Fun introduction to game development by well-known game designer using PuzzleScript, a free online tool for creating puzzles/platform games. Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games! shows you how to use PuzzleScript, an open source tool for making puzzle games using HTML-like scripting language. Anthropy walks readers through game development process, covering everything from problem-solving and level design to making winning and losing fun. Readers will understand what makes designing video games challenging and fun, and they´ll be ready to bring their own game ideas to life.
Provides you with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that user interface (UI) design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list or rules to follow. This book equips readers with the knowledge to make educated tradeoffs between competing rules, project deadlines, and budget pressures.
The Manga Guide to Cryptography breaks down how ciphers work, what makes them secure or insecure, and how to decode them. Comic illustrations make it easy to learn about classic substitution, polyalphabetic, and transposition ciphers; symmetric-key algorithms like block and DES (Data Encryption Standard) ciphers; how to use public key encryption technology to generate public/private keys and cryptograms; practical applications of encryption such as digital signatures, identity fraud countermeasures, and ´man in the middle´ attack countermeasures.
We know companies are awash in data; and we know mining and using this data in the right way can turn a mediocre company into a winning one. So how, as a leader, do you make that happen? This book gives managers a concise, nontechnical overview of big data and explains how to exploit the new opportunities it creates.
If you´re a data scientist trying to navigate the murky space between data and insight, this practical book shows you how to make sense of your data through high-level questions, well-defined data analysis tasks, and visualizations to clarify understanding and gain insights along the way.
How can machine learning-especially deep neural networks-make a real difference in your organization? This hands-on guide not only provides the most practical information available on the subject, but also helps you get started building efficient deep learning networks.
Linear algebra relies heavily on coordinates, however, which can make many geometric programming tasks very specific and complex-often a lot of effort is required to bring about even modest performance enhancements. This title presents a compelling alternative to the limitations of linear algebra.