In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master the Unity 5 game engine at the heart of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Kerbal Space Program, and many other sizzling-hot games! This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach teaches you everything from the absolute basics through sophisticated game physics, animation, and mobile device deployment techniques. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unity game development tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.
Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition Covering Java 7 and Android Development In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to create Java applications. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, popular author Rogers Cadenhead helps you master the skills and technology you need to create desktop and web programs, web services, and even an Android app in Java. Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to program with Java. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information, advice, and warnings. Learn how to… Set up your Java programming environment Write your first working program in just minutes Control program decisions and behavior Store and work with information Build straightforward user interfaces Create interactive web programs Use threading to build more responsive programs Read and write files and XML data Master best practices for object-oriented programming Create flexible, interoperable web services with JAX-WS Use Java to create an Android app PART I: Getting Started HOUR 1: Becoming a Programmer HOUR 2: Writing Your First Program HOUR 3: Vacationing in Java HOUR 4: Understanding How Java Programs Work PART II: Learning the Basics of Programming HOUR 5: Storing and Changing Information in a Program HOUR 6: Using Strings to Communicate HOUR 7: Using Conditional Tests to Make Decisions HOUR 8: Repeating an Action with Loops PART III: Working with Information in New Ways HOUR 9: Storing Information with Arrays HOUR 10: Creating Your First Object HOUR 11: Describing What Your Object Is Like HOUR 12: Making the Most of Existing Objects PART IV: Programming a Graphical User Interface HOUR 13: Building a Simple User Interface HOUR 14: Laying Out a User Interface HOUR 15: Responding to User Input HOUR 16: Building a Complex User Interface PART V: Moving into Advanced Topics HOUR 17: Creating Interactive Web Programs HOUR 18: Handling Errors in a Program HOUR 19: Creating a Threaded Program HOUR 20: Reading and Writing Files PART VI: Writing Internet Applications HOUR 21: Reading and Writing XML Data HOUR 22: Creating Web Services with JAX-WS HOUR 23: Creating Java2D Graphics HOUR 24: Writing Android Apps PART VII: Appendixes APPENDIX A: Using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment APPENDIX B: Where to Go from Here: Java Resources APPENDIX C: This Book’s Website APPENDIX D: Setting Up an Android Development Environment
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours will help you get started fast, master all the core concepts of programming, and build anything from websites to games. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll move from the absolute basics through functions, objects, classes, modules, database integration, and more. Every lesson and case study application builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Python development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Warnings alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to… Install and run the right version of Python for your operating system Store, manipulate, reformat, combine, and organize information Create logic to control how programs run and what they do Interact with users or other programs, wherever they are Save time and improve reliability by creating reusable functions Master Python data types: numbers, text, lists, and dictionaries Write object-oriented programs that work better and are easier to improve Expand Python classes to make them even more powerful Use third-party modules to perform complex tasks without writing new code Split programs to make them more maintainable and reusable Clearly document your code so others can work with it Store data in SQLite databases, write queries, and share data via JSON Simplify Python web development with the Flask framework Quickly program Python games with PyGame Avoid, troubleshoot, and fix problems with your code
A new edition of a best-selling Java tutorial covers the latest developments in Java--with special emphasis on Android programming--as well as core Java programming topics for those familiar with the basics of programming but new to Java. Original.
Author: George Anderson
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Thoroughly Updated and Expanded! Includes New Coverage on Cloud Computing for SAP! In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll master the latest updates on SAP, and discover how to succeed with it in real business and technical environments! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll learn through practical hands-on examples and case studies based on SAP’s free demonstration software. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong real-world foundation with both the business and technical sides of SAP. Leading SAP architect and consultant George Anderson starts with the absolute basics…thoroughly covers core business, reporting, and administration tasks…and takes you all the way to the cutting edge, including how the cloud might be used to support SAP environments. Step-by-Step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SAP tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to… Integrate various cloud resources into your current-day SAP environments Understand SAP applications, components, and architecture Obtain and install the trial version of SAP, step by step Use NetWeaver, SAP ERP, the SAP Business Suite, and other SAP applications Select an access method and create user roles and authorizations Customize your user interface for maximum convenience and productivity Transact day-to-day business, including sample sales order transactions, personnel updates, and more Work through complex processes, such as “Order to Cash” Query from SAP and third-party business productivity tools, such as SharePoint Professionally tune, maintain, and monitor SAP systems Plan and build new SAP applications Prepare for SAP projects, including technical upgrades and enhancements Develop your career as a SAP business or technology professional Dr. George W. Anderson, senior architect and SAP Basis Consultant for Microsoft Services, specializes in designing and optimizing mission-critical platforms for SAP and other enterprise applications. He’s passionate about developing architectural patterns and tools capable of enabling the kind of business agility that IT has been promising for years and businesses today need more than ever. A certified SAP technical consultant, PMI PMP, and long-time MCSE, his books include SAP Implementation Unleashed and the popular SAP Planning: Best Practices in Implementation. Category: SAP Covers: SAP User Level: Beginning–Intermediate