Learn Unity for 2D Game Development (Technology in Action)

By Alan Thorn

2nd video games are in all places, from cellular units and internet sites to online game consoles and desktops. undying and renowned, 2nd video games symbolize a considerable phase of the video games marketplace.

In Learn solidarity for second online game Development, specific at either video game improvement novices and confirmed builders, skilled video game developer Alan Thorn exhibits you the way to take advantage of the robust solidarity engine to create enjoyable and innovative second games. 

Written in clear and obtainable language, Learn cohesion for second online game Development will show you tips on how to organize a step by step second workflow in team spirit, the best way to construct and import textures, the best way to configure and paintings with cameras, the way to determine pixel-perfect ratios, and all of this so that you can positioned that infrastructure to paintings in a true, playable online game. Then the ultimate chapters convey you how to place what you have already made to paintings in developing a card-matching online game, plus you will find out how to optimize your online game for cellular devices.

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Introducing Regular Expressions

By Michael Fitzgerald


154 pages, yet over 6MB.. textual content is searchable even though there are a variety of photographs from terminals.


If you’re a programmer new to common expressions, this easy-to-follow advisor is a brilliant position to begin. You’ll study the basics step by step with assistance from a variety of examples, studying first-hand find out how to fit, extract, and rework textual content via matching particular phrases, characters, and patterns.

Regular expressions are a vital a part of a programmer’s toolkit, to be had in a number of Unix utlilities in addition to programming languages resembling Perl, Java, JavaScript, and C#. whilst you’ve comprehensive this e-book, you’ll be acquainted with the main customary syntax in ordinary expressions, and you’ll know how utilizing them will prevent significant time.
* observe what typical expressions are and the way they paintings
* research the various modifications among commonplace expressions used with command-line instruments and in numerous programming languages
* follow easy tools for locating styles in textual content, together with digits, letters, Unicode characters, and string literals
* how you can use zero-width assertions and lookarounds
* paintings with teams, backreferences, personality sessions, and quantifiers
* Use normal expressions to mark up simple textual content with HTML5

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Learning Swift

Build a fantastic beginning in rapid to increase clever and strong iOS and OS X applications

About This Book

  • Practically write expressive, comprehensible, and maintainable rapid code
  • Discover and optimize the positive factors of quick to write down purifier and higher code
  • This is a step by step consultant choked with sensible examples to create effective IOS applications

Who This ebook Is For

If you're looking to construct iOS or OS X apps utilizing the main smooth expertise, this e-book is perfect for you. you will discover this ebook particularly important while you are new to programming or when you've got but to strengthen for iOS or OS X.

What you are going to Learn

  • Form a pretty good figuring out of the speedy language
  • Learn the sensible points of the way a working laptop or computer software really works
  • Understand the paradigms utilized by Apple's frameworks and never be intimidated via them
  • Utilize the titanic assets written in Objective-C to higher tell your rapid programming
  • Develop a uncomplicated portfolio of quick code, masking and training serious concepts
  • Discover assets to make sure you by no means cease changing into a greater developer
  • Write and comprehend concise yet expressive sensible type code
  • Implement a variety of fast layout styles to unravel real-world problems
  • Create your personal generics for current applications

In Detail

Swift is Apple's new programming language and the way forward for iOS and OS X app improvement. At its floor, fast is straightforward to leap into, however it has advanced parts which are serious to changing into expert at turning an concept into reality.

Develop the talents and self belief to dive passionately into growing compelling, maintainable, and stylish apps in rapid. This publication presents an approachable, step by step creation into programming with fast. every one subject is separated into accomplished sections which are packed with sensible examples and easy-to-understand factors. every one part builds at the past themes to advance a complete realizing of app improvement in Swift.

It starts off by means of giving an outline of the main positive factors with functional examples and progresses to extra complex issues that support differentiate the skillful builders from the mediocre ones. It covers themes, akin to variables, optionals, closures, generics, and reminiscence administration. moreover, this publication additionally covers the artwork of programming, similar to maintainability, beneficial layout styles, and assets for furthering your wisdom. This all culminates in writing a uncomplicated iOS app that may get you good in your method to turning your individual app rules right into a reality.

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Learning Scrapy

By Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas

Key Features

  • Extract information from any resource to accomplish actual time analytics.
  • Full of suggestions and examples that can assist you move slowly web pages and extract information inside hours.
  • A hands-on consultant to internet scraping and crawling with real-life difficulties and solutions

Book Description

This publication covers the lengthy awaited Scrapy v 1.0 that empowers you to extract important facts from almost any resource with little or no attempt. It starts through explaining the basics of Scrapy framework, via an intensive description of the way to extract information from any resource, fresh it up, form it as in line with your requirement utilizing Python and third social gathering APIs. subsequent you'll be familiarised with the method of storing the scrapped information in databases in addition to se's and appearing genuine time analytics on them with Spark Streaming. by way of the top of this e-book, you are going to excellent the paintings of scarping facts on your purposes with ease

What you'll learn

  • Understand HTML pages and write XPath to extract the information you need
  • Write Scrapy spiders with easy Python and do internet crawls
  • Push your info into any database, seek engine or analytics system
  • Configure your spider to obtain documents, pictures and use proxies
  • Create effective pipelines that form information in exactly the shape you want
  • Use Twisted Asynchronous API to procedure thousands of things concurrently
  • Make your crawler super-fast through studying tips to music Scrapy's performance
  • Perform huge scale allotted crawls with scrapyd and scrapinghub

About the Author

Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas has over fifteen years event as a topnotch software program developer. He makes use of his got wisdom and services to coach quite a lot of audiences how one can write nice software program, as well.

He studied and mastered a number of disciplines, together with arithmetic, physics, and microelectronics. His thorough realizing of those topics helped him increase his criteria past the scope of "pragmatic solutions." He understands that precise strategies might be as definite because the legislation of physics, as strong as ECC thoughts, and as common as mathematics.

Dimitrios now develops allotted, low-latency, highly-availability platforms utilizing the most recent datacenter applied sciences. he's language agnostic, but has a moderate choice for Python, C++, and Java. a company believer in open resource software program and undefined, he hopes that his contributions will profit person groups in addition to all of humanity.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Scrapy
  2. Understanding HTML and XPath
  3. Basic Crawling
  4. From Scrapy to a cellular App
  5. Quick Spider Recipes
  6. Deploying to Scrapinghub
  7. Configuration and Management
  8. Programming Scrapy
  9. Pipeline Recipes
  10. Understanding Scrapy's Performance
  11. Distributed Crawling with Scrapyd and Real-Time Analytics
  12. Installing and troubleshooting prerequisite software

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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners

If you have ever spent hours renaming documents or updating hundreds and hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know the way tedious initiatives like those might be. yet what in the event you can have your desktop do them for you?

In Automate the uninteresting Stuff with Python, you will easy methods to use Python to write down courses that do in mins what could take you hours to do by means of hand—no earlier programming adventure required. as soon as you could have mastered the fundamentals of programming, you will create Python courses that without difficulty practice worthwhile and ambitious feats of automation to:

  • Search for textual content in a dossier or throughout a number of files
  • Create, replace, circulate, and rename records and folders
  • Search the net and obtain on-line content
  • Update and structure information in Excel spreadsheets of any size
  • Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs
  • Send reminder emails and textual content notifications
  • Fill out on-line forms

Step-by-step directions stroll you thru each one application, and perform initiatives on the finish of every bankruptcy problem you to enhance these courses and use your newfound abilities to automate comparable tasks.

Don't spend it slow doing paintings a well-trained monkey may well do. no matter if you may have by no means written a line of code, you may make your laptop do the grunt paintings. learn the way in Automate the uninteresting Stuff with Python.

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C++ 2013 for C# Developers

By Dean C. Wills

C++ 2013 for C# Developers offers a fast-track to C++ talent forthose already utilizing the C# language at a complicated point. starting with a close rationalization of the mechanics of C++'s execution series, its grammar, syntax and information entry you will speedy research the similarities and ameliorations among C++ and C#.

the second one and 3rd partsof the of the booklet are dedicated to a close deep-dive into C++ improvement to supply transparent info and recommendation approximately how you can use the languageeffectively.

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Becoming Functional

By Joshua Backfield

when you've got an critical (and most likely object-oriented) programming historical past, this hands-on booklet will advisor you thru the alien international of sensible programming. writer Joshua Backfield starts off slowly through exhibiting you the way to use the main invaluable implementation innovations sooner than taking you additional into functional-style thoughts and practices.

In each one bankruptcy, you’ll study a useful thought after which use it to refactor the fictitious Xxy company’s imperative-style legacy code, writing and trying out the sensible code your self. As you move during the booklet, you’ll migrate from Java 7 to Groovy and at last to Scala because the desire for higher useful language help progressively increases.

  • Learn why today’s finely tuned functions paintings larger with sensible code
  • Transform imperative-style styles into useful code, following easy steps
  • Get on top of things with Groovy and Scala via examples
  • Understand how top quality features are handed and again from different functions
  • Convert present equipment into natural capabilities, and loops into recursive methods
  • Change mutable variables into immutable variables
  • Get hands-on event with statements and nonstrict evaluations
  • Use useful programming along object-oriented design

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Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2010 (Expert's Voice in .NET)

By Adam Freeman

LINQ is the a part of the .NET Framework that gives a conventional method of querying info from diversified facts resources. It has fast develop into the following must-have ability for .NET builders. Pro LINQ: Language built-in question in C# 2010 is all approximately code. actually, this e-book begins with code and ends with code. so much books convey the easiest examples of the way to exploit a style, yet they so infrequently express tips to use the extra advanced prototypes. This e-book is assorted. Demonstrating the overpowering majority of LINQ operators and prototypes, it's a veritable treasury of LINQ examples.

Rather than vague the suitable LINQ ideas in code examples via targeting an illustration program you haven't any curiosity in writing, this e-book cuts correct to the chase of every LINQ operator, strategy, or classification. besides the fact that, the place complexity is important to really exhibit a subject matter, the examples are correct there within the thick of it. for instance, code samples demonstrating the way to deal with concurrency conflicts really create concurrency conflicts so that you can step throughout the code and spot them unfold.

Face it, so much technical books, whereas informative, are boring. LINQ don't need to be boring. Written with a feeling of humor, this e-book will try to entertain you in your trip in the course of the wonderland of LINQ and C# 2010.

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OpenCL Parallel Programming Development Cookbook

By Raymond Tay

This cookbook is the precise technique to examine parallel programming in OpenCL simply because if deals a mixture of enlightening thought and hands-on recipes. excellent for skilled developers.


  • Learn approximately parallel programming improvement in OpenCL and likewise some of the concepts focused on writing high-performing code
  • Find out extra approximately data-parallel or task-parallel improvement and likewise concerning the mixture of both
  • Understand and make the most the underlying good points like processor registers and caches that run in all likelihood tens of millions of threads around the processors

In Detail

OpenCL (Open Computing Language) is the 1st royalty-free commonplace for pass platform, parallel programming of recent processors present in own pcs, servers, mobiles, and embedded units. OpenCL significantly improves pace and responsiveness for a large spectrum of functions in several industry different types, from gaming and leisure to clinical and scientific software program. OpenCL has proved itself to be flexible in that it now runs on not just working platforms like home windows and Linux powered through Intel and AMD processors, but in addition on low strength chips like ARM, and it has additionally been followed by means of processor brands like ARM Corp, Vivante, and Altera, between others.

OpenCL Parallel Programming improvement Cookbook used to be designed to be useful in order that we in attaining a very good stability among idea and alertness. studying to application in a parallel approach is comparatively effortless, yet so as to make the most of the entire assets on hand to you successfully is sort of various. try to be proven not just software, but additionally the speculation at the back of it.

This publication is approximately in elements, the place the 1st half is the basics of OpenCL parallel improvement and the second one half is a number of the algorithms we'll discover with you. every one half is jam-packed with many code samples and illustrations to illustrate a variety of suggestions. the 1st half is key for a newbie not to in simple terms application in parallel, but additionally to imagine in parallel and turn into built with the psychological version with which to take on parallel programming. the second one half includes seven varied algorithms that the writer has pointed out; you'll research quite a few parallel programming thoughts that specialists have utilized in the previous 60 years which are appropriate to OpenCL.

This ebook will reveal the way you imagine in parallel via illustrating and demonstrating programming ideas like information partitioning, thread coarsening, check in tiling, facts pre-fetching, and set of rules transformation. those concepts are validated within the seven algorithms you’ll be proven, from photo processing and fixing sparse linear platforms to in-memory sorting.

OpenCL Parallel Programming improvement Cookbook combines recipes, illustrations, code, and reasons to permit you to profit the necessities of parallel programming in OpenCL, and the writer has further in sufficient math in order that the readers comprehend the inducement and will additionally lay the basis upon which they'll commence their very own exploration.

What you are going to study from this book

  • How to exploit OpenCL
  • Understand info partitioning and transfers in OpenCL
  • Understand OpenCL information types
  • Learn approximately OpenCL services together with math, atomic, threading version, info move, and so on
  • Develop a histogram in OpenCL
  • Learn find out how to boost Sobel facet detection in OpenCL for photograph processing
  • Develop the Matrix Multiplication and the Sparse Matrix Vector Multiplication in OpenCL
  • Learn to enhance Bitonic kind and Radix style in OpenCL
  • Develop n-body with OpenCL

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