Three butchered witches. An unknown killer. One big mistake: they left the familiar alive. Stella Familiar was created by the London Coven to protect the city from the monsters that lurk in the shadows. She’s fought against the darkness for decades, but now something new has come to town. Something that’s torn her world apart. This monster did the impossible: it murdered the three most powerful witches in London, putting the city in peril, and leaving Stella alone for the first time to fight back against a power she doesn’t understand. An evil beyond anything she can imagine is loose; something with the power to crush her like a bug...and it’s back to finish what it started. Does Stella have what it takes to defeat a threat this powerful, or will the creature of her nightmares snuff out the Coven for good? Mystery, scares, and fast-paced action collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series. Listen to Familiar Magic now for an addictive tale of magic and mayhem you cannot pause. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Tracy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147552/bk_acx0_147552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Melvin is an imaginative and noisy little boy who grows up to be Mel Blanc, Looney Tunes cartoon character pioneer and the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, the Tasmanian Devil, and so many more familiar personalities. Listeners are treated to a typical day for young Melvin, when ordinary tasks like getting ready for school, riding the bus, and completing his chores are charged with sound effects and accompanied by his own personal soundtrack. His knack for making funny noises and using the versatility of his voice was like no other - much to the relief of his teachers. Penned by Blanc´s daughter-in-law, this first-person fiction-based-in-reality story is a fun romp and is sure to inspire young listeners to turn trouble into triumph! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ramon De Ocampo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010606/bk_reco_010606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
RETAIL SELLING POINTS Covers the practical benefits of Functional Programming Offers concrete examples and exercises Logically progresses from basic techniques to advance topics AUDIENCE No prior experience with FP or Scala is required. Perfect for programmers familiar with FP in other languages wishing to apply their knowledge in Scala. Product Description DESCRIPTION Functional programming (FP) is a programming style emphasizing functions that return consistent and predictable results regardless of a program´s state. As a result, functional code is easier to test and reuse, simpler to parallelize, and less prone to bugs. Scala is an emerging JVM language that offers strong support for FP. Its familiar syntax and transparent interoperability with existing Java libraries make Scala a great place to start learning FP. Functional Programming in Scala is a serious tutorial for programmers looking to learn FP and apply it to the everyday business of coding. The book guides readers from basic techniques to advanced topics in a logical, concise, and clear progression. In it, they?ll find concrete examples and exercises that open up the world of functional programming. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Covers the practical benefits of Functional Programming Offers concrete examples and exercises Logically progresses from basic techniques to advance topics AUDIENCE No prior experience with FP or Scala is required. Perfect for programmers familiar with FP in other languages wishing to apply their knowledge in Scala. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Functional programming (FP) is a programming style emphasizing functions that return consistent and predictable results regardless of a program´s state. Scala is an emerging JVM language that offers strong support for FP.
Functional Programming in Scala is a serious tutorial for programmers looking to learn FP and apply it to the everyday business of coding. The audiobook guides listeners from basic techniques to advanced topics in a logical, concise, and clear progression. In it, you´ll find concrete examples and exercises that open up the world of functional programming. Functional programming (FP) is a style of software development emphasizing functions that don´t depend on program state. Functional code is easier to test and reuse, simpler to parallelize, and less prone to bugs than other code. Scala is an emerging JVM language that offers strong support for FP. Its familiar syntax and transparent interoperability with Java make Scala a great place to start learning FP. This audiobook assumes no prior experience with functional programming. Some prior exposure to Scala or Java is helpful. What´s inside:Functional programming concepts The whys and hows of FP How to write multicore programs Checks for understanding Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason are recognized experts in functional programming with Scala and are core contributors to the Scalaz library. Table of contents:Part one. Introduction to Functional Programming What is functional programming? Getting started with functional programming in Scala Functional data structures Handling errors without exceptions Strictness and laziness Purely functional state Part two. Functional Design and Combinator Libraries Purely functional parallelism Property-based testing Parser combinators Part three. Common Structures in Functional Design Monoids Monads Applicative and traversable functors Part four. Effects and I/O 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138501/bk_acx0_138501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
- This much-anticipated revision, written by the ultimate group of top security experts in the world, features 40 percent new content on how to find security holes in any operating system or application - New material addresses the many new exploitation techniques that have been discovered since the first edition, including attacking ´´unbreakable´´ software packages such as McAfee´s Entercept, Mac OS X, XP, Office 2003, and Vista - Also features the first-ever published information on exploiting Cisco´s IOS, with content that has never before been explored - The companion Web site features downloadable code files The black hats have kept up with security enhancements. Have you? In the technological arena, three years is a lifetime. Since the first edition of this book was published in 2004, built-in security measures on compilers and operating systems have become commonplace, but are still far from perfect. Arbitrary-code execution vulnerabilities still allow attackers to run code of their choice on your system--with disastrous results. In a nutshell, this book is about code and data and what happens when the two become confused. You´ll work with the basic building blocks of security bugs--assembler, source code, the stack, the heap, and so on. You´ll experiment, explore, and understand the systems you´re running--and how to better protect them. * Become familiar with security holes in Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Cisco´s IOS * Learn how to write customized tools to protect your systems, not just how to use ready-made ones * Use a working exploit to verify your assessment when auditing a network * Use proof-of-concept exploits to rate the significance of bugs in software you´re developing * Assess the quality of purchased security products by performing penetration tests based on the information in this book * Understand how bugs are found and how exploits work at the lowest level
They may have recently averted a full-scale galactic war, but Cal Carver and Space Team just can´t stay out of trouble. When a Weird Space Thing™ threatens to destroy planet Earth, Cal is determined to stop it. But when they get there, they find the place is still swarming with parasitic extra-terrestrial bugs, and that there isn´t a whole lot left to save. While battling an unexpected ghost of the past, Cal is abducted by aliens. Again. Brought before their covert High Council, Cal is given a choice: save his Earth and doom countless others to oblivion, or sacrifice it, so that parallel Earths may live. Cal opts for none of the above, but his proposed solution might well doom not just his universe, but all universes everywhere. Featuring familiar strangers, unfamiliar friends, and an angry talking sheep named Duggie, Return of the Dead Guy is the reality-shattering sixth book in the Space Team saga. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Thron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105616/bk_acx0_105616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many Linux and Unix developers are familiar with the GNU debugger (GBD), the invaluable open source tool for testing, fixing, and retesting software. And since GDB can be ported to Windows, Microsoft developers and others who use this platform can also take advantage of this amazing free software that allows you to see exactly what´s going on inside of a program as it´s executing. This new pocket guide gives you a convenient quick reference for using the debugger with several different programming languages, including C, C++, Java, Fortran and Assembly.The GNU debugger is the most useful tool during the testing phase of the software development cycle because it helps you catch bugs in the act. You can see what a program was doing at the moment it crashed, and then readily pinpoint and correct problem code. With the GDB Pocket Reference on hand, the process is quick and painless. The book covers the essentials of using GBD is a testing environment, including how to specify a target for debugging and how to make a program stop on specified conditions.This handy guide also provides details on using the debugger to examine the stack, source files and data to find the cause of program failure-and then explains ways to use GBD to make quick changes to the program for further testing and debugging.The ability to spot a bug in real time with GDB can save you hours of frustration, and having a quick way to refer to GBD´s essential functions is key to making the process work. Once you get your hands on the GDB Pocket Reference, you´ll never let go!
The best-selling C++ For Dummies book makes C++ easier! C++ For Dummies, 7th Edition is the best-selling C++ guide on the market, fully revised for the 2014 update. With over 60% new content, this updated guide reflects the new standards, and includes a new Big Data focus that highlights the use of C++ among popular Big Data software solutions. The book provides step-by-step instruction from the ground up, helping beginners become programmers and allowing intermediate programmers to sharpen their skills. The companion website provides all code mentioned in the text, an updated GNU_C++, the new C++ compiler, and other applications. By the end of the first chapter, you will have programmed your first C++ application! As one of the most commonly used programming languages, C++ is a must-have skill for programmers who wish to remain versatile and marketable. C++ For Dummies, 7th Edition provides clear, concise, expert instruction, which is organized for easy navigation and designed for hands-on learning. Whether you´re new to programming, familiar with other languages, or just getting up to speed on the new libraries, features, and generics, this guide provides the information you need. * Provides you with an introduction to C++ programming * Helps you become a functional programmer * Features information on classes, inheritance, and optional features * Teaches you 10 ways to avoid adding bugs The book incorporates the newest C++ features into the fundamental instruction, allowing beginners to learn the update as they learn the language. Staying current on the latest developments is a crucial part of being a programmer, and C++ For Dummies, 7th Edition gets you started off on the right foot.