Author: Jonathan Stark
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2010-01-08
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2011, in Graz, Austria, in November 2011. The 18 revised full papers together with 29 revised short papers and 2 posters presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on cognitive approaches to clinical data management for decision support, human-computer interaction and knowledge discovery in databases (hci-kdd), information usability and clinical workflows, education and patient empowerment, patient empowerment and health services, information visualization, knowledge & analytics, information usability and accessibility, governmental health services & clinical routine, information retrieval and knowledge discovery, decision making support & technology acceptance, information retrieval, privacy & clinical routine, usability and accessibility methodologies, information usability and knowledge discovery, human-centred computing, and biomedical informatics in health professional education.
This practical guide offers a short course on scaling CouchDB to meet the capacity needs of your distributed application. Through a series of scenario-based examples, this book lets you explore several methods for creating a system that can accommodate growth and meet expected demand. In the process, you learn about several tools that can help you with replication, load balancing, clustering, and load testing and monitoring. Apply performance tips for tuning your database Replicate data, using Futon and CouchDB’s RESTful interface Distribute CouchDB’s workload through load balancing Learn options for creating a cluster of CouchDB nodes, including BigCouch, Lounge, and Pillow Conduct distributed load testing with Tsung
With this book, you'll learn how to use Apple's Cocoa framework and the Objective-C language through step-by-step tutorials, hands-on exercises, clear examples, and sound advice from a Cocoa expert.--[book cover]
Learn to write apps for some of today's hottest technologies, including the iPhone and iPad (using iOS), as well as the Mac (using OS X). It starts with Objective-C, the base language on which the native iOS software development kit (SDK) and the OS X are based. Learn Objective-C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Edition updates a best selling book and is an extensive, newly updated guide to Objective-C. Objective-C is a powerful, object-oriented extension of C, making this update the perfect follow-up to Dave Mark’s bestselling Learn C on the Mac. Whether you’re an experienced C programmer or you’re coming from a different language such as C++ or Java, leading Mac experts Scott Knaster and Waqar Malik show how to harness the power of Objective-C in your apps! A complete course on the basics of Objective-C using Apple’s newest Xcode tools An introduction to object-oriented programming Comprehensive coverage of new topics like blocks, GCD, ARC, class extensions, as well as inheritance, composition, object initialization, categories, protocols, memory management, and organizing source files An introduction to building user interfaces using what is called the UIKit A primer for non-C programmers to get off the ground even faster What you’ll learn Learn Objective-C programming, the gateway to programming your iPhone, iPad or Mac Write apps for the iOS and/or OS X interfaces, the cleanest user-interfaces around Understand variables and how to design your own data structures Work with the new Objective-C features now available in this update like blocks, automated reference counting (ARC) and class extensions Work with new tools available like Clang static analyzer and Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) Undertand UIKit and how to build simple user interfaces easily and effectively Explore using the latest Xcode Who this book is for For anyone wanting to learn to program native apps in iOS and/or OS X, including developers new to the iOS-based iPhone and iPad as well as OS X-based Mac computers. This book is for developers new to Objective-C, but who have some programming experience. Table of Contents Hello Extensions to C Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Inheritance Composition Source File Organization and Using Xcode 4 More About Xcode A Quick Tour of the Foundation Kit Memory Management and ARC Object Initialization Properties Categories Protocols Blocks and Concurrency Introduction to UIKit Introduction to the Application Kit File Loading and Saving Key-Value Coding Using the Static Analyzer NSPredicate Appendix: Coming from Other Languages
Wicked WordPress Themes is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful themes for the world's most popular CMS, WordPress. By following the book's advice, readers can produce designs that are aesthetically stunning, consistent, and for-purpose -whether it's for their own use, or to drive a high price on the theme marketplace. All facets of theme design are covered: from design, coding, and deployment, to ensuring readers' designs are ready-to-go as soon as they're installed. Wicked WordPress Themes teaches readers how to leverage theme design frameworks to dramatically shorten development time, enabling them to enter the theme market faster.
Author: Jeff Pelletier
Publisher: Jeff Pelletier
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Mobile App Manual: The Blueprint is a starting point for building native mobile applications using web technologies. You'll learn about a process developed using tools like jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap Build, that will allow you to create mobile applications quickly and easily. You'll also learn how to leverage skills typically used to develop desktop websites to create modern hybrid mobile applications, so you can write your code once, and deploy your apps across a wide variety of devices and app stores.
Your guide to planning and executing a complete mobile web strategy Revisit your approach to the mobile web—and deliver effective solutions that reach customers and clients on a variety of mobile devices. In this practical guide, web development luminary Dino Esposito shows you how to develop a solid mobile strategy for the enterprise, starting with an effective mobile website. You’ll receive essential architectural and implementation guidance, as well as mobile-specific design patterns for building cross-platform and native applications. Discover how to: Architect a website accessible from many different mobile devices Implement design patterns specific to mobile app development Examine tools that enable you to write one codebase for many platforms Use technologies for building Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android apps Develop cross-platform app features, such as localization and offline behavior
This book will help you join the thousands of successful iPhone apps developers without needing to learn Objective-C or the Cocoa touch APIs. If you want to apply your existing web development skills to iPhone and iPad development, then now you can. WebKit’s support for HTML5 means any web developer can create compelling apps for both the iPhone and the larger-screen iPad. Beginning iPhone & iPad Web Apps takes you through the latest mobile web standards as well as the specific features of the iPhone and iPad. You’ll learn about WebKit and Mobile Safari, HTML5 and CSS3, vector graphics and multimedia support. You’ll discover the built-in hardware features of the iPhone and iPad and how best to take advantage of them. The market for web apps for the iPhone and iPad is expanding rapidly. You’ll want to know about all the advantages, and Beginning iPhone & iPad Web Apps is the perfect starting point.