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TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go (3rd Edition) by R. Nigel Horspool, Nikolai Tillmann

By R. Nigel Horspool, Nikolai Tillmann

"The booklet is excellent! It's transparent and straightforward to learn, with a great deal of examples that confirmed my scholars what to do."

-- Larry Snyder, Emeritus Professor, college of Washington, division of computing device technology and Engineering

“Having the TouchDevelop e-book to be had made our occasions a lot more uncomplicated. scholars may possibly determine issues out for themselves with aid from the book.”

-- Jennifer Marsman, Microsoft significant Developer Evangelist

Mobiledevices resembling smartphones and drugs are set to turn into the most computersthat almost everybody will personal and hold with them continuously. And yet,mobile units are usually not but used for all computing initiatives. A venture at MicrosoftResearch was once created to respond to an easy query: “It is feasible to createinteresting apps at once on a phone or capsule, with out utilizing a separatePC or a keyboard?” the result's TouchDevelop, a programming setting thatruns on all glossy cellular units reminiscent of home windows cellphone, iPhone, iPad, Androidphones and capsules, and in addition on computers and Macs.

This e-book walks you thru the entire displays of the TouchDevelop app, and itpoints out similarities and variations of the TouchDevelop language comparedto different programming languages. For clients, the booklet can function a handyreference subsequent to the telephone. The publication systematically addresses all programminglanguage constructs, ranging from the very uncomplicated constructs reminiscent of variablesand loops. The ebook additionally explores the various cellphone sensors and knowledge sourceswhich make growing apps for cellular units so rewarding.

If you're new to programming with TouchDevelop, or when you've got no longer but workedon touchscreen units, we propose that you simply learn the ebook ranging from Chapter1. while you're already acquainted with the elemental paradigm of the TouchDevelopprogramming atmosphere, then be at liberty to leap forward to the later chaptersthat tackle specific subject areas.

This ebook is written from theperspective of anyone constructing their code utilizing an online browser. TheTouchDevelop net App runs in lots of sleek browsers on many various devicesincluding smartphones and pills, Macs, computing device. All screenshots and navigationinstructions confer with the TouchDevelop net App operating in a browser. ForWindows cellphone, there's a committed TouchDevelop app within the home windows cell Storewhich provides entry to many extra sensors and knowledge resources. beginning with theTouchDevelop app v3.0 for home windows mobilephone eight, the telephone app will proportion the samelook and navigation constitution and all beneficial properties of the net App.

What you’ll learn

The little tips to programming in your cellular units and for a cellular device
The scripting language and cloud-based ecosystem
Using cameras, video and audio, and different sensors reminiscent of a microphone, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope
Access to the net, approved entry to net services
How to jot down basic video games utilizing a integrated physics engine
Who this publication is for

This programming language was once written for those that want tobe in a position to create apps from their mobile. This situation is particularlyappealing to enthusiastic end-users who personal cellular units and scholars, whoare the objective viewers of this e-book.

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The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most by Randall Stross

By Randall Stross

A behind-the-scenes examine how tomorrow's most well-liked startups are being primed for greatness

Investment company Y Combinator is the main sought-after domestic for startups in Silicon Valley. two times a yr, it cash dozens of just-founded startups and gives 3 months of steering from Paul Graham, YC's impresario, and his companions. Receiving a proposal from YC creates the possibility of a lifetime.

Acclaimed journalist Randall Stross used to be granted unparalleled entry to Y Combinator, allowing a distinct inside of travel of the area of software program startups. Over the process a summer season, we watch as a bunch of founders scramble to make whatever humans want.

This is the definitive tale of a seismic shift within the enterprise global, within which coding ability trumps adventure, undergraduates with a bit of luck tackle Goliaths, and traders fall in love.

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Learning Python with Raspberry Pi by Alex Bradbury, Ben Everard

By Alex Bradbury, Ben Everard

The must-have significant other consultant to the Raspberry Pi consumer Guide!

Raspberry Pi selected Python as its educating language of option to inspire a brand new iteration of programmers to benefit the way to application. This approachable publication serves as an awesome source for someone eager to use Raspberry Pi to profit to application and is helping you start with the Python programming language. geared toward first-time builders with out earlier programming language assumed, this newbie e-book will get you up and running.

Covers variables, loops, and functions
Addresses 3D snap shots programming
Walks you thru programming Minecraft
Zeroes in on Python for scripting

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Handbook of Damage Mechanics: Nano to Macro Scale for

This authoritative reference offers finished assurance of the themes of wear and tear and therapeutic mechanics. Computational modeling of constitutive equations is equipped in addition to solved examples in engineering functions. a variety of fabrics that engineers may possibly stumble upon are coated, together with metals, composites, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, and nanomaterials. The the world over well-known group of members hire a constant and systematic process, supplying readers a simple reference that's excellent for widespread consultation.

Handbook of wear Mechanics: Nano to Macro Scale for fabrics and buildings is perfect for graduate scholars and school, researchers, and execs within the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, fabrics technology, and Engineering Mechanics.

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eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements by Mark Norris, Steve West(auth.)

By Mark Norris, Steve West(auth.)

EBusiness is becoming speedily and new matters are rising during this worldwide and real-time task. This re-creation to the highly profitable eBusiness necessities explores the more and more vital region of cellular facts entry. furthermore, it indicates how eBusiness is evolving and the way know-how might be steadily used to construct extra subtle ideas. Balancing its technical intensity with a transparent and useful research of marketplace versions it permits the reader to install the to be had and rising know-how successfully and appropriately.
as well as the demonstrated but both vital beneficial properties reminiscent of safeguard, fee and belief, offer chain integration and buyer to provider exchange it includes:
? mBusiness protecting key matters reminiscent of roving and roaming entry and the applied sciences GPRS, UMTS and WAP
? aid for readers to formulate their very own eBusiness process via drawing out a few common principles
? digital cellular community operators: facts extensions to the cellular swap, domestic and customer location
? research and actual global examples of cellular services
? The technical concepts, impression, integration, mechanics and implications of evolving eBusiness
basically geared toward planners, engineers, managers and builders within the IT, multimedia and online industries. steered studying for college students in computing device technology electric & digital engineering, IT and telecommunications.Content:
Chapter 1 digital alternate (pages 1–16):
Chapter 2 The digital market (pages 17–38):
Chapter three The digital store (pages 39–56):
Chapter four funds, credits and Invoicing (pages 57–96):
Chapter five belief and protection (pages 97–114):
Chapter 6 Integration (pages 115–136):
Chapter 7 provide Chain (pages 137–161):
Chapter eight developing store (pages 163–175):
Chapter nine placing the ‘e’ into your enterprise (pages 177–194):
Chapter 10 Underlying applied sciences and criteria (pages 195–254):
Chapter eleven mBusiness (pages 255–275):
Chapter 12 who's going to become profitable out of All of this and the way? (pages 277–288):

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Macworld Superguide: MAC OS X Hints, Leopard Edition

For this booklet, the site's author, Rob Griffiths—in collaboration with the editors of Macworld—has pulled jointly the main helpful tricks for OS X 10.5. even if you're an influence consumer seeking to take keep an eye on of your method or a relative newcomer trying to find how you can be extra efficient, this handpicked assortment can help you get the main from Leopard.

Inside those pages you'll locate greater than 2 hundred suggestions masking approximately each point of Leopard, together with customizing the glance of Finder home windows, looking hidden procedure documents with highlight, and profiting from OS X rookies like speedy glance and areas. You'll additionally dig deep into Leopard's process settings to fine-tune your personal tastes, store time with undocumented shortcuts, and release strong file-sharing and printing beneficial properties.

Once you've mastered your method, use our step by step suggestion for squeezing extra strength from OS X's integrated courses, together with Mail, Safari, iCal, iChat, iTunes, Preview, and extra. and naturally, no advisor for strength clients will be entire with no journey to Terminal. If you're new to OS X's command-line interface, we'll help you start and the way to guard your self from risky activities.

If you're a command-line veteran, you'll locate information for benefiting from new Leopard instructions and techniques for operating in Terminal extra efficiently.
If you're able to liberate your Mac's hidden capability, this booklet is for you.

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Temporal Information Processing Technology and Its by Yong Tang, Zewu Peng, Dongning Liu, Wenshen Zhang (auth.),

By Yong Tang, Zewu Peng, Dongning Liu, Wenshen Zhang (auth.), Prof. Yong Tang, Xiaoping Ye, Na Tang (eds.)

"Temporal details Processing expertise and Its purposes" systematically stories temporal details processing expertise and its functions. The e-book covers following matters: 1) time version, calculus and good judgment; 2) temporal facts types, semantics of temporal variable ‘now’ temporal database strategies; three) temporal question language, a standard temporal database administration approach: TempDB; four) temporal extension on XML, workflow and information base; and, five) implementation styles of temporal functions, a standard instance of temporal program. The e-book is meant for researchers, practitioners and graduate scholars of databases, data/knowledge administration and temporal info processing. Dr. Yong Tang is a professor on the desktop tuition, South China common collage, China.

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Human-Computer Interaction Fundamentals by Andrew Sears, Julie A. Jacko

By Andrew Sears, Julie A. Jacko

Hailed on first book as a compendium of foundational ideas and state of the art study, The Human-Computer interplay Handbook has develop into the most desirable reference during this box. Derived from pick out chapters of this groundbreaking and authoritative source, Human-Computer interplay Fundamentals emphasizes rising issues akin to sensor dependent interactions, tangible interfaces, augmented cognition, cognition less than pressure, ubiquitous and wearable computing, and privateness and safeguard. It places the highlight not just at the primary concerns interested in the expertise of human-computer interactions and but additionally at the clients themselves. The booklet good points visionary views and advancements that essentially remodel the way researchers and practitioners view this discipline.

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