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  • RASP
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    The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, basic, programmable credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV and a keyboard.

    This step-by-step book shows people of all ages how they can use it to learn how to program.
  • CFRB
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    Coding for Beginners in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone, of any age, who wants to begin coding computer programs. You need have no previous knowledge of any computer programming language so it's ideal for the newcomer, including youngsters needing to learn programming basics for the school curriculum. Coding for Beginners in easy steps instructs you how to write code to create your own computer programs. It contains separate chapters demonstrating how to store information in data structures, how to control program flow using control structures, and how to create re-usable blocks of code in program functions. There are complete step-by-step example programs that demonstrate each aspect of coding, together with screenshots that illustrate the actual output when each program has been executed. Coding for Beginners in easy steps begins by explaining how to easily create a programming environment on your own computer, so you can quickly begin to create your own working programs by copying the book's examples. After demonstrating the essential building blocks of computer programming it describes how to code powerful algorithms and demonstrates how to code classes for Object Oriented Programming (OOP). The examples throughout this book feature the popular Python programming language but additionally the final chapter demonstrates a comparison example in the C, C++, and Java programming languages to give you a rounded view of computer coding. The code in the listed steps within the book is colour-coded to precisely match the default colour-coding of the Python IDLE editor, making it easier for beginners to grasp. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of coding and be able to write your own computer programs that can be run on any compatible computer. The Python 3.x language is under active development so frequent new releases are made available as small improvements are added to the language and Coding for Beginners in easy steps features the very latest versions of Python at the time of publication. Python development is one of evolution, rather than revolution, so the examples provided in this book can be used in subsequent releases. Simply download the latest version of Python then follow the easy steps. Contents: Getting started Saving data Performing operations Making lists Controlling blocks Creating functions Sorting algorithms Importing libraries Managing text Programming objects
  • ASRCZ
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    Your complete certification guide on the path to Oracle Java SE The Oracle Java SE Certification track now consists of three levels Associate (OCA), Professional (OCP), and Master (OCM). This valuable kit helps you attain success at the OCA and OCP levels, providing clarification of the complex material along with plenty of practice that covers all exam objectives. OCA / OCP Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer Certification Kit is the ideal tool for preparing for the OCA and OCP exams. With two comprehensive study guides in one package, this kit serves as a helpful companion throughout your journey to Oracle Java SE 8 certification. The release of Java 8 brought the language's biggest changes to date, and for the first time, candidates are required to learn functional programming to pass the exam. The OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide has you covered, with thorough functional programming explanation and information on all key topic areas Java programmers need to know, covering one hundred percent of the material on Exam 1Z0-808. Once you're OCA certified, the OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide is your comprehensive companion for preparing for Exam 1Z0-809 as well as upgrade Exam 1Z0-810 and Exam 1Z0-813. You'll review the basics of object-oriented programming, understand functional programming, apply your knowledge to database work, and much more. From the basic to the advanced, this guide walks you through everything you need to know to confidently take the OCP 1Z0-809 exam (and upgrade exams 1Z0-810 and 1Z0-813). * Work confidently with operators, conditionals, and loops * Understand object-oriented design principles and patterns * Master functional programming fundamentals * Understand abstract classes, interfaces, and class design * Learn object-oriented design principles and patterns * Delve into functional programming, advanced strings, and localization * Master IO, NIO, and JDBC with expert-led database practice If you're ready to take the next step in your IT career and tackle these challenging exams, OCA / OCP Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer Certification Kit is your ideal companion on the road to certification, and can give you the confidence you need.
  • BGUFI
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    When you have questions about C# 7.0 or the .NET CLR and its core Framework assemblies, this bestselling guide has the answers you need. C# has become a language of unusual flexibility and breadth since its premiere in 2000, but this continual growth means there's still much more to learn. Organized around concepts and use cases, this thoroughly updated sixth edition provides intermediate and advanced programmers with a concise map of C# and .NET knowledge. Dive in and discover why this Nutshell guide is considered the definitive reference on C#. Get up to speed with all aspects of the C# language, from the basics of syntax and variables, to advanced topics such as pointers and operator overloading Dig deep into LINQ via three chapters dedicated to the topic Learn about dynamic, asynchronous, and parallel programming Work with .NET features, including XML, networking, serialization, reflection, security, application domains, and code contracts Explore the new C# 7.0 compiler-as-a-service, Roslyn
  • AZOCT
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    Windows Server 2016 Inside Out covers everything you need to know about Microsoft's most recent server operating system. From traditional features such as DNS, DHCP and Active Directory, through to new features such as Containers, Shielded VMs, and Nano Server. You'll learn about traditional methods of server administration, as well as newer techniques such as configuration management through desired state configuration and Chef. Aimed at the experienced Windows Server IT Operations administrator, this book teaches you how to deploy and best use Windows Server 2016 in the office, the data center and in the Cloud.
  • BGUJI
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    What will you learn from this book?If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this fully revised and updated edition will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You'll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design flexible and interactive interfaces, run services in the background, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It's like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need to get started is some Java know-how.Why does this book look so different?Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
  • BNYCA
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    If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar Explore additional topics, including files, networking, and threads Stay up-to-date on iOS 11 innovations, such as: Drag and drop Autolayout changes (including the new safe area) Stretchable navigation bars Table cell swipe buttons Dynamic type improvements Offline sound file rendering, image picker controller changes, new map annotation types, and more
  • ABIOW
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    Perform data analysis with R quickly and efficiently with the task-oriented recipes in this cookbook. Although the R language and environment include everything you need to perform statistical work right out of the box, its structure can often be difficult to master. R Cookbook will help both beginners and experienced data programmers unlock and use the power of R. This practical book provides a collection of concise recipes that will help you be productive with R immediately. You'll get the job done faster and learn more about R in the process. Key topics include: * Getting started with R * Input/output * Data structures * Basic numerical calculations * Basic probability calculations * Basic statistical calculations and tests * Graphics * Regression and ANOVA * Advanced statistical techniques * Handy tips, techniques, and hacks that everyone can use
  • BOKVG
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    Get up to date quickly on the new changes coming with C++17 Professional C++ is the advanced manual for C++ programming. Designed to help experienced developers get more out of the latest release, this book skims over the basics and dives right in to exploiting the full capabilities of C++17. Each feature is explained by example, each including actual code snippets that you can plug into your own applications. Case studies include extensive, working code that has been tested on Windows and Linux, and the author's expert tips, tricks, and workarounds can dramatically enhance your workflow. Even many experienced developers have never fully explored the boundaries of the language's capabilities; this book reveals the advanced features you never knew about, and drills down to show you how to turn these features into real-world solutions. The C++17 release includes changes that impact the way you work with C++; this new fourth edition covers them all, including nested namespaces, structured bindings, string-view, template argument deduction for constructors, parallel algorithms, generalized sum algorithms, Boyer-Moore string searching, string conversion primitives, a filesystem API, clamping values, optional values, the variant type, the any type, and more. Clear explanations and professional-level depth make this book an invaluable resource for any professional needing to get up to date quickly. Maximize C++ capabilities with effective design solutions Master little-known elements and learn what to avoid Adopt new workarounds and testing/debugging best practices Utilize real-world program segments in your own applications C++ is notoriously complex, and whether you use it for gaming or business, maximizing its functionality means keeping up to date with the latest changes. Whether these changes enhance your work or make it harder depends on how well-versed you are in the newest C++ features. Professional C++ gets you up to date quickly, and provides the answers you need for everyday solutions.
  • BKRLP
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    Skip the basics and delve right into Visual Studio 2017 advanced features and tools Professional Visual Studio 2017 is the industry-favorite guide to getting the most out of Microsoft's primary programming technology. From touring the new UI to exploiting advanced functionality, this book is designed to help professional developers become more productive. A unique IDE-centric approach provides a clear path through the typical workflow while exploring the nooks and crannies that can make your job easier. Visual Studio 2017 includes a host of features aimed at improving developer productivity and UI, and this book covers them all with clear explanation, new figures, and expert insight. Whether you're new to VS or just upgrading, this all-inclusive guide is an essential resource to keep within arm's reach. Visual Studio 2017 fixes the crucial issues that kept professionals from adopting VS 2015, and includes new features and tools that streamline the developer's job. This book provides the straightforward answers you need so you can get up to speed quickly and get back to work. Master the core functionality of Visual Studio 2017Dig into the tools that make writing code easierTailor the environment to your workflow, not the other way aroundWork your way through configuration, debugging, building, deployment, customizing, and more Microsoft is changing their release cadence it's only been about two years since the last release so developers need to quickly get a handle on new tools and features if they hope to remain productive. The 2017 release is designed specifically to help you get more done, in less time, with greater accuracy and attention to detail. If you're ready to get acquainted, Professional Visual Studio 2017 is your ideal guide.
  • ANJLW
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    Methods for managing complex software construction following the practices, principles and patterns of Domain-Driven Design with code examples in C#

    This book presents the philosophy of Domain-Driven Design (DDD) in a down-to-earth and practical manner for experienced developers building applications for complex domains. A focus is placed on the principles and practices of decomposing a complex problem space as well as the implementation patterns and best practices for shaping a maintainable solution space. You will learn how to build effective domain models through the use of tactical patterns and how to retain their integrity by applying the strategic patterns of DDD. Full end-to-end coding examples demonstrate techniques for integrating a decomposed and distributed solution space while coding best practices and patterns advise you on how to architect applications for maintenance and scale. * Offers a thorough introduction to the philosophy of DDD for professional developers * Includes masses of code and examples of concept in action that other books have only covered theoretically * Covers the patterns of CQRS, Messaging, REST, Event Sourcing and Event-Driven Architectures * Also ideal for Java developers who want to better understand the implementation of DDD

  • AGLIM
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    C# 5.0 Unleashed is for anyone who wants to learn the C# programming language in depth, understanding how language features truly work. While giving you those insights, you learn where and how to use the features to design various kinds of software. This book not only teaches the language's capabilities, it also looks behind the scenes to build a solid foundation to aid you in understanding the .NET platform as a whole. Bart De Smet offers exceptional insight into the features of both the language and Microsoft's broader framework. He doesn't just cover the "what" and "how" of effective C# programming: He explains the "why," so you can consistently choose the right language and platform features, maximizing your efficiency and effectiveness. The early chapters introduce the .NET platform, the tooling ecosystem, and the C# programming language, followed by in-depth coverage of the C# programming language itself, with immediate application of language features. The last chapters give an overview of the .NET Framework libraries about which every good developer on the platform should know. * Understand the .N ET platform: its language support, libraries, tools, and more * Learn where C# fits, how it has evolved, and where it's headed * Master essential language features including expressions, operators, types, objects, and methods * Efficiently manage exceptions and resources * Write more effective C# object-oriented code * Make the most of generics, collections, delegates, reflection, and other advanced language features * Use LINQ to express queries for any form of data * Master dynamic programming techniques built on .NET's Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) * Work with namespaces, assemblies, and application domains * Write more efficient code using threading, synchronization, and advanced parallel programming techniques * Leverage the Base Class Library (BCL) to quickly perform many common tasks * Instrument, diagnose, test, and troubleshoot your C# code * Understand how to use the new C# 5.0 asynchronous programming features * Leverage interoperability with Windows Runtime to build Windows 8 applications
  • AJMMS
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    Comprehensive guide to Visual Studio 2013 Visual Studio is your essential tool for Windows programming. Visual Studio 2013 features important updates to the user interface and to productivity. In Professional Visual Studio 2013, author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and Microsoft Visual C# MVP Bruce Johnson brings three decades of industry experience to guide you through the update, and he doesn't just gloss over the basics. With his unique IDE-centric approach, he steers into the nooks and crannies to help you use Visual Studio 2013 to its maximum potential. Choose from more theme options, check out the new icons, and make your settings portable Step up your workflow with hover colors, auto brace completion, peek, and CodeLens Code ASP.NET faster than ever with new shortcuts Get acquainted with the new SharePoint 2013 environment Find your way around the new XAML editor for Windows Store apps Visual Studio 2013 includes better support for advanced debugging techniques, vast improvements to the visual database tools, and new support for UI testing for Windows Store apps. This update is the key to smoother, quicker programming, and Professional Visual Studio 2013 is your map to everything inside.
  • AGQUP
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    A perfectly crafted prep guide that prepares you for the MCSD 70-483 The MCSD 70-483 exam is the entry-level Microsoft certification exam for C# developers and this must-have resource offers essential coverage of the exam that will test your competency in C# programming. Each chapter covers one of the core subject domains that comprise the exam. Among the authors are experienced trainers who advised Microsoft on the development of its certification programs, affording them a unique understanding of both the objectives and what it takes to master them. This invaluable knowledge is passed to you so that you will not only be prepared to take the exam, but also become a better C# developer Features a step-by-step lab tutorial for each lesson covered in the book, encouraging you to practice what you've just learned in order to reinforce your learning Includes an accompanying website that includes more than 100 simulated test questions and answers Shares solutions to the hands-on labs presented in the book Contains complete sample code Offers a unique author approach that not only teaches you how to answer a set of exam questions but also provides you with an understanding of the underlying concepts and skills needed to succeed as a professional C# programmer MCSD Certification Toolkit is all you need to fully prepare for exam 70-483!
  • ALOSP
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    The sixth edition of Java in a Nutshell helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but it's also a learning path for new developers. With examples rewritten to take full advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this fully updated book brings you up to date and gets you ready to develop Java applications for the future. Learn how lambda expressions make your programs shorter, and easier to write and understand Explore Nashorn, the brand new implementation of Javascript on the Java Virtual Machine Start using the new I/O APIs to make your code cleaner, shorter, and safer Understand Java's concurrency model and learn how to write multithreaded code with confidence
  • BOGHC
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    The professional s guide to C# 7, with expert guidance on the newest features Professional C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 provides experienced programmers with the information they need to work effectively with the world s leading programming language. The latest C# update added many new features that help you get more done in less time, and this book is your ideal guide for getting up to speed quickly. C# 7 focuses on data consumption, code simplification, and performance, with new support for local functions, tuple types, record types, pattern matching, non-nullable reference types, immutable types, and better support for variables. Improvements to Visual Studio will bring significant changes to the way C# developers interact with the space, bringing .NET to non-Microsoft platforms and incorporating tools from other platforms like Docker, Gulp, and NPM. Guided by a leading .NET expert and steeped in real-world practicality, this guide is designed to get you up to date and back to work. With Microsoft speeding up its release cadence while offering more significant improvement with each update, it has never been more important to get a handle on new tools and features quickly. This book is designed to do just that, and more everything you need to know about C# is right here, in the single-volume resource on every developer s shelf. Tour the many new and enhanced features packed into C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Learn how the latest Visual Studio update makes developers jobs easier Streamline your workflow with a new focus on code simplification and performance enhancement Delve into improvements made for localization, networking, diagnostics, deployments, and more Whether you re entirely new to C# or just transitioning to C# 7, having a solid grasp of the latest features allows you to exploit the language s full functionality to create robust, high -quality apps. Professional C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 is the one-stop guide to everything you need to know.
  • AGHBT
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    For an early look or head start with new technologies, get your Microsoft Press ebook-while it's still in development. With prePress, you can access just-written content from upcoming books. The chapters come straight from our respected authors, before they're fully polished and debugged-for critical insights now, when you need them. Order the prePress version of your ebook to get available chapters immediately-plus the final, complete ebook when it's released. Designed to help experienced programmers develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on creating applications with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3 to begin building modern web and Windows 8 apps Features pragmatic lessons, exercises, and practices Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-480 Coverage includes: creating HTML5 documents; implementing styles with CSS3; JavaScript in depth; using Microsoft developer tools; AJAX; multimedia support; drawing with Canvas and SVG; drag and drop functionality; location-aware apps; web storage; offline apps; writing your first simple Windows 8 apps; and other key topics
  • AOPBL
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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 empowers you to write next-generation applications for any modern environment: mobile, web, cloud, universal Windows 10/8.x, database, and beyond. This end-to-end deep dive will help working developers squeeze maximum productivity out of Microsoft's powerful new toolset. The authors combine authoritative and detailed information about Microsoft's latest IDE, with extensive insights and best practices drawn from decades of development experience. Developers will quickly get comfortable with Visual Studio 2015's updated interface, master its new capabilities, leverage its extensive new support for open standards, and discover multiple opportunities to leverage its .NET 4.6 platform and language improvements. By focusing entirely on Visual Studio 2015 Professional, the authors go deeper into Microsoft's core product than ever before. You'll find expert coverage of everything from debugging through deploying to Azure, IDE extension and automation through cross-platform mobile development. Throughout, this book's focus is relentlessly practical: how to apply Microsoft's tools to build better software, faster. Detailed information on how to...* Master Visual Studio 2015's updated interface and key tools: Solutions, Projects, Browsers, Explorers, Editors, and Designers to improve productivity * Develop robust cross-platform mobile apps for Windows, iOS, and Android using Apache Cordova templates for Visual Studio * Use the new ASP.NET 5 to build modern web solutions that run on Windows, Mac, or Linux * Develop Single Page Applications (SPAs) based on HTML5 and rich client-side JavaScript frameworks such as Knockout, AngularJS, Bootstrap, and more * Accelerate cloud development with the Azure SDK, QuickStart templates, and Azure management portal * Create mobile service solutions using ASP.NET Web API and WCF * Streamline data development across multiple platforms with Entity Framework 7 * Develop modern Microsoft Office business applications * Perform robust, automated unit testing as you code, increasing your confidence in changes and refactoring * Extend the VS 2015 IDE and Code Editor by creating custom, productivity-enhancing solutions Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672337369 as they become available.
  • AOKZF
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    Using Visual Basic 2015, developers can build cutting-edge applications that run practically anywhere: on Windows desktops, new Windows 10 devices, in mobile and cloud environments, and beyond. Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed is the most comprehensive, practical reference to modern programming with VB 2015. Long-time Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole walks you through the latest version of the language, helping you thoroughly master its most valuable features, most powerful programming techniques, and most effective development patterns. Next, he shows how to use Visual Basic 2015 to build robust, effective software in a wide range of environments. Extensively updated for Visual Basic 2015's major improvements, this guide covers both Visual Basic 2015 Professional Edition for professional developers and the free Community Edition for hobbyists, novices, and students. Del Sole has added detailed coverage of building new universal Windows apps for Windows 10 and using new Visual Studio 2015 capabilities to supercharge your productivity as a developer. If you want to leverage all of VB 2015's power, this is the book you need. Detailed information on how to...* Understand the Visual Studio 2015 IDE, .NET Framework 4.6 and the new .NET Core 5, and the anatomy of a VB 2015 application* Debug VB applications and implement error handling and exceptions* Keep your code clean and well-organized with VB 2015's new refactoring tools* Master modern VB object development: namespaces, modules, structures, enums, inheritance, interfaces, generics, delegates, events, collections, iterators, and more* Share Visual Basic code with Portable Class Libraries and Shared Projects* Access data with LINQ and ADO.NET Entity Framework* Manipulate XML documents with LINQ and XML Literals* Build and deploy applications to run in the Microsoft Azure cloud* Develop universal Windows apps that run on any Windows 10 device* Use advanced .NET 4.6 platform capabilities, including async and parallel programming, multithreading, assemblies, reflection, and coding attributes* Leverage new compiler APIs to write custom domain-specific live code analysis rules* Test code with unit tests and TDD * Deploy apps efficiently with InstallShield for Visual Studio and ClickOnce
  • AAGWP
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    You're not alone. At any given moment, somewhere in the world someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. You know you don't want to reinvent the wheel (or worse, a flat tire), so you look to Design Patterns--the lessons learned by those who've faced the same problems. With Design Patterns, you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others, so that you can spend your time on...something else. Something more challenging. Something more complex. Something more fun. You want to learn about the patterns that matter--why to use them, when to use them, how to use them (and when NOT to use them). But you don't just want to see how patterns look in a book, you want to know how they look "in the wild". In their native environment. In other words, in real world applications. You also want to learn how patterns are used in the Java API, and how to exploit Java's built-in pattern support in your own code. You want to learn the real OO design principles and why everything your boss told you about inheritance might be wrong (and what to do instead). You want to learn how those principles will help the next time you're up a creek without a design paddle pattern. Most importantly, you want to learn the "secret language" of Design Patterns so that you can hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions his stunningly clever use of Command, Facade, Proxy, and Factory in between sips of a martini. You'll easily counter with your deep understanding of why Singleton isn't as simple as it sounds, how the Factory is so often misunderstood, or on the real relationship between Decorator, Facade and Adapter. With Head First Design Patterns, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking Decorator is something from the "Trading Spaces" show. Best of all, in a way that won't put you to sleep! We think your time is too important (and too short) to spend it struggling with academic texts. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First Design Patterns will load patterns into your brain in a way that sticks. In a way that lets you put them to work immediately. In a way that makes you better at solving software design problems, and better at speaking the language of patterns with others on your team.
  • BCQRG
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    The #1 WPF Book--Now Updated for WPF 4.5! Thorough, authoritative coverage, practical examples, clear writing, and full-color presentation make this one of the most widely acclaimed programming books of the last decade. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the recommended technology for creating modern Windows desktop apps. Whether you want to develop traditional user interfaces or integrate 3D graphics, audio/video, animation, dynamic skinning, touch, rich document support, speech recognition, or more, WPF enables you to do so in a seamless, resolution-independent manner that scales from small tablets to large TVs. WPF 4.5 Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers it all, in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by WPF guru and Microsoft architect Adam Nathan. * Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)* Examines the WPF feature areas in incredible depth: controls, layout, resources, data binding, styling, graphics, animation, and more* Delves into topics that aren't covered by most books: 3D, speech, audio/video, documents, effects* Shows how to create popular UI elements and leverage built-in controls such as the new Office-style Ribbon* Demonstrates how to create sophisticated UI mechanisms, such as Visual Studio-like collapsible/dockable panes* Explains how to create first-class custom controls for WPF* Demonstrates how to create hybrid WPF software that leverages Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies* Explains how to exploit desktop features, such as Jump Lists and taskbar customizations, and the same toast notifications used by Windows Store apps
  • BBWOY
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    How do you use Windows PowerShell to navigate the filesystem, manage files and folders, or retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve all kinds of problems. Intermediate to advanced system administrators will find more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts they can copy and use immediately. Updated for PowerShell 3.0, this comprehensive cookbook includes hands-on recipes for common tasks and administrative jobs that you can apply whether you're on the client or server version of Windows. You also get quick references to technologies used in conjunction with PowerShell, including format specifiers and frequently referenced registry keys to selected .NET, COM, and WMI classes. Learn how to use PowerShell on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Tour PowerShell's core features, including the command model, object-based pipeline, and ubiquitous scripting Master fundamentals such as the interactive shell, pipeline, and object concepts Perform common tasks that involve working with files, Internet-connected scripts, user interaction, and more Solve tasks in systems and enterprise management, such as working with Active Directory and the filesystem
  • AYWIO
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    In today's fast and competitive world, a program's performance is just as important to customers as the features it provides. This practical guide teaches developers performance-tuning principles that enable optimization in C++. You'll learn how to make code that already embodies best practices of C++ design run faster and consume fewer resources on any computer-whether it's a watch, phone, workstation, supercomputer, or globe-spanning network of servers. Author Kurt Guntheroth provides several running examples that demonstrate how to apply these principles incrementally to improve existing code so it meets customer requirements for responsiveness and throughput. The advice in this book will prove itself the first time you hear a colleague exclaim, "Wow, that was fast. Who fixed something?" Locate performance hot spots using the profiler and software timers Learn to perform repeatable experiments to measure performance of code changes Optimize use of dynamically allocated variables Improve performance of hot loops and functions Speed up string handling functions Recognize efficient algorithms and optimization patterns Learn the strengths-and weaknesses-of C++ container classes View searching and sorting through an optimizer's eye Make efficient use of C++ streaming I/O functions Use C++ thread-based concurrency features effectively
  • BGUGC
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    While Head First Agile is useful for project managers who want to prepare for and pass the PMI-ACP certification exam, this unique book is also valuable for software team members (including developers) who don't necessarily care about the PMI-ACP certification, but want to learn about agile method. Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, this book uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.