Artificial Intelligence for Games

By Ian Millington

Developing strong synthetic intelligence is without doubt one of the maximum demanding situations for online game builders, but the economic luck of a video game is frequently based upon the standard of the AI. during this publication, Ian Millington brings broad expert adventure to the matter of enhancing the standard of AI in video games. He describes a number of examples from actual video games and explores the underlying rules via exact case reports. He is going additional to introduce many thoughts little utilized by builders this present day. The book's linked site encompasses a library of C++ resource code and demonstration courses, and an entire advertisement resource code library of AI algorithms and techniques.

"Artificial Intelligence for video games - 2d version" should be hugely priceless to teachers educating classes on online game AI, in that it comprises workouts with every one bankruptcy. it is going to additionally comprise new and elevated assurance of the next: AI-oriented gameplay; habit pushed AI; informal video games (puzzle games).

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Practical Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures

By Mark D. Spivey

Studying desktop safeguard from the hacker's standpoint, functional Hacking ideas and Countermeasures employs digital desktops to demonstrate how an assault is accomplished, together with the script, compilation, and effects. It offers particular reveal pictures in each one lab for the reader to keep on with alongside in a step by step technique to be able to reproduction and know how the assault works. It permits experimenting with hacking suggestions with out worry of corrupting desktops or violating any laws.

Written in a lab guide type, the booklet starts off with the set up of the VMware® notebook product and publications the clients via specific hacking labs permitting them to adventure what a hacker really does in the course of an assault. It covers social engineering concepts, footprinting recommendations, and scanning instruments. Later chapters study spoofing ideas, sniffing recommendations, password cracking, and assault instruments. picking out instant assaults, the ebook additionally explores Trojans, Man-in-the-Middle (MTM) assaults, and Denial of carrier (DoS) attacks.

Learn the right way to safe your pcs with this accomplished advisor on hacking ideas and countermeasures

By figuring out how an assault happens the reader can greater know the way to protect opposed to it. This publication indicates how an assault is conceptualized, formulated, and played. It bargains important details for developing a approach to protect opposed to assaults and offers a greater realizing of securing your personal laptop or company community.

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iOS 8 Programming Fundamentals with Swift: Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics

Move into iOS improvement through getting a company grab of its basics, together with the Xcode IDE, the Cocoa contact framework, and Swift—Apple’s new programming language. With this completely up to date consultant, you’ll examine Swift’s object-oriented techniques, know the way to take advantage of Apple’s improvement instruments, and realize how Cocoa presents the underlying performance iOS apps have to have.

  • Explore Swift’s object-oriented strategies: variables and capabilities, scopes and namespaces, item kinds and instances
  • Become conversant in integrated quick kinds resembling numbers, strings, levels, tuples, Optionals, arrays, and dictionaries
  • Learn how you can claim, instantiate, and customise quick item types—enums, structs, and classes
  • Discover strong quick positive factors corresponding to protocols and generics
  • Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode venture from inception to App Store
  • Create app interfaces with nibs and the nib editor, Interface Builder
  • Understand Cocoa’s event-driven version and its significant layout styles and features
  • Find out how quick communicates with Cocoa’s C and Objective-C APIs

Once you grasp the basics, you’ll be able to take on the main points of iOS app improvement with writer Matt Neuburg’s better half advisor, Programming iOS 8.

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UNIX Network Programming, Volume 2: Interprocess Communications (Paperback) (2nd Edition)

Well-implemented interprocess communications (IPC) are key to the functionality of just about each non-trivial UNIX software. In UNIX community Programming, quantity 2, moment version, mythical UNIX professional W. Richard Stevens offers a accomplished consultant to each kind of IPC, together with message passing, synchronization, shared reminiscence, and distant approach Calls (RPC). Stevens starts with a easy creation to IPC and the issues it truly is meant to resolve. step by step you are going to the right way to maximize either procedure V IPC and the hot Posix criteria, which provide dramatic advancements in comfort and function.

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DSLs in Boo: Domain Specific Languages in .NET

By Ayende Rahien

A general-purpose language like C# is designed to deal with all programming projects. in contrast, the constitution and syntax of a Domain-Specific Language are designed to check a specific functions quarter. A DSL is designed for clarity and simple programming of repeating difficulties. utilizing the leading edge Boo language, it is a breeze to create a DSL on your software area that works on .NET and doesn't sacrifice functionality.

DSLs in Boo indicates you the way to layout, expand, and evolve DSLs for .NET through targeting methods and styles. You discover ways to outline an app in phrases that fit the area, and to exploit Boo to construct DSLs that generate effective executables. and also you will not care for the awkward XML-laden syntax many DSLs require. The e-book concentrates on writing inner (textual) DSLs that permit effortless extensibility of the appliance and framework. And when you do not know Boo, do not worry-you'll study here the entire innovations you need.

buy of the print ebook comes with a suggestion of a loose PDF, ePub, and Kindle book from Manning. additionally on hand is all code from the publication.

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Pro Design Patterns in Swift

By Adam Freeman

The fast programming language has remodeled the area of iOS improvement and began a brand new age of recent improvement. Pro layout styles in Swift indicates you ways to harness the facility and suppleness of rapid to use an important and enduring layout styles for your functions, taking your improvement initiatives to grasp level.

This ebook will educate you these layout styles that experience constantly been current at a few point on your code, yet would possibly not were well-known, said, or totally applied. Implementation of particular trend ways will end up their worth to any quick developer.

Best-selling writer Adam Freeman explains easy methods to get the main from layout styles. He starts off with the nuts-and-bolts and exhibits you every thing via to complicated positive aspects, going in-depth to offer you the data you wish.

Pro layout styles in rapid brings layout styles to lifestyles and indicates you ways to carry constitution and scale on your rapid code with a realistic, no-nonsense approach.

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Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 Firstlook

By Adam Driscoll

a brief, succinct advisor to the hot and intriguing beneficial properties in PowerShell 3.0

  • Explore and adventure the hot positive factors present in PowerShell 3.0
  • Understand the adjustments to the language and the explanations why they have been implemented.
  • Discover new cmdlets and modules to be had in home windows eight and Server 8.
  • quick wake up up to now with the newest model of Powershell with concise descriptions and easy examples

In Detail

In an ever turning out to be and altering desktop undefined, studying the best way to deal with platforms successfully is important for any administrator. the recent positive factors in PowerShell 3.0 expand the already extraordinary language to aid new positive factors that makes operating with advanced and disbursed structures less complicated and faster.

Microsoft home windows PowerShell 3.0 First glance deals a brief investigate the recent beneficial properties to be had within the newest model of the language. quickly, to-the-point examples make sure that it is possible for you to to simply comprehend the hot features.

Starting with basic syntactical adjustments throughout home windows Worflow integration, you are going to examine via concise function research and easy examples.

Throughout this booklet you'll get to grips with alterations to the language to assist usability – making directors' lives more straightforward. New gains may be explored akin to home windows Workflow integration and prolonged WMI functions. This e-book contains a bankruptcy outlining the most very important new cmdlets and modules present in home windows eight and home windows Server eight.

Microsoft home windows PowerShell 3.0 First glance will offer a leap commence for directors or strength clients who are looking to clutch new positive aspects, language adjustments, and cmdlet choices present in the hot model of Microsoft PowerShell.

What you'll research from this book

  • Use improvements to modules comparable to updatable support and cmdlet car discovery
  • Harness the Show-Command to view instructions and assist in a graphical consumer interface
  • Employ the recent usability advancements to cmdlets corresponding to Where-Object and Get-ChildItem
  • Develop and make the most of home windows Workflow for PowerShell
  • Install and configure the PowerShell internet provider
  • Understand the fundamentals of recent home windows administration Implementation positive factors
  • Discover a few of the new integrated cmdlet choices present in home windows eight and home windows Server eight


This publication teams good points into logical chapters through subject. each one characteristic is absolutely defined, with suitable history info, and easy examples.

Who this e-book is written for

.Administrators or strength clients seeking to quick research and discover the recent positive factors of PowerShell 3.0 will locate this booklet convenient. earlier adventure of Powershell isn't required yet might make a few themes more uncomplicated to understand.

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C++ Programming: Program Design Including Data Structures

By D. S. Malik

C++ PROGRAMMING: application layout together with information buildings, 6th variation is still the definitive textual content for the CS1/CS2 path series. D.S. Malik's time-tested, student-centered method makes use of a robust specialize in problem-solving and full-code examples to vividly display the how and why of making use of programming strategies and using C++ to paintings via an issue. This re-creation comprises up-to-date end-of-chapter workouts, new debugging routines, an previous creation to variables and a streamlined dialogue of user-discussion of user-defined services. Malik's textual content guarantees scholars how you can practice the C++ programming language, and are stimulated to appreciate the "why?" in the back of key C++ recommendations.

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C# 6.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference

When you could have questions on C# 6.0 or the .NET CLR and its center Framework assemblies, this bestselling advisor has the solutions you wish. C# has turn into a language of surprising flexibility and breadth due to the fact that its leading in 2000, yet this continuous progress potential there’s nonetheless even more to learn.

Organized round thoughts and use circumstances, this completely up-to-date 6th variation offers intermediate and complicated programmers with a concise map of C# and .NET wisdom. Dive in and realize why this Nutshell consultant is taken into account the definitive reference on C#.

  • Get on top of things with all facets of the C# language, from the fundamentals of syntax and variables, to complicated themes equivalent to tips and operator overloading
  • Dig deep into LINQ through 3 chapters devoted to the topic
  • Learn approximately dynamic, asynchronous, and parallel programming
  • Work with .NET positive aspects, together with XML, networking, serialization, mirrored image, protection, software domain names, and code contracts
  • Explore the recent C# 6.0 compiler-as-a-service, Roslyn

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Beginning Rails 3 (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

By Cloves Carneiro Jr., Rida Al Barazi

Beginning Rails 3 is the sensible place to begin for a person eager to easy methods to construct dynamic net purposes utilizing the Rails framework for Ruby. you will learn the way the entire parts of Rails healthy jointly and the way you could leverage them to create refined net purposes with much less code and extra joy.

This publication is especially compatible to these with very little adventure with net software improvement, or who've a few event yet are new to Rails. Beginning Rails 3 assumes easy familiarity with net phrases and applied sciences, yet does not require you to be knowledgeable. instead of delving into the arcane information of Rails, the focal point is at the elements of the framework that would develop into your choose, shovel, and awl. half background lesson, half creation to object-oriented programming, and half dissertation on open resource software program, this identify does not simply clarify the way to do anything in Rails, it explains why.

  • Learn to create Rails net functions from scratch
  • Includes a steady creation to the Ruby programming language
  • Completely up to date to incorporate the beneficial properties of Rails three

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