Elegant Objects

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ISBN: 1519166915
Release Date: 2016-02-17
Number of pages: 230
Author: Yegor Bugayenko
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Elegant Objects in PDF and EPUB TL;DR There are 23 practical recommendations for object-oriented programmers. Most of them are completely against everything you've read in other books. For example, static methods, NULL references, getters, setters, and mutable classes are called evil.


Object Thinking

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ISBN: 9780735637511
Release Date: 2004-02-11
Number of pages: 368
Author: David West
Publisher: Microsoft Press

Download and read online Object Thinking in PDF and EPUB In OBJECT THINKING, esteemed object technologist David West contends that the mindset makes the programmer—not the tools and techniques. Delving into the history, philosophy, and even politics of object-oriented programming, West reveals how the best programmers rely on analysis and conceptualization—on thinking—rather than formal process and methods. Both provocative and pragmatic, this book gives form to what’s primarily been an oral tradition among the field’s revolutionary thinkers—and it illustrates specific object-behavior practices that you can adopt for true object design and superior results. Gain an in-depth understanding of: Prerequisites and principles of object thinking. Object knowledge implicit in eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile software development. Object conceptualization and modeling. Metaphors, vocabulary, and design for object development. Learn viable techniques for: Decomposing complex domains in terms of objects. Identifying object relationships, interactions, and constraints. Relating object behavior to internal structure and implementation design. Incorporating object thinking into XP and Agile practice.


Eloquent JavaScript

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ISBN: 9781593272937
Release Date: 2011-01-15
Number of pages: 224
Author: Marijn Haverbeke
Publisher: No Starch Press

Download and read online Eloquent JavaScript in PDF and EPUB JavaScript is at the heart of almost every modern Web application, whether it's Google Apps, Twitter, or the newest browser-based game. Though it's simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is not a toy—it's a flexible and complex language that can be used to build full-scale applications. Eloquent JavaScript dives into this flourishing language and teaches you to write code that's beautiful and effective. By immersing you in example code and encouraging experimentation right from the start, the author quickly gives you the tools you need to build your own programs. As you follow along with examples like an artificial life simulation and a version of the classic game Sokoban, you'll learn to: –Understand the essential elements of programming: syntax, control, and data –Use object-oriented and functional programming techniques to organize and clarify your programs –Script the browser and make basic Web applications –Work with tools like regular expressions and XMLHttpRequest objects And since programming is an art that's best learned by doing, all example code is available online in an interactive sandbox for you to experiment with. With Eloquent JavaScript as your guide, you can tweak, expand, and modify the author's code, or throw it away and build your own creations from scratch. Before you know it, you'll be fluent in the language of the Web.


Bad Objects

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ISBN: 0822316935
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 208
Author: Naomi Schor
Publisher: Duke University Press

Download and read online Bad Objects in PDF and EPUB Bad objects are a contrarian’s delight. In this volume, leading French feminist theorist and literary critic Naomi Schor revisits some of feminist theory’s most widely discredited objects, essentialism and universalism, with surprising results. Bilingual and bicultural, she reveals the national character of contemporary theories that are usually received as beyond borders, while making a strong argument for feminist theory’s specific claims to universalism. Written in a distinctive personal and self-reflective mode, this collection offers new unpublished work and brings together for the first time some of Schor’s best-known and most influential essays. These engagements with Anglo-American feminist theory, Freud and psychoanalytic theory, French poststructuralists such as Barthes, Foucault, and Irigaray, and French fiction by or about women—especially of the nineteenth century—also address such issues as bilingual identity, professional controversies, female fetishism, and literature and gender. Schor then concludes with a provocative meditation on the future of feminism. As they read Bad Objects, Anglo-American theoreticians who have been mainly preoccupied with French feminism will find themselves drawn into French literary and cultural history, while French literary critics and historians will be placed in contact with feminist debate.


Object Design

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ISBN: 0201379430
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 390
Author: Rebecca Wirfs-Brock
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Download and read online Object Design in PDF and EPUB Object technology pioneer Wirfs-Brock teams with expert McKean to present a thoroughly updated, modern, and proven method for the design of software. The book is packed with practical design techniques that enable the practitioner to get the job done.


Beautiful Data

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ISBN: 9781449379292
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Number of pages: 386
Author: Toby Segaran
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Beautiful Data in PDF and EPUB In this insightful book, you'll learn from the best data practitioners in the field just how wide-ranging -- and beautiful -- working with data can be. Join 39 contributors as they explain how they developed simple and elegant solutions on projects ranging from the Mars lander to a Radiohead video. With Beautiful Data, you will: Explore the opportunities and challenges involved in working with the vast number of datasets made available by the Web Learn how to visualize trends in urban crime, using maps and data mashups Discover the challenges of designing a data processing system that works within the constraints of space travel Learn how crowdsourcing and transparency have combined to advance the state of drug research Understand how new data can automatically trigger alerts when it matches or overlaps pre-existing data Learn about the massive infrastructure required to create, capture, and process DNA data That's only small sample of what you'll find in Beautiful Data. For anyone who handles data, this is a truly fascinating book. Contributors include: Nathan Yau Jonathan Follett and Matt Holm J.M. Hughes Raghu Ramakrishnan, Brian Cooper, and Utkarsh Srivastava Jeff Hammerbacher Jason Dykes and Jo Wood Jeff Jonas and Lisa Sokol Jud Valeski Alon Halevy and Jayant Madhavan Aaron Koblin with Valdean Klump Michal Migurski Jeff Heer Coco Krumme Peter Norvig Matt Wood and Ben Blackburne Jean-Claude Bradley, Rajarshi Guha, Andrew Lang, Pierre Lindenbaum, Cameron Neylon, Antony Williams, and Egon Willighagen Lukas Biewald and Brendan O'Connor Hadley Wickham, Deborah Swayne, and David Poole Andrew Gelman, Jonathan P. Kastellec, and Yair Ghitza Toby Segaran


500 Handmade Books

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ISBN: 9781579908775
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 419
Author: Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
Publisher: Lark Books

Download and read online 500 Handmade Books in PDF and EPUB An on-the-page gallery is illustrated with hundreds of photographs that showcase the finest work of the contributors who have been inspired to explore the unlimited possibilities of bookbinding and the related arts.


Principles of Digital Image Synthesis

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ISBN: 9780080514758
Release Date: 2014-06-28
Number of pages: 1600
Author: Andrew S. Glassner
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Download and read online Principles of Digital Image Synthesis in PDF and EPUB Image synthesis, or rendering, is a field of transformation: it changes geometry and physics into meaningful images. Because the most popular algorithms frequently change, it is increasingly important for researchers and implementors to have a basic understanding of the principles of image synthesis. Focusing on theory, Andrew Glassner provides a comprehensive explanation of the three core fields of study that come together to form digital image synthesis: the human visual system, digital signal processing, and the interaction of matter and light. Assuming no more than a basic background in calculus, Glassner transforms his passion and expertise into a thorough presentation of each of these disciplines, and their elegant orchestration into modern rendering techniques such as radiosity and ray tracing.


Elements of Criticism

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ISBN: GENT:900000140965
Release Date: 1807
Number of pages:
Author: Lord Henry Home Kames
Publisher:

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Concurrent Programming Algorithms Principles and Foundations

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ISBN: 9783642320279
Release Date: 2012-12-30
Number of pages: 516
Author: Michel Raynal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Concurrent Programming Algorithms Principles and Foundations in PDF and EPUB The advent of new architectures and computing platforms means that synchronization and concurrent computing are among the most important topics in computing science. Concurrent programs are made up of cooperating entities -- processors, processes, agents, peers, sensors -- and synchronization is the set of concepts, rules and mechanisms that allow them to coordinate their local computations in order to realize a common task. This book is devoted to the most difficult part of concurrent programming, namely synchronization concepts, techniques and principles when the cooperating entities are asynchronous, communicate through a shared memory, and may experience failures. Synchronization is no longer a set of tricks but, due to research results in recent decades, it relies today on sane scientific foundations as explained in this book. In this book the author explains synchronization and the implementation of concurrent objects, presenting in a uniform and comprehensive way the major theoretical and practical results of the past 30 years. Among the key features of the book are a new look at lock-based synchronization (mutual exclusion, semaphores, monitors, path expressions); an introduction to the atomicity consistency criterion and its properties and a specific chapter on transactional memory; an introduction to mutex-freedom and associated progress conditions such as obstruction-freedom and wait-freedom; a presentation of Lamport's hierarchy of safe, regular and atomic registers and associated wait-free constructions; a description of numerous wait-free constructions of concurrent objects (queues, stacks, weak counters, snapshot objects, renaming objects, etc.); a presentation of the computability power of concurrent objects including the notions of universal construction, consensus number and the associated Herlihy's hierarchy; and a survey of failure detector-based constructions of consensus objects. The book is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in computer science or computer engineering, graduate students in mathematics interested in the foundations of process synchronization, and practitioners and engineers who need to produce correct concurrent software. The reader should have a basic knowledge of algorithms and operating systems.


The Architecture of Open Source Applications

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ISBN: 9781105571817
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 374
Author: Amy Brown
Publisher: Kristian Hermansen

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The Book of Ruby

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ISBN: 9781593272944
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 400
Author: Huw Collingbourne
Publisher: No Starch Press

Download and read online The Book of Ruby in PDF and EPUB Covers the features of Ruby, including such topics as strings, class hierarchies, arrays and hashes, loops, methods, exception handling, symbols, YAML, and debugging.


The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

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ISBN: 9781473521919
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Number of pages: 144
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition in PDF and EPUB Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.


Senlin Ascends

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ISBN: 9780356510804
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Number of pages: 384
Author: Josiah Bancroft
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Senlin Ascends in PDF and EPUB 'One of my favourite books of all time' Mark Lawrence 'An extraordinary debut that is well worthy of the hype. A beautifully written, highly engaging page-turning masterpiece' Fantasy Book Review Mild-mannered headmaster Thomas Senlin has always wanted to see the Tower of Babel. Immense as a mountain, the ancient tower is the greatest marvel in the world, comprising unnumbered ringdoms stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. Lured by the grand promises of a guidebook, Senlin takes his new bride, Marya, on the honeymoon of their dreams. But no sooner do they arrive at the Tower than Senlin loses her in the teeming throng. Senlin's search for Marya carries him through madhouses, ballrooms and burlesque theatres. He must endure betrayal, assassination attempts and the long guns of a flying fortress. But if he hopes to ever see his wife again, Senlin will have to do more than just survive - this quiet man of letters must become a man of action.


POJOs in Action

Filename: pojos-in-action.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015063357894
Release Date: 2006-01
Number of pages: 560
Author: Chris Richardson
Publisher: Manning Publications Company

Download and read online POJOs in Action in PDF and EPUB The standard platform for enterprise application development has been EJB but the difficulties of working with it caused it to become unpopular. They also gave rise to lightweight technologies such as Hibernate, Spring, JDO, iBATIS and others, all of which allow the developer to work directly with the simpler POJOs. Now EJB version 3 solves the problems that gave EJB 2 a black eye-it too works with POJOs. POJOs in Action describes the new, easier ways to develop enterprise Java applications. It describes how to make key design decisions when developing business logic using POJOs, including how to organize and encapsulate the business logic, access the database, manage transactions, and handle database concurrency. This book is a new-generation Java applications guide: it enables readers to successfully build lightweight applications that are easier to develop, test, and maintain.