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Engineering a Compiler (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Keith Cooper, Linda Torczon Engineering a Compiler (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Keith Cooper, Linda Torczon
R1,553 R1,309 Discovery Miles 13 090 Save R244 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This entirely revised second edition of "Engineering a Compiler" is full of technical updates and new material covering the latest developments in compiler technology. In this comprehensive text you will learn important techniques for constructing a modern compiler. Leading educators and researchers Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon combine basic principles with pragmatic insights from their experience building state-of-the-art compilers. They will help you fully understand important techniques such as compilation of imperative and object-oriented languages, construction of static single assignment forms, instruction scheduling, and graph-coloring register allocation.
In-depth treatment of algorithms and techniques used in the front end of a modern compilerFocus on code optimization and code generation, the primary areas of recent research and developmentImprovements in presentation including conceptual overviews for each chapter, summaries and review questions for sections, and prominent placement of definitions for new termsExamples drawn from several different programming languages

An Introduction to Parallel Programming (Hardcover): Peter Pacheco An Introduction to Parallel Programming (Hardcover)
Peter Pacheco
R1,223 Discovery Miles 12 230 Within 7 - 11 working days

Author Peter Pacheco uses a tutorial approach to show students how to develop effective parallel programs with MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP. The first undergraduate text to directly address compiling and running parallel programs on the new multi-core and cluster architecture, " An Introduction to Parallel Programming" explains how to design, debug, and evaluate the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs. User-friendly exercises teach students how to compile, run and modify example programs.
Key features:
Takes a tutorial approach, starting with small programming examples and building progressively to more challenging examples
Focuses on designing, debugging and evaluating the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs
Explains how to develop parallel programs using MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP programming models

Tcl/Tk - A Developer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition): Clif Flynt Tcl/Tk - A Developer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Clif Flynt
R1,083 R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Save R155 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Newly updated with over 150 pages of material on the latest Tcl extensions, "Tcl/Tk: A Developer s Gu"ide is a unique practical tutorial for professional programmers and beginners alike. Starting with a clear picture of the basics, Tcl/Tk covers the variety of tools in this "Swiss army knife" of programming languages, giving you the ability to enhance your programs, extend your application's capabilities, and become a more effective programmer.

This updated edition covers all of the new features of version 8.6, including object-oriented programming and the creation of megawidgets, existing data structure implementations, themed widgets and virtual events. Extensive code snippets and online tutorials in various languages will give you a firm grasp on how to use the Tcl/Tk libraries and interpreters and, most importantly, on what constitutes an effective strategy for using Tcl/Tk.
Includes the latest features of Tcl/Tk 8.6Covers Tcl development tools, popular extensions, and packages to allow developers to solve real-world problems with Tcl/Tk immediatelyProvides straightforward explanations for beginners and offers tips, style guidelines, and debugging techniques for advanced usersCompanion website includes Tcl/Tk tutorials, applications, distributions, and more tools"

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist - Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dean Allemang, James... Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist - Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Dean Allemang, James Hendler
R911 R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Save R53 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Semantic Web models and technologies provide information in machine-readable languages that enable computers to access the Web more intelligently and perform tasks automatically without the direction of users. These technologies are relatively recent and advancing rapidly, creating a set of unique challenges for those developing applications.

"Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist" is the essential, comprehensive resource on semantic modeling, for practitioners in health care, artificial intelligence, finance, engineering, military intelligence, enterprise architecture, and more. Focused on developing useful and reusable models, this market-leading book explains how to build semantic content (ontologies) and how to build applications that access that content.

New in this edition:

Coverage of the latest Semantic Web tools for organizing, querying, and processing information - see details in TOC below

Detailed information on the latest ontologies used in key web applications including ecommerce, social networking, data mining, using government data, and more
Updated with the latest developments and advances in Semantic Web technologies for organizing, querying, and processing information, including SPARQL, RDF and RDFS, OWL 2.0, and SKOS Detailed information on the ontologies used in today's key web applications, including ecommerce, social networking, data mining, using government data, and more Even more illustrative examples and case studies that demonstrate what semantic technologies are and how they work together to solve real-world problems

Higher-Order Perl - Transforming Programs with Programs (Paperback): Mark Jason Dominus Higher-Order Perl - Transforming Programs with Programs (Paperback)
Mark Jason Dominus
R1,307 R1,100 Discovery Miles 11 000 Save R207 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Most Perl programmers were originally trained as C and Unix programmers, so the Perl programs that they write bear a strong resemblance to C programs. However, Perl incorporates many features that have their roots in other languages such as Lisp. These advanced features are not well understood and are rarely used by most Perl programmers, but they are very powerful. They can automate tasks in everyday programming that are difficult to solve in any other way. One of the most powerful of these techniques is writing functions that manufacture or modify other functions. For example, instead of writing ten similar functions, a programmer can write a general pattern or framework that can then create the functions as needed according to the pattern. For several years Mark Jason Dominus has worked to apply functional programming techniques to Perl. Now Mark brings these flexible programming methods that he has successfully taught in numerous tutorials and training sessions to a wider audience.
* Introduces powerful programming methods--new to most Perl programmers--that were previously the domain of computer scientists
* Gradually builds up confidence by describing techniques of progressive sophistication
* Shows how to improve everyday programs and includes numerous engaging code examples to illustrate the methods

API Design for C++ (Paperback, New): Martin Reddy API Design for C++ (Paperback, New)
Martin Reddy
R1,024 R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Save R61 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days

API Design for C++ provides a comprehensive discussion of Application Programming Interface (API) development, from initial design through implementation, testing, documentation, release, versioning, maintenance, and deprecation. It is the only book that teaches the strategies of C++ API development, including interface design, versioning, scripting, and plug-in extensibility. Drawing from the author's experience on large scale, collaborative software projects, the text offers practical techniques of API design that produce robust code for the long term. It presents patterns and practices that provide real value to individual developers as well as organizations. API Design for C++ explores often overlooked issues, both technical and non-technical, contributing to successful design decisions that product high quality, robust, and long-lived APIs. It focuses on various API styles and patterns that will allow you to produce elegant and durable libraries. A discussion on testing strategies concentrates on automated API testing techniques rather than attempting to include end-user application testing techniques such as GUI testing, system testing, or manual testing. Each concept is illustrated with extensive C++ code examples, and fully functional examples and working source code for experimentation are available online. This book will be helpful to new programmers who understand the fundamentals of C++ and who want to advance their design skills, as well as to senior engineers and software architects seeking to gain new expertise to complement their existing talents. Three specific groups of readers are targeted: practicing software engineers and architects, technical managers, and students and educators.

The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Revised Reprint (Paperback, Revised ed): Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Revised Reprint (Paperback, Revised ed)
Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit
R1,378 Discovery Miles 13 780 Within 7 - 15 working days

Revised and updated with improvements conceived in parallel programming courses, "The Art of Multiprocessor Programming" is an authoritative guide to multicore programming. It introduces a higher level set of software development skills than that needed for efficient single-core programming. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the new principles, algorithms, and tools necessary for effective multiprocessor programming. Students and professionals alike will benefit from thorough coverage of key multiprocessor programming issues.
This revised edition incorporates much-demanded updates throughout the book, based on feedback and corrections reported from classrooms since 2008 Learn the fundamentals of programming multiple threads accessing shared memory Explore mainstream concurrent data structures and the key elements of their design, as well as synchronization techniques from simple locks to transactional memory systems Visit the companion site and download source code, example Java programs, and materials to support and enhance the learning experience

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming - Jumpstart For Power Users And Administrators (Paperback): Sue Mosher Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming - Jumpstart For Power Users And Administrators (Paperback)
Sue Mosher
R1,198 R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Save R292 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Microsoft Outlook is the most widely used e-mail program and offers the most programmability. Sue Mosher introduces key concepts for programming Outlook using Visual Basic for Applications, custom Outlook forms, and external scripts, without the need for additional development tools.
For those who manage Outlook installations, it demonstrates how to use new features in the Outlook 2007 programming model such as building scripts that can create rules and views and manage categories. Power users will discover how to enhance Outlook with custom features, such as the ability to process incoming mail and extract key information. Aimed at the non-professional programmer, it also provides a quick guide to Outlook programming basics for pro developers who want to dive into Outlook integration.
*Dozens of new programming objects detailed including views, rules, categories, searches
*No previous coding experience or additional development tools required
*Examples outline issues using real-world functionality

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: Tony Redmond's Guide to Successful Implementation (Paperback, New): Tony Redmond Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: Tony Redmond's Guide to Successful Implementation (Paperback, New)
Tony Redmond
R1,780 Discovery Miles 17 800 Within 7 - 15 working days

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 marks the biggest advancement in the history of the Exchange Product group. The completely re-engineered server system will change the face of how IT administrators approach Exchange.
Tony Redmond, one of the world s most acclaimed Exchange experts, offers insider insight from the very basics of the newly transformed architecture to understanding the nuances of the new and improved Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 and the two new administrative interfaces the Exchange Management Console (EMC) and the Exchange Management Shell (EMS).
This book covers:
How Exchange works with Active Directory
How the new management model works
How to use the Exchange Management Shell to automate administrative operations
How Outlook, Outlook Web Access, and Windows Mobile clients work with Exchange
How Exchange 2007 message routing differs from previous versions
How to help your users to use Exchange intelligently
How to select hardware for Exchange 2007"

Real-Time Systems Development (Paperback): Rob Williams Real-Time Systems Development (Paperback)
Rob Williams
R1,481 Discovery Miles 14 810 Within 7 - 15 working days

Real-Time Systems Development introduces computing students and professional programmers to the development of software for real-time applications. Based on the academic and commercial experience of the author, the book is an ideal companion to final year undergraduate options or MSc modules in the area of real-time systems design and implementation. Assuming a certain level of general systems design and programming experience, this text will extend students' knowledge and skills into an area of computing which has increasing relevance in a modern world of telecommunications and `intelligent' equipment using embedded microcontrollers. This book takes a broad, practical approach in discussing real-time systems. It covers topics such as basic input and output; cyclic executives for bare hardware; finite state machines; task communication and synchronization; input/output interfaces; structured design for real-time systems; designing for multitasking; UML for real-time systems; object oriented approach to real-time systems; selecting languages for RTS development; Linux device drivers; and hardware/software co-design. Programming examples using GNU/Linux are included, along with a supporting website containing slides; solutions to problems; and software examples. This book will appeal to advanced undergraduate Computer Science students; MSc students; and, undergraduate software engineering and electronic engineering students.

Linkers and Loaders (Paperback, Revised ed.): John Levine Linkers and Loaders (Paperback, Revised ed.)
John Levine
R1,054 R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Save R91 (9%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time. But do you know how to use them to their greatest possible advantage? Only now, with the publication of Linkers & Loaders, is there an authoritative book devoted entirely to these deep-seated compile-time and run-time processes.
The book begins with a detailed and comparative account of linking and loading that illustrates the differences among various compilers and operating systems. On top of this foundation, the author presents clear practical advice to help you create faster, cleaner code. You'll learn to avoid the pitfalls associated with Windows DLLs, take advantage of the space-saving, performance-improving techniques supported by many modern linkers, make the best use of the UNIX ELF library scheme, and much more. If you're serious about programming, you'll devour this unique guide to one of the field's least understood topics. Linkers & Loaders is also an ideal supplementary text for compiler and operating systems courses.
*Includes a linker construction project written in Perl, with project files available for download. *Covers dynamic linking in Windows, UNIX, Linux, BeOS, and other operating systems.
*Explains the Java linking model and how it figures in network applets and extensible Java code.
*Helps you write more elegant and effective code, and build applications that compile, load, and run more efficiently.

Parallel Programming with MPI (Paperback): Peter Pacheco Parallel Programming with MPI (Paperback)
Peter Pacheco
R1,297 Discovery Miles 12 970 Within 7 - 11 working days

A hands-on introduction to parallel programming based on the Message-Passing Interface (MPI) standard, the de-facto industry standard adopted by major vendors of commercial parallel systems. This textbook/tutorial, based on the C language, contains many fully-developed examples and exercises. The complete source code for the examples is available in both C and Fortran 77. Students and professionals will find that the portability of MPI, combined with a thorough grounding in parallel programming principles, will allow them to program any parallel system, from a network of workstations to a parallel supercomputer.
* Proceeds from basic blocking sends and receives to the most esoteric aspects of MPI.
* Includes extensive coverage of performance and debugging.
* Discusses a variety of approaches to the problem of basic I/O on parallel machines.
* Provides exercises and programming assignments.

Computation and Storage in the Cloud - Understanding the Trade-Offs (Paperback, New): Dong Yuan, Yun Yang, Jinjun Chen Computation and Storage in the Cloud - Understanding the Trade-Offs (Paperback, New)
Dong Yuan, Yun Yang, Jinjun Chen
R776 R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Save R110 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Computation and Storage in the Cloud is the first comprehensive and systematic work investigating the issue of computation and storage trade-off in the cloud in order to reduce the overall application cost. Scientific applications are usually computation and data intensive, where complex computation tasks take a long time for execution and the generated datasets are often terabytes or petabytes in size. Storing valuable generated application datasets can save their regeneration cost when they are reused, not to mention the waiting time caused by regeneration. However, the large size of the scientific datasets is a big challenge for their storage. By proposing innovative concepts, theorems and algorithms, this book will help bring the cost down dramatically for both cloud users and service providers to run computation and data intensive scientific applications in the cloud. Covers cost models and benchmarking that explain the necessary tradeoffs for both cloud providers and usersDescribes several novel strategies for storing application datasets in the cloudIncludes real-world case studies of scientific research applications
Covers cost models and benchmarking that explain the necessary tradeoffs for both cloud providers and users

Describes several novel strategies for storing application datasets in the cloud

Includes real-world case studies of scientific research applications

Why Programs Fail - A Guide to Systematic Debugging (Paperback, 2nd edition): Andreas Zeller Why Programs Fail - A Guide to Systematic Debugging (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Andreas Zeller
R1,093 R1,024 Discovery Miles 10 240 Save R69 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This book is proof that debugging has graduated from a black art to a systematic discipline. It demystifies one of the toughest aspects of software programming, showing clearly how to discover what caused software failures, and fix them with minimal muss and fuss.
The fully updated second edition includes 100+ pages of new material, including new chapters on Verifying Code, Predicting Erors, and Preventing Errors. Cutting-edge tools such as FindBUGS and AGITAR are explained, techniques from integrated environments like Jazz.net are highlighted, and all-new demos with ESC/Java and Spec#, Eclipse and Mozilla are included.
This complete and pragmatic overview of debugging is authored by Andreas Zeller, the talented researcher who developed the GNU Data Display Debugger(DDD), a tool that over 250,000 professionals use to visualize the data structures of programs while they are running. Unlike other books on debugging, Zeller's text is product agnostic, appropriate for all programming languages and skill levels.
The book explains best practices ranging from systematically tracking error reports, to observing symptoms, reproducing errors, and correcting defects. It covers a wide range of tools and techniques from hands-on observation to fully automated diagnoses, and also explores the author's innovative techniques for isolating minimal input to reproduce an error and for tracking cause and effect through a program. It even includes instructions on how to create automated debugging tools.
The text includes exercises and extensive references for further study, and a companion website with source code for all examples and additional debugging resources is available.
*The new edition of this award-winning productivity-booster is for any developer who has ever been frustrated by elusive bugs
*Brand new chapters demonstrate cutting-edge debugging techniques and tools, enabling readers to put the latest time-saving developments to work for them
*Learn by doing. New exercises and detailed examples focus on emerging tools, languages and environments, including AGITAR, FindBUGS, Python and Eclipse.

Practical Model-Based Testing - A Tools Approach (Hardcover): Mark Utting, Bruno Legeard Practical Model-Based Testing - A Tools Approach (Hardcover)
Mark Utting, Bruno Legeard
R1,430 R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Save R246 (17%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book gives a practical introduction to model-based testing, showing how to write models for testing purposes and how to use model-based testing tools to generate test suites. It is aimed at testers and software developers who wish to use model-based testing, rather than at tool-developers or academics.
The book focuses on the mainstream practice of functional black-box testing and covers different styles of models, especially transition-based models (UML state machines) and pre/post models (UML/OCL specifications and B notation). The steps of applying model-based testing are demonstrated on examples and case studies from a variety of software domains, including embedded software and information systems.
From this book you will learn:
* The basic principles and terminology of model-based testing
* How model-based testing differs from other testing processes
* How model-based testing fits into typical software lifecycles such as agile methods and the Unified Process
* The benefits and limitations of model-based testing, its cost effectiveness and how it can reduce time-to-market
* A step-by-step process for applying model-based testing
* How to write good models for model-based testing
* How to use a variety of test selection criteria to control the tests that are generated from your models
* How model-based testing can connect to existing automated test execution platforms such as Mercury Test Director, Java JUnit, and proprietary test execution environments
* Presents the basic principles and terminology of model-based testing
* Shows how model-based testing fits into the software lifecycle, its cost-effectiveness, and how it can reduce time to market
* Offers guidance on how to use different kinds of modeling techniques, useful test generation strategies, how to apply model-based testing techniques to real applications using case studies

Classical and Quantum Information (Hardcover, New): Dan C. Marinescu Classical and Quantum Information (Hardcover, New)
Dan C. Marinescu
R1,307 R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Save R199 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A new discipline, Quantum Information Science, has emerged in the last two decades of the twentieth century at the intersection of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Quantum Information Processing is an application of Quantum Information Science which covers the transformation, storage, and transmission of quantum information; it represents a revolutionary approach to information processing.

This book covers topics in quantum computing, quantum information theory, and quantum error correction, three important areas of quantum information processing.

Quantum information theory and quantum error correction build on the scope, concepts, methodology, and techniques developed in the context of their close relatives, classical information theory and classical error correcting codes.

Presents recent results in quantum computing, quantum information theory, and quantum error correcting codes.

Covers both classical and quantum information theory and error correcting codes.

The last chapter of the book covers physical implementation of quantum information processing devices.

Covers the mathematical formalism and the concepts in Quantum Mechanics critical for understanding the properties and the transformations of quantum information.

QuickTime for .NET and COM Developers (Paperback): John Cromie QuickTime for .NET and COM Developers (Paperback)
John Cromie
R1,883 Discovery Miles 18 830 Within 7 - 15 working days

At the heart of Apple's hugely popular iLife software suite-iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, GarageBand, and iTunes-is QuickTime, the powerful media engine that drives elegant applications for managing movies, images, and audio files. The enduring success of QuickTime is in no small part attributable to its component architecture. This key feature has allowed it to embrace emerging digital media technologies and standards one by one as they have appeared over the 12 or so years since its launch. None of the competing technologies even comes close, let alone on both Mac OS X and Windows.
QuickTime for .NET and COM Developers is the first guide to QuickTime for developers using popular RAD tools such a Visual Basic .NET, C#, and Visual Basic 6. A general introduction to QuickTime is followed by a detailed explanation of the QuickTime architecture from a.NET and COM perspective, liberally accompanied by code snippets. A number of implementation examples illustrate key QuickTime features, ranging from a simple movie player to a sophisticated interactive application. Also covered is QuickTime scripting in both QuickTime Player (using Windows Scripting) and in Microsoft Office applications (using VBA). Brief guides to developing with QuickTime in Delphi and ATL/WTL are also included.
Part of the official "Quicktime Developer Series," publishing the finest books on QuickTime in cooperation with Apple.
* The first book on QuickTime for .NET and COM application and scripting developers
* Written by one of the architects of Apple's QuickTime ActiveX/COM control
* Offers numerous sample applications and code examples

Applying UML - Advanced Applications (Paperback, Clean ed.): Rob Pooley, Pauline Wilcox Applying UML - Advanced Applications (Paperback, Clean ed.)
Rob Pooley, Pauline Wilcox
R1,313 Discovery Miles 13 130 Within 7 - 15 working days

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose notation language for specifying and visualizing complex software, especially large, object-oriented projects. Object-oriented programming is when a programmer defines not only the data type of a data structure, but also the types of operations/functions that can be applied to the data structure.
Applying UML addresses the practical issues faced by users in adopting UML. As the title suggests, it helps the reader in actually applying UML to real life situations, rather than just in learning the language. The book covers in depth detail of UML, including notation on profiles and extensions. The scope of the book assumes prior experience in software engineering and/or business modeling, an understanding of object-oriented concepts and a basic knowledge of UML.
* Case study driven approach covering a wide range of issues
* Contains advanced tutorial material to aid learning
* Focuses on practical issues in the application of UML

Introduction to Web Matrix - ASP.NET Development for Beginners (Paperback): Colin Hardy, Simon Stobart Introduction to Web Matrix - ASP.NET Development for Beginners (Paperback)
Colin Hardy, Simon Stobart
R2,706 Discovery Miles 27 060 Within 7 - 15 working days

An Introduction to Web Matrix provides an easy to follow treatment of the application of this new software, which is rapidly becoming the preferred vehicle for the teaching of website design. Written by two experienced users, the material is presented in a way that makes it ideal for students meeting the subject for the first time, whether they are on an undergraduate or postgraduate course. The scope of the book includes the functionality of the software, its installation and application and the design and operation of web-based material using it. Coverage of the use of HTML and SQL is also included, as is the design and implementation of on-line databases.
There are numerous examples to illustrate ideas and concepts. The examples provide a practical illustration of how the software may be used. At the conclusion of each chapter, a set of exercises is provided to allow the reader to review and practice the material presented.
* A simple introduction for users with no previous experience of the design process
* Abundant screen dumps and diagrams aid fast assimilation of the material
* Accompanying website with a wide range of facilities

Modeling Business Objects with XML Schema (Paperback, 1st ed): Berthold Daum Modeling Business Objects with XML Schema (Paperback, 1st ed)
Berthold Daum; Foreword by Dave Hollander
R1,830 Discovery Miles 18 300 Within 7 - 15 working days

XML Schema is the new language standard from the W3C and the new foundation for defining data in Web-based systems. There is a wealth of information available about Schemas but very little understanding of how to use this highly formal specification for creating documents. Grasping the power of Schemas means going back to the basics of documents themselves, and the semantic rules, or grammars, that define them. Written for schema designers, system architects, programmers, and document authors, Modeling Business Objects with XML Schema guides you through understanding Schemas from the basic concepts, type systems, type derivation, inheritance, namespace handling, through advanced concepts in schema design.
*Reviews basic XML syntax and the Schema recommendation in detail.
*Builds a knowledge base model step by step (about jazz music) that is used throughout the book.
*Discusses Schema design in large environments, best practice design patterns, and Schema's relation to object-oriented concepts.

The Enterprise Architecture IT Project - The Urbanisation Paradigm (Hardcover): The Enterprise Architecture IT Project - The Urbanisation Paradigm (Hardcover)
R2,149 Discovery Miles 21 490 Within 7 - 15 working days

The basis for an Enterprise Architecture IT project comes from the identification of the changes necessary to implement the enterprise or organisation s strategy, and the growing information needs arising from this, which increases the demand for the development of the IT system.
The development of an IT system can be carried out using an urbanisation approach i.e. building an IT system using the metaphor of a city. This concept is based on the fact that in constructing or reorganising information systems, the reconstruction and modernisation involves permanent elements, as are found in a city. Although relatively new, this approach has been successfully employed in a number of projects over the past few years.
The practical approach given in this book allows enterprises or organisations trying to safeguard the efficiency of their IT system, while minimising costs and risk, to implement the theory and put it into practice.

Java - Practical Guide for Programmers (Paperback, 1st ed): Michael Sikora Java - Practical Guide for Programmers (Paperback, 1st ed)
Michael Sikora
R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Within 7 - 15 working days

If you're an experienced programmer, you already have a rock-solid foundation for learning Java. All you need is a resource that takes your experience into account and explains Java's key principles and techniques in an intelligent, efficient way.
Java: Practical Guide for Programmers is precisely that resource. Here, you won't have to wade through hundreds of pages of overly simplistic material to learn the basics of Java programming. Instead, you get highly focused instruction in the core elements of Java 1.4, accompanied by carefully chosen examples and line-by-line analyses that are right to the point. You'll be astonished at how soon you can begin productive coding in Java, and how quickly your skills will progress.
Web resources:
Source code from the book is no longer available at
http: //www.zm.sikora.btinternet.co.uk/source.html
Please press the 'Companion Page' button on the upper right side of this page to access a zip file containing it.
Sun J2SE download page
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Sun J2SE API documentation
http: //java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.1/docs/index.html
* Written expressly for people who already know a procedural or object-oriented programming language.
* Takes a concise approach designed to make the most of the experience you already have.
* Covers the core elements of Java 1.4, including language syntax, OO features, collections, exception handling, input/output, threads, event handling, and Swing components.
* Filled with incisive coding examples and line-by-line analyses.
* Via a companion Web site, provides downloadable example code and links to additional resources.

Design Methods for Reactive Systems - Yourdon, Statemate, and the UML (Hardcover): R.J. Wieringa Design Methods for Reactive Systems - Yourdon, Statemate, and the UML (Hardcover)
R.J. Wieringa; Foreword by Michael Jackson
R2,215 Discovery Miles 22 150 Within 7 - 15 working days

Design Methods for Reactive Systems describes methods and techniques for the design of software systems particularly reactive software systems that engage in stimulus-response behavior. Such systems, which include information systems, workflow management systems, systems for e-commerce, production control systems, and embedded software, increasingly embody design aspects previously considered alone such as complex information processing, non-trivial behavior, and communication between different components aspects traditionally treated separately by classic software design methodologies. But, as this book illustrates, the software designer is better served by the ability to intelligently pick and choose from among a variety of techniques according to the particular demands and properties of the system under development.
Design Methods for Reactive Systems helps the software designer meet today's increasingly complex challenges by bringing together specification techniques and guidelines proven useful in the design of a wide range of software systems, allowing the designer to evaluate and adapt different techniques for different projects. Written in an exceptionally clear and insightful style, Design Methods for Reactive Systems is a book that students, engineers, teachers, and researchers will undoubtedly find of great value.
* Shows how the techniques and design approaches of the three most popular design methods can be combined in a flexible, problem-driven manner.
* Pedagogical features include summaries, rehearsal questions, exercises, discussion questions, and numerous case studies, with additional examples on the companion Web site."

The Struts Framework - Practical Guide for Java Programmers (Paperback): Sue Spielman The Struts Framework - Practical Guide for Java Programmers (Paperback)
Sue Spielman
R965 Discovery Miles 9 650 Within 7 - 15 working days



Struts is an open-source framework that integrates with standard Java technologies and lets developers build web applications quickly and effectively. In much the same way that Java has overtaken C++, Struts is well poised to become the framework for web application development because of its ability to address the types of issues engineers face when building large-scale web applications.


"The Struts Framework: Practical Guide for Java Programmers" meets the needs of this large audience--estimated today at 2.5 million Java programmers and growing. It provides the systematic exploration required by newcomers as well as the step-by-step instruction for more experienced readers eager to exploit Struts to the fullest. Devoted to the latest version of the framework (v. 1.1) and vividly illustrated with a thorough sample application throughout, this book is an essential resource for all programmers who want to be part of the next stage in the evolution of the web.
* Hard-to-find, practical coverage from a highly visible figure in the Java development world.
* Among the first books to cover the latest release of Struts, version 1.1.
* Reviews all the technologies comprising Struts, including JavaServer Pages, Servlets, XML, Custom Tags, and web and application servers.
* Teaches readers the development practices-including design, debugging, internationalization, and implementation-essential to Struts development.
* Via a companion web site, provides downloadable sample code and data for use in a Struts-based database application.

JSP - Practical Guide for Programmers (Paperback, New): Robert Brunner JSP - Practical Guide for Programmers (Paperback, New)
Robert Brunner
R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Within 7 - 15 working days

JavaServer Pages (JSP) is a technology for building dynamic web applications that can access databases and provide an interactive experience for users. It's a powerful technology with open source implementations (server and platform independent) for building enterprise Web applications. With JSP, existing business systems can be leveraged with minimal overhead, maintenance, and support. JSP: Practical Guide for Java Programmers is designed to cover the essentials of JSP including the basic JSP constructs and the relevant implicit objects as well as more advanced concepts such as incorporating JavaBeans, developing custom tags, utilizing the JSP expression language, building with the JSP Standard Tag Library, and developing complete JSP-Servlet application. Throughout the book, an electronic bank Web application is used to introduce new concepts, while demonstrating to the reader how the pieces fit together.
*Covers the latest release of JSP, version 2.0, and covers new features such as the Expression Language and Standard Tag Library.
*Includes a sample application of an electronic bank Web site, showing the power of JSP in providing the foundation for building Web applications .
*Provides a clear, straight-to-the-point approach to the JSP so that readers can start using it in their own projects right away.
*A supplemental web site includes code for all of the examples in the book as well as additional resources.

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