Code

The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735638721

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.
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The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author: Carl Lambert

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983621321

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Page: 428

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It's a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story and along the way, you'll discover you've gained a real context for understanding today's world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software will charm you and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.Carl Lambert weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who's ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines.
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Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft® Windows® Presentation Foundation

A Guide to the Microsoft® Windows® Presentation Foundation

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735638632

Category: Computers

Page: 1024

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Get the definitive guide to the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the new client programming interface for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista. Award-winning author Charles Petzold teaches you how to combine C# code and the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) to develop applications for the WPF. You’ll get expert guidance and hundreds of practical, hands-on examples—giving you the skills you need to exploit the new interface and graphics capabilities for Windows Vista. Discover how to: Create and enhance controls including menus, toolbars, tree views, and list views Use dynamic layout to automate the positioning of controls and graphics Work with dependency properties and routed input events Use XAML resources, styles, and templates to alter the appearance of your UI Use data binding techniques in XAML to help simplify and streamline your applications Create and publish XAML Browser Applications Develop visually-stunning UIs with interactive graphics, media, and animation PLUS—Get code samples on the Web
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Programming Windows

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735646031

Category: Computers

Page: 1520

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“Look it up in Petzold” remains the decisive last word in answering questions about Windows development. And in PROGRAMMING WINDOWS, FIFTH EDITION, the esteemed Windows Pioneer Award winner revises his classic text with authoritative coverage of the latest versions of the Windows operating system—once again drilling down to the essential API heart of Win32 programming. Topics include: The basics—input, output, dialog boxes An introduction to Unicode Graphics—drawing, text and fonts, bitmaps and metafiles The kernel and the printer Sound and music Dynamic-link libraries Multitasking and multithreading The Multiple-Document Interface Programming for the Internet and intranets Packed as always with definitive examples, this newest Petzold delivers the ultimate sourcebook and tutorial for Windows programmers at all levels working with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows NT. No aspiring or experienced developer can afford to be without it. An electronic version of this book is available on the companion CD. For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
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Beautiful Code

Leading Programmers Explain How They Think

Author: Greg Wilson,Andy Oram

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596554675

Category: Computers

Page: 620

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How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects. You will be able to look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their eyes. This is not simply another design patterns book, or another software engineering treatise on the right and wrong way to do things. The authors think aloud as they work through their project's architecture, the tradeoffs made in its construction, and when it was important to break rules. This book contains 33 chapters contributed by Brian Kernighan, KarlFogel, Jon Bentley, Tim Bray, Elliotte Rusty Harold, Michael Feathers,Alberto Savoia, Charles Petzold, Douglas Crockford, Henry S. Warren,Jr., Ashish Gulhati, Lincoln Stein, Jim Kent, Jack Dongarra and PiotrLuszczek, Adam Kolawa, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Diomidis Spinellis, AndrewKuchling, Travis E. Oliphant, Ronald Mak, Rogerio Atem de Carvalho andRafael Monnerat, Bryan Cantrill, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, SimonPeyton Jones, Kent Dybvig, William Otte and Douglas C. Schmidt, AndrewPatzer, Andreas Zeller, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Arun Mehta, TV Raman,Laura Wingerd and Christopher Seiwald, and Brian Hayes. Beautiful Code is an opportunity for master coders to tell their story. All author royalties will be donated to Amnesty International.
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Unraveling Software Maintenance and Evolution

Thinking Outside the Box

Author: Ervin Varga

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319713035

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Software maintenance work is often considered a dauntingly rigid activity – this book proves the opposite: it demands high levels of creativity and thinking outside the box. Highlighting the creative aspects of software maintenance and combining analytical and systems thinking in a holistic manner, the book motivates readers not to blithely follow the beaten tracks of “technical rationality”. It delivers the content in a pragmatic fashion using case studies which are woven into long running story lines. The book is organized in four parts, which can be read in any order, except for the first chapter, which introduces software maintenance and evolution and presents a number of case studies of software failures. The “Introduction to Key Concepts” briefly introduces the major elements of software maintenance by highlighting various core concepts that are vital in order to see the forest for the trees. Each such concept is illustrated with a worked example. Next, the “Forward Engineering” part debunks the myth that being fast and successful during initial development is all that matters. To this end, two categories of forward engineering are considered: an inept initial project with a multitude of hard evolutionary phases and an effective initial project with multiple straightforward future increments. “Reengineering and Reverse Engineering” shows the difficulties of dealing with a typical legacy system, and tackles tasks such as retrofitting tests, documenting a system, restructuring a system to make it amenable for further improvements, etc. Lastly, the “DevOps” section focuses on the importance and benefits of crossing the development versus operation chasm and demonstrates how the DevOps paradigm can turn a loosely coupled design into a loosely deployable solution. The book is a valuable resource for readers familiar with the Java programming language, and with a basic understanding and/or experience of software construction and testing. Packed with examples for every elaborated concept, it offers complementary material for existing courses and is useful for students and professionals alike.
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Code Reading

The Open Source Perspective

Author: Diomidis Spinellis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201799408

Category: Computers

Page: 495

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CD-ROM contains cross-referenced code.
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Programming Microsoft Windows Forms

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735621534

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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Provides information on application development with Microsoft Forms and the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
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Geek Sublime

The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

Author: Vikram Chandra

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555973264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code? Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.
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Practical Arduino C

Author: Michael Griffiths

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244065462

Category: Computers

Page: 286

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This book takes the reader through a fast paced brief on digital computers and computer programs. The journey then continues with a thorough introduction to the C programming language encompassing the restrictions and enhancements provided by the Arduino environment. The book then builds upon the language features adding practical applications for the reader's C knowledge while interacting with the Arduino hardware. Interrupts, timers and ports are investigated while developing competent C skills. The control of servos and stepper motors is explored and software libraries evaluated. Program development techniques and state machines add to the mix. Communications interfaces are analysed and developed to thoroughly extend the reader's C skill set. These are then extended by exploring algorithms and data structures directly relevant to the platform and Arduino based projects.
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