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Theory of Fun for Game Design (O'Reilly)
Saturday 19 Apr
Now in full color, the 10th anniversary edition of this classic book takes you deep into the influences that underlie modern video games, and examines the elements they share with traditional games such as checkers. At the heart of his exploration, veteran game designer Raph Koster takes a close look at the concept of fun and why it’s the most vital element in any game.
Pro Windows Phone App Development, 3rd Ed (Apress)
Friday 18 Apr
The Windows Phone 8 platform provides a remarkable opportunity for Windows developers to create state-of-the-art mobile applications using their existing skills and a familiar toolset. This 3rd Edition, helps you unlock the potential of this platform and create dazzling, visually rich, and highly functional applications for the Windows Phone Store and bring you up to speed on the new features the Windows Phone 8 API provides.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration (Microsoft Press)
Thursday 17 Apr
In this pocket-sized guide, William R. Stanek delivers ready answers for core configuration and administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012 R2. Zero in on the essentials through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field.
Wednesday 16 Apr
Making Java Groovy (Manning)
Tuesday 15 Apr
A practical handbook for developers who want to blend Groovy into their day-to-day work with Java. Ken Kousen starts by introducing the key differences between Java and Groovy and how you can use them to your advantage. Then, he guides you step-by-step through realistic development challenges, from web applications to web services to desktop applications, and shows how Groovy makes things easier.
Institutionalization of UX 2nd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Monday 14 Apr
This Step-by-Step Guide to a User Experience Practice examines the following questions for organizations: How do you build user-centered design into your culture? What infrastructure do you need in order to make UX design faster, cheaper, and better? How do you create the organizational structure and staffing solution that will support UX design over time?
Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python (CreateSpace)
Sunday 13 Apr
This guide on the basics of both cryptography and the Python programming language not only teaches you how to write in secret ciphers with paper and pencil but also how to write your own cipher programs and explores the hacking programs that can break the encrypted messages from these ciphers. Includes source code for fun programming projects.
3D Printing: Build Your Own 3D Printer and Print Your Own 3D Objects (Que)
Saturday 12 Apr
You can print practically any 3D object you can imagine - from toys to gadgets to replacement parts, and beyond - with a 3D printer and they’re simpler and cheaper than you ever imagined. This full-color, step-by-step guide will get you started and also walks you through building your own 3D printer from an inexpensive kit.
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