Introducing Vala Programming

A Language and Techniques to Boost Productivity
 
 
Apress
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 7. November 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-4842-5379-3 (ISBN)
 
Get an introduction into the Vala programming language and learn about its syntax, semantics, and idioms. Do you want to boost your productivity? Are you interested in a programming language that combines the efficiency of a scripting language with the performance of a compiled language? Did you always want to write GTK+ or GNOME programs, but hate C with a passion? Read this book and learn Vala! Introducing Vala Programming starts from Hello World and goes up to graphical user interfaces using GTK+, covering DBus interprocess communication, network programming, Linux specifics, and more. You'll learn how to leverage external libraries and enhance Vala by writing bindings to new libraries. What You Will LearnDiscover the Vala programming language and how to use it to boost your productivity Use Vala syntax and semantics Write object-oriented code with Vala Work with DBus Implement networking with Vala Integrate and use external libraries with bindings and libgusb Who This Book Is For People with basic programming experience in any imperative programming language.
1st ed
  • Englisch
  • CA
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 7 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 7 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 242 p. 7 illus.
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 160 mm
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  • Dicke: 17 mm
  • 370 gr
978-1-4842-5379-3 (9781484253793)
10.1007/978-1-4842-5380-9
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Dr. Michael 'Mickey' Lauer is a freelance software architect and author living in Neu-Isenburg, Germany. He is a free software enthusiast who enjoys solving problems with mobile and distributed systems. Learn more on his personal website.
IntroductionWhy Vala?A brief take on historyA personal noteAudienceOverviewTypographical ConventionsSource codeChangeLogAbout the authorGetting StartedInstallingHello WorldHello Object-WorldHello GUI-WorldSummarySyntax & SemanticsBasic RulesThe Type SystemOperatorsControl FlowMethodsAttributesMemory ManagementStructured Error HandlingMethod ContractsSummaryObject Oriented ProgrammingConceptsClassesInterfacesOOP and the Type SystemGenericsClasses vs. StructuresSummaryNetworkingSocketsExample: NTP ClientJSONExample: JSON ParserGIOExample: HTTP Client with GIOlibsoupExample: HTTP Client with libsoupSummaryUI programming with GTK+Event-Driven SystemsGTK+Example: Streaming Radio ClientSummaryDBusIntroductionDBus in ValaExample: DBus ServerExample: DBus ClientSummaryLinuxIntroductionLinux.vapiFile NotificationExample: inotifyWatcherSummaryExternal LibrariesBindingsExample: Binding libxmpExample: Binding a GObject-based libraryExample: Using libgusbSummaryEpilogueCongratulationsContributeClosingNotes
Get an introduction into the Vala programming language and learn about its syntax, semantics, and idioms. Do you want to boost your productivity? Are you interested in a programming language that combines the efficiency of a scripting language with the performance of a compiled language? Did you always want to write GTK+ or GNOME programs, but hate C with a passion? Read this book and learn Vala!
Introducing Vala Programming starts from Hello World and goes up to graphical user interfaces using GTK+, covering DBus interprocess communication, network programming, Linux specifics, and more. You'll learn how to leverage external libraries and enhance Vala by writing bindings to new libraries.
You will:

- Discover the Vala programming language and how to use it to boost your productivity
- Use Vala syntax and semantics
- Write object-oriented code with Vala
- Work with DBus
- Implement networking with Vala
- Integrate and use external libraries with bindings and libgusb

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