Code Examples and Conventions

The code in this book consists of C/C++ for Arduino, Java for Android, Ruby for web middleware, and Python for desktop scripts. Most of the code examples are listed in full, except when burdened by external library overhead (such as in the case of Android and Ruby on Rails program listings). Syntax for each of these languages is highlighted appropriately, and much of the code is commented inline along with bullet markings to help bring attention to the big ideas in the listings.

Highlights and sidebars are used sparingly in the book in an effort to keep information moving at a quick yet manageable clip.

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