Computers

Head First Android Development

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Dawn Griffiths,David Griffiths

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449362141

Category: Computers

Page: 734

View: 7456

What will you learn from this book? If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this book will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You’ll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design interfaces, create a database, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It’s like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need is some Java know-how to get started. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
Computers

Head First Android Development

Author: Dawn Griffiths,David Griffiths

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449362168

Category: Computers

Page: 734

View: 8369

What will you learn from this book? If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this book will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You’ll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design interfaces, create a database, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It’s like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need is some Java know-how to get started. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
Computers

Head First Android Development

Author: Dawn Griffiths,David Griffiths

Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (March 25, 2012)

ISBN: 1449362184

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 2310

Head First Android cuts through the fog of dozens of components, hundreds of API calls and focuses on the core skills you need. Do you want a book that is more than simply a reproduction of the online documentation? A book that is more like a course, taking you step-by-step through the development of real applications, just as if an experienced Android developer was sitting right next to you? This book teaches Android development by getting you to do Android development. In a succession of steadily more advanced chapters we take you from creating your first Android app, through to: Integrating apps with databasesDesigning interfaces rationallyConnecting your app to the networkIntegrating with third-party apps
Computers

Head First Python

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Paul Barry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491919493

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 6633

Want to learn the Python language without slogging your way through how-to manuals? With Head First Python, you’ll quickly grasp Python’s fundamentals, working with the built-in data structures and functions. Then you’ll move on to building your very own webapp, exploring database management, exception handling, and data wrangling. If you’re intrigued by what you can do with context managers, decorators, comprehensions, and generators, it’s all here. This second edition is a complete learning experience that will help you become a bonafide Python programmer in no time. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Pythonuses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
Computers

Head First Java

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Kathy Sierra,Bert Bates

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449331440

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 840

Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn't always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you're forced to study. The fact is your brain craves novelty. It's constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that's the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the routine, ordinary, dull stuff and filters it to the background so it won't interfere with your brain's real work--recording things that matter. How does your brain know what matters? It's like the creators of the Head First approach say, suppose you're out for a hike and a tiger jumps in front of you, what happens in your brain? Neurons fire. Emotions crank up. Chemicals surge. That's how your brain knows. And that's how your brain will learn Java. Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It's fast, it's fun, and it's effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI. And the new. second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java language and development platform. Because Java 5.0 is a major update to the platform, with deep, code-level changes, even more careful study and implementation is required. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. You'll see why people say it's unlike any other Java book you've ever read. By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Java compresses the time it takes to learn and retain--complex information. Its unique approach not only shows you what you need to know about Java syntax, it teaches you to think like a Java programmer. If you want to be bored, buy some other book. But if you want to understand Java, this book's for you.
Computers

Head First JavaScript

Author: Michael Morrison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449368573

Category: Computers

Page: 652

View: 5973

So you're ready to make the leap from writing HTML and CSS web pages to creating dynamic web applications. You want to take your web skills to the next level. And you're finally ready to add "programmer" to the resume. It sounds like you're ready to learn the Web's hottest programming language: JavaScript. Head First JavaScript is your ticket to going beyond copying and pasting the code from someone else's web site, and writing your own interactive web pages. With Head First JavaScript, you learn: The basics of programming, from variables to types to looping How the web browser runs your code, and how you can talk to the browser with your code Why you'll never have to worry about casting, overloading, or polymorphism when you're writing JavaScript code How to use the Document Object Model to change your web pages without making your users click buttons If you've ever read a Head First book, you know what to expect -- a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. Head First JavaScript is no exception. It starts where HTML and CSS leave off, and takes you through your first program into more complex programming concepts -- like working directly with the web browser's object model and writing code that works on all modern browsers. Don't be intimidated if you've never written a line of code before! In typical Head First style, Head First JavaScript doesn't skip steps, and we're not interested in having you cut and paste code. You'll learn JavaScript, understand it, and have a blast along the way. So get ready... dynamic and exciting web pages are just pages away.
Computers

Head First C

Author: David Griffiths,Dawn Griffiths

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449335659

Category: Computers

Page: 632

View: 9202

Learn key topics such as language basics, pointers and pointer arithmetic, dynamic memory management, multithreading, and network programming. Learn how to use the compiler, the make tool, and the archiver.
Computers

Head First HTML and CSS

A Learner's Guide to Creating Standards-Based Web Pages

Author: Elisabeth Robson,Eric Freeman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449324495

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 7939

Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay--we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999--but if you're going to create web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS. Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet. With Head First HTML, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML and CSS into your brain in a way that sticks. So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin.
Computers

Head First Servlets and JSP

Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam

Author: Bryan Basham,Kathy Sierra,Bert Bates

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596522266

Category: Computers

Page: 911

View: 4622

Looking to study up for the new J2EE 1.5 Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) exam? This book will get you way up to speed on the technology you'll know it so well, in fact, that you can pass the brand new J2EE 1.5 exam. If that's what you want to do, that is. Maybe you don't care about the exam, but need to use servlets and JSPs in your next project. You're working on a deadline. You're over the legal limit for caffeine. You can't waste your time with a book that makes sense only AFTER you're an expert (or worse, one that puts you to sleep). Learn how to write servlets and JSPs, what makes a web container tick (and what ticks it off), how to use JSP's Expression Language (EL for short), and how to write deployment descriptors for your web applications. Master the c:out tag, and get a handle on exactly what's changed since the older J2EE 1.4 exam. You don't just pass the new J2EE 1.5 SCWCD exam, you'll understand this stuff and put it to work immediately. Head First Servlets and JSP doesn't just give you a bunch of facts to memorize; it drives knowledge straight into your brain. You'll interact with servlets and JSPs in ways that help you learn quickly and deeply. And when you're through with the book, you can take a brand-new mock exam, created specifically to simulate the real test-taking experience.
Computers

Android Programming

The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Author: Bill Phillips,Chris Stewart,Kristin Marsicano

Publisher: Pearson Technology Group

ISBN: 0134706072

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 1776

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 3/e is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience. Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android bootcamps, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.4 (KitKat) through Android 7.0 (Nougat) and beyond. Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.
Computers

Head First Android Development

Author: Jonathan Simon

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781449393304

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 4644

Android devices are stealing market share from the iPhone with dramatic speed, and you have a killer app idea. Where to begin? Head First Android Development will help you get your first application up and running in no time with the Android SDK and Eclipse plug-in. You'll learn how to design for devices with a variety of different screen sizes and resolutions, along with mastering core programming and design principles that will make your app stand out. Whether you're a seasoned iPhone developer who wants to jump into the the Android Market, or someone with previous programming skills but no mobile apps in your resume, this book offers a complete learning experience for creating eye-catching, top-selling Android applications. You'll learn how to: Install the Android SDK and Eclipse plug-in and get started building apps Add buttons, edit text fields, and build your own navigation options in the Android menu Customize the look of your app with theming and adding image resources Use Android's content provider mechanism to add images and contact information to an app, and establish permissions for their use Work with the Android devices' camera, GPS, and accelerometer Experiment with different Android emulator configurations to simulate different devices with a variety of screen sizes Optimize, test, and distribute your application in the Android Market We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.
Computers

Head First Software Development

Author: Dan Pilone,Russ Miles

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596527357

Category: Computers

Page: 459

View: 2120

Provides information on successful software development, covering such topics as customer requirements, task estimates, principles of good design, dealing with source code, system testing, and handling bugs.

Programming the Mobile Web

Reaching Users on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and more

Author: Maximiliano Firtman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449335624

Category:

Page: 774

View: 3298

With the second edition of this popular book, you’ll learn how to build HTML5 and CSS3-based apps that access geolocation, accelerometer, multi-touch screens, offline storage, and other features in today’s smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. The market for mobile apps continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, and this book is the most complete reference available for the mobile web. Author and mobile development expert Maximiliano Firtman shows you how to develop a standard app core that you can extend to work with specific devices. This updated edition covers many recent advances in mobile development, including responsive web design techniques, offline storage, mobile design patterns, and new mobile browsers, platforms, and hardware APIs. Learn the particulars and pitfalls of building mobile websites and apps with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and responsive techniques Create effective user interfaces for touch devices and different resolution displays Understand variations among iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Firefox OS, and other mobile platforms Bypass the browser to create native web apps, ebooks, and PhoneGap applications Build apps for browsers and online retailers such as the App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Store, and App World
Computers

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484200195

Category: Computers

Page: 712

View: 3530

Anybody can start building multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Now updated to include both Android 4.4 and the new Android L, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Third Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible This book covers both Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, but is also backwards compatible to cover the previous Android releases since Android 1.5.
Mathematics

Head First 2D Geometry

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Stray (Lindsey Fallow),Dawn Griffiths

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449389104

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 3313

Presents the basic principles of planar geometry in easy-to-understand terms, including information on polygons, triangle properties, and the Pythagorean Theorem. --
Computers

Head First PMP

A Learner's Companion to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam

Author: Jennifer Greene,Andrew Stellman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1492029599

Category: Computers

Page: 928

View: 9912

What will you learn from this book? Head First PMP teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide in a unique and inspiring way. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management. By putting PMP concepts into context, you’ll be able to understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used Head First PMP as their sole source for passing the PMP exam. This book will help you: Learn PMP’s underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First PMP uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
Computers

Head First Kotlin

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Dawn Griffiths,David Griffiths

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781491996690

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 7672

What will you learn from this book? Learn the Kotlin programming language, and understand how to be a great Kotlin developer. Supported for the use on the Android Operating System, Kotlin is a statically-typed language runs on the Java virtual machine and can be compiled to JavaScript source code. This practical book helps you learn language fundamentals; use classes and objects including interfaces, inheritance, and delegation; and create basic Kotlin programs. You'll also be introduced to advanced concepts such as generics and lambdas. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Ruby uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
Computers

Head First C#

Author: Andrew Stellman,Jennifer Greene

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449380344

Category: Computers

Page: 797

View: 8206

This book covers C♯ & .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010, and teaches everything from inheritance to serialization.--[book cover].
Computers

Core J2EE Patterns

Best Practices and Design Strategies

Author: Deepak Alur,John Crupi,Dan Malks

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131422469

Category: Computers

Page: 650

View: 816

Explains how to leverage Java's architecture and mechanisms to design enterprise applications and considers code modularity, nonduplication, network efficiency, maintainability, and reusability.
Mathematics

Head First Statistics

Author: Dawn Griffiths

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059680086X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 716

View: 5068

Wouldn't it be great if there were a statistics book that made histograms, probability distributions, and chi square analysis more enjoyable than going to the dentist? Head First Statistics brings this typically dry subject to life, teaching you everything you want and need to know about statistics through engaging, interactive, and thought-provoking material, full of puzzles, stories, quizzes, visual aids, and real-world examples. Whether you're a student, a professional, or just curious about statistical analysis, Head First's brain-friendly formula helps you get a firm grasp of statistics so you can understand key points and actually use them. Learn to present data visually with charts and plots; discover the difference between taking the average with mean, median, and mode, and why it's important; learn how to calculate probability and expectation; and much more. Head First Statistics is ideal for high school and college students taking statistics and satisfies the requirements for passing the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. With this book, you'll: Study the full range of topics covered in first-year statistics Tackle tough statistical concepts using Head First's dynamic, visually rich format proven to stimulate learning and help you retain knowledge Explore real-world scenarios, ranging from casino gambling to prescription drug testing, to bring statistical principles to life Discover how to measure spread, calculate odds through probability, and understand the normal, binomial, geometric, and Poisson distributions Conduct sampling, use correlation and regression, do hypothesis testing, perform chi square analysis, and more Before you know it, you'll not only have mastered statistics, you'll also see how they work in the real world. Head First Statistics will help you pass your statistics course, and give you a firm understanding of the subject so you can apply the knowledge throughout your life.