Presentation Zen Design
Creating and delivering a successful presentation today often means breaking through the noise and allowing your audience to focus on you and your message. You can have a great impact using simple design choices in your presentations but you just need to know where to start. Here to guide you on your journey is best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds, whose design wisdom and advice will open your eyes and give you new ways to look at your slides. Filled with practical insights and plenty of examples, you’ll learn how to design effective presentations that contain text, data, color, images, and video. Once the design guidelines are established, you will benefit from Garr’s years of experience as a master presenter and learn how you can achieve an overall harmony and balance using the powerful tenet of simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.
Pro Android C with the NDK
Android is one of the major players in the mobile phone market. Android is a mobile platform that is built on the top of Linux operating system. The native-code support on Android offers endless opportunities to application developers, not limited the functionality that is provided by Android framework. Pro Android C++ with the NDK is an advanced tutorial and professional reference for today's more sophisticated app developers now porting, developing or employing C++ and other native code to integrate into the Android platform to run sophisticated native apps and better performing apps in general. Using a game app case study, this book explores tools for troubleshooting, debugging, analyzing memory issues, unit testing, unit test code coverage, performance measurement, on native applications, as well as integrating the Android NDK toolchain into existing Autoconf, Makefile, CMake, or JAM based build systems. Pro Android C++ with the NDK also covers the following: · The Android platform, and getting up to speed with the Android NDK, and exploring the APIs that are provided in native space. An overview of Java Native Interface (JNI), and auto-generating JNI code through Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator (SWIG). An introduction to Bionic API, native networking. native multithreading, and the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) support. Native graphics and sound using JNI Graphics, OpenGL ES, and OpenSL ES. Debugging and troubleshooting native applications using Logging, GNU Debugger (GDB), Eclipse Debugger, Valgrind, strace, and other tools. Profiling native code using GProf to identify performance bottlenecks, and NEON/SIMD optimization from an advanced perspective, with tips and recommendations.
Flex 3 Cookbook
The best way to showcase a powerful new technology is to demonstrate its real-world results, and that's exactly what this new Cookbook does with Adobe Flex 3. Wide ranging and highly practical, Flex 3 Cookbook contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. You'll find everything from Flex basics, to solutions for working with visual components and data access, to tips on application development, unit testing, and using Adobe AIR. You also get ideas from the development community. Through its Flex Cookbook website (www.adobe.com/devnet/), Adobe invited Flex developers to post their own solutions for working with this technology, and from hundreds of posts, the authors chose the best and most useful solutions to supplement Flex 3 Cookbook. Each recipe inside provides a solution to a common problem, explains how and why it works, and offers sample code that you can put to use immediately. Topics include: Containers and dialogues Working with Text Data driven components DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid ItemRenderers and Editors Images, bitmaps, videos, and sounds CSS, styling, and skinning States and effects Working with Collections, arrays, and DataProviders Using DataBinding Validation, formatting, and regular expressions Using Charts and data visualization Services and Data Access Using RSLs and Modules Working with Adobe AIR Whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology, you'll discover how to get quick results with Flex 3 using the recipes in this Cookbook. It's an ideal way to jumpstart your next web application.
Just Like Heaven
Arthur falls in love with Laura, the young woman he discovers in the closet of his San Francisco apartment whom only he can see, after she informs him that her body is in a coma across town, and when doctors prepare to end Lauren's medical care, it is up to Arthur to preserve their magical bond. Originally published as If Only It Were True. Reissue. (A DreamWorks Pictures film, releasing Fall 2005, starring Reese Witherspoon & Mark Ruffalo) (General Fiction)
Critical Testing Processes
* *A must-read for software testers from a noted software testing guru *Examples, specifics, and a running case study bring the content to life *Separates software test processes into three categories: routing, highly-visible, and mission-critical
Adobe AIR in Action
Pro Android is the first book to include coverage of Google Android 1.5 SDK (including the branch formerly called Cupcake). This essential book covers the fundamentals of building applications for embedded devices thru through to advanced concepts, such as custom 3D components. Takes a pragmatic approach to developing Google Android applications. Examines the Android Virtual Device; the Input-Method Framework, special development considerations for touch screen vs. keyboard/traditional input, Voice Recognition, and Live Folders, Covers the Android media APIs (media APIs, Wi-Fi APIs, etc), including the new simplified OpenGL, improved media framework and more. With Android 1.5 and this book that includes Android 1.5 coverage, developers should will be able to build leading-edge mobile applications ranging from games to Google Apps like add-ons to Google Docs and more—no matter the device interface. Extend and run APIs of the Google Chrome browser/WebOS on G1, G2 and other forthcoming next-generation Google phones and other Android-enabled devices and netbooks. What you’ll learn What is Android and how to use Android to build Java-based mobile applications for Google phones with touch screen or keyboard, thanks to Cupcake's inclusion as of Android 1.5. Create applications that run on either or both touch and keyboard screens. How to design and architect a variety of mobile phone and device applications using Google's Android SDK. Build multimedia and even game applications using Android's Media APIs, improved media framework and simplified OpenGL. How to use Android's location-based services, networking (Wi-Fi APIs) and security. Who this book is for This book is for professional software engineers/programmers looking to move their ideas and applications into the mobile space with Android. The author assumes the reader has a passable understanding of Java. They should be able to write classes and handle basic inheritance structures. This book also targets hobbyist developers looking to get their feet wet in the complex minefield of mobile software. Table of Contents Introducing the Android Computing Platform Getting Your Feet Wet Using Resources, Content Providers, and Intents Building User Interfaces and Using Controls Working with Menus and Dialogs Unveiling 2D Animation Exploring Security and Location-Based Services Building and Consuming Services Using the Media Framework and Telephony APIs Programming 3D Graphics with OpenGL Managing and Organizing Preferences Coming to Grips with 1.5 Simplifying OpenGL and Exploring Live Folders
Glued to Games
With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, "Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound" brings something new to the discussion. It is the first truly balanced research-based analysis on the games and gamers, addressing both the positive and negative aspects of habitual playing by drawing on significant recent studies and established motivational theory. Filled with examples from popular games and the real experiences of gamers themselves, "Glued to Games" gets to the heart of gaming's powerful psychological and emotional allure--the benefits as well as the dangers. It gives everyone from researchers to parents to gamers themselves a clearer understanding the psychology of gaming, while offering prescriptions for healthier, more enjoyable games and gaming experiences.
Body and Building
Essays on the changing relationship of the human body and architecture.
Professional Adobe Flex 2
Market_Desc: Application programmers, web developers looking to leverage the Flex 2 platform and to create rich internet applications Special Features: · Wrox is always a favorite of technology consultants, programmers and IT professionals · Flex 2 is Adobe s (Macromedia s) .NET - that is it s their framework for building rich internet applications and is the future for Flash and Actionscript developers · The Flex 2 SDK is being made available free of charge · Flex developers use the Flex framework, a rich component library and sophisticated Actionscript and MXML markup language to build their applications · One of the first titles to cover this new technology About The Book: Wrox s Professional Flex 2 is one of the first guides to Adobe s (Macromedia s) new web application development platform. Flex experts, Rich Tretola, Simon Barber and Renaun Erickson share their experience with Flex 2, and teach readers how to leverage the platform to build rich internet applications. Professional Flex 2 relies heavy on practical examples, making this a hands-on guide that will get readers up and running with Flex 2 quickly.