Learn Java for Android Development, Third Edition , is an update of a strong selling book that now includes a primer on Android app development (in Chapter 1 and Appendix C, which is distributed in the book’s code archive). This book teaches programmers the essential Java language skills necessary for effectively picking up and using the new Android SDK platform to build mobile, embedded, and even PC apps, especially game apps. Android development is hot, and many programmers are interested in joining the fun. However, because this technology is based on Java, you should first obtain a solid grasp of the Java language and its APIs in order to improve your chances of succeeding as an effective Android app developer. This book helps you do that. Each of the book’s 16 chapters provides an exercise section that gives you the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the chapter’s material. Answers to the book’s more than 700 exercises are provided in an appendix. A second appendix provides a significant game-oriented Java application, which you can convert into an Android app. Once you complete this one-of-a-kind book written by Jeff Friesen, an expert Java developer and JavaWorld.com columnist, you should be ready to begin your indie or professional Android app development journey. Jeff Friesen is a freelance tutor and software developer with an emphasis on Java (and now Android). In addition to authoring Learn Java for Android Development and co-authoring Android Recipes -- Jeff has written numerous articles on Java and other technologies for JavaWorld (a href=http://www.JavaWorld.comJavaWorld.com/a), informIT (a href=http://www.InformIT.comInformIT.com/a), a href=http://www.java.netJava.net/a, and DevSource (a href=http://www.DevSource.comDevSource.com/a). Jeff can be contacted via his website at a href=http://www.tutortutor.caTutorTutor.ca/a.
Beginning PowerShell for SharePoint 2013 is a book for the SharePoint administrator looking to expand his or her toolkit and skills by learning PowerShell, Microsofts vastly flexible and versatile object oriented scripting language. PowerShell is the future of Microsoft administration, and SharePoint is a complex product that can be managed more easily and quickly with PowerShell cmdlets and scripts. This book helps bridge the gap, introducing PowerShell fundamentals and operations in the context of deploying, migrating, managing, and monitoring SharePoint 2013. Author Nik Charlebois-Laprade begins by explaining the fundamental concepts behind the PowerShell language. Then, with copious real-world examples and scripts, he lays the foundation for PowerShell novices to automate interactions with the various pieces and components of the SharePoint 2013 platform. For SharePoint administrators wanting to do more with the technology, or for SharePoint developers trying to build their skills on the administration side, Beginning PowerShell for SharePoint 2013 is the perfect book to kick off your PowerShell journey. Nikolas Charlebois-Laprade is a Senior Technical Advisor working in Gatineau, Canada. His background as a Software Engineer and as a Technical Program Manager make him a well-rounded web technologies expert. Having worked with several government departments and agencies, he has worked on various large scale SharePoint deployments. Nik is the founder and president of IgniteSoft, a consulting company specializing in small and medium SharePoint deployments for regional businesses. When hes not in front of a computer, you can find him on an ice rink playing hockey or on a court playing tennis. His wife and kids are what motivates him to always push the boundaries of whats possible to achieve.
Web development is still one of todays most popular, active, and important programming and development activities. From a single web page to an e-commerce-enabled web site to a fully-fledged web application, the Java programming language and its frameworks allow you great flexibility and productivity for your web application development. Learn Java for Web Development teaches web developers who are new to Java key skills, Java-based languages, and frameworks to build simple or complex web sites and applications. As soon as you pick up this book, Vishal Laykas experience guides you on a very practical learning and building journey. You will learn the Java nuts and bolts necessary to build a simple HelloWorld Java (native) application, as well as a HelloWorld Java-based web application example that utilizes servlets and Java Server Pages (JSPs). Over the course of the book, youll learn more about servlets and JSPs and delve into Java Server Faces (JSFs) and the expression language found in each of these by applying them in a real-world case study—a book store e-commerce application. Then you’ll build your web application using Apache Struts2 and the Spring MVC framework. The book concludes by exploring the web application that youve built and examining industry best practices and how these might fit with your application, as well as covering alternative Java Web frameworks like Groovy/Grails and Scala/Play 2. You also can explore the basics of Java, Groovy, and Scala in the book’s appendices. While reading this book, youll see all this in action and you can use it as a starting point for further Java web development. Study and experiment with the many source code examples, and later apply them to your own web application building endeavors and 2:00 AM challenges. Vishal Layka is the chief technology officer of Star Protocol. He is involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of distributed business systems, and his focus is on consulting and training with the JVM languages. His language proficiencies include Java, Groovy, Scala, and Haskell. Vishal is also the lead author of Beginning Groovy, Grails, and Griffon (Apress, 2012). When he needs a break from technology, Vishal reads eclectically from calculus to star formation.
Pro JSF and HTML5 shows you how to leverage the full potential of JavaServer Faces (JSF) and HTML5. This book is for Java developers who aspire to build sophisticated, enterprise-grade web experiences with HTML5-enabled JSF. Written by JSF experts and verified by established community figures, this book will serve as your primary resource, helping you build or integrate well-designed HTML5-enabled JSF components into your rich internet applications. Pro JSF and HTML5 starts by giving you a firm grounding in the design principles of component-based frameworks and the basics of JSF. It then details recent advancements in JSF 2.2 that make it friendlier, faster, and more productive than ever before. And it covers HTML5-enabled components, integration with JEE7 standards, 3rd party component libraries, security, and performance. The book concludes with a real-world application that puts everything you learned into practice. In this book you’ll learn Foundational JSF topics such as the component life cycle, framework architecture, managed beans and CDI, expression language, conversion and validation, JSF events and view parameters. Leveraging new features in JSF 2.2 such as Faces Flow, Resource Library Contracts, and Ajax file uploading. Developing Advanced HTML5 enabled components in JSF 2.2. Creating JSF 2.2 applications that utilize Java EE 7 technologies (CDI, JPA 2.1 and EJB 3.2) for bean management, transaction management and persistence. Building advanced real-world JSF applications with considerations for security, performance, and usability. If you’re a Java developer interested in the world of component-based frameworks, Pro JSF and HTML5 is for you. Zubin Wadia has seven years of experience in Java EE and .NET technologies. His experiences with enterprise content management, workflow, imaging, compression, and security allow him to appreciate a powerful framework that offers a high-degree of flexibility and efficiency. In 2005, Zubin designed and deployed an award-winning solution for a criminal justice agency in the government space, leveraging next-generation technologies such as Ajax, Hibernate, Spring, BPEL, and, of course, MyFaces. His focus is on architecting an enterprise-wide contract management platform for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Zubin is chief technology officer at ImageWork Technologies, a leading government systems integrator on the East Coast.
Beginning Rails 4 is a book that will guide you from never having programmed with Ruby, to having a Rails application built and deployed to the web. Youll learn how to combine all the components of Rails to develop your own web applications. You will use test driven development to make sure your application works exactly like you expect. You will learn how to use Git for source control and best practice techniques to create applications like a pro. Essential, and often-missed, information on testing and learning to program with Ruby are also covered. This book is well suited for someone with little to no Ruby or Rails experience, or possibly even someone with no experience developing web applications at all. Beginning Rails 4 does assume a basic familiarity with the web and typical web terms, but doesnt require you to be an expert of these. This book will springboard your journey into web application development, and show you how much fun building web applications with Ruby on Rails can be. Learn to create Rails applications from the bottom up Learn the basics of the Ruby programming language Completely updated for Rails 4, including new information on turbo links, etc. Beginning Rails 4 gently guides you through designing your application, writing tests for the application, and then writing the code to make your application work as expected. Adam Gamble is a professional web developer currently workingfor Isotope 11 in Birmingham, AL. He has over 10 years experience building webapplications for everything from startups to multiple Fortune 500 companies.His passion for technology has enabled him to turn a hobby into a career thathe loves.
This book describes the benefits that emerge when the fields of constraint programming and concurrency meet. On the one hand, constraints can be used in concurrency theory to increase the conciseness and the expressive power of concurrent languages from a pragmatic point of view. On the other hand, problems modeled by using constraints can be solved faster and more efficiently using a concurrent system. Both directions are explored providing two separate lines of development. Firstly the expressive power of a concurrent language is studied, namely Constraint Handling Rules, that supports constraints as a primitive construct. The features of this language which make it Turing powerful are shown. Then a framework is proposed to solve constraint problems that is intended to be deployed on a concurrent system. For the development of this framework the concurrent language Jolie following the Service Oriented paradigm is used. Based on this experience, an extension to Service Oriented Languages is also proposed in order to overcome some of their limitations and to improve the development of concurrent applications.
Whether youre relatively new to git or you need a refresher, or if you just need a quick, handy reference for common tasks in git, Git Recipes is just the reference book you need. With recipes to cover any task you can think of, including working with GitHub and git on BitBucket, Git Recipes shows you how to work with large repositories, new repositories, forks, clones, conflicts, differences, and it even gives you practical scenarios you may find yourself dealing with while using git. If you work with Git at all, you need this hands-on, practical reference for all things Git.
Xcode is Apples Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Interface Builder, and other tools for helping app developers and coders to build iPhone and iPad apps more efficiently and quickly. Beginning Xcode aims to get you up and running with Apples latest Xcode 5 and includes a wide variety of exciting projects to build. So, if you have some programming experience with iOS SDK and Objective-C, but want a more in depth tutorial on Xcode, then Beginning Xcode is for you. The book focuses on the new technologies, tools and features that Apple has bundled into the new Xcode 5, to complement the latest iOS 7 SDK. Youll learn: • How to build iOS apps using the latest Xcode • How to get started with Xcode, using Workspaces, Interface Builder, storyboarding, tables/collection views and more • How to dive deeper into Xcode using advanced searches, filtering, advanced editing, debugging, and source control • How to take advantage of Xcodes vast libraries, frameworks and bundles • How to create exciting interactive apps for iPhone or iPad using Sprite Kit, Map Kit, and other Apple technologies • How to share your app using organizer, localization, auto layout, and more By the end of this book, youll have all of the skills and a variety of examples to draw from to get your very first app out the door using Xcode. Maybe, youll even sell it on Apple iTunes App Store. Matthew Knott has been writing code for as long as he can remember; from marveling at moving pixels on a BBC Micro to writing ridiculous text adventures for his Mother on an overheating ZX Spectrum 48k. Matthew has been a professional software developer for the last 12 years, the last 6 of which have been spent in the education sector where he has now entered the sometimes-scary world of management, although when they see the mess he made of the budget that won’t last long. Matthew’s work and hobby is basically the same thing, but when he’s not working, he is loving life in a beautiful part of Wales with his Wife Lisa, and two kids Mikey and Charlotte.
Learn Office the easy way, no jargon. Clear, concise and to the point. Using Office 2013 is the essential step by step guide to getting the most out of Microsoft Office traditional application (not SharePoint), providing a resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast. This book explores constructing professional looking documents; adding and using graphics and clipart; fonts, tables, graphs and formatting; creating stunning PowerPoint presentations for your lessons, lectures, speeches or business presentations; PowerPoint animations and effects; setting up your projector and laptop ready to present; using Excel to create spreadsheets to analyse data; Excel functions and formulas; Excel charts and graphs; and more... Techniques are illustrated in step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to office applications. Whether you are new to Microsoft Office, an experienced user or studying a computer skills course this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use Office. Kevin Wilson, a practicing computer engineer and tutor, has had a passion for gadgets, cameras, computers and technology for many years.After graduating with masters in computer science, software engineering & multimedia systems, He has worked in the computer industry supporting and working with many different types of computer systems, worked in education running specialist lessons on film making and visual effects for young people. He has also worked as an IT Tutor, has taught in colleges in South Africa and as a tutor for adult education in England.The popular computer training series was created in the hope it will help people to use their computer with greater understanding, productivity and efficiency.