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  • booksreddit.com:Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions (Developer Reference)

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions (Developer Reference)

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    Apply powerful window functions in T-SQL—and increase the performance and speed of your queries Optimize your queries—and obtain simple and elegant solutions to a variety of problems—using window functions in Transact-SQL. Led by T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan, you’ll learn how to apply calculations against sets of rows in a flexible, clear, and efficient manner. Ideal whether you’re a database administrator or developer, this practical guide demonstrates ways to use more than a dozen T-SQL quer…


  • booksreddit.com:Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition)

    Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition)

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    Crafting a perfect rendering in 3D software means nailing all the details. And no matter what software you use, your success in creating realistic-looking illumination, shadows and textures depends on your professional lighting and rendering techniques. In this lavishly illustrated new edition, Pixar’s Jeremy Birn shows you how to: Master Hollywood lighting techniques to produce professional results in any 3D application Convincingly composite 3D models into real-world environments Appl…


  • booksreddit.com:Fireflies for Nathan (Picture Puffins)

    Fireflies for Nathan (Picture Puffins)

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    Offers a look into the special bond between a child and his grandparents as Nathan, during a visit to his grandparents, discovers that they have kept the jar with which his father used to collect fireflies, demonstrating the simple yet special connections between generations. Reprint. SLJ.


  • booksreddit.com:Working Effectively with Legacy Code

    Working Effectively with Legacy Code

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    Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This bo…


  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to Algorithms

    Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)

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    Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little…


  • booksreddit.com:Animal Tracks: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Familiar North American Species (P...

    Animal Tracks: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Familiar North American Species (P…

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    Animal Tracks provides a simplified field reference to the tracks signs and scat of over 65 familiar North American species. Updated with a new cover design, it also features a ruler for measuring the tracks. This beautifully illustrated guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.


  • booksreddit.com:JavaScript: The Good Parts

    JavaScript: The Good Parts

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    Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that’s more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole—a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.Considered the JavaScript expert by many people in the development community, autho…


  • booksreddit.com:Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction

    Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition

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    Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effect…


  • booksreddit.com:The D Programming Language

    The D Programming Language

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    “To the best of my knowledge, D offers an unprecedentedly adroit integration of several powerful programming paradigms: imperative, object-oriented, functional, and meta.”—From the Foreword by Walter Bright “This is a book by a skilled author describing an interesting programming language. I’m sure you’ll find the read rewarding.”—From the Foreword by Scott Meyers D is a programming language built to help programmers address the challenges of modern software development. It does so by fosteri…


  • booksreddit.com:Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

    Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

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    This is a first-rate introductory book that takes a practical approach to solving problems using C++. It covers a much wider scope of C++ programming than other introductory books Ive seen, and in a surprisingly compact format. – Dag Bruck, founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee The authors present a clear, cogent introduction to C++ programming in a way that gets the student writing nontrivial programs immediately. – Stephen Clamage, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and chair of the ANSI C++ c…


  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to Algorithms

    Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)

    544

    Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little…


  • booksreddit.com:Game Engine Architecture

    Game Engine Architecture, Second Edition

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    Hailed as a “must-have textbook” (CHOICE, January 2010), the first edition of Game Engine Architecture provided readers with a complete guide to the theory and practice of game engine software development. Updating the content to match today’s landscape of game engine architecture, this second edition continues to thoroughly cover the major components that make up a typical commercial game engine. New to the Second Edition Information on new topics, including the latest variant of the C++ p…


  • booksreddit.com:Gief's Gym: A Guide to Street Fighter V

    Gief’s Gym: A Guide to Street Fighter V

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    Cover Art by: Quasimodox Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JZMN6WC Paperwhite Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KUDHEUU Welcome to Gief’s Gym! This guide has been crafted and honed by the dedicated community at r/StreetFighter to help players with absolutely no experience understand and practically improve at fighting games. This first edition includes 50 lessons covering everything from the very basics of controlling your character to the high level of thinking required to …


  • booksreddit.com:Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

    Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

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    This is a first-rate introductory book that takes a practical approach to solving problems using C++. It covers a much wider scope of C++ programming than other introductory books Ive seen, and in a surprisingly compact format. – Dag Bruck, founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee The authors present a clear, cogent introduction to C++ programming in a way that gets the student writing nontrivial programs immediately. – Stephen Clamage, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and chair of the ANSI C++ c…


  • booksreddit.com:The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

    The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

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    Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”―Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now,…


  • booksreddit.com:Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

    Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

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    2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award Nominee for Favorite Book!Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating “Did you know?” Q&As via a highly engaging infographic design. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this guide will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels™, Sta…


  • booksreddit.com:Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

    Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

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    These texts cover the design of object-oriented software and examine how to investigate requirements, create solutions and then translate designs into code, showing developers how to make practical use of the most significant recent developments. A summary of UML notation is included.


  • booksreddit.com:The Java Programming Language

    The Java Programming Language, 4th Edition

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    Direct from the creators of the Java™ programming language, the completely revised fourth edition of The Java™ Programming Language is an indispensable resource for novice and advanced programmers alike. Developers around the world have used previous editions to quickly gain a deep understanding of the Java programming language, its design goals, and how to use it most effectively in real-world development. Now, Ken Arnold, James Gosling, and David Holmes have updated this classic to refle…


  • booksreddit.com:A Gift of Fire: Social

    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology (4th Edition)

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    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, 4e is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society. It is also a useful reference for computer science professionals or anyone interested in learning more about computing technology and its overarching impact. Sara Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist’s…


  • booksreddit.com:Gödel

    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

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    Douglas Hofstadter’s book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at t…