Beginning Xcode, Swift Edition will not only get you up and running with Apples latest version of Xcode, but it also shows you how to use Swift in Xcode and includes a variety of projects to build. If you already have some programming experience with iOS SDK and Objective-C, but want a more in-depth tutorial on Xcode, especially Xcode with Apple’s new programming language, Swift, then Beginning Xcode, Swift Edition is for you. The book focuses on the new technologies, tools and features that Apple has bundled into the new Xcode 6, to complement the latest iOS 8 SDK. By the end of this book, youll have all of the skills and a variety of examples to draft from to get your Swift app from idea to App Store with all the power of Xcode. 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 all of the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. Youll start with game design fundamentals and Android programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android smartphones and tablets. Beginning Android Games, Third Edition gives you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games for a variety of hardware. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in Android. What Youll Learn Gain the fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform Use Androids APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals Develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES Create a full-featured 3D game Publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users Complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who This Book Is For People with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform. J. F. DiMarzio is a seasoned Android developer and author. He began developing games in Basic on the TRS-80 Color Computer II in 1984. Since then, he has worked in the technology departments of companies such as the U.S. Department of Defense and the Walt Disney Company. He has been developing on the Android platform since the beta release of version .03, and he has published two professional applications and one game on the Android Marketplace. DiMarzio is also an accomplished author. Over the last 10 years, he has released eight books, including Android: A Programmer s Guide. His books have been translated into four languages and published worldwide. DiMarzio s writing style is very easy to read and understand, which makes the information in the topics that he presents more retainable.
Learn SQL Server Reporting Services and become current with the 2016 edition. Develop interactive, dynamic reports that combine graphs, charts, and tabular data into attractive dashboards and reports to delight business analysts and other users of corporate data. Deliver mobile reports to anywhere and any device. Build vital knowledge of Reporting Services at a time when Microsofts dominance in business intelligence is on the rise. Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services turns novices into skilled report developers. The book begins by explaining how to set up the development environment. It then walks you through creating your first reports using the built-in wizard. After showing what is possible, the book breaks down and explains the skills needed to create reports from scratch. And not just reports! But also dashboards with charts, graphs, and maps. Each chapter builds on knowledge gained in the previous chapters with step-by-step tutorials. Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services boosts your skills and provides you additional career options. Dont be without those options. Grab and read this book today. Build reports with and without the built-in wizard. Build interactive features such as drill-through reports. Build dashboards full of charts, graphs, and maps. Build mobile reports. What You Will Learn Set up your development environment. Organized projects and share components among reports. Create report using a wizard. Create reports from scratch, including grouping levels, parameters, and drill through features. Build interactive dashboard with graphs, charts, and maps. Deploy and manage reports for use by others in the business. Who This Book Is For Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services is for database professionals of all experience levels who have some experience in databases and want to make the leap into business intelligence reporting. The book is an excellent choice for those needing to add Reporting Services to their current list of skills, or who are looking for a skill set that is in demand for in order to break into IT. Kathi Kellenberger is a database consultant, trainer, author, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Kathi has contributed to over twelve SQL Server books as either an author, co-author, or technical editor. She also enjoys speaking and has presented at numerous SQL Server and .NET events and user group meetings around the US. When Kathi is not busy working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cycling, and singing.
Whether youre new to Oracle or an old hand who has yet to test the waters of APEX, Beginning Oracle Application Express 5 introduces the processes and best practices youll need to become proficient with APEX. The book shows off the programming environment, the utilities and tools available, and then continues by walking through the process of building a working system from the ground up. All code is documented and explained so that those new to the languages will not be lost. After reading this book, power users and programmers alike can quickly put together robust and scalable applications for use by one person, by a department, by an entire company. Beginning Oracle Application Express 5 introduces version 5 of the popular and productive Oracle Application Express development platform. Called APEX for short, the platform enables rapid and easy development of web-based applications that make full use of Oracle Database. The release of APEX 5 brings major new changes to the page builder, an enhanced universal theme, better RESTful web services support, enhanced application packaging, and the many redesigned wizards give a new and fresh feel to the user interface. Covers brand-new functionality in APEX 5 Provides fully documented and explained example code Guides you through creating a working and fully deployable application strongDoug Gault/strong is the APEX Practice Director at Enkitec, an Oracle Platinum partner founded in 2004 which provides consulting, education, and products based around Oracle Technology. He has been working with Oracle since 1988, starting with version 5.1B, SQL*Forms 2.0, and RPT/RPF. He has focused his career on Oracles development technologies, spending the majority of that time dedicated to web-based technologies including the OWA Web Toolkit, PL/SQL Server Pages, WebDB, Oracle Portal, and more recently HTML-DB and APEX.p p Dougs many years of Oracle experience have taken him all over the world to participate in some truly ground-breaking projects. Doug has presented at and participated in roundtable discussions at a number of conferences including Oracle OpenWorld, UKOUG, and ODTUGs APEXposed & Kaleidoscope conferences. He holds an Associate s Degree in Computer Science and an honorary Masters Degree from The School of Hard Knocks, believing there is no replacement for hard-earned experience.p p Doug is an Oracle Ace and can be found on Twitter as @dgault_apex and on his blog douggault.blogspot.com. You can contact Doug at a href=mailto:email@example.com@enkitec.com/a.
Get started with the Hibernate 5 persistence layer and gain a clear introduction to the current standard for object-relational persistence in Java. This updated edition includes the new Hibernate 5.0 framework as well as coverage of NoSQL, MongoDB, and other related technologies, ranging from applications to big data. Beginning Hibernate is ideal if youre experienced in Java with databases (the traditional, or connected, approach), but new to open-source, lightweight Hibernate. The book keeps its focus on Hibernate without wasting time on nonessential third-party tools, so youll be able to immediately start building transaction-based engines and applications. Experienced authors Joseph Ottinger with Dave Minter and Jeff Linwood provide more in-depth examples than any other book for Hibernate beginners. They present their material in a lively, example-based manner-not a dry, theoretical, hard-to-read fashion. What Youll Learn Build enterprise Java-based transaction-type applications that access complex data with Hibernate Work with Hibernate 5 using a present-day build process Use Java 8 features with Hibernate Integrate into the persistence life cycle Map using Javas annotations Search and query with the new version of Hibernate Integrate with MongoDB using NoSQL Keep track of versioned data with Hibernate Envers Who This Book Is For Experienced Java developers interested in learning how to use and apply object-relational persistence in Java and who are new to the Hibernate persistence framework. Dave Minter has adored computers since he was small enough to play in the boxes they came in. He built his first PC from discarded, faulty, and obsolete components, and considers that to be the foundation of his career as an integration consultant. Dave is based in London, where he helps large and small companies build systems that just work. He co-authored Building Portals with the Java Portlet API and Pro Hibernate 3 . Joseph Ottinger is an expert software developer, coder and programmer. He has also served as technology evangelist GigaSpaces and a principle engineer at Red Hat. He was Editor in Chief of TheServerSide-dot-com. He is the author of Hibernate Recipes and Beginning Hibernate for Apress and has authored other books as well as articles. Jeff Linwood has been involved in software programming since he had a 286 in high school. He got caught up with the Internet when he got access to a UNIX shell account, and it has been downhill ever since. Jeff has published articles on several Jakarta Apache open source projects in Dr. Dobbs Journal, CNETs Builder.com, and JavaWorld. Jeff has a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently works for the Gossamer Group in Austin, Texas, on content management and web application syndication systems. He gets to play with all the latest open source projects there. Jeff also co-authored Professional Struts Applications, Building Portals with the Java Portlet API, and Pro Hibernate 3. He was a technical reviewer for Enterprise Java Development on a Budget and Extreme Programming with Ant.
Beginning Oracle PL/SQL gets you started in using the built-in language that every Oracle developer and database administrator must know. Oracle Database is chock-full of built-in application features that are free for the using, and PL/SQL is your ticket to learning about and using those features from your own code. With it, you can centralize business logic in the database, you can offload application logic, and you can automate database- and application-administration tasks. Author Don Bales provides in Beginning Oracle PL/SQL a fast-paced and example-filled tutorial. Learn from Don’s extensive experience to discover the most commonly used aspects of PL/SQL, without wasting time on obscure and obsolete features. The author takes his 20+ years of experience and a wealth of statistics hes gathered on PL/SQL usage over those years and applies the 80/20 rule: cover whats most needed and used by PL/SQL professionals and avoid whats not necessary! The result is a book that covers all the key features of PL/SQL without wasting your time discussing esoteric and obsolete parts of the language. Learn what really matters, so that you can get to work feeling confident with what you know about PL/SQL. Covers the key topics that matter, including variables and datatypes, executing statements, working with cursors, bulk operations, real-world objects, debugging, testing, and more. Teaches you to write production-level, object-oriented PL/SQL. Youll explore relational PL/SQL, but unlike most other books on the subject, this one emphasizes the use of PL/SQLs object-oriented features as well. Guides you in working through real examples of using of PL/SQL. Youll learn PL/SQL by applying it to real-world business problems, not by heavy theory. Donald Bales is a computer applications consultant specializing in the analysis, design, and programming of client-server and web-based distributed systems, systems integration, and data warehousing. Don has over 20 years of experience with Oracle as both a developer and a database administrator, and 10 years of experience with Java. He is currently working on the migration of medical and industrial hygiene systems to a web environment for a major oil company. When he is not developing applications, Donald can often be found working with horses, playing the piano, or playing the bagpipes. Donald has had several careers, and has at various times been a mechanic, a general contractor, Mr. Mom, a developer, and currently a consultant. He has a bachelor of science degree in business from Elmhurst College in Illinois. Don resides in Downers Grove, Illinois, with his wife, Diane, and his daughter, Kristyn. He can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Develop applications and experiences for Microsofts HoloLens and other Windows mixed reality devices. This easy-to-follow guide removes the mystery behind creating amazing augmented reality experiences. Mixed reality development tools and resources are provided. Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming clearly explains all the nuances of mixed reality software development. Youll learn how to create 3D objects and holograms, interact with holograms using voice commands and hand gestures, use spatial mapping and 3D spatial sound, build with Microsofts HoloToolkit, create intuitive user interfaces, and make truly awe-inspiring mixed reality experiences. Start building the holographic future today! What You Will Learn Prototype ideas quickly Get started with Unity, the preferred tool for animating 3D objects. Explore where to find 3D models for your project, or make your own! Use spatial sound, voice commands, and gestures Build with the HoloToolkit to make apps the easy way Publish to the Windows Store and make money from your app Who This Book Is For Programmers with little or no graphics or mixed reality experience Sean Ong is an author, engineer, entrepreneur, and tech influencer who has written on topics ranging from renewable energy to augmented reality. Seans love for virtual and augmented reality began at the age of five when he first tried the View-Master toy. Later, at the age of 14, he coded his first virtual home tour. Sean was among the first people to own a HoloLens, and has developed numerous experiences for the new platform since its release. Sean is President of the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Associations Seattle Chapter and is well known in tech circles for his informative tutorials and articles that have helped over seven million people. He resides in Seattle, WA with his wife and three kids and enjoys pushing the boundaries of technology.
Develop enterprise portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c software and enrich those applications with social computing services, including discussions, documents, blogs, wikis, tags, and links. This book covers all functionalities and aspects from a developer, architect, and administrator point of view. Enterprise portal technology is used for creating intranet and extranet portals which enhance collaboration within a company. The book is intended to complete and fill in the gaps of the official documentation from an administrator and developer perspective. Beginning Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c provides an overview of the architecture behind Oracle WebCenter Suite and the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform. Sample code written in Java is included along with best practices developed from the authors experience of using Oracle WebCenter Portal for building enterprise portals. What you will learn: Enterprise Portal and Oracle WebCenter Portal concepts Basic administrator knowledge Basic developer knowledge Overview of the tools and services offered by Oracle WebCenter Portal How to develop Portal Assets using JDeveloper IDE How to develop new components(Portlets JSR-286 and ADF Task Flows) using JDeveloper IDE REST API integration with Portal Enterprise content management with Portal Who this book is for: Developers, architects, project managers and portal administrators in the Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) area. IT professionals working in FMW or WebLogic stack can also make use of this book. Vinay Kumar is a Technology Evangelist. He has extensive experience of 8+ years in designing and implementing large-scale projects in Enterprise Technologies in various consulting and system-integration companies. His passion has helped him to achieve certifications in Oracle ADF, WebCenter Portal, and Java/JEE. He has good experience in Java, JEE, and in various technologies on OpenStack. Vinay has been contributing to the Java/Oracle ADF/WebCenter community by publishing technical articles at his personal blog. He was awarded Oracle ACE status in June 2014. Daniel Merchán García works as an Oracle WebCenter expert at VASSIT UK Services LTD, part of the VASS Group. He is responsible for leading the technical architecture and development of the most complex components and functionalities to be added to WebCenter products. He also helps the Oracle community through OTN Community Forums, where he is always working to find solutions to complex questions and make it easier for the community to understand WebCenter and its use. Daniel maintains and sychronizes two blogs related to Oracle WebCenter, one in Spanish and one in English, providing content in both languages so as to have it shared widely around the world.
Use the latest tools to manage and automate tasks on Microsofts SharePoint platform. You will achieve time and cost savings, increase reliability of deployments, and learn how to safely and efficiently migrate from a previous version, all while gaining valuable skills in PowerShell scripting. Authors Nik Charlebois-Laprade and John Edward Naguib begin by explaining the fundamental concepts behind the PowerShell language. Then, with copious real-world examples and scripts, they introduce PowerShell operations in the context of deploying, migrating, managing, and monitoring SharePoint 2016. What Youll Learn Whats New in this Edition? Learn about the new SharePoint 2016 capabilities and min role Extend the default set of available PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2016 by creating your own reusable Cmdlet functions with PowerShell 5.0 Upgrade your on-premises SharePoint 2013 environment to SharePoint 2016 using PowerShell Who This Book Is For Administrators, developers, and DevOps engineers working with SharePoint 2016. No experience with PowerShell is required. Nikolas Charlebois-Laprade is a Senior Technical Advisor working in Gatineau, Canada. His background as a Software Engineer and as a Technical Program Manager makes 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. John Edward Naguib is a Microsoft MVP in Office Servers and Services, an experienced collaboration & senior consultant and solution architect with deep knowledge in SharePoint. In addition to being a consultant and architect he has a strong application development background in .NET. John also has experience with several other Microsoft products including Office 365 and Azure, and holds MCP, MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCT, and TOGAF 9 Foundation certificates. John is a recognized SharePoint expert within the industry, speaker, event organizer, Wiki Ninja blogger, and has published several gold award articles on Microsoft TechNet. You can find John on Twitter @johnnaguib.
The paper describes the cost effectiveness of Smart Homes, also called Intelligent Homes, and compares the economical factor between these and regular households by the example of a typical Austrian household. While Smart Homes become more and more important due to improvements of life quality and safety, this paper proves the environmental factor of the technology. At the beginning of the paper, the characteristics of a Smart Home will be shown and analysed. Advantages and disadvantages will be matched to determine an energy factor with which it is possible to compare regular households with Smart Homes. To make the comparison possible and lifelike, a variety of households in different Austrian provinces will be stated and their energy consumption will be defined. Furthermore, to make the information more comprehensible for the reader, the gained knowledge will be compared with specific energy costs of some Austrian energy providers.