Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide: Game #2

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post on #AltDevBlogADay reviewing a Unity3D book written by Ryan Henson Creighton, Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide (buy the book, it’s pretty good, so far), but I only gotten around to Chapter 4. So for this blog post, I will go through some of the other chapters, particularly Chapter 5 and 6, which is … Continue reading Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide: Game #2

Review: iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

iPhone JavaScript Cookbook This book is written by Arturo Fernandez Montoro. This book is written for web dev guys, I guess, who wants to write native looking web applications for the iPhone. The book introduces a lot of frameworks to make life easier. the frameworks include native looking assets for user interface building, which you can call with just a line of code. This book … Continue reading Review: iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

New iOS and Android Books from Packt

iPhone JavaScript Cookbook Written by Arturo Fernandez Montoro Overview of iPhone JavaScript Cookbook Build web applications for iPhone with a native look feel using only JavaScript, CSS, and XHTML Develop applications faster using frameworks Integrate videos, sound, and images into your iPhone applications Work with data using SQL and AJAX Write code to integrate your own applications with famous websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and … Continue reading New iOS and Android Books from Packt

iPhone and iOS books Giveway!

So Packt Publishing recently released a couple of iPhone and iOS books: iPhone JavaScript Cookbook Link: http://www.packtpub.com/iphone-javascript-cookbook/book Core Data iOS Essentials   Link: http://www.packtpub.com/core-data-ios-essentials/book Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook Link: http://www.packtpub.com/cocoa-and-objective-c-cookbook/book And the wonderful people that had been giving me free books, asked me to hold a giveaway contest, so that well, you guys can get them too. How to join? All you have to do … Continue reading iPhone and iOS books Giveway!

Packt Celebrates its 50th Oracle Book

Throughout July Packt Publishing will be celebrating the release of its 50th Oracle book – cementing its reputation as one of the leading publishers in Oracle books. To mark this milestone Packt is offering the following discounts: ·         20% off all Oracle print books ·         30% off all Oracle eBooks Packt first started publishing Oracle books in 2006, and has since published best-sellers such as … Continue reading Packt Celebrates its 50th Oracle Book

Packt Open Source announce exclusive discount offers on best-selling books

Packt Open Source has this week announced a series of discounts on its selection of best selling Open Source books. Readers will be offered exclusive discounts off the cover price of selected print books and eBooks for a limited period only.  So far in 2011, Packt Open Source announced in March that its donations to Open Source projects has surpassed the $300,000 mark, while in … Continue reading Packt Open Source announce exclusive discount offers on best-selling books

Review: Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide

This is an excerpt of my previous blog post. This book is written by Ryan Henson Creighton aka Cassie the 5 yr old game developer’s dad. This book is about 380 something pages, and it takes you through Unity from the basics (as in what Unity is, what you can and cannot do *hint* MMOs unless you are really popular and has like a hundred … Continue reading Review: Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide

Build fun games even if you’ve never coded before

Reblog of my AltDevBlogADay post. “Start developing games straight away. Build your first game in the first chapter.” “Fun and fast paced. Ideal for readers with no game programming experience.” “A cool guide to get into the game industry quickly.” Doesn’t that sound like an advertisement for weight loss, except for well, making games. Those are the lines on the “back cover” (if eBooks have … Continue reading Build fun games even if you’ve never coded before