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Introducing Vala Programming

A Language and Techniques to Boost Productivity

Authors: Lauer, Michael

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  • The first book on the Vala programming language
  • Shows how to boost your productivity 
  • Demonstrates how to write GTK+ or GNOME programs without C and more
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About this book

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 Learn

  • 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

Who This Book Is For
People with basic programming experience in any imperative programming language. 

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Lauer, Michael

  • Getting Started

    Pages 13-32

    Lauer, Michael

  • Syntax and Semantics

    Pages 33-74

    Lauer, Michael

  • Object-Oriented Programming

    Pages 75-103

    Lauer, Michael

  • Networking

    Pages 105-125

    Lauer, Michael

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5380-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5379-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introducing Vala Programming
Book Subtitle
A Language and Techniques to Boost Productivity
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Michael Lauer
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5380-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5380-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5379-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 242
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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