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If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
Paperback      ISBN: 1593275854

What if William Shakespeare were asked to generate the Fibonacci series or Jane Austen had to write a factorial program? In If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript, author Angus Croll imagines short JavaScript programs as written by famous wordsmiths. The result is a peculiar and charming combination of prose, poetry, and programming.

The best authors are those who obsess about language--and the same goes for JavaScript developers. To master either craft, you must experiment with language to develop your own style, your own idioms, and your own expressions. To that end, If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript playfully bridges the worlds of programming and literature for the literary geek in all of us.

Featuring original artwork by Miran Lipovaca.

Html, Xhtml & Css: Visual Quickstart Guide
Html, Xhtml & Css
Visual Quickstart Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0321430840

Need to learn HTML fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to HTML, Web expert and best-selling author Elizabeth Castro uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and XHTML essentials. Yoursquo;ll learn how to design, structure, and format your Web site. You'll create and use images, links, styles, lists, tables, frames, and forms, and you'll add sound and movies to your site. Finally, you will test and debug your site, and publish it to the Web. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of CSS techniques, current browsers (Opera, Safari, Firefox), creating pages for the mobile Web, and more. Visual QuickStart Guide--the quick and easy way to learn Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through HTML and show you what to do. Concise steps and explanations get you up and running in no time. Page for page, the best content and value around. Companion Web site at www.cookwood.com/html offers examples, a lively question-and-answer area, updates, and more. Need to learn HTML fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time.

Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems
Building Microservices
Designing Fine-Grained Systems
Paperback      ISBN: 1491950358

Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.

Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You'll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.

  • Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization's goals
  • Learn options for integrating a service with the rest of your system
  • Take an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebases
  • Deploy individual microservices through continuous integration
  • Examine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed services
  • Manage security with user-to-service and service-to-service models
  • Understand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures
Flash CS3 Professional for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickstart Guide
Flash CS3 Professional for Windows and Macintosh
Visual Quickstart Guide
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0321502914

A guide to using the Flash authoring tool covers such topics as modifying graphics, working with symbols, frame-by-frame animations, building buttons for interactivity, and adding sound.

The Rust Programming Language (Covers Rust 2018)
The Rust Programming Language (Covers Rust 2018)
Paperback      ISBN: 1718500440
The official book on the Rust programming language, written by the Rust development team at the Mozilla Foundation, fully updated for Rust 2018.

The Rust Programming Language is the official, definitive guide to Rust, a hugely popular, community-supported programming language. This is the second edition of the improved version of the free online Rust book, so well-loved in the Rust community that it is simply referred to as "the Book".
Programmers love Rust because it allows them to write powerful code efficiently, without the risk of crashes and errors common in languages like C and C++. This book will show readers how to use Rust's robust type system to keep programs memory-safe and speedy, and make the most of the Cargo package manager that brings the pieces of a program together. The reader will learn all about Rust's ownership rules, which lie at the heart of Rust's reliability and crash-resistant compiling.
The Rust Programming Language covers everything from basic concepts like variable bindings, control flow, functions, and error handling, to more advanced topics, such as crates, generics, concurrency, and the nitty gritty of Rust's type system. With improved organization, hands-on features, and a more tutorial-oriented style, this version offers a vast improvement over the original.
The second edition also provides an entirely new chapter on macros and an expanded chapter on crates, two key aspects of Rust that make it so popular. Readers will also find extra appendices on Rust development tools and Rust versions.
Visual Basic in Easy Steps: Updated for Visual Basic 2019
Visual Basic in Easy Steps
Updated for Visual Basic 2019
Paperback      ISBN: 1840788720

Visual Basic in easy steps, 6th edition gives you code examples, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions that illustrate each aspect of Visual Basic so you'll be creating your own interactive applications in no time .

You need have no previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal if you're a newcomer to Windows programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Visual Basic. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of Visual Basic programming and be able to create your own interactive applications.

Visual Basic in easy steps, 6th edition has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin Windows programming. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly learn the latest Visual Basic techniques, and to the student who is studying computing at school or college, and to those seeking a career in Information Technology who needs a thorough understanding of Visual Basic programming.

Effective STL: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of the Standard Template Library
Effective STL
50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of the Standard Template Library
Paperback      ISBN: 0201749629

"This is Effective C++ volume three - it's really that good."
- Herb Sutter, independent consultant and secretary of the ISO/ANSI C++ standards committee "There are very few books which all C++ programmers must have. Add Effective STL to that list."
- Thomas Becker, Senior Software Engineer, Zephyr Associates, Inc., and columnist, C/C++ Users Journal C++'s Standard Template Library is revolutionary, but learning to use it well has always been a challenge. Until now. In this book, best-selling author Scott Meyers ( Effective C++ , and More Effective C++ ) reveals the critical rules of thumb employed by the experts - the things they almost always do or almost always avoid doing - to get the most out of the library.

Other books describe what's in the STL. Effective STL shows you how to use it. Each of the book's 50 guidelines is backed by Meyers' legendary analysis and incisive examples, so you'll learn not only what to do, but also when to do it - and why. Highlights of Effective STL include:
  • Advice on choosing among standard STL containers (like vector and list), nonstandard STL containers (like hash_set and hash_map), and non-STL containers (like bitset).
  • Techniques to maximize the efficiency of the STL and the programs that use it.
  • Insights into the behavior of iterators, function objects, and allocators, including things you should not do.
  • Guidance for the proper use of algorithms and member functions whose names are the same (e.g., find), but whose actions differ in subtle (but important) ways.
  • Discussions of potential portability problems, including straightforward ways to avoid them.
Like Meyers' previous books, Effective STL is filled with proven wisdom that comes only from experience. Its clear, concise, penetrating style makes it an essential resource for every STL programmer.
Java in Easy Steps
Java in Easy Steps
Paperback      ISBN: 1840788739

Java in easy steps, 7th edition instructs you how to easily create your own Java programs. The book contains separate chapters on the major features of the Java language. Complete example programs with colorized code illustrate each important aspect of Java programming - all in easy steps.

This book assumes no previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Java. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of the Java language and be able to write your own Java programs and compile them into executable files that can be run on any Java-enabled device.

This 7th edition of Java in easy steps covers the many exciting features of Java, including:

  • How to quickly run statements in the interactive shell named jshell - similar to the Python interpreter.
  • How to make programs with the javac compiler and execute them with the java runtime.
  • How to produce interactive Windows apps that can be easily distributed as jar program bundles.
  • How to create mobile device apps using Java functionality within the Android operating system.
  • All examples illustrated in the book work in Oracle JDK and OpenJDK.

    PostGIS in Action
    PostGIS in Action
    Paperback      ISBN: 1935182269

    Whether you're canvassing a congressional district, managing a sales region, mapping city bus schedules, or analyzing local cancer rates, thinking spatially opens up limitless possibilities for database users. PostGIS, a freely available open-source spatial database extender, can help you answer questions that you could not answer using a mere relational database. Its feature set equals or surpasses proprietary alternatives, allowing you to create location-aware queries and features with just a few lines of SQL code.

    PostGIS in Action is the first book devoted entirely to PostGIS. It will help both new and experienced users write spatial queries to solve real-world problems. For those with experience in more traditional relational databases, this book provides a background in vector-based GIS so you can quickly move to analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. Advanced users will learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, and create custom functions suited specifically to their applications. It also discusses the new features available in PostgreSQL 8.4 and provides tutorials on using additional open source GIS tools in conjunction with PostGIS.

    Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
    Mastering Dojo: Javascript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences
    Mastering Dojo
    Javascript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences
    Paperback      ISBN: 1934356115

    The last couple of years have seen big changes in server-side web programming. Now it's the client's turn; Dojo is the toolkit to make it happen and Mastering Dojo shows you how.

    Dojo is a set of client-side JavaScript tools that help you build better web applications. Dojo blurs the line between local, native applications and browser based applications; the browser becomes the user interface platform. "Modern" browsers provide an incomplete, inconvenient, and incompatible programming environment, but Dojo eliminates these problems. While there are many JavaScript libraries available, most focus on just one thing (for example, effects libraries, perceived JavaScript omissions, or HTML widgets). Dojo addresses all of these functional areas-and many others-extensively.

    In "Mastering Dojo," you'll get the whole story, from basic usage to advanced idioms. Mastering Dojo starts out with a fast moving tutorial that will give you techniques that you can start using right away. You'll learn all about Dojo Core--the foundation on which all things Dojo stand. See how you can modularize your project for development and automatically package your release for optimal download performance. You'll also learn how Dojo: augments the core JavaScript libraryfixes the event systemsimplifies DOM programmingprovides a complete class definition facilityincludes a powerful remote scripting (XHR) framework... and much more.

    You'll love using Dojo's HTML user interface control widget system, Dijit. See how to use over 40 widgets, including the rich yet easy-to-use tree and grid controls.

    Finally, you'll get an in-depth look at how to design and build a single-page, richInternet Application.