Why augmented reality (AR) app development is about to explode

By Raghav Sood, author of Pro Android Augmented Reality and owner of Appaholics, an Android app development company.

If you’re a smart phone app developer who’s been trying to create an augmented reality (AR) app, there’s a good chance your countless attempts have failed. Today’s smart phone technology is simply not at the level to allow for complex AR programming.

The good news is it’s time to pull your AR app concepts off the back burner. Within the next six months to a year, smart phones’...

By Apress, 27 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Devices, Industry, VR.

Are you on board with JavaScript test-driven development?

By Tom Barker, co-author of Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (Apress, 2012) and author of soon to be released JavaScript Performance: Monitoring and Visualization (Apress, 2012)).

If you program exclusively in JavaScript, you haven’t been able to incorporate test-driven development (TDD) into your process until about a year ago. That’s when unit-testing frameworks – my favourite is Jasmine, developed by Pivotal Labs – became available. Is it worth...

By Apress, 25 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Java, Languages.

How to survive the behind-the-scenes-magic of Objective C

By Matthew Campbell, author of Objective-C Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

The glazed look on some developers’ faces usually emerges on Day 2 of my three-day Objective-C intensive. Having taught several hundred students this programming language, I know this deer-in-the-headlights expression well. It means the developers – aghast, frustrated or worse –  realize they simply don’t have a handle on the concepts behind Objective-C.

There’s a good...

By Apress, 24 September 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Design, iOS, Languages.