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Head First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide

Head First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide Description:

You re not alone br br 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 br br 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 br br 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 pattern br br 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 br br With i Head First Design Patterns i 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 br br 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 i Head First Design Patterns i 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

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Head First HTML5 Programming

Head First HTML5 Programming Description:

HTML has been on a wild ride Sure HTML started as a mere markup language but more recently HTML s put on some major muscle Now we ve got a language tuned for building web applications with Web storage D drawing offline support sockets and threads and more And to speak this language you ve got to go beyond HTML markup and into the world of the DOM events and JavaScript APIs br br Now you probably already know all about HTML markup otherwise known as structure and you know all aboutCSS style presentation but what you ve been missing is JavaScript behavior If all you know about are structure and presentation you can create some great looking pages but they re still just pages When you add behavior with JavaScript you can create an interactive experience even better you can create full blown web applications br br i Head First HTML Programming i is your ultimate tour guide to creating web applications with HTML and JavaScript and we give you everything you need to know to build them including how to add interactivity to your pages how to communicate with the world of Web services and how to use the great new APIs being developed for HTML br br Here are just some of the things you ll learn in i Head First HTML Programing i br br br Learn how to make your pages truly interactive by using the power of the DOM br Finally understand how JavaScript works and take yourself from novice to well informed in just a few chapters br Learn how JavaScript APIs fit into the HTML ecosystem and how to use any API in your web pages br Use the Geolocation API to know where your users are br Bring out your inner artist with Canvas HTML s new D drawing surface br Go beyond just plugging a video into your pages and create custom video experiences br Learn the secret to grabbing five megabytes of storage in every user s browser br Improve your page s responsiveness and performance with Web workers br And much more

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Head First JavaScript Programming

Head First JavaScript Programming Description:

If you know HTML amp CSS then you know all about web page style and structure now it s time to give those pages some behavior some interactivity Want to understand that code you ve been copying and pasting into your web pages And do it in a way that won t put you to sleep Then i Head First JavaScript Programming i is for you br br Learning a programming language is no easy task but i Head First JavaScript Programming i uses puzzles visuals mysteries interviews and fun examples to make learning JavaScript fast fun and effective But don t be fooled you might be having a good time while you re learning JavaScript but you re still learning all the serious stuff Like how functions and objects work what a callback is how to interact with the web page using the Document Object Model how to use arrays and even what a closure is JavaScript is one of the most popular languages in the world and it s only getting more popular as the Web continues to grow Learn JavaScript the Head First way and get in on all the action

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

Javaspaces Principles, Patterns, and Practice

Javaspaces Principles, Patterns, and Practice Description:

Ever since I first saw David Gelernters Linda programming language almost twenty years ago I felt that the basic ideas of Linda could be used to make an important advance in the ease of distributed and parallel programming As part of the fruits of Suns Jini project we now have the JavaSpaces technology a wonderfully simple platform for developing distributed applications that takes advantage of the power of the Java programming language This important book and its many examples will help you learn about distributed and parallel programming I highly recommend it to students programmers and the technically curious Bill Joy Chief Scientist and co founder Sun Microsystems Inc JavaSpaces technology a powerful Jini service from Sun Microsystems facilitates building distributed applications for the Internet and Intranets The JavaSpaces model involves persistent object exchange areas in which remote processes can coordinate their actions and exchange data It provides a necessary ubiquitous cross platform framework for distributed computing emerging as a key technology in this expanding field This book introduces the JavaSpaces architecture provides a definitive and

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

An Engineering Manager's Guide to Design Patterns

An Engineering Manager's Guide to Design Patterns Description:

While off the shelf libraries and frameworks have greatly simplified the development process they can t help you structure applications that are maintainable flexible and easy to understand In this O Reilly report authors Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson show you how object oriented design patterns are ideal for solving specific problems in application design br br Instead of algorithms or code design patterns are all about reusing the experience of developers who have devised well thought out time tested solutions to object oriented programming problems Using O Reilly s unique Head First methodology this report details how a particular design pattern can solve a non obvious design problem You also get a Patterns Cheat Sheet that briefly describes several design patterns and provides tips for using patterns in general br br This report explains why br br Design patterns tell you how to structure classes and objects to solve certain problems br They allow you to create flexible designs that are maintainable and cope with change br It s your job to adapt a pattern to fit your particular application br All design patterns provide a way to let some part of a system vary independently from all other parts br Patterns provide a shared vocabulary that lets your team think at the pattern level rather than at the nitty gritty object level br br Eric Freeman former CTO of Disney Online amp Disney com at The Walt Disney Company has educated more than a quarter million people with his award winning books He s a co founder of Wickedly Smart an education company devoted to helping customers gain mastery in software technologies br br Elisabeth Robson co founder of Wickedly Smart has co authored four bestselling O Reilly books Head First Design Patterns Head First HTML and CSS Head First HTML Programming and Head First JavaScript Programming She is passionate about creating learning experiences for people

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Mixed Messages: When Praise & Slander Collide

Mixed Messages: When Praise & Slander Collide Description:

Scripture tells us that we should praise God and honor people with our words This is a great goal to which we should all aspire but it has proven difficult to obtain It is far too easy to praise God and criticize individuals that are made in His image You are not alone if you have experienced these inconsistencies Thankfully the Bible gives us some clear instruction on how to have consistency in our speech This book will explore the connection between the human heart and the words that flow from the mouth explain why there is discrepancy in speech and give practical applications to help you gain control over your words

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

[Altar]ed Culture: Discovering the Path to a Culture of Worship

[Altar]ed Culture: Discovering the Path to a Culture of Worship Description:

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Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Grey's Anatomy: Season 5

Grey's Anatomy: Season 5 Description:

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Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Eric Freeman

Eric Freeman Description:

Recent large scale electric feeling abstract paintings almost Op almost Minimalist by the New York painter Eric Freeman published on the occasion of his one person show at Gallery Alain Noirhomme in Brussels Other recent solo shows include Mary Boone Gallery New York and Western Projects Los Angeles Interview with Calvin Klein

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

E-Study Guide for: Introduction to Pharmacology by Mary Kaye Asperheim Favaro; Mary Kaye Asperheim

E-Study Guide for: Introduction to Pharmacology by Mary Kaye Asperheim Favaro; Mary Kaye Asperheim Description:

Never Highlight a Book Again Just the FACTS study guides give the student the textbook outlines highlights practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook

Rating: 3.36 out of 5