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Intermediate Processing book, 17 août 2013
This book is not suited for a beginner in the processing language, as many of the basics are not even mentionned. With Processing 2 : Creative Coding Hotshot you'll get into the libraries that expand processing. On one hand it's pretty cool, but in another hand if you don't have a kinect or some hardware stuff you won't be able to do everything in the book. Appart from that there's some pretty usefull code snippets : for instance you'll learn how to read/parse several formats of files, browse your filesystem, use on of the new features of Processing 2 known as 'modes' to get your work running on android or in web browser.
in a nutshell here is list of subjects tackled in this book
- Text To Speech
- Minim (audio library, playing, analysing and generating sound)
- Logfile of webserver
- 3D (generative design towards 3D printing, using control P5 gui library)
The book is well written and pretty easy to read, examples and projects are nice and everything flows nicely when you read it. Sometimes I would have liked to have a little more information on a specific subject, for instance I remember the use of thread in one of the first chapters with not much information beforehand, but nothing that couldn't be solved with a web search.
Overall it's a pretty good book for anyone willing to go a bit further in programming with processing.