Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few decades, you'll know that Apple has a strong hold over the technology world; a hold that won't loosen its grip any time soon. You'll also know that this computer giant does things a little differently to everyone else. That's why having the ability to develop apps for iOS is vital for any successful developer – particularly when new versions are releases at such a regular pace. But don't worry; this course will get you up to speed.
Create Stunning Apps for Apple with Ease
Build your own Apps from the Ground Up
This course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with creating Apple apps for iOS 9. It has been designed for students who are already familiar with programming structures and the software development process, and who have an interest in applying this to iOS applications.
With over 57 lectures and 6.5 hours of content, you'll go through the entire app building process from planning and design right up to publishing your app in the iTunes App Store. Starting with an overview of becoming an iOS developer and Apple's developer centre, you'll then progress to building the user interface of your app. This includes storyboards, controls, navigation and more. Following that, you'll move on to specific iOS features like posting to social media, geocoding, and son on, before getting to grips with the data side of things. Finally, you'll cover how to publish your app.
By the end of this course, you'll be well on your way to becoming a fully fledged Apple developer, and you'll have all of the knowledge and experience necessary to create flawless, fun, and fully functioning apps for the Apple community.
Xcode: Xcode is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that contains all the software you need to create beautiful, fast, and easy to use applications for Apple devices like iPhones and iPads. You can experiment with new APIs, add additional source code, and even make use of he interface testing feature, which records your app in action.
Swift: Swift is one of the newest programming languages to hit the scene and was especially developed for iOS and OS X (i.e Apple products). Swift is one of the most simple languages to get a handle on, and what's even better is that it makes creating lighting-fast, fun and interactive apps easy.
Once upon a time, iOS app developers were the ones in demand. Now the mobile world has busted wide open and Android is a fierce rival, not to mention a truly exciting area to dive into. App development is advancing at a rapid pace and there’s always something new and innovative being produced somewhere. With this course, you can jump right in and get involved yourself; who knows, maybe the next must have Android app will be one of your own creations!
Quick, Easy Programming
Learn Android App Development from a Beginner’s Perspective
This course has a whopping 119 lectures and 9 hours of content; enough to take you from zero to Android app hero in no time. If you have a basic understanding of the Java programming language and an interest in app development, you’ll be the perfect student.
The course starts off by introducing you to all essential software you’ll need (namely, Android Studio), and will take you through the installation process. Once that’s done you’ll go through all of the essential Android components, learning how they work to build up a foundation of knowledge. From there, you’ll get started with hands-on experience by creating your own practical Android app.
You’ll demonstrate the concepts you’ve just learned and put your new found skills to the test by building an app from start to finish, complete with database creation, fragment management, custom array adapters, Android preferences and more. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be a verified Android app expert.
Android Studio: Android Studio is the official Interactive Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development. It’s used by all Android developers and, despite its complexity and power, is relatively easy to pick up once you have some background knowledge.
* This course was published in January 2016 and teaches the most up to date operating system and development tools available.
If you know anything about Java, you’ll know that it can be used in an almost endless number of ways. One of the most popular uses is for game development. Since gaming is a billion dollar industry and rising, there are plenty of exciting employment opportunities to be found. To get one of those coveted jobs however, you need to have the broadest skill set possible. A comprehensive understanding of Java game development is an excellent place to start.
Learn the World’s Most Popular Programming Language
Become a Java Script Expert
The best way to learn a practical skill is by doing, and that’s exactly how this course works. You will focus on creating a clone of the popular Flappy Bird game, and along the way you’ll pick up everything you need to know about Java game development.
You’ll learn valuable concepts of games programming like effective game loops, loading resources onto your game, creating and customising windows, interfaces, games engines, and input handlers. Having completed the 28 lectures and 2 hours of content, you won’t just have developed a Flappy Bird game; you’ll have developed a solid framework that can be used for any 2D game.
This course has been designed with intermediate programmers in mind. You will need to be familiar with the Java programming language and comfortable with object oriented programming. If you are a complete beginner, we recommend starting off with one of our beginner level Java, game development or programming courses first.
Netbeans IDE: Netbeans is a free, open source Integrated Development Environment written completely in Java and intended for development solely in Java (although it does support other languages such as PHP, C++ and HTML5). It is a cross platform IDE that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris and has a worldwide community of users and developers. It allows users to quickly and easily develop all manner of desktop, mobile and web applications.
Game development is an ever changing, constantly improving, and highly dynamic area to work in. Things are on the move constantly, and if you’re not careful you can get left behind. That’s why it’s important to keep your skills at the top level and to familiarise yourself with the latest tools and programs out there. This course will do just that by getting you up to speed with Unity5, the newest version of one of the industry’s leading development engines.
Become a Unity 5 Developer
Learn the Secrets of Unity 5 Game Development
Whether you’re completely new to game development or have gained some experience developing games with Unity already, this course is for you. With 85 lectures and 9.5 hours of content, it takes starts off at beginner level and advances up to more complex projects.
This course goes beyond merely explaining or showing you how everything works; you’ll be shown how, and then you’ll do it for yourself. As you progress through the course you’ll create three games of increasing complexity; a trivia game to demonstrate programming basics and show you the Unity user interface, followed by a 2D platforming game, and to finish, first person shooter game complete with visual effects and artificial intelligence.
By creating these games, you’ll learn all about scripting and user interface including questions and answer options, creating different levels, adding audio, freezing game play, building scenes, learning Nav Mesh, character and object movement, and game narrative, among other things.
This course emphasises coding and development, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn to develop games or learn how to code. To start this course, you will need to have Unity installed on your computer; we’ll show you everything else from there.
About Unity 5
Unity is a games engine used to create and develop 2D and 3D games and interactive experiences. It is fast becoming the industry standard for creating multiplatform games. Unity5 is the latest version of the tool, and includes a number of advanced powerful features such as a 64-bit editor, frame debuggers, graphics command buffers, and more.
Games by their very nature are supposed to be fun. So why should the process of creating them be tedious and complicated? Instead of sitting through hours of lectures and game development theory, this course cuts to chase and allows you to create a game straight away, learning as you go.
Learn Python game development by creating your own game
1.Gain practical experience in Python game development
2.Develop a clone of Flappy Bird using Python game programming
3.Create levels with increasing difficulty and complexity
4.Understand and utilize the opportunities Python games provide
Master game development in a fun environment
Python game programming is a set of Python modules designed specifically for writing games. It allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs using the Python programming language. Python is highly popular and versatile, running on almost every platform and operating system out there; so mastering it is of enormous benefit whether you want to create Python games or pretty much anything else. By completing this course, you can create open source, free, freeware, shareware and commercial games using Python game programming.
This course contains 21 lectures and over 3 hours of content. It is intended for those who already have a working knowledge of Python programming or general programming, and who want to apply their skills to games development. However, beginners may still be able to follow the course too.
The main focus of this course is to create a clone of the smash hit (and extremely simple) game Flappy Bird using Python game programming. You will first be introduced to Python programming concepts and initial coding, and then delve straight into the making your game from scratch.
The first two elements of the game you will learn are the time clock and game over. From there, you'll progress to initial graphics setup including the background and adding graphics to the screen. Following that, you'll move on to working with coordinates.
The next few sections of the course focus in detail on creating input controls, boundaries, crash events and menu creation, as well as creating obstacles using polygons. Finally, you'll add the finishing elements to your game like game logic, score display, colours, and most importantly, difficulty levels.
By the end of this course you will have created your own Flappy Bird game from scratch using Python game programming and Python game development techniques. The skills you picked up along the way will give you a solid groundwork for creating bigger, more complex, and more versatile games that can be run on any platform or any operating system.
This course introduces Unity 3D. The tutorials below also seek to create an understanding on how Unity works and serves its purpose in game development. It is in this course that the learner will have a solid grip on the founding concepts on both scripting and compiling games.
This course will give you the basis for understanding game development using Unity 3Ds powerful game engine. If you've never developed games before, this course is for you.
Many people have a perception that to successful mobile game development requires learning complicated and difficult skills and techniques. By learning the process with Unity 3D, these perceptions will be smashed. Not only is Unity 3D easy to get to grips with, it's extremely versatile too; so you can develop and publish games on almost any platform, for almost any device.
Create Mobile Games for Any Platform
This course includes 9 hours of content and 34 lectures, and is suited to both experienced and budding game developers. You will create a dynamic Unity 3D game during the course, but the focus is not on completing a game, but mastering the art of game development through problem solving and experimentation.
You will begin by importing models and textures before progressing to level design, lighting and lightmapping. From there, you will compare and learn about GUI systems, specifically NuGUI. This sets the foundation for the next step; multiple cameras, avatar customisation, controlling your player's actions, scripting mecanim animation, and more. You'll finish off by creating particle effects, compiling and publishing your game.
By the end of this course, you will have created a complex Unity 3D game – having started with nothing but a blank screen – that can be instantly published and played on multiple platforms.
About Unity 3D
Unity 3D is a game engine used to create multiplatform 3D and 2D games for desktops, consoles, mobile devices and websites. Combining high end technology and tools with intuitive and customisable settings, it runs on almost every platform you can think of and is constantly developed and improved by its community of developers. As well as creating games, it also provides features such as ads, analytics, cloud building and multiplayer networking.
Whether you're completely new to game development or you have experience developing games with Unity 3D, this course is for you.
Beginners can start with the basics of the Unity system with an explanation of how it works. This isn't an explanation of what each menu does one by one (that's boring), but a high level explanation of how Unity functions from the perspective of a first time game developer. You'll then take that knowledge and build your first real game in about an hour.
You will learn basic scripting as it relates to game design. No prior coding experience is necessary to take this course and create real games.
For those with experience in the world of game development, you can skip the basic Unity and basic scripting sections and move right into the higher level game development exercises. We understand you already know the basics and you want to increase your skills as a game developer.
What You Will Learn
This course bundle uses C# as its programming language. You will also be using the open source program called Blender to create some of the animations.
* Unity version 4.x is taught in these courses. Level Design with Blender and Unity 3D uses Unity 5.
This course discusses how to work with lights and shadows in game development, including processing posts, light mapping and illumination are taught in-depth.
You will learn by creating real game scenes light the Unity Airlock scene. You will also venture out to Mars and light the Red Planet in stunning ways.
In this course you will explore one of the most powerful game creation tools available, and one that game developers can't live without -- the Game Engine. In this course, we will look at the Unity Game Engine.
By the end of this course you will understand what a game engine is, how it works and how you can use game engines to create incredible realistic games. If you're interested in Unity game development, the information in this course is very valuable.
You don't need to know a single thing about game development to take this course.
So What Is a Game Engine?
A game engine is framework which facilitates the kinds of tasks which need to be done when writing a game. So what are the kinds of tasks we want to do? We would probably want to display images on the screen (in game terminology, an image which is displayed on the screen is called a sprite). We may need to draw menus or text on the screen. We might want to organise our sprites so that some are behind others. Often games use realistic physic so objects collide or fall with gravity. A game engine will help us do these things and many more.
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This course teaches you how to create an authorization system for a website. A basic knowledge of PHP programming is required for this course.
What Is Laravel?
Laravel is a free, open source PHP web application framework, designed for the development of MVC web applications. Laravel is released under the MIT license, with its source code hosted on GitHub.
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This certification exam is to verify that you have mastered the concepts covered in our Python Game Development - Create a flappy bird clone course.