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Description - Software Engineering and Computer Games by Rudy Rucker

There are many books on the art of games programming but now acclaimed author Rudy Rucker has gone a step beyond and transformed it into a science. - Software Engineering and Computer Games uses an object-oriented (OO) approach throughout, incorporating UML for OO analysis and design and discussing software patterns and how to incorporate them into the design process. The book covers nine topics: - Basic software engineering principles and techniques. - How to organize and complete a substantial software project - Practical examples of object-oriented design and programming. - The design of computer games. - Simulating physics inside our computer-generated worlds. - Artificial life, or how to simulate live creatures inside a computer program. - How to use two and three-dimensional computer graphics. - Windows programming with the Microsoft Foundation Classes, or MFC. - How to develop a project using Microsoft Visual Studio (Either Version 6.0 or.NET) The game engine accompanying the book is an open source C++ framework (the POP Framework), available together with other accompanying material from www.rudyrucker.com/computergames The book can be used for self-study, with readers encouraged to use the POP Framework as a starting point for creating their own games. Software Engineering and Computer Games was developed as the primary textbook for an undergraduate software engineering course and can also be the main book for courses on software projects or computer game design and programming.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780201767919
ISBN-10: 0201767910
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 33mm)
Pages: 648
Imprint: Addison Wesley
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rudy Rucker

Rudy Rucker is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at San Jose State University, California. He is the author of more than 20 books ranging through popular science and historical novels to science fiction, twice winning the Philip K Dick Award for best paperback SF novel of the year. Software projects he has contributed to include Rudy Rucker's Cellular Automata Laboratory, James Gleick's CHAOS: The Software and BOPPERS: Artificial Life Laboratory.

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