Thursday, 3 May 2018

Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel Book

Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel

Author: Kelt Dockins

Book Description:

This book teaches you design patterns in PHP and Laravel using real-world examples and plenty of humor. Too often design patterns are explained using tricky concepts, when in fact they are easy to use and can enrich your everyday development. Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel aims to break down tricky concepts into humorous and easy-to-recall details, so that you can begin using design patterns easily in your everyday work with PHP and Laravel.
You will learn each of the original gang of four design patterns, and how they are relevant to modern PHP and Laravel development. Each pattern is covered with full examples of how it can be used. Written by a working developer who uses these patterns every day, you will easily be able to implement each pattern into your workflow and improve your development.
What You Will Learn
  • How to use the original gang of four design patterns in your PHP and Laravel development
  • How each pattern should be used
  • How to solve problems when using the patterns
  • How to remember each pattern using mnemonics
Who This Book Is For
The person who will buy this book is likely using Laravel and PHP to do their job. They want to improve their understanding of design patterns.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Never Let Me Go Novel

Never Let Me Go 

Author:  Kazuo Ishiguro

First Page:

        My name is Kathy H. I’m thirty-one years old, and I’ve been a carer now for over eleven years. That sounds long enough, I know, but actually they want me to go on for another eight months, until the end of this year. That’ll make it almost exactly twelve years. Now I know my being a carer so long isn’t necessarily because they think I’m fantastic at what I do. There are some really good carers who’ve been told to stop after just two or three years. And I can think of one carer at least who went on for all of fourteen years despite being a complete waste of space. So I’m not trying to boast. But then I do know for a fact they’ve been pleased with my work, and by and large, I have too. My donors have always tended to do much better than expected. Their recovery times have been impressive, and hardly any of them have been classified as “agitated,” even before fourth donation. Okay, maybe Iam boasting now. But it means a lot to me, being able to do my work well, especially that bit about my donors staying “calm.” I’ve developed a kind of instinct around donors. I know when to hang around and comfort them, when to leave them to themselves; when to listen to everything they have to say, and when just to shrug and tell them to snap out of it. Anyway, I’m not making any big claims for myself. I know carers, working now, who are just as good and don’t get half the credit. If you’re one of them, I can understand how you might get resentful—about my bedsit, my car, above all, the way I get to pick and choose who I look after. And I’m a Hailsham student—which is enough by itself sometimes to get people’s backs up. Kathy H., they say, she gets to pick and choose, and she always chooses her own kind: people from Hailsham, or one of the other privileged estates. No wonder she has a great record. I’ve heard it said enough, so I’m sure you’ve heard it plenty more, and maybe there’s something in it. But I’m not the first to be allowed to pick and choose, and I doubt if I’ll be the last. And anyway, I’ve done my share of looking after donors brought up in every kind of place. By the time I finish, remember, I’ll have done twelve years of this, and it’s only for the last six they’ve let me choose. And why shouldn’t they? Carers aren’t machines. You try and do your best for every donor, but in the end, it wears you down. You don’t have unlimited patience and energy. So when you get a chance to choose, of course, you choose your own kind. That’s natural. There’s no way I could have gone on for as long as I have if I’d stopped feeling for my donors every step of the way. And anyway, if I’d never started choosing, how would I ever have got close again to Ruth and Tommy after all those years? But these days, of course, there are fewer and fewer donors left who I remember, and so in practice, I haven’t been choosing that much. As I say, the work gets a lot harder when you don’t have that deeper link with the donor, and though I’ll miss being a carer, it feels just about right to be finishing at last come the end of the year.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Introducing Bootstrap 4 Book

Introducing Bootstrap 4

Author:  Jörg Krause

Book Description:

This book teaches you how to use the front end CSS framework Bootstrap 4 – the newest version. CSS frameworks give front end developers the capability to create responsible or adaptive web designs that overcome the various variations of modern browsers. Bootstrap is the leading CSS framework and gives developers a unique way to create responsive web sites.
You will learn how to use all the components of Bootstrap 4 with easy-to-follow instructions and example code snippets. You’ll understand how to use Bootstrap 4 for typography, forms, and modules. You’ll understand how to structure your page and your code to be optimally efficient.
What You’ll Learn
  • How to use Bootstrap 4 and particularly the features require to create web applications
  • Understand the basics about responsive web design using CSS3
  • How to install and use the SASS framework
  • How to use the templates and themes market for Bootstrap
Who This Book Is For
This book is for developers of web applications who already know how to use CSS and JavaScript and want to explore the capabilities of a framework to increase productivity

Friday, 28 October 2016

Eclipse Plug-in Development Beginner's Guide

Eclipse Plug-in Development Beginner's Guide

Author: Dr Alex Blewit



This book is aimed at Java developers who are interested in learning how to create plug-ins, products and applications for the Eclipse platform. This book will also be useful to those who already have some experience in building Eclipse plug-ins and want to know how to create automated builds using Maven Tycho, which has become the de facto standard for building Eclipse plug-ins.
Eclipse is used by everyone from indie devs to NASA engineers. Its popularity is underpinned by its impressive plug-in ecosystem, which allows it to be extended to meet the needs of whoever is using it. This book shows you how to take full advantage of the Eclipse IDE by building your own useful plug-ins from start to finish.

Taking you through the complete process of plug-in development, from packaging to automated testing and deployment, this book is a direct route to quicker, cleaner Java development. It may be for beginners, but we’re confident that you’ll develop new skills quickly. Pretty soon you’ll feel like an expert, in complete control of your IDE.

What you will learn

Create plug-ins for Eclipse 4.x
Test plug-ins automatically with JUnit
Display tree and table information in views
Upgrade Eclipse 3.x plug-ins to Eclipse 4.x
Run tasks in the background and update the user interface asynchronously
Automate builds of plug-ins and features
Automate user interface tests with SWTBot
Find out how to build user interfaces from SWT and JFace

DATA STRUCTURES, Abstraction and Design Using Java

DATA STRUCTURES, Abstraction and Design Using Java


Book Description:

Data Structures: Abstraction and Design Using Java, 3rd Edition, combines a strong emphasis on problem solving and software design with the study of data structures. The authors discuss applications of each data structure to motivate its study. After providing the specification (interface) and the implementation (a Java class), case studies that use the data structure to solve a significant problem are introduced.
The book focuses on the interfaces and classes in the Java Collections Framework. We begin the study of a new data structure by specifying an abstract data type as an interface, which we adapt from the Java API. Readers are encouraged throughout the text to use the Java Collections Framework as a resource for their programming.