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Learning Vulkan by Parminder Singh

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Preface

This book is all about learning Vulkan from scratch. Vulkan is a next-generation cross-platform graphics and compute API. Despite being a successor of OpenGL API, it is a completely fresh approach to redesigning an API from the base that meets the competitive demand of consumers and works very close with the underlying GPU hardware. Vulkan is a software interface that is capable of controlling GPU hardware settings to harness the power of paralleling computing. The driver layer in Vulkan is really thin and puts more responsibilities on the shoulders of an application programmer to manage the application, its resources, memory management, synchronization, and more; this explicit nature of Vulkan makes it verbose. This book allows the beginner ...

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