Learn how to deploy OpenGL extensions with GLEW in an Instant using Packt's new eBook

August 2013 | Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant GLEW, a quick guide to installing GLEW on Windows and using it in OpenGL programs. The book will show readers how to safely use any OpenGL Extension they want in their program in a portable manner.

About the Author:
Ashwin Nanjappa is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Bioinformatics Institute of Singapore. He works on GPU algorithms for drug discovery and matching drug molecules. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, specializing in massively parallel GPU algorithms for 3D computational geometry. He likes writing software using CUDA, OpenGL, C++, and Python and loves tinkering with open source tools. He blogs regularly about programming at http://choorucode.com

The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library (GLEW) is a cross-platform open-source C/C++ extension loading library. GLEW provides efficient run-time mechanisms for determining which OpenGL extensions are supported on the target platform. OpenGL core and extension functionality is exposed in a single header file. GLEW has been tested on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Irix, and Solaris. 

Instant GLEW explains how OpenGL Extensions are used to expose cutting-edge features through the OpenGL API. Readers will learn how to install GLEW on Windows and configure their OpenGL program to build with it. The book starts with an introduction to GLEW and unlocks its power in OpenGL programs. 

This book is for students learning OpenGL programming and will also be useful for graphics and game developers who want to use GLEW to write portable and feature-filled OpenGL applications and games. Experience with any programming language (C, Java, Lisp, Javascript, and so on) is better to fully understand the code, but is not necessary.

Instant GLEW
Learn how to effortlessly deploy OpenGL Extensions in your programs using GLEW

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