Create games from start to finish while learning game design and programming principles using the GameMaker Studio 2 game engine and GameMaker Language (GML).Game Development with GameMaker Studio 2 covers all aspects of game design and development from the initial idea to the final release, using an award-winning game engine. You learn how to create real-world video games based on classic and legendary video game genres. Each game project introduces and explains concepts of game development and design and coding principles, allowing you to build a wide set of skills while creating an exciting portfolio to kick-start a career in game development. Author Sebastiano Cossu teaches you to design levels in your games, draw sprites to populate your virtual worlds, program game objects for interaction with the player, incorporate custom music and sound effects, build GUIs for your menus and game interfaces, and support keyboard, mouse, and gamepad controls in your projects. He shows you how to build cross-platform games to run on all desktop platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS) and publish them on the most popular game stores such as Steam, GOG, Humble Store, and Itch.io. What You'll Learn Create games for different genresMaster GameMaker Language (GML) programmingApply game design principlesDelve into game programming patterns Who This Book is ForVideo game enthusiasts interested in game development and design. No prior programming experience is required.
Create games from start to finish while learning game design and programming principles using the GameMaker Studio 2 game engine and GameMaker Language (GML). Game Development with GameMaker Studio 2 covers all aspects of game design and development from the initial idea to the final release, using an award-winning game engine. You learn how to create real-world video games based on classic and legendary video game genres. Each game project introduces and explains concepts of game development and design and coding principles, allowing you to build a wide set of skills while creating an exciting portfolio to kick-start a career in game development. Author Sebastiano Cossu teaches you to design levels in your games, draw sprites to populate your virtual worlds, program game objects for interaction with the player, incorporate custom music and sound effects, build GUIs for your menus and game interfaces, and support keyboard, mouse, and gamepad controls in your projects. He shows you how to build cross-platform games to run on all desktop platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS) and publish them on the most popular game stores such as Steam, GOG, Humble Store, and Itch.io. What You'll Learn Create games for different genres Master GameMaker Language (GML) programming Apply game design principles Delve into game programming patterns Who This Book is For Video game enthusiasts interested in game development and design. No prior programming experience is required.
In modern architectures, business rules are modeled and maintained in central engines. But how can you modify existing rules or develop your own? How can these rules be integrated into the applications? BRFplus is the tool of choice for developing business rules in ABAP. This book introduces BRFplus in all its aspects. It explains the tool's architecture and how its rules are structured. You will learn how to modify and develop rules, how to incorporate them into your own landscape, and how to extend BRFplus. Including extensive examples and tutorials, this book is a one-stop resource for developers as well as business analysts. 1. BRFplus Walk-Through and Tutorial Get started with a complete tour through all Workbench tools, follow the development cycle, and learn how to create applications in the Workbench or via the API. 2. Objects Learn how to define, use, and link objects to each other, and benefit from a comprehensive reference for all object types, such as expressions, actions, and more. 3. Tools, Deployment, and Administration The book covers the entire development cycle: Imports and exports, transports, administration, as well as remote and local scenarios, are all dealt with in detail. 4. Advanced Topics Once your applications are deployed, you'll want to tune them: Find out how to enhance performance, trace processing, extend BRFplus' functionality, and integrate it into custom user interfaces. Highlights: Business rules and business rules management (BRM) Object management Objects: functions, data objects, rules and rulesets, expression and action types Tools and administration Advanced topics: performance, tracing, extending BRFplus, UI integration Deployment and methodology
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A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0672330245 ISBN-13: 9780672330247 Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a new Microsoft technology for allowing software to communicate. Superseding earlier technologies, such as COM/DCOM, .NET Remoting, ASP.NET Web Services, and the Web Services Enhancements for .NET, WCF provides a single solution that is designed to always be the best way to exchange data among software entities. It also provides the infrastructure for developing the next generation of Web services, with support for the WS-* family of specifications, and a new serialization system for enhanced performance. For information technology professionals, WCF supplies an impressive array of administration tools that enterprises and software vendors can use to reduce the cost of ownership of their solutions without writing a single line of code. Most important, WCF finally delivers on the long-postponed promise of model-driven software development with the new software factory approach, by which one can iteratively design solutions in a modeling language and generate executables from lower-level class libraries. Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed is designed to be the best resource for software developers and architects working with WCF. The book guides readers toward a conceptual understanding of all the facilities of WCF and provides step-by-step guides to applying the technology to practical problems. Introduces you to WCF and then takes you deep inside the technology Gives you nearly 100 best practices for programming with WCF Provides detailed coverage on how to version services that you will not find anywhere else Delves into using WCF together with Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows CardSpace Provides detailed coverage of the new high-performance data contract serializer for .NET Walks you through how to do secure, reliable, transacted messaging, and how to understand the options available Introduces you to federated, claims-based security, and shows you how to incorporate SAML and WS-Trust security token services into your architecture Provides step-by-step instructions for how to customize every aspect of WCF Shows you how to add your own behaviors, communication channels, message encoders, and transports Gives you options for implementing publish/subscribe solutions Walks you through how to do peer-to-peer communications with WCF As evangelists at Microsoft for WCF, Craig McMurtry, Marc Mercuri, Nigel Watling, and Matt Winkler are uniquely positioned to write this book. They had access to the product as it was being built and to the development team itself. Their work with enterprises and outside software vendors has given them insight into how others see the software, how they want to apply it, and the challenges they face in doing so. Foreword Introduction Part I Introducing the Windows Communication Foundation 2 The Fundamentals 3 Data Representation 4 Sessions, Reliable Sessions, Queues, and Transactions Part II Introducing the Windows Workflow Foundation 5 Fundamentals of the Windows Workflow Foundation 6 Using the Windows Communication Foundation and the Windows Part III Security 7 Security Basics 8 Windows CardSpace, Information Cards, and the Identity Metasystem 9 Securing Applications with Information Cards 10 Advanced Security Part IV Integration and Interoperability 11 Legacy Integration 12 Interoperability Part V Extending the Windows Communication Foundation 13 Custom Behaviors 14 Custom Channels 15 Custom Transports Part VI Special Cases 16 Publish/Subscribe Systems 17 Peer Communication 18 Representational State Transfer and Plain XML Services Part VII The Lifecycle of Windows Communication Foundation Applications 19 Manageability 20 Versioning Part VIII Guidance 21 Guidance Index
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