Open Source Development With Cvs
Paperback ISBN: 1932111816
The first edition was one of the first books available on development and implementation of open source software using CVS. The second edition explains how CVS affects the architecture and design of applications and covers strategies, third-party tools, scalability, client access limits, and overall server administration for CVS.
Fundamentals of Python
Paperback ISBN: 1111822700
In FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: FIRST PROGRAMS, respected author Kenneth A. Lambert presents all of the important topics for a CS1 course while preparing the reader to study additional languages. The book uses the Python programming language, which is both easy to learn for beginners and scales well to advanced applications. Lambert's back-to-basics approach will be engaging for the reader bringing relevance of the concepts and applications from the text to the real world.
PostGIS in Action
Paperback ISBN: 1935182269
Whether you're canvassing a congressional district, managing a sales region, mapping city bus schedules, or analyzing local cancer rates, thinking spatially opens up limitless possibilities for database users. PostGIS, a freely available open-source spatial database extender, can help you answer questions that you could not answer using a mere relational database. Its feature set equals or surpasses proprietary alternatives, allowing you to create location-aware queries and features with just a few lines of SQL code. PostGIS in Action is the first book devoted entirely to PostGIS. It will help both new and experienced users write spatial queries to solve real-world problems. For those with experience in more traditional relational databases, this book provides a background in vector-based GIS so you can quickly move to analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. Advanced users will learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, and create custom functions suited specifically to their applications. It also discusses the new features available in PostgreSQL 8.4 and provides tutorials on using additional open source GIS tools in conjunction with PostGIS. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Game Design Secrets
Do What You Never Thought Possible to Market and Monetize Your IOS, Facebook, and Web Games
Paperback ISBN: 1118337743
Design great Facebook, iOS, and Web games and learn from the experts what makes a game a hit! This invaluable resource shows how to put into action the proven design and marketing techniques from the industry's best game designers, who all started on a small scale. The book walks novice and experienced game designers through the step-by-step process of conceptualizing, designing, launching, and managing a winning game on platforms including Facebook, iOS, and the Web. The book is filled with examples that highlight key design features, explain how to market your game, and illustrate how to turn your design into a money-making venture. - Provides an overview of the most popular game platforms and shows how to design games for each - Contains the basic principles of game design that will help promote growth and potential to generate revenue - Includes interviews with top independent game developers who reveal their success secrets - Offers an analysis of future trends that can open (or close) opportunities for game designers Game Design Secrets provides aspiring game designers a process for planning, designing, marketing, and ultimately making money from new games.
The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0974514055
A tutorial and reference to the object-oriented programming language for beginning to experienced programmers, updated for version 1.8, describes the language's structure, syntax, and operation, and explains how to build applications.