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This book covers the breadth of Haskell's diverse selection of programming APIs for concurrent and parallel programming. It is split into two parts. The first part, on parallel programming, covers the techniques for using multiple processors to speed up CPU-intensive computations, including methods for using parallelism in both idiomatic Haskell and numerical array-based algorithms, and for running computations on a GPU. The second part, on concurrent programming, covers techniques for using multiple threads, including overlapping multiple I/O operations, building concurrent network servers, and distributed programming across multiple machines.
During economic contractions, it becomes much more difficult to sell your products, maintain your customer base, and gain market share. Mistakes become more costly, and failure becomes a real possibility for all those who are not able to make the transition.But imagine being able to sell your products when others cannot, being able to take market share from both your competitors, and knowing the precise formulas that would allow you to expand your sales while others make excuses.If You're Not First, You're Last is about how to sell your products and services--despite the economy--and provides the reader with ways to capitalize regardless of their product, service, or idea. Grant shares his proven strategies that will allow you to not just continue to sell, but create new products, increase margins, gain market share and much more. Key concepts in If You're Not First, You're Last include:Converting the Unsold to SoldThe Power Schedule to Maximize SalesYour Freedom Financial PlanThe Unreasonable Selling Attitude
Howard Gardner's groundbreaking theory applied for classroom useThis important book offers a practical guide to understanding how Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) can be used in the classroom. Gardner identified eight different types of intelligence: linguistic, logical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, naturalist, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Celebrating Every Learner describes the characteristics of each type of intelligence and follows up with ready-to-use lesson plans and activities that teachers can use to incorporate MI in their pre-K through 6 classrooms. Offers a treasury of easily implemented activities for engaging all students' multiple intelligences, from the New City School, a leading elementary school at the forefront of MI educationProvides ready-to-use lesson plans that teachers can use to incorporate MI in any elementary classroomIncludes valuable essays on how and why to integrate MI in the classroomHoerr is the author of a bi-monthly column for Educational Leadership as well as the editor of the "Intelligence Connections" e-newsletter
One-stop shopping for every aspect of iPhone development!Whether you're a beginning programmer who wants to build an application for your iPhone or you're a professional developer looking to leverage the marketing power of the open iPhone SDK, this helpful guide has your needs covered. iPhone enthusiast and developer Neal Goldstein shows you the ins and outs of developing applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch and explains how to get your apps into the AppStore and market and sell them.You'll learn the basics of getting started, download the SDK, context-based design, and fill your toolbox. Clear, easy-to-understand steps walk you through programming with Objective C or Cocoa and show you how to develop games and graphics. Plus, you'll discover how to design specifically for mobile apps.Aimed at both novice and seasoned developers who are interested in developing iPhone and iPod Touch applications Shows you how to get started, download the SDK, and fill your toolbox Walks you through developing games and graphics Explains how to gets your apps into the AppStore and sell them Getting started developing your own applications today with this fun and friendly guide.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.Note: Apple's iOS SDK tools are only accessible on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.
A fully revised guide to fixed income securities that reflects current market conditionsThe Second Edition of Bond Evaluation, Selection, and Management combines fundamental and advanced topics in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of bond and debt management.This fully updated and revised edition provides you with the basics needed to understand various strategies, and explanations of cutting edge advanced topics. Focusing on essential concepts, models, and numerical examples, this book will help you quickly become familiar with the tools needed to effectively select, evaluate, and manage bonds.Covers both the fundamental and advanced topics in the field, including debt securities, bonds with embedded options, asset-backed securities, and bond derivativesReinforces important concepts through review questions, web exercises, and practice problems in each chapterReviews the history of the credit markets from the 1980s to the present with a retrospective look at the 2008 financial crisisContains "Interview Boxes" consisting of questions and answers with distinguished fixed-income portfolio managers, traders, analysts, and academiciansFilled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource offers a solid foundation in understanding the complexities of evaluating and selecting bonds and other fixed income securities.
For students who just need to know the vital concepts of physics, whether as a refresher, for exam prep, or as a reference, Physics Essentials For Dummies is a must-have guide. Free of ramp-up and ancillary material, Physics Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course, from force and motion to momentum and kinetics. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical physics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.The Essentials For Dummies SeriesDummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products today, but designing one can be a lengthy and expensive process. With this practical, hands-on book, you'll learn how to do it faster and smarter using Lean UX techniques. UX expert Laura Klein shows you what it takes to gather valuable input from customers, build something they'll truly love, and reduce the time it takes to get your product to market. No prior experience in UX or design is necessary to get started. If you're an entrepreneur or an innovator, this book puts you right to work with proven tips and tools for researching, identifying, and designing an intuitive, easy-to-use product. Determine whether people will buy your product before you build it Listen to your customers throughout the product's lifecycle Understand why you should design a test before you design a product Get nine tools that are critical to designing your product Discern the difference between necessary features and nice-to-haves Learn how a Minimum Viable Product affects your UX decisions Use A/B testing in conjunction with good UX practices Speed up your product development process without sacrificing quality
Design a complete VoIP or analog PBX with Asterisk, even if you have no previous Asterisk experience and only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap to installing, configuring, and integrating this open source software into your existing phone system. Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this book shows you how to write a basic dialplan step by step, and quickly brings you up to speed on the latest Asterisk features in version 1.8. Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems Build a simple interactive dialplan, and dive into advanced concepts Use Asterisk's voicemail options--including a standalone voicemail server Build a menuing system and add applications that act on caller input Incorporate a relational database with MySQL and Postgre SQL Connect to external services such as LDAP, calendars, XMPP, and Skype Use Automatic Call Distribution to build a call queuing system Learn how to use Asterisk's security, call routing, and faxing features
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Tempest, you follow the famous story of Prospero and his daughter Miranda. Through magic, Prospero conjures up a storm that brings a ship full of his enemies to the island on which he and Miranda live. What follows is Shakespeare's comic masterpiece that's full of intrigue and romance. Summaries and commentaries lead you, act by act, through this Shakespearean classic, and critical essays give you insight into the play as a political romance. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of William Shakespeare A review section that tests your knowledge A ResourceCenter full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Proven techniques for using mental ray effectivelyIf you're a busy artist seeking high-end results for your 3D, design, or architecture renders using mental ray, this is the perfect book for you. It distills the highly technical nature of rendering into easy-to-follow steps and tutorials that you can apply immediately to your own projects. The book uses 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design to show the integration with mental ray, but users of any 3D or CAD software can learn valuable techniques for incorporating mental ray into their pipelines.Takes you under the hood of mental ray, a stand-alone or bundled product that is often used with 3D or CAD software in the creation of movies, games, architectural renders, and televisionFocuses on only the most pertinent tools and techniques for busy professionals who need to quickly apply them on the jobProvides compelling, practical tutorials so you can start incorporating mental ray into your own production pipelinesIncludes a DVD with step-by-step videos to help drive home concepts and techniquesLearn effective mental ray techniques with this great guide, then keep this practical book at your workstation for reference while you work!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
For nearly fifteen years, Joel Comm has been generating revenue on the web via a number of avenues. In KaChing, he shares his five primary methods of making money online, combining traditional marketing with the new, offering detailed strategies and techniques that can be applied to any niche or market. Each of the five methods is broken down into simple, practical, duplicable steps.Praise for KaChing"Turning your passion into profit is Joel's keystone in life, and he possesses the uncanny ability to deliver a clear road map enabling precise results, again and again. Follow Joel's formulas for creating revenue streams online and you'll discover a whole new level of decisive confidence, both online and in life."--Gary W. Goldstein, Hollywood Movie Producer"If you can't make money online after reading Joel Comm's KaChing, you should not be allowed to drive a car or operate large machinery! Joel Comm could not have made your path to internet wealth more clear or simple. KaChing is a step-by-step guide to defining your niche, creating salable content, and driving paying customers to your site on a consistent and sustainable basis. It's time to hit the KaChing button! Read this book NOW and watch your money accumulate."--Joseph Michelli, PhD, author of such internationally bestselling business books as The Starbucks Experience, The New Gold Standard, and When Fish Fly; and cofounder of WOWful Connections"With Twitter Power, Joel Comm demonstrated how to build and nurture productive digital relationships. With KaChing, he teaches how to tap into your passions and create online revenue streams via several compelling models. If you're serious about creating revenue online, without having to live online, read this book and apply its best practices."--David Nour, bestselling author of Relationship Economics and ConnectAbility"If you've considered starting an online business or have one that isn't making any money, check out Joel Comm's book and find your KaChing button."--Alexis Martin Neely, AlexisMartinNeely.com"Joel Comm is a master teacher when it comes to following your passion and becoming extremely successful with your online businesses. In this book, he tells you how you can do both, and his methods are easy enough for anyone to follow. If you have been searching for a way to profit from what your are passionate about, you must read this book!"--Jen Grover, creator of the Butler Bag and author of What If? and Why Not?
A practical framework for effectively managing performance in today's complex, competitive and risky global marketsThe Third Edition provides a complete framework for building best practice management processes for today's complex and uncertain world. Fully updated to reflect the events of the global economic crisis, this book provides further practical examples of companies that are successfully using the practices identified. Updated for the implications of the global economic crisis on management practicesCompletely rewritten section on "What it Takes To Be An Effective Manager In An Uncertain WorldAdded examples and mini case studies throughout the book from companies such as Qualcomm, IBM, Dominos, Target, Toshiba and FacebookEstablishes new benchmarks for performance management process and practiceFully updated to include recent events, new learnings, technologies and emerging best practicesThis book includes serious rethinking of the way companies plan and manage performance-from the role of accounting to the skills needed to be an effective manager-including new technologies, techniques and real time management processes.
Wiley has long held a pre-eminent position as a publisher of books on geotechnical engineering, with a particular strength in soil behavior and soil mechanics, at both the academic and professional level. This reference will be the first book focused entirely on the unique engineering properties of residual soil. Given the predominance of residual soils in the under-developed parts of the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, and the increasing rate of new construction in these regions, the understanding of residual soils is expected to increase in importance in the coming years. This book will be written for the practicing geotechnical engineer working to any degree with residual soils. It will describe the unique properties of residual soil and provide innovative design techniques for building on it safely.The author will draw on his 30 years of practical experience as a practicing geotechnical engineer, imbuing the work with real world examples and practice problems influenced by his work in South America and Southeast Asia.
A comprehensive introduction to environmental controls for architectural designWith concerns for sustainability rapidly changing the technological playing field, the romanticized depiction of architects as solitary artists confined to their drafting tables is becoming a thing of the past. More than ever, today's architects must assume a leadership role in collaborative design that involves many professional interactions. This requires that architects have an all-inclusive understanding of the environmental concerns influencing their designs.Comprehensive and broad in scope, this designer-friendly guide delivers solid fundamentals from a historical perspective, covering environmental design topics that range from lighting, acoustics, thermal control, and plumbing to fire protection egress, elevators, and escalators. It shows how the interconnection between science and aesthetics holds the key to creating buildings that are structurally enduring and socially responsible. This book:Gives an understanding of the principles of various environmental issues without getting bogged down in engineering specificsIs illustrated throughout with photographs and drawingsIncludes a companion Web site with PowerPoint presentationsEnables designers to communicate and coordinate effectively with specialists in HVAC, electrical systems, lighting, plumbing, and acousticsEnvironmental Issues for Architecture provides architecture and interior design students with the larger picture without overwhelming them with details. Exploring subjects that are not emphasized in traditional classrooms, this timely book shows how architects and designers can successfully transform their ideas in ways that allow them to expand their professional services and play a more important role in the building process.
Young World Rising gives you an exclusive glimpse into the new trend that's transforming global business and changing the dynamics of globalizationThe global Millennial generation is 4.1 billion strong, and the spread of data networks is empowering them to build radically new kinds of organizations adapted to a flat and crowded world. Young World Rising takes you on a panoramic tour of the new centers of enterpreneurial innovation on five continents.Explore the dynamics driving the emergence of the Young WorldDemonstrate how wired Young World insurgents are reinventing entrepreneurshipGet an inside look at the most innovative Young World businesses from India, Africa, Latin America and Southeast AsiaIdentify how your organization can capitalize on the rise of the Young World to find new talent, open new markets, identify investment opportunities and moreWith more than a dozen unique and in-depth case studies, Young World Rising is essential reading for every organization coming to grips with the challenges of globalization and demographic change in the 21st century.
Trainers, consultants, HR professionals need a resource for helping them apply social media technology to their meetings and training sessions. This resource shows how to get an online meeting scheduled, plan its contents, rehearse, and prepare, deliver meaningful content over the web, and follow up with a strategic plan to take full advantage of all aspects of the event going forward. It also covers continuing the dialog with other online technologies and shows how mashing and social networking can help train and teach. The book also includes Premium Content.
Expand your Python skills by working with data structures and algorithms in a refreshing context--through an eye-opening exploration of complexity science. Whether you're an intermediate-level Python programmer or a student of computational modeling, you'll delve into examples of complex systems through a series of exercises, case studies, and easy-to-understand explanations. You'll work with graphs, algorithm analysis, scale-free networks, and cellular automata, using advanced features that make Python such a powerful language. Ideal as a text for courses on Python programming and algorithms, Think Complexity will also help self-learners gain valuable experience with topics and ideas they might not encounter otherwise. Work with NumPy arrays and SciPy methods, basic signal processing and Fast Fourier Transform, and hash tables Study abstract models of complex physical systems, including power laws, fractals and pink noise, and Turing machines Get starter code and solutions to help you re-implement and extend original experiments in complexity Explore the philosophy of science, including the nature of scientific laws, theory choice, realism and instrumentalism, and other topics Examine case studies of complex systems submitted by students and readers
Every day more people adopt the Web and more uses for this technology are discovered. This has created an overwhelming demand for designers, specifically ones who can craft beautiful, usable and emotionally engaging websites. Becoming a great web designer is no easy task, since it requires dozens of skills beyond graphical comprehension. If you want resources to help you acquire these skills or hone existing ones, then this guide can help. Tap into books and videos that cover everything from design principles to usability to user interfaces and typography to layout to color, and more.
Finally, you can learn computation theory and programming language design in an engaging, practical way. Understanding Computation explains theoretical computer science in a context you'll recognize, helping you appreciate why these ideas matter and how they can inform your day-to-day programming. Rather than use mathematical notation or an unfamiliar academic programming language like Haskell or Lisp, this book uses Ruby in a reductionist manner to present formal semantics, automata theory, and functional programming with the lambda calculus. It's ideal for programmers versed in modern languages, with little or no formal training in computer science. Understand fundamental computing concepts, such as Turing completeness in languages Discover how programs use dynamic semantics to communicate ideas to machines Explore what a computer can do when reduced to its bare essentials Learn how universal Turing machines led to today's general-purpose computers Perform complex calculations, using simple languages and cellular automata Determine which programming language features are essential for computation Examine how halting and self-referencing make some computing problems unsolvable Analyze programs by using abstract interpretation and type systems
Practical, delicious ways to manage a gluten-free dietIf you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, or you just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free of wheat, barley, and rye, then this guide is for you. Trusted author Danna Korn explains the medical problems associated with gluten and shows you step by step how to make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle - and love it!With 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand reference includes coverage of the most recent testing methods, an updated section on the link between a gluten-free diet and improving behaviors in the autistic, new information about the genetics of celiac disease, expanded coverage on the gluten-free certification process, increased nutritional information, and updated recipes and resources.65 delicious recipes plus tips on eating outGuidance on how to shop and decipher food labels Advice on how to raise happy gluten-free kidsCovering the practical, medical, and emotional aspects of the lifestyle, Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers hope and inspiration as you make the switch to a life free of gluten.
Get the very most out of your Canon PowerShot G11 camera.Now that you've got a new Canon PowerShot G11 10.0 megapixel digital camera, take this handy book along to help you tap all the tricks and features that your cool new camera has to offer. Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide, sized perfectly to fit in your camera bag, includes pages of step-by-step techniques, beautiful full-color examples, and professional tips sure to help you capture exactly the images you want. Understand all the technology your new camera has to offer--such as new face recognition software, a 5x optical zoom, faster electronics, and much more--with this step-by-step guide. It's so handy, you can check for tips while you're shooting!Provides no-fail techniques for getting the most out of your Canon PowerShot G11 digital cameraWalks you through the PowerShot G11's new features and functions, including face recognition software, 5x optical zoom, RAW image format capture, a wider aperture than standard PowerShot models, faster electronics, and remote captureElevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer and author Charlotte LowrieTeaches you photography essentials and offers beautiful, full-color examples to inspire you on your next shootMove from standard shots to power shots with Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide.
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