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JavaScript
David Flanagan
0596000480
Nov 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Since the earliest days of Internet scripting, Web developers have considered JavaScript: The Definitive Guide an essential resource. David Flanagan's approach, which combines tutorials and examples with easy-to-use syntax guides and object references, suits the typical programmer's requirements nicely. The brand-new fourth edition of Flanagan's "Rhino Book" includes coverage of JavaScript 1.5, JScript 5.5, ECMAScript 3, and the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 standard from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Interestingly, the author has shifted away from specifying--as he did in earlier editions--what browsers support each bit of the language. Rather than say Netscape 3.0 supports the Image object while Internet Explorer 3.0 does not, he specifies that JavaScript 1.1 and JScript 3.0 support Image. More usefully, he...


Computer Science: An Overview
J. Glenn Brookshear
0321247264
February 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Now in its eighth edition, this book continues to provide a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamic field of computer science using a breadth-first approach. The table of contents and the text itself have been revised and expanded to reflect changes in the field, including the trend toward using Web and Internet Technology, the evolution of Objects, and the important growth in the field of databases. Specifically, chapter three from the previous edition has been expanded into two chapters. Chapter three will now only cover Operating Systems and the new chapter four will focus on Networks and the Internet. Anyone interested in gaining a thorough introduction to Computer Science.

Book Info
A language-independent book providing accurate and...


Object-Oriented Software Metrics

013179292X


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The publisher, Prentice-Hall ECS Professional
This book provides a number of specific metrics that apply to object-oriented software projects. The metrics are based on measurements and derived advice drawn from a number of actual projects that have successfully used object technology to deliver products.

From the Back Cover
This book provides a number of specific metrics that apply to object-oriented software projects. The metrics are based on measurements and derived advice drawn from a number of actual projects that have successfully used object technology to deliver products. Covers both project completion metrics and design metrics — common, Smalltalk only, and C++ only. For programmers interested in object-oriented technology.


Inside the Object Model: The Sensible Use of C++

0132073668


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Review
'If you're learning C++ and can buy only two books to help you along, this should be one of them.' PC Techniques

Review
"If you are learning C++ and can buy only two books to help you along, this should be one of them." PC Techniques

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How to Prepare for the AP Computer Science Exam
Roselyn Teukolsky
0764121944
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This new Java edition of the AP Computer Science manual presents four full-length AP Computer Science practice exams with questions answered and explained. Two are A exams, two are AB exams, and all four are modeled on the actual exam. A general subject review covers all topics tested on the exam, including Java language features; classes and objects; inheritance and polymorphism; program design and analysis; one- and two-dimensional arrays; recursion; linked lists; stacks, queues and priority queues; trees; collections; and sorting and searching. A final chapter describes the Marine Biology Simulation Case Study.

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[back cover] In-depth Preparation Includes: Four full length practice exams modeled on the actual test Two practice A exams and two practice AB...


Programming Ruby
Dave Thomas
0974514055
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Ruby is an increasingly popular, fully object-oriented dynamic programming language, hailed by many practitioners as the finest and most useful language available today. When Ruby first burst onto the scene in the Western world, the Pragmatic Programmers were there with the definitive reference manual, Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide. Now in its Second Edition, author Dave Thomas has expanded the famous Pickaxe book with over 200 pages of new content, covering all the new and improved language features of Ruby 1.8 and standard library modules. The Pickaxe contains four major sections: An acclaimed tutorial on using Ruby. The definitive reference to the language. Complete documentation on all built-in classes, modules, and methods Complete descriptions of all 98 standard libraries. ...


Cracking the AP Computer Science A and AB Exam, 2006-2007 Edition
Mehran Habibi
037576528X
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Princeton Review realizes that scoring high on the AP Computer Science A & AB Exams is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about computer science–only the strategies and information you’ll need to get your highest score. In Cracking the AP Computer Science A & AB Exams, we’ll teach you how to

·Use our preparation strategies to raise your score
·Master the program design, testing, and performance issues found on the exam
·Test your knowledge with review questions for each topic covered

This book includes 2 full-length practice tests, one each for Computer Science A and Computer Science AB. All of our practice questions simulate those you’ll see on the actual...


Designing Object-Oriented Software

0136298257


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Book Description
Practical and down-to-earth in approach, this bestseller explores the art of designing object-oriented software. It offers basic design principles and a specific design process that can be applied to any software programming effort -- even those not using object-oriented programming languages or environments. Covers the concepts of object-oriented technology, presents a process to apply those concepts, the tools to use throughout the process, and examples to put it all together. For developers of object-oriented software.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall ECS Professional
A practical, down-to-earth introduction to the art of designing object- oriented software.

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File System Forensic Analysis
Brian Carrier
0321268172
Mar 2005
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
The Definitive Guide to File System Analysis: Key Concepts and Hands-on Techniques

Most digital evidence is stored within the computer's file system, but understanding how file systems work is one of the most technically challenging concepts for a digital investigator because there exists little documentation. Now, security expert Brian Carrier has written the definitive reference for everyone who wants to understand and be able to testify about how file system analysis is performed.

Carrier begins with an overview of investigation and computer foundations and then gives an authoritative, comprehensive, and illustrated overview of contemporary volume and file systems: Crucial information for discovering hidden evidence, recovering deleted data, and validating your tools. Along the way, he describes data...



Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book)
Adobe Creative Team
0321294009
February 21, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
If you're like most Acrobat users--creative, business, and engineering pros who work with complex electronic documents--you can ill afford to miss a beat in your production workflow. Then again, you can ill afford being left behind when it comes to mastering the newest version of the important tool on your desktop, Adobe Acrobat 7. Not to worry: Adobe has brought the classroom to you in this handy volume, completely revised to cover all that's new and different in Acrobat 7. Through a series of self-paced lessons (each of which builds on the last and includes hands-on projects that the you can create using the files on the accompanying CD-ROM), this guide acquaints you with all of Acrobat 7's features for creating, reviewing, editing, commenting on, restructuring, and preflighting PDF files, including the...


AP Computer Science
Kathleen A. Larson
0071437118
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Boxed quotes offering advice from students who have aced the exams and from AP teachers and college professors Sample tests that closely simulate real exams Review material based on the contents of the most recent tests Icons highlighting important facts, vocabulary, and frequently asked questions Websites and links to valuable online test resources, along with author e-mail addresses so you can ask them follow-up questions Authors who are either AP course instructors or exam developers

About the Author

David Levine has taught college-level computer science for 20 years and has 17 years of experience reading the AP computer science exam, serving most recently as an exam leader.

Kathleen Larson has taught advanced placement computer science since...



Leo Laporte's Technology Almanac
Leo Laporte
0789733978
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Leo Laporte is TV and radio's most recognized and prolific technology personality, best known for his humor, wit and ability to teach both newcomers and grizzled PC veterans. In Leo Laporte's 2006 Technology Almanac, Leo provides a year's worth of anecdotes, tips, factoids, and musings about the machines at the center of your life.   A page is devoted to each day of the year, and each page includes several elements: typically a single-topic essay that takes up most of the page (on subjects as varied as ergonomics, Easter eggs in popular programs, processor overclocking, and discount-travel Web sites), and hints, tips, references to worthwhile software, and goofy trivia.

About the Author
Leo Laporte is an author, speaker, and broadcaster focusing on...


Applying UML and Patterns : An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development (3rd Edition)
Craig Larman
0131489062
October 20, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Good software starts with a good design, and the subtitle of Applying UML and Patterns, "An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/D) and the Unified Process" reinforces that that's what this book is about.

The first edition of Applying UML and Patterns became a standard. The second edition uses the unified process (UP) as the iterative process within which OOA/D is introduced, and extends the case study used in the first edition. Other changes have been made to reflect the growing consensus on the most effective ways to work with OOA/D and patterns.

Although you will learn UML, this isn't what Applying UML and Patterns is all about. It's designed to teach you to think of software as a collection of objects with properties and to manipulate the relationships between them. This is far more...



Java in a Nutshell
David Flanagan
0596007736
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

With more than 700,000 copies sold to date, Java in a Nutshell from O'Reilly is clearly the favorite resource amongst the legion of developers and programmers using Java technology. And now, with the release of the 5.0 version of Java, O'Reilly has given the book that defined the "in a Nutshell" category another impressive tune-up.

In this latest revision, readers will find Java in a Nutshell, 5th Edition does more than just cover the extensive changes implicit in 5.0, the newest version of Java. It's undergone a complete makeover--in scope, size, and type of coverage--in order to more closely meet the needs of the modern Java programmer.

To wit, Java in a Nutshell, 5th Edition now places less emphasis on coming to Java from C and C++, and adds more discussion on tools and...



Computer Science: An Overview
Glenn Brookshear
0321387015
February 2006
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Now in its eighth edition, this book continues to provide a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamic field of computer science using a breadth-first approach. The table of contents and the text itself have been revised and expanded to reflect changes in the field, including the trend toward using Web and Internet Technology, the evolution of Objects, and the important growth in the field of databases. Specifically, chapter three from the previous edition has been expanded into two chapters. Chapter three will now only cover Operating Systems and the new chapter four will focus on Networks and the Internet. Anyone interested in gaining a thorough introduction to Computer Science. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Info


Adobe Acrobat 7 PDF Bible
Ted Padova
0764583786
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
* Adobe Acrobat and its file format, PDF, have become the standard for portable documents, including everything from high-resolution color files destined for print to Internet and e-book content
* This critically acclaimed, authoritative reference has now been completely updated and enhanced to cover the powerful new release of Adobe Acrobat
* Written by Acrobat/PDF guru Ted Padova, the book is packed with real-world insights and techniques gained from the author's use of Acrobat and PDF under deadline situations
* Covers everything there is to know about using Acrobat and PDF for print prepress, the Internet, CD-ROMs and all manner of new media
* The companion Web site includes links to plug-ins, utilities, and a training video

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Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science
Ronald L. Graham
0201558025
February 1994
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Info
Introduces the mathematics that supports advanced computer programming and the analysis of algorithms. Includes more than 500 exercises, with complete answers. DLC: Mathematics.

From the Back Cover
This book introduces the mathematics that supports advanced computer programming and the analysis of algorithms. The primary aim of its well-known authors is to provide a solid and relevant base of mathematical skills - the skills needed to solve complex problems, to evaluate horrendous sums, and to discover subtle patterns in data. It is an indispensable text and reference not only for computer scientists - the authors themselves rely heavily on it! - but for serious users of mathematics in virtually every discipline. Concrete Mathematics is a blending of CONtinuous and disCRETE...


On Intelligence
Jeff Hawkins
0805078533
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Jeff Hawkins, the high-tech success story behind PalmPilots and the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, does a lot of thinking about thinking. In On Intelligence Hawkins juxtaposes his two loves--computers and brains--to examine the real future of artificial intelligence. In doing so, he unites two fields of study that have been moving uneasily toward one another for at least two decades. Most people think that computers are getting smarter, and that maybe someday, they'll be as smart as we humans are. But Hawkins explains why the way we build computers today won't take us down that path. He shows, using nicely accessible examples, that our brains are memory-driven systems that use our five senses and our perception of time, space, and consciousness in a way that's totally unlike the relatively simple structures of...


Addison-Wesley's Review for the AP Computer Science Exam in Java
Susan Horwitz
0321395727
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This book provides an authoritative review of Java for students taking the AP Exam (either A or AB).  Upon use of this review book, readers will understand the key topics that they'll need for passing the test, as well as be armed with test-taking hints allowing them to move quickly through the test.  It contains six comprehensive sample exams covering both the A and AB exams.  High school students preparing for the AP Computer Science examination.

Book Info
Text provides a review of the material tested on the College Board's Advanced Placement Computer Science A and AB exams. Includes exam hints, four practice exams, and solutions. Softcover. DLC: Computer science--Examinations, questions, etc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition....


Agile Software Development with SCRUM
Ken Schwaber, Mike Beedle
0130676349
October 15, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This book was written for several audiences. Our first audience is application development managers that need to deliver software to production in short development cycles while mitigating the inherent risks of software development. Our second audience is the software development community at large. To them, this book sends a profound message: Scrum represents a new, more accurate way of doing software development that Is based on the assumption that software is a new product every time that it is written or composed. Once this assumption is understood and accepted, it is easy to arrive at the conclusion that software requires a great deal of research and creativity, and the therefore it is better served by a new set of practices that generate a self-organizing structure while simultaneously reducing risk and...


Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Simon Singh
0385495323
August 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
People love secrets. Ever since the first word was written, humans have sent coded messages to each other. In The Code Book, Simon Singh, author of the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, offers a peek into the world of cryptography and codes, from ancient texts through computer encryption. Singh's compelling history is woven through with stories of how codes and ciphers have played a vital role in warfare, politics, and royal intrigue. The major theme of The Code Book is what Singh calls "the ongoing evolutionary battle between codemakers and codebreakers," never more clear than in the chapters devoted to World War II. Cryptography came of age during that conflict, as secret communications became critical to both sides' success.

Confronted with the prospect of defeat, the Allied cryptanalysts had worked night and day to...



Computer Science Illuminated
Nell B. Dale
0763717606
March 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Designed to present a breadth first coverage of the field of Computer Science.


Design Patterns
Erich Gamma
0201633612
Oct 1994
Hardcover
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Book Review
Design Patterns is a modern classic in the literature of object-oriented development, offering timeless and elegant solutions to common problems in software design. It describes patterns for managing object creation, composing objects into larger structures, and coordinating control flow between objects. The book provides numerous examples where using composition rather than inheritance can improve the reusability and flexibility of code. Note, though, that it's not a tutorial but a catalog that you can use to find an object-oriented design pattern that's appropriate for the needs of your particular application--a selection for virtuoso programmers who appreciate (or require) consistent, well-engineered object-oriented designs.

From the Preface
This book isn't an introduction to...


A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide
Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan
0072229918
October 31, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Written by Mike Meyers, the industry leader in A+ certification training, this authoritative reference offers complete coverage of all material on the A+ Core Hardware and Operating System Technologies exams. You'll find exam objectives at the beginning of each chapter, helpful exam tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and photographs and illustrations. The bonus CD-ROM contains a testing engine with questions found only on the CD. This comprehensive guide not only helps you pass this challenging exam, but will also serve as an invaluable on-the-job reference.

Book Info
Guide provides complete coverage of all material on CompTIA's Core Hardware and Operating System Technologies exams.

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Computer Science Tapestry
Owen L. Astrachan
0072322039
September 1999
Textbook Paperback
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Perl Pocket Reference
Johan Vromans
0596003749
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The Perl Pocket Reference is an invaluable reference for those who find themselves frequently searching for a quick answer to a question or reminder of a syntax rule. This handy, well-organized quick reference condenses stacks of Perl documentation down to the most essential at-your-fingertips facts. For ease-of-use, convenience, and price, this little reference is the first place Perl programmers look when they need an answer quickly. The Perl Pocket Referenc provides a complete overview of the Perl programming language, all packed into a convenient, carry-around booklet. It is updated for Perl 5.8, and covers a summary of Perl syntax rules, a complete list of operators, built-in functions, and standard library modules, all with brief descriptions. Also included are the newest Perl features, such...


Agile Web Development with Rails : A Pragmatic Guide (The Facets of Ruby Series)
Dave Thomas, et al
097669400X
July 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Rails is a full-stack, open-source web framework that enables you to create full-featured, sophisticated web-based applications, but with a twist... A full Rails application probably has less total code than the XML you'd need to configure the same application in other frameworks. With this book you'll learn how to use ActiveRecord to connect business objects and database tables. No more painful object-relational mapping. Just create your business objects and let Rails do the rest. You'll learn how to use the Action Pack framework to route incoming requests and render pages using easy-to-write templates and components. See how to exploit the Rails service frameworks to send emails, implement web services, and create dynamic, user-centric web-pages using built-in Javascript and Ajax support. There...


Discovering Statistics Using SPSS
Andy Field
0761944524
April 30, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the Statistics Book That's Sweeping the Nation!Appropriate for All Levels--Undergraduate to Doctorate Programs in Every Discipline!This new edition of Field's bestselling textbook provides students of statistical methods with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics - at every level. Written in Andy Field's vivid and entertaining style, and furnished with playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), the book forms an accessible gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics and a unique opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. The text is fully compliant with the latest release of SPSS (version 13). Key updates in Second Edition: - More coverage with completely new material on non-parametric statistics,...


Verilog HDL (2nd Edition)
Samir Palnitkar
0130449113
February 21, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Preface During my earliest experience with Verilog HDL, I waslooking for a book that could give me a jump start on usingVerilog HDL. I wanted to learn basic digital design paradigms and the necessaryVerilog HDL constructs that would help me build small digital circuits, usingVerilog and run simulations. After I had gained some experience with buildingbasic Verilog models, I wanted to learn to use Verilog HDL to build largerdesigns. At that time, I was searching for a book that broadly discussed advancedVerilog-based digital design concepts and real digital design methodologies.Finally, when I had gained enough experience with digital design andverification of real IC chips, though manuals of Verilog-based products wereavailable, from time to time, I felt the need for a Verilog HDL book that wouldact as a handy...


Pattern Classification (2nd Edition)
Richard O. Duda, et al
0471056693
October 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"...provides information needed to choose the most appropriate of the many available technique for a given class of problems." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2001)

"I do not believe anybody wishing to teach or do serious work on Pattern Recognition can ignore this book, as it is the sort of book one wishes to find the time to read from cover to cover!" (Pattern Analysis & Applications Journal, 2001)

"This book is the unique text/professional reference for any serious student or worker in the field of pattern recognition." (Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2001k)

"...strongly recommended both as a professional reference and as a text for students..." (Technometrics, February 2002)

"...gives a systematic overview about the major topics in pattern recognition, based whenever possible on...


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