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Making Musical Apps

by Peter Brinkmann

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

Blind Ambition

by Ever Lee Hairston

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.

Touched By An Angel

by Victoria Christopher Murray Princess F. L. Gooden

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.

Anything I Wanna Be

by Gloria Clark Sydni Moore

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!

Woman on Top

by Brenda L. Thomas

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.

Making Android Accessories with IOIO

by Simon Monk

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

MacRuby: The Definitive Guide

by Matt Aimonetti

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

Learning Web Design, Third Edition

by Jennifer Niederst Robbins

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.

Learning Web App Development

by Semmy Purewal

Grasp the fundamentals of web application development by building a simple database-backed app from scratch, using HTML, JavaScript, and other open source tools. Through hands-on tutorials, this practical guide shows inexperienced web app developers how to create a user interface, write a server, build client-server communication, and use a cloud-based service to deploy the application.Each chapter includes practice problems, full examples, and mental models of the development workflow. Ideal for a college-level course, this book helps you get started with web app development by providing you with a solid grounding in the process.Set up a basic workflow with a text editor, version control system, and web browserStructure a user interface with HTML, and include styles with CSSUse JQuery and JavaScript to add interactivity to your applicationLink the client to the server with AJAX, JavaScript objects, and JSONLearn the basics of server-side programming with Node.jsStore data outside your application with Redis and MongoDBShare your application by uploading it to the cloud with CloudFoundryGet basic tips for writing maintainable code on both client and server

Learning React Native

by Bonnie Eisenman

Get a practical introduction to React Native, the JavaScript framework for writing and deploying fully featured mobile apps that look and feel native. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to build applications that target iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms instead of browsers. You'll also discover how to access platform features such as the camera, user location, and local storage.With code examples and step-by-step instructions, author Bonnie Eisenman shows web developers and frontend engineers how to build and style interfaces, use mobile components, and debug and deploy apps. Along the way, you'll build several increasingly sophisticated sample apps with React Native before putting everything together at the end.Learn how React Native provides an interface to native UI componentsExamine how the framework uses native components analogous to HTML elementsCreate and style your own React Native components and applicationsInstall modules for APIs and features not supported by the frameworkGet tools for debugging your code, and for handling issues outside of JavaScriptPut it all together with the Zebreto effective-memorization flashcard appDeploy apps to the iOS App Store and Google's Play Store

Learning MCollective

by Jo Rhett

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

Lean Customer Development

by Cindy Alvarez

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

Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual

by Peter Meyers

<p>Enter a bright new world of entertainment with Amazon&#8217;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&#8212;and where to find the coolest apps. Everything you need is right here.</p>

JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual

by David Sawyer Mcfarland

JavaScript lets you supercharge your HTML with animation, interactivity, and visual effects--but many web designers find the language hard to learn. This jargon-free guide covers JavaScript basics and shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery library of prewritten JavaScript code. You'll soon be building web pages that feel and act like desktop programs, without having to do much programming. The important stuff you need to know: Make your pages interactive. Create JavaScript events that react to visitor actions. Use animations and effects. Build drop-down navigation menus, pop-ups, automated slideshows, and more. Improve your user interface. Learn how the pros make websites fun and easy to use. Collect data with web forms. Create easy-to-use forms that ensure more accurate visitor responses. Add a dash of Ajax. Enable your web pages to communicate with a web server without a page reload. Practice with living examples. Get step-by-step tutorials for web projects you can build yourself.

High Performance MySQL

by Baron Schwartz Peter Zaitsev Vadim Tkachenko

<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>

Hello, Startup

by Yevgeniy Brikman

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.

Head First WordPress

by Jeff Siarto

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)

Head First C#

by Jennifer Greene Andrew Stellman

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

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

by Tom White

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

Hadoop Operations

by Eric Sammer

<p>If you&#8217;ve been tasked with the job of maintaining large and complex Hadoop clusters, or are about to be, this book is a must. You&#8217;ll learn the particulars of Hadoop operations, from planning, installing, and configuring the system to providing ongoing maintenance.</p>

Hacking and Securing iOS Applications

by Jonathan Zdziarski

<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>

Graph Databases

by Jim Webber Ian Robinson Emil Eifrem

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

Google+: The Missing Manual

by Kevin Purdy

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.

Google Script: Enterprise Application Essentials

by James Ferreira

How can you extend Google Apps to fit your organization's needs? This concise guide shows you how to use Google Scripts, the JavaScript-based language that provides a complete web-based development platform--with no downloads, configuration, or compiling required. You'll learn how to add functionality to Gmail, spreadsheets, and other Google services, or build data-driven apps that run from a spreadsheet, in a browser window, or within a Google Site. If you have some Java experience, getting started with Google Scripts is easy. Through code examples and step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to build applications that authenticate users, display custom data from a spreadsheet, send emails, and many more tasks. Learn Google Script's built-in debugger, script manager, and other features Create a user interface as a pop-up window, a web page, or a Google Sites gadget Use data objects and CSS to build effective product pages Automatically generate web forms from key values you specify in your Google Docs Create a database UI that works as a mobile app and Google Site gadget Use Google Docs and Gmail to create a document revision workflow

Getting Started with Storm

by Jonathan Leibiusky Gabriel Eisbruch Dario Simonassi

<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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