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The Elements of Programming Style (2nd Edition)

By Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger

The weather of Programming sort, through Brian W. Kernighan and P. J. Plauger, is a research of programming variety, advocating the idea that computing device courses could be written not just to fulfill the compiler or own programming "style", but additionally for "readability" via people, in particular software program upkeep engineers, programmers and technical writers.

The e-book will pay particular homage, in identify and tone, to the weather of fashion, by way of Strunk & White and is taken into account a realistic template selling Edsger Dijkstra's dependent programming discussions. it's been influential and has spawned a sequence of comparable texts adapted to person languages, corresponding to the weather of C Programming sort, the weather of C# type, the weather of Java(TM) variety, the weather of MATLAB variety, etc.

The booklet is equipped on brief examples from genuine, released courses in programming textbooks. This leads to a realistic remedy instead of an summary or educational dialogue. the fashion is diplomatic and usually sympathetic in its feedback, and unabashedly sincere as well— a few of the examples with which it unearths fault are from the authors' personal paintings (one instance within the moment variation is from the 1st edition).

Modern readers may perhaps locate it a shortcoming that its examples use older procedural programming languages (Fortran and PL/I) that are really various from these renowned this present day. (Few of today's renowned languages were invented whilst this e-book was once written.) despite the fact that, some of the book's issues that commonly crisis stylistic and structural matters go beyond the main points of specific languages.

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C# Quick Syntax Reference

By Mikael Olsson

The C# speedy Syntax Reference is a condensed code and syntax connection with the C# programming language. It offers the basic C# syntax in a well-organized layout that may be used as a convenient reference.

You won’t locate any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out heritage classes or witty tales during this e-book. What you can find is a language reference that's concise, to the purpose and hugely accessible.  The publication is full of worthwhile details and is a must have for any C# programmer.

In the C# speedy Syntax Reference, you are going to find:

·         A concise connection with the C# language syntax.

·         brief, uncomplicated and targeted code examples.

·         A good laid out desk of contents and a entire index permitting effortless review.


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Blender 2.6 Cycles:Materials and Textures Cookbook

By Enrico Valenza

With this booklet you can discover and grasp all that the Cycles rendering engine is in a position to. From the fundamentals all through to refining, this can be a must-read if you are interested by the realism of your fabrics and textures.


  • Create naturalistic fabrics and textures - reminiscent of rock, snow, ice and fireplace - utilizing Cycles
  • Learn Cycle’s node-based fabric system
  • Get to grips with the strong Cycles rendering engine

In Detail

Cycles is Blender’s new, strong rendering engine. utilizing sensible examples, this booklet will enable you create an unlimited array of practical and attractive fabrics and texture results utilizing the Cycles rendering engine.

Blender 2.6 Cycles: fabrics and Textures Cookbook is a realistic trip into the hot and interesting Cycles rendering engine for Blender. during this publication you'll the best way to create an enormous array of fabrics and textures in Cycles, together with glass, ice, snow, rock, steel and water. so that it will take your 3D types to the following point, yet don’t understand how, then this cookbook is for you!

In this sensible cookbook, you are going to easy methods to create beautiful fabrics and textures to truly convey your 3D versions to existence! Diving deep into Cycles you'll examine Cycle’s node-based fabric approach, tips on how to set-up a 3D scene for rendering, how you can create a traditional and man-made fabrics in addition to the right kind association and re-use of Cycles fabrics to save lots of you time and effort.

To make sure that your creations glance lovely you are going to find out how illumination works in Cycles, enhance the standard of the ultimate render and to prevent the presence of noise and fireflies. each one bankruptcy of Blender 2.6 Cycles: fabrics and Textures Cookbook builds at the complexity of the final in order that by means of the top of this ebook you are going to understand how to create a magnificent library of realistic-looking fabrics and textures.

What you'll study from this book

  • Create a simple Cycles fabric blending the closure components
  • Connect nodes of other varieties to construct extra complex materials
  • Add node-based textures to the shaders
  • Create easy and complicated fabrics resembling glass, stone, fireplace and ice
  • Switch shader elements with out affecting a most likely advanced community of links
  • Parent and rename the nodes to higher manage the “Node Editor” window
  • Build fabric interfaces for normal use in advanced fabrics by way of grouping the shaders within groups
  • Set-up light-sources and the “World” international Illumination


Written in a pleasant, sensible type this Cookbook deep-dives right into a wide-array of options used to create lifelike fabrics and textures.

Who this e-book is written for

This ebook is ideal for you in case you have used Blender earlier than yet are new to the extraordinary Cycles renderer. you will have a few wisdom of the Blender interface, notwithstanding this isn't a strict requirement. so as to create practical, gorgeous fabrics and textures utilizing Cycles, then this booklet is for you!

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Ruby In A Nutshell

By Yukihiro Matsumoto

Ruby is a completely natural object-oriented scripting language written in C and designed with Perl and Python functions in brain. whereas its roots are in Japan, Ruby is slowly yet definitely gaining flooring within the Us. The aim of Yukihiro Matsumoto, writer of Ruby and writer of this publication, is to include the strengths of languages like Perl, Python, Lisp and Smalltalk. Ruby is a real try to mix the simplest of every little thing within the scripting international. for the reason that 1993, Ruby mailing lists were verified, websites have shaped, and a neighborhood has grown round it. The language itself is excellent at textual content processing and is impressive for its extensive item orientation. Ruby is moveable and runs below Gnu/Linux (and different Unices) in addition to Dos, Ms home windows and Mac.

With Ruby in a Nutshell, Matsumoto deals a realistic connection with the positive factors of this new language together with the command-line recommendations, syntax, integrated variables, capabilities, and plenty of prevalent periods and modules. This advisor covers the present good model of Ruby (1.6), but is acceptable to the advance model 1.7 and the subsequent deliberate strong model 1.8. you'll find an intensive description of Ruby's language syntax, and an outline of the center performance equipped into the normal Ruby interpreter, which has greater than 800 integrated tools in forty two sessions and modules.

Ruby reveals its strength via its integrated libraries, and this useful quantity take you thru the numerous worthwhile libraries that include the traditional Ruby distribution--from community entry through Http and Cgi programming, to info patience utilizing the Dbm library. This e-book concludes with insurance of the original instruments that include Ruby, together with the debugger, profiler, and irb (or interactive ruby.)

learn the way Ruby combines the strengths of different languages, and why it has captured the curiosity of such a lot of open resource programmers. As a part of the winning "in a nutshell" s

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Learning Perl

By brian d foy, Tom Phoenix

If you are simply getting all started with Perl, this can be the ebook you want—whether you are a programmer, approach administrator, or internet hacker. Nicknamed "the Llama" via generations of clients, this bestseller heavily follows the preferred introductory Perl path taught via the authors on the grounds that 1991. This sixth variation covers fresh alterations to the language as much as model 5.14.

Perl is appropriate for nearly any job on nearly any platform, from brief fixes to accomplish net purposes. Learning Perl teaches you the fundamentals and indicates you the way to put in writing courses as much as 128 traces long—roughly the scale of ninety% of the Perl courses in use this present day. every one bankruptcy comprises workouts that can assist you perform what you have got simply realized. different books might train you to application in Perl, yet this e-book will flip you right into a Perl programmer.

Topics include:

  • Perl information and variable types
  • Subroutines
  • File operations
  • Regular expressions
  • String manipulation (including Unicode)
  • Lists and sorting
  • Process management
  • Smart matching
  • Use of 3rd occasion modules

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Xcode 4 iOS Development Beginner's Guide

This step by step ebook publications you thru the method of constructing remarkable iOS apps utilizing Xcode four. As a beginner's advisor, it makes a speciality of getting you thru all of the significant studying issues in a tender, logical order whereas exhibiting you the way to prevent a few universal pitfalls. in an effort to the best way to construct iOS functions that compete with the remaining and make your mark in the iOS undefined, this publication is for you. you will have a few uncomplicated programming event with Objective-C, and an excellent figuring out of OOP, in addition to a few wisdom of database layout. No wisdom of Xcode four is needed.

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Windows Phone 8 in Action

By Timothy Binkley-Jones, Massimo Perga, Michael Sync, Adam Benoit


Windows mobilephone eight in Action is a entire consultant to constructing apps for the WP8 platform. It covers the home windows mobile Runtime and .NET APIs used to paintings with a phone's sensors and undefined, together with the accelerometer, digicam, gyroscope, GPS, and microphone. you'll learn how to write code to dial the telephone, write emails, ship textual content messages, and realize speech. The e-book additionally teaches you to construct functions that use situation and push notification.

About this Book

With 10 million (and mountain climbing) lively handsets, home windows mobile eight has turn into a true replacement to Android and iOS. WP clients are hungry for excellent apps, so it is time that you should commence developing them!

Windows cellphone eight in Action teaches you the way to layout, construct, and promote WP8 apps. In it, you are going to learn how to use the WP Runtime and .NET APIs to regulate key positive factors just like the accelerometer, digital camera, GPS, and microphone. This example-driven ebook additionally indicates you ways to jot down functions that use situation and push notification, better navigation prone, and WP8's deep multimedia features.

You'll want a operating wisdom of C#. No event with home windows cellphone or XAML is needed.

Purchase of the print publication contains a unfastened e-book in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning courses.

What's Inside

  • Build your first cellphone app
  • Master the home windows telephone eight interface
  • How to promote at the home windows cell Store
  • Use gains like voice acceptance and media

About the Authors

Tim Binkley-Jones has labored with XAML because the first releases of WPF and Silverlight. Adam Benoit is an autonomous developer with greater than a dozen apps within the home windows mobilephone shop. Massimo Perga is an engineer at Microsoft. Michael Sync is an online and WP architect.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 INTRODUCING home windows PHONE
  1. A new cell, a brand new working system
  2. Creating your first home windows cell application
  3. PART 2 center home windows PHONE
  4. Fast software switching and resume
  5. Scheduled activities
  6. Launching projects and choosers
  7. Contacts and calendars
  8. Storing data
  9. Working with the camera
  10. Integrating with the photographs and tune + movies Hubs
  11. utilizing sensors
  12. community communique with push notifications
  13. Using the Speech API
  14. PART three XAML FOR home windows PHONE
  15. ApplicationBar and context menus
  16. Panorama and pivot controls
  17. Building a media participant
  18. Using Maps
  19. Building HTML applications
  20. Releasing and monetizing apps

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Computer Animation: Algorithms and Techniques

By Rick Parent

Driven by way of call for from the leisure for higher and extra life like animation, expertise maintains to adapt and increase. The algorithms and methods at the back of this expertise are the root of this complete ebook, that's written to teach you the basics of animation programming.

In this 3rd variation, the most up-tp-date options are lined besides the idea and high-level computation that experience earned the ebook a name because the top technically-oriented animation source. Key subject matters comparable to fluids, hair, and crowd animation were multiplied, and vast new assurance of garments and textile has been further. New fabric on simulation presents a extra diversified examine this crucial quarter and extra instance animations and bankruptcy initiatives and workouts are integrated. also, spline insurance has been elevated and new video compression and codecs (e.g., iTunes) are covered.

  • Includes spouse website with modern animation examples drawn from learn and leisure, pattern animations, and instance code
  • Describes the foremost mathematical and algorithmic foundations of animation that offer you with a deep knowing and regulate of technique
  • Expanded and new insurance of key subject matters together with: fluids and clouds, fabric and garments, hair, and crowd animation
  • Explains the algorithms used for course following, hierarchical kinematic modelling, inflexible physique dynamics, flocking behaviour, particle structures, collision detection, and more

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Introducing Visual C# 2010 (Expert's Voice in .NET)

By Adam Freeman

If you’re new to C# programming, this ebook is the correct method to start. revered writer Adam Freeman publications you thru the C# language through conscientiously build up your wisdom from primary recommendations to complex features.

The ebook steadily builds up your wisdom, utilizing the suggestions you've got already grasped to aid those who come subsequent. you'll discover all of the middle components of the C# language and the .NET Framework on which it runs. specific recognition is paid to the construction of net and home windows functions and information access—danger zones the place amateur programmers usually cross awry of their early coding attempts.

Introducing Visual C# 2010 is a accomplished primer. whether you don't have any past programming adventure, you could trust within the proven fact that you can still construct good developed internet and home windows purposes of your personal after you have complete examining this book.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the basics of the C# language’s syntax and grammar and use it to create net and home windows applications.

  • What item orientated programming is and the way it really is utilized in the .NET four Framework to avoid wasting you time and bring up the language’s flexibility. 

  • Connect to a variety of facts assets and contain their details into your dynamic functions.
  • Understand the main effort and time saving beneficial properties of C# resembling generics, lambda expressions, and delegates. 

  • Discover the large array of aiding applied sciences that .NET four offers equivalent to the home windows Presentation starting place, LINQ, Parallel Programming, ASP.NET, Silverlight and internet companies.

Who this publication is for

This booklet is perfect for somebody who's drawn to studying approximately Microsoft's visible C# 2010 language. no matter if you don't have any prior coding event or are bringing a few present talents with you from one other programming language, this publication will train you every thing you must recognize to expectantly create your personal C# programs.

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Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))

By Greg Wilson

How do the specialists resolve tough difficulties in software program improvement? during this exact and insightful ebook, top computing device scientists provide case stories that exhibit how they discovered strange, rigorously designed suggestions to high-profile initiatives. it is possible for you to to appear over the shoulder of significant coding and layout specialists to determine difficulties via their eyes. this isn't easily one other layout styles ebook, or one other software program engineering treatise at the correct and other way to do issues. The authors imagine aloud as they paintings via their project's structure, the tradeoffs made in its development, and while it used to be vital to wreck principles. attractive Code is a chance for grasp coders to inform their tale. All writer royalties can be donated to Amnesty foreign. tion.

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