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Learning Vulkan by Parminder Singh

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Summary

This introductory chapter has boiled down Vulkan to a level where understanding it will be really easy for beginners. In this chapter, we learned about the evolution of Vulkan and understood the history and people behind it. Then, we distinguished this API from OpenGL and understood the reasons for its existence in the modern computing age. We also looked at simple and easy definitions of the important technical jargon associated with this API. The fundamentals of the Vulkan API provide a precise and enriched overview of its working model. We also saw the basic building blocks of the Vulkan ecosystem and got to know their roles and responsibilities with interconnections. Finally, at the end of the chapter, we understood how Vulkan works ...

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