Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

By Kraig Brockschmidt

Kraig Brockschmidt, "Programming home windows eight Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Full Version)"
2012 | ISBN-10: 073567261X | PDF | 833 pages | 18 + 37 MB

Apply your current talents with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—and begin development your individual home windows eight apps now. As a member of the home windows environment crew, the writer has educated hundreds of thousands of Microsoft engineers and has been at the entrance strains of bringing the 1st home windows eight apps to the home windows shop. via this e-book, you’ll get an intensive grounding in platform positive aspects and issues, and delve into improvement necessities. “Quickstart” sections offer prepared adventure with the instruments, API, and middle gains. And you’ll achieve insights and most sensible practices on layout, coding, and function from real-world builders engaged on real-world apps.

Topics includes:

Platform Characteristics
App Anatomy and web page Navigation
Controls, keep watch over Styling, and uncomplicated information Binding
Collections and assortment Controls
Windows eight sort Commanding UI
State, Settings, records, and Documents
Input and Sensors
Purposeful Animations
Tiles, Notifications, the Lock display, and history Tasks
Devices and Printing
Localization, Accessibility, and the home windows shop

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The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

By Angus Deaton

The global is a greater position than it was once. individuals are fitter, wealthier, and stay longer. but the escapes from destitution through such a lot of has left gaping inequalities among humans and countries. In The nice Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the key specialists on fiscal improvement and on poverty--tells the outstanding tale of ways, starting 250 years in the past, a few components of the realm skilled sustained growth, starting up gaps and atmosphere the level for trendy disproportionately unequal international. Deaton takes an in-depth examine the old and ongoing styles in the back of the healthiness and wealth of countries, and addresses what should be performed to aid these left behind.

Deaton describes mammoth thoughts and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest keep watch over, vaccinations, and fresh water at the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the different. He examines the us, a kingdom that has prospered yet is this day experiencing slower development and extending inequality. He additionally considers how financial progress in India and China has stronger the lives of greater than one billion humans. Deaton argues that foreign relief has been useless or even damaging. He indicates replacement efforts--including reforming incentives to drug businesses and lifting alternate restrictions--that will let the constructing international to result in its personal nice Escape.

Demonstrating how alterations in well-being and residing criteria have reworked our lives, The nice Escape is a robust advisor to addressing the health and wellbeing of all nations.

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Learning Modernizr

By Adam Watson

Adam Watson, "Learning Modernizr"
English | ISBN: 1782160221 | 2012 | writer: Packt Publishing | EPUB | 118 pages | three + 2 MB

Create forward-compatible web pages utilizing characteristic detection positive aspects of Modernizr

Build a revolutionary event utilizing an enormous array of detected CSS3 features
Replace photographs with CSS dependent counterparts.
Learn the advantages of detecting gains rather than checking the identify and model of the browser and serving accordingly.

In Detail

Modern net browsers aid a complete variety of latest HTML5 and CSS3 positive factors that make internet improvement enjoyable. yet assisting outdated browsers could make an internet developer's lifestyles tough. With HTML5 Modernizr, you could cost for good points and carry a layout round them that's not merely backward, but additionally ahead compatible.

"Learning Modernizr" will consultant you step-by-step during the technique of changing to a function wealthy CSS3 event utilizing the Modernizr characteristic detection JavaScript library. With this e-book, you could take an image-based layout and steadily convert it to be 100% CSS dependent utilizing Modernizr to become aware of characteristic support.

You also will how to enforce the majority of today’s prime CSS3 gains no longer constrained to animations, textual content shadow, content material new release, and extra. additionally, you will discover ways to swap the web page utilizing media queries to figure out the size of the web page and change the content material as a result in addition to HTML5 positive aspects comparable to localstorage so that you can shop content material to the browser.

You will research every little thing you must be aware of as a way to layout gradually utilizing function detection. organize your layout not to simply deal with legacy browsers, but also for the HTML5 normal positive aspects you recognize might be extra into next types of the browser.

What you'll research from this book
Perform characteristic detection with the Modernizr JavaScript library.
Use HTML sessions to change the glance of the web page in keeping with beneficial properties found.
Check for positive factors utilizing JavaScript
Explore how function detection differs from person Agent Detection.
The distinction among blocking off as opposed to nonblocking scripts .
Create a variety of backgrounds utilizing a number of backgrounds and gradients.
Draw and animate CSS3 clouds that actually rain features.
Automatically generate seller prefixes.
Use CSS to attract and animate an collection of shapes and shadows.


Written in an enticing, easy-to-follow variety, "Learning Modernizr" is a pragmatic consultant for utilizing the characteristic detection gains of HTML5 Modernizr to create ahead suitable websites.

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APIs: A Strategy Guide

By Dan Woods, Daniel Jacobson, Greg Brail

APIs: a technique Guide
2011 | 148 Pages | ISBN: 1449308929 | writer: O’Reilly Media | PDF | 6 MB

Programmers was the one humans eager about APIs, yet now progressively more businesses see them as a sizzling new product channel. This concise advisor describes the great company capability of APIs, and demonstrates how one can use them to supply necessary companies to consumers, companions, or the general public through the web. You’ll examine the entire steps precious for development a cohesive API enterprise process from specialists within the trenches.
Facebook and Twitter APIs remain tremendous winning, and plenty of different businesses locate that API call for drastically exceeds site site visitors. This publication bargains executives, company improvement groups, and different key avid gamers an entire roadmap for making a plausible API product.

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Software Build Systems: Principles and Experience

By Peter Smith

“This ebook represents an intensive and huge therapy of the software program construct method together with the alternatives, merits, and demanding situations of a good designed construct process. I suggest it not just to all software program construct engineers yet to all software program builders considering the fact that a good designed construct approach is vital to a good software program improvement process.”

Kevin Bodie, Director software program improvement, Pitney Bowes Inc.


“An first-class and exact clarification of construct platforms, a major yet usually neglected a part of software program improvement tasks. The dialogue of productiveness as regarding construct structures is, by myself, definitely worth the time spent studying this book.”

John M. Pantone, Objectech company, vice chairman, IT Educator and direction Developer


“Peter Smith presents an engaging and available investigate the area of software program construct platforms, distilling years of expertise and protecting almost all sorts of instrument within the construct engineer’s toolbox. good equipped, good written, and intensely thorough; i might suggest this booklet to a person with a construct process below their responsibility.”

Jeff Overbey, undertaking Co-Lead, Photran


Software construct Systems teaches tips to take into consideration construction software program. It surveys the instruments and strategies for construction software program items and the methods issues get it wrong. This booklet will attract these new to construct structures in addition to skilled construct approach engineers.”

Monte Davidoff, software program improvement advisor, Alluvial software program, Inc.


Inadequate construct platforms can dramatically impression developer productiveness. undesirable dependencies, fake collect error, failed software program photographs, gradual compilation, and time-wasting handbook procedures are only many of the byproducts of a subpar construct method. In Software construct Systems, software program productiveness professional Peter Smith exhibits you the way to enforce construct structures that triumph over a lot of these difficulties, so that you can convey trustworthy software program extra speedily, at decrease cost.


Smith explains the middle ideas underlying hugely effective construct structures, surveying either process positive factors and utilization situations. subsequent, he encapsulates years of expertise in developing and preserving various construct systems–helping you are making well-informed offerings approximately instruments and practices, and keep away from universal traps and pitfalls. all through, he stocks quite a lot of sensible examples and classes from a number of environments, together with Java, C++, C, and C#. insurance includes


• studying construct process recommendations, together with resource timber, construct instruments, and compilation tools

• evaluating 5 prime construct instruments: GNU Make, Ant, SCons, CMake, and the Eclipse IDE’s built-in construct features

• making sure exact dependency checking and effective incremental compilation

• utilizing metadata to aid debugging, profiling, and resource code documentation

• Packaging software program for deploy in your goal machine

• most sensible practices for handling advanced version-control structures, construct machines, and compilation tools


If you’re a developer, this booklet will remove darkness from the problems concerned with development and protecting the construct approach that’s most sensible on your staff. If you’re a supervisor, you’ll realize tips on how to overview your team’s construct process and enhance its effectiveness. And if you’re a construct “guru,” you’ll the best way to optimize the functionality and scalability of your construct procedure, regardless of how hard your specifications are.

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Test-Driven iOS Development (Developer's Library)

As iOS apps develop into more and more complicated and business-critical, iOS builders needs to confirm constantly more suitable code caliber. this implies adopting top practices for growing and checking out iOS apps. Test-Driven improvement (TDD) is without doubt one of the strongest of those most sensible practices. Test-Driven iOS Development is the 1st e-book a hundred% enthusiastic about assisting you effectively enforce TDD and unit trying out in an iOS environment.


Long-time iOS/Mac developer Graham Lee is helping you quickly combine TDD into your latest methods utilizing Apple’s Xcode four and the OCUnit unit checking out framework. He courses you thru developing a complete Objective-C iOS app in a test-driven demeanour, from preliminary specification to practical product. Lee additionally introduces strong styles for making use of TDD in iOS improvement, and previews robust computerized checking out services that would quickly arrive at the iOS platform. assurance includes

  • Understanding the aim, merits, and prices of unit trying out in iOS environments
  • Mastering the foundations of TDD, and making use of them in parts from app layout to refactoring
  • Writing usable, readable, and repeatable iOS unit tests
  • Using OCUnit to establish your Xcode venture for TDD
  • Using area research to spot the periods and interactions your app wishes, and designing it accordingly
  • Considering third-party instruments for iOS unit testing
  • Building networking code in a test-driven manner
  • Automating trying out of view controller code that interacts with users
  • Designing to interfaces, now not implementations
  • Testing concurrent code that usually runs within the background
  • Applying TDD to current apps
  • Preparing for habit pushed improvement (BDD)


The in simple terms iOS-specific advisor to TDD and unit checking out, Test-Driven iOS Development covers either crucial
thoughts and useful implementation.


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Lucene in Action: Covers Apache Lucene 3.0 (2nd Edition)

By Erik Hatcher, Otis Gospodnetic, Michael McCandless

While Lucene first hit the scene 5 years in the past, it was once not anything wanting extraordinary. through the use of this open-source, hugely scalable, super-fast seek engine, builders may perhaps combine seek into functions fast and successfully. much has replaced considering then-search has grown from a "nice-to-have" function into an essential a part of such a lot company purposes. Lucene now powers seek in various businesses together with Akamai, Netflix, LinkedIn, Technorati, HotJobs, Epiphany, FedEx, Mayo health facility, MIT, New Scientist journal, and plenty of others.

Some issues stay a similar, although. Lucene nonetheless offers high-performance seek gains in a disarmingly easy-to-use API. because of its vivid and numerous open-source neighborhood of builders and clients, Lucene is relentlessly bettering, with evolutions to APIs, major new positive factors corresponding to payloads, and an important elevate (as a lot as 8x) in indexing velocity with Lucene 2.3.

And with transparent writing, reusable examples, and unrivaled suggestion on top practices, Lucene in motion, moment variation remains to be the definitive consultant to constructing with Lucene.

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Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach (Deitel Developer Series)

The expert programmer’s Deitel® advisor to Android™ telephone and pill app improvement and the Eclipse IDE with the Android improvement instruments (ADT) plug-in


Billions of apps were downloaded from Android industry! This booklet provides every little thing you’ll have to commence constructing nice Android apps quick and getting them released on Android marketplace. The publication makes use of an app-driven approach—each new know-how is mentioned within the context of sixteen absolutely demonstrated Android apps, whole with syntax coloring, code walkthroughs and pattern outputs. Apps you’ll improve include:

  • SpotOn Game
  • Slideshow
  • Flag Quiz
  • Route Tracker
  • Favorite Twitter® Searches
  • Address Book
  • Tip Calculator
  • Doodlz
  • Weather Viewer
  • Cannon Game
  • Voice Recorder
  • Pizza Ordering 

Practical, example-rich insurance of:

  • Smartphone and capsule Apps, Android improvement instruments (ADT) Plug-In for Eclipse
  • Activities, Intents, content material Providers
  • GUI parts, Menus, Toasts, source documents, contact and Gesture Processing
  • Tablet Apps, ActionBar and AppWidgets
  • Tweened Animations, estate Animations
  • Camera, Audio, Video, portraits, OpenGL ES
  • Gallery and Media Library Access
  • SharedPreferences, Serialization, SQLite
  • Handlers and Multithreading, Games
  • Google Maps, GPS, place providers, Sensors
  • Internet-Enabled Apps, net providers, Telephony, Bluetooth®
  • Speech Synthesis and Recognition
  • Android marketplace, Pricing, Monetization
  • And more…

PLUS:  sign in your product at for added on-line chapters that conceal Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4), together with an entire, operating Ice Cream Sandwich app!


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iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook: Simple Solutions for Game Development Problems

By Paris Buttfield-Addison

Ready to make impressive video games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod contact? With Apple’s speedy programming language, it’s by no means been more straightforward. This up to date cookbook offers distinctive recipes for a dealing with wide variety of universal iOS game-development matters, starting from second and 3D math to SpriteKit and OpenGL to performance—all revised for Swift.

You get easy, direct suggestions to universal difficulties present in iOS online game programming. have to determine how you can provide items actual movement, or need a refresher on gaming-related math difficulties? This publication presents pattern tasks and simple solutions. All you want to start is a few familiarity with iOS improvement, quick, and Objective-C.

  • Design the structure and code format of your game
  • Build and customise menus with UIKit
  • Detect and reply to person input
  • Use concepts to play sound results and music
  • Learn alternative ways to shop details for later use
  • Create second snap shots with SpriteKit
  • Create 3D pictures with SceneKit
  • Add two-dimensional physics simulation
  • Learn starting, intermediate, and complex 3D snap shots with OpenGL
  • Create demanding situations with synthetic intelligence
  • Take benefit of video game controllers and exterior displays

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PHP in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

By Paul Hudson

Now put in on greater than 20 million web domain names all over the world, personal home page is an undisputed chief in net programming languages. Database connectivity, robust extensions, and wealthy object-orientation are all purposes for its acceptance, yet approximately everybody may agree that, notably, Hypertext Preprocessor is without doubt one of the least difficult languages to benefit and use for constructing dynamic net purposes. the convenience of improvement and straightforwardness of personal home page, mixed with a wide neighborhood and expansive repository of open resource Hypertext Preprocessor libraries, make it a favourite of internet designers and builders worldwide.

PHP in a Nutshell is an entire connection with the middle of the language in addition to the preferred Hypertext Preprocessor extensions. This ebook does not attempt to compete with or exchange the generally on hand on-line documentation. in its place, it really is designed to supply intensity and breadth that cannot be stumbled on in different places. PHP in a Nutshell offers the utmost details density on Hypertext Preprocessor, with no all of the fluff and extras that get within the method. the subject grouping, counsel, and examples during this ebook supplement the net advisor and make this an important reference for each Hypertext Preprocessor programmer. This ebook makes a speciality of the capabilities common by way of a majority of builders, so that you can search for the knowledge you wish speedy. issues include:

  • Object-oriented PHP
  • Networking
  • String manipulation
  • Working with files
  • Database interaction
  • XML
  • Multimedia creation
  • Mathematics

Whether you are simply getting began or have years of expertise in Hypertext Preprocessor improvement, PHP in a Nutshell is a worthwhile addition on your table library.

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