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.
- 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!
Conquer your fear and anxiety learning how the concepts behind object-oriented design apply to the ABAP programming environment. Through simple examples and metaphors this book demystifies the object-oriented programming model. Object-Oriented Design with ABAP presents a bridge from the familiar procedural style of ABAP to the unfamiliar object-oriented style, taking you by the hand and leading you through the difficulties associated with learning these concepts, covering not only the nuances of using object-oriented principles in ABAP software design but also revealing the reasons why these concepts have become embraced throughout the software development industry. More than simply knowing how to use various object-oriented techniques, you´ll also be able to determine whether a technique is applicable to the task the software addresses. This book: Shows how object-oriented principles apply to ABAP program design Provides the basics for creating component design diagrams Teaches how to incorporate design patterns in ABAP programs What You´ll Learn Write ABAP code using the object-oriented model as comfortably and easily as using the procedural model Create ABAP design diagrams based on the Unified Modeling Language Implement object-oriented design patterns into ABAP programs Reap the benefits of spending less time designing and maintaining ABAP programs Recognize those situations where design patterns can be most helpful Avoid long and exhausting searches for the cause of bugs in ABAP programs Who This Book Is For Experienced ABAP programmers who remain unfamiliar with the design potential presented by the object-oriented aspect of the language
Use the many types of tools required to navigate and maintain a microservice ecosystem. This book examines what is normally a complex system of interconnected services and clarifies them one at a time, first examining theoretical requirements then looking at concrete tools, configuration, and workflows. Building out these systems includes many concerns such as containerization, container orchestration, build pipelines and continuous integration solutions, automated testing, service discovery, logging and analytics. You will examine each of these tools and understand how they can be combined within an organization. You will design an automated build pipeline from Pull Request to container deployment, understand how to achieve High Availability and monitor application health with Service Discovery, and learn how to collaborate with other teams, write documentation, and describe bugs. Covering use of Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana), and StatsD and Grafana for analytics, you will build on your existing knowledge of Service-Oriented Architecture and gain an advanced, practical understanding of everything from infrastructure development to team collaboration. What You´ll Learn Design an API to be convenient for developers to consume. Deploy dynamic instances of Microservices and allow then to discover each other. Track the health of a Microservice and be notified in case of degraded performance. Write effective documentation and communicate efficiently with other teams. Who This Book Is For Those who would like a better understanding of System Oriented Architecture. Those who would like to break a monolith into smaller Microservices. Those who are familiar with Microservices and would like a better understanding of peripheral technologies.
The six stories that represent Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine´s March and April 2003 issues exhibit an unusual diversity of almost familiar worlds.From the start, with John Morressy´s ´´The Resurrections of Fortunato,´´ we are transported into the mind of an alternative Edgar Allan Poe in a highly evocative new take on The Cask of Amontillado.In ´´Decanting Oblivion,´´ Lawrence C. Connolly takes us on a ride into a barely futuristic, but totally harrowing, downtown Pittsburgh with messenger extraordinaire, Nix. There´s no question that this one will keep you up all night. Aaron A. Reed´s ´´Shutdown/Retrovival´´ explores the ever-shifting worlds of virtuality and the social consequences of interactive gaming in a fast-paced imagistic tour-de-force. ´´Hunger: A Confession´´ by Dale Bailey is a haunted house story in the tradition of campfire spookings - but creepier than any you´ve heard before (especially as narrated by Harlan Ellison).Part romance and part myth, Gary Shockley´s ´´The Lightning Bug Wars´´ is a long slow raft trip down a river of nightmares, where the catfish is lurking and time has no meaning.And finally, in ´´Seeing is Believing,´´ Paul Di Filippo applies science to bank robbery in a tongue-in-cheek caper story that will at once amuse and intrigue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000013/bk_adbl_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three full-length urban fantasy romances, each with its own Happy Ever After. Witch´s Bounty: One of three remaining demon assassin witches, Colleen is almost the last of her kind. Along with her familiar, a changeling spirit, she was hoping for a few months of quiet, running a small magicians´ supply store in Fairbanks, Alaska. Peace isn´t in the cards, though. Demons are raising hell in Seattle. She´s on her way to kick some serious demon ass, when a Sidhe shows up and demands she accompany him to England to quell a demon uprising. Witch´s Bane: Demons strike in the midst of Colleen´s wedding, and Roz launches desperate measures. As she shape-shifts to keep one step ahead of evil, it takes her mind off her other problems. Personal ones. She burned through a couple of marriages and hooked up with a string of loser men before, after, and in between. Though she wants to be happy for Colleen, the jealousy bug bit deep. In Roz´s secret heart, she´s attracted to Ronin, one of the Daoine Sidhe. He´s so profanely beautiful she can barely breathe around him, but he´s also headstrong and arrogant. Not good partner material - unless she wants to end up dusting her heart off one more time. Witches Rule: Jenna´s a special witch, sort of, when her magic works, which it often doesn´t. Frustration about her limited power eats at her. It would be pathetic to get killed for lack of skills a teenager could master. Tristan is a Sidhe warrior. He fell hard for Jenna, but hasn´t had an opportunity to act on the attraction beyond a few kisses. Kiernan is haunted by visions, particularly an apocalyptic sending that seems to be coming true. A confirmed bachelor, he doesn´t understand his attraction to Jenna, but it´s so strong he can´t fight it. After a while, he doesn´t even try, despite recognizing Tristan´s claim to her. Startling truths surface about Jenna´s magic, and then there´s the p... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084501/bk_acx0_084501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.