An examination of work, the organization of work, and the market forces that surround it, through the lens of the collaborative practice of game development.
Rank-and-file game developers bring videogames from concept to product, and yet their work is almost invisible, hidden behind the famous names of publishers, executives, or console manufacturers. In this book, Casey O'Donnell examines the creative collaborative practice of typical game developers. His investigation of why game developers work the way they do sheds light on our understanding of work, the organization of work, and the market forces that shape (and are shaped by) media industries. O'Donnell shows that the ability to play with the underlying systems -- technical, conceptual, and social -- is at the core of creative and collaborative practice, which is central to the New Economy. When access to underlying systems is undermined, so too is creative collaborative process.
Drawing on extensive fieldwork in game studios in the United States and India, O'Donnell stakes out new territory empirically, conceptually, and methodologically. Mimicking the structure of videogames, the book is divided into worlds, within which are levels; and each world ends with a boss fight, a "rant" about lessons learned and tools mastered. O'Donnell describes the process of videogame development from pre-production through production, considering such aspects as experimental systems, "socially mandatory" overtime, and the perpetual startup machine that exhausts young, initially enthusiastic workers. He links work practice to broader systems of publishing, manufacturing, and distribution; introduces the concept of a privileged "actor-intra-internetwork"; and describes patent and copyright enforcement by industry and the state.
Is it time to become a manager? Nest and vest? Join that start-up? Tell your boss he's a jerk? Resign in disgust? As a software engineer, at some point you realize that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Borland, Netscape, and Symantec in "Being Geek" -- the insightful and entertaining book that may help you make better decisions about your career.
Through a series of entertaining stories, Lopp walks through a complete job lifecycle, starting with the job search and finishing with the realization it might be time to look again. Plenty of books teach you how to interview for a job, or how to manage a project successfully, but only this book will help you handle many of the baffling circumstances you may encounter in your career. Understand your boss with the chapter on "Manager Management" Boost your career through networking with "We Travel in Tribes" Deliver effective presentations, with "How Not to Throw Up" Manage and actively participate in meetings, with "What's On the Agenda?" Realize when you should be looking for a new gig, with "The Itch"
Автор: Syngress Название: .NET Mobile Web Developers Guide, ISBN: 1928994563 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781928994565 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 4961 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book introduces Microsoft's flagship wireless development tool. "The .NET Mobile Web Developer's Guide" will provide readers with a solid guide to
developing mobile applications using Microsoft technologies. The focus of this book is on using ASP.NET and the .NET mobile SDK.
It provides an introduction to the .NET
platform and goes into moderate details on ASP.NET to allow readers to start developing ASP.NET applications. In addition, this book will give the readers the insight to use the various
Microsoft technologies for developing mobile applications. This book assumes the readers have experience in developing web applications and are familiar with any one of the
server-side technologies like ASP, JSP or PHP.
This is the first book availabl
on Microsoft's cornerstone wireless development tool. It is written by best selling, high profile authors. Wei Meng Lee and Shelley Powers are frequent speakers at all of the major
developer conferences have previously authored best selling books for O'Reilly & Associates, Wrox Press, SAMS and Que.
It comes with wallet-sized CD containing a
printable HTML version of the book, all of the source code examples and demos of popular ASP .NET and .NET Mobile programming tools. It provides comprehensive Coverage of the
.NET Mobile SDK and ASP.NET for Mobile Web developers.
Автор: John Cromie Название: QuickTime for .NET and COM Developers, ISBN: 0127745750 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780127745756 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 7964 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: At the heart of Apple`s hugely popular iLife software suite - iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, GarageBand, and iTunes - is QuickTime, the powerful media engine that drives elegant applications for managing movies, images, and audio files. This guide is suitable for developers using popular RAD tools such a Visual Basic .NET, C#, and Visual Basic 6.
Автор: Andrew Sloss Название: ARM System Developer`s Guide, ISBN: 1558608745 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781558608740 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 8310 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Demonstrates not only how to write efficient ARM software in C and assembly but also how to optimize code. This book outlines distinctions among the versions of the ARM architecture. It demonstrates how to implement DSP algorithms. It describes the cache technologies that surround the ARM cores as well as memory management techniques.
Автор: Michael Cross Название: Developer`s Guide to Web Application Security, ISBN: 159749061X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781597490610 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 4961 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Over 75% of network attacks are targeted at the web application layer. This book provides explicit hacks, tutorials, penetration tests, and step-by-step demonstrations for security professionals and Web application developers to defend their most vulnerable applications.This book defines Web application security, why it should be addressed earlier in the lifecycle in development and quality assurance, and how it differs from other types of Internet security. Additionally, the book examines the procedures and technologies that are essential to developing, penetration testing and releasing a secure Web application. Through a review of recent Web application breaches, the book will expose the prolific methods hackers use to execute Web attacks using common vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting and Buffer Overflows in the application layer. By taking an in-depth look at the techniques hackers use to exploit Web applications, readers will be better equipped to protect confidential.
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