Starter Kit Includes C++ compiler and IDE for Windows, Mac & Linux In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn the basics of programming with C++–one of the most popular and powerful programming languages ever created. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, this fast and friendly tutorial teaches you everything you need to know, from installing and using a compiler, to debugging the programs you’ve created, to what’s coming in C++0x, the next version of C++. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a solid understanding of the basics of C++ programming concepts and techniques. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common C++ programming tasks Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test yourself to make sure you’re ready to go on Starter Kit software provides everything you need to create and compile C++ programs on any platform–Windows, Mac or Linux Learn how to… Install and use a C++ compiler for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux Build object-oriented programs in C++ Master core C++ concepts such as functions, classes, arrays, and pointers Add rich functionality with linked lists and templates Debug your programs for flawless code Learn exception and error-handling techniques Discover what’s new in C++0x, the next version of C++ Jesse Liberty is the author of numerous books on software development, including best selling titles on C++ and .NET. He is the president of Liberty Associates, Inc. where he provides custom programming, consulting, and training. Rogers Cadenhead is a web application developer who has written many books on Internet-related topics, including Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours. He maintains this book’s official website at http://cplusplus.cadenhead.org. CD-ROM Includes C++ compiler Visual development environment for Windows, Mac and Linux Source code for the book’s examples Register your book at informit.com/register for convenient access to updates and corrections as they become available.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to use SQL to build effective databases, efficiently retrieve your data, and manage everything from performance to security! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll learn hands-on through practical examples. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success. The authors guide you from the absolute basics to advanced techniques—including views, transactions, Web data publishing, and even powerful SQL extensions for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SQL 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… Understand what SQL is, how it works, and what it does Define efficient database structures and objects “Normalize” raw databases into logically organized tables Edit relational data and tables with DML Manage database transactions Write effective, well-performing queries Categorize, summarize, sort, group, and restructure data Work with dates and times Join tables in queries, use subqueries, and combine multiple queries Master powerful query optimization techniques Administer databases and manage users Implement effective database security Use views, synonyms, and the system catalog Extend SQL to the enterprise and Internet Master important Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server extensions to ANSI SQL
Full-color figures and code appear as they do in Xcode 5. In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you can master the Objective-C language and start using it to write powerful native applications for even the newest Macs and iOS devices! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll get comfortable with Objective-C’s unique capabilities and Apple’s Xcode 5 development environment…make the most of Objective-C objects and messaging…work effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, Foundation Classes, threading, Git…and a whole lot more. 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 Objective-C development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. • Use Xcode 5 to write modern Objective-C software more quickly and efficiently • Master Objective-C’s object-oriented features and techniques • Manage projects more efficiently with the Git source code repository • Write more dynamic code with Objective-C’s powerful messaging architecture • Declare classes, instance variables, properties, methods, and actions • Work with mutable and immutable data types • Organize data with collections, including arrays, dictionaries, and sets • Painlessly manage memory with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) • Expand and extend classes with protocols, delegates, categories, and extensions • Get started with Apple’s powerful classes and frameworks • Create and work with code blocks • Manage queues and threading with Grand Central Dispatch
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll discover how to implement, monitor, and manage a TCP/IP network–even the latest cloud-based and IPv6 networks. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll uncover the essentials of TCP/IP and put that knowledge to work through practical examples. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success. Expert author and network engineer Joe Casad guides you from the basics to advanced techniques—including TCP/IP’s architecture, layers, subnetting, CIDR, routing, security, utilities, remote access, web services, streaming, and much more. Practical discussions provide an inside look at TCP/IP components and protocols. Step-by-step instructions walk you through many common tasks. Q&As at the end of each hour help you test your knowledge. Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions and help you steer clear of potential problems. If you’re looking for a smart, concise introduction to the protocols that power the Internet, start your clock and look inside. Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours is your guide to the secrets of TCP/IP. Learn how to… Understand what TCP/IP is, and how it works Discover how IPv6 differs from IPv4, and how to migrate or coexist with IPv6 Work with TCP/IP’s Network Access, Internet, Transport, and Application layers Implement flexible addressing with subnetting and CIDR Establish efficient and reliable routing Implement name resolution Secure TCP/IP networks—detect and prevent attacks Automatically configure TCP/IP clients and hosts Provide classic TCP/IP services and powerful new Web services Use TCP/IP in advanced cloud-based environments Support efficient media streaming and webcasting Capitalize on the benefits of the new HTML5 standard Run TCP/IP protocols over wireless networks Troubleshoot TCP/IP networks with ping, traceroute, and other tools Provide for monitoring and remote access Deploy efficient email systems with POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP Walk through all facets of implementing a TCP/IP network
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
Author: Bradley L. Jones
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Release Date: 2013-10-07
Sams Teach Yourself C Programming in One Hour a Day, Seventh Edition is the newest version of the worldwide best-seller Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days. Fully revised for the new C11 standard and libraries, it now emphasizes platform-independent C programming using free, open-source C compilers. This edition strengthens its focus on C programming fundamentals, and adds new material on popular C-based object-oriented programming languages such as Objective-C. Filled with carefully explained code, clear syntax examples, and well-crafted exercises, this is the broadest and deepest introductory C tutorial available. It’s ideal for anyone who’s serious about truly mastering C – including thousands of developers who want to leverage its speed and performance in modern mobile and gaming apps. Friendly and accessible, it delivers step-by-step, hands-on experience that starts with simple tasks and gradually builds to professional-quality techniques. Each lesson is designed to be completed in hour or less, introducing and clearly explaining essential concepts, providing practical examples, and encouraging you to build simple programs on your own. Coverage includes: Understanding C program components and structure Mastering essential C syntax and program control Using core language features, including numeric arrays, pointers, characters, strings, structures, and variable scope Interacting with the screen, printer, and keyboard Using functions and exploring the C Function Library Working with memory and the compiler Contents at a Glance PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF C 1 Getting Started with C 2 The Components of a C Program 3 Storing Information: Variables and Constants 4 The Pieces of a C Program: Statements, Expressions, and Operators 5 Packaging Code in Functions 6 Basic Program Control 7 Fundamentals of Reading and Writing Information PART II: PUTTING C TO WORK 8 Using Numeric Arrays 9 Understanding Pointers 10 Working with Characters and Strings 11 Implementing Structures, Unions, and TypeDefs 12 Understanding Variable Scope 13 Advanced Program Control 14 Working with the Screen, Printer, and Keyboard PART III: ADVANCED C 15 Pointers to Pointers and Arrays of Pointers 16 Pointers to Functions and Linked Lists 17 Using Disk Files 18 Manipulating Strings 19 Getting More from Functions 20 Exploring the C Function Library 21 Working with Memory 22 Advanced Compiler Use PART IV: APPENDIXES A ASCII Chart B C/C++ Reserved Words C Common C Functions D Answers
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
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.