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Google Daydream VR Cookbook
Google Daydream VR Cookbook

Google's new ARCore and Daydream VR platforms enable you to deliver advanced augmented and virtual reality games and apps on a wide spectrum of modern Android devices. Now for the first time, there's a comprehensive deep dive into both ARCore and Daydream for every Android developer and designer. Multi-award-winning AR/VR developer Sam Keene takes a hands-on approach, leading you through all aspects of the ARCore and Daydream frameworks and SDKs, with step-by-step tutorials and advice for building pro-quality AR/VR games and apps. Keene presents his material as a cookbook of recipes to get you up and running with VR/AR development as fast and as painlessly as possible. The recipes in most chapters start by assembling the essential building blocks, which are pieced together to create something larger. You are then free to take these building blocks and turn them into your own creation. Keene also provides an extensive library of downloadable, up-to-the-minute ARCore and Daydream c ...
The Game Designer's Playlist
The Game Designer's Playlist

In The Game Designers Playlist, top game design instructor Zack Hiwiller introduces more than 70 remarkable games, revealing how they work, why they're great, and how to apply their breakthrough techniques in your own games. Ranging from Go to Texas Hold'em and Magic: The Gathering to Dishonored 2, Hiwiller teaches indispensable lessons about game decision-making, playability, narrative, mechanics, chance, winning, originality, cheats, and a whole lot more. He gleans powerful insights from virtually every type of game: console, mobile, PC, board, card, and beyond. Every game is presented in full color, with a single purpose: to show you what makes it exceptional, so you can create legendary games of your own. Discover how game designers use randomness and luck; Make the most of narrative and the narrator's role; Place the game challenge front and center; Optimize game mechanics, and place mechanics in a broader context; Uncover deep dynamic play in games with the simplest rule ...
Effective Cybersecurity
Effective Cybersecurity

In Effective Cybersecurity, William Stallings introduces the technology, operational procedures, and management practices needed for successful cybersecurity. Stallings makes extensive use of standards and best practices documents that are often used to guide or mandate cybersecurity implementation. Going beyond these, he offers in-depth tutorials on the "how" of implementation, integrated into a unified framework and realistic plan of action. Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, review questions, and QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources. Effective Cybersecurity aligns with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document "The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security", extending ISF's work with extensive insights from IS ...
Computer Security, 2nd Edition
Computer Security, 2nd Edition

In this updated guide, University of California at Davis Computer Security Laboratory co-director Matt Bishop offers clear, rigorous, and thorough coverage of modern computer security. Reflecting dramatic growth in the quantity, complexity, and consequences of security incidents, Computer Security, Second Edition, links core principles with technologies, methodologies, and ideas that have emerged since the first edition's publication. Writing for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and IT professionals, Bishop covers foundational issues, policies, cryptography, systems design, assurance, and much more. He thoroughly addresses malware, vulnerability analysis, auditing, intrusion detection, and best-practice responses to attacks. In addition to new examples throughout, Bishop presents entirely new chapters on availability policy models and attack analysis. Understand computer security goals, problems, and challenges, and the deep links between theory and practice; Learn how ...
Practical Object-Oriented Design, 2nd Edition
Practical Object-Oriented Design, 2nd Edition

Object-oriented programming languages exist to help you create beautiful, straightforward applications that are easy to change and simple to extend. Unfortunately, the world is awash with object-oriented (OO) applications that are difficult to understand and expensive to change. Practical Object-Oriented Design, Second Edition, immerses you in an OO mindset and teaches you powerful, real-world, object-oriented design techniques with simple and practical examples. Sandi Metz demonstrates how to build new applications that can "survive success" and repair existing applications that have become impossible to change. Decide what belongs in a single class; Avoid entangling objects that should be kept separate; Define flexible interfaces among objects; Reduce programming overhead costs with duck typing; Successfully apply inheritance; Build objects via composition. ...
Programming Skills for Data Science
Programming Skills for Data Science

Using data science techniques, you can transform raw data into actionable insights for domains ranging from urban planning to precision medicine. Programming Skills for Data Science brings together all the foundational skills you need to get started, even if you have no programming or data science experience. Leading instructors Michael Freeman and Joel Ross guide you through installing and configuring the tools you need to solve professional-level data science problems, including the widely used R language and Git version-control system. They explain how to wrangle your data into a form where it can be easily used, analyzed, and visualized so others can see the patterns you've uncovered. Step by step, you'll master powerful R programming techniques and troubleshooting skills for probing data in new ways, and at larger scales. Freeman and Ross teach through practical examples and exercises that can be combined into complete data science projects. Everything's focused on real-worl ...
Refactoring, 2nd Edition
Refactoring, 2nd Edition

For more than twenty years, experienced programmers worldwide have relied on Martin Fowler's Refactoring to improve the design of existing code and to enhance software maintainability, as well as to make existing code easier to understand. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully updated to reflect crucial changes in the programming landscape. Refactoring, Second Edition, features an updated catalog of refactorings and includes JavaScript code examples, as well as new functional examples that demonstrate refactoring without classes. Like the original, this edition explains what refactoring is; why you should refactor; how to recognize code that needs refactoring; and how to actually do it successfully, no matter what language you use. Understand the process and general principles of refactoring; Quickly apply useful refactorings to make a program easier to comprehend and change; Recognize “bad smells” in code that signal opportunities to refactor; Explore the refact ...
Unlocking Agility
Unlocking Agility

As long-time competitive advantages disappear, astute executives and change agents know they must achieve true agile transformation. In Unlocking Agility, Jorgen Hesselberg reveals what works, what doesn't, and how to overcome the daunting obstacles. Distilling 10+ years of experience leading agile transformation in the enterprise, Hesselberg guides you on jumpstarting change, sustaining momentum, and executing superbly on customer commitments as you move forward. He helps you identify appropriate roles for consultants, optimize organizational structures, set realistic expectations, and measure against them. He shares first-hand accounts from pioneering transformation leaders at firms including Intel, Nokia, Salesforce.com, Spotify, and many more. Balance building the right thing, the right way, at the right speed; Design a holistic transformation strategy using five dimensions of agility: Technology, Organizational Design, People, Leadership, and Culture; Promote agile skills, k ...
SAFe 4.5 Distilled, 2nd Edition
SAFe 4.5 Distilled, 2nd Edition

To succeed in today's adapt-or-die marketplace, businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. Hundreds of the world's most successful companies - including Intel, Capital One, AstraZeneca, Cisco, and Philips - have turned to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to achieve agility at scale and maintain a competitive edge. SAFe 4.5 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises explains how adopting SAFe can quickly improve time to market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement. In this book, you will. Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, the problems it solves, and how to apply it; Get an overview of SAFe across all parts of the business: team, program, value stream, and portfolio; Learn why SAFe works: the power of SAFe's Lean-Agile mindset, values, and principles; Discover how systems thinking, Agile development, and Lean product development form the underlying basis for S ...
Business Analysis Agility
Business Analysis Agility

To deliver real value, you must understand what your customers truly value, and solve the problems they really need solved. Business analysis can help you do this - and it's as crucial in agile environments now as it always has been. In Business Analysis Agility, leading experts James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson show how to perform business analysis in an agile way: trying new things, adapting to changes and discoveries, staying flexible, and being quick. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience of hundreds of projects and organizations, the Robertsons help you prioritize relentlessly, focus investments on delivering value, and learn in ways that improve your results. Uncover the real customer problems hidden behind assumptions and conventional solutions; Hypothesize potential solutions and quickly test them with safe-to-fail probes; Understand how people, hardware, software, organizations, and other components come together in an optimal customer experience; Write stories that h ...
Learning Regular Expressions
Learning Regular Expressions

Regular expression experts have long been armed with an incredibly powerful tool, one that can be used to perform all sorts of sophisticated text processing and manipulation in just about every language and on every platform. That's the good news. The bad news is that for too long, regular expressions have been the exclusive property of only the most tech savvy. Until now. Ben Forta's Learning Regular Expressions teaches you the regular expressions that you really need to know, starting with simple text matches and working up to more complex topics, including the use of backreferences, conditional evaluation, and look-ahead processing. You'll learn what you can use, and you'll learn it methodically, systematically, and simply. Regular expressions are nowhere near as complex as they appear to be at first glance. All it takes is a clear understanding of the problem being solved and how to leverage regular expressions to solve them. Read and understand regular expressions; Use li ...
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