Learn Lua for iOS Game Development
So you have a great game idea for iPhone or iPad, but Objective-C just seems a bit daunting. What are your alternatives? The App Store is very picky about languages, but there is hope: Lua is a versatile, lightweight, fast, and easy to learn language that you can use to build your iOS games and get them accepted into the App Store.

Learn Lua for iOS Game Development walks you through the Lua basics, then shows you how to create games using the top Lua frameworks like Corona SDK, Gideros, Moai, and even how to create games on the iPad (not just for the iPad) with Codea. more »
More iPhone Development with Swift
Interested in iPhone and iPad apps development? Want to learn more? Whether you are a relative newcomer to iPhone and iPad or iOS development or an old hand looking to expand your horizons, we have the perfect Swift-flavored book for you.

The update to the bestselling More iPhone Development by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche, More iPhone Development with Swift digs deeper into the new Apple Swift programming language and iOS 8 SDK, explaining complex concepts and techniques in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style you've come to expect.

More iPhone Development with Swift covers topics like Swift, Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using Multipeer Connectivity, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application e-mail, Camera Live-Previews integration, Barcode scanning and more. All the concepts and APIs are clearly presented with code snippets you can customize and use, as you like, in your own apps. You'll journey through coverage of concurrent programming and some advanced techniques for debugging your applications. more »
Pro Bash Programming, 2nd Edition
Pro Bash Programming teaches you how to effectively utilize the Bash shell in your programming. The Bash shell is a complete programming language, not merely a glue to combine external Linux commands. By taking full advantage of Shell internals, Shell programs can perform as snappily as utilities written in C or other compiled languages. And you will see how, without assuming Unix lore, you can write professional Bash 4.3 programs through standard programming techniques.

This second edition has updated for Bash 4.3, and many scripts have been rewritten to make them more idiomatically Bash, taking better advantage of features specific to Bash. It is easy to read, understand, and will teach you how to get to grips with Bash programming without drowning you in pages and pages of syntax. more »
More iPhone Development with Objective-C, 3rd Edition
More iPhone Development with Objective-C is an independent companion to Beginning iPhone Development with Objective-C. That is, it is a perfect second book, but it is also a great book for those looking to improve their skills who have already programmed for iOS. In particular it includes a series of chapters devoted to Core Data, the standard for Apple persistence. The authors carefully step through each Core Data concept and show techniques and tips specifically for writing larger apps—offering a breadth of coverage you won't find anywhere else.

More iPhone Development with Objective-C covers a variety of other topics, including Multipeer Connectivity's relatively simple Bluetooth/WiFi peer-to-peer model, MapKit, and media library access and playback so that your applications can utilize media on your users' computer. You'll also find coverage of Interface Builder, Live Previews and Custom Controls and some advanced techniques for debugging your applications. The book is filled with useful topics that will bring your programs up-to-date with the new functionality built into iOS. more »
Shell Scripting Recipes, 2nd Edition
Shell Scripting Recipes is filled with over 150 much-needed and practical recipes that follow a problem-solution format, and help all Unix users regain some of the lost time spent creating and testing shell scripts. Most scripts in this book are POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface)-compliant, so they are supported by many of the major shell variants, including Bash, ksh, and sh, among others. This completely updated second edition takes into account the many changes to shell scripting that have occurred since its original publication nearly ten years ago, and all the recipes are now relevant for a modern audience.

Each real-world example recipe follows the same structure and easily shows you what's going on in each case. File conversion (DOS, UNIX, and Mac), system administration, and resource monitoring are just a few of the topics covered in this highly practical shell scripting reference. You will also find recipes for filename management, complex date calculations, screen control capabilities, and more. more »