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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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13. May 2019


Another Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, this one is the Humble Book Bundle: Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning by Packt bundle.  This is a collection of e-books (and 3 videos) in mobi, epub and PDF formats around the topics of AI and machine learning from the publisher Packt.  As always, the Humble Bundle is broken up into tiers, where you get all of the books at and below the current tier you purchased.

The tiers in this bundle are:


1$

  • Machine Learning For Mobile
  • Python Deep Learning
  • Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming
  • Python Machine Learning By Example
  • Mathematical Foundations for AI and Machine Learning

8$

  • Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with Python
  • Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for IoT
  • Artificial Intelligence by Example
  • Hands-On Machine Learning for Algorithmic Trading
  • Python Machine Learning Cookbook
  • Deep Learning with PyTorch
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence Projects with Python
  • Hands-On Python Deep Learning

15$

  • Deep Learning for Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing with TensorFlow
  • Advanced Deep Learning with Keras
  • Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On
  • Deep Learning with TensorFLow
  • Hands-On Transfer Learning with Python
  • Hands-On Deep Learning for Games
  • Python Deep Learning Projects
  • Deep Learning Architecture for Building Artificial Neural Networks (Video)
  • AI For Finance (Video)
  • The Complete Machine Learning Course with Python (Video)


As with all Humble Bundles, you can decide how your money is allocated, between the publisher, charity, Humble and even help support GFS (thanks!)  The bundle is available here or learn more in the video below.

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8. May 2019


Humble Bundle are running another bundle of interest to game developers… this time, for the writers among us.  The Write like a Writer bundle is a collection of e-books about all facets of writing from the publisher Adams Media.  As always, the bundle is organized into tiers.  If you buy a tier you get all the books at that price point and all tiers below it.

The tiers of this bundle include:

1$ Tier

Script Tease

The Tao of Writing

Write.  10 Days to Overcome Writer’s Block

Grammar Sucks

Screen-Writing

A Cup of Comfort for Writers

The Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal

The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction

A Writer’s Space

8$ Tier

The Call of the Writer’s Craft

The Everything Creative Writing Book

The Everything Guide To Writing Children’s Books

Write that Book Already

The Everything Improve Your Writing Book

Screenwriting in the Land of OZ

15$ Tier 

Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Plot Whisperer

1-Minute Writer

The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

Hire Me, Hollywood!

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screen Writers

1001 Letters for All Occasions

The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel


Wow… that is a lot of books on books!  Buying this bundle also helps supporting charity, NCAC and First Book are the selected charities for this bundle.  In addition you can also direct some of the proceeds to support GFS, in which case, thank you!


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29. April 2019


There is another Humble Bundle of interest to developers, especially those interested in learning or using the Python programming language.  The Humble Book Bundle: Python by O'Reilly is a collection of Python programming books from O’Reilly press, generally one of the best publishers out there.  As always the bundle is structured into tiers.  The current tiers are:

1$

  • Introducing Python
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Python
  • Elegant SciPy
  • Natural Language Processing with Python

8$

  • Think Python
  • Think Bayes
  • Python Data Science Handbook
  • Thoughtful Machine Learning with Python

15$

  • Fluent Python
  • Web Scraping with Python
  • Test-Driven Development With Python
  • Flask Web Development
  • Twisted Networking Programming Essentials


You can decide how you funds are allocated, split between the publisher, Humble, this channel (thanks!) and charity, including Code For America and appropriately enough the Python Software Foundation.  The bundle can be had here and expires in 14 days (@May 12th/2019).

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