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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) Lowest new price: $30.75
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Author: Bill Phillips
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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience. 

Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android bootcamps, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.4 (KitKat) through Android 7.0 (Nougat) and beyond.

Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.

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Kotlin in Action

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Author: Dmitry Jemerov
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Summary

Kotlin in Action guides experienced Java developers from the language basics of Kotlin all the way through building applications to run on the JVM and Android devices. Foreword by Andrey Breslav, Lead Designer of Kotlin.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Developers want to get work done - and the less hassle, the better. Coding with Kotlin means less hassle. The Kotlin programming language offers an expressive syntax, a strong intuitive type system, and great tooling support along with seamless interoperability with existing Java code, libraries, and frameworks. Kotlin can be compiled to Java bytecode, so you can use it everywhere Java is used, including Android. And with an effi cient compiler and a small standard library, Kotlin imposes virtually no runtime overhead.

About the Book

Kotlin in Action teaches you to use the Kotlin language for production-quality applications. Written for experienced Java developers, this example-rich book goes further than most language books, covering interesting topics like building DSLs with natural language syntax. The authors are core Kotlin developers, so you can trust that even the gnarly details are dead accurate.

What's Inside

  • Functional programming on the JVM
  • Writing clean and idiomatic code
  • Combining Kotlin and Java
  • Domain-specific languages

About the Reader

This book is for experienced Java developers.

About the Author

Dmitry Jemerov and Svetlana Isakova are core Kotlin developers at JetBrains.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - INTRODUCING KOTLIN

  1. Kotlin: what and why
  2. Kotlin basics
  3. Defining and calling functions
  4. Classes, objects, and interfaces
  5. Programming with lambdas
  6. The Kotlin type system
  7. PART 2 - EMBRACING KOTLIN

  8. Operator overloading and other conventions
  9. Higher-order functions: lambdas as parameters and return values
  10. Generics
  11. Annotations and reflection
  12. DSL construction

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Android Boot Camp for Developers Using Java: A Guide to Creating Your First Android Apps

Android Boot Camp for Developers Using Java: A Guide to Creating Your First Android Apps Lowest new price: $63.88
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Author: Corinne Hoisington
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Gain a strong foundation in Java programming with the confidence and technical skills to build working mobile applications when you use ANDROID BOOT CAMP FOR DEVELOPERS USING JAVA: A GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR FIRST ANDROID APPS, 3E. Written by an award-winning technology author, this book provides a thorough introduction to Java with an emphasis on creating effective mobile applications. This book is ideal whether you have some programming experience or are brand new to Java and the Android Studio. The book's hands-on tutorial approach offers step-by-step instruction and numerous screen shots to guide you through tasks. Practical callouts, industry tips, and a variety of cases and assignments reinforce your understanding of programming logic and Java tools for Android. Instruction is relevant for today and focused on programming principles for the future. Become a competitive programmer equipped to meet the growing demand for mobile apps with this engaging text.

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React Quickly: Painless web apps with React, JSX, Redux, and GraphQL

React Quickly: Painless web apps with React, JSX, Redux, and GraphQL Lowest new price: $27.08
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Author: Azat Mardan
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Summary

React Quickly is for anyone who wants to learn React.js fast. This hands-on book teaches you the concepts you need with lots of examples, tutorials, and a large main project that gets built throughout the book.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Successful user interfaces need to be visually interesting, fast, and flowing. The React.js JavaScript library supercharges view-heavy web applications by improving data flow between UI components. React sites update visual elements efficiently and smoothly, minimizing page reloads. React is developer friendly, with a strong ecosystem to support the dev process along the full application stack. And because it's all JavaScript, React is instantly familiar.

About the Book

React Quickly is the tutorial for web developers who want to get started fast with React.js. Following carefully chosen and clearly explained examples, you'll learn React development using your existing JavaScript and web dev skills. You'll explore a host of different projects as you learn about web components, forms, and data.

What's Inside

  • Master React fundamentals
  • Build full web apps with data and routing
  • Test components
  • Optimize React apps

About the Reader

This book is for developers comfortable building web applications with JavaScript.

About the Author

Azat Mardan is a Tech Fellow at Capital One with extensive experience using and teaching JavaScript and Node, and author of several books on JavaScript, Node, React, and Express.

Table of Contens

    PART 1 - REACT FOUNDATION

  1. Meeting React
  2. Baby steps with React
  3. Introduction to JSX
  4. Making React interactive with states
  5. React component lifecycle events
  6. Handling events in React
  7. Working with forms in React
  8. Scaling React components
  9. Project: Menu component
  10. Project: Tooltip component
  11. Project: Timer component
  12. PART 2 - REACT ARCHITECTURE

  13. The Webpack build tool
  14. React routing
  15. Working with data using Redux
  16. Working with data using GraphQL
  17. Unit testing React with Jest
  18. React on Node and Universal JavaScript
  19. Project: Building a bookstore with React Router
  20. Project: Checking passwords with Jest
  21. Project: Implementing autocomplete with Jest, Express, and MongoDB

APPENDIXES

  • Appendix A - Installing applications used in this book
  • Appendix B - React cheatsheet
  • Appendix C - Express.js cheatsheet
  • Appendix D - MongoDB and Mongoose cheatsheet
  • Appendix E - ES6 for success

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iOS 11 Programming Fundamentals with Swift: Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics

iOS 11 Programming Fundamentals with Swift: Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics Lowest new price: $29.77
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Author: Matt Neuburg

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 9 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple’s acclaimed programming language, Swift 4. With this thoroughly updated guide, you’ll learn the Swift language, understand Apple’s Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework.

  • Explore Swift’s object-oriented concepts
  • Become familiar with built-in Swift types
  • Dive deep into Swift objects, protocols, and generics
  • Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project
  • Learn how nibs are loaded
  • Understand Cocoa’s event-driven design
  • Communicate with C and Objective-C

In this edition, catch up on the latest iOS programming features.

  • Multiline strings and improved dictionaries
  • Object serialization
  • Key paths and key–value observing
  • Expanded git integration
  • Code refactoring
  • And more!

Once you master the fundamentals, you’ll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg’s companion guide, Programming iOS 11.

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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (6th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (6th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) Lowest new price: $30.45
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Author: Christian Keur
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Updated for Xcode 8, Swift 3, and iOS 10, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the know-how and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular iOS training and its well-tested materials and methodology, this bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The result is instruction that is relevant and useful.
 
Throughout the book, the authors explain what's important and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. You get a real understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what you've learned.

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Unity in Action: Multiplatform Game Development in C# with Unity 5

Unity in Action: Multiplatform Game Development in C# with Unity 5 Lowest new price: $29.42
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Author: Joe Hocking
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Summary

Unity in Action teaches you how to write and deploy games. You'll master the Unity toolset from the ground up, adding the skills you need to go from application coder to game developer. Based on Unity version 5.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Book

This book helps readers build successful games with the Unity game development platform. You will use the powerful C# language, Unity's intuitive workflow tools, and a state-of-the-art rendering engine to build and deploy mobile, desktop, and console games. Unity's single codebase approach minimizes inefficient switching among development tools and concentrates your attention on making great interactive experiences.

Unity in Action teaches you how to write and deploy games. You'll master the Unity toolset from the ground up, adding the skills you need to go from application coder to game developer. Each sample project illuminates specific Unity features and game development strategies. As you read and practice, you'll build up a well-rounded skill set for creating graphically driven 2D and 3D game applications.

You'll need to know how to program, in C# or a similar OO language. No previous Unity experience or game development knowledge is assumed.

What's Inside

  • Program characters that run, jump, and interact
  • Build code architectures that manage the game's state
  • Connect your games to the internet to download live data
  • Deploy games to platforms including web and mobile
  • Covers Unity 5

About the Author

Joe Hocking is a software engineer specializing in interactive media development. He works for Synapse Games and teaches classes in game development at Columbia College Chicago.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 FIRST STEPS
  1. Getting to know Unity
  2. Building a demo that puts you in 3D space
  3. Adding enemies and projectiles to the 3D game
  4. Developing graphics for your game
  5. PART 2 GETTING COMFORTABLE
  6. Building a Memory game using Unity's new 2D functionality
  7. Putting a 2D GUI in a 3D game
  8. Creating a third-person 3D game: player movement and animation
  9. Adding interactive devices and items within the game
  10. PART 3 STRONG FINISH
  11. Connecting your game to the internet
  12. Playing audio: sound effects and music
  13. Putting the parts together into a complete game
  14. Deploying your game to players' devices

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CSS: The Missing Manual

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Author: David Sawyer McFarland
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CSS lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This fully updated edition provides the most modern and effective tips, tricks, and tutorial-based instruction on CSS available today. Learn how to use new tools such as Flexbox and Sass to build web pages that look great and run fast on any desktop or mobile device. Ideal for casual and experienced designers alike.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Start with the basics. Write CSS-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers.
  • Design for mobile devices. Create web pages that look great when visitors use them on the go.
  • Make your pages work for you. Add animations that capture the imagination, and forms that get the job done.
  • Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning.
  • Make your layouts more flexible. Design websites with Flexbox that adjust to different devices and screen sizes.
  • Work more efficiently. Write less CSS code and work with smaller files, using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass).

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Artificial Intelligence with Python: A Comprehensive Guide to Building Intelligent Apps for Python Beginners and Developers

Artificial Intelligence with Python: A Comprehensive Guide to Building Intelligent Apps for Python Beginners and Developers Lowest new price: $49.98
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Author: Prateek Joshi

Build real-world Artificial Intelligence applications with Python to intelligently interact with the world around you

About This Book

  • Step into the amazing world of intelligent apps using this comprehensive guide
  • Enter the world of Artificial Intelligence, explore it, and create your own applications
  • Work through simple yet insightful examples that will get you up and running with Artificial Intelligence in no time

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Python developers who want to build real-world Artificial Intelligence applications. This book is friendly to Python beginners, but being familiar with Python would be useful to play around with the code. It will also be useful for experienced Python programmers who are looking to use Artificial Intelligence techniques in their existing technology stacks.

What You Will Learn

  • Realize different classification and regression techniques
  • Understand the concept of clustering and how to use it to automatically segment data
  • See how to build an intelligent recommender system
  • Understand logic programming and how to use it
  • Build automatic speech recognition systems
  • Understand the basics of heuristic search and genetic programming
  • Develop games using Artificial Intelligence
  • Learn how reinforcement learning works
  • Discover how to build intelligent applications centered on images, text, and time series data
  • See how to use deep learning algorithms and build applications based on it

In Detail

Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly relevant in the modern world. By harnessing the power of algorithms, you can create apps which intelligently interact with the world around you, building intelligent recommender systems, automatic speech recognition systems and more.

Starting with AI basics you'll move on to learn how to develop building blocks using data mining techniques. Discover how to make informed decisions about which algorithms to use, and how to apply them to real-world scenarios. This practical book covers a range of topics including predictive analytics and deep learning.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  2. Classification and Regression Using Supervised Learning
  3. Predictive Analytics with Ensemble Learning
  4. Detecting Patterns with Unsupervised Learning
  5. Building Recommender Systems
  6. Logic Programming
  7. Heuristic Search Techniques
  8. Genetic Algorithms
  9. Building Games with Artificial Intelligence
  10. Natural Language Processing
  11. Probabilistic Reasoning for Sequential Data
  12. Building A Speech Recognizer
  13. Object Detection and Tracking
  14. Artificial Neural Networks
  15. Reinforcement Learning
  16. Deep Learning with Convolutional Neural Networks

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Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide

Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide Lowest new price: $37.86
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Author: Dawn Griffiths

What will you learn from this book?

If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this fully revised and updated edition will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You’ll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design flexible and interactive interfaces, run services in the background, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It’s like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need to get started is some Java know-how.

Why does this book look so different?

Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

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