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The Pragmatic Programmer is one of those rare tech books you'll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you're new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you'll come away with fresh insights each and every time.Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.Now, twenty years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to: Fight software rot Learn continuously Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code Harness the power of basic tools Avoid programming by coincidence Learn real requirements Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code Guard against security vulnerabilities Build teams of Pragmatic Programmers Take responsibility for your work and career Test ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testing Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit Delight your usersWritten as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.
Presents a unified theory of brand. This work shows how strategic or creative approach of thinking can unite to produce a "charismatic brand". It also helps you learn: the five essential disciplines of brand-building; how branding is changing the dynamics of competition; the three most powerful questions to ask about any brand; and more.
Alan Cooper calls for a Software Revolution - his best-selling book now in trade paperback with new foreword and afterword.
Maximum innovation happens at the edge of chaos: the messy, risky, and uncertain threshold between randomness and structure. Operating there is uncomfortable but it's where organizations "invent the future.” EDGE is a set of fast, iterative, adaptive, lightweight, and value-driven tools to achieve digital transformation, and EDGE: Value-Driven Digital Transformation is your guide to using this operating model for innovation.EDGE embraces an adaptive mindset in the face of market uncertainty, a visible, value-centered portfolio approach that encourages continual value linkages from vision to detailed initiatives, incremental funding that shifts as strategies evolve, collaborative decision-making, and better risk mitigation. This guide shows leaders how to use the breakthrough EDGE approach to go beyond incremental improvement in a world of exponential opportunities. Build an organization that adapts fast enough to thrive Clear away unnecessary governance processes, obsolete "command and control” leadership approaches, and slow budgeting/planning cycles Improve collaboration when major, fast-paced responses are necessary Continually optimize investment allocation and monitoring based on your vision and goals Focus on outcomes, not output: make enterprise agile value-driven, faster, and more adaptive Learn better ways to invest, work together, and accelerate successful change By a team of pioneering experts at ThoughtWorks, EDGE's creators - including world-renowned agile expert Jim Highsmith Gain convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available by registering your product onlineMaster EDGE: the missing link in leadership and portfolio management that helps you successfully execute your digital transformation Focus on outcomes, not output: make enterprise agile value-driven, faster, and more adaptive Learn better ways to invest, work together, and accelerate successful change By a team of pioneering experts at ThoughtWorks, EDGE's creators — including world-renowned agile expert Jim Highsmith
Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book offers the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn. The best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does -- an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. This book contains 16 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help students become more productive with the program. Students can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest them.Build a strong foundation by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to more free-form painting, students will gain vital skills as they progress through the lessons.
Direct from Microsoft, this Exam Ref is the official study guide for the new Microsoft MS-900 Microsoft 365 Fundamentals certification exam.Exam Ref MS-900 Microsoft 365 Fundamentals offers professional-level preparation that helps candidates maximize their exam performance and sharpen their skills on the job. It focuses on helping students demonstrate foundational knowledge of cloud services, the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model, and Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings, options, and benefits. Coverage includes: Understanding cloud concepts Understanding Core Microsoft 365 services and concepts Understanding security, compliance, privacy, and trust in Microsoft 365 Understanding Microsoft 365 pricing and supportMicrosoft Exam Ref publications stand apart from third-party study guides because they: Provide guidance from Microsoft, the creator of Microsoft certification exams Target IT professional-level exam candidates with content focused on their needs, not "one-size-fits-all" content Streamline study by organizing material according to the exam's objective domain (OD), covering one functional group and its objectives in each chapter Feature Thought Experiments to guide candidates through a set of "what if?" scenarios, and prepare them more effectively for Pro-level style exam questions Explore big picture thinking around the planning and design aspects of the IT pro's job role Authoritative and complete Exam MS-900 preparation content, straight from Microsoft Covers cloud concepts; core Microsoft 365 services and concepts, and Microsoft 365 security, compliance, privacy, trust, pricing, and support Organized by exam objectives for efficient study Strategic, what-if scenarios help you master the big-picture thinking the exam demands Contains up-to-date Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals exam preparation tips from a leading Microsoft technology expertPrepare for Microsoft's Exam MS-900 - and demonstrate your foundational knowledge of Microsoft 365 and cloud services Authoritative and complete Exam MS-900 preparation content, straight from Microsoft Covers cloud concepts; core Microsoft 365 services and concepts, and Microsoft 365 security, compliance, privacy, trust, pricing, and support Organized by exam objectives for efficient study Strategic, what-if scenarios help you master the big-picture thinking the exam demands Contains up-to-date Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals exam preparation tips from a leading Microsoft technology expert
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Blockchain technologies are transformational: they can enable enterprises to reinvent processes and business models, and pursue radically disruptive use cases. Many decision-makers and IT professionals don't understand blockchain; others confuse it with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. This concise, accessible handbook brings clarity and pragmatism to blockchain technologies and opportunities. Written from a business perspective by three of IBM's leading consultants, it presents real-world examples that demonstrate what blockchain can and can't do. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, the authors survey the technology's current state, introduce industry-specific and cross-industry use cases, review approaches to implementation and governance, and preview emerging capabilities -- all with a relentless focus on real business outcomes, and no hype."I will never be able to adequately express how useful this book will be to my class. In addition to the great chapters on cybersecurity, I loved the Integration Models, especially 'Coexistence with Systems of Record.' Legacy integration with Blockchain is a critical barrier, and you nailed it!" - Thomas Doty, JD, LLM - Adjunct Professor, University of New Hampshire Law A team of IBM's leading blockchain consultants focus on real business outcomes and transformations Understand blockchain technology, ecosystems, business models, implementation strategies, governance, and emerging capabilities Explore a wide spectrum of industry-specific and cross-industry use casesThe pragmatic, business-driven guide to driving value and disrupting markets with blockchain technologies A team of IBM's leading blockchain consultants focus on real business outcomes and transformations Understand blockchain technology, ecosystems, business models, implementation strategies, governance, and emerging capabilities Explore a wide spectrum of industry-specific and cross-industry use cases
This book shows photography students how to use these two great products together to achieve results they could not have produced working with one alone. First, the book provides a quick overview of the cataloguing functions of Lightroom -- useful for Photoshop students who may have used a different photo organization tool (or none at all!). This is followed by an introduction to the basic Lightroom-Photoshop workflow. Then the reader works through a series of projects that focus on taking images from Lightroom into Photoshop to use tools not available in Lightroom. Typical workflows include fixing common photo problems (like blur caused by camera shake), bringing out important details or adding creative effects with adjustment layers, or layering images to create composites (including adding text or 3D objects), or doing precise photo retouching. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps students learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. And new to this release, all buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.