Professional Android 4 Application Development

By Reto Meier

Developers, construct cellular Android apps utilizing Android 4

The fast-growing approval for Android smartphones and pills creates a big possibilities for builders. in case you are an skilled developer, you can begin growing powerful cellular Android apps instantly with this specialist advisor to Android four software improvement. Written through considered one of Google's lead Android developer advocates, this sensible booklet walks you thru a chain of hands-on initiatives that illustrate the gains of the Android SDK. that incorporates all of the new APIs brought in Android three and four, together with construction for pills, utilizing the motion Bar, wireless Direct, NFC Beam, and more.

  • Shows skilled builders the best way to create cellular purposes for Android smartphones and tablets
  • Revised and elevated to hide all of the Android SDK releases together with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), together with all up to date APIs, and the most recent adjustments to the Android platform.
  • Explains new and improved gains akin to drag and drop, fragments, the motion bar, better multitouch aid, new environmental sensor aid, significant advancements to the animation framework, and a number of new communications thoughts together with NFC and wireless direct.
  • Provides useful tips on publishing and advertising and marketing your functions, top practices for person event, and more

This e-book is helping you learn how to grasp the layout, lifecycle, and UI of an Android app via useful routines, that you would be able to then use as a foundation for constructing your personal Android apps.

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Real-World Solutions for Developing High-Quality PHP Frameworks and Applications

By Sebastian Bergmann

Learn to boost fine quality purposes and frameworks in PHP

Packed with in-depth info and step by step advice, this publication escorts you thru the method of making, conserving and increasing sustainable software program of top quality with Hypertext Preprocessor. World-renowned Hypertext Preprocessor specialists current real-world case experiences for constructing fine quality functions and frameworks in Hypertext Preprocessor which can simply be tailored to altering company necessities. . they give diverse ways to fixing  commonplace improvement and caliber coverage difficulties that each developer must be aware of and master.

  • Details the method for developing top of the range Hypertext Preprocessor frameworks and functions that could simply be tailored to altering company requirements
  • Covers the making plans, execution, and automation of checks for the several layers and degrees of an online application
  • Demonstrates tips to identify a profitable improvement process
  • Shares real-world case reviews from famous businesses and their personal home page experts

With this publication, you’ll learn how to advance top of the range Hypertext Preprocessor frameworks and purposes which can simply be maintained with moderate rate and effort.

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Database of Piano Chords: An Engineering View of Harmony

By Ana M. Barbancho, Isabel Barbancho, Lorenzo J. Tardón, Emilio Molina

Database of Piano Chords: An Engineering View of concord features a distinctive database of piano chords built completely for track study reasons, and descriptions the foremost merits to utilizing this dataset to additional one’s examine. The publication additionally describes the actual bases of the occidental song chords and the impact utilized in the detection and transcription of the track, permitting researchers to in detail comprehend the development of every occidental chord. the web database comprises greater than 275,000 chords with diversified levels of polyphony and with various taking part in types. jointly, the database and the booklet are a useful device for researchers during this box.

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Glass Houses: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World

A chilling and revelatory appraisal of the recent faces of espionage and conflict at the electronic battleground

Shortly after 11th of September, Joel Brenner entered the interior sanctum of yank espionage, first because the inspector basic of the nationwide protection business enterprise, then because the head of counterintelligence for the director of nationwide Intelligence. He observed at shut variety the battleground on which adversaries are attacking us: cyberspace.

Like the remainder of us, governments and firms inhabit “glass houses,” all yet obvious to a brand new iteration of spies who function remotely from such locations as China, the center East, Russia, or even France. during this pressing take-heed call, Brenner attracts on his notable history to teach what we can—and cannot—do to avoid cyber spies and hackers from compromising our safety and stealing our newest know-how.

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SciFi Now, Issue 99 (2014)

The award-winning SciFi now could be the final word per month consultant science-fiction and delusion. delivering particular behind-the-scenes good points, on-set experiences, A-list interviews and extra, the journal supplies readers necessary perception into the ever-changing undefined. each factor additionally features a specified unfashionable sci-fi part devoted to the easiest and infrequently worst motion pictures and indicates of sci-fi previous in addition to a bit committed fullyyt to some of the best in SF literature making SciFiNow the best option for a person who’s ever desired to wield a lightsaber.

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Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

“[An] crucial booklet… it truly is required examining as we heavily interact the most very important debates of our time.”—Sherry Turkle, writer of Reclaiming dialog: the facility of speak in a electronic Age

From drones to Mars rovers—an exploration of the main leading edge use of robots this present day and a provocative argument for the the most important position of people in our more and more technological future.
In Our Robots, Ourselves, David Mindell bargains a desirable behind-the-scenes examine the innovative of robotics this day, debunking in general held myths and exploring the speedily altering relationships among people and machines.
Drawing on firsthand adventure, large interviews, and the most recent study from MIT and in different places, Mindell takes us to severe environments—high surroundings, deep ocean, and outer space—to exhibit the place the main complex robotics exist already. In those environments, scientists use robots to find new information regarding historic civilizations, to map the various world’s biggest geological beneficial properties, or even to “commute” to Mars to behavior day-by-day experiments. yet those instruments of air, sea, and area additionally forecast the risks, moral quandaries, and unintentional effects of a destiny within which robotics and automation suffuse our daily lives.
Mindell argues that the stark traces we’ve drawn among human and never human, handbook and automatic, aren’t worthwhile for realizing our courting with robotics. Brilliantly researched and accessibly written, Our Robots, Ourselves clarifies misconceptions in regards to the self sufficient robotic, providing as an alternative a hopeful message approximately what he calls “rich human presence” on the middle of the technological panorama we're now growing.  

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Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

By Douglas Rushkoff

The debate over no matter if the web is sweet or undesirable for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. yet for the entire warmth of declare and counter-claim, the argument is largely inappropriate: It’s right here; it’s all over. the true query is, will we direct know-how, or will we allow ourselves be directed by means of it and those that have mastered it? “Choose the former,” writes Rushkoff, “and you achieve entry to the keep an eye on panel of civilization. select the latter, and it may be the final actual selection you get to make.”

In ten chapters, composed of ten “commands” observed by way of unique illustrations from comedian artist Leland Purvis, Rushkoff presents cyber fanatics and technophobes alike with the tips to navigate this new universe.

In this lively, available poetics of latest media, Rushkoff alternatives up the place Marshall McLuhan left off, supporting readers come to acknowledge programming because the new literacy of the electronic age––and as a template in which to work out past social conventions and tool constructions that experience vexed us for hundreds of years. this can be a pleasant little ebook with an important and actionable message.

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A Practical Guide to TPM 2.0: Using the Trusted Platform Module in the New Age of Security

By Will Arthur, David Challener, Kenneth Goldman

A pragmatic consultant to TPM 2.0: utilizing the depended on Platform Module within the New Age of defense is a straight-forward primer for builders. It exhibits defense and TPM innovations, demonstrating their utilization in genuine purposes that the reader can try out out.

Simply placed, this ebook is designed to empower and excite the programming neighborhood to move out and do cool issues with the TPM. The procedure is to ramp the reader up speedy and retain their curiosity. a pragmatic advisor to TPM 2.0: utilizing the depended on Platform Module within the New Age of safeguard explains safeguard thoughts, describes TPM 2.0 structure, and offers coding examples in parallel starting with extremely simple ideas and straightforward code to hugely complicated innovations and code.

The ebook contains entry to a stay execution setting (secure, hosted virtualization) and genuine code examples to get readers up and chatting with the TPM speedy. The authors then aid the clients extend on that with genuine examples of worthwhile apps utilizing the TPM.

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