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19. August 2019


A new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, specifically Python programmers.  This one is the Humble Book Bundle: Python Programming by No Starch Press, a collection of programming books on a variety of Python related topics.  If you regularly purchase Humble Bundles, be aware some of these books were part of this earlier No Starch bundle.

As always the bundles are arranged into tiers, where if you purchase a higher value tier, you get all of the lower tiers as well.  The tiers in this bundle are:

1$ Tier

  • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
  • Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python
  • Black Hat Python
  • Python For Kids
  • Code Craft

8$ Tier

  • Cracking Codes with Python
  • Doing Math with Python
  • Gray Hat Python
  • Python Playground
  • Teach Your Kids to Code

15$ Tier

  • Serious Python
  • Impractical Python Projects
  • Math Adventures with Python
  • Mission Python


You get to decide how your purchase funds are allocated, split between the publisher, humble, charity or if you choose (and thanks if you do!) to support GameFromScratch using this link.  If you are interested in checking out Python for game development, be sure to check out or Python GameDev post.

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5. August 2019


Humble are running another e-book/video bundle of interest to developers, this one is the Humble Book Bundle: Coding & App Development by Packt.  It is a collection of books and training videos on a broad variety of application development topics from iOS and Android development, to Dart, React and Node.js.  As always it is split into tiers, those tiers are:

1$ Tier

  • Locked content Architecting Modern Java EE Applications
  • Learn Qt 5
  • Learning jQuery 3
  • Learn Flutter and Dart to Build iOS and Android Apps (VIDEO)
  • Real-World iOS Projects (VIDEO)

8$ Tier

  • Mastering iOS 12 Programming
  • Android 9 Development Cookbook
  • ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5
  • Node.js Design Patterns (VIDEO)
  • Hands-On Full Stack Development with Spring Boot 2.0 and React
  • Universal JavaScript with React, Node and Redux (VIDEO)
  • Develop Advanced Cross Platform Apps Using Xamarin Forms and XAML (VIDEO)
  • Hands-On Full Stack Web Development With Angular 6 and Laravel 5

15$ Tier

  • Angular 6 for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications
  • React and React Native
  • Android Programming For Beginners
  • Vue.js Design Patterns and Best Practices
  • Wordpress 5 Complete
  • Spring 5 Design Patterns
  • Mastering Xamarin UI Development
  • React Design Patterns and Best Practices
  • React Native Cookbook
  • Learning Node.js Development
  • Django 2 Web Development Cookbook
  • Hands-On Web Development with Vue.js (VIDEO)


Buying a higher dollar tier will entitle you to all the lower priced tiers as well.  When your purchase a Humble Bundle, you get to decide how your money is allocated, between Humble, the Publisher, charity and if you should choose (and thanks if you do!) to support GameFromScratch.  The Bundle is available here.  Check out the video below for more details on the contents of the bundle.

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29. July 2019


Humble are running another e-book based bundle, a collection of books from O’Reilly, the Humble Book Bundle: Data Analysis & Machine Learning by O'Reilly.  The Bundle is split into 3 different tiers, containing 5 books each.  If you buy a higher dollar amount tier, you get all the content below it.

The tiers in this bundle consist of:

1$ Tier

  • Graphing Data with R
  • Practical Statistics for Data Scientists
  • Deep Learning Cookbook
  • Practical Tableau
  • Learning TensorFlow

8$ Tier

  • Learning Apache Drill
  • Visualizing Streaming Data
  • Applied Text Analysis with Python
  • Getting Started with Kudu
  • Advanced Analytics with Spark

15$ Tier

  • Architecting Modern Data Platforms
  • Foundations for Architecting Data Solutions
  • Kafka: The Definitive Guide
  • Natural Language Processing with PyTorch
  • Streaming Systems

You can learn more about the bundle watching the video below.  As with all Humble Bundles, you can decide how your money is allocated, between Humble, the publisher, charity and if you choose (and thanks if you do!) GameFromScratch.  We are also in the final 2 days of the Humble Learn Game Development Bundle, a collection of video courses on Unity, Blender and other game development topics.

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17. June 2019


Humble are currently running a new bundle absolutely loaded with programming books and videos by Packt Press.  The Humble Book Bundle: Programming by Packt.  The bundle includes books on C++, C#, Java, JavaScript and Go programming.

As always, Humble Bundles are split into different tiers.  The tiers of this bundle are:

1$

  • Understanding Software
  • C# 7 and .NET Core Cookbook
  • C++ Programming by Example
  • Go Cookbook
  • Learning JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms

8$

  • Modern C++ Programming Cookbook
  • Advanced Go Programming in 7 Days (VIDEO)
  • Java 11 Cookbook
  • Modern JavaScript From the Beginning (VIDEO)
  • Python Programming Blueprints
  • Functional Python Programming
  • Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming

15$

  • Software Architect’s Handbook
  • Learning C# 8 and .NET Core 3.0 (VIDEO)
  • C++ High Performance
  • The Modern C++ Challenge
  • Mastering Go
  • Java 11 in 7 Days
  • Learning Java By Building Android Games
  • Hands-On Object Oriented Programming with Java 11 (VIDEO)
  • Learn Java 12 Programming
  • Python for Beginners (VIDEO)
  • Clean Code in Python
  • Expert Python Programming
  • C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 – Modern Cross Platform Development

Purchasing using this link give you the opportunity to support this site, which if you do, thank you very much!

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20. May 2019


In what may be my favourite Humble Bundle by far, the folks over at Humble just launched the Humble Book Bundle: Computer Graphics by CRC Press.  This is a collection of e-books on a huge number of computer graphics topics, including shaders, OpenGL, GPUS, VR, Volumetrics and much much more.  Humble Bundles are broken into tiers, if you buy a certain tier, you get all tiers lower than that one in price.

The tiers of this bundle are:

1$

  • 3D Engine Design for Virtual Globes
  • The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation
  • Production Volume Rendering
  • Real-Time Volume Graphics

8$

  • Essential Skills in Character Rigging
  • Ray Tracing from the Ground Up
  • OpenGL Insights
  • Real-Time Shadows
  • Multithreading for Visual Effects
  • Graphics Shaders
  • Fluid Simulation for Computer Graphics
  • Digital Representations of the Real World

15$

  • 3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development
  • GPGPU Programming for Games and Science
  • Mobile Crowd Sensing
  • Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces
  • Digital Character Development
  • The Art of Fluid Animation
  • Ultra-Realistic Imaging


When you buy a Humble bundle, you get to decide how your money is allocated, between the publisher, humble, charity and if you choose (and thanks if you do!) GFS.  The Bundle is available here until June 5th.

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