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Want to turn your mobile device into a musical instrument? Or equip your game with interactive audio, rather than canned samples? You can do it with Pure Data (Pd), an open source visual programming environment that lets you manipulate digital audio in real time. This concise book shows you how to use Pd--with help from the libpd library--as an easily embeddable and widely portable sound engine. Whether you're an audio developer looking to create musical apps with sophisticated audio capabilities, or an application developer ready to enhance mobile games with real-time procedural audio, Making Musical Apps introduces you to Pd and libpd, and provides hands-on instructions for creating musical apps for Android and iOS. Get a crash course in Pd, and discover how to generate and control sounds Learn how to create and deploy algorithmic compositions that react to a user's activity and environment Use Java or Objective-C to integrate Pd and libpd into mobile apps Learn the steps necessary to build libpd-based apps for Android and iOS
As a child, Ever Lee Hairston faced one disappointment after the other. A product of share-cropping parents and raised on one of the biggest plantations in the South, Ever allowed those disappointments to diminish her self-confidence and sully her self-esteem. Not to mention, that for years, the young Ever hid a terrible secret, which she hadn't told anyone - not her family, her friends, her teachers, and as she got older, even her employers. Ever Lee didn't want to accept that she was slowly losing her eyesight. As darkness began to envelop her, and inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , Ever eventually decided to stop feeling sorry for herself and face her fears. Through two turbulent marriages, a host of setbacks, and a life that was getting harder and harder to manage, Ever encountered defeats, but was determined not to be defeated. Now, decades after she lost her eyesight, her powerful story is one of inspiration and ambition. . . . and helping others realize their lives have purpose as they reach their full potential in spite of any obstacles in their paths.
There's nothing like a Miracle to make you see things clearly. . . Savannah Hudson always looked for a surprise from her husband, Sheldon, when he returned home from his travels. It was a tradition that began at the start of their twenty-three marriage. But when her husband returned from his latest trip, Savannah finds a surprise she never expected. One pretty red thong. Lots of questions. But before Savannah can get answers, her husband goes into cardiac arrest. Now, as Sheldon fights for his life, Savannah struggles to put her bitterness aside. As every female in his life becomes suspect, and Savannah finds herself questioning everything she's ever believed, a handsome doctor may be the only one that can help Savannah get through to the truth.
It's great to be young, brown and a girl. When you tap into the power of that dynamic combination you can be anything you want to be. When you're young, energy and excitement propels you forward. When you're a brown girl, in all our varying shades, you have strength because if you can walk boldly in that golden, God-given skin, you are fearless! Oh yes, no matter what comes your way, sadness or gladness, you can take bad and make it good and you can turn good times into great joys. Inside these pages are powerful poems that will ignite your soul and uplifting stories to motivate you to keep on keeping on. Whatever it is you want to be. . . this fun compilation piece was written to help you shine. Read it, let it motivate and encourage you and guide you on your journey as you discover the greatness in YOU!
Started from the bottom . . .Once hailed as the Queen of Philly's nightlife, Tiffany Johnson-Skinner now reigns as its prominent First Lady, standing proudly beside her husband, the charismatic Mayor, Malik Skinner.Tiffany is the first to admit that she doesn't have the perfect life, especially with the demands of her husband, caring for her young daughter, Nylah, and working with Blessed Babies, her budding charity. But since she once ruled the streets, Tiffany should have no problem ruling the city, right?Staying on top...When her husbands' arch nemesis, former District Attorney, Gregory D. Haney III, reappears, Tiffany may have to revert to some of her old ways to keep her happy life. Tiffany and Mr. Haney share a dark and storied past and Tiffany will stop at nothing to keep it buried before the secrets and lies destroy everything she's worked to build.In a riveting, sizzling page-turner, Brenda L. Thomas once again delivers a story of a woman intent on staying on top - no matter what it takes.
Create your own electronic devices with the popular IOIO ("yoyo") board, and control them with your Android phone or tablet. With this concise guide, you'll get started by building four example projects--after that, the possibilities for making your own fun and creative accessories with Android and IOIO are endless. To build Android/IOIO devices, you write the program on your computer, transfer it to your Android, and then communicate with the IOIO via a USB or Bluetooth connection. The IOIO board translates the program into action. This book provides the source code and step-by-step instructions you need to build the example projects. All you have to supply is the hardware. Learn your way around the IOIO and discover how it interacts with your Android Build an intruder alarm that sends a text message when it detects movement Make a temperature sensing device that logs readings on your Android Create a multicolor LED matrix that displays a Space Invader animation Build an IOIO-powered surveillance rover that you control with your Android Get the software and hardware requirements for creating your own Android/IOIO accessories
Want to build native Mac OS X applications with a sleek, developer-friendly alternative to Objective-C? MacRuby is an ideal choice. This in-depth guide shows you how Apple's implementation of Ruby gives you access to all the features available to Objective-C programmers. You'll get clear, detailed explanations of MacRuby, including quick programming techniques such as prototyping. Perfect for programmers at any level, this book is packed with code samples and complete project examples. If you use Ruby, you can tap your skills to take advantage of Interface Builder, Cocoa libraries, the Objective-C runtime, and more. If you're a Cocoa developer, you'll learn how to improve your productivity with MacRuby. Get up to speed on MacRuby basics, including classes and methods Learn how to use MacRuby with Apple's Xcode developer suite Delve into the primitive object classes and data types in Foundation Kit Build event-driven user interfaces with the AppKit framework Handle relational object persistence with the Core Data framework Use advanced MacRuby techniques, including concurrency and sandboxing Get examples for applications using Twitter and a location web service Embed MacRuby into existing Objective-C applications
Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning -- defining how the Web and web pages work -- and builds from there. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to create multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, and you'll know how to get your pages up on the Web.
Orchestrate change across server clusters in near realtime with MCollective, the framework that works in concert with Puppet, Chef, and other configuration management tools. Ideal for system administrators and operations or DevOps engineers at any level, this hands-on guide teaches you how to build and test a real installation of MCollective servers and clients in your environment.Learn how to build an entire installation by hand, know where every configuration file lives, and understand every configuration parameter and what it means. Whether you manage a small environment or one that's immense in scale, this book shows you how to orchestrate specific actions faster and better than you do now.Tour MCollective's architecture, backbone, transport, and security controlsConfigure MCollective components to match your production environmentCreate and use collectives to handle thousands of remote MCollective agentsUse ActiveMQ Network of Brokers to resolve multi-site or redundancy requirementsLearn how to use community-built client and agent plugins, with concrete examplesCreate your own server and client plugins to perform a variety of actionsLearn recommended best practices for using MCollective
How do you develop products that people will actually use and buy? This practical guide shows you how to validate product and company ideas through customer development research--before you waste months and millions on a product or service that no one needs or wants.With a combination of open-ended interviewing and fast and flexible research techniques, you'll learn how your prospective customers behave, the problems they need to solve, and what frustrates and delights them. These insights may shake your assumptions, but they'll help you reach the "ah-ha!" moments that inspire truly great products.Validate or invalidate your hypothesis by talking to the right peopleLearn how to conduct successful customer interviews play-by-playDetect a customer's behaviors, pain points, and constraintsTurn interview insights into Minimum Viable Products to validate what customers will use and buyAdapt customer development strategies for large companies, conservative industries, and existing products
<p>Enter a bright new world of entertainment with Amazon’s red hot tablet. This guide lights the way with lots of illustrations and step-by-step instructions for browsing the Web, emailing, playing games, and viewing books, movies, and magazines in blazing color. Learn how to manage your media library on the Fire and in the cloud—and where to find the coolest apps. Everything you need is right here.</p>
<p><i>High Performance MySQL</i> teaches you advanced techniques in depth so you can bring out MySQL's full power. Learn how to design schemas, indexes, queries, and advanced MySQL features for maximum performance, and get detailed guidance for tuning your MySQL server, operating system, and hardware to their fullest potential. You'll also learn practical, safe, high-performance ways to scale your applications with replication, load balancing, high availability, and failover.</p>
This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, AdMob, Pinterest, and many others.Hello, Startup is a practical, how-to guide that consists of three parts: Products, Technologies, and Teams. Although at its core, this is a book for programmers, by programmers, only Part II (Technologies) is significantly technical, while the rest should be accessible to technical and non-technical audiences alike.If you're at all interested in startups--whether you're a programmer at the beginning of your career, a seasoned developer bored with large company politics, or a manager looking to motivate your engineers--this book is for you.
Author Siarto, an experienced WordPress user and web designer, unlocks the mysteries of the WordPress platform in this well-illustrated reference. The author uses a conversational and frequently humorous approach to demonstrate how to customize blogs with URLs and templates, how to embed video and audio, support several authors, set up podcasts, cache pages for a faster website, avoid hackers, and manage websites with WordPress. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
You want to learn C# programming, but you're not sure you want to suffer through another tedious technical book. You're in luck: Head First C# introduces this language in a fun, visual way. You'll quickly learn everything from creating your first program to learning sophisticated coding skills with C# 5.0, Visual Studio 2012, and the .NET 4.5 Framework, while avoiding common errors that frustrate many students. The third edition offers several hands-on labs along the way to help you build and test programs using skills you've learned up to that point. In the final lab, you'll put everything together. From objects to garbage collection and from exceptions to interactions, you'll learn C# in a way that engages and entertains your brain. Here are a few of the topics you'll learn: Start by building a useful application with pre-built components in Visual Studio 2012 Discover how objects work, using real-world examples Store numbers, text, and other basic data types using primitives Save complex data in files and databases with great C# tools Build intuitive and easy-to-use interfaces by following simple rules Design your code to catch exceptions--things you don't expect Develop good programming habits, such as refactoring code and applying unit tests Learn how web services put your programs in touch with the rest of the world Make it easy for other people to install your software
Discover how Apache Hadoop can unleash the power of your data. This comprehensive resource shows you how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with the Hadoop framework -- an open source implementation of MapReduce, the algorithm on which Google built its empire. Programmers will find details for analyzing datasets of any size, and administrators will learn how to set up and run Hadoop clusters. This revised edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including new features such as Hive, Sqoop, and Avro. It also provides illuminating case studies that illustrate how Hadoop is used to solve specific problems. Looking to get the most out of your data? This is your book. Use the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for storing large datasets, then run distributed computations over those datasets with MapReduce Become familiar with Hadoop's data and I/O building blocks for compression, data integrity, serialization, and persistence Discover common pitfalls and advanced features for writing real-world MapReduce programs Design, build, and administer a dedicated Hadoop cluster, or run Hadoop in the cloud Use Pig, a high-level query language for large-scale data processing Analyze datasets with Hive, Hadoop's data warehousing system Take advantage of HBase, Hadoop's database for structured and semi-structured data Learn ZooKeeper, a toolkit of coordination primitives for building distributed systems "Now you have the opportunity to learn about Hadoop from a master -- not only of the technology, but also of common sense and plain talk." --Doug Cutting, Cloudera
<p>If you’ve been tasked with the job of maintaining large and complex Hadoop clusters, or are about to be, this book is a must. You’ll learn the particulars of Hadoop operations, from planning, installing, and configuring the system to providing ongoing maintenance.</p>
<p>Based on unique and previously undocumented research, this book by noted forensic expert Jonathan Zdziarski shows the numerous weaknesses that exist in typical iPhone and iPad apps. Zdziarski shows finance companies, large institutions and others where the exploitable flaws lie in their code, and in this book he will show you as well, in a clear, direct, and immediately applicable style.</p>
Discover how graph databases can help you manage and query highly connected data. With this practical book, you'll learn how to design and implement a graph database that brings the power of graphs to bear on a broad range of problem domains. Whether you want to speed up your response to user queries or build a database that can adapt as your business evolves, this book shows you how to apply the schema-free graph model to real-world problems. Learn how different organizations are using graph databases to outperform their competitors. With this book's data modeling, query, and code examples, you'll quickly be able to implement your own solution. Model data with the Cypher query language and property graph model Learn best practices and common pitfalls when modeling with graphs Plan and implement a graph database solution in test-driven fashion Explore real-world examples to learn how and why organizations use a graph database Understand common patterns and components of graph database architecture Use analytical techniques and algorithms to mine graph database information
If you want to gain more control over your social networking activities with Google+, this jargon-free guide helps you quickly master the ins and outs of the site. Learn how to organize your contacts, hold video chats with as many as ten people, and determine exactly who may learn what about you. With this book, you'll navigate Google+ with ease. The important stuff you need to know Massage your profile. Control what the public, specific groups, or certain individuals can see about you. Move in the right circles. Assign folks to different groups and share the right stuff with the right people. Jump into streams. Get all the updates, pictures, and links from people you know. Host hangouts. Organize and attend group video chats. View and share photos. Make them available to whomever you like--whether or not they're Google+ members. Get notifications. Monitor what others do (and share about you) on Google+. Go mobile. Use Google+ on your Android, iPhone, or mobile web browser.
<p>Even as data is turning the world upside down, the next revolution is taking shape: realtime data analysis. Data tools like Hadoop are batch-oriented; they're good at taking a set of data, analyzing it, and giving you the result later. But these tools are not particularly good at handling streaming data: data that is constantly arriving, and results that are changing as fast as the data arrives. Storm is a new tool that solves that problem. This book gets you started with it.</p>
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