âI donât even feel like Iâve scratched the surface of what I can do with Pythonâ
With Python Tricks: The Book youâll discover Pythonâs best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative.
You'll get one step closer to mastering Python, so you can write beautiful and idiomatic code that comes to you naturally.
Learning the ins and outs of Python is difficultâand with this book you'll be able to focus on the practical skills that really matter. DiscoverÂ the âhidden goldâ in Pythonâs standard library and start writingÂ clean and PythonicÂ code today.
Who Should Read This Book:
What Python Developers Say About The Book:
"I kept thinking that I wished I had access to a book like this when I started learning Python many years ago." â Mariatta Wijaya, Python Core Developer
"This book makes you write better Python code!" â Bob Belderbos, Software Developer at Oracle
"Far from being just a shallow collection of snippets, this book will leave the attentive reader with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of Python as well as an appreciation for its beauty." â Ben Felder, Pythonista
"It's like having a seasoned tutor explaining, well, tricks!" â Daniel Meyer, Sr. Desktop Administrator at Tesla Inc.
âIn this second edition of Extreme Programming Explained, Kent Beck organizes and presents five yearsâ worth of experiences, growth, and change revolving around XP. If you are seriously interested in understanding how you and your team can start down the path of improvement with XP, you must read this book.ââFrancesco Cirillo, Chief Executive Officer, XPLabs S.R.L.
âThe first edition of this book told us what XP wasâit changed the way many of us think about software development. This second edition takes it farther and gives us a lot more of the âwhyâ of XP, the motivations and the principles behind the practices. This is great stuff. Armed with the âwhatâ and the âwhy,â we can now all set out to confidently work on the âhowâ: how to run our projects better, and how to get agile techniques adopted in our organizations.ââDave Thomas, The Pragmatic Programmers LLC
âThis book is dynamite! It was revolutionary when it first appeared a few years ago, and this new edition is equally profound. For those who insist on cookbook checklists, thereâs an excellent chapter on âprimary practices,â but I urge you to begin by truly contemplating the meaning of the opening sentence in the first chapter of Kent Beckâs book: âXP is about social change.â You should do whatever it takes to ensure that every IT professional and every IT managerâall the way up to the CIOâhas a copy of Extreme Programming Explained on his or her desk.â âEd Yourdon, author and consultant
âXP is a powerful set of concepts for simplifying the process of software design, development, and testing. It is about minimalism and incrementalism, which are especially useful principles when tackling complex problems that require a balance of creativity and discipline.â âMichael A. Cusumano, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, and author of The Business of Software
âExtreme Programming Explained is the work of a talented and passionate craftsman. Kent Beck has brought together a compelling collection of ideas about programming and management that deserves your full attention. My only beef is that our profession has gotten to a point where such common-sense ideas are labeled âextreme.â...â âLou Mazzucchelli, Fellow, Cutter Business Technology Council
âIf your organization is ready for a change in the way it develops software, thereâs the slow incremental approach, fixing things one by one, or the fast track, jumping feet first into Extreme Programming. Do not be frightened by the name, it is not that extreme at all. It is mostly good old recipes and common sense, nicely integrated together, getting rid of all the fat that has accumulated over the years.â âPhilippe Kruchten, UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia
âSometimes revolutionaries get left behind as the movement they started takes on a life of its own. In this book, Kent Beck shows that he remains ahead of the curve, leading XP to its next level. Incorporating five years of feedback, this book takes a fresh look at what it takes to develop better software in less time and for less money. There are no silver bullets here, just a set of practical principles that, when used wisely, can lead to dramatic improvements in software development productivity.â âMary Poppendieck, author of Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
âKent Beck has revised his classic book based on five more years of applying and teaching XP. He shows how the path to XP is both easy and hard: It can be started with fewer practices, and yet it challenges teams to go farther than ever.â âWilliam Wake, independent consultant
âWith new insights, wisdom from experience, and clearer explanations of the art of Extreme Programming, this edition of Beckâs classic will help many realize the dream of outstanding software development.ââJoshua Kerievsky, author of Refactoring to Patterns and Founder, Industrial Logic, Inc.
âXP has changed the way our industry thinks about software development. Its brilliant simplicity, focused execution, and insistence on fact-based planning over speculation have set a new standard for software delivery.ââDavid Trowbridge, Architect, Microsoft Corporation
Accountability. Transparency. Responsibility. These are not words that are often applied to software development.
In this completely revised introduction to Extreme Programming (XP), Kent Beck describes how to improve your software development by integrating these highly desirable concepts into your daily development process.
The first edition of Extreme Programming Explained is a classic. It won awards for its then-radical ideas for improving small-team development, such as having developers write automated tests for their own code and having the whole team plan weekly. Much has changed in five years. This completely rewritten second edition expands the scope of XP to teams of any size by suggesting a program of continuous improvement based on:
Whether you have a small team that is already closely aligned with your customers or a large team in a gigantic or multinational organization, you will find in these pages a wealth of ideas to challenge, inspire, and encourage you and your team members to substantially improve your software development.
You will discover how to:
You will also find many other concrete ideas for improvement, all based on a philosophy that emphasizes simultaneously increasing the humanity and effectiveness of software development.
Every team can improve. Every team can begin improving today. Improvement is possibleâbeyond what we can currently imagine. Extreme Programming Explained, Second Edition, offers ideas to fuel your improvement for years to come.
Programming Massively Parallel Processors: A Hands-on Approach, Third Edition shows both student and professional alike the basic concepts of parallel programming and GPU architecture, exploring, in detail, various techniques for constructing parallel programs.
Case studies demonstrate the development process, detailing computational thinking and ending with effective and efficient parallel programs. Topics of performance, floating-point format, parallel patterns, and dynamic parallelism are covered in-depth.
For this new edition, the authors have updated their coverage of CUDA, including coverage of newer libraries, such as CuDNN, moved content that has become less important to appendices, added two new chapters on parallel patterns, and updated case studies to reflect current industry practices.
Excel 2016 Power Programming with VBA is fully updated to cover all the latest tools and tricks of Excel 2016. Encompassing an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), this comprehensive book presents all of the techniques you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. Over 800 pages of tips, tricks, and best practices shed light on key topics, such as the Excel interface, file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and improved collaboration features. In addition to the procedures, tips, and ideas that will expand your capabilities, this resource provides you with access to over 100 online example Excel workbooks and the Power Utility Pak, found on the Mr. Spreadsheet website.
Understanding how to leverage VBA to improve your Excel programming skills can enhance the quality of deliverables that you produceâand can help you take your career to the next level.
Excel 2016 Power Programming with VBA is a fundamental resource for intermediate to advanced users who want to polish their skills regarding spreadsheet applications using VBA.
Updated for C11
Write powerful C programsâ¦without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable with C, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Youâll learn all the basics: how to organize programs, store and display data, work with variables, operators, I/O, pointers, arrays, functions, and much more. C programming has neverbeen this simple!
Who knew how simple C programming could be?
This is todayâs best beginnerâs guide to writing C programsâand to learning skills you can use with practically any language. Its simple, practical instructions will help you start creating useful, reliable C code, from games to mobile apps. Plus, itâs fully updated for the new C11 standard and todayâs free, open source tools! Hereâs a small sample of what youâll learn:
â¢ Discover free C programming tools for Windows, OS X, or Linux
â¢ Understand the parts of a C program and how they fit together
â¢ Generate output and display it on the screen
â¢ Interact with users and respond to their input
â¢ Make the most of variables by using assignments and expressions
â¢ Control programs by testing data and using logical operators
â¢ Save time and effort by using loops and other techniques
â¢ Build powerful data-entry routines with simple built-in functions
â¢ Manipulate text with strings
â¢ Store information, so itâs easy to access and use
â¢ Manage your data with arrays, pointers, and data structures
â¢ Use functions to make programs easier to write and maintain
â¢ Let C handle all your programâs math for you
â¢ Handle your computerâs memory as efficiently as possible
â¢ Make programs more powerful with preprocessing directives
An Introduction to Programming by the Inventor of C++
Preparation for Programming in the Real World
The book assumes that you aim eventually to write non-trivial programs, whether for work in software development or in some other technical field.
Focus on Fundamental Concepts and Techniques
The book explains fundamental concepts and techniques in greater depth than traditional introductions. This approach will give you a solid foundation for writing useful, correct, maintainable, and efficient code.
Programming with Todayâs C++
The book is an introduction to programming in general, including object-oriented programming and generic programming. It is also a solid introduction to the C++ programming language, one of the most widely used languages for real-world software. The book presents modern C++ programming techniques from the start, introducing the C++ standard library to simplify programming tasks.
For BeginnersâAnd Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New
The book is primarily designed for people who have never programmed before, and it has been tested with more than 1,000 first-year university students. However, practitioners and advanced students will gain new insight and guidance by seeing how a recognized master approaches the elements of his art.
Provides a Broad View
The first half of the book covers a wide range of essential concepts, design and programming techniques, language features, and libraries. Those will enable you to write programs involving input, output, computation, and simple graphics. The second half explores more specialized topics, such as text processing and testing, and provides abundant reference material. Source code and support supplements are available from the authorâs website.
Some books address outdoor leadership; others focus on adventure programming. None delve into the specifics of both topics like Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Third Edition, does.
The first edition of this book helped define the body of knowledge for an emerging profession. Two editions later, this groundbreaking textânow in full colorâprovides adventure leaders with the tools and evidence they need to show that their outdoor programs are effective and have a lasting impact on their participants.
Internationally renowned authors Simon Priest and Michael Gass have significantly updated the content, based on the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of adventure education and leadership. They have reorganized chapters to conform to their new model of building core competencies. In addition, this third edition includes the following features:
â¢ Material on technology, social justice, cultural adaptation, sustainability, and facilitation techniques
â¢ An online instructor guide that offers activities, discussion questions, and assessments compiled from a group of acclaimed instructors
â¢ A digital field handbook that offers quick reference to key models, concepts, and checklists covered in the text
â¢ An expanded version of global perspectives, valuable for long-standing programs as well as those just beginning to enter the field
Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming details both the art and science of adventure leadership, helping a new generation of outdoor leaders develop their skills. The text extends the focus on evidence-based models, theories, and best practices, showing that science and research are as important to the profession as the natural beauty of the environment.
The book describes the core competencies of outdoor leadership, providing a framework that helps leaders connect with participants in meaningful ways, based on mutual goals. The focus on the science side is invaluable to new leaders and less-experienced leaders, and it is a great refresher for leaders with more experience.
This new edition offers a more detailed look at diversity and cultural competencies, preparing leaders to effectively manage diverse populations of participants. In addition, the content is in line with the updated accreditation standards from the Association for Experiential Education.
The opening chapters of Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming supply a solid foundation in the research, philosophy, ethics, and history of outdoor leadership. Numerous chapters explore the skills leaders need, with topics that include technical activity, safety and risk management, environment, organization, instruction, and facilitation. The authors also examine leadership styles and conditional leadership issues, communication, sound judgment, decision making, problem solving, and the trends and issues in adventure programming.
Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming will help readers understand the four adventure program areasârecreation, education, development, and therapyâand how they influence the delivery of outdoor leadership. The book is a valuable resource for the training and education of future outdoor leaders. It will help readers know why they should work in the profession and understand how they can make a difference by being an effective outdoor leader.
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