Monthly Archives: April 2012

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HTML5 Games: Fixing Our Demo

In my HTML5 Games: Optimizing Your Game Loop I created a demo app in order to show you some techniques for optimizing a game loop. In that post we covered the demo creation, along with some browser tools, and narrowed … Continue reading

HTML5 Games: Optimizing Your Game Loop

This post will give you some techniques for optimizing your game loop using browser profiling tools, thus improving the performance of your game. The various profiling tools available for the most popular browsers will be discussed, along with a description … Continue reading

26 New Books and Videos Added to Safari Books Online

Here are just 26 of the 75 new books and videos that were added into Safari Books Online during the week of April 16-20, 2012. Title: Stress-free living By: Infinite Ideas; Elisabeth Wilson Publisher: Infinite Ideas   Title: Financial Management … Continue reading

HTML5 Canvas Games: Tracking Transformation Matrices

In my CSS Tricks for HTML5 Canvas Games post, I covered techniqes such as upscaling, anti-aliasing, and the use of 3D. In this post we will build a library for trackig transformation matrices, which can save you a lot of … Continue reading

Creating a Ruboto App Without Java

In my Android Meets Ruby: Using Ruboto UI post I showed you how to use Ruboto to create Android apps. In this piece we’ll look at how to work with AndroidManifest.xml to control your Android app. When writing a Ruboto … Continue reading

CSS Tricks for HTML5 Canvas Games

HTML5’s canvas is a very powerful rendering tool, but at its heart, it is still just another block-level DOM element as far as the web browser’s layout engine is concerned. Although the <canvas> tag accepts a grand total of two … Continue reading

Ruboto Tip: Styling Interface Widgets

My earlier Android Meets Ruby: Using Ruboto UI blog post described how to use newer Ruboto syntax when constructing your user interfaces. Ruboto also has support for styling your interface widgets, but you may run into some issues at runtime … Continue reading

Top 15 Videos on Safari Books Online for March 2012

The following represents the 15 most utilized videos by Safari Books Online subscribers during the month of March 2012. Title: The Java Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011 Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc.   Title: C# 2010 Fundamentals I, II, and … Continue reading

20 New Books Added to Safari Books Online

Here are just 20 of the 79 new books that were added into Safari Books Online during the week of April 9-13, 2012. Title: Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Error Correction By: Ivan Djordjevic Publisher: Academic Press   Title: ATDD … Continue reading

New on Safari Books Online – Identity: Your Passport to Success

Have you ever thought about the connection between knowing who you are and success? Identity can serve as your greatest asset. Enduringly successful people know who they are, are clear about what matters to them, have established powerful identities, and … Continue reading

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