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Understanding Game Application Development
Understanding Game Application Development

Learn to build a simple data-driven mobile game application using the power of Xamarin.Forms, ASP.NET, the Web API, and SignalR with this short book. In it you will build a cross-platform mobile application that targets both iOS and Android, connect your app with your database using Entity Framework, and implement real-time syncing functionality using SignalR. Understanding Game Application Development starts by giving you an overview of the development tools, an installation guide, and a list of prerequisites. You will learn how to manage application flow, create your workspace, and set up your database. Next, you will see how to access data for handling CRUD operations and define the necessary API endpoints. Further, you will build a mobile application with Xamarin.Forms, both in iOS and in Android. You will also understand the deployment and testing process as well as how to build a real-time leader board using ASP.NET MVC and SignalR. Finally, you will understand how to publi ...
Modern Algorithms for Image Processing
Modern Algorithms for Image Processing

Utilize modern methods for digital image processing and take advantage of the many time-saving templates provided for all of the projects in this book. Modern Algorithms for Image Processing approaches the topic of image processing through teaching by example. Throughout the book, you will create projects that resolve typical problems that you might encounter in the world of digital image processing. Some projects teach you methods for addressing the quality of images, such as reducing random errors or noise and suppressing pulse noise (salt and pepper), a method valuable for improving the quality of historical images. Other methods detail how to correct inhomogeneous illumination, not by means of subtracting the mean illumination, but through division, a far more efficient method. Additional projects cover contrasting, and a process for edge detection, more efficient than Canny's, for detecting edges in color images directly, without converting them into black and white images. ...
Swift 4 Recipes
Swift 4 Recipes

Get the most out of Swift 4 with this carefully compiled collection of select code snippets designed to solve everyday coding problems. This book features the Apress easy-to-use recipe format, with step-by-step instructions, and a no-fuss approach. You'll explore a wide range of topics, all neatly organized according to the language's own core elements and building blocks. You'll review common topics such as conditionals, loops, functions, classes, closures, and arrays. This book also includes recipes to some more advanced problems found in files, system programming, and algorithms. With Swift 4 Recipes, your programming problems are easily resolved, without wading through paragraphs of text. Create if-switch statements, ternary operator, and nil-coalescing; Work with numbers, conversions, mathematical functions; Access the command line and retrieving system info. ...
Java Program Design
Java Program Design

Get a grounding in polymorphism and other fundamental aspects of object-oriented program design and implementation, and learn a subset of design patterns that any practicing Java professional simply must know in today's job climate. Java Program Design presents program design principles to help practicing programmers up their game and remain relevant in the face of changing trends and an evolving language. The book enhances the traditional design patterns with Java's new functional programming features, such as functional interfaces and lambda expressions. The result is a fresh treatment of design patterns that expands their power and applicability, and reflects current best practice. The book examines some well-designed classes from the Java class library, using them to illustrate the various object-oriented principles and patterns under discussion. Not only does this approach provide good, practical examples, but you will learn useful library classes you might not otherwise kno ...
Machine Learning Applications Using Python
Machine Learning Applications Using Python

Gain practical skills in machine learning for finance, healthcare, and retail. This book uses a hands-on approach by providing case studies from each of these domains: you'll see examples that demonstrate how to use machine learning as a tool for business enhancement. As a domain expert, you will not only discover how machine learning is used in finance, healthcare, and retail, but also work through practical case studies where machine learning has been implemented. Machine Learning Applications Using Python is divided into three sections, one for each of the domains (healthcare, finance, and retail). Each section starts with an overview of machine learning and key technological advancements in that domain. You'll then learn more by using case studies on how organizations are changing the game in their chosen markets. This book has practical case studies with Python code and domain-specific innovative ideas for monetizing machine learning. Discover applied machine learning proces ...
Machine Learning Using R, 2nd Edition
Machine Learning Using R, 2nd Edition

Examine the latest technological advancements in building a scalable machine-learning model with big data using R. This second edition shows you how to work with a machine-learning algorithm and use it to build a ML model from raw data. You will see how to use R programming with TensorFlow, thus avoiding the effort of learning Python if you are only comfortable with R. As in the first edition, the authors have kept the fine balance of theory and application of machine learning through various real-world use-cases which gives you a comprehensive collection of topics in machine learning. New chapters in this edition cover time series models and deep learning. Understand machine learning algorithms using R; Master the process of building machine-learning models; Cover the theoretical foundations of machine-learning algorithms; See industry focused real-world use cases; Tackle time series modeling in R; Apply deep learning using Keras and TensorFlow in R. ...
Great Big Agile
Great Big Agile

Big Agile leaders need an empirical, "high-trust" model that provides guidance for scaling and sustaining agility and capability throughout a modern technology organization. This book presents the Agile Performance Holarchy (APH)-a "how-ability" model that provides agile leaders and teams with an operating system to build, evaluate, and sustain great agile habits and behaviors. The APH is an organizational operating system based on a set of interdependent, self-organizing circles, or holons, that reflect the empirical, object-oriented nature of agility. As more companies seek the benefits of Agile within and beyond IT, agile leaders need to build and sustain capability while scaling agility - no easy task - and they need to succeed without introducing unnecessary process and overhead. The APH is drawn from lessons learned while observing and assessing hundreds of agile companies and teams. It is not a process or a hierarchy, but a holarchy, a series of performance circles with em ...
Write Your Way To Success
Write Your Way To Success

Learn how to make an impact in the web world. This short book shows you that the best way to become an expert and a thought leader is to thoroughly research a topic and then publish a book on it. The great thing about writing a book is that you don't have to risk anything - all you need is a few hours of writing per week and in no time you can have your own book that you can sell, give away at conferences, and prominently feature on your resume. Since author Azat Mardan published his first book, several high profile tech companies have tried to recruit him and his experience is not an exception! Write Your Way To Success covers everything that he has learned through publishing - see how you can do the same! Create passive income; Review the process of a ProgWriter; Examine practical tips about publishing and marketing. ...
Beginning Programming Using Retro Computing
Beginning Programming Using Retro Computing

Learn programming using the Commodore 16/Plus 4 system. Following this book, you and your children will not only learn BASIC programming, but also have fun emulating a retro Commodore system. There are many ways to bring the fun of learning to program in the 1980s back to life. For example, downloading the VICE emulator to a Raspberry Pi allows for the classic "turn on and program" experience and also provides some retro computing project fun. Many parents learned programming in this same way and can have fun helping their children follow the same path. You can also use this book as an opportunity to dust off your computing skills or learn programming concepts for the first time on a system that's easy, approachable, and fun with a nostalgic twist. Commodore computers were the most sold computing devices before the iPhone. Nowadays, the Commodore system can be run using freely available emulation on modern computers. This book uses VICE, which is available for PC, Mac, Linux, as ...
100 Questions and Answers to Help You Land Your Dream iOS Job
100 Questions and Answers to Help You Land Your Dream iOS Job

Are you an iOS developer, looking forward to your next career move? Or are you interviewing for positions at your company or start-up? Either way, this book provides the right questions and answers to help you in the review process. If you are an interviewer, this book can guide you on which questions are the most useful to ask to find the perfect candidate. Generic interview questions found online are repetitive and often unrelated to the day-to-day tasks of an iOS developer. If you are looking to hire a professional programmer you should consider more advanced questions about architecture, patterns or frameworks such as those included in this book. All questions are answered clearly and comprehensively and each one is categorized and reviewed by some of the top iOS engineers worldwide. Some of the questions provide quick follow-ups, which might make the difference between a good enough answer and a stellar one. Questions are divided into three different levels, so whether you ...
API Development
API Development

Implement application programming interface (API) usability, security, availability, reliability, and scalability to extend your company's market and potentially generate revenue. Businesses know they need to extend their markets into the digital world, and expose internal data to the Internet. This book shows how stakeholders within an organization can make it a successful journey. Stakeholder needs are not identical and departments experience difficulties discussing requirements with each other due to their different fundamental understanding of the process. The goal of this book is to introduce a common language for all business groups - developers, security experts, architects, product managers - around APIs and provide an overview of all aspects that need to be considered when exposing internal data. Most of the content in this book is based on feedback from real-world enterprise customer questions, challenges, and business scenarios. Practical guidance is provided on the bu ...
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