Games in Libraries

Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct

Author: Breanne A. Kirsch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Librarians are beginning to see the importance of game based learning and the incorporation of games into library services. This book is written for them—so they can use games to improve people’s understanding and enjoyment of the library. Full of practical suggestions, the essays discuss not only innovative uses of games in libraries but also the game making process. The contributors are all well versed in games and game-based learning and a variety of different types of libraries are considered. The essays will inspire librarians and educators to get into this exciting new area of patron and student services.
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The Object-Oriented Thought Process

Author: Matt Weisfeld

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133090647

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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The Object-Oriented Thought Process, Fourth Edition An introduction to object-oriented concepts for developers looking to master modern application practices Object-oriented programming (OOP) is the foundation of modern programming languages, including C++, Java, C#, Visual Basic .NET, Ruby, and Objective-C. Objects also form the basis for many web technologies such as JavaScript, Python, and PHP. It is of vital importance to learn the fundamental concepts of object orientation before starting to use object-oriented development environments. OOP promotes good design practices, code portability, and reuse–but it requires a shift in thinking to be fully understood. Programmers new to OOP should resist the temptation to jump directly into a particular programming language (such as Objective-C, VB .NET, C++, C# .NET, or Java) or a modeling language (such as UML), and instead first take the time to learn what author Matt Weisfeld calls “the object-oriented thought process.” Written by a developer for developers who want to make the leap to object-oriented technologies, The Object-Oriented Thought Process provides a solutions-oriented approach to object-oriented programming. Readers will learn to understand the proper uses of inheritance and composition, the difference between aggregation and association, and the important distinction between interfaces and implementations. While programming technologies have been changing and evolving over the years, object-oriented concepts remain a constant–no matter what the platform. This revised edition focuses on interoperability across programming technologies, whether you are using objects in traditional application design, in XML-based data transactions, in web page development, in mobile apps, or in any modern programming environment. “Programmers who aim to create high quality software–as all programmers should–must learn the varied subtleties of the familiar yet not so familiar beasts called objects and classes. Doing so entails careful study of books such as Matt Weisfeld’s The Object-Oriented Thought Process.” –Bill McCarty, author of Java Distributed Objects, and Object-Oriented Design in Java Contents at a Glance 1 Introduction to Object-Oriented Concepts 2 How to Think in Terms of Objects 3 Advanced Object-Oriented Concepts 4 The Anatomy of a Class 5 Class Design Guidelines 6 Designing with Objects 7 Mastering Inheritance and Composition 8 Frameworks and Reuse: Designing with Interfaces and Abstract Classes 9 Building Objects and Object-Oriented Design 10 Creating Object Models 11 Objects and Portable Data: XML and JSON 12 Persistent Objects: Serialization, Marshaling, and Relational Databases 13 Objects in Web Services, Mobile Apps, and Hybrids 14 Objects and Client/Server Applications 15 Design Patterns
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Programming Web Services with XML-RPC

Author: Simon St. Laurent,Joe Johnston,Edd Dumbill

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596001193

Category: Computers

Page: 213

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Introduces XML-RPC, a system for remote procedure calls built on XML that facilitates distributed Web-based applications written in Java, Perl, Python, Asp, or PHP.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Java: A Beginner's Tutorial (4th Edition)

Author: Budi Kurniawan

Publisher: Brainy Software Inc

ISBN: 0992133041

Category: Computers

Page: 688

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Updated for Java SE 8, this book teaches the three most important topics in Java programming: the language syntax, object-oriented programming (OOP) and Java core libraries. This book introduces important programming concepts and is a guide to building real-world applications, both desktop and web-based. The coverage is the most comprehensive one can find in a beginner's book.
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Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects

Author: Douglas C. Schmidt,Michael Stal,Hans Rohnert,Frank Buschmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118725174

Category: Computers

Page: 450

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Designing application and middleware software to run in concurrent and networked environments is a significant challenge to software developers. The patterns catalogued in this second volume of Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures (POSA) form the basis of a pattern language that addresses issues associated with concurrency and networking. The book presents 17 interrelated patterns ranging from idioms through architectural designs. They cover core elements of building concurrent and network systems: service access and configuration, event handling, synchronization, and concurrency. All patterns present extensive examples and known uses in multiple programming languages, including C++, C, and Java. The book can be used to tackle specific software development problems or read from cover to cover to provide a fundamental understanding of the best practices for constructing concurrent and networked applications and middleware. About the Authors This book has been written by the award winning team responsible for the first POSA volume "A System of Patterns", joined in this volume by Douglas C. Schmidt from University of California, Irvine (UCI), USA. Visit our Web Page
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JavaScript Pocket Reference

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596552152

Category: Computers

Page: 138

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JavaScript--the powerful, object-based scripting language that can be embedded directly into HTML pages--has earned its place in the web developer's toolkit, to the extent that it's now considered required knowledge for web developers. You can use JavaScript to create dynamic, interactive applications that run completely within a web browser. JavaScript is also the language of choice for developing Dynamic HTML content. Because its syntax is based on the popular programming languages C, C++, and Java, JavaScript is familiar and easy to learn for experienced programmers. At the same time, it's an interpreted scripting language, providing a flexible, forgiving programming environment for new programmers. The JavaScript Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition, provides a complete overview of the core JavaScript language and client-side scripting environment, as well as quick-reference material on core and client-side objects, methods, and properties. The new edition has been revised to cover JavaScript 1.5, and is particularly useful for developers working with the standards-compliant web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla. Ideal as an introduction for beginners and a quick reference for advanced developers, this pocket-sized book is easy to take anywhere and serves as the perfect companion volume to the bestselling JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition. O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among developers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point and need to get to the answer quickly, the new JavaScript Pocket Reference is the book you'll want close at hand.
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Supplement to the PC-SIG library 4th edition

a guide to quality shareware for the IBM-PC and compatibles

Author: PC Software Interest Group (Sunnyvale, Calif.),PC-SIG, Inc. Staff

Publisher: PC Software Interest Group

ISBN: 9780915835126

Category: Computers

Page: 226

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Provides information and user's reviews on over four hundred "shareware" programs, from spreadsheets and word processors to database and graphics programs
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