The Humor Code

A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

Author: Peter McGraw,Joel Warner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451665423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.

Outcome-Based Strategies for Adult Learning

Author: Jones, Janice E.,Baran, Mette L.,Cosgrove, Preston B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152255713X

Category: Education

Page: 305

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The definition of education and learning has been changing in recent years, as the field experienced, and is still experiencing, many changes. One of those changes is a rise in adult learners in higher education. In order to cope with this particular change and set their classrooms up for success, it is vital for educators to be aware of and fluent in adult instructional strategies. Outcome-Based Strategies for Adult Learning provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of nontraditional education and applications within curriculum development and instructional design. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as experiential learning, instructional design, and formative assessment, this book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, educational professionals, researchers, and upper-level students seeking current research on how instructional strategies can be tied to assessment.

New Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research

Author: Jinni Harrigan,Robert Rosenthal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198529620

Category: Medical

Page: 539

View: 2163


Now available in paperback, the New Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research includes chapters on coding and methodological issues for a variety of areas in nonverbal behavior: facial actions, vocal behavior, and body movement.

The Humor Prism in 20th-century America

Author: Joseph Boskin

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325971

Category: History

Page: 268

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The Humor Prism in Twentieth-Century America explores to what extent and in what ways American humor in the twentieth century reflects history.

Clean Code

A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Author: Robert C. Martin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0136083250

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer–but only if you work at it. What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be reading code–lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what’s right about that code, and what’s wrong with it. More importantly, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft. Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code–of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code. Readers will come away from this book understanding How to tell the difference between good and bad code How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes How to format code for maximum readability How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic How to unit test and practice test-driven development This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.

Humor in Borges

Author: René de Costa

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

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Humor in Borges studies the humor embedded in the fiction of the serious and metaphysical literary figure, Jorge Luis Borges.

The Humor of Humor

The Art and Techniques of Popular Comedy

Author: Evan Esar

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412806169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 2720


The Humor of Humor is much more than a pleasurable experience to read. By turns hilarious and illuminating, it is a revolutionary contribution, for beneath its endless fun and wit lays a new approach to comedy. The author compresses the vast panorama of the subject into a few basic building blocks of humor. As one turns these pages, the art, science, and history of popular comedy take shape before the readers' eyes in an entirely new way. This edition is graced by a new introduction by Arthur Burger, the dean of humor studies. The reader will be fascinated by Esar's achievement. He invites laughing at these stories and quips, many of them classics that have delighted mankind for thousands of years. Esar tells us how wisecracks, riddles, jokes, and other types of comedy arise, develop, and disappear. He shows how the chain, the round, the reversible, and other techniques persist in ever-changing guise for centuries and why they are still as fresh today as the latest gag. These and other facts about wit and humor are interspersed with bright anecdotes. The reader will be delighted by the infinite varieties and practices of humor. Esar's familiarity with international comedy gives substance to his claim that Europe is ahead of us in promoting the study of popular humor despite our preeminence in jocular variety and originality. America publishes more humorous books, supports more joke smiths, and has a larger audience for comedy than any other country in the world. Yet, unlike other lands, we have no public library of comic literature, no national society of humorists, and no professor of humor in any university.