Beginning iOS 5 Games Development: Using the iOS SDK for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430237104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430237105

eBook Description:

Beginning iOS 5 Games Development: Using the iOS SDK for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

Game apps on iPhone and now iPad remain one of the most popular type of apps in the Apple iTunes App Store.  Does Angry Birds ring a bell?  What you were once able to do just for the iPhone (and iPod touch) is now possible for the popular iPad, using the new iOS 5 SDK. Beginning iOS 5 Games Development: Using the iOS SDK for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch provides a clear path for you to create game apps using the iOS 5 SDK platform for the iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch. You’ll learn how to use classes to create games, including graphics, and animations.

Beginning iOS 5 Games Development: Using the iOS SDK for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch provides a clear path for you to create games using the iOS 5 SDK platform for the iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch. You’ll learn how to use classes to create game apps, including graphics, and animations. The latest version of Xcode will be used in parts of the book to guide you along the way of building your apps.

Other topics include iOS 5 game apps development with the newest iOS Game Center update, persisting user data, and designing a compelling user experience. After reading this book, you’ll come away with the skills and techniques for building a game app, top to bottom, that could perhaps even be sold on the Apple iTunes App Store. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430239549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430239543

eBook Description:

Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers

Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers is aimed at database administrators ready to move beyond the beginning stage of doing work by rote towards the mastery stage, in which knowledge of what needs to be done comes not from a set of recipe-style instructions, but rather from the intimate knowledge and understanding of the system to be managed. Experienced database administrators will also find the book useful in solidifying their knowledge and filling in any missing pieces of the Oracle Database puzzle.

Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers by Jonathan Lewis provides just the essential information about Oracle Database internals that every database administrator needs for troubleshooting no more, no less.

Oracle Database seems complex on the surface. However, its extensive feature set is really built upon upon a core infrastructure resulting from sound architectural decisions made very early on that have stood the test of time. This core infrastructure manages transactions and the ability to commit and roll back changes, protects the integrity of the database, enables backup and recovery, and allows for scalability to thousands of users all accessing the same data. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430238526
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430238522

eBook Description:

Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming

Android games programmers now have the power to write games for Android tablets. Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming explains how to enhance your Android games using the new tablet interface and the additional screen estate. You’ll learn how to bring your programming skills up to date and into a world where touch screens, games physics, and artificial intelligence come together in new and surprising ways.

Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming shows how to quickly and easily set up an Android development environment in no time at all, you’ll be programming away. You’ll begin with some simple games using sprites and choreographed movement. Next, you’ll learn how to handle user input in the modern age of touch screens and motion.

The Android operating system has recently acquired multicore functionality to meet the demands of multicore devices now entering the tablet market. With Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming, you’ll discover how to harness that new power with your games programming through more process-demanding and fun techniques, including physics modeling, rich game world representation, artificial intelligence, and multiplayer interactions. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

JBoss AS 7 Configuration, Deployment and Administration

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (December 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849516782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849516785

eBook Description:

Build a fully-functional, efficient application server using JBoss AS with JBoss AS 7 Configuration, Deployment and Administration

  • Covers all JBoss AS 7 administration topics in a concise, practical, and understandable manner, along with detailed explanations and lots of screenshots
  • Uncover the advanced features of JBoss AS, including High Availability and clustering, integration with other frameworks, and creating complex AS domain configurations
  • Discover the new features of JBoss AS 7, which has made quite a departure from previous versions

JBoss AS 7 Configuration, Deployment and Administration

As the Java EE standard has evolved and matured, the API has become increasingly rich and complex. The next generation of application servers needs to be modular and configurable to run only specific services or containers. JBoss AS 7 promises to meet those requirements but the configuration of a complex application server is composed of a mix of administrative and management tasks which often overlap, generating confusion.

JBoss AS 7 Configuration, Deployment and Administration will give you an expert’s understanding of every component that makes up the JBoss application server, and will show you how to use them, helping you to dramatically cut down the learning curve for this exciting product. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (December 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849691444
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849691444

eBook Description:

Build fully functional, professional 3D games with realistic environments, sound, dynamic effects, and more! with Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials

  • Kick start your game development, and build ready-to-play 3D games with ease.
  • Understand key concepts in game design including scripting, physics, instantiation, particle effects, and more.
  • Test & optimize your game to perfection with essential tips-and-tricks.
  • Written in clear, plain English, this book takes you from a simple prototype through to a complete 3D game with concepts you’ll reuse throughout your new career as a game developer.
  • Learn game development in Unity version 3 and above, and learn scripting in either C# or JavaScript

Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials: Game development with C# and JavaScript

Game Engines such as Unity are the power-tools behind the games we know and love. Unity is one of the most widely-used and best loved packages for game development and is used by everyone, from hobbyists to large studios, to create games and interactive experiences for the web, desktop, mobile, and console. With Unity’s intuitive, easy to learn toolset and this book – it’s never been easier to become a game developer. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD