||Good Habits for Great Coding|
Improve your coding skills and learn how to write readable code. Rather than teach basic programming, this book presumes that readers understand the fundamentals, and offers time-honed best practices for style, design, documenting, testing, refactoring, and more.
Taking an informal, conversational tone, author Michael Stueben offers programming stories, anecdotes, observations, advice, tricks, examples, and challenges based on his 38 years experience writing code and teaching programming classes. Trying to teach style to beginners is notoriously difficult and can easily appear pedantic. Instead, this book offers solutions and many examples to back up his ideas.
Good Habits for Great Coding distills Stueben's three decades of analyzing his own mistakes, analyzing student mistakes, searching for problems that teach lessons, and searching for simple examples to illustrate complex ideas. Having found that most learn by trying out challenging problems, and reflecting on them, each c ...
Learn to program the propeller in Spin and C and how to map the Propeller Assembler language (PASM) from other high-level languages you might know.
The overall task you will pursue in the book is to implement a Delta Compression algorithm: first in Spin, then in PASM, then in C. Along the way, you'll review Test Driven Development, a powerful technique for validating code, and conclude with a chapter on hardware manipulations. The book's main goal is to help you extend the capabilities of the Propeller processor by using the Assembler language.
Use a data compression/decompression application to introduce PASM to the reader; Integrate C and PASM code; Review hardware interactions (setting and reading pins). ...
||Practical Data Science|
Learn how to build a data science technology stack and perform good data science with repeatable methods. You will learn how to turn data lakes into business assets.
The data science technology stack demonstrated in Practical Data Science is built from components in general use in the industry. Data scientist Andreas Vermeulen demonstrates in detail how to build and provision a technology stack to yield repeatable results. He shows you how to apply practical methods to extract actionable business knowledge from data lakes consisting of data from a polyglot of data types and dimensions.
Become fluent in the essential concepts and terminology of data science and data engineering; Build and use a technology stack that meets industry criteria; Master the methods for retrieving actionable business knowledge; Coordinate the handling of polyglot data types in a data lake for repeatable results. ...
||CSS Framework Alternatives|
Learn how to use lightweight CSS framework alternatives to build intuitive websites. This book presents five project examples that use Skeleton, Miligram, UI Kit, Material Design Lite and Susy.
This no-nonsense introduction will help you understand the concept of designing interactive websites using these frameworks with ease. Each framework is demonstrated through a practical project in an easy-to-understand manner.
Delve deeper into the world of CSS designs; Create interactive and immersive webpages wit ...
||Angular 5 Projects|
Learn to build single page web apps using Angular 5 and TypeScript by working through 70+ mini-projects. With hundreds of code examples you gain a thorough understanding of the Angular 5 ecosystem and how to work within it.
Complete with a consistently-updated online code repository, this book is a great way to get started with Angular 5. ...
Learn to create speedy cross-platform applications with ease using Webix. You will begin with an introduction to Webix and basic usage, exploring the interface components and utilities it offers, as well as the tools available (skin builder, form builder, and code snippet testing facility).
You'll understand how Webix can integrate with other popular libraries and frameworks including Angular, Vue, React and more (as well as third-party components like dHTMLx and rich text editors). You will learn tangential topics including communication with back-end systems (Node.js and common related tooling), packaging as a Cordova app and, of course, you will learn how to use Webix following the Progressive Web App delivery mechanism.
||Pro iPhone Development with Swift 4|
Acquire and master the information required to take you to the next level beyond basic iPhone development using Swift.
In this follow up work to the best selling Beginning iPhone Development with Swift, you'll learn how to improve your apps by managing the performance of your programs using parallelization, getting data in and out of the cloud, using gestures, the camera, 3D touch, sensors as well as newer features having debuted this year.
In its fourth edition, Pro iPhone Development with Swift 4 covers the additional information you want to know to extend your apps into the next level. ...
||Developing Professional iPhone Photography|
Leverage the photo taking power of your iPhone with desktop and iOS apps to capture, retouch, manipulate, organize, and sell your photography. This book shows you how to edit photos using Adobe mobile apps and other apps, integrate Adobe mobile apps with desktop applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and finally sell those photos online.
Developing Professional iPhone Photography provides a practical guide to creating a professional photography portfolio with your iPhone and features iPhonoegraphy examples from professional photographers to showcase what can be done. You can then share your workflow with your desktop programs, such as Adobe Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix, and Lightroom apps
iPhone camera and photography capabilities have dramatically improved to a professional level and mobile and desktop software have come right along with them. Now it's not only possible to take worthwhile photos on your phone but also to edit and develop them to a professional lev ...
||Bad Programming Practices 101|
This book takes a humorous slant on the programming practice manual by reversing the usual approach: under the pretence of teaching you how to become the world's worst programmer who generally causes chaos, the book teaches you how to avoid the kind of bad habits that introduce bugs or cause code contributions to be rejected.
Why be a code monkey when you can be a chaos monkey? OK, so you want to become a terrible programmer. You want to write code that gets vigorously rejected in review. You look forward to reading feedback plastered in comments like "WTF?". Even better, you fantasize about your bug-ridden changes sneaking through and causing untold chaos in the codebase. You want to build a reputation as someone who writes creaky, messy, error-prone garbage that frustrates your colleagues. Bad Programming Practices 101 will help you achieve that goal a whole lot quicker by teaching you an array of bad habits that will allow you to cause maximum chaos.
Alternatively, you could u ...
This book offers a comprehensive model for explaining the success and failure of cities in nurturing startups, presents detailed case studies of how participants in that model help or hinder startup activity, and shows how to apply these lessons to boost local startup activity.
Startup Cities explains the factors that determine local startup success based on a detailed comparison of regional startup cities - pairing the most successful and less successful cities within regions along with insights and implications from case studies of each of the model's elements. The book compares local city pairs, highlighting factors that distinguish successful from less successful cities and presents implications for stakeholders that arise from these principles.
Peter Cohan is a lecturer of Strategy at Babson College and one of the world's leading authorities on regional startup ecosystems. Starting in 2012, he created and led Startup Strategy courses that explore four regional startup ecosys ...
||Illustrated C# 7|
Get to work quickly with C# with a uniquely succinct and visual format used to present the C# 7.0 language. Whether you're getting to grips with C# for the first time or working to deepen your understanding, you'll find this book to be a clear and refreshing take on each aspect of the language.
Figures are of prime importance in this book. While teaching programming seminars, Daniel Solis found that he could almost watch the light bulbs going on over the students' heads as he drew the figures on the whiteboard. In this text, he has distilled each important concept into simple but accurate illustrations. For this latest edition, Dan is joined by fellow experienced teacher and programmer, Cal Schrotenboer, to bring you the very latest C# language features, along with an understanding of the frameworks it most often lives in: .NET and the new .NET Core.
For something as intricate and precise as a programming language, there must be text as well as figures. But rather than long, word ...