Books: 32


Swift 3 Edition
Pro Xcode is a complete Xcode reference for developers. While Apress' Beginning Xcode touched on some fairly advanced topics in a relaxed and friendly manner, Apress' Pro Xcode is a more expansive and concise book, going into more detail about each area with a tone more appropriate to the audience. In more » this book, you'll learn and use unit testing, instruments, core data, persistence and more. This book also includes in-app purchasing using Xcode, which few other books cover. While using this book, you'll get some cool projects to build. For example, you'll learn how to create a 'Charades' or 'Draw Something' style app where you'll get exposure to iOS game center integration. This 'Charades' game app lets users draw a picture describing a phrase and the other player has to guess what it is. Other projects include the following: Build a class for a person and set up unit tests to check the constructor works currently.Create an app that plays music from a device's music collection.Build an electronic business card and make it available in multiple languages.Create a Sprite Kit app with some fun physics effects such as walls that explode when contacted by another object.Develop an app with a dollar value displayed representing in-game credits that is altered through in-app purchases. After reading and using this book, you'll be a proficient and productive iOS app developer using the Xcode IDE and framework. « less
Learn how to implement a DSL with Xtext and Xtend using easy-to-understand examples and best practices
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Leverage the latest features of Xtext and Xtend to develop a domain-specific language. * Integrate Xtext with popular third party IDEs and get the best out of both worlds. * Discover how to test a DSL implementation and how to customize runtime and IDE aspects of the DSL WHO more » THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is targeted at programmers and developers who want to create a domain-specific language with Xtext. They should have a basic familiarity with Eclipse and its functionality. Previous experience with compiler implementation can be helpful but is not necessary since this book will explain all the development stages of a DSL. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Write Xtext grammar for a DSL; * Use Xtend as an alternative to Java to write cleaner, easier-to-read, and more maintainable code; * Build your Xtext DSLs easily with Maven/Tycho and Gradle; * Write a code generator and an interpreter for a DSL; * Explore the Xtext scoping mechanism for symbol resolution; * Test most aspects of the DSL implementation with JUnit; * Understand best practices in DSL implementations with Xtext and Xtend; * Develop your Xtext DSLs using Continuous Integration mechanisms; * Use an Xtext editor in a web application IN DETAIL Xtext is an open source Eclipse framework for implementing domain-specific languages together with IDE functionalities. It lets you implement languages really quickly; most of all, it covers all aspects of a complete language infrastructure, including the parser, code generator, interpreter, and more. This book will enable you to implement Domain Specific Languages (DSL) efficiently, together with their IDE tooling, with Xtext and Xtend. Opening with brief coverage of Xtext features involved in DSL implementation, including integration in an IDE, the book will then introduce you to Xtend as this language will be used in all the examples throughout the book. You will then explore the typical programming development workflow with Xtext when we modify the grammar of the DSL. Further, the Xtend programming language (a fully-featured Java-like language tightly integrated with Java) will be introduced. We then explain the main concepts of Xtext, such as validation, code generation, and customizations of runtime and UI aspects. You will have learned how to test a DSL implemented in Xtext with JUnit and will progress to advanced concepts such as type checking and scoping. You will then integrate the typical Continuous Integration systems built in to Xtext DSLs and familiarize yourself with Xbase. By the end of the book, you will manually maintain the EMF model for an Xtext DSL and will see how an Xtext DSL can also be used in IntelliJ. STYLE AND APPROACH A step-by step-tutorial with illustrative examples that will let you master using Xtext and implementing DSLs with its custom language, Xtend. « less
Develop applications on one of the most popular platforms for IoT using Particle Photon and Electron with this fast-paced guide
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Get an introduction to IoT architecture, command-line build tools and applications of IoT devices and sensors * Design and develop connected IoT applications using Particle Photon and Electron in a step-by-step manner, gaining an entry point into the field of IoT * Get tips on troubleshooting more » IoT applications WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for developers, IoT enthusiasts and hobbyists who want to enhance their knowledge of IoT machine-to-machine architecture using Particle Photon and Electron, and implement cloud-based IoT projects. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Setup the Particle Photon and Electron on the cloud using the command-line tools * Build and deploy applications on the Photon and Electron using the Web-based IDE * Setup a local cloud server to interact with Particle Photon and Electron * Connect various components and sensors to Particle Photon and Electron * Tinker with the existing firmware and deploy a custom firmware on the Photon and Electron * Setup communication between two or more Particle Photon and Electron * Debug and troubleshoot Particle Photon and Electron projects * Use webhooks to communicate with various third-party server applications IN DETAIL IoT is basically the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.. The number of connected devices is growing rapidly and will continue to do so over years to come. By 2020, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices and the ability to program such devices will be in high demand. Particle provides prototyping boards for IoT that are easy to program and deploy. Most importantly, the boards provided by Particle can be connected to the Internet very easily as they include Wi-Fi or a GSM module. Starting with the basics of programming Particle Photon and Electron, this book will take you through setting up your local servers and running custom firmware, to using the Photon and Electron to program autonomous cars. This book also covers in brief a basic architecture and design of IoT applications. It gives you an overview of the IoT stack. You will also get information on how to debug and troubleshoot Particle Photon and Electron and set up your own debugging framework for any IoT board. Finally, you’ll tinker with the firmware of the Photon and Electron by modifying the existing firmware and deploying them to your boards. By the end of this book, you should have a fairly good understanding of the IoT ecosystem and you should be able to build standalone projects using your own local server or the Particle Cloud Server. « less
Covers Xcode 5
Xcode is Apple's Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Interface Builder, and other tools for helping app developers and coders to build iPhone and iPad apps more efficiently and quickly. Beginning Xcode aims to get you up and running with Apple's latest Xcode 5 and includes a wide variety of exciting more » projects to build. So, if you have some programming experience with iOS SDK and Objective-C, but want a more in depth tutorial on Xcode, then Beginning Xcode is for you. The book focuses on the new technologies, tools and features that Apple has bundled into the new Xcode 5. « less
Microsoft's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) makes software development easier and now features support for iOS, MacOS, Android, and Java development. If you are an application developer, some of the important factors you undoubtedly consider in selecting development frameworks and tools include more » agility, seamless collaboration capabilities, flexibility, and ease of use. Microsoft's ALM suite of productivity tools includes new functionality and extensibility that are sure to grab your attention. Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013 provides in-depth coverage of these new capabilities. Authors Mickey Gousset, Martin Hinshelwood, Brian A. Randell, Brian Keller, and Martin Woodward are Visual Studio and ALM experts, and their hands-on approach makes adopting new ALM functionality easy. « less
This comprehensive guide provides programmers working on projects for the Windows platform a complete overview of Visual Studio 2013, including an in-depth exploration of the new features and changes that have come with the latest iteration. Author and Microsoft MVP Bruce Johnson provides a complete more » view of the new and updated tools featured in Visual Studio 2013 that make programming easier and more efficient. Topics include new shortcuts, UI testing capabilities, and customization options, along with changes to target SharePoint 2013, advanced debugging capabilities, the Data Compare function, and a host of others. « less
Over 50 simple but incredibly effective recipes to get you up and running with the powerful features of Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2013 is the premier tool for developers targeting the Microsoft platform. Learning how to effectively use this technology can enhance your productivity while simplifying your most common tasks, allowing you more time to focus on your project. Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook will introduce more » you to all the new areas of Visual Studio and how they can quickly be put to use to improve your everyday development tasks. With this book, you will learn not only what VS2013 offers, but what it takes to put it to work for your projects. Updated and expanded for VS2013, this book begins by introducing you to the interface changes to Visual Studio and then moves on to demonstrate how VS2013 can be used for developing desktop, mobile, and web applications. This book provides a comprehensive overview of all areas of Visual Studio. « less
For Visual Studio 2013 Express, Professional, Premium and Ultimate Editions
Visual Studio 2013 is one of the most sophisticated integrated development environments in the world today. With hundreds of features and several different editions available, it can be hard to learn your way around, and hard to know whether you're using it to its full potential. Visual Studio Condensed more » gives you a quick and systematic guide to the features that matter most, tagged clearly according to their availability. The book starts by familiarizing you with the main features of Visual Studio and how to configure the user interface depending on your needs. You'll then dive into each key developer tool in turn, starting with the editor window and going through the navigation pane, documentation, and the NuGet package manager. Debugging is a difficult skill to master with a range of approaches and tools at your disposal, so you'll see how to make best use of breakpoints, the debugging windows, tracing and managed memory analysis, as well as tips and tricks on advanced debugging techniques that can make a real difference to your productivity. « less
Hit the ground running using the powerfully versatile text and code editor - TextMate from Macromates. Attention on keyboard shortcuts and multiple routes to actions to satisfy anyone's preferred coding style. Installing and use several extremely helpful bundles such as Todo, Zen Coding, Markdown, and more » more. Extensive coverage on navigating and searching one or many files, in and out of projects. Learn skills on utilizing the shell command-line and macros to boost your productivity. « less
Apple's Xcode 3 Development Tools package provides you with a plethora of project organizers, templates, utilities, and documentation that serves as an ideal choice if your development plans include working with Mac OS X or iPhone apps. This book takes you on a tour of the Xcode 3 integrated development more » environment and details the exciting features of Xcode 3, their intended purposes, and how you can best use them to make your Xcode 3 workflow seamless, effective, and efficient. Develop, test, and optimize apps with Apple's Xcode 3 tools. « less