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COLLECTOR S EDITION BONUS Premium hardcover extra-large map poster and dedicated 16-page art sectionAT-A-GLANCE WALKTHROUGHS Annotated maps and screenshots show you the way through every quest and dungeon TOTALLY COMPREHENSIVE All side quests all Shrines of Trials and all information about collectable items each mapped out and ready for you to discover and complete Also includes optional challenges mini-games unlockables Easter eggs and more PUZZLE MASTER Every single puzzle and riddle unraveled with clear visual solutions EXPERT COMBAT STRATEGY Practical reproducible tactics to crush your enemies even the toughest bosses COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE Exhaustive appraisals of all items and monsters including key parameters that are hidden in the game EXTRA LARGE MAP POSTER covering the entire game world QUALITY CONTROL carefully designed to avoid unnecessary story spoilers
The Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece This book includes rare promotional pieces game box art instruction booklet illustrations official character illustrations sprite art interviews with the artists and much much more The Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise as well as rare and never before seen content presented in one handsome hardcover Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise A nostalgic look at the past An exciting look at the future Interviews with some of the artists behind The Legend of Zelda series
Developing video games hero s journey or fool s errand The creative and technical logistics that go into building today s hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss In Blood Sweat and Pixels Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius Exploring the artistic challenges technical impossibilities marketplace demands and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate Blood Sweat and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean it s nothing short of miraculous Taking some of the most popular bestselling recent games Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process whether it s RPG studio Bioware s challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age Inquisition indie developer Eric Barone s single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man s vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create... Destiny a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings even as it nearly ripped their studio apart Documenting the round-the-clock crunches buggy-eyed burnout and last-minute saves Blood Sweat and Pixels is a journey through development hell and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable more
In this book we will create a programming language together We ll start with 0 lines of code and end up with a fully working interpreter for the Monkey programming language Step by step From tokens to output All code shown and included Fully tested Buy this book to learn How to build an interpreter for a C-like programming language from scratch What a lexer a parser and an Abstract Syntax Tree AST are and how to build your own What closures are and how and why they work What the Pratt parsing technique and a recursive descent parser is What others talk about when they talk about built-in data structures What REPL stands for and how to build one Why this book This is the book I wanted to have a year ago This is the book I couldn t find I wrote this book for you and me So why should you buy it What s different about it compared to other interpreter or compiler literature Working code is the focus Code is not just found in the appendix Code is the main focus of this book It s small It has around 200 pages of which a great deal are readable syntax-highlighted working code The code presented in the book is easy to understand easy to extend easy to maintain No 3rd party libraries You re not left wondering But how does tool X do that We... won t use a tool X We only use the Go standard library and write everything ourselves Tests The interpreter we build in the book is fully tested Sometimes in TDD style sometimes with the tests written after You can easily run the tests to experiment with the interpreter and make changes Why this book This book is for you if you learn by building love to look under the hood love programming and to program for the sake of learning and joy are interested in how your favorite interpreted programming language works never took a compiler course in college want to get started with interpreters or compilers but don t want to work through a theory-heavy 800 pages 4 pounds compiler book as a beginner kept screaming show me the code when reading about interpreters and compilers always wanted to say Holy shit I built a programming language more
I am not a recruiter I am a software engineer And as such I know what it s like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard I ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer Cracking the Coding Interview 6th Edition is here to help you through this process teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best I ve coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers The result is this book Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck learn or re-learn core computer science concepts and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions These interview questions are real they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks They reflect what s truly being asked at the top companies so that you can be as prepared as possible WHAT S INSIDE 189 programming interview questions ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems A walk-through of how to derive each solution so that you can learn how to get there yourself Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions just like what you would get in a real... interview Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions so that you can solve questions you haven t seen Extensive coverage of essential topics such as big O time data structures and core algorithms A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview behavioral questions For interviewers and companies details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process more
Written by three experts in the field Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject -- Elon Musk cochair of OpenAI cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceXDeep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning The text offers mathematical and conceptual background covering relevant concepts in linear algebra probability theory and information theory numerical computation and machine learning It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry including deep feedforward networks regularization optimization algorithms convolutional networks sequence modeling and practical methodology and it surveys such applications as natural language processing speech recognition computer vision online recommendation systems... bioinformatics and videogames Finally the book offers research perspectives covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models autoencoders representation learning structured probabilistic models Monte Carlo methods the partition function approximate inference and deep generative models Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors more
Team Ninja s Nioh is the very definition of an epic-scale game in need of an encyclopedic tome and we re not going to let it go without The Future Press Collector s Edition Guide contains the sum of countless hours innumerable deaths and monumental victories to bring you everything you ll ever want to know about Nioh s incredibly deep and expansive world From its myriad combat options and strategies to its wonderful fusion of Japanese culture history and mythology we ll share every little nuance Nothing is omitted or overlooked - we explore the game s creation from concept art stage to release delve into its story and illuminate its darkest areas with highly detailed maps Covering not only the base game but all three of the upcoming story DLCs and PVP additions this book will arm you with the knowledge to send samurai Yokai and other online players back to the world of spirits
Earth is Ours No More With a setting unlike any other to explore and mysteries lying buried waiting to be uncovered Horizon Zero Dawn is a game you ll want to dig deep into The terrain is rugged the machines are deadly and your tools are primitive This book will provide everything you need to overcome the odds get a deeper understanding of this unique world and see all that the adventure has to offer Get an Overview of How Things WorkOur breakdown of the game s systems is as in-depth as it gets You ll have the benefit of countless hours play at your fingertips with analysis of the skills crafting and rewards that makes knowing what to do next as clear as possible Plan Your Route Through the GameWe provide everything you need to plot out your own route through the game based on your way of playing Tackle the main quests side quests and activities in the order you want or follow our recommendations for an easy optimal experience Hone Your Combat SkillsAloy has a staggering repertoire of hunting tools and abilities to learn and master We ll provide all the information you need to choose the ones that suit you best The Hunting Guide chapter lays bare all the workings of the game s enemies weapons tools and combat Dig Beneath the... SurfaceOur focus on dissecting Horizon Zero Dawn extends deeply into the game s story and its mysteries This book is steeped in the game s lore and features design insights and artwork alongside interviews with the team at Guerrilla Games A Beautiful BonusTo really know everything about the world of Horizon Zero Dawn you ll need to explore its outer reaches and collect every artifact and trinket you can With that in mind we ve included a gorgeous world map poster to make sure you won t have trouble finding whatever you desire more
This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A exam objectives for exams 901 902Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A certification and training this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100 of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A exams New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices including tablets configuring operating systems including Windows 8 Android and iOS and enhanced mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel Electronic content includes Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questionsMore than an hour of online video training featuring Mike MeyersOnline performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questionsA link to Mike s favorite PC toolsA PDF copy of the bookKey Features Written with the in the trenches voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known forFeatures pre-assessment tests exam tips and Try This sections to reinforce difficult topicsIncludes a... coupon for 10 off of the exam fee a 37 valuemore
Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are thrilled to present the next installment of the wildly popular World of Warcraft Chronicle series Volume 2 will reveal more sought-after details about the game universe s history and mythology Showcasing lush all-new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee Joseph Lacroix and Alex Horley this tome is sure to please all fans--casual and collector alike