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Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS

Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS

An Introduction On HTML5 Game Development

Richard's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 1, 2012 Richard Hamilton wrote: A concise, easy read that provides an excellent introduction to building 2D side-scrolling HTML5 games with Impact
Introducing HTML5 Game Development is a short 120 page book that is an easy, concise read that provides an excellent introduction to building a 2D side-scrolling HTML5 game using Impact, a JavaScript game framework. While the author notes that there are free JavaScript game frameworks, he chose to base the book on Impact since it “has an extra level of polish I haven’t seen with anything else so far”. Full Review >

The Art of Black and White Photography

The Art of Black and White Photography

Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow

Richard's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Mar 30, 2012 Richard Hamilton wrote: A good book for those transitioning from film to digital
When I first started shooting in the 1970s, I used black and white film and did most of the developing myself. I have always loved black and white photography and was really looking forward to reading The Art of Black and White Photography. However, it appears that the book is primarily meant to “facilitate both amateurs and professionals as they transition from analog to digital…[while helping] you become familiar with digital photography and focus again on the image in the digital age”. Full Review >

Learning Android

Learning Android

Richard's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Mar 27, 2012 Richard Hamilton wrote: A good book to learn how to develop an Android app, but it may frustrate some readers.
I think Learning Android is a good book to learn how to develop an Android app. The book takes you through the step-by-step development of an Android App (a Twitter app)...starting out small and increasing the functionality and complexity of the app. As the book explains "...we'll add new features in small self-contained chunks and pull them back into the main project so that you can see how it fits together as a whole." I found it very helpful that at each "stopping point", the app always worked. Full Review >

Gamestorming

Gamestorming

A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

Richard's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 13, 2011 Richard Hamilton wrote: Book Review Gamestorming
Gamestorming provides a great collection of games to assist a group in approaching and resolving challenges. Full Review >

Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online

Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online

Richard's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jan 29, 2011 Richard Hamilton wrote: Video Review Crap Detection 101
The Video Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online is targeted at parents, educators and high schools students to provide them with the tools to identify the difference between accurate and inaccurate information online. Full Review >

The Facebook Marketing Book

The Facebook Marketing Book

Richard's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 25, 2011 Richard Hamilton wrote: Book Review The Facebook Marketing Book
The Facebook Marketing Book provides a comprehensive overview of Facebook and provides excellent suggestions and examples for those who are considering using Facebook as part of their marketing strategy. Full Review >

Head First Programming

Head First Programming

A learner's guide to programming using the Python language

Richard's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 28, 2010 Richard Hamilton wrote: Head First Programming Review
Head First Programming is unlike any other programming book that I have read; it is an interesting book that uses lots of humor, graphics and real life exercises that teach the reader how to program using the programming language Python 3. Head First Programming is not a reference book, but… Full Review >

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