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Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Albert S. Woodhull
Featuring an introduction to operating systems, this work reflects advances in OS design and implementation. Using MINIX, this book introduces various concepts needed to construct a working OS, such as system calls, processes, IPC, scheduling, I/O, deadlocks, memory management, threads, file systems, security, and more.
The Linux Programming Interface is the definitive guide to the Linux and UNIX programming interface—the interface employed by nearly every application that runs on a Linux or UNIX system. In this authoritative work, Linux programming expert Michael Kerrisk provides detailed descriptions of the system calls and library functions that you need in order to master the craft of system programming, and accompanies his explanations with clear, complete example programs. You'll find descriptions of over 500 system calls and library functions, and more than 200 example programs, 88 tables, and 115 diagrams. You'll learn how to: * Read and write files efficiently * Use signals, clocks, and timers * Create processes and execute programs * Write secure programs * Write multithreaded programs using POSIX threads * Build and use shared libraries * Perform interprocess communication using pipes, message queues, shared memory, and semaphores * Write network applications with the sockets API While The Linux Programming Interface covers a wealth of Linux-specific features, including epoll, inotify, and the /proc file system, its emphasis on UNIX standards (POSIX.1-2001/SUSv3 and POSIX.1-2008/SUSv4) makes it equally valuable to programmers working on other UNIX platforms. The Linux Programming Interface is the most comprehensive single-volume work on the Linux and UNIX programming interface, and a book that's destined to become a new classic.
This book provides readers with an in-depth exploration of 3D game engine architecture. It covers state-of-the-art software architecture principles in the context of game engine design, investigates the subsystems typically found in a real production game engine, surveys engine architectures from actual shipping games, and explores how the differences between game genres can affect engine design. Topics covered include large-scale C++ software architecture in a games context; engine subsystems including rendering, audio, collision, physics and game world models; multi-player engines; tools pipelines for modern games.
Beginning Android Games offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and then progress towards creating your own basic game engine and playable games. This will give you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games. The potential user base and the wide array of available high-performance devices makes Android an attractive target for aspiring game developers. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. The book will guide you through the process of making several example games for the Android platform, and involves a wide range of topics: The fundamentals of game development The Android platform basics to apply those fundamentals in the context of making a game The design of 2D and 3D games and their successful implementation on the Android platform For those looking to learn about Android tablet game app development or want Android 4 SDK specific coverage, check out Beginning Android 4 Games Development, now available from Apress. What you’ll learn How to set up and use the development tools for developing your first Android application The fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform How to use the Android's APIs for graphics (Canvas, OpenGL ES 1.0/1.1), audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals How to develop two 2D games from scratch, based on the Canvas API and OpenGL ES. How to create a full-featured 3D game How to publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users How to complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who this book is for This book is for people with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform. Table of Contents Android, the New Kid on the Block First Steps with the Android SDK Game Development 101 Android for Game Developers An Android Game Development Framework Mr. Nom Invades Android OpenGL ES: A Gentle Introduction 2D Game Programming Tricks Super Jumper: A 2D OpenGL ES Game OpenGL ES: Going 3D 3D Programming Tricks Droid Invaders: the Grand Finale Publishing Your Game What’s Next?
David H. Eberly
A major revision of the international bestseller on game programming! Graphics hardware has evolved enormously in the last decade. Hardware can now be directly controlled through techniques such as shader programming, which requires an entirely new thought process of a programmer. 3D Game Engine Design, Second Edition shows step-by-step how to make a shader-based graphics engine and how to tame the new technology. Much new material has been added, including more than twice the coverage of the essential techniques of scene graph management, as well as new methods for managing memory usage in the new generation of game consoles and portable game players. There are expanded discussions of collision detection, collision avoidance, and physics — all challenging subjects for developers. * Revision of the classic work on game engines — the core of any game. * Includes Wild Magic, a commercial quality game engine in source code that illustrates how to build a real-time rendering system from the lowest-level details all the way to a working game. * Fully revised and updated in 4 colors, including major new content on shader programming, physics, and memory management for the next generation game consoles and portables.
*Shows how to create realistic action games without assuming college-level Physics (which the majority of gamers won't have); includes necessary physics and mathematics *Ideal for all budding games programmers, with example code in Java, C#, and C *Complements Apress's platform-specific gaming books, like Advanced Java Games Programming and Beginning .NET Games Programming with C#, and the forthcoming Beginning .NET Games Programming in VB.NET *Palmer has strong contacts in the Microsoft Games Division and Electronic Arts, a major gaming producer.
Mike McShaffry, David Graham
Welcome to Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition, the newest edition of the essential, hands-on guide to developing commercial-quality games. Written by two veteran game programmers, the book examines the entire game development process and all the unique challenges associated with creating a game. In this excellent introduction to game architecture, you'll explore all the major subsystems of modern game engines and learn professional techniques used in actual games, as well as Teapot Wars, a game created specifically for this book. This updated fourth edition uses the latest versions of DirectX and Visual Studio, and it includes expanded chapter coverage of game actors, AI, shader programming, LUA scripting, the C# editor, and other important updates to every chapter. All the code and examples presented have been tested and used in commercial video games, and the book is full of invaluable best practices, professional tips and tricks, and cautionary advice.
Annotation World-renowned game wizard Andre Lamothe up20020701s his best-selling book for the current versions of Windows and DirectX! Andre Lamothe is the most recognizable name in game programming, with several best-sellers over the past ten years. DirectX 7a (for 2D) and 8 (for 3D) provide important new features for game programmers. The game programming fundamentals presented in this book--from physics to artificial intelligence--are required knowledge. The first edition of Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus promised to be, simply, the most advanced game programming book ever written. Lamothe lived up to that promise and provides even more impressive coverage of game modeling and physics, programming logic, and artificial intelligence in this revised edition. Along with the fundamentals of game programming, Lamothe presents the Windows and DirectX coverage necessary to build the amazing 2D and 3D games that have made him the worlds best-selling game programming author. Andre Lamothes book, Tricks of the Game Programming Gurus was a seminal work for game programmers worldwide. In The Black Art of 3D Game Programming, Andre created to the first significant work on 3D games. His writing and teaching style are recognized by game programmers world-wide. Andre is the CEO of Xtreme Games and holds advanced degrees in Mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering.
Robert Green, Mario Zechner
Beginning Android Games, Second Edition offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers, including Android tablet game app development considerations. You'll start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android and earlier version compliant smartphones and now tablets. This will give you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games. The potential user base and the wide array of available high-performance devices makes Android an attractive target for aspiring game developers. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in new Android SDK and earlier SDK releases for Android smartphones and tablets: The fundamentals of game development and design suitable for Android smartphones and tablets The Android platform basics to apply those fundamentals in the context of making a game, including new File Manager system and better battery life management The design of 2D and 3D games and their successful implementation on the Android platform This book lets developers see and use some Android SDK Jelly Bean; however, this book is structured so that app developers can use earlier Android SDK releases. This book is backward compatible like the Android SDK. What you’ll learn How to set up/use the development tools for creating your first Android game app The fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform How to use the Android's APIs for graphics (Canvas, OpenGL ES 1.0/1.1), audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals How to develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES How to create a full-featured 3D game How to publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users How to complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who this book is for This book is for people with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform.
Focusing on 3D game programming, this book provides advance coverage for the intermediate and advanced game programmer. We now have the technology to create games that look real, but, all this technology isn't easy or trivial to understand. This book will give readers the knowledge to create a full 3D, texture-mapped, lit video game for the PC with a software rasterizer they can write themselves. They could also understand the underlying principles of 3D graphics and be able to better understand and utilize 3D hardware today and in the future.
Master the craft of game design so you can create that elusive combination of challenge, competition, and interaction that players seek. This design workshop begins with an examination of the fundamental elements of game design; then puts you to work in prototyping, playtesting and redesigning your own games with exercises that teach essential design skills. Workshop exercises require no background in programming or artwork, releasing you from the intricacies of electronic game production, so you can develop a working understanding of the essentials of game design.
Access 2007 Programming by Example with VBA, XML, and ASP shows non-programmers how Access databases can be created, managed, and customized with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) — a powerful programming language built into Access. Hundreds of hands-on examples and projects throughout the book show users how to take charge of their Access databases with programming. Learn how to Write and debug your programming code with the Visual Basic Editor; access and manipulate databases with Data Access Objects (DAO) and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO); use the Data Definition Language (DDL) to enforce data integrity and manage database security; modify the behavior of forms, reports, and controls by writing event procedures; publish dynamic Access data to the web using Active Server Pages (ASP) and Extensible Markup Language (XML); and work with the new features for tables, forms, reports, macros, and templates that are available in the Access 2007 user interface.
The topic of The Complete Effect and HLSL Guide is shader development and management, and therefore it is written for any developers who have some interest in being efficient at using and integrating shaders within their applications. This book is written to serve as both a teaching and reference manual, making it a must-have to everybody from hobbyist programmers to professional developers. The approach taken throughout The Complete Effect and HLSL Guide makes it the perfect book for anyone who wants to integrate shaders into their application and take advantage of the power of the DirectX effect framework and the HLSL shading language. The followig topics are covered:* Introduction to both the HLSL shading language and effect file development including their detailed syntax and use.* Complete reference along with performance considerations to every HLSL and assembly shader instructions.Introdution the DirectX Effect Framework and complete overview to its API.* Optimization tips and tricks to make the best out of your shaders.* Coverage of all the main components of the Effect Framework in addition to putting the pieces of the puzzle together allowing you to develop a shader management framework.
Want to create sophisticated games and graphics-intensive apps? Learn OpenGL ES gets you started immediately with OpenGL ES. After mastering the basics of OpenGL ES itself, you will quickly find yourself writing and building game apps, without having to learn about object oriented programming techniques. This book demonstrates the use of a powerful open-source modeling tool, Blender. You will be guided, step by step, through the development of Tank Fence, a dynamic, interactive 3D game. Along the way you'll gain skills in building apps with Eclipse and the Android SDK or NDK, rendering graphics using hardware acceleration, and multithreading for performance and responsiveness. iOS developers will also find this book's information invaluable when writing their apps. You'll learn everything you need to know about: Creating simple, efficient game UIs Designing the basic building blocks of an exciting, interactive 3D game Pulling all the elements together with Blender, a powerful open-source tool for modeling, animation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and game creation Taking the next big step using custom and inbuilt functions, texturing, shading, light sources, and more Refining your mobile game app through collision detection, player-room-obstacle classes, and storage classes Doing all this efficiently on mobile devices with limited resources and processing What you’ll learn How to install and use OpenGL ES 2.0 on Android GLSL ES Fundamentals State Management Modeling 3D Objects Using Blender Using the Perl Mesh Parser Vertex Buffer Objects Using Color Masks sampler2D and samplerCube Uniforms Multi-Texturing Lambert Illumination Model Implementing the Lighting Equation Design, write, and build Tank Fence, an interactive 3D game Who this book is for Learn OpenGL ES is ideal for mobile game and interactive app developers who want to know more about the OpenGL ES engine and and use it to build more sophisticated, graphically-rich games and other apps. While the code is developed on Android, iOS developers will also find this book invaluable. Table of Contents1. Why OpenGL ES? 2. UI for games: Keep it simple 3. First Steps: Mobile Game App Development 4. 3D Modeling 5. Functions, Shading, Light Source and Objects 6. Carrying Further: Collision Detection
Real-Time Cameras presents a practical approach to real-time camera systems including the theory, design and implementaton of camera control systems to help you present your game from the best possible angles. Written by an experienced game developer, this book will teach you to keep your game cameras under control.