Presentation Zen Design
Creating and delivering a successful presentation today often means breaking through the noise and allowing your audience to focus on you and your message. You can have a great impact using simple design choices in your presentations but you just need to know where to start. Here to guide you on your journey is best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds, whose design wisdom and advice will open your eyes and give you new ways to look at your slides. Filled with practical insights and plenty of examples, you’ll learn how to design effective presentations that contain text, data, color, images, and video. Once the design guidelines are established, you will benefit from Garr’s years of experience as a master presenter and learn how you can achieve an overall harmony and balance using the powerful tenet of simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.
Pro Android C with the NDK
Android is one of the major players in the mobile phone market. Android is a mobile platform that is built on the top of Linux operating system. The native-code support on Android offers endless opportunities to application developers, not limited the functionality that is provided by Android framework. Pro Android C++ with the NDK is an advanced tutorial and professional reference for today's more sophisticated app developers now porting, developing or employing C++ and other native code to integrate into the Android platform to run sophisticated native apps and better performing apps in general. Using a game app case study, this book explores tools for troubleshooting, debugging, analyzing memory issues, unit testing, unit test code coverage, performance measurement, on native applications, as well as integrating the Android NDK toolchain into existing Autoconf, Makefile, CMake, or JAM based build systems. Pro Android C++ with the NDK also covers the following: · The Android platform, and getting up to speed with the Android NDK, and exploring the APIs that are provided in native space. An overview of Java Native Interface (JNI), and auto-generating JNI code through Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator (SWIG). An introduction to Bionic API, native networking. native multithreading, and the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) support. Native graphics and sound using JNI Graphics, OpenGL ES, and OpenSL ES. Debugging and troubleshooting native applications using Logging, GNU Debugger (GDB), Eclipse Debugger, Valgrind, strace, and other tools. Profiling native code using GProf to identify performance bottlenecks, and NEON/SIMD optimization from an advanced perspective, with tips and recommendations.
Flex 3 Cookbook
The best way to showcase a powerful new technology is to demonstrate its real-world results, and that's exactly what this new Cookbook does with Adobe Flex 3. Wide ranging and highly practical, Flex 3 Cookbook contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. You'll find everything from Flex basics, to solutions for working with visual components and data access, to tips on application development, unit testing, and using Adobe AIR. You also get ideas from the development community. Through its Flex Cookbook website (www.adobe.com/devnet/), Adobe invited Flex developers to post their own solutions for working with this technology, and from hundreds of posts, the authors chose the best and most useful solutions to supplement Flex 3 Cookbook. Each recipe inside provides a solution to a common problem, explains how and why it works, and offers sample code that you can put to use immediately. Topics include: Containers and dialogues Working with Text Data driven components DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid ItemRenderers and Editors Images, bitmaps, videos, and sounds CSS, styling, and skinning States and effects Working with Collections, arrays, and DataProviders Using DataBinding Validation, formatting, and regular expressions Using Charts and data visualization Services and Data Access Using RSLs and Modules Working with Adobe AIR Whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology, you'll discover how to get quick results with Flex 3 using the recipes in this Cookbook. It's an ideal way to jumpstart your next web application.
Belly Fat Effect
You've done all the right things to lose weight and balance your blood sugar. You've counted calories, exercised, and switched to a low-glycemic diet-all with no long-term success. In Belly Fat Effect, Mike Mutzel provides the missing links that are standing between you and weight control and blood sugar management. New research has proved that the 'calories in-calories out' path to weight loss is obsolete. It just doesn't work for good reason: Eating fewer calories and exercising more doesn't account for the waist-busting influence of inflammatory foods, gut bacteria, and other metabolic influences. Belly Fat Effect translates the new science into useable information that will give you a winning edge over your excess pounds and roller-coaster blood sugar levels. Learn now how to burn fat, not store it.
Enterprise Development with Flex
If you want to use Adobe Flex to build production-quality Rich Internet Applications for the enterprise, this groundbreaking book shows you exactly what's required. You'll learn efficient techniques and best practices, and compare several frameworks and tools available for RIA development -- well beyond anything you'll find in Flex tutorials and product documentation. Through many practical examples, the authors impart their considerable experience to help you overcome challenges during your project's life cycle. Enterprise Development with Flex also suggests proper tools and methodologies, guidelines for determining the skill sets required for the project, and much more. Choose among several frameworks to build Flex applications, including Cairngorm, PureMVC, Mate, and Clear Toolkit Apply selected design patterns with Flex Learn how to extend the Flex framework and build your own component library Develop a sample AIR application that automatically synchronizes local and remote databases to support your sales force Get solutions for leveraging AMF protocol and synchronizing Flex client data modifications with BlazeDS-based servers Determine the actual performance of your application and improve its efficiency
Critical Testing Processes
* *A must-read for software testers from a noted software testing guru *Examples, specifics, and a running case study bring the content to life *Separates software test processes into three categories: routing, highly-visible, and mission-critical
Glued to Games
With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, "Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound" brings something new to the discussion. It is the first truly balanced research-based analysis on the games and gamers, addressing both the positive and negative aspects of habitual playing by drawing on significant recent studies and established motivational theory. Filled with examples from popular games and the real experiences of gamers themselves, "Glued to Games" gets to the heart of gaming's powerful psychological and emotional allure--the benefits as well as the dangers. It gives everyone from researchers to parents to gamers themselves a clearer understanding the psychology of gaming, while offering prescriptions for healthier, more enjoyable games and gaming experiences.
Just Like Heaven
Arthur falls in love with Laura, the young woman he discovers in the closet of his San Francisco apartment whom only he can see, after she informs him that her body is in a coma across town, and when doctors prepare to end Lauren's medical care, it is up to Arthur to preserve their magical bond. Originally published as If Only It Were True. Reissue. (A DreamWorks Pictures film, releasing Fall 2005, starring Reese Witherspoon & Mark Ruffalo) (General Fiction)
Body and Building
Essays on the changing relationship of the human body and architecture.
Adobe AIR in Action