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    Author Podcast: Woody Woodhall discusses Audio Production

    Posted by admin on May 6, 2011 12:09:30 PM

    Listen to Jones & Bartlett Learning author Woody Woodhall, owner of Allied Post Audio, talk about the various aspects of audio production and postproduction, including specificis on Avid and Final Cut Pro, in this webinar.

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    Topics: Author, author, New Text, New text

    New Game Localization Text is Added to the Foundations of Game Development Series

    Posted by admin on Apr 18, 2011 2:26:35 PM

    As games become more popular in international markets, developers and publishers are looking for ways to quickly localize their games in order to capitalize on these markets. Authored by two internationally known experts in game localization, The Game Localization Handbook, Second Edition provides information on how to localize software for games, whether they are developed for the PC, console, or other platforms. It includes advice, interviews, and case studies from industry professionals, as well as practical information on pre-production, production, translation, and testing of localized SKUs.

    Written for producers, translators, development personnel, studio management, publishers, students, and anyone involved directly or indirectly with the production of localized games, this single-reference handbook provides insightful guidelines to all the tasks involved for planning and executing successful localizations.

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    Topics: New Text, New text, handbook, game development, game localization, handbook, Game Development

    Ensure Your Students Have a Clear Grasp on Complex Algorithms

    Posted by admin on Apr 14, 2011 2:37:00 PM

    Written in an incredibly accessible format, Foundations of Algorithms, Fourth Edition offers a well-balanced presentation of algorithm design, complexity analysis of algorithms, and computational complexity, with numerous examples throughout.

    This volume is accessible to mainstream computer science students who have a background in college algebra and discrete structures. To support their approach, the authors present mathematical concepts using standard English and a simpler notation than is found in most texts. A review of essential mathematical concepts is presented in three appendices. The authors also reinforce the explanations with numerous concrete examples to help students grasp theoretical concepts.

    To help students better understand complex algorithms, the authors use C++ and Java pseudocode, as students are familiar with these languages from their intro programming and data structures courses.  Furthermore, students are not required to have a calculus background.  College algebra and discrete structures are the prerequisites for the text.  The authors, both professors at Northeastern Illinois University, have included a chapter on numerical algorithms with a review of basic number theory, Euclid's Algorithm for finding the greatest common divisor, a review of modular arithmetic, an algorithm for solving modular linear equations, an algorithm for computing modular powers, and the new polynomial-time algorithm for determining whether a number is prime.

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    Topics: New Edition, Foundations, new edition, Algorithms, algorithms, foundations

    Java Illuminated, Third Edition Offers FREE Access to Custom CodeLab

    Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2011 2:42:02 PM

    Provide your introductory java programming students an "Active Learning" experience with Turings Craft Custom CodeLab®

    Jones & Bartlett Learning is excited to offer Custom CodeLab with the recently published Third Editions of the best-selling text Java Illuminated.  Furthermore, access to this outstanding learning tool is free with new copies of the text!

    CodeLab is a web-based interactive programming exercise service that has been customized to accompany each text. It provides over 300 short exercises, each focused on a particular programming idea or language construct. The student types in code and the system immediately judges its correctness, offering hints when the submission is incorrect. Through this process, the student gains mastery over the semantics, syntax and common usage of the language elements.

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    Topics: Active Learning, New Edition, new edition, interactive, Java, java

    SIGCSE Success!

    Posted by admin on Mar 16, 2011 2:45:49 PM

    The Jones & Bartlett Learning Computer Science team would like to thank all the SIGCSE attendees who stopped by our booth to browse our titles, make requests for review copies, and of course those who simply wanted to chat with our exceptional team of dedicated professionals!  It seemed as though our booth was never empty, and we wouldn't dream of having it any other way.  We kept busy by assisting instructors in finding the best text for their course, answering questions about ancillary materials, completing review copy requests, and discussing content ideas with potential authors.

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    Topics: Author, author, New Text, New text, SIGCSE, conference

    Just Published: Databases Illuminated, Second Edition - with Outstanding Value-Added Instructor & Student Resources!

    Posted by admin on Mar 3, 2011 1:54:50 PM

    Databases Illuminated, Second Edition integrates database theory with a practical approach to database design and implementation. This text is specifically designed for the modern database student, who will be expected to know both theory and applied design and implementation as professionals in the field. This Second Edition has been revised and updated to incorporate information about the new releases of Access 2010, Oracle 11g and Intersystems Cache. It includes material on the most recent topics such as, Web access, JDBC, web programming, XML, data mining, and other emerging database technologies and applications.

    New and key features of the updated Second Edition:

    • Covers the new features of the current versions of popular database management systems, including Oracle 11, Access 2010, and InterSystems Cache.
    • Incorporates the new curriculum recommendations in ACM Computer Science Curriculum 2008 and ACM/AIS IS2010 Curriculum Guidelines for IS2010.2, Data and Information Management, including more attention to security, concurrency, and net-centric computing. The chapter on computer ethics has been updated to take into account new regulations and practices.
    • Contains more material on recent and relevant topics, such as Web access, JDBC, web programming, XML, data warehousing, data mining, and other emerging database technologies and applications.
    • Includes the extensive object-relational features of the current release of Oracle, with downloadable code for students to implement.
    • Object-oriented databases are implemented using InterSystems Cache, with downloadable code included on the website.
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    Topics: New Edition, new edition, Databases, databases

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