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Developing Turn-Based Multiplayer Games
Developing Turn-Based Multiplayer Games

Create your first turn-based multiplayer game using GameMaker Studio 2's built-in networking functions as well as using a simple NodeJS server. This book introduces you to the complexities of network programming and communication, where the focus will be on building the game from the ground up. You will start with a brief introduction to GameMaker Studio 2 and GML coding before diving into the essential principles of game design. Following this, you will go through an introductory section on NodeJS where you will learn how to create a server and send and receive data from it as well as integrating it with GameMaker Studio. You will then apply multiplayer gaming logic to your server and unlock multiplayer game features such as locating a player, syncing their data, and recording their session. Discover the architecture of GameMaker Studio 2; Add new features to your game with NodeJS modules; Integrate GameMaker Studio 2 with NodeJS; Master GameMaker Studio 2's built-in networkin ...
Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS, 2nd Edition
Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS, 2nd Edition

Learn how to build apps using Apple's native APIs for the Internet of Things, including the Apple Watch, HomeKit, and Apple Pay. You'll also see how to interface with popular third-party hardware such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and the FitBit family of devices.Program the Internet of Things with Swift and iOS is an update to the previous version and includes all new Swift 4 code. This book is a detailed tutorial that provides a detailed "how" and "why" for each topic, explaining Apple-specific design patterns as they come up and pulling lessons from other popular apps. To help you getting up and running quickly, each chapter is framed within a working project, allowing you to use the sample code directly in your apps. The Internet of Things is not limited to Apple devices alone, so this book also explains how to interface with popular third-party hardware devices, such as the Fitbit and Raspberry Pi, and generic interfaces, like Restful API's and HTTPS. You'll also review new API ...
Scaling Your Node.js Apps
Scaling Your Node.js Apps

Take your Node.js application into production-ready status, capable of scaling up to whatever your needs might be. You'll discover that architecting for successful, popular sites is an essential tool of any professional Node.js developer, and learning to scale your own applications is a great place to start. Using this book you will learn when to scale, what factors should trigger scaling, and what architectural techniques are best suited for scaling. You will also explore common pitfalls that arise when scaling a Node.js application and solutions to correct them. Including analyses of success cases at the largest-scale companies, such as Netflix and Paypal, this book will get you started with scaling in no time at all. Determine what factors should trigger the need to scale; Discover different architectural patterns that lend themselves to scaling; Resolve problems that arise when scaling up a Node.js application; Monitor a platform in order to understand when to start scali ...
Stylish F#
Stylish F#

Why just get by in F# when you can program in style! This book goes beyond syntax and into design. It provides F# developers with best practices, guidance, and advice to write beautiful, maintainable, and correct code. Stylish F# covers every design decision that a developer makes in constructing F# programs, helping you make the most educated and valuable design choices at every stage of code development. You will learn about the design of types and function signatures, the benefits of immutability, and the uses of partial function application. You will understand best practices for writing APIs to be used by F#, C#, and other languages. Each carefully vetted design choice is supported with compelling examples, illustrations, and rationales. Know why, when, and how to code in immutable style; Use collection functions, piping, and function composition to build working software quickly; Be aware of the techniques available to bring error handling into the mainstream of program log ...
Spring Boot 2 Recipes
Spring Boot 2 Recipes

Solve all your Spring Boot 2 problems using complete and real-world code examples. When you start a new project, you'll be able to copy the code and configuration files from this book, and then modify them for your needs. This can save you a great deal of work over creating a project from scratch. Using a problem-solution approach, Spring Boot 2 Recipes quickly introduces you to Pivotal's Spring Boot 2 micro-framework, then dives into code snippets on how to apply and integrate Spring Boot 2 with the Spring MVC web framework, Spring Web Sockets, and microservices. You'll also get solutions to common problems with persistence, integrating Spring Boot with batch processing, algorithmic programming via Spring Batch, and much more. Other recipes cover topics such as using and integrating Boot with Spring's enterprise services, Spring Integration, testing, monitoring and more. Get reusable code recipes and snippets for the Spring Boot 2 micro-framework; Discover how Spring Boot 2 inte ...
Data Analysis and Visualization Using Python
Data Analysis and Visualization Using Python

Look at Python from a data science point of view and learn proven techniques for data visualization as used in making critical business decisions. Starting with an introduction to data science with Python, you will take a closer look at the Python environment and get acquainted with editors such as Jupyter Notebook and Spyder. After going through a primer on Python programming, you will grasp fundamental Python programming techniques used in data science. Moving on to data visualization, you will see how it caters to modern business needs and forms a key factor in decision-making. You will also take a look at some popular data visualization libraries in Python. Shifting focus to data structures, you will learn the various aspects of data structures from a data science perspective. You will then work with file I/O and regular expressions in Python, followed by gathering and cleaning data. Moving on to exploring and analyzing data, you will look at advanced data structures in Python. ...
Java for Absolute Beginners
Java for Absolute Beginners

Write your first code in Java using simple, step-by-step examples that model real-word objects and events, making learning easy. With this book you'll be able to pick up the concepts without fuss. Java for Absolute Beginners teaches Java development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start. You'll see clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your code running as soon as possible. After reading this book, you'll come away with the basics to get started writing programs in Java. Author Iuliana Cosmina focuses on practical knowledge and getting up to speed quickly - all the bits and pieces a novice needs to get started programming in Java. First, you'll discover how Java is executed, what type of language it is, and what it is good for. With the theory out of the way, you'll install Java, choose an editor such as IntelliJ IDEA, and write your first simple Java program. Along the way you'll compile and execute this program so it can run on any ...
Beginning Functional JavaScript, 2nd Edition
Beginning Functional JavaScript, 2nd Edition

Understand functional programming concepts and the functional nature of the JavaScript language. Starting with an introduction to functional programming concepts, you will learn the key differences between imperative and functional programming. Diving straight into JavaScript functions, you will learn to write them with ES8. Followed by this you will move to higher order functions and learn how "Function as Data" opens up a world of possibilities. You will then build higher order functions with closures. Arrays will then be introduced, followed by a set of APIs you can use with them. You will learn how to transform one function to another using currying and partial application. The compose function will be discussed in detail, followed by functors and monads. After having an in-depth look at applicative functors, you will learn the new features offered in ES8. The concluding chapters of Beginning Functional JavaScript will show you how to use a functional toolkit to build a sma ...
Beginning Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux
Beginning Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux

Get started in white-hat ethical hacking using Kali Linux. This book starts off by giving you an overview of security trends, where you will learn the OSI security architecture. This will form the foundation for the rest of Beginning Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux. With the theory out of the way, you'll move on to an introduction to VirtualBox, networking, and common Linux commands, followed by the step-by-step procedure to build your own web server and acquire the skill to be anonymous. When you have finished the examples in the first part of your book, you will have all you need to carry out safe and ethical hacking experiments. After an introduction to Kali Linux, you will carry out your first penetration tests with Python and code raw binary packets for use in those tests. You will learn how to find secret directories on a target system, use a TCP client in Python, and scan ports using NMAP. Along the way you will discover effective ways to collect important information, track ...
Beginning PHP and MySQL, 5th Edition
Beginning PHP and MySQL, 5th Edition

Get started with PHP and MySQL programming: no experience necessary. This fifth edition of a classic best-seller includes detailed instructions for configuring the ultimate PHP 7 and MySQL development environment on all major platforms, complete coverage of the latest additions and improvements to the PHP language, and thorough introductions to MySQL's most relied-upon features. You'll not only receive extensive introductions to the core features of PHP, MySQL, and related tools, but you'll also learn how to effectively integrate them in order to build robust data-driven applications. Author Frank M. Kromann draws upon more than 20 years of experience working with these technologies to pack this book with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers. Accordingly, you will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide. Install PHP, MySQL, and several popular web servers; Get started with PHP, includi ...
Full Stack JavaScript, 2nd Edition
Full Stack JavaScript, 2nd Edition

Learn agile JavaScript web development using the latest cutting-edge front-end and back-end technologies including Node.js, MongoDB, Backbone.js, Parse.com, Heroku, and Microsoft Azure. Using a key project example of a message board app, you will learn the foundations of a typical web application: fetching data, displaying it, and submitting new data. Practical examples of the app build are provided with multiple technologies and all code examples are in full color. This book will save you many hours by providing a hand-picked and tested collection of quick start guides that will enable you to spend less time learning and more time building your own applications. Completely updated for this second edition, Full Stack JavaScript uses current versions of all technologies, including ES6/ES2015 and the latest versions of Node and npm. Prototype fast and ship code that matters! Use a collection of quick start guides, tutorials, and suggestions, to enhance several development apps; Rev ...
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