The climate for the games industry has never been hotter, and this is only set to continue as the marketplace for tablets, consoles and phones grow. Seemingly every day there is a story of how a successful app or game has earned thousands of downloads and revenue. As the market size increases, so does the number of people developing and looking to develop their own app or game to publish. The Indie Game Developer Handbook covers every aspect of running a game development studio—from the initial creation of the game through to completion, release and beyond.
Accessible and complete guide to many aspects of running a game development studio from funding and development through QA, publishing, marketing, and more.
Provides a useful knowledge base and help to support the learning process of running an indie development studio in an honest, approachable and easy to understand way.
Case studies, interviews from other studies and industry professionals grant an first-hand look into the world of indie game development
The book covers in some detail the events leading to the non-signature of the treaty by a significant number of states, outlines possible consequences of that split between states, and offers possible ways forward. The book includes a detailed article-by-article analysis of the new ITRs, explaining their implications and concludes with recommendations for national authorities. It concludes with an analysis of events from the point of view of dispute resolution theory, offering suggestions for how to avoid divisive outcomes in the future.
"This is an excellent book, and quite rich and comprehensive. The topic is important and the book will surely be of interest to regulators, diplomats, policy experts, and all those who participated in WCIT. The author is uniquely qualified to write an analysis of the new ITRs and an account of the Conference. This book will be a good reference for the next Plenipotentiary Conference to be held in 2014 which is going to discuss follow-up to WCIT-12." Naser al-Rashedi, United Arab Emirates.
"This is an authoritative expert account of a moment of high significance for vital issues with respect to international networks." Professor Dan Schiller, University of Illinois.
"This is an excellent and timely work." Professor Ian Walden, Queen Mary, University of London.
"Interested persons, businesses and governments can draw their policies from the assessments of a telecommunications insider as presented in this book.
The manifold arguments enlightening the interpretation of the provisions of the ITRs might become an invaluable guidance for those who apply the ITRs in the future."
Professor Dr. Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich.
This important text provides a single point of reference for state-of-the-art cloud computing design and implementation techniques. The book examines cloud computing from the perspective of enterprise architecture, asking the question; how do we realize new business potential with our existing enterprises? Divided into four parts covering all aspects of cloud computing for enterprise architectures, the text introduces fundamental concepts and principles, examines approaches and frameworks for the adoption of cloud computing, explores existing issues and challenges, and presents future directions and ideas for further research.
Topics and features: with a Foreword by Thomas Erl; contains contributions from an international selection of preeminent experts; presents the state-of-the-art in enterprise architecture approaches with respect to cloud computing models, frameworks, technologies, and applications; discusses potential research directions, and technologies to facilitate the realization of emerging business models through enterprise architecture approaches; provides relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest empirical research findings.
Collecting together the latest theoretical, practical and evaluative work in the field, this authoritative reference can also be used as a primer for self-study. As such, it will appeal to a broad audience from enterprise architects and application developers, to business leaders and IT infrastructure managers, in addition to students and researchers.
Most engineers learn about money the hard way: by experience inthe workplace. The authors having done this themselves recognizedthe gap in engineers’ education and set out to bridge it.This book is based on a 1996 course George Solt pioneered forfinal-year engineering undergraduates. The book is written in anapproachable style and gives young engineers as well as matureengineers an insight into the way engineering businesses run, theimportance of capital and the problems of cash flow.