Performance has been an important issue with Java™ since the first version hit the Web years ago.
Making those first interpreted programs run fast enough was a huge challenge for many developers.
Since then, Java performance has improved enormously, and any Java program can now be made to
run fast enough provided you avoid the main performance pitfalls.
This book provides all the details a developer needs to performance-tune any type of Java program.
From one of the world?s foremost game designers comes a?book that contains a collection of newly-designed and field-tested games. Steve Sugar shows how, with practice and learning reinforcement, these dynamic games can enhance individual and team development in the areas of prioritizing, problem solving, decision-making, communication, and collaboration. A valuable Game-to-Outcome chart helps facilitators match the appropriate game to the desired learning outcome and intended audience.
To create a great video game, you must start with a solid game design: A well-designed game is easier to build, more entertaining, and has a better chance of succeeding in the marketplace. Here to teach you the essential skills of player-centric game design is one of the industry’s leading authorities, who offers a first-hand look into the process, from initial concept to final tuning.
Recent studies on the analysis of intonational function examine a r a n ~ of materials from cue phrases in monologue (Litman and Hirschberg, 1990) and dialogue (Hirschberg and Litman, 1987; Hockey, 1991) to longer utterances in both monologue and dialogue (McLemore, 1991). Results match specific intonational tunes to certain discourse functions which are more or less well defined. Although these results make a convincing case that intonation does signal a change in discourse structure, the specification of discourse function remains vague. ...
Performance problems are rarely “problems” per se. They are more often “crises” during which you’re pressured for results by a manager standing outside your cubicle while your phone rings with queries from the help desk. You won’t have the time for a leisurely perusal of the manuals, nor to lean back and read a book on theory. What you need in that situation is a book of solutions, and solutions are precisely what Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Recipes delivers.
Matt Reid is a Systems Architect and Engineer who has focused his career on
helping corporations solve large scale computing challenges. He is experienced in a wide range of Internet architectures ranging from global application load balancing to database clusters designed for serving millions of concurrent users. His career has included work with geographically-distributed application and database environments, enterprise analytics and monitoring, database performance tuning, disaster recovery architectures, enterprise application programming, as well as systems infrastructure automation.
One event dominates the consciousness of America every year in early
February. The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are filled with
interviews, stories of football greatness, predictions, and, unfortunately,
the occasional scandal. On Super Bowl Sunday fans gather around television
sets at the local bar or in their living room to watch two teams play
for the Lombardi Trophy. Those who aren’t fans of the game and don’t
watch it much during the regular season often tune in to the Super Bowl
(or at least the high-priced commercials that have become a part of the
Whether you’ve been a Dungeon Master (DM) before and want to fine-tune your skills or want to get ready and take the plunge, this is the book for you. It gives you the basics on running a great game, info for more advanced dungeon mastering, guidelines for creating adventures, and tips for building a campaign. It shows you how to: