Introducing HTML5 Game Development
Making video games is hard work that requires technical skills, a lot of planning, and - most critically - a commitment to completing the project. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn step-by-step how to create a real 2D game from start to finish. In the process, you'll use Impact, the JavaScript game framework that works with HTML5's Canvas element.

Not only will you pick up important tips about game design, you'll also learn how to publish Impact games to the Web, desktop, and mobile - including a method to package your game as a native iOS app. Packed with screen shots and sample code, this book is ideal for game developers of all levels. more »
Programming C# 5.0
With this digital Early Release edition of Programming C# 5.0, you get the entire book bundle in its earliest form - the author's raw and unedited content - so you can take advantage of this content long before the book's official release. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, as well as the final ebook version.

With its support for dynamic programming, C# 5.0 continues to evolve as a versatile language on its own. But when C# is used with .NET Framework 4.5, the combination is incredibly powerful. This bestselling tutorial shows you how to build web, desktop, Metro and rich Internet applications using C# 5.0 with .NET's database capabilities, UI framework (WPF), extensive communication services (WCF), and more. more »
Professional Ajax, 2nd Edition
With Professional Ajax, 2nd Edition, as your guide, you'll discover how to break free of the "click and wait" standard and defy all the traditional rules of what can happen on the web. This book arms you with a developer-level understanding of Ajax techniques, patterns, and use cases so that you can create an unprecedented user experience in your web applications.

Thoroughly updated throughout, this expanded 2nd edition adds almost 200 pages of new coverage on recently developed Ajax techniques, clearly showing you how to execute client-server communication on your site. It takes you through request brokers such as hidden frames, dynamic iframes, and XHR, explaining when to use each method. You'll also find out how to effectively implement a request management framework as well as how to utilize the latest debugging techniques. All of this will help you create your own full-fledged Ajax web applications to make your site more dynamic. more »
Developing Web Applications with Haskell and Yesod
This fast-moving guide introduces web application development with Haskell and Yesod, a potent language / framework combination that supports high-performing applications that are modular, type-safe, and concise. You'll work with several samples to explore the way Yesod handles widgets, forms, persistence, and RESTful content. You also get an introduction to various Haskell tools to supplement your basic knowledge of the language.

By the time you finish this book, you'll create a production-quality web application with Yesod's ready-to-use scaffolding. You'll also examine several real-world examples, including a blog, a wiki, a JSON web service, and a Sphinx search server. more »
Node: Up and Running
This book introduces you to Node, the new web development framework written in JavaScript. You'll learn hands-on how Node makes life easier for experienced JavaScript developers: not only can you work on the front end and back end in the same language, you'll also have more flexibility in choosing how to divide application logic between client and server.

Written by a core contributor to the framework, Node: Up and Running shows you how Node scales up to support large numbers of simultaneous connections across multiple servers, and scales down to let you create quick one-off applications with minimal infrastructure. Built on the V8 JavaScript engine that runs Google Chrome, Node is already winning the hearts and minds of many companies, including Google and Yahoo! This book shows you why. more »
Developing Backbone.js Applications
Get a complete run-down of the popular Backbone.js framework for structuring JavaScript applications. This practical guide takes you through Model-view-controller (MVC) theory, and shows you how to build applications using Backbone's models, views, collections and routers. You'll also learn advanced topics such as modular development with Backbone.js and RequireJS.

This detailed book provides an authoritative and centralized repository of information to help you develop real-world apps with Backbone. more »
Building PHP Applications with Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework
Although it's relatively easy to learn how to use a single PHP framework to produce dynamic web pages, it's not easy to decide which of the three major web application frameworks will best suit your needs. To that end, this resource offers you an unbiased, in-depth comparison of the three most popular open source frameworks: Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework. The authors present a detailed examination of the similarities and differences of the three frameworks, providing similar examples and tasks for each framework so that you can decide for yourself which framework is right for you. more »
Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV
SimpleCV is a cross platform (Windows, Macintosh, Linux) framework in Python that makes writing computer vision applications quick and easy. This book takes you through real world examples and applications using SimpleCV so that anyone, even with zero knowledge of computer vision, can use to create their own vision application in a few minutes with a webcam and PC. SimpleCV has its own integrated shell (command line) and code editor so you can rapidly test new techniques, load and run examples, view documentation, etc. The library also works with webcams, cell phones, the Xbox Kinect, and TI's Beagle Board and Panda Board. There are 1-click installers for every platform, so you can be up and running any of the examples included in this book in a few minutes. more »
MooTools Essentials
Mootools is a light, modular JavaScript framework that makes adding Ajax, animations, and interactive elements to your site a breeze. But it's more than fancy effects and shortcuts; Mootools enhances the JavaScript language and makes writing clean, object - oriented code almost pleasant. Unlocking the power of Mootools, and therefore JavaScript, isn't that hard, but knowing where to start can be. more »
Beginning iOS Game Development
Want to start writing games for the iPhone and iPad, but you're new to iOS development? This book provides the starting point. No matter your experience level with iOS programming, this beginner's guide covers the technologies you need to know to get started creating fun iOS games. The coverage begins with the tools you'll need, including Xcode and Interface Builder, then gives you a tutorial in C and Objective-C, the languages you'll need to develop for iOS. Then you'll learn how to use the Cocoa Foundation framework and the Model-View-Controller architecture. Once you have the foundation in place, you'll move on to the libraries you need to add graphics, animation and sound, control user interaction, and even allow players to play head-to-head across a network. Learning how to create games should be nearly as much fun as playing them, so this book offers a complete, playable game in nearly every chapter. Each game is created in simple, easy-to-understand parts, building to a full game by chapter's end. Author Patrick Alessi explains all the code line-by-line so you'll always know exactly what you're building. more »