with a superb starting place for coping with async initiatives with out wasting your sanity in a tangle of callbacks. it is a fast paced advisor to the main crucial ideas for facing async habit, together with PubSub, evented types, and grants. With those methods up your sleeve, you will be greater ready to regulate the complexity of enormous internet apps and bring responsive code.

With Async JavaScript, you are going to advance a deeper figuring out of the JavaScript language. you will begin with a ground-up primer at the JavaScript occasion model--key to heading off a few of the most typical error JavaScripters make. From there you will see instruments and layout styles for turning that conceptual realizing into functional code.

The techniques within the publication are illustrated with runnable examples drawn from either the browser and the Node.js server framework, incorporating complementary libraries together with jQuery, Backbone.js, and Async.js. you will how one can create dynamic web content and hugely concurrent servers by means of gaining knowledge of the artwork of dispensing occasions to the place they should be dealt with, instead of nesting callbacks inside callbacks inside of callbacks.

Async JavaScript gets you up and working with actual net improvement speedy. by the point you have got entire the guarantees bankruptcy, you will be parallelizing Ajax requests or working animations in series. by way of the top of the e-book, you will even understand how to leverage internet employees and AMD for JavaScript functions with state of the art functionality. most significantly, you should have the information you want to write async code with confidence.

What You Need:

Basic wisdom of JavaScript is suggested. in case you suppose that you are not in control, see the "Resources for studying JavaScript" part within the preface.

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Beginning Google Glass Development

Beginning Google Glass Development is your no 1 source for studying easy methods to enhance for Google Glass--the paradigm-shifting cellular computing platform taking the realm by means of hurricane now and for future years. cellular builders have continuously needed to imagine for the long run, and instantaneously that implies getting begun with Google Glass.

This publication is quite hands-on with many intriguing tasks. you are going to research the fundamentals of Glass and the way to establish your improvement atmosphere, via to each Glass improvement subject utilizing Glass improvement package (GDK):

• Glass consumer Interface

• digicam and picture Processing

• Video: fundamentals and Applications

• Voice and Audio

• community, Bluetooth, and Social

• destinations, Map, and Sensors

• photographs, Animation, and Games

You also will how you can boost firm and web-based Glass apps utilizing the replicate API. each one subject is stuffed with examples that illustrate what Glass can really do and assist you speedy commence constructing your personal apps.

Jeff Tang has effectively constructed cellular, net, and company apps on many structures, and cares immensely approximately consumer event. He brings his titanic wisdom to this ebook via cool and useful examples, in an effort to excite and tantalize your creativity.

This e-book is for any developer who's willing to begin constructing for Glass with GDK or the replicate API. no matter if you're an Android, iOS, internet, or firm developer, you do not need to overlook the opportunity that cup turns into the subsequent substantial factor. start with Beginning Google Glass Development and be encouraged this present day.

What you’ll learn

• Glass consumer Interface

• digital camera and picture Processing

• Video: fundamentals and Applications

• Voice and Audio

• community, Bluetooth, and Social

• destinations, Map, and Sensors

• portraits, Animation, and Games

Who this publication is for

This publication is for any developer who's willing to begin constructing for Glass. you've labored with iOS apps, Android apps, or either – yet you can begin constructing with Glass this present day utilizing this booklet.

Table of Contents

01 - Getting Started

02 - hi Glass! Your First GDK Glassware

03 - Glass person Interface

04 - digital camera and photograph Processing

05 - Video: fundamentals and Applications

06 - Voice and Audio

07 - Networking, Bluetooth, and Social

08 - destinations, Maps, and Sensors

09 - portraits, Animations, and Games

10 - The reflect API (The replicate API and firm Apps)

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The Art of Debugging with GDB, DDD, and Eclipse

Debugging is important to profitable software program improvement, yet even many skilled programmers locate it not easy. refined debugging instruments can be found, but it can be tough to figure out which good points are important during which events. The paintings of Debugging is your advisor to creating the debugging method extra effective and effective.

The paintings of Debugging illustrates the use 3 of the most well-liked debugging instruments on Linux/Unix structures: GDB, DDD, and Eclipse. The text-command dependent GDB (the GNU venture Debugger) is integrated with such a lot distributions. DDD is a well-liked GUI entrance finish for GDB, whereas Eclipse presents an entire built-in improvement environment.

In addition to providing particular suggestion for debugging with every one instrument, authors Norm Matloff and Pete Salzman disguise common recommendations for making improvements to the method of discovering and solving coding error, together with how to:

  • Inspect variables and knowledge structures
  • Understand segmentation faults and center dumps
  • Know why your application crashes or throws exceptions
  • Use beneficial properties like catchpoints, comfort variables, and synthetic arrays
  • Avoid universal debugging pitfalls

Real international examples of coding blunders aid to elucidate the authors' guiding rules, and insurance of advanced themes like thread, client-server, GUI, and parallel programming debugging will make you much more expert. you will additionally find out how to hinder error within the first position with textual content editors, compilers, mistakes reporting, and static code checkers.

Whether you dread the idea of debugging your courses or just are looking to increase your present debugging efforts, you will discover a helpful best friend in The artwork of Debugging.

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Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

By Tom Barker

Foundation site production with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript exhibits the complete technique of development an internet site. This procedure contains even more than simply technical wisdom, and this ebook provides all the knowledge you have to to appreciate the recommendations in the back of designing and constructing for the internet, in addition to the simplest capability to bring expert effects established on best practices.

after all, there's way more to construction a winning web site than realizing a bit Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). the method starts off lengthy sooner than any coding happens, and this booklet introduces you to the agile improvement procedure, explaining why this system makes a lot feel for net tasks and the way most sensible to enforce it. We additionally be certain you are brand new through the use of the newest HTML5 features. Planning is key, so you will additionally learn how to use thoughts reminiscent of brainstorming, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to get your venture off to the very best commence and support confirm tender growth because it develops.

An realizing of right, semantic markup is vital for any internet expert; this publication explains how HTML5 can be used to constitution content material in order that the markup adheres to present internet criteria. you will know about the wide variety of HTML5 components on hand to you, and you can find out how and while to take advantage of them via construction instance web content.

with no artistic use of Cascading variety Sheets (CSS), web pages might all glance mostly an identical. CSS allows you to set your web site except the remainder, whereas preserving the integrity of your markup. we will exhibit the recent beneficial properties of CSS3 and the way you should use them. You'll find out how CSS3 works and the way to use types on your pages, permitting you to achieve your layout principles within the browser.

JavaScript can be utilized to make your web site more straightforward and extra attention-grabbing to take advantage of. This publication presents details on acceptable makes use of of this know-how and introduces the strategies of JavaScript programming. you will additionally see how JavaScript works as a part of the much-hyped strategy Ajax, and in flip, the place Ajax matches into the broader net 2.0 photo.

whereas an internet site is being equipped, it should be validated throughout a number of browsers and structures to make sure that the location works for all clients, despite skill or incapacity, and this booklet explains how most sensible to accomplish those initiatives. Then, it discusses the method of launching and holding the positioning on the way to proceed to paintings for all its clients all through its existence cycle.

Foundation site construction with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript concludes via protecting server-side applied sciences, performing as a advisor to the several suggestions to be had. With insights from well known specialists reminiscent of Jason Fried of 37signals, Daniel Burka of Digg and Pownce, and Chris Messina of Citizen Agency, starting place web site production with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript provides precious details acceptable to each net project―regardless of dimension, scope, or budget.

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Software Projects Secrets: Why Projects Fail

By George Stepanek

George Stepanek, "Software tasks secrets and techniques: Why initiatives Fail"
English | ISBN: 1430251018 | 2012 | writer: Apress | PDF | 184 pages | three MB

Software undertaking secrets and techniques: Why software program initiatives Fail bargains a brand new route to luck within the software program undefined. This ebook reaches out to managers, builders, and consumers who use industry-standard methodologies, yet whose tasks nonetheless fight to succeed.

Author George Stepanek analyzes the venture administration technique itself, a severe issue that has to date been neglected. He explains why it creates difficulties for software program improvement tasks and starts off by means of describing 12 ways that software program tasks are various from other forms of tasks. He additionally analyzes the undertaking administration physique of information to find 10 hidden assumptions which are invalid within the context of software program projects.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Why software program Is Different
Project administration Assumptions
Case research: The Billing approach Project
The New Agile Methodologies
Budgeting Agile Projects
Case examine: The Billing process Revisited
Afterword

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Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources

By Geoff Hiscock

A attention-grabbing perception into the worldwide conflict for our strength future

the worldwide pageant for scarce ordinary assets that pits the West opposed to the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a take hold of of different contenders together with Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia, has develop into one of many greatest concerns dealing with the area this day. if it is the infrequent steel lithium present in salt pans within the Andes, fuel from the Caspian Sea, oil off the coast of Brazil, coal from Africa's Zambezi River, or uranium from Kazakhstan, China and India are desirous to make sure the defense in their destiny strength offers. a similar is going for foodstuff and water, as infection and over-use take their toll, the necessity to offer endured entry for the following iteration and past has elevated exponentially. In Earth Wars: The conflict for international Resources, foreign company journalist Geoff Hiscock explores the issues, capability suggestions, and inevitable tensions during this ongoing scramble for finite typical resources.

Going past "big energy" politics to discover source possession and using leading edge expertise to get the main out of them, the ebook takes a forward-looking method of this urgent factor. Written in transparent, jargon-free language, it tells the worldwide assets tale in a clean and fascinating manner that anybody can understand.

  • Includes insightful, up to date assurance of the main urgent debates over source allocations
  • Discusses the main chinese language and Indian companies which are simply turning into identified to these within the West (Sinopec, CNOOC, CNPC, Indian Oil, ONGC, Reliance, Coal India, SAIL, and plenty of others)
  • Presents source- and region-specific chapters to aid readers view the pertinent matters from a number of angles

because the economies of China and India develop to problem these of the West, the conflict over common assets will proceed to warmth up. Earth Wars appears to be like at this very actual challenge in-depth, featuring a definitive examine one of many maximum demanding situations of our time.

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The Rails View: Creating a Beautiful and Maintainable User Experience

By Bruce Williams, John Athayde

The Rails View: making a appealing and Maintainable person Experience
2012 | ISBN-10: 1934356875 | writer: Pragmatic Programmers | PDF | 264 pages | five MB

Working within the View layer calls for a breadth of data and a spotlight to element in contrast to anyplace else in Rails. One flawed stream may end up in brittle, complicated perspectives that cease destiny improvement in its tracks. This publication can help you separate from from tangles of good judgment and markup on your perspectives as you choose up the sensible abilities you want to enforce your consumer interface cleanly and maintainably.

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Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

By Ha-Joon Chang

"Lucid, deeply proficient, and enlivened with amazing illustrations, this penetrating learn should be entitled ‘Economics within the actual World.' Chang unearths the yawning hole among average doctrines relating fiscal improvement and what rather has taken position from the origins of the commercial revolution till this day. His incisive research indicates how, and why, prescriptions in keeping with reigning doctrines have brought on serious damage, relatively to the main weak and defenseless, and are inclined to proceed to do so."―Noam Chomsky

Using irreverent wit, an engagingly own kind, and a battery of examples, Chang blasts holes within the "World I s Flat" orthodoxy of T homas Friedman and different liberal economists who argue that merely unfettered capitalism and wide-open overseas exchange can carry suffering countries out of poverty. to the contrary, Chang exhibits, present day financial superpowers―from the U .S. to Britain to his local Korea―all attained prosperity by means of shameless protectionism and executive intervention in undefined. now we have very easily forgotten this truth, telling ourselves a fairy story concerning the magic of unfastened exchange and―via our proxies corresponding to the realm financial institution, I nternational financial Fund, and global T rade Organization―ramming guidelines that go well with ourselves down the throat of the constructing world.

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