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Pro iPhone Development with Swift 5

Pro iPhone Development with Swift 5

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

If you've already learned the basics of Swift and iOS programming, it's time to take your skills to the next level. In this follow up work to the best-selling Beginning iPhone Development with Swift, you'll learn tips for organizing and debugging Swift code, using multi-threaded programming with Grand Central Dispatch, passing data between view controllers, and designing apps for multiple languages. You'll also see how to play audio and video files, access the camera and save pictures to the Photos library, use location services to pinpoint your position on a map, display web pages, and create animation to spice up any user interface. Finally, you'll learn how to use Apple's advanced frameworks for machine learning, facial and text recognition, and creating augmented reality apps. Pro iPhone Development with Swift 5 provides insightful instruction on how to improve your existing apps or create powerful new iOS apps using the latest version of the Swift programming language. What You Will Learn Save and retrieve data when apps close or get pushed in the background Recognize speech with Apple's advanced frameworks Create augmented reality apps Understand spoken commands with Siri Who This Book is For Aspiring iOS app developers familiar with the Apple Swift programming language and/or the iOS SDK, but ready to move to the next level.

Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 5

Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 5

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Learn how to integrate all the interface elements iOS users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. In this edition of the best selling book, you'll also learn about touch gestures, table views, and collection views for displaying data on a user interface. Assuming little or no working knowledge of the Swift programming language, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, this book offers a comprehensive course in iPhone and iPad programming. The book starts with a gentle introduction to using Xcode and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application. You'll start with designing basic user interfaces and then explore more sophisticated ones that involve multiple screens such as navigation controllers, tab bars, tool bars, page views, and split views that are particularly useful on the larger screens of the iPad and certain iPhone models. And there's much more! Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 5 covers the basic information you need to get up and running quickly to turn your great ideas into working iOS apps. Once you're ready, move on to Pro iPhone Development with Swift 5 to learn more of the really unique aspects of iOS programming and the Swift language. What You Will Learn Discover what data persistence is, and why it's important Build cool, crisp user interfaces Display data in Table Views Work with all the most commonly used iOS Frameworks Who This Book is For Aspiring iOS app developers new to the Apple Swift programming language and/or the iOS SDK.

Beginning ARKit for iPhone and iPad

Beginning ARKit for iPhone and iPad

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2018

Explore how to use ARKit to create iOS apps and learn the basics of augmented reality while diving into ARKit specific topics. This book reveals how augmented reality allows you to view the screen on an iOS device, aim the camera at a nearby scene, and view both the real items in that scene as well as a graphic image overlaid on to that scene. You'll start by accessing the camera and teaching your app to track the world around its device. You'll then see how to position nodes and create augmented reality shapes and textures. Next you'll have your creations interact with their environment by programming workable physics, detecting planes, measuring distance, and applying virtual force. Finally you'll learn how to hit test and troubleshoot your applications to ensure they interact with the real world around them seamlessly. ARKit is Apple's software framework for creating augmented reality apps on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Unlike virtual reality that creates an entirely artificial world for the user to view and explore, Beginning ARKit for iPhone and iPad will show you how augmented reality places artificial items in an actual scene displayed by an iOS device's camera. What You'll Learn Access the camera Use ARKit's hit testing for tracked geometry Apply and combine real world and virtual physics Who This Book Is For Programmers familiar with the basics of Swift programming who want to dive into developing iOS applications with Swift.

Office 2019 For Dummies

Office 2019 For Dummies

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2018

Now updated and revised to cover the latest features of Microsoft Office 2019 The world's leading suite of business productivity software, Microsoft Office helps users complete common business tasks, including word processing, email, presentations, data management and analysis, and much more. Whether you need accessible instruction on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, or Access--or all of the above--this handy reference makes it easier. In Office X For Dummies, you'll get help with typing and formatting text in Word, creating and navigating an Excel spreadsheet, creating a powerful PowerPoint presentation, adding color, pictures, and sound to a presentation, configuring email with Outlook, designing an Access database, and more. Information is presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than twenty years. Get insight into common tasks and advanced tools Find full coverage of each application in the suite Benefit from updated information based on the newest software release Make your work life easier and more efficiently If you need to make sense of Office X and don't have time to waste, this is the trusted reference you'll want to keep close at hand!

macOS Programming for Absolute Beginners

macOS Programming for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Learn how to code for the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, and MacBook using Swift, Apple's hottest programming language. Fully updated to cover the new MacBook Touch Bar, macOS Programming for Absolute Beginners will not only teach complete programming novices how to write macOS programs, but it can also help experienced programmers moving to the Mac for the first time. You will learn the principles of programming, how to use Swift and Xcode, and how to combine your knowledge into writing macOS programs. If you've always wanted to learn coding but felt stymied by the limitation of simplistic programming languages or intimidated by professional but complicated programming languages, then you'll want to learn Swift. Swift is your gateway to both Mac and iOS app development while being powerful and easy to learn at the same time, and macOS Programming for Absolute Beginners is the perfect place to start - add it to your library today.What You'll Learn Master the basic principles of object-oriented programming Use Xcode, the main programming tool used for both macOS and iOS development See what makes Swift unique and powerful as a programming language and why you should learn it Create macOS programs using Swift and Xcode Apply interface principles that follow Apple's Human Interface Guidelines Take advantage of the new Touch Bar Who This Book Is For People who want to learn programming for the first time and for experienced programmers wanting to learn Xcode and the Mac for the first time.

Absolute Beginners Guide to Computing

Absolute Beginners Guide to Computing

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2016

Learn and understand how you can perform a wide range of tasks on your new Windows computer, including managing files, browsing the internet, and protecting yourself, as well as interacting with Cortana. Using Absolute Beginners Guide to Computing you will see how to use Windows, and how you can connect and communicate with others. You will learn the basics of browsing the web, how to send email, and sign up for services. You will learn about some of the social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. You will also learn how to connect and use external hardware, and process digital music, photos, and video. Written by an author who has written multiple computing titles, this book is friendly and approachable, and can teach anyone how to use a computer. With simple steps, easy troubleshooting, and online resources, it's the best place to learn how to make computing a part of your life. What You'll Learn: Get pictures onto your computer to share Listen to digital music What clubs, groups, and other resources there are to help Who this Book Is For Anyone that wants to learn all the latest Windows features. Beginners who want to use their new Windows computer to share pictures or video clips on YouTube or Facebook to those seeking a common sense approach to safe computing.

Office 2016 For Dummies

Office 2016 For Dummies

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2016

Office 2016 For Dummies (9781119293477) was previously published as Office 2016 For Dummies (9781119077374). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The bestselling Microsoft Office book of all time Packed with straightforward, friendly instruction, this updated edition of the bestselling Microsoft Office book gets you thoroughly up to speed on the latest version of the industry standard for office productivity suites. In no time, Office 2016 For Dummies will help you become a whiz at Word, take your Excel skills to new heights, add pizzazz to your PowerPoint presentations, and make every part of your work day more organized and productive. Following alongside approachable, plain-English explanations, you'll quickly discover how to type, format text, and design documents in Word; navigate and edit spreadsheets, create formulas, and analyze data in Excel; configure email, store contacts, organize tasks, and schedule your time with Outlook; create and edit well-designed and crowd-pleasing PowerPoint presentations; and design, edit, and modify an Access database. Even if the mere thought of working with Microsoft Office makes you nervous, this fun and friendly guide makes it easy. * Helps you make sense of word processing, email, presentations, data management and analysis, and much more * Covers the five main Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access * Walks you through the new features of Microsoft Office 2016 * Written by a veteran author who has written more than 20 For Dummies books, which account for more than three million books in print If you're an uninitiated user looking to make the most of this powerful suite of applications, this hands-on, friendly guide is the key to your brand new Office!

Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners

Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2016

Best-selling author Wallace Wang teaches you how to use El Capitan, the latest version of the Mac operating system, in everyday situations. This book shows you, the beginner Mac user, how to get up and running, operate, and work day-to-day on your Mac. You will learn how to run applications, manage windows and files, work with the internet, and more. You will even learn how to use your Mac with an iPhone and an Apple watch. If you've ever felt that you couldn't learn how to use a Mac, this is your opportunity to give it a go. What you'll learn How to get up and running with Mac OS X El Capitan How to navigate and manage views How to manage your files What entertainment options are available to you, and how to use them How to maintain your Mac How to work with iPhone and Apple watch. Who This Book Is For Anyone who wants to learn how to use OS X El Capitan. No previous experience is required.

Office 2016 fur Dummies

Office 2016 fur Dummies

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2016

Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners

Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2015

Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners is your step-by-step guide to learning how to code using Swift, Apple's hottest new programming language. This book will not only teach complete programming novices how to write OS X programs, but it can also help experienced programmers moving to the Macintosh for the first time. You will learn to understand the principles of programming, how to use Swift and Xcode, and how to combine your knowledge into writing OS X programs. If you've always wanted to learn coding but felt stymied by the limitation of simplistic programming languages or intimidated by professional but complicated programming languages, then you'll want to learn Swift. Swift is your gateway to both Macintosh and iOS app development while being powerful and easy to learn at the same time, and Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners is the perfect place to start - add it to your library today.

Office 2013 For Dummies

Office 2013 For Dummies

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2013

Office 2013 For Dummies is the key to your brand new Office! Packed with straightforward, friendly instruction, this update to one of the bestselling Office books of all time gets you thoroughly up to speed and helps you learn how to take full advantage of the new features in Office 2013. After coverage of the fundamentals, you'll discover how to spice up your Word documents, edit Excel spreadsheets and create formulas, add pizazz to your PowerPoint presentation, and much more. * Helps you harness the power of all five Office 2013 applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access * Discusses typing and formatting text in Word and easy ways to dress up your documents with color, graphics, and more * Demonstrates navigating and editing an Excel spreadsheet, creating formulas, and charting and analyzing Excel data * Walks you through creating a PowerPoint presentation and adding some punch with color, sound, pictures, and videos * Explores Outlook, including configuring e-mail, storing contacts, organizing tasks, scheduling your time, and setting appointments * Delves into designing Access databases, including editing, modifying, searching, sorting, and querying; also covers viewing and printing reports, and more The fun and friendly approach of Office 2013 For Dummies makes doing Office work easy and efficient!

Mac Programming for Absolute Beginners

Mac Programming for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2011

Want to learn how to program on your Mac? Not sure where to begin? Best-selling author Wallace Wang will explain how to get started with Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode. Whether you are an experienced Windows coder moving to the Mac, or you are completely new to programming, you'll see how the basic design of a Mac OS X program works, how Objective-C differs from other languages you may have used, and how to use the Xcode development environment. Most importantly, you'll learn how to use elements of the Cocoa framework to create windows, store data, and respond to users in your own Mac programs. If you want to learn how to develop apps with Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode, this book is a great first step. Here are just a few of the things you'll master along the way: Fundamental programming concepts aided by short, easy-to-understand examples How to use Xcode and related programming tools to save time and work more efficiently A firm understanding of the basics of Objective-C and how it compares to other languages you might know How to create simple apps using the Cocoa framework How to easily design, write, test, and market your finished program With this book and your trusty Mac, you're well on your way to transforming your Mac app ideas into real applications.

Office 2010 For Dummies

Office 2010 For Dummies

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2010

The latest edition of one of the bestselling Microsoft Office books of all time!Spend less time figuring out Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access and more time working on actual projects with this new edition of Office 2010 For Dummies. Filled with straightforward, friendly instruction, this book gets you thoroughly up to speed, and it actually makes doing Office work fun!First learn all the basics, then how to add more bells and whistles, including how to spice up your Word documents, edit Excel spreadsheets and create formulas, add sound to your PowerPoint presentation, and much more. * Helps you harness the power of Microsoft Office 2010 and all of its new functionality; the book covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access * Explains and instructs in the straightforward, friendly, For Dummies style that makes instruction more accessible and skill-building easier * Covers typing and formatting text in Word and spicing up your documents * Shows you how to navigate and edit an Excel spreadsheet, create formulas, and chart and analyze Excel data * Demonstrates how to create a PowerPoint presentation and add color, sound, and pictures * Explores Outlook, including configuring e-mail, storing contacts, organizing tasks, scheduling your time, and setting appointments * Delves into designing Access databases, including editing, modifying, searching, sorting, and querying; also covers viewing and printing reports, and moreBe ready to take full advantage of Microsoft Office 2010 with this fun and easy guide.

Beginning Programming All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Beginning Programming All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2008

So you want to be a programmer? Or maybe you just want to be able to make your computer do what YOU want for a change? Maybe you enjoy the challenge of identifying a problem and solving it. If programming intrigues you for whatever reason, Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is like having a starter programming library all in one handy, if beefy, book. In this practical guide, you'll find out about compiling, algorithms, best practices, debugging your programs, and much more. The concepts are illustrated in several different programming languages, so you'll get a feel for the variety of languages and the needs they fill. Seven minibooks cover:* Getting started* Programming basics* Data structures* Algorithms* Web programming* Programming language syntax* Applications Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to decide what you want your program to do, turn your instructions into machine language that the computer understands, use programming best practices, explore the how and why of data structuring, and more. You'll even get a look into various applications like database management, bioinformatics, computer security, and artificial intelligence. Soon you'll realize that - wow! You're a programmer! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Steal This Computer Book 4.0

Steal This Computer Book 4.0

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2006

Microsoft Office 2003 For Dummies

Microsoft Office 2003 For Dummies

Author: Wallace Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2003

If you have Microsoft Office 2003 For Dummies and just use it to create documents and for e-mail, that's like having the ultimate gourmet kitchen and only cooking frozen dinners or having a 42 plasma high-definition, sound surround TV and only watching old reruns. This book will help you take control of Office 2003 and use it to take control of your life at work or at home. It covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. (Note that not all versions of Office 2003 have Access.) You'll learn how to create all kinds of documents, set up and use databases, create spreadsheets and do all kinds of numerical calculations and computations, and present your creations in style. With detailed explanations and screen shots, this guide covers: creating, saving, opening, and printing any Office 2003 file; getting comfortable with common Office 2003 commands, including using the menus and toolbars, working with the task pane, using multiple windows, and copying and pasting with Office Clipboard; the basics for working in Word, plus info on formatting your text or document, aligning text, adding headers, footers, or page numbers, adding and editing pictures, and more; playing the numbers with Excel, with info on the basics of spreadsheets (numbers, labels, and formatting) and creating and editing formulas; creating and manipulating charts line, area, column, bar, and pie varieties; and creating PowerPoint presentations using AutoContent Wizard, a template, or from an existing presentation. It also covers: adding color, pictures, and transitions to jazz up your PowerPoint presentation; getting organized with Outlook, including handling e-mail, organizing contact information, managing tasks with a to-do list, and scheduling appointments; storing stuff in Access, with the basics on using a database, searching, sorting, and making queries, and creating reports Microsoft Office 2003 For Dummies was written by Wallace Wang, the popular, bestselling author of more than 20 For Dummies computer books. It gives you a great overview and step-by-step how-to for the most common and most helpful functions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. It's a great guide to exploring the incredible powers at your fingertips with Microsoft Office 2003 and enhancing your productivity. It's also a great reference to keep handy so you can get a quick review of tasks you don't often do or figure out more ways to use Office 2003 to make quick work of your work.