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…

Introducing Jakarta EE CDI

Introducing Jakarta EE CDI

Discover the Jakarta EE Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI 2.0) framework which helps you write better code through the use of well-defined enterprise Java-based components and beans (EJBs). If you have ever wanted to write clean Java EE code, this short book is your best guide for doing so:…

Practical Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Practical Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Use this fast-paced and comprehensive guide to build cloud-based solutions on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You will understand cloud infrastructure, and learn how to launch new applications and move existing applications to Oracle Cloud. Emerging trends in software architecture are covered such as autonomous platforms, infrastructure as code, containerized applications,…