Pro Windows Phone App Development, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 664 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2nd edition (December 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430239360
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430239369

eBook Description:

Pro Windows Phone App Development, 2nd Edition

The Windows Phone 7 platform, now recently updated, provides a remarkable opportunity for Windows developers to create state-of-the-art mobile applications using their existing skills and a familiar toolset. Pro Windows Phone App Development, Second Edition helps you unlock the potential of this platform and create dazzling, visually rich, and highly functional applications for the Windows Phone Marketplace including using new features like copy-and-paste and API improvements in the NoDo and Mango update waves.

For developers new to the Windows Phone platform whether .NET, iPhone, or Android developers this book starts by introducing the features and specifications of the Windows Phone series, and then leads you through the complete application development process. You’ll learn how to use Microsoft technologies like Silverlight, .NET, the XNA Framework, Visual Studio, and Expression Blend effectively, how to take advantage of the device’s sensors with the location service, accelerometer, and touch, how to make your apps location-aware using GPS data, how to utilize the rich media capabilities of the Windows Phone series, and much more. Finally, you’ll receive a full tutorial on how to publish and sell your application through the Windows Phone Marketplace. And in this second edition, learn quickly and easily how to take advantage of new API capabilities and HTML5 support right in your browser. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Windows Phone Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 492 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2nd edition (December 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430241373
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430241379

eBook Description:

Windows Phone Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach, 2nd Edition

Windows Phone 7.5 (code-named Mango) marks a significant upgrade to Microsoft’s smartphone products. Packed with sophisticated new features and functionality, the device is a .NET developer’s dream, easily programmable using Silverlight, XNA and C#.

Windows Phone Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach, 2nd Edition utilizes a proven problem-solution approach, providing a concise guide to all the phone’s features in recipe book format. First, the problem you’re facing is identified. Then, a clear explanation of the solution is given, supported by a fully-worked code sample that demonstrates the feature in action.

Windows Phone Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach, 2nd Edition

All aspects of development, configuration, testing, and distribution are covered. You’ll find recipes that unlock advanced user interface features, deal with data storage, integrate with cloud services, add media and location services, and much more. It’s everything you’ll need to put a professional polish on your Windows Phone 7.5 applications! CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (December 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430242574
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430242574

eBook Description:

JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example

JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example provides a quick start to programming the JavaFX 2.0 platform. JavaFX 2.0 provides a rich set of APIs for use in creating graphically exciting client applications written solely in Java. You get a large set of customizable components that can be skinned using CSS techniques that you already know from doing web development. The platform even includes a web rendering engine enabling you to mix HTML content into your applications. Hardware acceleration means that your applications are fast and snappy, taking full advantage of modern graphics processing support at the hardware level. JavaFX 2.0 opens the door to business applications that look good, are fun to use, that take advantage of the medium to present data of all types text, audio, video, etc. in ways that engage the user and lead to increased productivity.

JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example is aimed at Java programmers wanting to learn the JavaFX 2.0 platform for designing graphic- and media-rich client applications for the enterprise. Readers should be familiar with Java, and preferably also with the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment.

JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example provides a quick start to developing graphically rich and exciting client applications using your existing Java skills and the JavaFX 2.0 platform. JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example provides a quick start to programming the JavaFX 2.0 platform. JavaFX 2.0 provides a rich set of APIs for use in creating graphically exciting client applications written solely in Java. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (December 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430241012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430241010

eBook Description:

The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7

The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 is a thorough and authoritative introduction to the open-source NetBeans Platform, covering all its major APIs in detail, with relevant code examples used throughout.

The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 is for large enterprises who are not interested in reinventing the wheel whenever they create a new applications, and open source communities who typically benefit from a modular architecture, because a plugin system (as provided by the NetBeans Platform) simplifies how contributions can be made to a project.

The NetBeans Platform is the world’s only modular Swing application framework, used by very large organizations in mission-critical scenarios, such as at Boeing and Northrop Grumman, as well as in the financial sector and in the oil/gas industry. For these large customers in enterprises who are increasingly interested in Maven and OSGi, the book will have particular relevance.

The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 is a thorough and authoritative introduction to the open-source NetBeans Platform, covering all its major APIs in detail, with relevant code examples used throughout. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Windows Azure Platform, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 602 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2nd edition (December 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430235632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430235637

eBook Description:

Windows Azure Platform, 2nd Edition

The Windows Azure Platform has rapidly established itself as one of the most sophisticated cloud computing platforms available. With Microsoft working to continually update their product and keep it at the cutting edge, the future looks bright if you have the skills to harness it. In particular, new features such as remote desktop access, dynamic content caching and secure content delivery using SSL make the latest version of Azure a more powerful solution than ever before.

It’s widely agreed that cloud computing has produced a paradigm shift in traditional architectural concepts by providing new ways to both store and process data. The basic concepts of the cloud are now well understood throughout the industry. Pro Windows Azure Platform, Second Edition is a down-to-earth, code-centric book that shows precisely how the all the components of Windows Azure are employed, and demonstrates the techniques and best practices you’ll need to put them to work.

What is much less well understood, and the primary focus of this book, is how the the Windows Azure technology can be applied in real-world scenarios and made to work for you. This book answers those questions, demonstrating how all the features of Windows Azure both old and new can be put to work. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

OS X and iOS Kernel Programming

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 484 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (December 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430235365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430235361

eBook Description:

OS X and iOS Kernel Programming

OS X and iOS Kernel Programming combines essential operating system and kernel architecture knowledge with a highly practical approach that will help you write effective kernel-level code. You’ll learn fundamental concepts such as memory management and thread synchronization, as well as the I/O Kit framework. You’ll also learn how to write your own kernel-level extensions, such as device drivers for USB and Thunderbolt devices, including networking, storage and audio drivers.

OS X and iOS Kernel Programming provides an incisive and complete introduction to the XNU kernel, which runs iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Mac OS X servers and clients. Then, you’ll expand your horizons to examine Mac OS X and iOS system architecture. Understanding Apple’s operating systems will allow you to write efficient device drivers, such as those covered in the book, using I/O Kit.

OS X and iOS share a common core. Authors Henry Halvorsen and Doug Clarke deliver detail and insight into that core in OS X and iOS Kernel Programming, which enables readers to write device drivers and extremely efficient applications. This book offers the necessary context and knowledge to graduate to the master class of iOS and OS X programmers! CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Pro Java 7 NIO.2

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (December 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430240113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430240112

eBook Description:

Pro Java 7 NIO.2

Pro Java 7 NIO.2 addresses the three primary elements that offer new input/output (I/O) APIs in Java 7, giving you the skills to write robust, scalable Java applications:

  • An extensive file I/O API system addresses feature requests that developers have sought since the inception of the JDK
  • A socket channel API addresses multicasting, socket binding associated with channels, and related issues
  • An asynchronous I/O API enables mapping to I/O facilities, completion ports, and various I/O event port mechanisms to enhance scalability

NIO.2 for the Java platform, known as JSR 203, is a major feature of the new Java JDK 7 under the leadership of Alan Bateman as an OpenJDK project. Take advantage of these exciting new developments with Pro Java 7 NIO.2.

Pro Java 7 NIO.2 addresses the three primary elements that offer new input/output (I/O) APIs in Java 7, giving you the skills to write robust, scalable Java applications. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Building ASP.NET Web Pages with Microsoft WebMatrix

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (December 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430240202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430240204

eBook Description:

Building ASP.NET Web Pages with Microsoft WebMatrix

WebMatrix is the latest addition to the hugely popular Microsoft ASP.NET web platform. This exciting new technology aims to simplify the process of developing websites by combining the new and powerful Razor syntax with a fully extensible set of data and HTML helpers for performing common web tasks.

The WebMatrix installation includes all the tools the developer requires to quickly create fully-functional, data-driven, dynamic sites using ASP.NET web pages. The lightweight custom development tool works alongside SQL Server Compact Edition and Internet Information Services (IIS) Express to provide a seamless and easy-to-use environment which enables the web developer to concentrate on the rapid development of feature-rich websites, without the need to learn the complex concepts and highly structured programming models which many other frameworks require.

WebMatrix is the latest addition to the hugely popular Microsoft ASP.NET web platform. This exciting new technology simplifies the process of developing websites by combining the new and powerful Razor syntax with a fully extensible set of data and HTML helpers for performing common web tasks. This book gives you everything you need to get started! CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Pro iOS 5 Tools: Xcode Instruments and Build Tools

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (December 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430236086
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430236085

eBook Description:

Pro iOS 5 Tools: Xcode Instruments and Build Tools

Building on your knowledge of how to write basic applications, Pro iOS 5 Tools: Xcode Instruments and Build Tools shows how to take your apps from promising to real, and from good to great, by using numerous performance and debugging techniques.

You will start by studying an alpha-stage iOS app and learning how you can use the tools provided in the iOS developer’s toolbox, plus popular third-party tools, to take an app to a final product and ready to ship. Your own app development will never be the same again!

Pro iOS 5 Tools: Xcode Instruments and Build Tools: iOS 5 SDK apps development using Xcode, Interface Builder, Instruments, GDB, and key tools

  • Learn the tools available to all iOS developers: Xcode, Instruments, network diagnostic tools and version control
  • Techniques for debugging by using Instruments, as well as the new features available in newest version of Xcode
  • Performance tuning techniques and workflow enhancements

Using existing knowledge from writing several basic applications, Pro iOS 5 Tools: Xcode Instruments and Build Tools shows how to take your app from good to great by using numerous performance and debugging techniques. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Pro iOS 5 Augmented Reality

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (December 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430239123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430239123

eBook Description:

Pro iOS 5 Augmented Reality

Pro iOS 5 Augmented Reality walks you through the foundations of building an augmented reality app. You’ll learn how to create augmented reality apps that unleash the full potential of the on-board sensors and camera, with integrated facial recognition and social media functionality. This book complements Apress’s other iOS development books.

Pro iOS 5 Augmented Reality walks you through the foundations of building an augmented reality application for the iPhone or iPad. From using MapKit, to the accelerometer and magnetometer, to integrating facial recognition and Facebook data, you’ll learn the building blocks of creating augmented reality applications. Case studies are included in this one-of-a-kind book and you’ll learn how to create augmented reality apps that unleash the full potential of the on-board sensors and camera. This book complements other iOS game or social media apps development books available from Apress.

After reading Pro iOS 5 Augmented Reality, you’ll be able to build augmented reality rich media apps or integrate all the best augmented reality techniques and tools into your existing apps. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD