Genre: Science, Education
The agile model of software development has taken the world by storm. Now, in Agile Software Development, Second Edition, one of agile’s leading pioneers updates his Jolt Productivity award-winning book to reflect all that’s been learned about agile development since its original introduction.
Alistair Cockburn begins by updating his powerful model of software development as a “cooperative game of invention and communication.” Among the new ideas he introduces: harnessing competition without damaging collaboration; learning lessons from lean manufacturing; and balancing strategies for communication. Cockburn also explains how the cooperative game is played in business and on engineering projects, not just software development
Next, he systematically illuminates the agile model, shows how it has evolved, and answers the questions developers and project managers ask most often, including
· Where does agile development fit in our organization?
· How do we blend agile ideas with other ideas?
· How do we extend agile ideas more broadly?
Cockburn takes on crucial misconceptions that cause agile projects to fail. For example, you’ll learn why encoding project management strategies into fixed processes can lead to ineffective strategy decisions and costly mistakes. You’ll also find a thoughtful discussion of the controversial relationship between agile methods and user experience design.
Cockburn turns to the practical challenges of constructing agile methodologies for your own teams. You’ll learn how to tune and continuously reinvent your methodologies, and how to manage incomplete communication. This edition contains important new contributions on these and other topics:
· Agile and CMMI
· Introducing agile from the top down
· Revisiting “custom contracts”
· Creating change with “stickers”
In addition, Cockburn updates his discussion of the Crystal methodologies, which utilize his “cooperative game” as their central metaphor.
If you’re new to agile development, this book will help you succeed the first time out. If you’ve used agile methods before, Cockburn’s techniques will make you even more effective.
At first glance, it may seem like I’m reinventing the wheel; Windows already comes with a very complex, very functional GUI. Unfortunately, while the Windows GUI is great for office apps, quite frequently, it’s not suited for many games. Games tend to want a more precise control over the GUI than Windows can provide (for example, games may want to use alpha-blending to implement partially transparent windows - easy if you’ve written your own GUI, but next to impossible using the Windows GUI).
This article will walk you though how to create a GUI using C++ and DirectX. The series is divided into several parts, each dealing with a specific aspect of GUI programming:
Part I: The Basics, and the Mouse
Part II: Windows
Part III: Controls
Part IV: Resource Editors and Other Madness
NOTE: This document was originally four separate articles on www.gamedev.net. I’ve concatenated all four into one for the XGDC, but they remain otherwise unchanged. - Mason
Note: This article assumes you have some experience with NT device driver development.
Disclaimer: If you know anything beyond the word itself, you probably know more about matrices than I do. This discussion is a nonmathematical practical guide to using matrix math in OpenGL apps. The routines in the source code are for the most part drawn from standard textbooks or samples I found on the web. All I can say for the code is that it seems to work.
This book introduces embedded systems to C and C++ programmers. Topics include testing memory devices, writing and erasing Flash memory, verifying nonvolatile memory contents, controlling on-chip peripherals, device driver design and implementation, optimizing embedded code for size and speed, and making the most of C++ without a performance penalty.
This tutorial attempts to get you started developing with the Win32 API as quickly and clearly as possible.
You may use this tutorial for absolutely no charge, however there are costs associated with hosting it on the web. If you found it to be of use to you and want to give something back, I would be grateful for donations of any amount to help pay for this website. This page gets approximately 11 thousand hits a month, and it adds up after a while :)
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Best selling author Bruce Eckel has joined forces with Chuck Allison to write , the sequel to the highly received and best selling . Eckel is the master of teaching professional programmers how to quickly learn cutting edge topics in C++ that are glossed over in other C++ books. In , the authors cover the finer points of exception handling, defensive programming and string and stream processing that every C++ programmer needs to know. Special attention is given to generic programming where the authors reveal little known techniques for effectively using the Standard Template Library. In addition, Eckel and Allison demonstrate how to apply RTTI, design patterns and concurrent programming techniques to improve the quality of industrial strength C++ applications. This book is targeted at programmers of all levels of experience who want to master C++.
• Details the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) essential to streamlining your embedded development process
• Overview of the latest C/C++ Development toolkit
• Includes case studies of eclipse use including Monta Vista, LynuxWorks, and WindRiver
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