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It may come as a surprise, and be kind of hard to accept when you hear it, but
much of what you “know to be true” about living your life the way you do is
probably wrong – and that's okay. After all, you can only go by the things that
you've learned through your experience and education. You probably went to
school just like every other person on the planet and learned the basic ABC's
and 123’s, a little bit about history, a little bit about art, and a little bit about a
couple of other things you probably can't even remember....
The Conference Board creates and disseminates knowledge
about management and the marketplace to help businesses
strengthen their performance and better serve society.
Working as a global, independent membership organization
in the public interest, we conduct research, convene conferences,
make forecasts, assess trends, publish information and analysis,
and bring executives together to learn from one another.
Achieving Project Management Excellence addresses how Project Management has evolved into a business
process, providing concepts that can be employed to improve the effectiveness and financial contribution of an
organization. Excellence is driven by a focus on critical success factors and key performance indicators as it
relates to a project. Excellence in Project Management illustrates how the intellectual value of lessons learned
can lead to a proprietary competitive advantage.
HTML5 Games Most Wanted gathers the top HTML5 games developers and reveals the passion they all share for creating and coding great games. You'll learn programming tips, tricks, and optimization techniques alongside real-world code examples that you can use in your own projects. You won't just make games—you'll make great games.
Th is book can help you think about your personality in terms that have proven relevance to
the world of work. You’ll learn about the personality types that many psychologists and career
development practitioners use to describe people and jobs. You’ll take a quick assessment to help
you clarify your dominant personality type. Th en you’ll dig into a gold mine of facts about the
jobs that are the best fi t for your personality type—and that are the best for other reasons, too,
such as their wages and job openings.
This practical handbook explains how to analyze space needs, find the ideal location and then get the best possible terms. Learn how to: determine the real cost of renting; keep future rent at manageable levels; get the most out of your broker and attorney; suggest alternatives to hefty security deposits;allocate responsibility and cost of fixing up your space; negotiate flexibility to expand, renew or leave early; ensure costs are shared fairly among tenants; avoid dealing with costly code compliance and clean-ups; save your lease if you can't live up to it now and then...
Get past all the hype about PHP and dig into the real power of this language. This book explores the most useful features of PHP and how they can speed up the web development process, and explains why the most commonly used PHP elements are often misused or misapplied. You'll learn which parts add strength to object-oriented programming, and how to use certain features to integrate your application with databases.
Written by a longtime member of the PHP community, PHP: The Good Parts is ideal for new PHP programmers, as well as web developers switching from other languages....
This book will be the catalyst for your future. Patrick Elder Agile Software Developer By following Andy’s concrete steps, you can make your most precious asset—your brain—more efﬁcient and productive. Read this book, and do what Andy tells you to do. You’ll think smarter, work better, and learn more than ever before. Bert Bates Cocreator of Head First, Brain Friendly Books I’ve always been looking for something to help me improve my learning skills, but I’ve never found anything as effective as this book.
For this new edition of the best-selling Learn to Program, Chris Pine has taken a good thing and made it even better. First, he used the feedback from hundreds of reader e-mails to update the content and make it even clearer. Second, he updated the examples in the book to use the latest stable version of Ruby, and also to use code that looks more like real-world Ruby code, so that people who have just learned to program will be more familiar with common Ruby techniques.
In this book, bestselling Android programming authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder teach you every skill and technique you need to write production-quality apps for Amazon Kindle Fire, the world’s hottest Android tablet. You’ll learn the very best way: by building a complete app from start to finish. Every chapter builds on what you’ve already learned, helping you construct, expand, and extend your working app as you move through the entire development lifecycle.
“If you’re looking to create an iPhone or iPad game, Learning Cocos2D should be the first book on your shopping list. Rod and Ray do a phenomenal job of taking you through the entire process from concept to app, clearly explaining both how to do each step as well as why you’re dong it.”
—Jeff LaMarche, Principal, MartianCraft, LLC, and coauthor of Beginning iPhone Development (Apress, 2009)
“This book provides an excellent introduction to iOS 2D game development. Beyond that, the book also provides one of the best introductions to Box2D available.
Ruby Best Practices is a book I wish I had been able to read back in 2005 and 2006, when I started learning the language. Ruby gives you near-absolute freedom; with all those options, finding your feet can take some time. "Best practices" might carry a corporate overtone in some ears, but this book comes straight from the heart of the Ruby community
Pro .NET Best Practices is a practical reference to the best practices that you can apply to your .NET projects today. You will learn standards, techniques, and conventions that are sharply focused, realistic and helpful for achieving results, steering clear of unproven, idealistic, and impractical recommendations.
Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking in just one hour a day. It's packed with hands-on labs to reinforce what you're learning. It's an easy-to-follow guide that covers core scripting concepts using four practical examples. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you add custom formatting, error handling, input validation, help files and documentation and more.
We consider the problem of learning context-dependent mappings from sentences to logical form. The training examples are sequences of sentences annotated with lambda-calculus meaning representations. We develop an algorithm that maintains explicit, lambda-calculus representations of salient discourse entities and uses a context-dependent analysis pipeline to recover logical forms. The method uses a hidden-variable variant of the perception algorithm to learn a linear model used to select the best analysis.
We introduce a novel method for grammatical error correction with a number of small corpora. To make the best use of several corpora with different characteristics, we employ a meta-learning with several base classifiers trained on different corpora. This research focuses on a grammatical error correction task for article errors.