Category: Programming

Beginning Objective-C

By James Dovey

Objective-C is latest quickest becoming programming language, no less than partially as a result of the approval for Apple's Mac, iPhone and iPad. Beginning Objective-C is for you when you've got a few programming event, yet you are new to the Objective-C programming language and also you need a modern―and fast―way forwards for your personal coding initiatives.

Beginning Objective-C will give you a latest programmer's standpoint on Objective-C courtesy of 2 of the simplest iOS and Mac builders within the box this day, and will get you programming to the simplest of your skill during this vital language.  It will get you rolling quickly into the sound basics and idioms of Objective-C at the Mac and iOS, that allows you to find out how most sensible to build your purposes and libraries, making the simplest use of the instruments it presents― it doesn't matter what tasks you intend to build. The e-book bargains thorough introductions to the middle tenets of the language itself and its fundamental toolkits: the basis and AppKit frameworks. inside of its pages you'll stumble upon a mine of knowledge on many themes, together with use of the dossier process and community APIs, concurrency and multi-core programming, the person interface process structure, info modeling, and extra.

you will soon end up construction a reasonably advanced Objective-C dependent software, and studying the language prepared in your personal initiatives.

if you are new to programming altogether, then Apress has different Objective-C books for you comparable to our studying and Absolute newbie titles―otherwise, permit your present talents ramp you quickly forwards in Objective-C with Beginning Objective-C so you might begin construction your personal purposes quick.

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Learning Stencyl 3.x Game Development: Beginner's Guide

A step by step, useful educational with a no-nonsense technique. The ebook begins through exhibiting readers the best way to create a playable online game that's fully-functioning, then strikes directly to show the way to fine-tune the sport with attention-grabbing portraits concepts, audio-effects and extra. This publication is for indie and current online game builders and people who are looking to start with online game improvement utilizing Stencyl. a few knowing of Objective-C, C++, and online game improvement fundamentals is usually recommended. individuals with a few programming event can also locate this booklet helpful.

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Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World (Pragmatic Programmers)

A multi-user video game, website, cloud software, or networked database may have millions of clients all interacting while. you would like a strong, industrial-strength software to deal with the rather challenging difficulties inherent in parallel, concurrent environments. you wish Erlang. during this moment variation of the bestselling Programming Erlang, you will easy methods to write parallel courses that scale without difficulty on multicore systems.

Using Erlang, you will be shocked at how effortless it turns into to accommodate parallel difficulties, and what kind of speedier and extra successfully your courses run. that is simply because Erlang makes use of sets of parallel processes-not a unmarried sequential procedure, as present in such a lot programming languages.

Joe Armstrong, author of Erlang, introduces this robust language in small steps, supplying you with an entire evaluation of Erlang and the way to take advantage of it in universal situations. you will begin with sequential programming, movement to parallel programming and dealing with blunders in parallel courses, and learn how to paintings hopefully with allotted programming and the normal Erlang/Open Telecom Platform (OTP) frameworks.

You desire no past wisdom of practical or parallel programming. The chapters are jam-packed with hands-on, real-world educational examples and insider assistance and suggestion, and end with routines for either starting and complex users.

The moment version has been widely rewritten. New to this variation are seven chapters masking the most recent Erlang gains: maps, the kind procedure and the Dialyzer, WebSockets, programming idioms, and a brand new stand-alone execution surroundings. you will write courses that dynamically discover and proper mistakes, and that may be upgraded with out preventing the method. there is additionally insurance of rebar (the de facto Erlang construct system), and data on tips to percentage and use Erlang initiatives on github, illustrated with examples from cowboy and bitcask.

Erlang will swap your view of the realm, and of ways you program.

What You Need

The Erlang/OTP approach. obtain it from

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R Object-Oriented Programming

By Kelly Black

A sensible consultant that can assist you examine and comprehend the programming thoughts essential to make the most the whole energy of R

About This Book

  • Learn and comprehend the programming options essential to resolve particular difficulties and accelerate improvement techniques for statistical versions and applications
  • Explore the basics of creating gadgets and the way they application person facets of bigger information designs
  • Step-by-step advisor to appreciate how OOP may be utilized to program and knowledge versions inside R

Who This e-book Is For

This publication is designed for individuals with a few event in easy programming practices. it's also assumed that they've a few simple adventure utilizing R and are widely used utilizing the command line in an R atmosphere. Our basic aim is to elevate a newbie to a extra complex point to make him/her more well-off developing courses and lengthening R to unravel universal problems.

What you are going to Learn

  • Understand the elemental facts forms and information buildings in R
  • Explore the fundamental instructions and instruments to help in addressing universal tasks
  • Use the first keep an eye on constructions in R to enforce algorithms
  • Use and increase S3 and S4 classes
  • Discover the diversities among S3 and S4 classes
  • Bring diverse rules jointly to unravel universal problems
  • Understand the elemental layout and method of object-oriented programming in R

In Detail

R is most suitable to supply info and visible analytics via customizable scripts and instructions, rather than standard statistical instruments that offer tick packing containers and drop-down menus for clients. The ebook is split into 3 components that can assist you practice those steps. It starts off by means of supplying you with an outline of the elemental information kinds, info constructions, and instruments to be had in R which are used to resolve universal initiatives. It then strikes directly to supply insights and examples on object-oriented programming with R; this contains an advent to the elemental regulate buildings on hand in R with examples. it's also info on how you can enforce S3 and S4 sessions. ultimately, the e-book offers 3 special examples that show easy methods to deliver all of those principles together.

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Scala in Action

By Nilanjan Raychaudhuri


Scala in Action is a entire instructional that introduces Scala via transparent reasons and diverse hands-on examples. simply because Scala is a wealthy and deep language, it may be formidable to soak up the entire new thoughts right now. This booklet takes a "how-to" strategy, explaining language thoughts as you discover conventional programming demanding situations that you just face on your day by day work.

About the Technology

Scala runs at the JVM and combines object-orientation with practical programming. It's designed to supply succinct, type-safe code, that's an important for company purposes. Scala implements Actor-based concurrency in the course of the outstanding Akka framework, so that you can stay away from Java's messy threading whereas interacting seamlessly with Java.

About this Book

Scala in Action is a complete instructional that introduces the language via transparent reasons and various hands-on examples. It takes a "how to" strategy, explaining language strategies as you discover everyday programming initiatives. You'll take on concurrent programming in Akka, discover ways to paintings with Scala and Spring, and the best way to construct DSLs and different productiveness instruments. You'll study either the language and the way to exploit it.

Experience with Java is beneficial yet now not required. Ruby and Python programmers also will locate this ebook accessible.

What's Inside
• A Scala tutorial
• the way to use Java and Scala open resource libraries
• find out how to use SBT
• Test-driven development
• Debugging
• up-to-date for Scala 2.10

Purchase of the print ebook contains a loose publication in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Author

Nilanjan Raychaudhuri is a talented developer, speaker, and an avid polyglot programmer who works with Scala on construction systems.

Table of Contents
<ol><h5>PART 1 SCALA: THE BASICS</h5> • Why Scala?
• Getting started

• OOP in Scala

• enjoying practical facts structures

• useful programming
<h5>PART 2 operating WITH SCALA</h5> • development net purposes in sensible style

• Connecting to a database

• construction scalable and extensible components

• Concurrency programming in Scala

• development self belief with testing
<h5>PART three complicated STEPS</h5> • Interoperability among Scala and Java
• Scalable and disbursed purposes utilizing Akka

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Ruby Phrasebook

Ruby Phrasebook


Jason Clinton


Essential Code and Commands


Ruby Phrasebook provides the code you must speedy and successfully paintings with Ruby, one of many fastest-growing languages on this planet due to renowned new Ruby applied sciences like Ruby on Rails.


Concise and Accessible

Easy to hold and straightforward to use—lets you ditch all these cumbersome books for one moveable pocket guide


Flexible and Functional

Packed with greater than a hundred customizable code snippets—so you could quite simply code sensible Ruby in exactly approximately any situation


Jason Clinton makes use of Ruby day-by-day in procedure management and improvement for complex Clustering applied sciences, a Linux Beowulf cluster integrator. He has been operating within the desktop for greater than a decade and is actively all in favour of the Kansas urban Ruby clients crew (KCRUG), serving as administrator of the group’s site and mailing record.


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Programming / Ruby

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Beginning Android 4 Application Development

By Wei-Meng Lee

Understand Android OS for either phone and pill programming

This fast paced creation to the most recent unlock of Android OS supplies aspiring cellular app builders what they should recognize to application for modern day most well liked Android smartphones and pills. Android four OS is, for the 1st time, a unmarried answer for either smartphones and drugs, so should you grasp the knowledge during this important advisor, you may be good in your method to winning improvement for either units. From utilizing actions and intents and growing wealthy person interfaces to operating with SMS, messaging APIs, and the Android SDK, what you wish is here.

  • Provides transparent directions subsidized by way of real-world programming examples
  • Begins with the fundamentals and covers every thing Android four builders want to know for either smartphones and tablets
  • Explains easy methods to customise actions and intents, create wealthy person interfaces, and deal with data
  • Helps you're employed with SMS and messaging APIs, the Android SDK, and utilizing location-based services
  • Details the best way to package deal and put up your functions to the Android Market

Beginning Android four software Development pares down the main crucial steps you must comprehend so that you can begin growing Android purposes today.

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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 countless numbers of spreadsheet cells, you know the way tedious initiatives like those should be. yet what for those who can have your machine do them for you?

In Automate the dull Stuff with Python, you will use Python to jot down courses that do in mins what may take you hours to do via hand—no past programming event required. as soon as you could have mastered the fundamentals of programming, you are going to create Python courses that without problems practice valuable and bold feats of automation to:

  • Search for textual content in a dossier or throughout a number of files
  • Create, replace, stream, and rename records and folders
  • Search the internet and obtain on-line content
  • Update and layout 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 tasks on the finish of every bankruptcy problem you to enhance these courses and use your newfound abilities to automate comparable tasks.

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

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Cocoa in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))

By Michael Beam, James Duncan Davidson

Cocoa® is greater than only a selection of sessions, and is unquestionably greater than an easy framework. Cocoa is a whole API set, classification library, framework, and improvement setting for construction purposes and instruments to run on Mac OS® X. With over 240 periods, Cocoa is split into crucial frameworks: origin and alertness equipment. specially else, Cocoa is a toolkit for developing Mac OS X software interfaces, and it presents entry to all the regular Aqua® interface parts similar to menus, toolbars, home windows, buttons, to call a few.

Cocoa in a Nutshell starts with an entire assessment of Cocoa's item periods. It offers builders who might be skilled with different program toolkits the grounding they are going to have to commence constructing Cocoa functions. universal programming projects are defined, and plenty of chapters specialise in the bigger styles within the frameworks so builders can comprehend the bigger relationships among the periods in Cocoa, that's necessary to utilizing the framework effectively.

Cocoa in a Nutshell is split into elements, with the 1st half supplying a chain of evaluation chapters that describe particular positive factors of the Cocoa frameworks. info you can find partially I includes:

  • An review of the Objective-C language
  • Coverage of the root and alertness equipment frameworks
  • Overviews of Cocoa's drawing and textual content dealing with classes
  • Network providers equivalent to hosts, Rendezvous URL companies, sockets, and dossier handling
  • Distributed notifications and allotted gadgets for interapplication communication
  • Extending Cocoa functions with different frameworks, together with the AddressBook, DiscRecording, and Messaging frameworks

The moment 1/2 the ebook is a close speedy connection with Cocoa's beginning and alertness package (AppKit) sessions. A supplement to Apple's documentation, Cocoa in a Nutshell is the one connection with the periods, capabilities, forms, constants, protocols, and strategies that make up Cocoa's origin and alertness equipment frameworks, in keeping with the Jaguar free up (Mac OS X 10.2).

Peer-reviewed and licensed by way of Apple's engineers to be a part of the Apple Developer Connection (ADC) sequence, Cocoa in a Nutshell is the publication builders will wish shut to hand as they paintings. it is the computing device fast reference they could maintain via their facet to appear anything up quick with no leaving their work.

Cocoa in a Nutshell is the booklet builders will wish shut to hand as they paintings. it is the laptop quickly reference they could hold by way of their part to seem anything up quick with out leaving their work.

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