What’s so special about this book?
—Andrew Hedges, Tapulous
The authors also include examples covering a variety of different integration technologies, such as JMS, MSMQ, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, Microsoft BizTalk, SOAP, and XSL. A case study describing a bond trading system illustrates the patterns in practice, and the book offers a look at emerging standards, as well as insights into what the future of enterprise integration might hold.
This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies. It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system. If you want to know how to manage, monitor, and maintain a messaging system once it is in use, get this book.
You’ll Learn How ToGet the power of today’s top productivity applications Track, organize, and report on all your data, from personal collections to customer relationships Simplify the way you manage your tasks, events, and appointments Store anything you create or find on the Web--and access it from anywhere Use Zoho’s powerful collaboration tools, including web conferencing and wiki-building Create invoices and estimates for your small business or freelance work Manage marketing, sales, and HR teams more efficiently than ever before
At last--a tablet that puts the power of a full computer right in your hands! This hands-on guide shows you show to tap into your Galaxy Tab's full range of business productivity and entertainment features. How to Do Everything: Samsung GALAXY Tab teaches you how to connect to wireless networks, sync data with your PC or Mac, browse the Web, use e-mail, and much more. Harness the power of the Android operating system, maximize the built-in and third-party applications, and maintain and troubleshoot your Galaxy Tab with help from this practical, time-saving resource.set up, navigate, and customize your Galaxy Tab Connect seamlessly to as many wireless networks as you need Synchronize your Galaxy Tab with your PC or Mac using Samsung Kies Play movies on your Galaxy Tab or your TV Take photos and videos and share them online and offline Check e-mail, communicate with instant messaging, and browse the Web from anywhere Keep up with your social networks on the go Read e-books and PDFs in the palm of your hand Navigate easily with Google Maps Install and use versatile applications from the Android Market Troubleshoot, maintain, and secure your Galaxy Tab Connect to your work network via virtual private networking
My Google Apps
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing exactly what you want with Google Apps. Learn how to:
Use Google Apps to reduce technology expenses and grow your business Choose the best Google Apps version for your needs Quickly activate and customize your account Give your users customized email that uses your domain, not gmail.com Connect Gmail to your smartphone so your email and schedule always go with you Create, format, edit, print, and collaborate on documents with Docs Track and analyze your data with Sheets Create presentations with Slides and present anywhere via the Internet Cut travel costs: run video meetings online with Google Hangouts Improve project collaboration with a shared Sites workspace Efficiently manage and share your schedule with Calendar Store and share your files for secure anytime/anywhere access Sync your files between your PC or Mac and Google Drive in the cloud Use Vault to archive content and activity for compliance or other legal reasons
COVERS: Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Sites, Vault
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to new Google Apps screenshots that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into Google Apps problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Google Apps.
Discover how to get more than ever before out of Apple’s incredibly thin and light notebooks with help from this hands-on guide. How to Do Everything: MacBook Air shows you how to harness the power of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system, and use iTunes, iWork, iLife, iCloud, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notification Center, Mail, and other powerful apps. Tap into all the computing power built into Apple’s ultra-portable MacBook Air while you’re at home, at work, or on-the-go.Custom configure your MacBook Air and navigate with the Multi-Touch trackpad Get the most out of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system Transfer data from a PC or another Mac Manage your email accounts with the Mail app Sync all of your data and devices via iCloud Connect peripherals—Bluetooth devices, printers, cameras, and more Use your MacBook Air to connect to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and other services Maximize productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office and the iWork apps Download and play movies, TV shows, and games Manage your iTunes Library Get organized with the new Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders apps Communicate efficiently using the Messages app Video chat with FaceTime or Skype Run Microsoft Windows programs on your MacBook Air Update, back up, troubleshoot, and maintain your MacBook Air
Each chapter provides exercises to help you learn various techniques and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.
Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.
Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:Backgrounds and BordersShapesVisual EffectsTypographyUser ExperienceStructure and LayoutTransitions and Animations
The important stuff you need to know:Structure web pages more effectively. Learn how HTML5 helps web design tools and search engines work smarter.Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser.Create stunning visuals with Canvas. Draw shapes, pictures, and text; play animations; and run interactive games.Jazz up your pages with CSS3. Add fancy fonts and eye-catching effects with transitions and animation.Design better web forms. Collect information from visitors more efficiently with HTML5 form elements.Build it once, run it everywhere. Use responsive design to make your site look good on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.Include rich desktop features. Build self-sufficient web apps that work offline and store the data users need.
Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book.Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closuresDiscover how to find, use, and create PHP componentsFollow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and moreLearn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applicationsExplore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHPBuild a local development environment that closely matches your production server
Facebook for Grown-Ups shows you how to open a Facebook account, find new friends, post status updates, and share family photos and videos. You’ll learn how to become a fan of your favorite performers, join a business network, and create your own topic-specific groups. And if you’re worried about privacy, Facebook for Grown-Ups shows you how to keep your personal information from becoming public knowledge. You’ll even learn how to keep track of what your kids are doing on Facebook–without them knowing it.
Read this book to discover how grown-ups can take advantage of everything Facebook has to offer. It’s not just for kids anymore!
Novices will receive a thorough SEO education, while experienced SEO practitioners get an extensive reference to support ongoing engagements.Comprehend SEO’s many intricacies and complexitiesExplore the underlying theory and inner workings of search enginesUnderstand the role of social media, user data, and linksDiscover tools to track results and measure successExamine the effects of Google’s Panda and Penguin algorithmsConsider opportunities in mobile, local, and vertical SEOBuild a competent SEO team with defined rolesGlimpse the future of search and the SEO industry
Visit the book website (http://www.artofseobook.com) for FAQs and to post your own burning questions. You’ll have access to special offers and discounts on various SEO tools and services. You can also get exclusive access to instructional videos related to the concepts in the book by sending an email to email@example.com.
Whether you are new to Facebook or would like to explore more of its features, My Facebook for Seniors makes learning to use the world’s most popular social media site simple and fun. The full-color, step-by-step instructions make it easy to connect with family, friends, and colleagues; share digital photos; play social games on Facebook; and much more.
Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using relevant examples and covering all the most popular tasks.
Here are just a few things you will learn how to do in this top-selling book:
• Sign up for Facebook (it’s free!) and create a new account
• Configure Facebook’s privacy settings to keep your personal information private
• Find old friends who are also on Facebook
• Use the News Feed to discover what your friends are up to
• Discover how best to use Facebook to keep in touch with your kids and grandkids
• Update your friends and family on your current activities
• View your friends’ digital photos--and share your photos with friends and family
• Personalize the Timeline page that your friends see
• Use Facebook to schedule and manage real-world events--including birthdays
• Chat privately with friends and family--via text or video
• Find and follow pages from your favorite public figures and companies
• Discover interesting topic-specific groups
• Enhance Facebook with interesting apps and fun social games
• Search Facebook for useful information
• Find out what you should--and shouldn’t--share on Facebook
• Use Facebook on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device
You will learn how Google Maps and Google Earth provide pinpoint military accuracy, see how bad guys can manipulate Google to create super worms, and see how they can "mash up" Google with Facebook, LinkedIn, and more for passive reconnaissance.
This third edition includes completely updated content throughout and all new hacks such as Google scripting and using Google hacking with other search engines and APIs. Noted author Johnny Long, founder of Hackers for Charity, gives you all the tools you need to conduct the ultimate open source reconnaissance and penetration testing.Third edition of the seminal work on Google hackingGoogle hacking continues to be a critical phase of reconnaissance in penetration testing and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)Features cool new hacks such as finding reports generated by security scanners and back-up files, finding sensitive info in WordPress and SSH configuration, and all new chapters on scripting Google hacks for better searches as well as using Google hacking with other search engines and APIs
If you have a working knowledge of HTML, the authors’ many style tips and practical programming advice will help you become a top-notch PHP programmer.Get an overview of what’s possible with PHP programsLearn language fundamentals, including data types, variables, operators, and flow control statementsUnderstand functions, strings, arrays, and objectsApply common web application techniques, such as form processing, data validation, session tracking, and cookiesInteract with relational databases like MySQL or NoSQL databases such as MongoDBGenerate dynamic images, create PDF files, and parse XML filesLearn secure scripts, error handling, performance tuning, and other advanced topicsGet a quick reference to PHP core functions and standard extensions
Many businesses launch NoSQL databases without understanding the techniques for using their features most effectively. This book demonstrates the benefits of document embedding, polymorphic schemas, and other MongoDB patterns for tackling specific big data use cases, including:Operational intelligence: Perform real-time analytics of business dataEcommerce: Use MongoDB as a product catalog master or inventory management systemContent management: Learn methods for storing content nodes, binary assets, and discussionsOnline advertising networks: Apply techniques for frequency capping ad impressions, and keyword targeting and biddingSocial networking: Learn how to store a complex social graph, modeled after Google+Online gaming: Provide concurrent access to character and world data for a multiplayer role-playing game
Through vivid, real-world examples from today’s devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteraction’s essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. You’ll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one that’s tolerated into one that’s treasured.Explore a microinteraction’s structure: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loopsLearn the types of triggers that initiate a microinteractionCreate simple rules that define how your microinteraction can be usedHelp users understand the rules with feedback, using graphics, sounds, and vibrationsUse modes to let users set preferences or modify a microinteractionExtend a microinteraction’s life with loops, such as “Get data every 30 seconds”
My Social Media for Seniors helps you learn what social media is all about, and how to use it to connect with friends, families, and more. The full-color book provides a general overview of what social media is and what it does, then offers step-by-step instruction on how to use the most popular social media-- Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter. It also covers other social media, including online message boards and group video chat services such as Skype and Google Hangouts. In addition, the book offers strategies for using social media to find old friends and colleagues, as well as how to use social media safely and securely. Here are a few things you will learn:
No prior experience in UX or design is necessary to get started. If you’re an entrepreneur or an innovator, this book puts you right to work with proven tips and tools for researching, identifying, and designing an intuitive, easy-to-use product.Determine whether people will buy your product before you build itListen to your customers throughout the product’s lifecycleUnderstand why you should design a test before you design a productGet nine tools that are critical to designing your productDiscern the difference between necessary features and nice-to-havesLearn how a Minimum Viable Product affects your UX decisionsUse A/B testing in conjunction with good UX practicesSpeed up your product development process without sacrificing quality
Create fine art and commercial graphics with one powerful tool! CorelDRAW X4: The Official Guide shows you how to get a visual message across with impact and style; edit photos; build captivating layouts; and compose scenes in a clean, attention-getting style. Learn how to illustrate like the pros, justify and flow text around shapes, and truly understand digital color. You'll also discover how to create 3D objects, apply special effects, and integrate different media to build outstanding graphics. Packed with expert tips and techniques for creating professional-level art, this is your one-stop CorelDRAW X4 resource.Create drawings that mimic traditional oils and acrylics using Artistic Media, Smudge, and Roughen brushes Lay out complete page designs with layers, multi-page options, and preset page and label templates Import and format text, flow text around illustrations, and add drop caps Use CorelDRAW as a desktop publishing program Import and edit digital photos, including camera RAW files, and incorporate them into your designs Add special effects to your illustrations including dynamic lens effects and transparency Create 3D objects with the Extrude tool
Includes an all-new 8-page full-color section
Thoroughly revised for the latest tools and techniques, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition uniquely addresses all the different genealogical record types, explaining traditional and digital research strategies. It defines the basic rules of genealogical evidence, explains how to evaluate source materials, and describes proven research methods.
This practical guide shows you how to research your family history using the most current websites, social networking sites, record archives, newly released and forthcoming census data, digital records, new frontiers in DNA research, and more. The latest technological tools such as hardware and software are also covered. Featuring global resources from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia in a single volume, this book reveals how to:Organize and create your family tree Research census documents, military service records, and land and property rolls Locate difficult-to-find records Use the most efficient internet search techniques Plan a successful genealogy research trip Evaluate sources for authenticity Research and verify ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA) Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research Use social networking sites and collaboration techniques
You’ll explore the concepts behind REST, learn different strategies for creating hypermedia-based APIs, and then put everything together with a step-by-step guide to designing a RESTful Web API.Examine API design strategies, including the collection pattern and pure hypermediaUnderstand how hypermedia ties representations together into a coherent APIDiscover how XMDP and ALPS profile formats can help you meet the Web API "semantic challenge"Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formatsApply best practices for using HTTP in API implementationsCreate Web APIs with the JSON-LD standard and other the Linked Data approachesUnderstand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems
This isn’t a book on theory. With detailed examples, sample scripts, and solid advice, software engineers with operations experience will learn specific techniques that 9apps routinely uses in its cloud infrastructures.Build cloud applications with the "rip, mix, and burn" approachGet a crash course on Amazon Web ServicesLearn the top ten tips for surviving outages in the cloudUse elasticsearch to build a dependable NoSQL data storeCombine AWS and PostgreSQL to build an RDBMS that scales wellCreate a highly available document database with MongoDB Replica Set and SimpleDBAugment Redis with AWS to provide backup/restore, failover, and monitoring capabilitiesWork with CloudFront and Route 53 to safeguard global content delivery
Through code examples, step-by-step instructions, and use-case examples, you’ll learn how to apply OAuth 2.0 to your server-side web application, client-side app, or mobile app. Find out what it takes to access social graphs, store data in a user’s online filesystem, and perform many other tasks.Understand OAuth 2.0’s role in authentication and authorizationLearn how OAuth’s Authorization Code flow helps you integrate data from different business applicationsDiscover why native mobile apps use OAuth differently than mobile web appsUse OpenID Connect and eliminate the need to build your own authentication system
Jobs. Housing. Customers. Stuff. Events. Advice. Even romance! It’s all waiting for you on craigslist... and this book will help you find it faster, smarter, and more safely. You name it, it’s covered here–with great insider tips and proven techniques! Get started today: Buy and sell merchandise, services, cars, and homes; generate leads; recruit staff or volunteers; promote your group, cause, candidate, or band; find great contractors or childcare; get or give a pet; arrange cheap rideshares and vacation swaps. Stay safe, no matter what you’re doing. This is the first book to take you deep inside craigslist and show you exactly how to get what you want there... whatever it might be!
You’ll Learn How To
• Quickly discover what craigslist offers in your city or neighborhood
• Write ads that get noticed–and get fast results
• Recognize and avoid scammers and identity thieves!
• Attract more people to your community event, concert, or yard sale
• Meet the partner of your dreams... safely!
• Build your small business, no matter what you sell
Jenna Lloyd has been using craigslist successfully since 2001 in both her business and personal life. She is a leading authority on online and multichannel retail marketing, an eBay PowerSeller, and currently helps others maximize their business profits through her company, Applied Force Marketing, LLC (www.appliedforcemarketing.com).
Sherry Kinkoph Gunter has written and edited scores of books over the past 16 years covering a wide variety of computer topics, including Microsoft Office, eBay,
digital photography, and Web applications.
User Level Beginning–Intermediate
The all-encompassing book about everything Google. Not only will you learn advanced search techniques, but you also will learn how to master Google’s web and software tools. It’s all inside!
Google’s new web browser
create your own gadgets
turn web applications into desktop applications
use Google’s phone
create your own personal blog
Google’s web-based email service
Google Web Search
the most popular search on the Internet
put profit-making ads on their own website
buy keyword advertising on the Google site
Google Product Search
find hot deals without ever leaving your office chair
a web-based scheduling and public calendar service
search documents and emails on your PC’s hard drive
create and share web-based word processing and spreadsheet documents
a fun way to view 3D maps of any location on Earth
view and share videos over the Web
a collection of user-created message forums
maps, satellite images, and driving directions for any location
GOOGLE MAY BE THE INTERNET’S MOST POPULAR SEARCH SITE, BUT IT’S ALSO MORE THAN JUST SIMPLE WEB SEARCHES.
• Use Google developer tools and APIs
• Create MySpace and Facebook applications with OpenSocial
• Use Google Gears to turn web-based applications into desktop applications
• Use Google to search for news headlines, scholarly articles, and the best prices on the Web
• Read and respond to blog postings and create your own blogs with Blogger
• View the latest viral videos with YouTube
• Use Android, the new Google phone
• Use Google with the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch
• Create maps and driving directions with Google Maps
• Use Google’s free web-based email service Gmail
• Create your own custom Google Maps mashups—and put customized Google search on your own website
Michael Miller has written more than 80 nonfiction how-to books, including Que’s Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, YouTube for Business, and Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource.
User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Learn how to use innovative methods to unearth hard-to-find ancestors. Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques shows you, step by step, how to uncover elusive details by taking advantage of specialized tools and software programs and using proven best practices for breaking through the brick walls that have hindered your progress.
You’ll get professional advice on formulating a research strategy, understanding the details you discover, keeping careful track of your data, analyzing the evidence, and developing hypotheses. Real-world case studies demonstrate how you can apply the systematic procedures presented in this practical guide to your own research--and achieve success!Examine the brick wall in detail to find potential weak spots that can be exploited into a breakthrough Use brute force techniques that leave no stone unturned Obtain exact copies of original records rather than derivative sources Research the family, associates, and neighbors (FANs) of your brick wall ancestor Consult with your family, friends, and colleagues to get a fresh perspective on your research Use crowdsourcing--genealogy societies, online forums, social media, blogs, wikis, and podcasts Apply technological solutions, including DNA testing and specialized genealogical software Get tips on hiring a professional genealogical researcher with the appropriate credentials and references Revisit your brick wall problem after honing your research skills Review your evidence, develop a research strategy, and keep a meticulous research log
Understand how Grails integrates with Groovy, Spring, Hibernate, and other JVM technologies, and learn how to create and use plugins to augment your application’s functionality. Once you know how Grails adds behavior by convention, you can solve problems more easily and develop applications more intuitively.Write simpler, more powerful code with the Groovy languageManage persistence in Grails, using Hibernate or a NoSQL datastoreLearn how Grails uses Spring’s functionality and optional modulesDiscover how Hibernate handles details for storing and retrieving dataIntegrate technologies for messaging, mail, creating web services, and other JEE technologiesBypass convention and configure Grails manuallyLearn a general approach to upgrading applications and pluginsUse Grails to develop and deploy IaaS and PaaS applications
Google Apps is a service providing independently, customizable versions of several Google products under a common domain name, featuring free applications such as Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Calendar, Gmail, Talk, Chrome, Dashboard, and more! Google offers a stunning array of free applications for doing everything from handling your email to managing your calendar, to serving as a word processor and even as a spreadsheet program.
USING Google Apps is a media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Google Apps quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! EVERY chapter has multiple video and audio files integrated into the learning material which creates interactive content that works together to teach everything mainstream Google Apps users need to know.
You’ll Learn How to:
- Manage all Your Documents and Applications Through a Single Web Page
- Exchange Documents with Microsoft Office Users
- Create, Edit, Format, and Share Documents with Google Docs
- Collaborate Online, Share Calendars, and Organize Events
- Build Powerful Spreadsheets with Functions, Charts, Forms, and Gadgets
- Deliver In-Person or Internet-Based Presentations
- Make the Most of the Speedy, Efficient Google Chrome Web Browser
- Use Gmail and Google Talk to Communicate More Effectively, and Save Money
- Work with Google Apps Even if You’re Disconnected from the Internet
- Save Money by Using Google Apps in Your Business
Examples of Topics Covered in VIDEO TUTORIALS, which Walk You Through Tasks You’ve Just Got to See!
- Use Google Calendar to Manage Events and Tasks that Everyone in Your Family and Business Can See
- Collaborate on One Document Using Google Doc's Group Editing Features
- Master Formula and Functions in Google Spreadsheets
Examples of Topics Covered in AUDIO SIDEBARS, which Deliver Insights Straight From the Experts!
- Learn How Google Docs Compares to Microsoft Office
- Learn the Pros and Cons of Web-based Email (Gmail) vs. Traditional POP Email (e.g. Outlook)
- How does Google Chrome Stack up Against Industry Bully, Internet Explorer?
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Written in two jargon-free sections this step-by-step guide delivers practical skills to marketers on how to use Google AdWords and Google Analytics separately or together, for the greatest impact, in the shortest time. Get the most out of your campaigns and website with the new version of Google AdWords and the latest Google Analytics features and reports.
Storytelling and directingShooting, editing, and renderingCreating your very own channelBroadcasting user-generated contentRe-broadcasting commercial contentCultivating a devoted audienceFitting into the YouTube communityBecoming a success story
Join Alan, who makes part of his living from YouTube, and Michael, a successful filmmaker, author, and D.I.Y. art pioneer. They'll take you from the basics of gear to making it big on YouTube, with a focus on networking and interaction. You'll also sit in on informative interviews with YouTube stars LisaNova, Hank Green (vlogbrothers), WhatTheBuckShow, nalts, and liamkylesullivan.
Alan and Michael understand viral marketing -- and they know what it takes to get your work on everyone's YouTube radar. And, once you read this book, so will you.
Quicken 2016: The Official Guide offers complete coverage of setting up and balancing personal banking and credit accounts, paying bills and viewing accounts online, and tracking and managing investments. Readers will get step-by-step instructions, examples, and illustrations. This comprehensive guide contains full details on all-new investment tools and updated loan and budgeting features.Covers mobile use on both Apple and Android platforms, including banking, credit card, and investment sync online “In My Experience” sidebars highlight the benefits of specific features Written in a no-nonsense, practical style by Intuit Certified Professional Advisor Bobbi Sandberg
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).
The ideal target audience for this book will be game developers, both Indie as well as semi pro. No prior knowledge of Unity and audio development is assumed,What You Will LearnDevelop game audio and other audio effects with UnityGetting familiar with the new Audio Mixer introduced in Unity 5Implement dynamic and adaptive audio using various tools and strategiesExplore interesting ways to incorporate audio into a game with sound visualizationUse 3rd party professional audio development tools like FMODCompose original music and record vocalsUnderstand and troubleshoot audio performance issuesIn Detail
Game Audio is one of the key components in making a game successful and it is quite popular in the gaming industry. So if you are a game developer with an eye on capturing the gamer market then this book is the right solution for you.
In this book, we will take you through a step by step journey which will teach you to implement original and engaging soundtracks and SFX with Unity 5.x. You will be firstly introduced to the basics of game audio and sound development in Unity. After going through the core topics of audio development: audio sources, spatial sound, mixing, effects, and more; you will then have the option of delving deeper into more advanced topics like dynamic and adaptive audio. You will also learn to develop dynamic and adaptive audio using the Unity Audio Mixer. Further, you will learn how professional third party tools like FMOD are used for audio development in Unity. You will then go through the creation of sound visualization techniques and creating your own original music using the simple yet powerful audio workstation Reaper. Lastly, you will go through tips, techniques and strategies to help you optimize game audio performance or troubleshoot issues.
At the end of the book, you'll have gained the skills to implement professional sound and music. Along with a good base knowledge audio and music principles you can apply across a range of other game development tools.Style and approach
This book will have a step by step practical approach where downloadable free games will be given with the book and readers will be free to work with them.
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Python development tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
Notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Warnings alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to…Install and run the right version of Python for your operating system Store, manipulate, reformat, combine, and organize information Create logic to control how programs run and what they do Interact with users or other programs, wherever they are Save time and improve reliability by creating reusable functions Master Python data types: numbers, text, lists, and dictionaries Write object-oriented programs that work better and are easier to improve Expand Python classes to make them even more powerful Use third-party modules to perform complex tasks without writing new code Split programs to make them more maintainable and reusable Clearly document your code so others can work with it Store data in SQLite databases, write queries, and share data via JSON Simplify Python web development with the Flask framework Quickly program Python games with PyGame Avoid, troubleshoot, and fix problems with your code
In the newest edition of his top-selling book, social media expert Dave Evans bypasses theory to provide you with practical, hands-on advice on developing, implementing, and measuring social media marketing campaigns. In what can be an overwhelming topic, he demystifies the jargon, dispels the myths, and helps you develop an effective, day-by-day plan.
Revised and updated with more than 100 pages of new material on all the latest developments, Evans includes new and updated coverage on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; the latest on listening and analytics platforms; how to incorporate mobile and location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla into your plan; and more.Helps marketers, advertisers, and small business owners quickly develop effective, practical approaches to social media marketing campaigns Highlights the latest you should know about Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; as well as mobile- and location-based services such as Foursquare and Gowalla Shows you how to track and measure results and integrate that information into your overall marketing plan Features case studies, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on tutorials
If you've been seeking ways to break down social media marketing into tasks you can handle and campaigns that deliver, this is the book you need.
Whether you're building a personal blog or a corporate website, there's a lot more to web design than div's and CSS selectors, but what do you really need to know? With this book, you'll learn the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites, from customer requirements to hand-drawn storyboards all the way to finished HTML and CSS creations that offer an unforgettable online presence.
The revised two-color edition of this book includes a free online version of the chapter on web color. You can easily access this chapter at Oreilly.com once you register your book.
Your time is way too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Web Design uses a visually rich format specifically designed to take advantage of the way your brain really works.
Whether you have already developed multiple applications or zero applications, this book will help you to develop your next application in a cross-platform framework quickly, saving you a massive amount of time and money.
This book concisely shows you NativeScript's built-in framework that allows you to rapidly develop a fully-working compiled cross-platform application in just a few chapters. It starts by laying the foundation of NativeScript and working through the fundamentals to create a basic shell of the application. Moving on, you'll see how to build a full-fledged application step by step. We'll show you how to use plugins, and how to communicate with the native OS libraries easily so that you can customize your application as if your app was created in Java or Objective C. We then deal with the issues that arise from being cross platform and compensate for the different screen sizes, screen resolutions, and device abilities. Finally, we progress to testing and deploying your app.Style and approach
A stepwise guide for building cross-platform mobile applications with the help of easy-to-understand examples.
Perl is suitable for almost any task on almost any platform, from short fixes to complete web applications. Learning Perl teaches you the basics and shows you how to write programs up to 128 lines long—roughly the size of 90% of the Perl programs in use today. Each chapter includes exercises to help you practice what you’ve just learned. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.
Topics include:Perl data and variable typesSubroutinesFile operationsRegular expressionsString manipulation (including Unicode)Lists and sortingProcess managementSmart matchingUse of third party modules
Inside, you'll learn about:
Interaction design and physical computingThe Arduino hardware and software development environmentBasics of electricity and electronicsPrototyping on a solderless breadboardDrawing a schematic diagram
And more. With inexpensive hardware and open-source software components that you can download free, getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED.
Join the tens of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, with illustrations by Elisa Canducci, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on the fun! This 128-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website.
Make thousands of dollars per week--with little or no financial risk--selling other people’s stuff on eBay. How to Start and Run an eBay Consignment Business explains how to locate and work with consignors and successfully deal in the goods they want to sell, including collectibles, retail store closeouts, estate items, corporate merchandise, and much more.
Find out how to get started selling on consignment, decide what kinds of items will be the most profitable, and set up your business. You’ll get sample contracts, forms, and flyers, as well as tips on creating a web site, marketing your business, and automating day-to-day tasks. Whether you want to supplement your income or become a registered eBay Trading Assistant, you’ll find everything you need in this helpful, step-by-step guide.
This book is a practical guide for anyone looking to develop striking and robust web applications using Node.js.
Web 2.0 Edition
Mikal E. Belicove
Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
The Best of the New “Web 2.0” Internet…at Your Fingertips!
A whole new Web’s coming to life: new tools, communities, video, podcasts, everything! You won’t find these exciting “Web 2.0” destinations with old-fashioned Internet directories…and it’ll take forever to find them on search engines. But they’re all at your fingertips, right here! Carefully selected by humans, not algorithms, here are the Net’s 3,000 best Web 2.0 destinations: amazing new sites, tools, and resources for your whole life!
They’ll help you…
• Have way more fun!
• Build your business…
• Buy the right stuff, and avoid the junk…
• Stay totally up-to-date on news, politics, science…
• Be a better parent…
• Go “green”…
• Get healthier–and stay healthier…
• Deepen your faith…
• Pursue your hobbies…
• Plan incredible vacations…
• Find the perfect restaurant…
• And more… much more!
The second edition focuses on Drupal 7, the latest version of this open source system. Each project spans an entire chapter, with step-by-step "recipes" to help you build out the precise functionality the site requires. With this book, developers new to Drupal will gain experience through a hands-on introduction, and experienced Drupal developers will learn real-world best practices.Learn Drupal’s concepts and building blocks, and how everything works togetherHit the ground running—build your first Drupal site hands-onExplore solutions that meet each project’s requirements, and discover why specific modules were selectedUnderstand the projects through case studies, including the client’s needs and desiresLearn how to configure modules with a bird’s-eye view of how they workDiscover new modules, including Drupal Commerce, Media, and Workbench
This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to deploy, program, optimize, manage, integrate, and extend Spark–now, and for years to come. You’ll discover how to create powerful solutions encompassing cloud computing, real-time stream processing, machine learning, and more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
Whether you are a data analyst, data engineer, data scientist, or data steward, learning Spark will help you to advance your career or embark on a new career in the booming area of Big Data.
Learn how to
• Discover what Apache Spark does and how it fits into the Big Data landscape
• Deploy and run Spark locally or in the cloud
• Interact with Spark from the shell
• Make the most of the Spark Cluster Architecture
• Develop Spark applications with Scala and functional Python
• Program with the Spark API, including transformations and actions
• Apply practical data engineering/analysis approaches designed for Spark
• Use Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs) for caching, persistence, and output
• Optimize Spark solution performance
• Use Spark with SQL (via Spark SQL) and with NoSQL (via Cassandra)
• Leverage cutting-edge functional programming techniques
• Extend Spark with streaming, R, and Sparkling Water
• Start building Spark-based machine learning and graph-processing applications
• Explore advanced messaging technologies, including Kafka
• Preview and prepare for Spark’s next generation of innovations
Instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q-and-As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid pitfalls. By the time you're finished, you'll be comfortable using Apache Spark to solve a wide spectrum of Big Data problems.
This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Whether you design UX, websites, or products, you’ll learn how to win over anyone who has influence over the project—with the goal of creating the best experience for the end user.Walk through the process of preparing for and presenting your designsUnderstand stakeholder perspectives, and learn how to empathize with themCultivate both implicit and explicit listening skillsLearn tactics and formulas for expressing the most effective response to feedbackDiscover why the way you follow through is just as crucial as the meeting itselfEducate your stakeholders by sharing the chapter from this book on how to work with designers
Practical discussions provide an inside look at TCP/IP components and protocols.
Step-by-step instructions walk you through many common tasks.
Q&As at the end of each hour help you test your knowledge.
Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions and help you steer clear of potential problems.
If you’re looking for a smart, concise introduction to the protocols that power the Internet, start your clock and look inside. Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours is your guide to the secrets of TCP/IP.
Learn how to…
Understand what TCP/IP is, and how it works Discover how IPv6 differs from IPv4, and how to migrate or coexist with IPv6 Work with TCP/IP’s Network Access, Internet, Transport, and Application layers Implement flexible addressing with subnetting and CIDR Establish efficient and reliable routing Implement name resolution Secure TCP/IP networks—detect and prevent attacks Automatically configure TCP/IP clients and hosts Provide classic TCP/IP services and powerful new Web services Use TCP/IP in advanced cloud-based environments Support efficient media streaming and webcasting Capitalize on the benefits of the new HTML5 standard Run TCP/IP protocols over wireless networks Troubleshoot TCP/IP networks with ping, traceroute, and other tools Provide for monitoring and remote access Deploy efficient email systems with POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP Walk through all facets of implementing a TCP/IP network