Wright became involved with loyalist paramilitaries at the age of 16, and in the early 1990s he emerged as the UVF commander in the Mid-Ulster area. The Billy Boy documents Wright's role in the Drumcree dispute of 1995-96 and his split from the UVF, recounting how he ignored both a death threat and an order to leave Northern Ireland, only to remain in Portadown and form the Loyalist Volunteer Force. It covers Wright's trial and subsequent imprisonment for a crime it has been claimed was set up by the State; recounts the circumstances of his killing inside a top-security prison; and investigates the allegations of State collusion in Wright's death.
Terrifically gripping and often disturbing, The Billy Boy is an exhaustive account of a notorious figure of the Troubles, whose life and death were surrounded by controversy and political debate.
CouchDB works with self-contained data that has loose or ad-hoc connections. It's a model that fits many real-world items, such as contacts, invoices, and receipts, but you'll discover that this database can easily handle data of any kind. With this book, you'll learn how to work with CouchDB through its RESTful web interface, and become familiar with key features such as simple document CRUD (create, read, update, delete), advanced MapReduce, deployment tuning, and more.Understand the basics of document-oriented storage and manipulationInteract with CouchDB entirely though HTTP using its RESTful interfaceModel data as self-contained JSON documentsHandle evolving data schemas naturallyQuery and aggregate data in CouchDB using MapReduce viewsReplicate data between nodesTune CouchDB for increased performance and reliability
This book guides you through the process of designing and developing enterprise-strength business applications in Silverlight 5 and C#. You'll learn how to take advantage of the power of Silverlight to develop rich and robust business applications—from getting started to deployment, and everything in between.
In particular, this book will serve developers who want to learn how to design business applications. It will introduce the patterns you'll use, the issues you’ll face, and how to resolve them. Author Chris Anderson, who has been building line-of-business applications for years, demonstrates his expertise through a candid presentation of how to tackle real-life issues, rather than just avoiding them. Developers will benefit from his hard-won expertise through business application design patterns that he shares throughout the book.
With this book in hand, you will:Create a fully-functional business application in Silverlight Discover how to satisfy the general requirements that most business applications need Develop a business application framework
This book will guide you through the process of designing and developing enterprise-strength business applications in Silverlight 4 and C#. You will learn how to take advantage of the power of Silverlight to develop rich and robust business applications, from getting started to deployment, and everything in between.
In particular, this book will serve developers who want to learn how to design business applications, and introduce the patterns to use, the issues that you’ll face, and how to resolve them. Chris Anderson, who has been building line-of-business applications for years, demonstrates his experience through a candid presentation of how to tackle real-life issues, rather than just avoid them. Developers will benefit from his hard-won expertise through business application design patterns that he shares throughout the book.
With this book in hand, you willCreate a fully functional business application in Silverlight Discover how to satisfy all of the general requirements that most business applications need Develop a business application framework
Anderson does for nonfiction what insightful critics have long been doing for fiction and poetry. His approach is rhetorical, and his message is that the rhetoric of Wolfe, Capote, Mailer, and Didion is a direct response to the problem of trying to convey to a general audience the sublime, inexplicable, or private and intuitive experiences that conventional rhetoric cannot evoke.
The emphasis in this book is on style, not genre, and the analysis characterizes the distinctive styles of four American writers, showing how the richness and complexity of their prose discloses an important argument about the value of language itself. Their prose is complex, nuanced, layered, affecting, always aware of itself as style. This self-consciousness, Anderson contends, prepares the reader to regard style as argument, a “tacit but powerful statement about the value of form as form, style as style.”
In Essential Windows Presentation Foundation, former WPF architect Chris Anderson systematically introduces this breakthrough platform, focusing on the concepts and techniques working developers need in order to build robust applications for real users. Drawing on his unique experience as an architect on the team, Anderson thoroughly illuminates the crucial new concepts underlying WPF and reveals how its APIs work together to offer developers unprecedented value.
Through working sample code, you’ll discover how WPF draws on the Web’s simple models for markup and deployment, common frame for applications, and rich server connectivity, and on Windows’ rich client model, simple programming model, strong control over look-and-feel, and rich networking. Topics explored in depth includeWPF components and architecture Key WPF design decisions–and why they matter XAML markup language Controls Layouts Visuals and media, including 2D, 3D, video, and animation Data integration Actions Styles WPF Base Services
دأب كريس آندرسون منذ عام 2001م بمركز تيد، على إظهار قوة تأثير الأحاديث القصيرة التي تتم صياغتها ببراعة، مقارنة بأي شيء آخر مكتوب. ويشرح هنا كيفية تحقيق معجزة مخاطبة الجماهير المؤثرة، ومن ثم يزودك بها لكي توليها جُلَّ عنايتك وغاية اهتمامك.
عمل آندرسون خلف الكواليس مع كل متحدثي تيد الأكثر إلهامًا لنا وتأثيرًا فينا؛ فشاركهم الأفكار، بداية من أولئك المتحدثين الأثيرين البارزين كالسير كين روبنسون، وإليزابيث قيلبرت، وسلمان خان، وعشرات المتحدثين غيرهم؛ إذ شاطرهم كل شيء انطلاقًا من كيفية صياغة محتوى حديثك، وصولًا إلى الكيفية التي تجعلك أكثر حضورًا وتأثيرًا على المنصَّة. وعليه، يُعَدُّ هذا الكتاب دليل القرن الحادي والعشرين الجديد لتواصل مؤثر فعَّال حقًّا، لا غنى عنه لكل أولئك الذين يرغبون في أن تترك أفكارهم بصمتها المميزة.
«لا أتجاوز الحقيقة إن قلت: إن أحاديث تيد أصبحت معيارًا لكل ما قلَّ ودلَّ من حديث في عصرنا هذا... نعم، تُعَدُّ أحاديث تيد دليلًا لهذه اللغة الجديدة، التي كتبها الإنسان، فحوَّلها إلى قوة عالمية».
ستيفن جونسون، مؤلف كتاب: (كيف وصلنا إلى ما نحن عليه اليوم)؛ الذي يُعَدُّ ضمن قائمة الكتب الأكثر مبيعًا.
«لم يكن هذا الكتاب أكثر الكتب التي تناولت موضوع مخاطبة الجماهير عمقًا فحسب، بل يشكل أيضًا نظرة مثيرة للإعجاب، فاحصة لكيفية التَّواصل... فبعث فيَّ الأمل بقدرة الكلمات على تغيير العالم».
آدم قرانت، أستاذ بكلية وارتون بجامعة بنسلفانيا الأمريكية، ومؤلف كتاب (الأصول)، أحد منشورات الـ (نيويورك تايمز) الأكثر مبيعًا.
This guide provides proven strategies for tracing your family history, whether it originates in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Alsace Lorraine, or other Germanic regions. From maps and translations to pedigree charts, inside you'll find the information you need, featuring basic instruction for gathering, verifying, recording and organizing your findings.Inside you'll find:a brief history of Germany and Germanic emigrationmethods of tracking down information here and abroadtechniques and translations for reading Germanic recordsGerman word lists including occupations, relationships and surnameslistings of German genealogical societies and archives
This book is for developers experienced in other .NET technologies, such as WinForms or ASP.NET, looking to translate their existing skills to developing business applications with Silverlight. Patterns and methodologies associated with building robust applications will be introduced and are not prerequisite knowledge.Table of Contents Getting Started with Silverlight An Introduction to XAML The Navigation Framework Exposing Data from the Server Consuming Data from the Server Implementing Summary Lists Building Data Entry Forms Securing Your Application Styling Your Application Advanced XAML Advanced Data Binding Creating Custom Controls The Model-View-View Model (MVVM) Design Pattern An Introduction to Prism and MEF Printing and Reporting Out of Browser Mode and Interacting with the Operating System Application Deployment
Esse livro explica como alcançar o feito de produzir uma fala marcante. Não há uma fórmula, já que nenhum discurso deve ser igual a outro. Contudo, existem ferramentas que podem garantir o desempenho de qualquer orador.
Nos bastidores do TED, Chris Anderson acompanhou de perto palestras individuais que, in loco e on-line, chegam a alcançar milhões de pessoas. Discursos únicos, sobre os mais variados temas, de personagens que vão de Bill Gates a Bono Vox, Stephen Hawking a Michelle Obama, Elon Musk a Jamie Oliver, entre muitos outros. Nesse livro ele compartilha seus insights mais relevantes, que cobrem desde a formulação do conteúdo da conferência até como tirar melhor proveito do palco. TED Talks é o manual definitivo do século XXI para uma comunicação de fato efetiva, além de leitura obrigatória para todos que querem mudar o mundo com suas ideias.