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Xamarin in Action Xamarin in Action

Rewriting the same app for iOS and Android is tedious, error-prone, and expensive. Microsoft's Xamarin drastically reduces dev time by reusing most application code - typically 70% or more. The core of your iOS and Android app is shared; you write platform-specific code only for the UI layer. And because Xamarin uses C#, your apps benefit from everything this modern language and the .NET ecosystem have to offer. Xamarin in Action teaches you to build cross-platform mobile apps using Xamarin and C#. You'll explore all the layers of a Xamarin app, from design to deployment. Xamarin expert Jim Bennett teaches you design practices that maximize code reuse and isolate device-specific code, making it a snap to incorporate the unique features of each OS. ...
Pro JavaFX 9 Pro JavaFX 9

Use the JavaFX platform to create rich-client Java applications and discover how you can use this powerful Java-based UI platform, which is capable of handling large-scale data-driven business applications for PC as well as mobile and embedded devices. The expert authors cover the new more modular JavaFX 9 APIs, development tools, and best practices and provide code examples that explore the exciting new features provided with JavaFX 9, part of Oracle's new Java 9 release. Pro JavaFX 9: A Definitive Guide to Building Desktop, Mobile and Embedded Java Clients also contains engaging tutorials that cover virtually every facet of JavaFX development and reference materials on JavaFX that augment the JavaFX API documentation. Create a user interface in JavaFX; Use SceneBuilder to create a user interface; Build dynamic UI layouts in JavaFX and using the JavaFX UI controls; Create charts in JavaFX; Leverage JavaFX languages and markup. ...
Hands-On Full-Stack Development with Swift Hands-On Full-Stack Development with Swift

Making Swift an open-source language enabled it to share code between a native app and a server. Building a scalable and secure server backend opens up new possibilities, such as building an entire application written in one language - Swift. This book gives you a detailed walk-through of tasks such as developing a native shopping list app with Swift and creating a full-stack backend using Vapor (which serves as an API server for the mobile app). You'll also discover how to build a web server to support dynamic web pages in browsers, thereby creating a rich application experience. You'll begin by planning and then building a native iOS app using Swift. Then, you'll get to grips with building web pages and creating web views of your native app using Vapor. To put things into perspective, you'll learn how to build an entire full-stack web application and an API server for your native mobile app, followed by learning how to deploy the app to the cloud, and add registra ...
Mobile App Development with Ionic 2 Mobile App Development with Ionic 2

Learn how to build app store-ready hybrid apps with the Ionic 2, the framework built on top of Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and Angular. This practical guide shows you how to use Ionic's tools and services to develop apps with HTML, CSS, and TypeScript, rather than rely on platform-specific solutions found in Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Author Chris Griffith takes you step-by-step through Ionic's powerful collection of UI components, and then helps you use it to build three cross-platform mobile apps. Whether you're new to this framework or have been working with Ionic 1, this book is ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced web developers. Understand what a hybrid mobile app is, and what comprises a basic Ionic application; Learn how Ionic leverages Apache Cordova, Angular, and TypeScript to create native mobile applications; Create a Firebase-enabled to-do application that stores data across multiple clients; Build a tab-based National Par ...
Learning React Native, 2nd Edition Learning React Native, 2nd Edition

Get a practical introduction to React Native, the JavaScript framework for writing and deploying fully featured mobile apps that render natively. The second edition of this hands-on guide shows you how to build applications that target iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms instead of browsers - apps that can access platform features such as the camera, user location, and local storage. Through code examples and step-by-step instructions, web developers and frontend engineers familiar with React will learn how to build and style interfaces, use mobile components, and debug and deploy apps. You'll learn how to extend React Native using third-party libraries or your own Java and Objective-C libraries. Understand how React Native works under the hood with native UI components; Examine how React Native's mobile-based components compare to basic HTML elements; Create and style your own React Native components and applications; Take advantage of platform-specific ...
Mobile App Development with Ionic, Revised Edition Mobile App Development with Ionic, Revised Edition

Learn how to build app store-ready hybrid apps with Ionic, the framework built on top of Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and Angular. This revised guide shows you how to use Ionic's tools and services to develop apps with HTML, CSS, and TypeScript, rather than rely on platform-specific solutions found in Android, iOS, and Windows Universal. Author Chris Griffith takes you step-by-step through Ionic's powerful collection of UI components, and then helps you use it to build three cross-platform mobile apps. Whether you're new to this framework or have been working with Ionic 1, this book is ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced web developers. Understand what a hybrid mobile app is, and what comprises a basic Ionic application; Learn how Ionic leverages Apache Cordova, Angular, and TypeScript to create native mobile applications; Create a Firebase-enabled to-do application that stores data across multiple clients; Build a tab-based National Park ex ...
Mobile Game Development with Unity Mobile Game Development with Unity

Do you want to build mobile games, but lack game development experience? No problem. This practical guide shows you how to create beautiful, interactive content for iOS and Android devices with the Unity game engine. Authors Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison (iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook) provide a top-to-bottom overview of Unity's features with specific, project-oriented guidance on how to use them in real game situations. Over the course of this book, you'll learn hands-on how to build 2D and 3D games from scratch that will hook and delight players. If you have basic programming skills, you're ready to get started. Explore the basics of Unity, and learn how to structure games, graphics, scripting, sounds, physics, and particle systems; Use 2D graphics and physics features to build a side-scrolling action game; Create a 3D space combat simulator with projectile shooting and respawning objects, and learn how to manage the appearance of 3D models; Dive into Uni ...
Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports provides a comprehensive lesson in business intelligence (BI), operational reporting and Reporting Services architecture using a clear, concise tutorial approach. You'll learn effective report solution design based upon many years of experience with successful report solutions. Improve your own reports with advanced, best-practice design, usability, query design, and filtering techniques. Expert guidance provides insight into common report types and explains where each could be made more efficient, while providing step-by step instruction on Microsoft SQL Server 2016. All changes to the 2016 release are covered in detail, including improvements to the Visual Studio Report Designer (SQL Server Data Tools) and Report Builder, Mobile Dashboard Designer, the new Report Portal Interface, HTML-5 Rendering, Power BI integration, Custom Parameters Pane, and more. The Microsoft SQL Server 2016 release ...
Cross Over to HTML5 Game Development Cross Over to HTML5 Game Development

Break into the most lucrative platform in the world by adding HTML5 game development to your current skillset. Zarrar Chishti has trained developers from a wide range of programming disciplines to cross over into HTML5 game development. Whatever your vocation, whether it be an Application Databases Systems developer or a Professional Web developer, with this book you will learn to evolve your current coding skills to become eligible for the biggest gaming platform in the world. From the first chapter you will see encouraging results immediately as you power through a challenging and fun project that has been uniquely designed and developed for this book. With the relentless backing of the giants of the industry including Apple and Google, HTML5 is rapidly becoming the leading technology for game development. Furthermore nearly every mobile device, tablet and PC system offer full support to the latest games developed in HTML5. Never before has there been such a widely acce ...
Beginning Hybrid Mobile Application Development Beginning Hybrid Mobile Application Development

Today, a mobile device user prefers installed application over browsing internet; e.g. booking cab, buying movie tickets, watching you tube videos etc. Market share of mobile devices based on android, iOS & Windows Phone is considerable. Creating an installable application targeting these multiple devices involves too much of pain because of expertise required e.g. Java for android, Objective C for iOS and DotNET for Windows Phone. Shortcomings of this development approach are - more development time, it requires different expertise & involves less reusability of the code. A solution to this problem is HTML 5, JQuery, CSS 3 based - Hybrid Mobile Applications . These hybrid applications needs to be created once but after packaging can be deployed on multiple mobile devices like Android, iOS & Windows Phone. This kind of application development has edge over native application development. Beginning Hybrid Mobile Application Develop ...
Mastering PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Mastering PhoneGap Mobile Application Development

PhoneGap is a useful and flexible tool that enables you to create complex hybrid applications for mobile platforms. In addition to the core technology, there is a large and vibrant community that creates third-party plugins that can take your app to the next level. This book will guide you through the process of creating a complex data-driven hybrid mobile application using PhoneGap, web technologies, and third-party plugins. A good foundation is critical, so you will learn how to create a useful workflow to make development easier. From there, the next version of JavaScript (ES6) and the CSS pre-processor SASS are introduced as a way to simplify creating the look of the mobile application. Responsive design techniques are also covered, including the flexbox layout module. As many apps are data-driven, you'll build an application throughout the course of the book that relies upon IndexedDB and SQLite. You'll also download additional content and address how to ...
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