A back-to-basics guide on coding for absolute beginners - no prior experience required! How to Think Like a Coder introduces the key concepts of coding, such as loops, data types and calculations without having to learn a single line of code! Simple activities that draw analogies with the outside world make learning easy and fun.
You use software nearly every instant you’re awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live in a world made of software, they’re the architects. The decisions they make guide our behavior. When they make something newly easy to do, we do a lot more of it. If they make it hard or impossible to do something, we do less of it.If we want to understand how today’s world works, we ought to understand something about coders. Who exactly are the people that are building today’s world? What makes them tick? What type of personality is drawn to writing software? And perhaps most interestingly - what does it do to them?One of the first pieces of coding a newbie learns is the program to make the computer say ´Hello, world!´ Like that piece of code, Clive Thompson’s Coders is a delightful place to begin to understand this vocation, which is both a profession and a way of life and which essentially didn’t exist little more than a generation ago, but now is considered just about the only safe bet we can make about what the future holds. Thompson takes us close to some of the great coders of our time and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women. Ironically, if we’re going to traffic in stereotypes, women are arguably ´naturally´ better at coding than men, but they were written out of the history and shoved out of the seats, for reasons that are illuminating. Now programming is indeed, if not a pure brotopia, at least an awfully homogeneous community, which attracts people from a very narrow band of backgrounds and personality types. As Thompson learns, the consequences of that are significant - not least being a fetish for disruption at scale that doesn’t leave much time for pondering larger moral issues of collateral 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rene Ruiz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/002051/bk_macm_002051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Core Java Professional : Think Twice - Code Once, Complete Java Programming Guide.: Harry. H. Chaudhary.
Lack of funding is one of the biggest reasons small businesses fail. In 2016 in the United States alone, more than 31 percent of small business owners reported that they could not access adequate capital, and the lack of capital prevented them from growing the business/expanding operations, increasing inventory, or financing increased sales. Most business owners believe that their only feasible funding options are (1) savings or personal credit, (2) friends and family, or (3) bank loans. They may have heard about venture capitalists or angel investors, but they don´t have enough information about what these investors do, what they can provide for a business, and on what terms. What´s worse, entrepreneurs often don´t know how to access the people who are looking to put their money into young companies with potential. Crack the Funding Code will show listeners how to find the money, create pitches that attract investors, and then structure fair, ethical deals that will bring them new sources of outside capital and invaluable professional advice. It will give listeners the broader perspective - how funding works, how investors think, and what they need to hear to put their money where your mouth is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003141/bk_gdan_003141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Creativity Code: How AI is learning to write, paint and think:Fourth Estate. ePub edition Marcus Du Sautoy
As a species, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be human. The novels of Henry James can communicate the inner world of one human being to another. The music of Wagner or Schubert takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride as we give ourselves up to their sublime sounds. These are the expressions of what Marcus du Sautoy calls ‘the creativity code’. Yet some believe that the new developments in AI and machine learning are so sophisticated that they can learn what it means to be human - that they can crack the code. Technology has always allowed us to extend our understanding of being human. But will the new tools of AI allow to us to create in different ways?Could recent developments in AI and machine learning also mean that it is no longer just human beings who can create art? And creativity, like consciousness, is one of those words that is hard to pin down: what is it that we are challenging these machines to do?In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines what these new developments might mean, for both the creative arts and his own subject: mathematics. From the Turing test to AlphaGo, are there limits to what algorithms can achieve, or might they be able to perfectly mimic human creativity? And what’s more, could they help Marcus to see more deeply into the complex mathematical problems with which he so often wrestles? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004115/bk_hcuk_004115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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 programmerbut only if you work at it. What kind of work will you be doing? You´ll be reading codelots 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 codeof 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.
A code black at Angels Memorial takes a turn for the worse when a citywide blackout leaves the hospital without power or back-up generators. As Campbell and Leanne divert high-risk patients to a nearby care center, Elliot and Heather are trapped in an elevator with a woman in labor, and Willis and Dr. Nolan try to help a 92-year-old woman who thinks it´s 1942.