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Coding with Minecraft

Coding with Minecraft

You've mined for diamonds, crafted dozens of tools, and built all sorts of structures - but what if you could program robots to do all of that for you in a fraction of the time?In Coding with Minecraft, you'll create a virtual robot army with Lua, a programming language used by professional game developers. Step-by-step coding projects wi...
Lua Game Development Cookbook

Lua Game Development Cookbook

The Lua language allows developers to create everything from simple to advanced applications and to create the games they want. Creating a good game is an art, and using the right tools and knowledge is essential in making game development easier.This book will guide you through each part of building your game engine and will help you und...
Corona SDK Mobile Game Development, 2nd Edition

Corona SDK Mobile Game Development, 2nd Edition

Corona is a software development kit to build mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.This book will take you through the journey of developing games right from installing Corona SDK and creating Hello World as your first app. Going further, you will learn how to script in Lua and learn some techniques to apply this in C...
Redis Essentials

Redis Essentials

Redis is the most popular in-memory key-value data store. It's very lightweight and its data types give it an edge over the other competitors. If you need an in-memory database or a high-performance cache system that is simple to use and highly scalable, Redis is what you need.Redis Essentials is a fast-paced guide that teaches the fundam...
LaTeX Cookbook

LaTeX Cookbook

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting software and is very popular, especially among scientists. Its programming language gives you full control over every aspect of your documents, no matter how complex they are. LaTeX's huge amount of customizable templates and supporting packages cover most aspects of writing with embedded typographic ex...
Cocos2d-x Game Development Essentials

Cocos2d-x Game Development Essentials

Cocos2d-x is the C++ port of the most popular open source 2D framework in the world. Cocos2d-x is an amazing open source game engine that allows developers to exploit their existing C++, Lua, and JavaScript knowledge for cross-platform deployment into iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Tizen, and HTML5, saving you time, effort, and ...
Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks

Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks

Great programmers aren't born - they're made. The industry is moving from object-oriented languages to functional languages, and you need to commit to radical improvement. New programming languages arm you with the tools and idioms you need to refine your craft. While other language primers take you through basic installation and "He...
LOVE for Lua Game Programming

LOVE for Lua Game Programming

LOVE is a game development framework for making 2D games using the Lua programming language. LOVE is totally free, and can be used in anything from friendly open-source hobby projects, to closed-source commercial ones. Using the Lua programming framework, one can use LOVE2D to make any sort of interesting games.LOVE for Lua Game Programmi...
Create Mobile Games with Corona

Create Mobile Games with Corona

Develop cross-platform mobile games with Corona using the Lua programming language! Corona is experiencing explosive growth among mobile game developers, and this book gets you up to speed on how to use this versatile platform. You'll use the Corona SDK to simplify game programming and take a fun, no-nonsense approach to write and add mus...
Learn Corona SDK Game Development

Learn Corona SDK Game Development

Corona SDK is one of the most popular app and game mobile development platforms in the world, and Learn Corona SDK Game Development walks you through creating a full-featured Corona game from scratch to the App Store.You'll learn Lua basics (the foundation of Corona), how to add and manipulate graphics, and how to use controls like multit...
Developing Mobile Games with Moai SDK

Developing Mobile Games with Moai SDK

Moai SDK is a fast, minimalist, open-source Lua mobile framework for pro game developers. Moai is built around Lua, a common programming language for games, and offers a single open-source platform for both the front-end elements seen by consumers and the back-end infrastructure.Developing Mobile Games with Moai SDK will guide you through...
Corona SDK Hotshot

Corona SDK Hotshot

If you've used the Corona Software Development Kit to build your very first new mobile app, you already know how easy it makes developing across all the pieces of this fragmented market. This book upgrades your knowledge of Lua and the Corona API with designs, habits and advanced concepts to speed your development and create more exciting...
Corona SDK application design

Corona SDK application design

Corona SDK is a software development kit, which allows programmers to build mobile applications on iOS and Android devices. It is used by developers to build, both business and gaming apps at record speeds.Corona SDK Application Design will show you the power behind Corona SDK and how to make best use of its features to create your own ap...
Learn Lua for iOS Game Development

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 L...
CryENGINE 3 Game Development

CryENGINE 3 Game Development

CryENGINE is a complete game development environment used by AAA game development studio Crytek to produce blockbuster games such as Crysis 1, 2 and 3. This complete Beginner's Guide takes the would be game developer through the steps required to create a game world complete with event scripting, user interface and 3D environment in the f...
Pro Android Python with SL4A

Pro Android Python with SL4A

Pro Android Python with SL4A is for programmers and hobbyists who want to write apps for Android devices without having to learn Java first. Paul Ferrill leads you from installing the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) to writing small scripts, to more complicated and interesting projects, and finally to uploading and packaging your progr...
Beginning Lua Programming

Beginning Lua Programming

Lua offers a wide range of features that you can utilize to support and enhance your applications. With this book as your guide, you'll gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of programming with this powerful language. It will walk you through the basics, covering everything from installing Lua on your system to developing games and...

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