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Who Should Buy This Book

The title of this book is Prototyping Augmented Reality, and the focus of the book is not on creating polished, deployment-ready software, but rather on experimenting with and demonstrating AR applications, hopefully in as quick and simple a manner as possible. For this reason, the main target readership for this book is people who are creative and eager to explore the possibilities of AR for making fun, interactive applications with a sense of merging the real with the virtual. The book is written deliberately to avoid making assumptions of specific programming experience. Even if you've done no programming at all, you should be able to follow along and do some interesting things.

This does not mean that there's nothing here for professional, experienced developers. The value for more experienced developers will lie mostly in being pointed to interesting technologies and libraries. For people with programming chops in Java or ActionScript, this book should serve as a quick springboard into the world of AR. You won't learn much programming you don't already know, but you'll find out exactly where to start hacking to bring your own AR ideas to life. The breadth of the topics covered here also makes it likely that, even if you're a fairly experienced developer, there is something new within that might give you some interesting ideas.


  

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