Developing with PDF

Author: Leonard Rosenthol
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449327873
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Computers

PDF is becoming the standard for digital documents worldwide, but it’s not easy to learn on your own. With capabilities that let you use a variety of images and text, embed audio and video, and provide links and navigation, there’s a lot to explore. This practical guide helps you understand how to work with PDF to construct your own documents, troubleshoot problems, and even build your own tools. You’ll also find best practices for producing, manipulating, and consuming PDF documents. In addition, this highly approachable reference will help you navigate the official (and complex) ISO documentation. Learn how to combine PDF objects into a cohesive whole Use PDF’s imaging model to create vector and raster graphics Integrate text, and become familiar with fonts and glyphs Provide navigation within and between documents Use annotations to overlay or incorporate additional content Build interactive forms with the Widget annotation Embed related files such as multimedia, 3D content, and XML files Use optional content to enable non-printing graphics Tag content with HTML-like structures, including paragraphs and tables

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104031477
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Self-Help

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Developing with Web Standards

Author: John Allsopp
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780321702715
Release Date: 2009-12-09
Genre: Computers

A companion to Jeffrey Zeldman's Designing with Web Standards, this book approaches standards from a more tactical and instructional point of view. Today's web designers and developers need to update their skills and knowledge and get away from out-of-date table and font-based approaches. In Developing with Web Standards, they will learn current best practices in standards-based development. The topics covered are based on the author's extensive experience from the professional development trenches and will give readers a thorough grounding in contemporary web development technologies and techniques with a focus on relevant emerging aspects of HTML, CSS, and other web standards.

Discovering and Developing Molecules with Optimal Drug Like Properties

Author: Allen C Templeton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781493913992
Release Date: 2014-10-31
Genre: Medical

This authoritative volume provides a contemporary view on the latest research in molecules with optimal drug-like properties. It is a valuable source to access current best practices as well as new research techniques and strategies. Written by leading scientists in their fields, the text consists of fourteen chapters with an underlying theme of early collaborative opportunities between pharmaceutical and discovery sciences. The book explores the practical realities of performing physical pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical research in the context of drug discovery with short timelines and low compound availability. Chapters cover strategies and tactics to enable discovery as well as predictive approaches to establish, understand and communicate risks in early development. It also examines the detection, characterization, and assessment of risks on the solid state properties of advanced discovery and early development candidates, highlighting the link between solid state properties and critical development parameters such as solubility and stability. Final chapters center on techniques to improve molecular solubilization and prevent precipitation, with particularly emphasis on linking physiochemical properties of molecules to formulation selection in preclinical and clinical settings.

Die Kunst der JavaScript Programmierung

Author: Marijn Haverbeke
Publisher: dpunkt.verlag
ISBN: 9783864911910
Release Date: 2012-08-13
Genre: Computers

Das Buch ist eine Einführung in JavaScript, die sich auf gute Programmiertechniken konzentriert. Der Autor lehrt den Leser, wie man die Eleganz und Präzision von JavaScript nutzt, um browserbasierte Anwendungen zu schreiben. Das Buch beginnt mit den Grundlagen der Programmierung - Variablen, Kontrollstrukturen, Funktionen und Datenstrukturen -, dann geht es auf komplexere Themen ein, wie die funktionale und objektorientierte Programmierung, reguläre Ausdrücke und Browser-Events. Unterstützt von verständlichen Beispielen wird der Leser rasch die Sprache des Web fließend 'sprechen' können.

Developing Quality Metadata

Author: Cliff Wootton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136033537
Release Date: 2009-10-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

With the explosion of new audio and video content on the Web, it's more important than ever to use accurate and comprehensive metadata to get the most out of that content. Developing Quality Metadata is an advanced user guide that will help you improve your metadata by making it accurate and coherent with your own solutions. This book is designed to get you thinking about solving problems in a proactive and productive way by including practical descriptions of powerful programming tools and user techniques using several programming languages. For example, you can use shell scripting as part of the graphic arts and media production process, or you can use a popular spreadsheet application to drive your workflow. The concepts explored in this book are framed within the context of a multimedia professional working on the Web or in broadcasting, but they are relevant to anyone responsible for a growing library of content, be it audio-visual, text, or financial.

Clean Code Refactoring Patterns Testen und Techniken f r sauberen Code

Author: Robert C. Martin
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783826696381
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Computers

h2> Kommentare, Formatierung, Strukturierung Fehler-Handling und Unit-Tests Zahlreiche Fallstudien, Best Practices, Heuristiken und Code Smells Clean Code - Refactoring, Patterns, Testen und Techniken für sauberen Code Aus dem Inhalt: Lernen Sie, guten Code von schlechtem zu unterscheiden Sauberen Code schreiben und schlechten Code in guten umwandeln Aussagekräftige Namen sowie gute Funktionen, Objekte und Klassen erstellen Code so formatieren, strukturieren und kommentieren, dass er bestmöglich lesbar ist Ein vollständiges Fehler-Handling implementieren, ohne die Logik des Codes zu verschleiern Unit-Tests schreiben und Ihren Code testgesteuert entwickeln Selbst schlechter Code kann funktionieren. Aber wenn der Code nicht sauber ist, kann er ein Entwicklungsunternehmen in die Knie zwingen. Jedes Jahr gehen unzählige Stunden und beträchtliche Ressourcen verloren, weil Code schlecht geschrieben ist. Aber das muss nicht sein. Mit Clean Code präsentiert Ihnen der bekannte Software-Experte Robert C. Martin ein revolutionäres Paradigma, mit dem er Ihnen aufzeigt, wie Sie guten Code schreiben und schlechten Code überarbeiten. Zusammen mit seinen Kollegen von Object Mentor destilliert er die besten Praktiken der agilen Entwicklung von sauberem Code zu einem einzigartigen Buch. So können Sie sich die Erfahrungswerte der Meister der Software-Entwicklung aneignen, die aus Ihnen einen besseren Programmierer machen werden – anhand konkreter Fallstudien, die im Buch detailliert durchgearbeitet werden. Sie werden in diesem Buch sehr viel Code lesen. Und Sie werden aufgefordert, darüber nachzudenken, was an diesem Code richtig und falsch ist. Noch wichtiger: Sie werden herausgefordert, Ihre professionellen Werte und Ihre Einstellung zu Ihrem Beruf zu überprüfen. Clean Code besteht aus drei Teilen:Der erste Teil beschreibt die Prinzipien, Patterns und Techniken, die zum Schreiben von sauberem Code benötigt werden. Der zweite Teil besteht aus mehreren, zunehmend komplexeren Fallstudien. An jeder Fallstudie wird aufgezeigt, wie Code gesäubert wird – wie eine mit Problemen behaftete Code-Basis in eine solide und effiziente Form umgewandelt wird. Der dritte Teil enthält den Ertrag und den Lohn der praktischen Arbeit: ein umfangreiches Kapitel mit Best Practices, Heuristiken und Code Smells, die bei der Erstellung der Fallstudien zusammengetragen wurden. Das Ergebnis ist eine Wissensbasis, die beschreibt, wie wir denken, wenn wir Code schreiben, lesen und säubern. Dieses Buch ist ein Muss für alle Entwickler, Software-Ingenieure, Projektmanager, Team-Leiter oder Systemanalytiker, die daran interessiert sind, besseren Code zu produzieren. Über den Autor: Robert C. »Uncle Bob« Martin entwickelt seit 1970 professionell Software. Seit 1990 arbeitet er international als Software-Berater. Er ist Gründer und Vorsitzender von Object Mentor, Inc., einem Team erfahrener Berater, die Kunden auf der ganzen Welt bei der Programmierung in und mit C++, Java, C#, Ruby, OO, Design Patterns, UML sowie Agilen Methoden und eXtreme Programming helfen.

How to Design Wastewater Systems for Local Conditions in Developing Countries

Author: David M. Robbins
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 9781780404769
Release Date: 2014-03-07
Genre: Science

This is a practical handbook providing a step-by-step approach to the techniques used for characterizing wastewater sources and investigating sites where collection, treatment and reuse/disposal technologies will be installed. It is intended to help enable local implementation of on-site and decentralized wastewater management system (DWMS)for wide scale use in development settings. How to Design Wastewater Systems for Local Conditions in Developing Countries helps local service providers and regulatory officials make informed decisions through the use of tools, checklists and case studies. It includes a link to a web based community of on-site and decentralized wastewater professionals, which contains related tools and case studies. This handbook serves as a reference for training classes, certification programs, and higher education programs in civil and sanitary engineering. There is an increasing interest on the part of local government officials and private sector service providers to implement wastewater treatment systems to solve sanitation problems. The model presented in this handbook promotes activities that first generate data related to source and site conditions that represent critical inputs, and then applies this information to the technology selection process. Matching the most appropriate technologies to the specific needs of the wastewater project is the key that leads to long term sustainability. How to Design Wastewater Systems for Local Conditions in Developing Countries is an invaluable resource for public sector decision makers and private sector service providers in developing countries. It is also a useful text for students at engineering colleges in developing countries interested in taking a class that teaches the methods of decentralized wastewater management system (DWMS) development.

Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries

Author: Feng Liu
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821385647
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Political Science

Urbanization and growing wealth in developing countries portend a large increase of demand for modern energy services in residential, commercial and public-service buildings in the coming decades. Pursuing energy efficiency in buildings is vital to energy security in developing countries and is identified by the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change as having the greatest potential for cost-effective reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 among all energy-consuming sectors. Building energy efficiency codes (BEECs), along with energy efficiency standards for major appliances and equipment, are broadly recognized as a necessary government intervention to overcome persistent market barriers to capturing the economic potential of energy efficiency gains in the residential, commercial and public-service sectors. Implementation of BEECs help prevent costly energy wastes over the lifecycles of buildings in space heating, air conditioning, lighting, and other energy service requirements. Nonetheless, achieving the full potential of energy savings afforded by more energy-efficient buildings requires holding people who live or work in buildings accountable for the cost of energy services. Compliance enforcement has been the biggest challenge to implementing BEECs. This report summarizes the findings of an extensive literature survey of the experiences of implementing BEECs in developed countries, as well as those from case studies of China, Egypt, India, and Mexico. It also serves as a primer on the basic features and contents of BEECs and the commonly adopted compliance and enforcement approaches. This report highlights the key challenges to improving compliance enforcement in developing countries, including government commitment to energy efficiency, the effectiveness of government oversight of the construction sector, the compliance capacity of building supply chain, and financing constraints. The report notes that the process of transforming a country s building supply chain toward delivering increasingly more energy-efficient buildings takes time and requires persistent government intervention through uniformly enforced and regularly updated BEECs. The report recommends increased international support in strengthening the enforcement infrastructure for BEECs in middle-income developing countries. For low- and lower-middle-income countries, there is an urgent need to assist in improving the effectiveness of government oversight system for building construction, laying the foundation for the system to also cover BEECs.

Trends in the Practice of Development Cooperation

Author: James Michel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442225244
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Political Science

There is a broad and enduring international consensus that good governance and the rule of law are important for the attainment of sustainable development results. But recognizing that good governance is important for development is one thing; carrying out effective international programs to support improved governance is something very different.

Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings PDF

Author: Leonie Arthur
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170270809
Release Date: 2014-10-27
Genre: Early childhood education

Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting childrens learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms planning and programming in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young childrens learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of childrens diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Thoroughly revised in response to recent developments, this well-known text retains the practical emphasis of previous editions. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies aid students in understanding a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement.

Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Author: Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231527279
Release Date: 2011-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The 1944 Bretton Woods conference created new institutions for international economic governance. Though flawed, the system led to a golden age in postwar reconstruction, sustained economic growth, job creation, and postcolonial development. Yet financial liberalization since the 1970s has involved deregulation and globalization, which have exacerbated instability, rather than sustained growth. In addition, the failure of Bretton Woods to provide a reserve currency enabled the dollar to fill the void, which has contributed to periodic, massive U.S. trade deficits. Our latest global financial crisis, in which all these weaknesses played a part, underscores how urgently we must reform the international financial system. Prepared for the G24 research program, a consortium of developing countries focused on financial issues, this volume argues that such reforms must be developmental. Chapters review historical trends in global liquidity, financial flows to emerging markets, and the food crisis, identifying the systemic flaws that contributed to the recent downturn. They challenge the effectiveness of recent policy and suggest criteria for regulatory reform, keeping in mind the different circumstances, capacities, and capabilities of various economies. Essays follow ongoing revisions in international banking standards, the improved management of international capital flows, the critical role of the World Trade Organization in liberalizing and globalizing financial services, and the need for international tax cooperation. They also propose new global banking and reserve currency arrangements.