Author: J. C. Sasser
Publisher: Koehler Books
ISBN: 1633932656
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Gradle Bird has lived her entire life with her Grandpa, Leonard, at a seedy motel and truck stop off Georgia's I-16. But when Leonard moves her to a crumbling old house rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Ms. Annalee Spivey, Gradle is plunged into a lush, magical world much stranger and more dangerous than from the one she came. Here she meets Sonny Joe Stitch, a Siamese Fighting Fish connoisseur overdosed on testosterone, a crippled, Bible-thumping hobo named Ceif "Tadpole" Walker, and the only true friend she will ever know, a schizophrenic genius, music-man, and professional dumpster-diver, D-5 Delvis Miles. As Gradle falls deeper into Delvis's imaginary and fantastical world, unsettling dangers lurk, and when surfaced Gradle discovers unforeseen depths in herself and the people she loves the most. Gradle Bird is an unusual tale of self-discovery and redemption that explores the infirmities of fatherly love, the complexities of human cruelty, and the consequences of guilt, proving they are possible to overcome no matter how dark and horrible the cause.

Desperation Road eBook

Author: Michael Farris Smith
Publisher: ars vivendi Verlag
ISBN: 9783869139739
Release Date: 2018-10-30
Genre: Fiction

Mississippi-Delta: Elf lange Jahre saß Russell Gaines im Gefängnis, weil er betrunken Auto fuhr und dabei einen Jugendlichen tötete. Doch am Morgen seiner Entlassung muss er feststellen, dass nicht jeder der Meinung ist, er hätte schon für seine Schuld bezahlt. Am selben Tag stapfen eine Frau namens Maben und ihre kleine Tochter Annalee die Interstate entlang, verzweifelt, erschöpft, und bezahlen mit ihren letzten paar Dollar ein Zimmer für die Nacht - eine Nacht, die damit enden wird, dass Maben mit einer Pistole in der Hand durch die Dunkelheit irrt und ein Deputy tot auf der Straße liegt. Im Morgengrauen kreuzen sich die Wege von Russell und Maben, und der Ex-Sträfling muss sich entscheiden, wessen Leben er retten wird: sein eigenes oder das der Frau und ihrer Tochter.

Gradle Recipes for Android

Author: Ken Kousen
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491947302
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Computers

Android adopted Gradle as the preferred build automation system a few years ago, but many Android developers are still unfamiliar with this open source tool. This hands-on guide provides a collection of Gradle recipes to help you quickly and easily accomplish the most common build tasks for your Android apps. You’ll learn how to customize project layouts, add dependencies, and generate many different versions of your app. Gradle is based on Groovy, yet very little knowledge of the JVM language is required for you to get started. Code examples use Android SDK version 23, with emulators from Marshmallow (Android 6) or Lollipop (Android 5). If you’re comfortable with Java and Android, you’re ready. Understand Gradle’s generated build files for Android apps Run Gradle from the command line or inside Android Studio Add more Java libraries to your Android app Import and export Eclipse ADT projects Digitally sign a Release APK for the Google Play store Use product flavors to build many versions of the same app Add custom tasks to the Gradle build process Test both your app’s Android and non-Android components Improve the performance of your Gradle build

Building and Testing with Gradle

Author: Tim Berglund
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449313098
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Genre: Computers

Build and test software written in Java and many other languages with Gradle, the open source project automation tool that’s getting a lot of attention. This concise introduction provides numerous code examples to help you explore Gradle, both as a build tool and as a complete solution for automating the compilation, test, and release process of simple and enterprise-level applications. Discover how Gradle improves on the best ideas of Ant, Maven, and other build tools, with standards for developers who want them and lots of flexibility for those who prefer less structure. Use Gradle with Groovy, Clojure, Scala, and languages beyond the JVM, such as Flex and C Get started building a simple Java program using Gradle's command line tooling and a small build script Learn how to configure and construct tasks, Gradle's fundamental unit of build activity Take advantage of Gradle's integration with Ant Use Gradle to integrate with or transition from Maven, and to build software more cleanly Perform application unit and integration tests using JUnit, TestNG, Spock, and Geb

Dear Martin

Author: Nic Stone
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644405165
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

«Absolut unglaublich, ehrlich und herzzerreißend!» Angie Thomas, Autorin von «The Hate U Give» Justyce McAllister ist einer der Besten seiner Klasse, Captain des Debattierclubs und Anwärter auf einen Studienplatz in Yale – doch all das interessiert den Polizisten, der Justyce die Handschellen umlegt, nur wenig. Der Grund für seine Verhaftung: Justyce ist schwarz. Und er lebt in den USA im Jahr 2017. Mit Briefen an sein großes Vorbild Martin Luther King jr. versucht Justyce, dem alltäglichen Rassismus etwas entgegenzusetzen. Und dann ist da noch Sarah-Jane, seine kluge, schöne — und weiße – Debattierpartnerin. Als jedoch sein bester Freund Manny erschossen wird, scheint es, als ob selbst Martin Luther King jr. keine Antwort mehr für Justyce bereithält.


Author: Thomas Hood
ISBN: BSB:BSB10063896
Release Date: 1860

Kleine Meerjungfrauen und h ssliche Entlein

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN: 3806749736
Release Date: 2002

6 bekannte Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) u.a. äDäumelinchenä, äDer standhafte Zinnsoldatä, äDie Nachtigallä, äDie Prinzessin auf der Erbseä. - Ab 8.

LibGDX Game Development By Example

Author: James Cook
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785288845
Release Date: 2015-08-26
Genre: Computers

Learn how to create your very own game using the libGDX cross-platform framework About This Book Learn the core features of libGDX to develop your own exciting games Explore game development concepts through example projects Target games for major app stores quickly and easily with libGDX's cross-platform functionality Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who wish to learn the concepts of game development using libGDX. An understanding of Java and other programming languages would definitely be helpful, although it is not a must. What You Will Learn Create and configure a libGDX project to get started with making games Get to grips with a simple game loop that will drive your games Manage game assets to reduce code duplication and speed up development Pack game assets together into single assets to increase your game's performance Display textures on the screen and manipulate them with play input Play various types of sounds that a game can generate Design and modify a game user interface with libGDX's built-in tools Develop a game that will run across various platforms In Detail LibGDX is a cross-platform game development framework in Java that makes game programming easier and fun to do. It currently supports Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, and HTML5. With a vast feature set on offer, there isn't a game that can't be made using libGDX. It allows you to write your code once and deploy it to multiple platforms without modification. With cross-platform delivery at its heart, a game can be made to target the major markets quickly and cost effectively. This book starts with a simple game through which the game update cycle is explained, including loading textures onto your screen, moving them around, and responding to input. From there you'll move on to more advanced concepts such as creating a formal game structure with a menu screen, adding a game screen and loading screen, sprite sheets, and animations. You'll explore how to introduce a font to optimize text, and with the help of a game that you'll create, you'll familiarise yourself with the 2D tile map API to create worlds that scroll as the characters move. In the final sample game of the book, you'll implement a basic version of an Angry Birds clone, which will allow you to use the physic library box2D that libGDX provides access to. An overview of exporting games to different platforms is then provided. Finally, you will discover how to integrate third-party services into games and take a sneak peak at the Social Media API to get a basic understanding of how it fits into the libGDX ecosystem. Style and approach With this book you'll learn game development with libGDX through example game projects. You'll finish the book with a thorough understanding of libGDX game development, along with completed games that you'll have built yourself.

Die Farben des Himmels

Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641173982
Release Date: 2018-05-14
Genre: Fiction

Die abgeschiedene Farm ihrer Familie in Maine ist die einzige Welt, die Christina Olson kennt. Eine seltene Krankheit schränkt ihren Radius extrem ein und verhindert, dass sie diesen kleinen Kosmos verlassen kann. Als ihre ersehnte Verlobung in die Brüche geht, platzt ihre letzte Hoffnung, der klaustrophobischen Enge ihres Lebens zu entkommen. Doch dank ihres unbeugsamen Willens gelingt es Christina, sich eine ganz eigene Welt zu erschaffen – in deren Mittelpunkt die tiefe Freundschaft mit dem Maler Andrew Wyeth steht. Er zeigt ihr, dass es mehr als eine Art gibt zu lieben, und verewigt sie in einem der berühmtesten amerikanischen Gemälde des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Temple Bar

Author: George Augustus Sala
ISBN: UCAL:B3042613
Release Date: 1897
Genre: English periodicals

Ein Wunder ist nichts dagegen

Author: Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 3596183375
Release Date: 2009

Arlene Fleet glaubt, als Teenagerin aus Rache einen Jungen erschlagen zu haben. Damit er ihr Geheimnis schützt, verspricht sie Gott, keinen Sex mehr zu haben, nicht zu lügen und ihrer Heimatstadt in Alabama fern zu bleiben. Aber nach 10 Jahren kommt ihre Vergangenheit ans Licht.