Quantitative Evaluation of Systems

Quantitative Evaluation of Systems

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems, QEST 2015, held in Madrid, Spain, in September 2015. The 19 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: modelling and applications; tools; petri…

Lua Game Development Cookbook

Lua Game Development Cookbook

The Lua language allows developers to create everything from simple to advanced applications and to create the games they want. Creating a good game is an art, and using the right tools and knowledge is essential in making game development easier. This book will guide you through each…

Game User Experience Evaluation

Game User Experience Evaluation

Evaluating interactive systems for their user experience (UX) is a standard approach in industry and research today. This book explores the areas of game design and development and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) as ways to understand the various contributing aspects of the overall gaming experience. Fully updated, extended…

Learning Game AI Programming with Lua

Learning Game AI Programming with Lua

Game AI can be easily broken up into a number of components such as decision making, animation handling, and tactics, but the balance and interaction between each system strikes a balance between good AI and bad AI. Beginning with an introduction to the AI sandbox, each new aspect…

LOVE for Lua Game Programming

LOVE for Lua Game Programming

LOVE is a game development framework for making 2D games using the Lua programming language. LOVE is totally free, and can be used in anything from friendly open-source hobby projects, to closed-source commercial ones. Using the Lua programming framework, one can use LOVE2D to make any sort of…

Learn Lua for iOS Game Development

Learn Lua for iOS Game Development

So you have a great game idea for iPhone or iPad, but Objective-C just seems a bit daunting. What are your alternatives? The App Store is very picky about languages, but there is hope: Lua is a versatile, lightweight, fast, and easy to learn language that you can…

CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide Exam CS0-002 Ed 2

CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide Exam CS0-002 Ed 2

This updated study guide by two security experts will help you prepare for the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam. Position yourself for success with coverage of crucial security topics! Where can you find 100% coverage of the revised CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam objectives? It’s all in the CompTIA…

CASP+ Practice Tests

CASP+ Practice Tests

Power through your CASP+ Exam CAS-003 preparation with these invaluable practice questions For those studying for the CASP+ Exam CAS-003, Nadean H. Tanner’s CASP+ Practice Tests Exam CAS-003 will help you make the most of your prep time. The included two practice exams, domain-by-domain questions, and the accompanying…

The Art of Immutable Architecture

The Art of Immutable Architecture

This book teaches you how to evaluate a distributed system from the perspective of immutable objects. You will understand the problems in existing designs, know how to make small modifications to correct those problems, and learn to apply the principles of immutable architecture to your tools.

JavaScript: The New Toys

JavaScript: The New Toys

All of JavaScript’s newest features, in depth, made easy to understand. JavaScript is a rapidly changing language and it can be challenging to keep up with all the new toys being added. JavaScript: The New Toys explores the newest features of the world’s most popular programming language while…