Nov 29

GamePro – September 2011
Cover feature :
Aliens: Colonial Marines

GamePro – October 2011
Cover feature :
Bucket List 2011

MacLife- December 2011
Cover feature :
iPhone4s

Newsweek- November 28, 2011
Cover feature :
Michael Bloomberg’s Plan for World Domination

Time – November 28, 2011
Cover feature :
Erdogan’s Way

Techdirections – August 2011
Cover feature :
Shopgirls Shine in Eco-marathon

Techdirections – September 2011
Cover feature :
Introducing Wind Power

Nov 24

CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended By Prof. Susan Pancho-Festin
OSWorkflow : a guide for Java developers and architects to integrating open-source business process management

Author Diego Adrian Naya Lazo
Place of Publication Birmingham, U.K.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Packt Publishing

This book covers all aspects related to OSWorkflow. No prior knowledge about OSWorkflow is needed. You will learn everything from the basics of Business Process Management (BPM) technology and installing OSWorkflow to integrating the workflow engine with third-party components like Drools, Quartz, and Pentaho. The book is aimed at experienced Java developers and system architects who want to develop complex Java applications using the OSWorkflow workflow engine. OSWorkflow is a flexible low-level workflow implementation for developers and architects; it is not a quick “plug-and-play” solution for non-technical end users.

Recommended By Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro
Conceptual modeling for discrete-event simulation

Editors Stewart Robinson … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

The book presents a comprehensive view of the current state of the art in the field. Each of the book’s six parts focuses on a different aspect of conceptual modeling for simulation. The first section discusses the purpose and requirements of a conceptual model. The next set of chapters provides frameworks and tools for conceptual modeling. The book then describes the use of soft systems methodology for model structuring as well as the application of software engineering methods and tools for model specification. After illustrating how conceptual modeling is adopted in the military and semiconductor manufacturing, the book concludes with a discussion on future research directions.

Recommended By Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro
Discovering requirements : how to specify products and services

Authors Ian Alexander & Ljerka Beus-Dukic
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, England Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

This easy to read guide is full of carefully-checked tips and tricks. Illustrated with worked examples, checklists, summaries, keywords and exercises, this book will encourage you to move closer to the real problems you’re trying to solve. Guest boxes from other experts give you additional hints for your projects.

Recommended By Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro
Embedded Linux development using Eclipse

Author Doug Abbott
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

In this book, Doug Abbott examines Eclipse, an IDE, which can be vital in saving money and time in the design and development of an embedded system. Eclipse was created by IBM in 2001 and then became an open-source project in 2004. Since then it has become the de-facto IDE for embedded developers. Virtually all of the major Linux vendors have adopted this platform, including MontVista, LynuxWorks, and Wind River.

Recommended By Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro
Mobile device security : a comprehensive guide to securing your information in a moving world

Author Stephen Fried
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

Explaining how mobile devices can create backdoor security threats, Mobile Device Security: A Comprehensive Guide to Securing Your Information in a Moving World specifies immediate actions you can take to defend against these threats. It begins by introducing and defining the concepts essential to understanding the security threats to contemporary mobile devices, and then takes readers through all the policy, process, and technology decisions that must be made to create an effective security strategy. .

Recommended By Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro
Multimedia systems : algorithms, standards, and industry practices

Authors Parag Havaldar and Gérard Medioni
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Course Technology Cengage Learning

MULTIMEDIA: ALGORITHMS, STANDARDS, AND INDUSTRY PRACTICES brings together the different aspects of a modern multimedia pipeline from content creation, compression, distribution and digital rights management. Drawing on their experience in industry, Havaldar and Medioni discuss the issues involved in engineering an end-to-end multimedia pipeline and give plenty of real-world examples including digital television, IPTV, mobile deployments, and digital cinema pipelines. The text also contains up-to-date coverage of current issues in multimedia, including a discussion of MPEG-4 and the current progress in MPEG-21 to create a framework where seamless data exchange will be possible.

Recommended By Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro
Vintage games : an insider look at the history of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the most influential games of all time

Authors Bill Loguidice, Matt Barton
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Focal Press/Elsevier

Vintage Games explores the most influential videogames of all time, including Super Mario Bros., Grand Theft Auto III, Doom, The Sims and many more. Drawing on interviews as well as the authors’ own lifelong experience with videogames, the book discusses each game’s development, predecessors, critical reception, and influence on the industry. It also features hundreds of full-color screenshots and images, including rare photos of game boxes and other materials. Vintage Games is the ideal book for game enthusiasts and professionals who desire a broader understanding of the history of videogames and their evolution from a niche to a global market.

Recommended By Prof. Rommel Feria
Objective-C for dummies

Author Neal Goldstein
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

Objective-C is the primary language for programming iPhone and Mac OS X applications, and this book makes it easy to learn Objective-C. Even if you have no programming experience, Objective-C For Dummies will teach you what you need to know to start creating iPhone apps. It provides an understanding of object-oriented programming in an entertaining way that helps you learn.

Recommended By Prof. Rommel Feria
iPhone SDK 3 programming : advanced mobile development for Apple iPhone and iPod touch

Author Maher Ali
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

iPhone SDK 3 Programming shows you how to build great applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Inside, veteran mobile developer and Bell Labs scientist Maher Ali begins with a foundational introduction to Objective-C and Cocoa programming, and then guides you through building programs with Apple’s iPhone SDK 3. Covers the complete application development process, and highlights all the key device features including the camera, location awareness, and more. Completely revised and redesigned with more than 100 new pages of content

Recommended By Dr. Prospero Naval
Digital image processing for medical applications

Author Geoff Dougherty
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K. New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Image processing is a hands-on discipline, and the best way to learn is by doing. This text takes its motivation from medical applications and uses real medical images and situations to illustrate and clarify concepts and to build intuition, insight and understanding. Designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who will become end-users of digital image processing, it covers the basics of the major clinical imaging modalities, explaining how the images are produced and acquired. It then presents the standard image processing operations, focusing on practical issues and problem solving. Crucially, the book explains when and why particular operations are done, and practical computer-based activities show how these operations affect real images. All images, links to the public-domain software ImageJ and custom plug-ins, and selected solutions are available from www.cambridge.org/books/dougherty.

Nov 24

 

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Nov 23

CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended By Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
WIMAX technology and network evolution

Editors Kamran Etemad, Ming Lai
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

WiMAX Technology and Network Evolution is the first publication to present an accurate, complete, and objective description of mobile WiMAX technology. Each chapter was written and edited by experts, all of whom have been directly engaged in and lead the development of WiMAX either through the IEEE 802.16 Working Group or the WiMAX Forum. As a result, the book addresses not only key technical concepts and design principles, but also a wide range of practical issues concerning this new wireless technology

Seven deadliest Unified Communications attacks

Editors Dan York, Dustin D. Trammell
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Syngress

This book pinpoints the most dangerous hacks and exploits specific to Unified Communications, laying out the anatomy of these attacks including how to make your system more secure. You will discover the best ways to defend against these vicious hacks with step-by-step instruction and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable.

Recommended By Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
PHP programming with MySQL, 2nd ed.

Authors Don Gosselin, Diana Kokoska, Robert Easterbrooks
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley


 

This book covers the basics of PHP and MySQL along with introductions to advanced topics including object-oriented programming and how to build Web sites that incorporate authentication and security. After you complete this course, you will be able to use PHP and MySQL to build professional quality, database-driven web sites.

Recommended By Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Macintosh OS X, iPod, and iPhone forensic analysis DVD toolkit [With DVD]

Authors Ryan R. Kubasiak, Sean Morrissey
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Syngress Pub.

This book and companion DVD provide digital forensic investigators, security professionals, and law enforcement with all of the information, tools, and utilities required to conduct forensic investigations of computers running any variant of the Macintosh OS X operating system, as well as the almost ubiquitous iPod and iPhone. Digital forensic investigators and security professionals subsequently can use data gathered from these devices to aid in the prosecution of criminal cases, litigate civil cases, audit adherence to federal regulatory compliance issues, and identify breech of corporate and government usage policies on networks. The companion DVD contains custom tools developed by the authors, which can be used in real-life digital forensic investigations.

Recommended By Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba
Systems analysis and design, 8th ed. [With CD-ROM}
(CoE133)

Authors Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Harry J. Rosenblatt
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning


 

Systems Analysis and Design, Eighth Edition offers a practical, visually appealing approach to information systems development.

Why new systems fail : an insider’s guide to successful IT projects, revised edition

Author Phil Simon with a foreword by Bruce F. Websteri
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Course Technology


 

A Fortune 500 manufacturing company spent millions attempting to implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Across the globe, a 150-employee marketing firm built and tried to implement a proprietary customer relationship management (CRM) system. For two very different companies doing two very different things, the outcomes were identical. In each case, the organization failed to activate and utilize its system as initially conceived by senior management. And these two organizations are hardly alone. On the contrary, research indicates that more than three in five new IT projects fail. Many miss their deadlines. Others exceed their initial budgets, often by ghastly amounts. Even systems activated on time and under budget often fail to produce their expected results and almost immediately experience major problems. Although the statistics are grim, there is at least some good news: these failures can be averted. Organizations often lack the necessary framework to minimize the chance of system failure before, during, and after beginning IT projects. Why New Systems Fail provides such a framework, with specific tools, tips, and insight from the perspective of a seasoned, independent consultant with more than a decade of related experience. The book examines in great detail the root causes of system failures. Detailed case studies, examples, and lessons from actual system implementations are presented in an informative, straightforward, and very readable manner. More than a theoretical or technical text, this book offers pragmatic advice for organizations both deploying new systems and maintaining existing ones.

Recommended By Prof. Anne Lorraine Luna
Microgrids and active distribution networks

Authors S. Chowdhury, S.P. Chowdhury and P. Crossley
Place of Publication Stevenage
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology


 
 

This book contains the latest development technologies in the area of Power Systems. Deals with the deep-rooted linkages between existing and emerging concerns faced by distributed energy resources and their integration

Recommended By Prof. Lew Andrew Tria
Java programs to accompany Programming logic and design, 2nd ed.

Author Jo Ann Smith
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage

Java “PAL” is designed to be paired with the Fifth Edition of the highly successful Programming Logic and Design by Joyce Farrell. The two books together provide the perfect opportunity for those who want to learn the fundamentals of programming and also get a taste of an actual programming language. Users can discover how real Java code behaves while remaining within the context of the traditional language-independent logic and design course.

Recommended By Prof. Lew Andrew Tria
Grob’s basic electronics , 11th ed.

Author Mitchel E. Schultz
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The Problems Manual to accompany Grob’s Basic Electronics, written by Mitchell E. Schultz, provides students and instructors with hundreds of practice problems for self-study, homework assignments, test and review.

Introduction to feedback control, International ed.

Authors Li Qiu, Kemin Zhou
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson

This book updates classical control theory by integrating modern optimal and robust control theory using both classical and modern computational tools. Although there are many textbooks on this subject, authors Li Qiu and Kemin Zhou provide a contemporary view of control theory that includes the development of modern optimal and robust control theory over the past 30 years. A significant portion of well-known classical control theory is maintained, but with consideration of recent developments and available modern computational tools.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Mechatronics system design

Authors Devdas Shetty, Richard Kolk
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Cengage Learning

This text by Shetty and Kolk, blends the pertinent aspects of mechatronics–system modeling, simulation, sensors, actuation, real-time computer interfacing, and control–into a single unified result suitable for use in the college-level mechatronic curriculum. Students are introduced to all the topics needed to develop a good understanding of the basic principles used in mechatronics technology through the use of examples, problems and case studies, all of which can be quickly and affordably assembled and investigated in laboratory settings. Core aspects are combined with practical industrial applications and are presented in an optimal way for understanding. The book features extensive coverage of the modeling and simulation of physical systems made possible by block-diagrams, the modified analogy approach to modeling, and state-of-the-art visual simulation software. A collection of case studies drawn from a variety of industries (complete with parts, lists, setup, and instructions) are used to support the authors’ applied, design-oriented approach. Readers of this text will be equipped with all the tools necessary to plan, test, and implement a well-designed mechatronic system.

Recommended By Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Small signal audio design

Author Douglas Self
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Focal Press

Small Signal Audio Design is a unique guide to the design of high-quality circuitry for preamplifiers, mixing consoles, and a host of other signal-processing devices. Learn to use inexpensive and readily available parts to obtain state-of-the-art performance in all the vital parameters of noise, distortion, crosstalk and so on. Focusing mainly on preamplifiers and mixers this practical handbook gives you an extensive repertoire of circuits that can be put together to make almost any type of audio system.

MATLAB with applications to engineering, physics and finance

Author David Baez-Lopez
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

The mathematical software MATLAB® integrates computation, visualization, and programming to produce a powerful tool for a number of different tasks in mathematics. Focusing on the MATLAB toolboxes especially dedicated to science, finance, and engineering, MATLAB® with Applications to Engineering, Physics and Finance explains how to perform complex mathematical tasks with relatively simple programs. This versatile book is accessible enough for novices and users with only a fundamental knowledge of MATLAB, yet covers many sophisticated concepts to make it helpful for experienced users as well.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Teardowns : learn how electronics work by taking them apart

Author Bryan Bergeron
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The book contains 14 projects that expose the inner workings of household appliances, workbench measuring instruments, and musical equipment. Discover how resistors, capacitors, sensors, transducers, and transistors function in real circuitry. You’ll even get details on custom modifications to electric guitar pickups, an effects pedal, and a tube amp. Essential instructions for safely launching your own teardowns are also included in this hands-on guide.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
The robot builder’s cookbook

Author Owen Bishop
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

Owen Bishop introduces, through hands-on project work, the mechanics, electronics and programming involved in practical robot design-and-build. The use of the PIC microcontroller throughout provides a painless introduction to programming whilst harnessing the power of a highly popular microcontroller used by students and design engineers worldwide. This is a book for first-time robot builders, advanced builders wanting to know more about programming robots and students in Further and Higher Education tackling microcontroller-based practical work. They will all find this book a unique and exciting source of projects, ideas and techniques, to be combined into a wide range of fascinating robots.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Radio frequency circuit design, 2nd ed.

Author W. Alan Davis
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

This book focuses on components such as filters, transformers, amplifiers, mixers, and oscillators. Even the phase lock loop chapter (the last in the book) is oriented toward practical circuit design, in contrast to the more systems orientation of most communication texts.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Circuits & networks : analysis and synthesis, 4th ed.

Authors A. Sudhakar, Shyammohan S. Palli
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill Education

Basically for the undergraduate level, this text is specially crafted to make the study of the subject easily comprehensible. The text emphasizes on problem-solving methodology, whereby each topic has been supported by a large pool of pedagogy. The theory is crisp and concise and explains the fundamentals of control systems to the first-time user.

SAP SD questions and answers

Author Kogent Learning Solutions, Inc.
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Designed for SAP users as a quick reference or for computer science and business students, SAP SD Questions and Answers includes all the major concepts related to SAP SD functionality, technical configuration, and implementation in an easy-to-understand question and answer format. This organized and accessible format allows the reader to quickly find the questions on specific subjects and provides all of the details to pass certification exams in a step-by-step, easy-to-read method of instruction. Topics Covered: Invoicing; Distribution Points; Backorder Processing; Account Determination; Material Master; Transaction Codes; Partner Procedures; Rebates and Refunds Interfaces; Condition Types; Inventory Issues; Administration Tables and more!

Nov 21

CIRCULATION BOOKS

Classical FORTRAN : programming for engineering and scientific applications, 2nd ed.

Author Michael Kupferschmid
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Classical FORTRAN: Programming for Engineering and Scientific Applications, Second Edition teaches how to write programs in the Classical dialect of FORTRAN, the original and still most widely recognized language for numerical computing. This edition retains the conversational style of the original, along with its simple, carefully chosen subset language and its focus on floating-point calculations.

Problem solving with data structures using Java : a multimedia approach

Authors Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Pearson

Problem Solving with Data Structures, First Edition is not a traditional data structures textbook that teaches concepts in an abstract, and often dry, context that focuses on data structures using numbers. Instead, this book takes a more creative approach that uses media and simulations (specifically, trees and linked lists of images and music), to make concepts more concrete, more relatable, and therefore much more motivating for students. This book is appropriate for both majors and non-majors. It provides an introduction to object-oriented programming in Java, arrays, linked lists, trees, stacks, queues, lists, maps, and heaps. It also covers an existing simulation package (Greenfoot) and how to create continuous and discrete event simulations.

SOA and Web services interface design : principles, techniques, and standards

Author James Bean
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier

In SOA and Web Services Interface Design, data architecture guru James Bean teaches you how to design web service interfaces that are capable of being extended to accommodate ever changing business needs and promote incorporation simplicity. The book first provides an overview of critical SOA principles, thereby offering a basic conceptual summary. It then provides explicit, tactical, and real-world techniques for ensuring compliance with these principles. Using a focused, tutorial-based approach the book provides working syntactical examples – described by Web services standards such as XML, XML Schemas, WSDL and SOAP – that can be used to directly implement interface design procedures, thus allowing you immediately generate value from your efforts. In summary, SOA and Web Services Interface Design provides the basic theory, but also design techniques and very specific implementable encoded interface examples that can be immediately employed in your work, making it an invaluable practical guide to any practitioner in today’s exploding Web-based service market.

Object-oriented systems analysis and design using UML, 4th ed.

Authors Simon Bennett, Steve McRobb and Ray Farmer
Place of Publication Maidenhead, Berkshire
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education


 

The fourth edition of “Object- Oriented Systems Analysis and Design” has been revised and updated to reflect the most up-to-date approaches to information systems development. Still a best-seller in its field, Bennett’s, McRobb’s and Farmer’s text remains a key teaching resource for Systems Analysis and Design courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The book provides a clear, practical framework for development that uses all the major techniques from UML 2.2. It follows an iterative and incremental approach based on the industry-standard Unified Process, placing systems analysis and design in the context of the whole systems lifestyle. Structured in four parts, the first provides the background to information systems analysis and design and to object-orientation. The second part focuses on the activities of requirements gathering and systems analysis, as well as the basic notation of UML. Part three covers the activities of systems architecture and design, and UML notation for object design, and the book concludes with the implementation of systems and the issues of how the systems life cycle is organized and how reusable components can be developed.

Web-based application development [With CD-ROM]

Author Ralph F. Grove
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Perfect for the one-term course, Web-Based Application Development present an introduction to concepts, theories, practices, languages, and tools used to develop applications for the World Wide Web. It explores the important fundamentals of Web applications while also introducing the programming and technology necessary to put these ideas into practice. This book goes beyond presenting the languages and tools found in other texts by including networking, architecture, security, reliability, and other important concepts and theories necessary for today’s web applications. Ideal for novice programmers looking to master the basic skills critical for a successful career in web development, Web-Based Application Development provides broad coverage of the topics coupled with hands-on, active-learning exercises in one, must-have resource.

Recommended By Prof. Rommel Feria
3D for iPhone apps with Blender and SIO2 : your guide to creating 3D games and more with open-source software

Author Tony Mullen
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

Learn how to create 3D content using Blender’s WYSIWYG approach, find helpful information on Xcode and other iPhone SDK topics, master physical collisions, and acquire the skills you need to bridge both worlds with fun, compelling content. The book also shows you what you need to know to use Blender software, the SI02 game engine, and iPhone SDK to create interactive 3D content for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Search engine optimization all-in-one for dummies

Authors Bruce Clay, Susan Esparza foreword by Danny Sullivan
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley


 

If you have a business, you want your Web site to show up quickly when people search for what you’re selling. Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies has the whole story on how to build a site that works, position and promote it, track and understand your search results, and use keywords effectively. Ten handy minibooks cover how search engines work, keyword strategy, competitive positioning, SEO Web design, content creation, linking, optimizing the foundations, analyzing results, international SEO, and search marketing. You’ll even learn some geeky things like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, or how to match metatags and keywords to page content.

Recommended By Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro
Return on engagement : content, strategy, and design techniques for digital marketing

Author Tim Frick
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Focal Press

Achieve the return on engagement that you seek with integrated strategies for honing and maintaining online relationships through personal interaction and compelling digital content. You get specific techniques for Web page optimization, credibility-based design, keyword targeting, viral video, content dissemination through RSS feeds, and more. Integral tools, such as content management systems, blog software, analytics, browser extensions and API’s are also covered in great detail. Return on Engagement also gives you contextual descriptions of these tools and techniques that answer the important questions of how, when, where and, perhaps most importantly, why you should implement them. Arranged into four sections-Strategy, On-Site, Off-Site, and The Return-the book is a comprehensive resource for integrating these methods into your business and marketing workflow for concrete results.

Distributed game development : harnessing global talent to create winning games/

Author Tim Fields
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Focal Press

Take control of your global game development team and make successful AAA game titles using the ‘Distributed Development’ model. Game industry veteran Tim Fields teaches you how to evaluate game deals, how to staff teams for highly distributed game development, and how to maintain challenging relationships in order to get great games to market. This book is filled with interviews with a broad spectrum of industry experts from top game publishers and business owners in the US and UK. A supplementary web site provides interviews from the book, a forum where developers and publishers can connect, and additional tips and tricks.

Java concepts, 6th ed.

Author Cay Horstmann
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

This book introduces programmers to objects at a gradual pace. The syntax boxes are revised to show typical code examples rather than abstract notation. This includes optional example modules using Alice and Greenfoot. The examples feature annotations with dos and don’ts along with cross references to more detailed explanations in the text. New tables show a large number of typical and cautionary examples. New programming and review problems are also presented that ensure a broad coverage of topics. In addition, Java 7 features are included to provide programmers with the most up-to-date information.

Microsoft XNA game studio creator’s guide, 2nd ed.

Authors Stephen Cawood, Pat McGee
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Develop complete 2D and 3D games with step-by-step hands-on instruction, advice, and tips from two industry professionals. Fully revised to cover the latest features, Microsoft XNA Game Studio Creator’s Guide, Second Edition lays out the essentials of game programming alongside exciting examples and C# code samples. Learn how to create 3D models, virtual worlds, and add stunning animation. You’ll also discover how to incorporate 3D audio into your projects and handle PC and game controller input devices.

Adobe illustrator CS4 revealed [With CD-ROM]

Author Chris Botello
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Delmar CengageLearning

The book begins with coverage of fundamental concepts and progresses to in-depth explorations of the software’s full set of features, making this a turnkey solution that offers everything you need to know about Illustrator CS4. With added material on all the updates, this edition explores the new while retaining the step-by-step tutorials and user-friendly design that made previous editions so successful.

C++ programming for the absolute beginner, 2nd ed.

Author Mark Lee
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning


 

If you are new to programming with C++ and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the “For the Absolute Beginner”™ series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical C++ programming applications and will learn how these skills can be put to use in real-world scenarios. Throughout the chapters, you will find code samples that illustrate concepts presented. At the end of each chapter, you will find a complete game that demonstrates the key ideas in the chapter, a summary of the chapter, and a set of challenges that tests your newfound knowledge. By the time you finish this book, you’ll be well versed in C++ and be able to apply the basic programming principles you’ve learned to the next programming language you tackle.

C++ programs to accompany programming logic and design

Author Jo Ann Smith
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Course Technology Cengage Learning

C++ PROGRAMS TO ACCOMPANY PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN is designed to be paired with the Fifth Edition of the highly successful Programming Logic and Design by Joyce Farrell. The two books together provide the perfect opportunity for those who want to learn the fundamentals of programming and also get a taste of an actual programming language. Users can discover how real C++ code behaves while remaining within the context of the traditional language-independent logic and design course.

Computer concepts : illustrated, 7th ed. [With CD-ROM]

Author June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Ojad
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Course Technology Cengage Learning

Ensure today’s most timely computer concepts are engaging and applicable with the integrated technology and proven visual approach found within Parsons/Oja’s COMPUTER CONCEPTS, ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTORY, 7E, ENHANCED. This new Enhanced Edition uses signature two-page spreads and more integrated technology than ever before to appeal to readers at all levels — whether they are new to computers or already computer “hotshots.” This edition’s visually intense layout incorporates a proven skill-building step-by-step approach that makes computer skills easy to understand and apply, no matter what the reader’s preferred learning style. New technology updates reflect the very latest technology developments to ensure the reader remains on the leading edge of computer progress today.

Recommended By Prof. Rommel Feria
Cocoa

Author Richard Wentk
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

This book covers all the major information you need to start developing dynamic applications for Mac OS X; Master all Cocoa tools, including Xcode and working with Objective-C; Includes full coverage of the Cocoa API, Xcode, and Objective-C, as well as programming for Apple’s latest OS X, Snow Leopard

Recommended By Prof. Rommel Feria
iPhone game development, 2nd ed.

Authors Chris Craft and Jamey McElveen
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

If you’ve always wanted to develop a cool iPhone game application and sell it for big bucks, this book is for you. iPhone Game Development covers all technical and commercial bases, from how to sign up for the Apple Development Program, master the development tools in the iPhone SDK, publish your game to the App Store, and convince people to buy it.

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