Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5

By Rich Tretola

Ready to place your ActionScript three abilities to paintings on cellular apps? This hands-on e-book walks you thru the method of constructing an Adobe AIR program from begin to end, utilizing the Flex 4.5 framework. flow fast from a simple hi international software to complicated interactions with Android APIs, and get entire code examples for operating with Android equipment components—GPS, digicam, gallery, accelerometer, multitouch reveal, and OS interactions. regardless of how a lot Flex event you could have, this booklet is the proper resource.

  • Use Flash Builder 4.5 to create and debug a Flex cellular project
  • Choose a format choice to ascertain which documents Flash Builder auto-generates
  • Select permissions that keep watch over which units can set up your app from the Android Market
  • Explore APIs that allow your app to have interaction with particular Android OS features
  • Learn tips on how to learn and write textual content documents, browse the dossier approach for media records, and create and write to an SQLite database
  • Use the URLRequest classification to open your app within the browser, position calls, and create emails and textual content messages
  • Load net and video content material into your app with StageWebView
  • Publish your app to an Android installer dossier with Flash Builder

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Mastering Embedded Linux Programming

Key Features

  • Create effective and safe embedded units utilizing Linux
  • Minimize venture expenses by utilizing open resource instruments and programs
  • Explore each one part know-how intensive, utilizing pattern implementations as a guide

Book Description

Mastering Embedded Linux Programming takes you thru the product cycle and provides you an in-depth description of the elements and ideas which are to be had at each one level. you'll start by means of studying approximately toolchains, bootloaders, the Linux kernel, and the way to configure a root filesystem to create a uncomplicated operating equipment. you are going to then tips on how to use the 2 most ordinarily used construct structures, Buildroot and Yocto, to hurry up and simplify the improvement technique. development in this stable base, the subsequent part considers the best way to make top use of uncooked NAND/NOR flash reminiscence and controlled flash eMMC chips, together with mechanisms for expanding the life of the units and to accomplish trustworthy in-field updates. subsequent, you must give some thought to what ideas are most fitted to writing purposes to your gadget. we are going to then see how capabilities are cut up among techniques and the use of POSIX threads, that have a huge effect at the responsiveness and function of the ultimate gadget The final sections examine the strategies on hand to builders for profiling and tracing functions and kernel code utilizing perf and ftrace.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the position of the Linux kernel and choose a suitable position in your application
  • Use Buildroot and Yocto to create embedded Linux platforms speedy and efficiently
  • Create personalized bootloaders utilizing U-Boot
  • Employ perf and ftrace to spot functionality bottlenecks
  • Understand equipment timber and make adjustments to deal with new in your device
  • Write functions that have interaction with Linux machine drivers
  • Design and write multi-threaded purposes utilizing POSIX threads
  • Measure real-time latencies and track the Linux kernel to lessen them

About the Author

Chris Simmonds is a software program advisor and coach who lives in southern England. He has been utilizing Linux in embedded structures because the overdue Nineties, in which he has labored on many fascinating tasks, together with a stereoscopic digital camera, clever weighing scales, quite a few set-top bins and residential routers, or even a wide strolling robot.

He is a widespread presenter at open resource and embedded meetings, together with the Embedded Linux convention, Embedded international, and the Android developers' Summit. He has been undertaking education classes and workshops in embedded Linux because 2002 and in embedded Android when you consider that 2010. He has introduced 1000's of periods to many famous businesses. you will see that a few of his paintings at the "Inner Penguin" weblog at

Table of Contents

  1. Starting Out
  2. Learning approximately Toolchains
  3. All approximately Bootloaders
  4. Porting and Configuring the Kernel
  5. Building a Root Filesystem
  6. Selecting a construct System
  7. Creating a garage Strategy
  8. Introducing machine Drivers
  9. Starting up - the init Program
  10. Learning approximately strategies and Threads
  11. Managing Memory
  12. Debugging with GDB
  13. Profiling and Tracing
  14. Real-time Programming

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The Art of Readable Code (Theory in Practice)

By Dustin Boswell

As programmers, we’ve all visible resource code that’s so grotesque and buggy it makes our mind pain. during the last 5 years, authors Dustin Boswell and Trevor Foucher have analyzed 1000s of examples of "bad code" (much of it their very own) to figure out why they’re undesirable and the way they can be greater. Their end? you must write code that minimizes the time it will take another individual to appreciate it—even if that somebody else is you.

This e-book makes a speciality of easy rules and useful ideas you could follow each time you write code. utilizing easy-to-digest code examples from assorted languages, every one bankruptcy dives right into a varied point of coding, and demonstrates how one can make your code effortless to understand.

  • Simplify naming, commenting, and formatting with information that observe to each line of code
  • Refine your program’s loops, good judgment, and variables to minimize complexity and confusion
  • Attack difficulties on the functionality point, similar to reorganizing blocks of code to do one activity at a time
  • Write powerful try out code that's thorough and concise—as good as readable

"Being conscious of how the code you create impacts those that examine it later is a crucial a part of constructing software program. The authors did an exceptional task in taking you thru different points of this problem, explaining the main points with instructive examples."
—Michael starvation, passionate software program Developer

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Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

By John Walkenbach

Take your info research and Excel programming talents to new heights

In order to take Excel to the subsequent point, you must comprehend and enforce the facility of visible uncomplicated for functions (VBA). This 4th version of Excel VBA Programming For Dummies introduces you to a big selection of latest Excel concepts, starting with crucial instruments and operations for the visible easy Editor. within, you will get the lowdown at the crucial components and ideas for programming with Excel, observe ideas for dealing with mistakes and exterminating insects, operating with variety gadgets, controlling software move, and masses extra.

With the discharge of Microsoft place of work 2016, Excel will see adjustments in its working procedure, and this enjoyable, hands-on advisor will make it more uncomplicated than ever to harness the facility of visible simple for functions and create customized functions and macros at the world's most well-liked spreadsheet software. filled with pleasant suggestion at the simplest how you can boost customized conversation bins, toolbars, and menus, you may be developing Excel purposes custom-fit on your detailed wishes very quickly in any respect!

  • Provides step by step directions for growing VBA macros to maximise productivity
  • Helps to extend potency by means of demonstrating the way to customise your purposes in order that they glance and paintings how you want
  • Fully up-to-date for Excel 2016
  • All pattern courses, VBA code, and worksheets can be found at

If you are a starting to intermediate VBA programmer seeking to wake up to hurry on developing personalized strategies with Excel functions, Excel VBA Programming For Dummies, 4th Edition makes it easier.

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Professional Android Open Accessory Programming with Arduino

By Andreas Goransson, David Cuartielles Ruiz

Learn find out how to keep an eye on your place or motor vehicle out of your Android cellphone - air-con, lighting fixtures, leisure structures, and more!

Android Open accent is a brand new, uncomplicated, and safe protocol for connecting any microcontroller-empowered machine to an Android telephone or capsule. This Wrox advisor exhibits Android programmers easy methods to use AOA with Arduino, the microcontroller platform, to regulate such structures as lighting fixtures, air con, and leisure structures from Android units. additionally, it teaches the circuit-building talents had to create video games and sensible items that still benefit from Android technology.

  • Introduces Android Open accent and indicates the right way to arrange the and improvement environment
  • Explains how you can code either Android and Arduino parts of an accessory
  • Features 4 entire tasks builders can construct utilizing a variety of sensors and indicators/actuators, together with resource code
  • Gives Android builders the instruments to create robust, refined projects

Professional Android Open accent with Android ADK and Arduino opens intriguing new possibilities for Android developers.

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Guide to Programming and Algorithms Using R

This easy-to-follow textbook presents a student-friendly creation to programming and algorithms. Emphasis is put on the edge techniques that current obstacles to studying, together with the questions that scholars are usually too embarrassed to invite. The ebook promotes an lively studying kind during which a deeper knowing is received from comparing, wondering, and discussing the fabric, and practised in hands-on routines. even if R is used because the language of selection for all courses, strict assumptions are shunned within the factors to ensure that those to stay appropriate to different programming languages. beneficial properties: offers routines on the finish of every bankruptcy; comprises 3 mini tasks within the ultimate bankruptcy; offers an inventory of titles for extra analyzing on the finish of the e-book; discusses the main elements of loops, recursions, application and set of rules potency and accuracy, sorting, linear structures of equations, and dossier processing; calls for no previous historical past wisdom during this zone.

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RailsSpace: Building a Social Networking Website with Ruby on Rails (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)

By Michael Hartl

Ruby on Rails is quick displacing personal home page, ASP, and J2EE because the improvement framework of selection for discriminating programmers, because of its stylish layout and emphasis on functional effects. RailsSpace teaches you to construct large-scale tasks with Rails through constructing a real-world software: a social networking web site like MySpace, fb, or Friendster.

Inside, the authors stroll you step-by-step from the production of the site's nearly static entrance web page, via consumer registration and authentication, and right into a hugely dynamic web site, whole with person profiles, photo add, electronic mail, blogs, full-text and geographical seek, and a friendship request procedure. within the strategy, you learn the way Rails is helping you regulate code complexity with the model-view-controller (MVC) structure, abstraction layers, computerized checking out, and code refactoring, permitting you to scale as much as a wide undertaking regardless of a small variety of developers.

This crucial advent to Rails provides

  • A educational method for you to event Rails because it is de facto used
  • A sturdy starting place for developing any login-based web site in Rails
  • Coverage of more recent and extra complex Rails positive factors, akin to shape turbines, leisure, and Ajax (including RJS)
  • A thorough and built-in advent to computerized testing

The book's significant other web site presents the applying resource code, a weblog with follow-up articles, narrated screencasts, and a operating model of the RailSpace social network.

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Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD

By James Bender, Jeff McWherter

Hands-on counsel to making nice test-driven improvement practice

Test-driven improvement (TDD) perform is helping builders realize a well-designed program, and encourages writing a try sooner than writing the performance that should be carried out. This hands-on consultant presents important perception for developing winning test-driven improvement techniques. With resource code and examples featured in either C# and .NET, the booklet walks you thru the TDD method and indicates the way it is utilized to a real-world program. You’ll witness the appliance equipped from scratch and info each one step that's serious about the advance, in addition to any difficulties that have been encountered and the suggestions that have been applied.

  • Clarifies the incentive in the back of test-driven improvement (TDD), what it's, and the way it works
  • Reviews a number of the steps all for constructing an program and the trying out that's concerned sooner than enforcing the functionality
  • Discusses unit checking out and refactoring

Professional Test-Driven improvement with C# indicates you the way to create nice TDD tactics correct away.

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Computer Science Logo Style (Volume 2: Advanced Techniques)

By Brian Harvey

This sequence is for people--adults and teenagers--who have an interest in computing device programming simply because it's enjoyable. the 3 volumes use the emblem programming language because the motor vehicle for an exploration of laptop technological know-how from the point of view of symbolic computation and synthetic intelligence. emblem is a dialect of Lisp, a language utilized in the main complex examine initiatives in desktop technological know-how, particularly in synthetic intelligence. through the sequence, sensible programming strategies (including greater order services and recursion) are emphasised, yet conventional sequential programming can be used while acceptable. within the moment version, the 1st volumes were rearranged in order that illustrative case stories look with the thoughts they show. quantity 1 features a new bankruptcy approximately better order services, and the recursion chapters were reorganized for higher readability. quantity 2 contains a new educational bankruptcy approximately macros, an unique potential of Berkeley brand, and new tasks. during the sequence, the bigger software examples were rewritten for higher clarity via extra broad use of knowledge abstraction. quantity 2 complicated suggestions, is addressed to the reader with a few event with symbolic brand programming. It combines extra educational chapters approximately complicated emblem gains with case reports during which these strategies are utilized in programming initiatives. The tasks diversity from video games (a solitaire software) via utilities (finding the variations among models of a dossier) to a working laptop or computer that interprets uncomplicated courses into brand. This quantity additionally comprises the Berkeley brand Reference handbook as an appendix. the emblem courses in those books and the author's loose Berkeley brand interpreter can be found through the web or on diskette.

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Essential C++ for Engineers and Scientists (2nd Edition)

By Jeri R. Hanly

crucial C++ for Engineers and Scientists zeros in at the key components of fine programming and C++, utilizing a mess of attention-grabbing and applicable engineering and clinical examples. This publication covers the positive factors of C++ wanted for writing engineering courses, together with many positive factors of object-oriented programming. Early on, the booklet makes a few simplifying assumptions that permit using C++ themes with out long clarification, after which later discusses the intricacies of the beneficial properties. Readers will come away with the boldness had to resolve issues of C++. This e-book covers the fundamental gains of C++, together with regulate constructions, one-dimensional and multidimensional arrays, and dossier manipulation. It comprises over eighty engineering and medical examples and programming tasks drawn from fascinating components resembling sunlight heating, environmentally sound energy creation, water conservation, computerized production, and pipeline and tool grid modeling. the recent variation comprises fabric on member operators and extra assurance of member capabilities, in addition to extended insurance of records. new case stories show complete set of rules improvement. All code has been up to date to conform with ANSI C++ normal. An appendix on C can also be incorporated for readers who are looking to use this language. This e-book is principally acceptable for engineers (but additionally for scientists, mathematicians, etc.) without past programming adventure searching for an creation to C++, targeting the positive aspects of the language that may be utilized to their undefined.

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